One dead, 16 hospitalized after Mexican curandero injects patients Around Mexico 

One dead, 16 hospitalized after Mexican curandero injects patients

Oaxaca, Mexico — One person has died and 16 others hospitalized after a self-claimed natural healer injected patients with a substance, he said, would relieve them of pain. The curandero, or traditional native healer, has been offering the unidentified substance through injections in the indigenous community of San Isidro Zoquiapam in Oaxaca where he promises his patients the injection will relived all their pain. The head of Oaxaca State Health Department, Celestino Alonso, explained that in the alleged case of poisoning, a health contingency was activated in conjunction with the Mexican Social Security…

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Soriana advertises Samsung plasma televisions for 11 peso during Buen Fin Around Mexico Mexico 

Soriana advertises Samsung smart televisions for 11 peso during Buen Fin

Chihuahua, Mexico — The Buen Fin weekend began on a high note for some in Chihuahua who found advertised smart television sets for less than 20 peso. Due to an error of punctuation, the Technological branch of the Soriana Híper chain in Chihuahua accidentally offered 58″ plasma smart television screens and other electronic items for less than 20 peso. In their November 17 Buen Fin in-store displays, employees displayed offers with decimal points instead of commas, reducing the price of a Samsung Smart TV from 10,999 peso to 10.990 peso. Seeing a…

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Mexico’s famous soprano Diana Hayek announces retirement Around Mexico 

Mexico’s famous soprano Diana Hayek announces retirement

Oaxaca, Mexico — Mexico’s famous opera soprano, Diana Jiménez López de Hayek, has announced her retirement with the support of her daughter, Hollywood actress Salma Hayek. Jiménez López de Hayek says it’s time to say goodbye. “It’s a good time to say goodbye even though I have one hundred percent my voice and I can sing any area or operatic piece, but my body can not stand as before. “At 63, I prefer to continue with my passion and teach music, so I say it’s fair to retire,” she said. As part…

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Group of women using Tinder app to meet, rob men Around Mexico 

Group of women using Tinder app to meet, rob men

Mexico City, Mexico — The attorney general’s office in Mexico City is investigating a criminal group of women who allegedly contact men through the app Tinder to rob them in their homes. Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app that facilitates communication between mutually interested users. While it is mainly a social media app, it is more often used as a dating app. The mode of operation of the group of women is to make contact through Tinder with their potential victims. After making contact with a man on Tinder, the women head over to the home of…

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Retired Mexican navy ship to be sunk for artificial reef Around Mexico 

Retired Mexican navy ship to be sunk for artificial reef

Heroica Veracruz, Veracruz — After 41 years of continuous service in the Mexican Navy, the destroyer ship ARM Comodoro Manuel Azueta D-111 is ready to be sunk to the bottom of the sea to become part of the Reef Park of Veracruz. The sinking will be done pursuant to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), which includes a provision to remove from the ship all material which could pollute the environment or represent a hazard for underwater activities. The goal of the sinking is to create an artificial reef to…

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American fugitive hiding in Mexico since 2002 arrested Around Mexico 

American fugitive hiding in Mexico since 2002 arrested

Chihuahua, Mexico — An American man who is being linked to the murder of three youths in Mexico has been arrested in the Mexico state of Chihuahua. American Orson William Black Jr. has been arrested for possible involvement in the murder of three American men found shot in a rural enclave in Mexico. The fugitive polygamist from Arizona was arrested with four wives and one concubine on the grounds of a religious community in northern Mexico. More than two dozen U.S. citizens who are apparently disciples of the polygamist’s commune, have also been arrested. Several…

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Vineyards in Mexico attracting hundreds of thousands of wine loving tourists Around Mexico 

Vineyards in Mexico attracting hundreds of thousands of wine loving tourists

Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro — Mexico vineyards are a growing tourist attraction as wineries in the region of Santiago de Querétaro draw record numbers. The Route of Art, Cheese and Wine recorded 700,000 tourists during the last year, putting state wine tourism on the map said Querétaro governor Francisco Domínguez Servién.  He says today, the tourist route has grown to include the participation of 26 vineyards and 11 artisan cheese factories of the region. During a recent Autumn Gala vintage festival, the Under Secretary of Federal Tourism Innovation and Development, Rubén Gerardo Corona González, as well as state authorities Domínguez…

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Two American tourists drown on Cabo beach Around Mexico 

Two American tourists drown on Cabo beach

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur — Two American tourists have died after being swept away by strong waves on a beach in the popular sea side city of Cabo San Lucas. According to the US Embassy, the two twin sisters were dragged out to sea by strong swells. The women, both 67, were pulled under the water and toward the sea bottom which resulted in them drowning. Barbara Thomas and Beverly Sckripsky were on vacation in Cabo San Lucas with their families.“You had two wonderful people walking on the…

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