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Nine dead in ambush attack near U.S.-Mexico border

By Roberta Pardo At least nine U.S. citizens, including six children, were killed Monday (Nov. 4) in an apparent ambush attack on a highway in the Mexican state of Sonora, which borders the United States. Seven other children survived, including a months-old baby; five of the children were wounded, according to Denise LeBaron-Ramos, a Kansas City immigration attorney whose family …

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Mexican scientists claim to have cured HPV

By Chara A group of scientists from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN) in Mexico claim to have cured 29 women who had the human papillomavirus (HPV) in Mexico City. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that is transmitted through intimate physical contact. Some HPV strains are known to cause cervical cancer. Statistics from the American Sexual Health Association state that …

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Wonderful World: Discover Papua New Guinea

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about the second biggest island of the world, one of the top worldwide places to practice diving. We refer to Papua New Guinea. The island is divided in two nations: Papua New Guinea and Western New Guinea. Papua got its independence in 1975 and it has almost 7.5 …

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Bolivia experiences nationwide protests over election results

By Roberta Pardo Protests in Bolivia against alleged electoral fraud have entered their second week. On Monday (Oct. 28), street battles broke out between supporters and opposers of President Evo Morales, leaving dozens injured. Pro- and anti-Morales demonstrators clashed in La Paz, forcing the police to use tear gas to try to disperse the clashes, multiple media outlets reported. In …

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Dia de los Muertos traditions extend beyond Mexico

By Chara Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is typically associated with Mexican culture. But observance of the Nov. 1-2 holiday is becoming an annual tradition in other countries, too. Rooted in ancient traditions that have been observed by generations of Mexicans, the holiday is based on the belief is that a deceased person’s soul will return to …

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Wonderful World: Discover Aguascalientes

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about a city in our neighboring country of Mexico, a city in which one of the most important national fairs of the country takes place and which also bears its name because of the big number of thermal waters found in the region. We are talking about Aguascalientes, …

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Guns, vehicles blaze in Culiacan as cartel and authorities clash

By Chara At least eight people died on Oct. 17 in Culiacan, the capital city of the Mexican state of Sinaloa, as a result of fighting between Mexican authorities and the Sinaloa Cartel. The Washington Post and other media outlets reported the fighting broke out as Mexican law enforcement authorities closed in on the compound housing cartel member Ovidio Guzman …

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At least 13 police dead in ambush attack in Michoacan

The Mexican Ministry of Public Safety reported that 13 police officers died Monday (Oct. 14) after being ambushed while on the job in Michoacan, one of the states hit the hardest by drug trafficking violence. The Ministry of Public Safety of the state of Michoacan shared in a tweet that the officers were attending a judicial mandate in the municipality. …

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Wonderful World: Discover Taipei

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about the capital of an Asian country famously known as Taiwan, but its official name is the Republic of China. We are talking about Taipei, Republic of China. It was founded in early eighteenth century and it has a population of more than 2.7 million inhabitants while its …

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Crisis in Ecuador ends

By Roberta Pardo Protests in Ecuador end after deal reached with indigenous leaders The government of Ecuador and indigenous leaders in Ecuador reached an agreement Sunday (Oct. 13): The controversial Decree 883 that unleashed a national crisis will be lifted and replaced. In a tweet, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno called the agreement a “solution for peace and for the country.” …

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