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Wonderful World: Discover Athens

Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about a European city that has a history of more than 3 thousand years; much of the influence of western culture was born there. We refer to about Athens, Greece. The foundation of Athens dates back to, according to historians, the tenth century BC; it has a population of nearly 700 …

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Wonderful World: Discover Queretaro

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about a city in our neighboring country Mexico, which is the main headquarters of the aeronautical industry in the country, as well as one of the cities with the highest GDP in all of Mexico: We are talking about Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. Founded in 1531 by Fernando …

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AIDS infections in Mexico have tripled

By Roberta Pardo Every year, 15,000 people get diagnosed with AIDS in Mexico — about 41 people per day. According to statistics from the Mexican National Center for HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention and Control, the number of diagnoses has almost tripled since 2010. In almost nine years, the number of HIV-positive cases in Mexicans between the ages of 15 and …

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Mexican swimmer with Down syndrome keeps inspiring others

By Roberta Pardo A Mexican swimmer is breaking records. Yaroslavi Romero, who was born with Down syndrome, has won 250 medals throughout her career. Most recently, she won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the last Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Romero was diagnosed with Down syndrome 17 days after she was born, according to the …

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Wonderful World: Discover Havana

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we are talking about the capital of our dear neighboring island Cuba, which in addition to being the most populated city is also the main tourist center of the country. We refer to Havana, Cuba. Founded in 1514 by conquistador Panfilo Narvaez, it has a population of over 2.2 million inhabitants. Havana …

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Mexico deploys National Guard to border with Guatemala

Mexico has announced it is taking steps to secure its southern border to help curb the flow of Central American migrants traveling through the country en route to the United States. As part of an agreement with the United States to prevent tariffs, Mexico has agreed to send up to 6,000 members of its National Guard to the Mexico-Guatemala border. …

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New policy requires visa applicants to provide social media information

By Chara On May 31, the U.S. Department of State launched a new policy requiring visa applicants to provide social media usernames, email addresses and phone numbers. The announcement of the policy was made in March 2018. The State Department said it is updating all its visa applications to add the new requirements. “We already request certain contact information, travel …

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Mexímetro 05.30.19

04/23/19 Cinco personas que viajaban en un helicóptero de la Secretaría de Marina murieron después de que la aeronave se cayera en Querétaro. Autoridades de la Secretaría están investigando qué fue lo que ocasionó que la nave cayera pues al día de hoy se desconoce que fue lo que sucedió. 04/24/19 La policía de la Ciudad de México está tras …

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Wonderful World: Discover Helsinki

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about one of the most important capital cities in Europe, considered by several studies and magazines as one of the best cities in the world to live and start businesses. We are talking about Helsinki, Finland. Its foundation happened in 1550 by King Gustav I of Sweden, and …

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Earthquake strikes Peru, leaves one dead

By Roberta Pardo An 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday (May 26), collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas, multiple news agencies reported. The earthquake was felt as far afield as Lima, Peru; Caracas, Venezuela; and Quito, Ecuador. Only one person was killed and at least 11 people have …

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