Tag Archives: Mexico

Two Killed In Cancun “Gender Reveal” Plane Crash

TMZ reports: A gender reveal in Mexico went tragically wrong when a plane streaming a sign about a baby girl plunged into the waters off Cancun – killing two people on board while the parents-to-be and their guests watched in horror from a boat, according to reports. “It’s a girl!” the guests are heard screaming as the single-engine Cessna 206, …

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Mexico Is On The Verge Of Fully Legalizing Marijuana

The New York Times reports: Lawmakers in Mexico approved a bill Wednesday night to legalize recreational marijuana, a milestone for the country, which is in the throes of a drug war and could become the world’s largest cannabis market, leaving the United States between two pot-selling neighbors. The 316-to-129 vote in Mexico’s lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, came more …

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Biden To Meet With Mexican President On Migration

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden is planning a virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the coronavirus and cooperating on economic and national security issues. Mexico’s president has said he intends during the meeting to propose to Biden a new Bracero-style immigrant …

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Cruz Posts Photos Showing Him Handing Out Water

Mediaite reports: Late on Saturday night, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted three photos of himself helping out fellow Texans while the state continues to deal with the aftermath of freezing temperatures, widespread power outages, and a water shortage. But the post captioned, “#TexasStrong,” didn’t sit well with many Twitter users, who promptly called him out due to the senator’s family …

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Texas Democrats Demand Resignation Of Ted Cruz

The Washington Post reports: The Texas Democratic Party is calling on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to resign after unverified photos surfaced on social media purportedly showing him traveling to Cancun, Mexico, as millions of Texas residents were without power amid blackouts from the freezing weather. “Texans are dying and you’re on a flight to Cancun,” the Texas Democrats said in …

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Cruz Accused Of Vacationing In Mexico As TX Freezes

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports: Photos circulating on Twitter late Wednesday purport to show Texas Senator Ted Cruz on a flight to Cancun, Mexico, during the state‘s historic disaster. One sleuth cited clues from a photo that puts Cruz inside the Houston International Airport near the terminal for a United flight to Cancun at 4:10 p.m. Less than an …

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Covidiot Mexican President Is Sick With Coronavirus

CNN reports: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tested positive for Covid-19, he said on Sunday evening. The President, who tweeted from his official Twitter account, said his symptoms are mild and that he was receiving medical treatment. “I regret to inform you that I have contracted Covid-19. The symptoms are mild, but I am already receiving medical treatment. …

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Cardinal Claims COVID Vax Contains Satanic Microchips

The New York Daily News reports: A Mexican cardinal’s Facebook video was flagged after he said COVID vaccines were being used to implant satanic microchips in people. Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, 87, claimed vaccines come with a microchip that has “the mark of the beast.” Sandoval was archbishop of Guadalajara for 17 years before retiring in 2011. He continued to …

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Mexican President Sends “Chilly” Congrats To Biden

The Associated Press reports: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday he sent a letter of congratulations to U.S. President-elect Jose Biden, becoming one of the last world leaders to do so. The tardy and somewhat chilly letter López Obrador sent late Monday contrasted with the cordial and friendly relationship he had with President Donald Trump. The move by …

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Mexican President Still Won’t Congratulate Biden

Reuters reports: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday again declined to congratulate Joe Biden for winning the U.S. presidential election, making him stand out increasingly among world leaders who have withheld their recognition. “We do not agree with offering congratulations in advance,” Lopez Obrador told reporters at a regular government news conference. “What’s the best thing? For us …

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Mexican President Withholds Congratulating Biden

The Guardian reports: Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said today he would not congratulate a winner of the US presidential election until legal challenges are concluded, in an apparent bid to avoid friction with Washington during the transition. Democrat Joe Biden won the election on Saturday. Mexico is the United States’ top trade partner, with over $600bn of annual …

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US Extends Border Closures With Mexico And Canada

The Washington Post reports: Restrictions on all nonessential travel at the United States’ land borders with Canada and Mexico will enter their eighth month, U.S. acting homeland security secretary Chad Wolf said Monday. “To continue to limit the spread of covid-19, the U.S., Mexico, & Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel until Nov. 21,” he said in a …

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Mexico City Lawmakers Criminalize Ex-Gay Torture

Reuters reports: Mexico City’s regional congress on Friday approved a bill to criminalize gay conversion therapy, in a step hailed as a major victory for Mexico’s gay and lesbian community. Methods applied by proponents of conversion therapy to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity have ranged from psychological counseling to religious instruction and even electroshock therapy. The practice …

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Mexican State Closes Border With Arizona Over COVID

The Arizona Daily Star reports: Mexican authorities are closing the U.S-Sonora border to nonessential travel this holiday weekend, when Arizonans would normally flock to Mexican beach towns like Rocky Point and San Carlos for the Fourth of July. Starting Saturday, July 4, southbound travelers without essential business in Sonora will be turned away at border checkpoints in Nogales, Agua Prieta, …

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7.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Southern Mexico [VIDEO]

The Weather Channel reports: A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Mexican state of Oaxaca and prompted tsunami warnings for Mexico and parts of Central America. The quake struck at 10:29 a.m. local time Tuesday about 7 miles southwest of Santa María Zapotitlán, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said tsunami waves of 3 to 9 …

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Trump Deploys More US Troops To Mexican Border

Fox News reports: The Trump administration is sending more than 500 troops to the southern border, as part of the ongoing effort there to combat the coronavirus threat by preventing more infections coming into the U.S. interior. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made the request that the Defense Department provide 540 personnel to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) …

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Farmers Brace For Lack Of Mexican Guest Workers

Reuters reports: U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in Mexico to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The expected restrictions on migrant workers come as Americans strip grocery stores bare in preparation for potential orders to quarantine. Starting on Wednesday, new applications …

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SCOTUS Backs Trump On “Remain In Mexico” Policy

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Trump administration may continue its “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers while lower-court challenges continue, after the federal government warned that tens of thousands of immigrants massed at the southern border could overwhelm the immigration system. The justices reversed a decision of a panel of the U.S. Court …

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Cruise Ships Collide Off Mexican Coast [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Two Carnival Cruise ships collided near the Port of Cozumel, Mexico on Friday. ABC Action News has learned the Carnival Glory collided with the Carnival Legend, which departed from Tampa on December 15. The collision happened around 8:50 a.m. local time. Passengers have started posting video showing major damage to the Carnival Glory. The Tampa Bay Times …

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Mexican Prez Fights Move To Weaken Church/State Line

The Associated Press reports: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he does not support a proposal to further relax Mexico’s strict legal separation of church and state, throwing cold water on a bill that would upend longstanding political doctrine in the country. The proposal would modify the Law of Religious Associations and Public Worship to eliminate historic language enshrining …

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