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Is it possible for the financial sector of Latin America and the Caribbean not only to think about earning money but also to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? The answer was sought in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a regional roundtable on sustainable finance, the United Nations Environment Finance Initiative. “How to mobilise […]The post Latin America Discusses How to Finance the Sustainable Development Agenda appeared first on Inter Press S…
09.19 / 23:46
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The relieved sigh Puerto Ricans heaved after Hurricane Irma's menacing eye just missed them two weeks ago has long been forgotten now that Hurricane Maria, Irma's wicked cousin, has everyone … Click to Continue…
09.19 / 23:43
miamiherald.com
Floodwaters are receding after Hurricane Max made landfall in Guerrero last week, leaving 25 municipalities awaiting disaster relief funds. The category 1 hurricane did most of its damage in the FULL STORY The post Disaster funds sought for victims of Max appeared first on Mexico News…
09.19 / 22:59
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The distribution of aid to victims of the September 7 earthquake is being openly used for political purposes in the worst affected region of the country, according to non-governmental organizations FULL STORY The post Politics at work in Oaxaca quake aid appeared first on Mexico News…
09.19 / 22:59
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Puerto Rico’s power grid is a mess. The island’s utility provider filed for a form of bankruptcy in July, and two months later Hurricane Irma passed just north of San … Click to Continue »…
09.19 / 22:35
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BRAZIL: Utility Engie has confirmed an agreement to acquire 608MW of wind power developing rights in the Brazilian state of Bahia from local developer Renova…
09.19 / 22:06
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More than 50 people have been reported dead following today’s earthquakes in Morelos and Puebla, and the death toll may well rise further as rescue workers and volunteers scramble to FULL STORY The post Earthquake death toll is 50 in three states appeared first on Mexico News D…
09.19 / 21:47
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A US $840-million theme park based on Mayan culture will be built near Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo. At a ceremony held at the president’s residence in Mexico City, FULL STORY The post $840mn theme park announced for QR appeared first on Mexico News…
09.19 / 21:47
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The Mexican film industry earned international recognition last weekend when a Spanish-Mexican production called The Motive won the Special Presentations prize at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). El autor, as the FULL STORY The post Film wins award at Toronto festival appeared first on Mexico News D…
09.19 / 21:47
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Reports are now indicating severe damage in various parts of Mexico City after two earthquakes that struck simulataneously at 1:14pm today. There have been no reports of fatalities or injuries FULL STORY The post Buildings collapse in 2 simultaneous quakes appeared first on Mexico News…
09.19 / 21:47
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There are preliminary reports of minor damage after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico City at 1:14pm today. The National Seismological Service reported the quake’s epicenter was 55 kilometers south-southwest of FULL STORY The post Mexico City rocked by 7.1-earthquake appeared first on Mexico News D…
09.19 / 20:42
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Margarita’s 13-year-old son, Carlos, usually sits in a wheelchair. He suffered a cardiac arrest just after birth and was diagnosed with near loss of brain function. Since then, Margarita has dedicated herself to taking care of him, becoming well acquainted with his frequent epileptic seizures and spending thousands of dollars on hospitalizations. Margarita lives in an apartment near the center of Mexico City with the signatures of a modest middle-class life there: a spacious living room, a …
09.19 / 20:10
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The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, adopted in 2004 (BWM), comes into force on 8 September, and aims to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, establishing standards and procedures for the management and control of ballast water and sediments of ships. Accordingly, all ships engaged in international maritime transport must carry out their ballast and sediment water management in accordance w…
09.19 / 19:47
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Mountainous Dominica, the southernmost of the Leeward Islands,escaped Irma’s wrath, but Hurricane Maria’s 160 mph winds overwhelmed the small island, even tearing the roof from the prime minister’s home and … Click to Continue »…
09.19 / 16:15
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BP Energía México, BP’s natural gas marketing and trading arm in Mexico, has started to deliver approximately 200,000 MMBtu a day of natural gas to industrial users, local distribution companies and independent power producers in eight states in Mexico, making BP one of the first private companies to supply natural gas to the domestic market under the country’s energy reform measu…
09.19 / 14:15
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Riviera Maya, Q.R. — DreamWorks theme park gets booted and instead, is replaced by Maya themed park. A highly anticipated announcement came late yesterday as the president of Mexico, along with Quintana Roo state governor, were scheduled to officially announce the permanent placement of the new DreamWorks theme park for Riviera Maya. That statement, however, took a turn when officials announced a radical change in conception that instead of DreamWorks, the same proposed park area…
09.19 / 14:03
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Mexico City, Mexico — The government of Mexico has been granted its extradition request for the ex-governor of Quintana Roo. The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), has reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama has granted Mexico its extradition request. They also said that they have notified Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo of its decision, that the Mexican government has been gra…
09.19 / 14:03
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Cancún, Q.R. — A new tourist tax proposal for those arriving into Mexico by air will benefit the state of Quintana Roo, says the Consejo Nacional Empresarial Turístico (CNET). The proposal for the collection of a new $20 tax for the use of tourism infrastructure was created by National Business Tourism Council (CNET) and taken over by the Federal Ministry of Tourism, which proposes that Quintana Roo be the first state to apply the new tax. José Chapur Zahoul, vice president of CNET s…
09.19 / 14:03
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 I first became a “dreamer” more than forty years ago. That is when my parents brought my sisters and me to the heart of East Oakland for what we thought was a summer vacation. Since then, I have not retu…
09.19 / 13:20
newamericamedia.org
Photo: Maria Luisa Pallares (second in middle row) practices TaiChi at a health event organized by Sunset Community Health Center in Yuma. Ariz. (Credit Stephanie Sanchez) Click to listen to her public radio report.YUMA, Ariz.--At age 82, Maria Luisa…
09.19 / 13:20
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