Tropical Storm Nate death toll already at 22 Cancun Cozumel Mexico Riviera Maya News 

Tropical Storm Nate death toll already at 22

Cancun, Q.R. — Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center reported Tropical Depression 16 had materialized into Tropical Storm Nate, a storm that has already killed at least 22. In Nicaragua, the country’s vice president Rosario Murillo says so far, 11 people have been reported killed. Seven others were reported missing and thousands were forced to evacuate homes because of flooding. Emergency officials in Costa Rica have said that at least eight people were killed due to torrential rain, two of whom were children. Another 17 people were reported missing, while more than 7,000…

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Mexico food, equipment relief to arrive in US today International Mexico 

Mexico food, equipment relief to arrive in US today

Mexico City, Mexico — Texas can expect aid relief from Mexico as early as today as the country sends a caravan of food, water and equipment. A caravan of 25 trailers filled with coffee, rice, beans, water and chocolate is expected to cross the border into Texas today. Mexican government officials say they also intend to ship 300 beds, water treatment equipment, mobile kitchens, generators and satellite equipment as well as personnel to help neighbors to the north. Carlos Manuel Sada, Mexico’s undersecretary for North American relations, said that the…

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Many Americans remain in Mexico due to Harvey Mexico Riviera Maya News 

Many Americans remain in Mexico due to Harvey

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Approximately 2,000 tourists remain in Cancun and Riviera Maya due to the closure of the Dallas, Texas airport. With Dallas being a main hub for flights in and out of Cancun, approximately 2,000 people remain in the area due to canceled flights. Andrea Lotito, vice president of the Hotel Association of the Riviera Maya says, “Dallas is a major hub for many flights to and from Cancun. But many flights were diverted which is when we saw many last-minute reservations from Texas residents who preferred to stay in the…

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US columnist says best to compare US violence to Cancun Cancun Mexico 

Columnist says best to compare US violence to Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — Since the release of the latest travel warning by the US State Department, opinions have flared about how accurate or fair the travel warning is, which for the first time, included the country’s most visited beach state of Quintana Roo. A columnist for the Miami Herald however, is attempting to put things into perspective with an article titled, Don’t freak out over U.S. travel warning about Cancún and Los Cabos. Here’s why. With excerpts referring to Cancun, article author Andres Oppenheimer says that  ”Compared to some crime-ridden U.S….

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Police say thieves using codes to identify easy prey homes Around Mexico 

Police say thieves using codes to identify easy prey homes

Mexico City, D.F. — As summer draws to a near and low season sets in for many tourist regions, police are honing in on criminals, who they say, mark establishments for criminal activity. Criminals throughout Mexico are often organized and through symbols, use markings to identify homes that are easy to steal from. Police say that these criminals leave codes or marks outside the houses that to them, make up a whole series of sentences that facilitate the work of the assailants. Alejandro Hernández, former Federal Commander, explains that the marks look like…

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Fingernail sized chili pepper hottest in the world Health 

Fingernail sized chili pepper hottest in the world

While Mexico is notorious for its hot chilies, the world’s hottest does not come from anywhere in Latin America, but instead, can be found in a town in North Wales. Dragon’s Breath Chili, as its been named, is the hottest pepper in the world and was created by Mike Smith, a fruit producer and and researcher at Nottingham Trent University in North Wales. The tiny chili, which is the size of a fingernail, is considered the hottest with oils so potent it’s able to numb the skin and serve as a natural anesthetic. Mike Smith who is a…

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Mexico police average 231 officers per 100,000 people Mexico Mexico City 

Mexico police average 231 officers per 100,000 people

Mexico City, D.F. — Data released by government agencies show that in Mexico, there is an average of 230 police officers per 100,000 inhabitants. The data comes from Mexican agencies including the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE), the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the National Population Council (Conapo). According to Conapo, in Mexico there are 331,000 preventative police for the country’s total population of 123.5 million people with Mexico City having the highest police to inhabitants ratio. Their statistics reveal that there are 678 police and…

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Local authorities warn about Avitia products Health Mexico 

Local authorities warn about Avitia products

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Local health authorities are warning people about the dangers of using Avitia products after a 24-year-old woman lost her life to the weight loss drug. Lucero Priscila Garza, mother of a one-year-old in Monterrey, died after spending six days in a coma. The woman apparently took the Avitia weight loss drug for several days. She was declared brain dead and taken off life support six days after entering the hospital. She purchased the drug off Facebook, however, the page has since been taken down. The Federal Commission…

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