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  • Garcia Marquez Leaves Hospital, in 'Delicate' State

    04/08/2014 5:24:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Apr 9, 2014
    Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez returned to his Mexico City home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after a week-long hospitalisation for a lung infection, but officials said he remains in "delicate" condition.
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  • Mexico City mulls legalizing sale of marijuana

    02/13/2014 5:35:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2014 7:29 PM EST | Adriana Gomez Licon
    Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City’s legislature introduced a bill Thursday that would legalize the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalizes the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn’t immediately clear how wide support was for the idea within the local assembly, which is controlled by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, but Mayor Manuel Mancera backed the idea and the legislature is one of the most liberal in Mexico. It has previously legalized abortion and gay marriage.The ambitious plan is sure to create controversy in a country...
  • Mexico City And Washington, D.C., Are About Equally Safe

    08/10/2013 11:44:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | August 1, 2013 | Rose Eveleth
    Mexico City And Washington, D.C., Are About Equally Safe Mexico’s travel industry has been hurting, as crime waves have swept the country and scared tourists away. But is traveling in Mexico any less safe than traveling in the United States? It depends on where you go and what you do, of course. But if you compare tourist destinations in both places, you might conclude you’re better off heading to Mexico. Take Orlando, Florida, home of Disney World. There were 7.5 murders per 100,000 residents there in 2010. Cancun, on the other hand, saw 1.83 murders per 100,000 residents, and...
  • US airlines cancel México flights due to volcano

    07/04/2013 2:51:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2013 5:21 PM EDT
    At least six U.S. airlines canceled more than 40 flights into and out of Mexico City and Toluca airports Thursday after the Popocatépetl volcano spewed out ash, steam and glowing rocks, airport officials said. Mexico City airport spokesman Jorge Gomez said U.S. Airways, Delta, United, American and Alaska Airlines canceled 47 flights as a precaution. But he said the airport otherwise continues to operate normally and that by Thursday afternoon no ash had reached the area, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) from the volcano. …
  • Malcolm X grandson Malcolm Shabazz dies in Mexico City

    05/11/2013 2:11:13 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 70 replies
    he grandson of US political activist Malcolm X has died in Mexico City following a fight in a bar, say Mexican officials. Malcolm Shabazz, 29, succumbed in hospital to multiple injuries he suffered on Thursday. Mexico's attorney general's office said an investigation into the incident was under way. The US state department said that it was in contact with the family and offering appropriate assistance. Shabazz was discovered with fatal wounds at Plaza Garibaldi, a popular tourist area packed with bars and restaurants, in the early hours of Thursday, officials said. Miguel Suarez, a union activist who was travelling with...
  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,869+ views
    typicallyspanish.com ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramón Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, ‘Don’t kill him! He must talk.’ Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • Explosion at Pemex headquarters, workers injured

    01/31/2013 4:32:12 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 31, 2013 | Michael Weissenstein
    <p>An explosion at the main headquarters of Mexico's state- owned oil company in the capital Thursday heavily damaged three floors of the building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over the skyline. Local media reported that at least one person had died and about 40 were injured.</p>
  • Mexico deploys troops to outskirts of Mexico City

    09/22/2012 9:19:38 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 20, 2012 | Rueters
    Mexico has sent soldiers to patrol a suburb of Mexico City for the first time to combat a rise in drug-related violence that is beginning to encroach on the capital. From late Wednesday, a combined force of around 1,000 soldiers, federal police and local police took to the streets of Nezahualcoyotl on the capital's eastern flank, which has suffered from a dispute between two rival drug cartels. Mexican President Felipe Calderon's fight against drug gangs has overshadowed his administration, and the deployment in Nezahualcoyotl brings the conflict into the home state of his successor Enrique Pena Nieto, who takes office...
  • Mexico City airport killings were work of police

    06/26/2012 8:09:06 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 26, 2012
    Two Federal Police officers under investigation for drug trafficking killed three fellow officers who were about to arrest them at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport, the Public Safety Secretariat said. The official version of the incident confirms eyewitness accounts and information provided by airport security officials, who said police officers or other uniformed individuals killed the three officers. The shooting occurred around 8:50 a.m. Monday in the airport's Terminal 2, leaving two officers dead at the scene. The third officer died while being treated at a hospital. Two Federal Police officers assigned to the airport opened fire when officers...
  • The Story of Chicago's Nazi Spy

    05/19/2012 3:34:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 20, 2012 | Ron Grossman
    After a secret trip to Germany, a young North Sider returned in 1942 with other conspirators to steal U.S. military secrets and sabotage defense industries — but he was done in by a handkerchiefA spy story worthy of John le Carre began and ended 70 years ago this summer in Chicago. It had classic elements of an espionage tale — enemy agents landed from submarines, explosives hidden in the sand of an East Coast beach, orders written in invisible ink — and Herbert Haupt, a young man from the North Side who participated in the first invasion of the U.S....
  • Joe Biden visits shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    03/08/2012 5:31:27 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 7, 2012 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details: As the sun set over Mexico City, the Vice President of the United States toured the shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe. After a tour, VPOTUS walked across the square to the Antigua Parroquia de Los Indios (Old Church of the Indians), part of the pilgrimage for millions of Catholics.Later, under a full moon, when reporters asked his assessment of the candidates he had met earlier, VPOTUS said, “I rather not talk about the candidates … I had a wonderful day with the candidates, but I had a better day here. I would have come just for this …...
  • Insight: Violence creeping into Mexican capital

    12/27/2011 9:35:50 AM PST · by Victor · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/27/2011 | By Ioan Grillo | Reuters
    Insight: Violence creeping into Mexican capital By Ioan Grillo | Reuters MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In a nation wracked by drug violence, this sprawling capital city of more than 20 million has been an oasis of relative peace. But the key to that calm - an informal truce among rival gangs - may be cracking. On a sunny afternoon this month, a group of gunmen drove into a slum in the north of Mexico City, the streets packed with shoppers and children leaving school. In plain sight, the killers lined three crack cocaine dealers against a wall and shot them...
  • Mexico City considers 2-year marriage licence

    09/30/2011 10:55:27 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 30, 2011 | World News
    Lawmakers in Mexico City are proposing a new marriage licence that would allow couples to split after a two-year trial rather than go through the lengthier divorce process. Instead of the traditional 'till death to us part,' couples would be able to opt for temporary commitments, test out married life, and then renew their licenses indefinitely if they are still devoted to their chosen spouse. The proposed law would not help those with morning-after regrets. Couples who want to dissolve the marriage before two years would have to go through regular divorce proceedings. "Two years is the minimum amount of...
  • Protest March in Mexico City Against Drug War (only 35,000 killed since 2006)

    08/15/2011 9:27:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Protest March in Mexico City Against Drug WarMonday, 15 August 2011 10:28 More than 1,000 people have joined a protest in Mexico City against the government's strategy in the fight against drug gangs. Carrying banners and pictures of dead relatives, the activists marched in silence to the presidential palace to demand peace. As reported by BBC, the protest was led by the poet turned activist Javier Sicilia, whose son was killed earlier this year. He wants President Felipe Calderon to pull the army off the streets. The activists are also demanding changes to a national security law reform being considered...
  • [Mexico:]2 bodies hung from bridge on road to Acapulco

    08/24/2010 3:01:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post/AP ^ | August 24, 2010 | SERGIO FLORES
    ACAPULCO, Mexico -- The dismembered bodies of two men were hung from a bridge Tuesday on a highway leading to Acapulco, the second such discovery in three days in a region where two drug lords are fighting for control of their divided cartel. The men were hung from their feet at the entrance of Chilpancingo, the city nearest to Acapulco along the highway connecting the Pacific coast resort to Mexico's capital, according to police in the state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located. Their arms had been cut off, and a message was left threatening extortionists, kidnappers, police and the...
  • Headless, mutilated bodies hung from Mexico bridge

    08/22/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 75 replies · 1+ views
    The bodies of the four young men were discovered early on Sunday, hung upside down by their feet from a bridge near a wealthy area of Cuernavaca, a leafy city about an hour outside Mexico City, where many of the nation's elite own homes. The victims' genitals, index fingers and heads had been cut off, according to a statement from the attorney general's office in Morelos state, which includes Cuernavaca. Their heads and genitals were found nearby, along with a handmade sign, the statement said. "This will happen to everyone that helps the traitor Edgar Valdes," the placard read, referring...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • Passenger removed from plane diverted to Montreal

    05/30/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 1,682+ views
    CBC.ca - CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010 | 8:48 PM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Aeromexico plane flying to Mexico City from Paris had to land late Sunday afternoon at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal to remove a passenger whose name is on the U.S. no-fly list, Radio-Canada reported. The man was escorted out of the plane and taken into custody by the RCMP."
  • THREAT AGAINST THE U.S. EMBASSY IN MEXICO CITY

    05/15/2010 3:45:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 781+ views
    Note: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: American Citizens Services Warden Message Threat against the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City May 14, 2010 1. U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mexico, who plan to come to the U.S. Embassy for consular or other services, are advised that the Embassy has recently received unsubstantiated threats against its physical property, allegedly from drug trafficking organizations. Perimeter security around the embassy has been augmented and embassy officials are working with Mexican authorities to investigate the credibility of these threats. The Embassy continues to function normally, and the hours our offices are...
  • Mexico City Enacts Gay Marriage Law- Hopes to Become Int'l Gay Destination

    12/31/2009 11:17:50 AM PST · by truthandlife · 36 replies · 946+ views
    Mexico City enacted Latin America's first law recognizing gay marriage Tuesday and said it hopes to attract same-sex couples from around the world to wed. The law, approved by city legislators on Dec. 21, was published in Mexico City's official register Tuesday and will take effect in March. It will allow same-sex couples to adopt children and municipal officials say it will make Mexico's capital a "vanguard city" - and attract extra tourism revenues. "Mexico City will become a center, where (gay) people from all over the world will be able to come and have their wedding, and then spend...
  • [Former Vice President] Gore calls for July summit to finish climate treaty (Mexico City)

    12/16/2009 7:06:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 1,583+ views
    Former US vice president and environmental activist Al Gore called Tuesday for world leaders to meet in Mexico City in July to complete a climate treaty under negotiation in Copenhagen. Gore told a standing-room audience in the Danish capital that a summit in Mexico City previously scheduled near the end of next year was too late and too close to mid-term US elections. "I do not believe that we can wait until next November or next December," said Gore, a Nobel peace prize winner for his work on raising awareness of climate change. He called for activists to "join with...
  • I-Team: Terror-Related Arrest Began in Las Vegas

    10/21/2009 4:29:27 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 1,140+ views
    LAS VEGAS NOW.com ^ | Updated: Oct 20, 2009 8:56 PM | Investigative Reporter Jonathan Humbert and Photojournalist Alex Brauer
    ADD to post no. 105: http://www2.lasvegasnow.com/docs/terror_complaint.pdf http://www2.lasvegasnow.com/docs/terror_indict.pdf LAS VEGAS, NV — SNIPPET: “The real end, however, came in a Minnesota Federal Court. Two weeks ago, the FBI arrested Abdow Munye Abdow for two counts of making false statements to a federal official. The FBI believes Abdow lied about his trip to Las Vegas, and a passenger he was with who was on the terrorism watch list. The Nevada Highway Patrol pulled over Abdow and four other people on October 6, 2009 for speeding. Trooper Alan Davidson, a spokesperson for NHP, said the officer on the scene began asking questions.” SNIPPET:...
  • Senate Bill Would Permanently Overturn Mexico City Policy on Foreign Abortions

    10/19/2009 10:34:49 AM PDT · by julieee · 237+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 19, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Bill Would Permanently Overturn Mexico City Policy on Foreign Abortions Washington, DC -- The Senate version of a federal spending bill controlling the State Department would make President Barack Obama's decision to overturn the Mexico City Policy permanent. Obama overturned the policy during his first week in office and opened the door to funding groups that perform and promote abortions overseas. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5577.html ACTION: Contact your two U.S. senators and urge strong opposition to the Lautenberg amendment against the Mexico City Policy. Urge lawmakers to remove the amendment from the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations bill and to vote against the...
  • Senate Vote Would Make Obama's Tax-Funded Intl Abortions Permanent

    07/13/2009 10:02:44 AM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies · 476+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 13, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Vote Would Make Obama's Tax-Funded Intl Abortions Permanent Washington, DC -- Last week, members of a Senate committee voted for an amendment to make permanent, President Barack Obama's overturning the Mexico City Policy. That is the order that stopped sending taxpayer funds to groups that promote and perform abortions in other nations. See http://www.LifeNews.com/int1260.html
  • Obama Complains Fears over Abortion Agenda "Not Based on Anything I've Said or Done"

    07/06/2009 8:23:43 PM PDT · by topher · 38 replies · 1,549+ views
    http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jul/09070608.html ^ | Monday July 6, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday July 6, 2009 Obama Complains that Fears over Abortion Agenda "Not Based on Anything I've Said or Done" By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a meeting with several members of the Catholic media Thursday, President Obama insisted that pro-life Catholics' fears over the new administration's abortion agenda was "not based on anything I've said or done." The president also said he embraces the so-called "seamless garment" moral theory of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, which he said he feels has been "buried under the abortion debate" in recent decades.The president called for the...
  • Powerful Earthquake Shakes Mexico City (Major Earthquake in Mexico City)

    05/22/2009 12:39:09 PM PDT · by Mom MD · 74 replies · 10,620+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | 5/22/09 | Mom MD
    Just breaking on Fox Major earthquake in Mexico City No link yet.
  • Earth Quake in Mexico City

    05/22/2009 12:44:23 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 13 replies · 3,655+ views
    As reported on Fox News... Earthquake in Mexico City... Skyscrapers reported to have swayed... Police sweeping streets for injuries...
  • Mexico City ends swine flu alert, no cases in week

    05/21/2009 10:09:41 PM PDT · by john in springfield · 14 replies · 571+ views
    Associated Press/ Breitbart ^ | May 21 | ISTRA PACHECO
    Mexico City ends swine flu alert, no cases in week May 21 02:49 PM US/Eastern By ISTRA PACHECO Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico City lowered its swine flu alert level from yellow to green on Thursday, and the mayor said "we can relax" now that there have been no new infections for a week. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said the change means the risk of contagion is low, the situation is under control and the images of countless people wearing blue surgical masks in cars, sidewalks, restaurants and theaters can be consigned to history. City Health Secretary Armando...
  • Mexicans see swine flu as Mexico City's problem

    05/05/2009 10:36:44 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 412+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | May 5, 2009 | MARK WALSH
    MONTERREY, Mexico — Mexico's president credits a nationwide business shutdown and incessant health advice with helping contain the swine flu. But even with cases confirmed in 26 of the country's 32 states, most Mexicans see it as Mexico City's problem, and have largely ignored the restrictions. From the industrial city of Monterrey to the bayside resort of Acapulco, many citizens refused to stay indoors or avoid crowds during the forced business holiday. They went shopping. They went to the beach. And they didn't wear protective gear. "It's different here than in Mexico City," Manolo Valdes said in Monterrey. "People believe...
  • Obama's Staffer's Family Positive for Swine Flu

    04/30/2009 6:02:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,116+ views
    Huliq ^ | April 30, 2009
    A member of the U.S. delegation that traveled to Mexico City as part of the advance security team for Energy Secretary Steven Chu exhibited swine flu-like symptoms upon his return, and three members of his family have tested positive for the A H1N1 virus, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced on Thursday. The unnamed staffer tested negative himself, but Gibbs attributed that to the amount of time that had elapsed since the onset of his own symptoms. The staffer felt ill three days after his arrival in Mexico City, which was April 13th. On the following day (April 17th),...
  • New details in fatal swine flu case

    04/29/2009 5:14:08 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 30 replies · 1,419+ views
    KTRK-Houston ^ | 4-29-08 | Ted Oberg
    State health officials say the boy was traveling with family to visit relatives. He traveled from Mexico City ity to Matamoros, and arrived in Brownsville April 4. After developing flu-like symptoms, he was hospitalized on April 13 and transferred the next day to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. The boy came to Brownsville's Valley Baptist Medical Center at 1:30am on April 13. He was feverish and having some breathing troubles. Doctors there diagnosed him with pneumonia. The next day, doctors sent him to Texans Children's Hospital in Houston by helicopter. But we learned Wednesday that would be his second trip...
  • Swine flu empties Mexico City's churches, streets (Plus comprehensive updates)

    04/26/2009 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Mother Abigail · 61 replies · 2,120+ views
    EarthLink ^ | DAVID KOOP (Associated Press Writer)
    <p>MEXICO CITY - Churches stood empty Sunday in heavily Roman Catholic Mexico City after services were canceled, and health workers screened airports and bus stations for people sickened by a new strain of swine flu that experts fear could become a global epidemic.</p>
  • Is the Current Flu Virus the Result of a High Tech Assassination Attempt on President Obama?

    04/25/2009 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Kozman · 51 replies · 2,426+ views
    I realize that writing this current post will put me out on the outer fringe of conspiracy theorists, but hear me out. There are enough oddities here that at an investigation of some sort should begin. Here's my case. It is based on four facts. 1.During President Obama's recent trip to Mexico, Obama was received at Mexico’s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archaeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu... Given that it is possible that Obama could have been infected and that the virus appears to kill the healthy, then it...
  • UK crew member in hospital after Mexico flight

    04/25/2009 6:04:59 PM PDT · by traumer · 8 replies · 771+ views
    LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - A British Airways cabin crew member was taken to a London hospital as a precaution after developing flu-like symptoms on a flight from Mexico City, the airline said on Saturday. It was the first such reported precautionary measure in Britain since the emergence of a new flu strain that has killed up to 68 people in Mexico. It has also infected at least 11 people in the United States. The man has undergone tests, but the results are not expected back until at least Sunday. No other crew members or passengers on the BA242 flight...
  • Mexico Swine Flu Death Toll Rises to 81

    04/25/2009 5:49:54 PM PDT · by 7mmMag@LeftCoast · 231 replies · 8,081+ views
    Sky News ^ | 1:40am UK, Sunday April 26, 2009 | Sky News
    The number of deaths linked to the swine flu outbreak in Mexico has risen to 81, the country's government has announced.
  • Swine Flu in Mexico- Timeline of Events

    04/25/2009 3:12:33 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 10 replies · 2,198+ views
    Introduction At Veratect, we operate two operations centers based in the United States (one in the Washington, DC area and one in Seattle, WA) that provide animal and human infectious disease event detection and tracking globally. Both operations centers are organizationally modeled after our National Weather Service using a distinct methodology inspired by the natural disaster and meteorology communities. Our analysts handle information in the native vernacular language and have been thoroughly trained in their discipline, which include cultural-specific interpretation of the information. We are currently partnered with 14 organizations that provide us with direct ground observations in 238 countries....
  • Mexico flu: Your experiences

    04/25/2009 11:25:21 AM PDT · by traumer · 128 replies · 3,519+ views
    Readers in Mexico have been emailing the BBC describing the sense of fear gripping the country as a result of a flu virus outbreak, which has so far claimed up to 60 lives. The World Health Organization says the virus has the potential to become a pandemic. Read a selection of BBC readers' comments below. I work as a resident doctor in one of the biggest hospitals in Mexico City and sadly, the situation is far from "under control". As a doctor, I realise that the media does not report the truth. Authorities distributed vaccines among all the medical personnel...
  • Mexico City cancels all public events to fight flu

    04/25/2009 9:03:11 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 41 replies · 1,262+ views
    hoo News ^ | 4/25/09 | MARK STEVENSON
    Mexico City cancels all public events to fight flu
  • Fear, anger and fatalism over swine flu in Mexico

    04/25/2009 6:13:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 87 replies · 2,988+ views
    AP ^ | 04/25/09 | ALEXANDRA OLSON
    Fear, anger and fatalism over swine flu in Mexico By ALEXANDRA OLSON, Associated Press Writer 7 mins ago MEXICO CITY – The schools and museums are closed. Sold-out games between Mexico's most popular soccer teams are being played in empty stadiums. Health workers are ordering sickly passengers off subways and buses. And while bars and nightclubs filled up as usual, even some teenagers were dancing with surgical masks on.
  • Travel advisory warns of severe respiratory illness in Mexico

    04/24/2009 5:04:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 85 replies · 2,993+ views
    CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2009 | 9:57 PM ET | n/a
    Travel advisory warns of severe respiratory illness in Mexico 20 die from severe respiratory illness in Mexico Canadians who have recently returned from Mexico should be on alert for flu-like symptoms that could be connected to a severe respiratory illness, federal health officials said Thursday in issuing a travel advisory. A severe respiratory illness appears to have infected 137 people in south and central areas of Mexico, with cases concentrated in Mexico City and three other areas, including 20 deaths, the Public Health Agency of Canada said. In the United States, health officials in Texas and California were scrambling this...
  • Iran eyes Mexico in deepening Latin America ties

    02/26/2009 4:01:25 PM PST · by Flavius · 14 replies · 480+ views
    ap ^ | 2/26/09 | ap
    MEXICO CITY – Iran is exploring ways to expand anemic trade with Mexico as part of stepped up efforts to deepen ties with Latin America, a top Iranian diplomat said Thursday. Annual trade between Mexico and Iran is a mere $50 million, compared to $2 billion with Brazil, said Ali Reza Salari, Iran's deputy foreign minister for the Americas. "We are here to investigate, why so low?" Reza Salari told reporters in Mexico City, where he was to meet with diplomats and business leaders. "With Mexico, there is absolutely no political problem between us. No cultural problems. It shows we...
  • Mexican gang violence kills 21

    02/11/2009 12:52:31 PM PST · by AuntB · 8 replies · 1,701+ views
    TheWest.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2009 | TheWest.com
    A drug gang kidnapped and killed six people near a town in the US-Mexican border region, prompting a series of gunbattles with soldiers that left 15 others dead. The violence on Tuesday started when gunmen kidnapped nine alleged members of a rival drug gang in Villa Ahumada and later executed six of them along the PanAmerican highway outside of the town, 130km south of Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, said Enrique Torres, spokesman for a joint military-police operation in Chihuahua State. Assailants later released three of the men, although their whereabouts was not immediately known, Torres...
  • HO CHI MINH COMES TO MEXICO CITY...

    02/09/2009 3:56:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 742+ views
    INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS TODAY ^ | February 9, 2009 | Toby Westerman
    HO CHI MINH COMES TO MEXICO CITY: A STATUE SPEAKS A WARNING TO THE UNITED STATES February 9, 2009 International News Analysis Today By Toby Westerman The dedication of a statue to Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh in Mexico City is a profound warning to the United States concerning growing power and influence of leftist tyranny. The U.S. centralized media has ignored this event, to its disgrace and the peril of all those who love freedom. On January 17, 2008 Marcelo Ebrard, mayor of Mexico City, dedicated a statue of Ho during ceremonies attended by Vietnam's ambassador to...
  • United Nations Population Fund Leader Says Family Breakdown is a Triumph for Human Rights

    02/03/2009 5:07:11 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 42 replies · 1,425+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 3, 2009 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A leader in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has declared that the breakdown of traditional families, far from being a “crisis,” is actually a triumph for human rights. Speaking at a colloquium held last month at Colegio Mexico in Mexico City, UNFPA representative Arie Hoekman denounced the idea that high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births represent a social crisis, claiming that they represent instead the triumph of “human rights” against “patriarchy.” "In the eyes of conservative forces, these changes mean that the family is in crisis," he said. "In crisis? More than a crisis, we are in the...
  • America abortion debate reaches into African slums

    01/31/2009 3:02:24 PM PST · by Salman · 236+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 31, 2:00 PM (ET) | KATHARINE HOURELD
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Nairobi's sprawling Kibera slum is far from America but not from America's battle over abortion. Aid workers and experts say President Barack Obama's decision to allow aid money to flow again to international groups that offer abortion counseling will help restart programs desperately needed in Africa, the continent hardest hit by a so-called "gag rule."
  • Abortion Rights Go Global

    01/29/2009 10:26:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Slate ^ | 29 January 2009 | Michelle Goldberg
    .... as abortion rights go international, so does the anti-abortion backlash. The globalization of the abortion wars creates some of the same tensions—between universal human rights and community mores, between majority rule and the protection of individual liberty—as Roe v. Wade, on a larger scale. All over the world, in countries including Kenya, Poland, and Nicaragua, local anti-abortion movements (often working with American allies) rail against the meddling of powerful outsiders. In Poland, traditionalists who oppose abortion bemoan the loss of their country's Catholic values as it integrates into secular Europe. They speak about international human rights and the courts...
  • Exported Abortion 'Not What People Need' (Martin Luther King Niece on the Mexico City Policy)

    01/29/2009 9:17:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 309+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 1/28/2009 | Charlie Butts
    Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaks out about reversal of the "Mexico City policy," which occurred just days after Barack Obama became America's 44th president. The Mexico City policy, first enacted via executive order by then President Ronald Reagan, prohibited use of U.S. tax dollars to fund or promote abortions in foreign countries. Dr. King, a well-known pro-life activist and speaker, notes that President Obama reversed that policy last week, pouring several hundred-million dollars into foreign abortion programs. According to King, that policy reversal takes taxpayer dollars "that could be used for feeding...
  • Imprisoned Spy and His Son Indicted on Charges of Acting as Russian Agents and Money Laundering

    01/29/2009 3:27:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 642+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | January 29, 2009 | n/a
    January 29, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/January/09-nsd-071.html Imprisoned Spy and His Son Indicted on Charges of Acting as Russian Agents and Money Laundering WASHINGTON -- A federal indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon charging Harold James Nicholson, 58, of Sheridan, Ore., and Nathaniel James Nicholson, 24, of Eugene, Ore., with two counts of Conspiracy, one count of Acting as Agents of a Foreign Government, and four counts of Money Laundering. Both defendants are scheduled to appear today at 1:30 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Janice M. Stewart for arraignment on...
  • Catholic Congressman Chris Smith Tries to Reinstate Mexico City Policy

    01/28/2009 6:16:34 PM PST · by tcg · 10 replies · 537+ views
    Congressman Chris Smith was joined by Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Bart Stupak (D-MI) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), in introducing H.R. 708, aimed at restoring the abortion-neutral Mexico City Policy. This 25-year old guideline establishes a wall of separation between abortion and family planning by ensuring that U.S. international family planning funds directed to foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) could not be used to actively promote or perform abortion as a method of family planning. This bill would reverse one of the first acts of newly sworn-in President Barack Obama, who quietly issued an edict late Friday, Jan. 23, to allow...