High levels of lead found in everyday consumer products Around Mexico Mexico City 

High levels of lead found in everyday consumer products

Mexico City, D.F. — High levels of lead have been found in everyday products in Mexico, including sweets and cookware. The research emerged from an early-2000 US study that reported lead concentrations in sweets. A report form the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) found high levels of lead in children living in Mexico City. The 2016 research published in the journal Environmental Research, analyzed 20 of the most consumed candies by children. The results showed recorded lead levels above the FDAs accepted 0.1 parts per million (ppm). The candies…

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Mexico City first in country to ban dolphin exhibits Around Mexico Mexico City 

Mexico City first in country to ban dolphin exhibits

Mexico City, Mexico — On Tuesday, a unanimous vote to ban dolphin shows in Mexico City was passed, prohibiting the use of marine mammals in public and private exhibitions. The Legislative Assembly of Mexico City unanimously approved the ban on dolphin shows at CDMX on August 1. This new ban will prohibit the use of marine mammals in fixed or private shows, management, training, entertainment and therapy. This ban is a historic landmark for captive marine animals in Mexico City and could be the prelude to a ban on captive breeding throughout the…

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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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Mexican woman reaches Everest summit Mexico Mexico City 

Mexican woman reaches Everest summit

Mexico City, D.F. — Mountain climber Viridiana Álvarez conquered the top of the world, the summit of Everest, on May 16 and became the first woman in Aguascalientes (Mexico) to do so. Álvarez captured her moment with a social media post, “Viva Mexico! ¡Viva Aguascalientes! From the top of the world, the EVEREST!!!! Thankful to God, with my family and friends who supported me. Full of satisfaction and pride to be the seventh Mexican woman in climbing Everest. You’ll never know what you can accomplish until you try.” Viridiana Álvarez was part of an expedition…

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Cancun Mexico Mexico City Travel 

New direct Mexico City, Cancun to Montreal route starting

Cancun, Q.R. — Two new seasonal non-stop flights are being offered from Mexico City and Cancun to Montreal. Low cost air carrier Interjet will begin offering the direct service July 13 with a Tueday, Thursday and Sunday service each week until January 20. Interjet will fly passengers from Montreal to Mexico City or Cancun on their Airbus A320. The Mexico City — Montreal service will depart from the Mexico City International Airport (MEX) at 1:15 hours to arrive in the Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL) at 7:10 hours; the departing…

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Stolen Super Bowl jerseys, helmet found Mexico Mexico City Sports 

Stolen Super Bowl jerseys, helmet found

Mexico City, D.F. — A stolen Super Bowl jersey that belonged to Tom Brady has been found in Mexico City. The missing jersey was one of several items recovered after an investigation led by the FBI. While the items are currently being authenticated by authorities, a jersey from the 2017 Super Bowl along with a game-worn jersey from Super Bowl XLIX were found in the possession of an international media member. The man allegedly involved in the case is Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former director of La Presna, a newspaper…

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Division of Telmex to take 3 years Financial Mexico Mexico City 

Division of Telmex to take 3 years

Mexico City, D.F. – The division of Mexico telecommunications company, Telmex, is expected to take around three years to complete. The company has announced it will split into two companies, one to manage its infrastructure and another to provide telephone and internet services. Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) explained that after the approval the new company can run for up to two years once they start operating. América Móvil is the company that will be taking over the infrastructure portion of Mexico’s largest telecommunications company. Although América Móvil has indicated its interest…

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BP to open 1,500 gas stations in Mexico Mexico Mexico City 

BP to open 1,500 gas stations in Mexico

Mexico City, D.F. — British oil company BP says it will open 1,500 gasoline stations over the next five years in Mexico. In a press conference, Álvaro Granada, Mexico’s downstream director of the company explained that the first unit was inaugurated in Ciudad Satélite, in the municipality of Naucalpan, State of Mexico at the beginning of March of this year.   He emphasized that the expansion of its stations would occur mainly in the central belt of the country, integrated by the states of the Central and Bajio region of…

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