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12 Die in road accident in central Mexico

Mexico City, July 21 (IANS) Twelve people were killed on Friday when their van plowed into the back of a truck on the Mexico City-Pachuca highway near the city of Ecatepec, in the state of Mexico, authorities said. The accident took place Friday morning on the Mexico City-bound lanes and all of the fatalities were people traveling in the van, Efe reported. According to authoritie...

2 days ago
NAFTA renegotiations to resume in Washington

Mexico City, July 19 (IANS) Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will restart on July 26 in Washington, Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has said. The three countries are resuming negotiations, Guajardo told the media on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Negotiators from Mexico, the US and Canada will be present at the talks.

3 days ago
Land dispute leaves 13 dead in Mexico

Mexico City, July 18 (IANS) A clash between residents of communities in southern Mexican state of Oaxaca over a land dispute left at least 13 people dead and another one injured, prosecutors said Tuesday. The armed attack occurred on Monday afternoon in the Yautepec District in Oaxaca, when several inhabitants of the community of Santa Maria Ecatepec were ambushed by residents of the nei...

4 days ago
Forward Eduardo Herrera joins Santos Laguna

Torreon (Mexico), July 17 (IANS) Forward Eduardo Herrera has signed with Liga MX defending champions Santos Laguna, which begins its title defence next weekend, the club management has announced. The 29-year-old Herrera is joining the Mexican club on a temporary transfer from Scotland's Rangers Football Club, Santos Laguna manager Dante Siboldi said in a statement on Monday, reports Efe....

4 days ago
Stolen radioactive substance recovered in Mexico

Mexico City, July 17 (IANS) Mexican authorities announced that they have found and safely recovered the radioactive material Iridium 120 which was stolen from here on July 8. The container holding the recovered Iridium-192 was not manipulated and is in a safe state under the protection of the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards of Mexico, Efe news quoted the authorities ...

4 days ago
India ranks low in Dell's women entrepreneur friendly cities: Report

Toronto, July 16 (IANS) India's technology hub Bengaluru and capital New Delhi rank 40th and 49th respectively on a list of 50 women entrepreneur-friendly global cities, a report by American computer maker Dell Technologies said on Monday. Despite ranking 49th overall, Delhi can leverage its market size (where it stands 3rd among global cities) and low cost of technology to improve its t...

8 days ago
Newly opened shopping mall collapses in Mexico

Mexico City, July 13 (IANS) A newly opened shopping mall in Mexico City has partially collapsed, but no casualties were reported. Dozens of people shared images of the collapse on Thursday on social media, showing how one of the walls crashes down into an area that was previously cordoned off, reports Efe news. The Plaza Artz shopping mall was inaugurated three months ago and is ...

8 days ago
For England it's deja vu: Turin 1990

The story of so near and yet so far continues for English football, ever since the only time the team captained by Bobby Moore won the World Cup at home in 1966. The previous occasion when England played a World Cup semi final against the then West German squad in 1990, I watched the match in the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin, the home stadium of the Juventus football club owned by the Ag...

9 days ago
Mexican scientists develop hybrid chayote fruit to battle cancer

Mexico City, July 12 (IANS) Researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) developed a hybrid chayote fruit from two wild Mexican species, which could be used to battle cancer. Lead scientist Edelmiro Santiago Osorio said that the raw extract of this fruit is as effective as Cytarabine, a medication used to treat some types of cancer, Efe quoted a statement released...

15 days ago
24 killed in Mexico fireworks depot blast

Mexico City, July 6 (IANS) The death toll in a series of explosions at a fireworks depot in Mexico has risen to 24 with more than 40 people injured, authorities said. The blasts ripped through a factory in La Saucera, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Tultepec town, on Thursday. The first one occurred around 9.30 a.m. while the second explosion occurred minutes later when police and re...

15 days ago
Mexican President-elect names 8 women to Cabinet

Mexico City, July 6 (IANS) Made up by nine men and eight women, the future Cabinet of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador includes people who may not have much experience in government, although they are experts in their fields. On Decemnber 15, 2017, three days after Lopez Obrador launched his presidential bid, he released a list of people who would serve as his top aide...

15 days ago
19 killed in Mexico factory blasts

Mexico City, July 6 (IANS) Two explosions on Thursday at a small fireworks factory in central Mexico left at least 19 people dead, including firefighters and police officers, and another 40 people injured, authorities said. The blasts occurred at a facility in Tultepec, a town in central Mexico State known for its fireworks production, Xinhua reported. The state Civil Protection ...

15 days ago
17 killed in blasts at small Mexican fireworks factory

Mexico City, July 6 (IANS) Two explosions on Thursday at a small fireworks factory in central Mexico left at least 17 people dead and several others injured, authorities said. The blasts occurred at a facility in Tultepec, a town in central Mexico State known for its fireworks production, Xinhua reported. The state Public Security Secretariat confirmed the death toll, while state...

19 days ago
Leftist Lopez Obrador wins Mexican presidential elections

Mexico, July 2 (IANS) Left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement has won the presidential elections in Mexico, according to the country's electoral body. Lopez Obrador called it a historic day after the National Electoral Institute (INE) attributed him at least 53 per cent of the votes in a quick count of a sample of 7,700 ballots, Efe news repo...

19 days ago
Lopez Obrador wins Mexican presidential polls: Electoral body

Mexico City, July 2 (IANS) Left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement has won the presidential elections in Mexico, according to the National Electoral Institute (INE). The exit polls on a sample of 7,700 ballots by the electoral body had announced on Sunday that Lopez Obrador would garner between 53 and 53.8 per cent of the votes, Efe news reported....

19 days ago
Lopez Obrador set to win Mexican presidential poll

Mexico City, July 2 (IANS) Left-winger Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has a clear lead in the race to be Mexico's next president, exit polls said. The first official results were expected shortly. The former mayor of Mexico City, who was the front-runner ahead of the vote, is estimated to have polled at least 53 per cent, one survey by Parametria said. All exit polls put him well ah...

19 days ago
Mexico holds presidential election

Mexico City, July 1 (IANS) Mexicans headed to the polls on Sunday, with some 89 million voters eligible to cast ballots for a new president and candidates running for some 3,400 other posts in 30 of Mexico's 32 states. Polling places opened at 8 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. The frontrunner in the polls is leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the candidate of a coalition formed b...

20 days ago
Mexican journalist shot dead

Mexico City, July 1 (IANS) A Mexican journalist was shot dead in a bar in the state of Quintana Roo, the eight such murder case this year. Jose Guadalupe Chan Dzib was a well-known journalist in southeastern Mexico who had worked in several newspapers and was presently working as a crime reporter for Playa News, an online newspaper based in the resort town of Playa del Carmen, reports Ef...

20 days ago
Mexicans to elect continuity or change in Sunday's election

Mexico City, July 1 (IANS) Some 89 million Mexicans will be able to vote in Sunday's presidential election, when they will decide whether they elect continuity, embodied in the two right-wing parties, the PRI and the PAN, or change, represented by the left-leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. In a country that has endured high levels of corruption and an intense wave of violenc...

25 days ago
Mexican town's police force arrested over political murder

Mexico City, June 26 (IANS) All 28 members of the police force in the Mexican town of Ocampo were taken into custody after the murder of a mayoral candidate, the state Attorney General's Office has said. The municipal police, including the chief, were detained on suspicion of ties to organised crime, the Michoacan state Attorney General Office said on Monday. Fernando Angeles Jua...

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