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Mexico hosts Math Olympiad qualifier

By Chara Mexico City team takes first Some Mexico City students will get to visit Bulgaria in a few months to display their math skills. In June, 194 elementary and junior high school students ages 10-15 participated in a Math Olympiad in Mexico. Organized by the Mexican Math Olympics Committee, the competition was a qualifier for the 2018 International Math …

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Mexico exporting its talent

By Chara Workers leaving for Europe, North America A recent article published by the newspaper El Horizonte in Mexico indicated that more than 1.4 million highly skilled Mexican workers are working abroad. Most of those who choose to work abroad are going to the United States, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada. The exodus of high-skilled laborers has resulted …

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An unhappy Venezuelan Independence Day

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez On July 5, Venezuela celebrated Independence Day. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a happy day for the South American country. Instead, another act of violence terrorized the nation. An armed militia that follows and idolizes President Nicolas Maduro’s communist regime forced its way into the Venezuelan National Assembly building in Caracas. Men and women armed with wooden sticks …

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Videgaray visits United States

By Chara On Monday (July 10), Mexican First Minister Luis Videgaray began a three-day visit of Washington, D.C., dropping by the White House to meet with President Trump’s staff and members of the U.S. Congress to discuss the renegotiation of NAFTA and other topics. According to news agency EFE, Videgaray also discussed immigration issues and how to combat drug trafficking. …

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North Korea’s “Independence Day gift”

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez On Tuesday (July 4), while the United States was celebrating Independence Day, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was testing his country’s newest, strongest missile to date. The latest missile test was North Korea’s longest-reaching weapon yet — capable of reaching Alaska. Thus, the United States and its allies are pressured to collaborate on a strategy …

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Mexican government accused of using spyware on journalists, activists

By Melissa Arroyo A collaborative investigation by Mexican journalists and researchers in Canada found that the Mexican government had acquired sophisticated spyware to allow it to spy on journalists, human rights activists and anti-corruption defenders. After the news had appeared in The New York Times, the Mexican government released a statement denying the allegations, assuring that the government respected the …

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Has the first Mexican cartel arrived in Argentina?

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez A recent incident begs this question: Are Mexican drug cartels working their way deep into South America? As media agencies have reported, four Mexicans from the state of Michoacan were arrested on drug charges, with two of them escaping. In addition, 13 Argentines were arrested, including three brothers and a director of a commercial chamber. All …

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Earthquake shakes Guatemala, southern Mexico

By Chara On Wednesday (June 14), a 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala and southern Mexico, damaging houses, highways and businesses in the region. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was located at the base of the Tajamulco volcano, the highest volcano in Central America. The earthquake left one person dead (from a heart attack) and 14 injured. Guatemala’s Disaster …

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Sismo de 6.9 grados sacude frontera de Guatemala y México

CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA – Un terremoto de magnitud 6,9 en el oeste de Guatemala, cerca de la frontera con México, causó daños moderados a las casas, provocó derrumbes en las carreteras e hirió al menos a una persona el miércoles. El Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos informó que el temblor estaba centrado 5 millas al suroeste de Tajumulco, Guatemala cerca …

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“13 Reasons Why,” teen suicide and the bigger picture

An online series is helping to break the ice about the highly difficult topic of teen suicide. The trending Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is a story about a teen-age boy who discovers the reasons why his high school friend committed suicide. Shortly after its release in March, counselors, social workers and members of the mental health community spoke out …

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