Mexico City's famous Zócalo area hosts skating rinks Mexico City 

Mexico City’s famous Zócalo area hosts skating rinks

Mexico City, Mexico — An ice rink has been installed in the city’s famous Zócalo area where hundreds of people can enjoy ice skating. The government of CDMX says that they will install a second ice skating rink in the Glorieta de Insurgentes , which will have an area of 400 meters. CDMX’x Miguel Ángel Mancera pointed out that this space was recovered and transformed into a public area for ice skating. He says that they wanted to take advantage of the area, a place where they could offer people the experience of ice skating. He…

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Aeromexico pilot strike internal dispute that affected thousands Mexico Mexico City 

Aeromexico pilot strike internal dispute that affected thousands

Mexico City, Mexico — An internal dispute with Aeromexico staff resulted in thousands of travelers being affected and some flights delayed after pilots refused to fly. More than ten thousand passengers from the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM) were affected by the delay and cancellation of 81 domestic and international flights due to a strike by the Trade Union Association of Aviators of Mexico (ASPA). On Tuesday in Terminal 2 of the AICM, Aeromexico pilots stopped flying and protested the “unjustified” dismissal of a colleague. However, the strike triggered…

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Man stopped at Mexico City airport found carrying 11,500 diamonds Mexico Mexico City 

Man stopped at Mexico City airport found carrying stashed diamonds

Mexico City, Mexico — A Spanish man was stopped at the Mexico City International Airport after being found with more than 11,000 diamond stones in his possession. As part of the surveillance to work against contraband, the Federal Police arrested a subject of Spanish nationality who was carrying an estimated shipment of 11,500 diamonds, of which he could not prove legal origin. Staff from the Regional Security Division, who are assigned to the air terminal when conducting an analysis of passenger behavior, noticed a man, who was about to board…

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Minimum wage increase set for Mexico Mexico Mexico City 

Minimum wage increase set for Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — The National Commission for Minimum Wages has approved a wage increase for Mexico. As of December 1, the new minimum wage in Mexico will be 88.36 pesos per day, an increase of 8.32 pesos per day. The current minimum salary in Mexico is 80.04 pesos per day. The approved rate was reported by the Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic. President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed the figures and declared that it is not a minor adjustment, since he recalled that at the beginning of his administration the minimum wage was 60 pesos a…

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Mexico City hosts NFL's Raiders, Patriots to sold out crowd Mexico Mexico City 

Mexico City hosts NFL’s Raiders, Patriots to sold out crowd

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico city hosted another NFL football game Sunday to a sold out crowd at Estadio Azteca in the capital city as the New England Patriots took on the Oakland Raiders for their first game in Mexico. ”It’s loud,” Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said. “There’s a hum, there’s a buzz throughout the game for offense or defense. Especially when we’re on defense, it gets really loud. They want us to win. You can tell by looking in the stands how many Raider fans there were there that it’s…

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Old school leader of Los Zetas crime ring arrested Mexico Mexico City 

Old school leader of Los Zetas crime ring arrested

Mexico City, Mexico — Federal forces have arrested a man they believe to be a regional head of the Los Zetas crime ring. Arrested in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, the alleged regional head of Los Zetas Old School, Martiniano de Jesus Jaramillo, is being held responsible for his possible link to the 2010 killing of 72 migrants. He is also being linked to the disappearance of activist Miriam Elizabeth Rodríguez and an American. The 56-year-old is considered the ring leader of Los Zetas Vieja Escuela (Los Zetas Old School), a man they believed died…

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Mexico City replaces 50 old taxis with new electric cars Mexico Mexico City 

Mexico City replaces 50 old taxis with new electric cars

Mexico City, Mexico — The popular Zócalo area of Mexico City has put 50 electric taxis on the roadways, which the mayor says, will go a long way to reducing emissions. On Wednesday, the capital’s head of government, Miguel Ángel Mancera announced the delivery of 50 electric taxis and 100 hybrid patrols, the first of its kind in the Mexican capital. He explained that the new cars will help eliminate pollution adding that new lanes will be added to the roadways of the area with lines marked, electric / hybrid or natural gas. Ángel…

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First arrest made for building collapses in Mexico City earthquake Mexico Mexico City 

First arrest made for building collapses in Mexico City earthquake

Mexico City, Mexico — Arrests have already begun for those responsible for the collapse of buildings in Mexico’s September earthquakes. The first arrest took place October 25 when Jamie Smith Rios was found co-responsible for installation processes during the construction of one of the buildings where two women became trapped and died. He is linked with construction of Residencial San José on Calle Zapata 56 located in the colony Portales Sur in the municipality of Benito Juárez, Mexico City. On September 19, a third of the Residencial San José building collapsed after the…

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