Three Mexican nationals die in Texas rescue efforts International 

Three Mexican nationals die in Texas rescue efforts

Houston, Texas — Three Mexican nationals that set out to volunteer in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, have died. Three of the volunteer rescue workers died in Houston after losing control of a boat they were in. The three men died when their boat collided with a high-voltage pole of cables. A fourth volunteer remains missing. Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto used his Twitter account to express his condolences and praise the humanitarian work they carried out. Aid workers from the Mexican Red Cross were sent from Mexico last week…

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Prototype of Trump's wall for end of October Political 

Prototype of Trump’s border wall for end of October

A prototype of the wall Trump intends to build to separate the US from Mexico could be complete by the end of October. Acting deputy commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection, Ronald Vitiello, said construction of the prototype is expected to begin in a few weeks. Once finished, the prototype border wall will be tested for its anti-climbing ability, resistance to tampering and its penetrability of small tools as well as aesthetics. “There’s a more holistic view here,” Vitiello said. “This is a much safer environment than what…

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Mexico Travel 

Hertz offers special rates for Aeromexico passengers

Passengers of Aeroméxico can book a car rental with Hertz in Mexico for the best available rates due to an exclusive partnership. Hertz has signed an exclusive partnership with Hertz Mexico and Aeroméxico which gives the airline’s passengers special rates for all Hertz dealerships including Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly. Aeroméxico passengers need only to present their Aeroméxico boarding pass at the brand’s rental desk in airports across the country to get in on the deal. Hertz Mexico also promotes the branding and passenger offers on their website at all car…

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Mexico’s own breaks world record at Paralympic championships

Amalia Perez of Mexico set a new powerlifting world record on August 10. The Mexican native is in Canada competing in the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. On day three of her competition, Perez successfully added 0.5 kg to her weights, breaking her own previous world record and setting another. The two-time Paralympic champion managed a third round lift of 133.0 kg / 130.15 points to take gold in the women’s up to 55 kg, 61 kg and 67 kg class. Her teammate Miriam Aguilar Jimenez (90.0kg/95.01 points) claimed silver…

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Sepp Blatter resigns from FIFA

Newly re-elected FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, announced he has resigned his position. At a news conference in Zurich, the man who led the world’s soccer governing body for 17 years, made the announcement rather abruptly. The announcement comes in the wake of an international corruption inquiry. In a short speech delivered at FIFA headquarters, 79-year-old Blatter spoke in French saying “FIFA needs a profound restructuring” and it is for this reason he decided to move away from FIFA where he held various positions for nearly 40 years. Blatter then referred…

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14 arrested, including 9 FIFA officials, on corruption charges

Zurich, Switzerland — Federal prosecutors have indicted 14 people, including 9 FIFA officials, with wire fraud, racketing and money laundering that date back to the early 1990s.  A Justice Department statement accused the defendants of “conspiring to solicit and receive well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for their official support of the sports marketing executives who agreed to make the unlawful payments.” A 47-page indictment was unsealed hours after seven international soccer officials were arrested by Swiss authorities. The arrest came just ahead of the annual…

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Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

Update: Aaron Hernandez, who once enjoyed a $40 million pro-football contract, has been found guilty of first degree murder. Hernandez looked on impassively as the charges against him were read in court on Wednesday. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd. It’s been speculated the killing may have been the result of Lloyd knowing too much about two previous 2012 murders in which Hernandez remains a suspect. Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a…

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US Soccer player named in $51 million lawsuit

Pro soccer player, Bassel Saad, is named as part of a $51 million lawsuit brought on by wife of slain referee John Bieniewicz. Bieniewicz was killed after receiving a punch from Saad on the field during a game in 2014. The lawsuit also names the Michigan United Soccer League for allowing Saad to play despite knowing his violent reputation and another man who controlled the soccer league. Filed in Wayne County court, the $51 million figure derives from the $1 million for each of the 51 additional years John Bieniewicz…

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