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Earthquake: How to prepare for this disaster

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez Until Sunday (Nov. 12), the deadliest earthquake of 2017 had taken place in September around Mexico City, where 369 people died. However, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake took place late Sunday night with an epicenter across the Iraq-Iran border. The earthquake was so powerful that it was felt in Turkey and Pakistan. As of this writing, the death …

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TSA implementing new security procedures at airports

By Chara Recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it would soon start implementing new security measures at airports in the United States and outside the country. The measures will affect passengers with carry-on items. One measure is that passengers will be required to place electronics larger than a cellphone in bins for X-ray screening. “TSA has enhanced its security …

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Woodland assists Mexico City with earthquake recovery

Photos courtesy by Woodland Charity A Kansas City area non-profit organization is aiding in Mexico City’s efforts to recover from a September earthquake. From Oct. 22 to 27, a volunteer team from Woodland Charities visited Mexico City to support the distribution of the humanitarian aid that had been sent on Oct. 4 from Kansas City to Mexico. During the Woodland …

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Puerto Rico to soon have power

By Chara Power might soon be restored in Puerto Rico. Multiple media sources have reported that Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings has received a $300 contract to restore areas of Puerto Rico that remain without power because of damage in September from Hurricane Maria – about 75 percent of the Caribbean island. At press time, Whitefish had received $2 million for …

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Some Mexico City residents still struggling to recover from earthquake

By Teresa Siqueira Most Mexico City residents are on the road to recovery following the Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico, having returned to work and/or school. For residents such as Socorro Maldonado, the recovery process is taking longer. Maldonado started Sept. 19 as she did any other day, not expecting that her life would change the way it did. She …

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Trudeau visits Mexico

By Chara On Oct. 12 and 13, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Mexico to discuss equality, human rights, NAFTA and Canada’s relationship with Mexico. Trudeau’s visit in Mexico followed his visit to the United States. During his tour of both countries, he met with community organizations and political leaders, including senators. One political leader Trudeau met with during his …

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Kahlo’s iconic status is justified for many reasons

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Ask Latinos and non-Latinos alike to name a famous female Latin American artist and, chances are, one name will immediately come to mind: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Kahlo has become a cultural icon in recent years, particularly since the release of the 2002 biopic “Frida,” starring and co-produced by Salma Hayek. And for good reason. Or …

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Diplomatic problems arise amid unexplained attacks in Havana

By Tere Siqueira On Tuesday (Oct. 4), the Trump administration expelled 15 Cuban diplomats from Washington, D.C. In addition, the administration has ordered non-essential diplomats and families out of Havana, the Cuban capital. Both actions were taken because of mysterious attacks in December 2016 in Cuba that the Cuban government has failed to explain. During the attacks, at least 21 …

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Travel ban, third edition

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez Many of you might not have heard much lately about President Trump’s attempt to impose travel bans. That doesn’t mean it has been eliminated. Nor does it mean it should be forgotten. The Trump administration has revealed new travel restrictions on certain nations. On Sunday (Sept. 24), the White House announced the new travel ban and …

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Street Talk: Mexico City residents help one another after earthquake

By Tere Siqueira After the deadly Sept. 19 earthquake that shook part of Mexico, Mexico City residents didn’t wait for the government for help. They helped one another instead. Recently, Dos Mundos asked some Mexico City residents how they had helped their fellow citizens who were earthquake victims. Here are their answers: “The day after the earthquake, we got together …

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