Massive outdoor concert raises money for earthquake victims Mexico Mexico City 

Massive outdoor concert raises money for earthquake victims

Mexico City, Mexico — Nearly three weeks after the lastest earthquakes, the city of Mexico hosted a grand charity concert to raise money for rehabilitation and restoration of the lives damaged. Thousands of people gathered in the main square in Mexico City to watch the massive concert Estamos Unidos Mexicanos where national and foreign artists called for solidarity with the country. The evening began with an emotional minute of silence for earthquake victims before the national anthem kicked off the musical event in the country’s capital city. The Northern band Bronco opened the musical repertoire,…

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Mexico continues to help Canada fight fires International Mexico 

Mexico continues to help Canada fight fires

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexican brigades continue to help Canada battle its forest fires as more than 250 volunteers offer their expertise. So far, 251 Mexican technicians and firefighters, including one woman, have traveled to Canada to help control the forest fires that continue to engulf many parts of British Columbia. The Mexican government says Mexico expresses its highest recognition and admiration to the men and women who lend their lives to a highly risky service. It’s the experience and knowledge of Mexican fire brigades and technicians that has allowed them to come…

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Marijuana most popular mailed drug Around Mexico 

Marijuana most popular mailed drug

Mexico City, Mexico — A recent report by the Mexican Postal Service shows that from January 2013 until June of this year, 47 accounts have been recorded of postal workers detecting drugs being sent throughout the country in regular mailing envelopes. According to the investigation, Mexican postal workers have found marijuana, crystal, cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin to be some of the main drugs, with marijuana being the most common. The agency reported that article 15 of the Mexican Postal Service Law does prohibits the circulation of closed or open mail shipments in envelopes that by…

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Official extradition request for Borge sent to Panama Mexico Political 

Official extradition request for Borge sent to Panama

Cancun, Q.R. – An official extraditon request has been sent from Mexico to Panama for ex-governor Roberto Borge. The Directorate of Judicial Investigation that arrested Roberto Borge in June explained that he is being held in Renacer Prison, in the middle of the jungle surrounding the Panama Canal. Panamanian Foreign Ministry, in charge of the process, who requested anonymity, confirmed that a formal request for the extradition has been issued by Mexico and that Panama is in the process of reviewing the procedure. The Superior Court of Appeals of the…

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Riviera Maya hotels using reverse osmosis for water supply Mexico Riviera Maya News 

Riviera Maya hotels using reverse osmosis for water supply

Riviera Maya, Q.R. – Due to lack of infrastructure and high water usage, more and more local hotels are turning to reverse osmosis for their water supply. In order to provide tourists with the thousands of liters of water that an average hotel needs per room, lodging centers in Riviera Maya and Puerto Morelos are opting for the desalination of sea water through reverse osmosis. Alejandro Vargas Calápiz, director general of Grupo ACF, explained that desalinizing sea water is the option many of the Riviera Maya hotels are choosing. “The lack…

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Playa del Carmen to expand dock for yachts, cruise ships Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Playa del Carmen dock expansion for yachts, cruise ships

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Municipality officials are hoping that for 2019, the city of Playa del Carmen will be ready to receive cruise ships. A plan to expand the current ship dock to receive large yachts is in the works says Jesus Vega Arriaga, director general of Navigation Veracruzana (Navega). He explained that by next year, an extension of 100 meters will be added, making the current dock ready to receive luxury yachts and that by 2019, an additional 220 meters will be added, allowing enough extension to dock cruise…

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Profeco suspends the operation two used car lots Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Profeco suspends the operation two used car lots

Playa del Carmen, Q.R — Two used car lots in Playa del Carmen have been suspended for not complying with consumer rules. Marisol Huitrón Rangel, head of Profeco Solidarity, reported that the Federal Attorney’s Office of the Consumer (PROFECO) placed suspension stamps on two used car lots. One lot was suspended when managers refused to comply with municipality policy of having advertised public prices. The second used car lot was suspended for not using contracts approved by Profeco. State laws indicate that these types of businesses must have contracts that specify…

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Aguakan to replace pipes in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – On Monday, Aguakan will begin maintenance in Playa del Carmen to replace thousands of meters of pipe. The much-needed replacement of more than 20,000 meters of pipe will be installed from the Federal highway to the beach and from 8th Ave. to Avenida Aviacion. The work, they say, will be divided into two phases that in the end, will provide a better supply of water. The new pipes will also replace old leaking pipes on public roads and sidewalks. Aguakan says they do not expect…

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