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A local security secretary and 12 police officers were shot dead in Guerrero state Monday, authorities said, the worst episode in a day of violence across southwestern Mexico that killed at least 19 people.
Eleven people were initially reported killed in the attack in El Papayo, which is in the Guerrero township of Coyuca de Benítez on the Pacific Coast.
Officials are finding themselves increasingly endangered where powerful drug cartels continue to fight for control.

October 24, 2023
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The Baja California Sur Health Secretariat recommends to use face masks in case of symptoms of respiratory diseases remains in force. In addition, the measure is also suggested for elderly people and people with underlying conditions.
The research program on epidemiological risks of the National Autonomous University Mexico (UNAM) has registered “a wide circulation of the virus at the community level that coincides with the recent report of new subvariants of the virus,”

September 22, 2023
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The decision by Mexico’s Supreme Court to invalidate all federal criminal penalties for abortion opened access for millions of people in the sprawling public health system a year after the court’s U.S. counterpart went in the opposite direction.
Under Mexico ‘s legal system, the ruling did not invalidate all criminal penalties for abortion, which remained on the books Thursday in 20 of Mexico’s 32 states.

September 07, 2023
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Heavy rains during afternoon and into the evening accompanied by lightning and thunder in La Paz area.
Limitation in traffic due to flooded fords
Full report at Baja News

August 31, 2023
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Mexico supplanted China this year as the United States' top trading partner.
The decline of China as the USA's top trading partner comes after years of worsening U.S.-China relations and reflects Mexico's rise in manufacturing — hastened along by a new push to "nearshore" that work closer to the U.S.

July 21, 2023
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After stalling the process of Sweden joining due to Turkey's concerns about the country harboring PKK members, President Erdoğan has given the green light for the Northern European country's accession to the military alliance.

July 14, 2023
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A year from now, Claudia Sheinbaum is likely to be Mexico's next president. It’s also because Sheinbaum is an undeniably impressive candidate who’s built a solid reputation as the leftist mayor of Mexico City. Like López Obrador, she pledges to “shrink the great inequalities” that have defined Mexican society throughout its history.

July 03, 2023
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A semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 7,000 pounds of suspected cocaine was intercepted in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, the country’s navy announced Thursday, in a dramatic seizure captured on video.

July 03, 2023
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This is INFORMATION, nothing else.
No alarmista style fear mongering!
For the majority of people this new version, COVID-19 subvariant, XBB. 1.16 aka "Arcturus", spiking at moment also in Mexico and USA (see attached screenshot 23. April 2023) should not become a issue if proper vaccinated and boostered.
However, seniors and people with weakened immune systems should consult a competent doctor and consider a second, recently approved omicron-targeted boosters.

April 24, 2023
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If the Murdocks (owner of Fox News Channel) were willing to part with three-quarters of a billion ($787 million to be exact) to keep this suit from going to trial, imagine how devastating they believed the trial would have been!
Dominion just got walk-away money 7x their worth.
Not taking the money would have been business malpractice.
The sad part: The truth on how they lie to their viewer never see the light of day.....
PLENTY of those here in expat community....

April 18, 2023
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AMLO must be losing his cookies!! He is going full blaming for factual reporting!!
Mexico’s president claimed Monday that his country is safer than the United States, a week after two U.S. citizens were killed.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said U.S. travel warnings and reports of violence in Mexico were the result of a conspiracy by conservative politicians and U.S. media outlets to smear his administration.

March 15, 2023
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On 3. March 1519, Hernán Cortés arrives in Mexico with 500 troops to crush the Aztec empire.
After coming ashore, he supposedly orders his ships scuttled. Cortés believes that by eliminating the expedition's only means of escape, his men will fight harder.

March 05, 2023
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The mayor of Mazatlan on Mexico's Pacific coast, Luis Guillermo Benitez, told reporters on Saturday that tests were pending to confirm that a body found Thursday was Vazquez, but "everything indicates that it is her."
Police found the body floating in a canal in Mazatlan.
Mexican media has described Vazquez as a journalist. The Committee to Protect Journalists told Reuters it was still investigating whether she was a journalist and whether her death was motivated by her profession.

August 29, 2022
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Scientists find ‘stealth’ version of Omicron not identifiable with PCR test
Researchers fear new Covid variant could spread unnoticed because rough means of flagging up cases does not work

December 07, 2021
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A week after the variant was named Omicron, the world is still scrambling to understand the true threat posed by the variant.
The first real world data showing the coronavirus variant Omicron may evade some of our immunity has been reported by scientists in South Africa.
However, they are now detecting a spike in re-infections. They have not tested each patient to prove it is Omicron, but they say the timing suggests the variant is the driving force.

December 03, 2021
Baja News

According to this graphic in New York Times Baja California Sur shows a rise of 137% (This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts show change in daily averages and are each on their own scale.)

November 25, 2021
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Cartel expert recommends tourists "DON'T GO"
Things have become so dangerous that on Wednesday, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the creation of a “tourist battalion” — 1,500 National Guard soldiers wielding automatic weapons to keep visitors safe.

November 25, 2021
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Tested in Mexico and USA - U.S.-based Novavax announced the vaccine, produced using different technology than current shots had proven about 90% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 in a study of nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and Mexico. It also worked against variants circulating in those countries at the time, it said.

November 03, 2021