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Street Talk: Mexican earthquake

By Tere Siqueira On Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 19), a powerful earthquake hit Mexico. At press time, more than 40 buildings had collapsed and the death toll was reported to be more than 200 people. To get a sense of the mood in Mexico, Dos Mundos asked some Mexico City residents about how they lived through the earthquake. Here are their …

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7.1 earthquake hits Mexico

By Chara Sept. 19, 2017, will probably be a day that millions of Mexicans remember. That day, a Tuesday, a 7.1 earthquake shook parts of Mexico, including Puebla, Guerrero, the State of Mexico and Mexico City. At press time, the death toll was reported at more than 225 people and was expected to keep increasing. According to the U.S. Geological …

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Deadly earthquake strikes Mexico

By Chara The death toll from the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in the last 100 years keeps rising. At press time, over 90 deaths had been reported from an 8.2 earthquake that took place on Sept. 7. In addition, the disaster had left more than 1,000 houses in shambles and more than 1 million people needing assistance. With an …

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Record number of natural disasters

By Dermidio Juez-Perez This year, the United States has been hit by a record number of natural disasters. Recently, several California towns set all-time heat records. At press time, 110 large fires were burning in various parts of the country. And as multiple news agencies have reported, the nation has suffered through some of the most severe hurricanes in its …

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Mexican boy invents cactus-based graffiti remover

By Chara An 11-year-old boy from Mexico has created a graffiti remover that uses parts of the cactus (nopal) plant. The inventor is Jayro Diaz Hernandez. A native of Morelia, Michoacan, Diaz Hernandez joined the Adopt a Talent Program (also known by its Spanish acronym, PAUTA) in Morelia and worked with a group of advisors from the Universidad Latina de …

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North Korea: A true threat to the United States

Commentary by Dermidio Juez-Perez Over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-4), North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test. But this test was different than previous ones. The latest test helped prove something: that Kim Jong Un’s regime has become a true threat. U.S. military experts fear that North Korea might pose a credible nuclear threat to the U.S. mainland – something …

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ISIS issues propaganda video in Spanish

By Dermidio Juez-Perez A week after the deadly terrorist attacks in Spain, ISIS published a new propaganda video – this time, in Spanish and directed to Spain. In the latest video, an ISIS soldier states the terrorist group wants to restore al-Andalus, a former Muslim territory in Spain in the Middle Ages. In Spanish, the soldier states: “With God’s permission, …

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“El Chapo” hires private defender

By Chara Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera – a.k.a., “El Chapo” – has hired private attorney Jeffrey Lichtman to defend him against criminal charges in the United States. Lichtman – who successfully defended John A. Gotti Jr., the son of New York mob boss John Gotti, several years ago – has formed a team of lawyers to defend “El …

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Terrorists strike in Barcelona, Cambrils

Compiled From News Reports On Aug. 17 and 18, Spain suffered two terrorist attacks – and several more attacks might have followed if Spanish authorities hadn’t intervened, multiple news sources are reporting. The first attack was carried out Aug. 17 via a van being driven into a crown in Barcelona. As of Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 22), the latest news reports …

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Voting card process open to Mexicans living abroad

By Chara The Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) has opened the process to Mexican citizens residing outside the country to apply for a voting card and vote while they’re living abroad. According to INE statistics, there are 11,913,989 Mexicans living abroad, with 97.7 percent of them living in the United States. Mexicans interested in voting abroad may send their votes by …

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