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People in Brazil have been overwhelmed by the flood of news stories about the huge web of corruption woven by the country’s biggest construction company, Odebrecht, which is active in dozens of fields and countries. The business empire built by three generations of the Odebrecht family is falling apart after three years of investigation by […
02.23 / 02:03
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The outspoken leader of the leftist party called Morena will visit the United Nations and the Inter-American Human Rights Commission to demand intervention by the international community against the United FULL STORY The post AMLO to challenge US over human rights appeared first on Mexico News…
02.23 / 01:14
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The discovery of personal documents belonging to Karime Macías, wife of former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte, has prompted opposition Senators to ask why the fugitive ex-governor has not yet been FULL STORY The post Duarte’s ‘evaporation:’ is search a sham? appeared first on Mexico News …
02.23 / 00:07
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Dozens of houses and almost 3,500 hectares of forest have been destroyed by fires which continue to burn in…
02.22 / 23:20
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Image copyright AP Image caption Mexico will not hesitate to defend human rights, the foreign secretary said Mexico has condemned new guidelines issued by the United States on deporting undocumented immigrants. Under plans unveiled by the Trump administration on Tuesday, almost all people staying in the US illegally can be subject to deportation. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said his country could not "accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another." The row…
02.22 / 23:20
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 Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and David Perdue, R-Georgia, proposed the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act Feb. 7, which aims to cut legal immigration by 50 percent by eliminating several categories of family-based visas.Most significantly, the bill would …
02.22 / 19:35
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eluniverso.com (opinion) (machine translated) Vehicles without license plates public safety risk It is easy to see them in the exclusive lanes of the Metrovía or on fast roads such as the Narcisa de Jesús Highway or the Perimetral road, places where radars are installed to check that the provisions are met Legal and that they […
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Playa del Carmen continues to deal with strong winds and stronger wind gusts that have seen nautical activities nearly paralyzed. Winds of up to 50 kms / hour have been reported in several parts of the region, making water activities such as jet skiing and parasailing impossible. There are approximately 500 people who rely on water tourism for their livelihood, many of which say they have been left with complete economical losses for most of this week. Over the w…
02.22 / 18:08
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Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – The long-standing club icon, The Blue Parrot, will not be reopening. Ricardo del Valle Prieto of the Bars and Nightclubs Association, says that once the investigation from the January shooting has been completed, a new project in that space will start. It has been announced that in place of The Blue Parrot will stand a new hotel. The hotel, which has not been named, will stretch across a large part of the beachfront estate and will include a hosting center and c…
02.22 / 18:08
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Tulum, Q.R. — Another famous Hollywood face has been spotted along the beaches of Mexico’s Riviera Maya as shots are snapped of Drew Barrymore. The actress spent a week at a spa retreat in the relaxing seaside resort town of Tulum, just south of Playa del Carmen. The 41-year-old actress was seen enjoying the beaches with a group of friends indulging in spa treatments and yoga sessions. Tulum has long been a Hollywood preference for those looking to relax. Other famous faces seen a…
02.22 / 18:08
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An important safety and security issue for women in Ecuador is the risk of harassment and aggressive sexual behavior by men when traveling by bus. Below is a video of a young woman on Sunday February 19th, 2017, who boarded a bus from Ballenita to Anconcito. She catches a pervert in the act and confronts…
Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised UN agency and international financial institution that invests in eradicating rural poverty in developing countries around the world. “I have come from the rural world. I have first-hand knowledge of […
02.22 / 15:07
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The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado has led to some interesting developments in the war on drugs. According to a video segment on Fox News, seizures of marijuana flowing out of Colorado into neighboring states has risen from 58 in 2008, to 394 in 2015. This indicates Colorado has unwittingly become an exporter of legal weed, found to be illegal in many adjoining…
02.22 / 13:38
420intel.com
IN NOVEMBER 57% of Californians voted to legalise the growing and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Americans in seven other states and Washington, DC, are now, or soon expect to be, free to puff away at leisure, but liberalisation in the most populous border state will be felt acutely down south. Mexico has just marked the tenth anniversary of a war on drugs. It has spent millions of dollars on eradicating cannabis. Now it will abut a huge regulated market for the stuff—and one w…
02.22 / 13:38
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Mexico's senate has voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. The bill falls short of demands among some critics who argue that wider legalization can help the country reduce drug-related violence. Following a national debate on narcotics policy, the Mexican senate passed a bill on Tuesday approving the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Senators voted 98-7 for the legislation, moving Mexico closer to joining several US states and other nations in Latin America in a…
02.22 / 13:38
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I had heard about the murders and kidnappings that happen in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras’s main and capital city respectively.  While these stories and incidents did stick in the back of my mind, I did not let them deter me from booking a shuttle ticket heading to La Ceiba, the port city en [...] The post My Crazy Adventure Entering Honduras appeared first on Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The Wo…
02.22 / 12:23
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Panama may not be known around the world for its cuisine in particular, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ample dishes to savor during your trip to the country. Many of the dishes you’ll find are similar to those in other Central American countries; however, they are unique in their own Panamanian way and give [...] The post A Guide To Panamanian Cuisine appeared first on Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The World…
02.22 / 12:23
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Colorful wooden houses, spectacular beaches and awe-inspiring vistas are enough to warrant San Juan del Sur a spot on your Nicaraguan bucket list. Add in the world-renowned surf scene and splendid sunsets, and you might just find yourself settling into the slow way of life for longer than you first anticipated. Introducing San Juan del [...] The post Introducing San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua appeared first on Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The…
02.22 / 12:23
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El Zopilote is an organic farm hostel located on the smaller island of Ometepe, a volcanic island located on Lake Nicaragua.  It is a destination for travelers looking to stay in a permaculture environment that employs locals, uses environmentally sustainable methods for housing, showers, and food sourcing, allows visitors to volunteer their time helping out [...] The post Lessons Learned from Getting Robbed in Ometepe appeared first on Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The …
02.22 / 12:23
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Honduras isn’t usually on the top of everyone’s list of travel destinations. It has been in the news recently for an unstable political system and one of its cities, San Pedro Sula, was recently listed as one of the most dangerous city in the world, according to The Washington Post. While Honduras, and all of [...] The post Traveling Safely Around Honduras appeared first on Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The Wor…
02.22 / 12:23
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