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Pope donates $500,000 to assist migrants in Mexico

By Roberta Pardo Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to help migrants stranded in Mexico as they try to reach the border with the United States, the Vatican said. The money comes from the Catholic Church’s Peter’s Pence Fund, gathered from church collections around the world. “The Catholic Church hosts thousands of migrants in the hotels within dioceses or religious congregations, …

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More than 300 people killed in bombing attacks in Sri Lanka

By Roberta Pardo Gruesome bombings in Sri Lankan churches and hotels killed at least 321 people and injured more than 500 on Easter Sunday (April 21), multiple news sources reported. Within a few hours Sunday, suicide bombings hit three Catholic churches and three luxury hotels in the island nation. According to the Washington Post, Sri Lankan authorities said Tuesday (April …

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Wonderful World: Discover Zacatecas

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Zacatecas, Mexico, which was considered as the second most important city of the old New Spain and also held the most important battle of the Mexican Revolution. Founded in 1546 due to the discovery of its rich silver mines. It has a population close to 200 thousand residents, …

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Discover Marrakech

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Marrakech, Morocco, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, besides being one of the most important and visited not only in the country but across Africa. The city was founded by the Almoravid monk-soldiers in 1062 and has more than 1.5 million residents. The city of Marrakech …

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Venezuelans march to demand power, water and end to Maduro

By Roberta Pardo On April 6, tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched in protest of Nicolas Maduro’s presidency after weeks of power cuts and limited access to water. Over the past month, the situation in Venezuela has worsened. Nationwide power outages have left vast arrays of territory in the dark for days at a time, cutting off water supplies and …

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Mexímetro – Noticias de México

By Chara 04/04/19 Una mujer de 29 años fue detenida después de robar un teléfono a un menor en el metro Etiopía de la Ciudad de México. El joven hizo la denuncia ante las autoridades que lograron la detención del criminal justo a la salida de la estación del metro cuando se daba a la fuga. 04/05/19 El narcotráfico sigue …

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Wonderful World: Discover Fairbanks

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Fairbanks, Alaska, the only city in the country where you can see the northern lights, which is also the second largest and most populated in Alaska. Its foundation dates back to 1903 and has a population of just under 40 thousand residents, while its metropolitan area has almost …

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Brunei to punish adultery and homosexuality with stoning

By Roberta Pardo On April 3, a harsh new criminal law went into effect in Brunei, despite international outcry from other countries, rights groups and celebrities. The law includes death by stoning for sex between men, for adultery and for abortion. The death penalty will also be required for some other offenses, including rape and some forms of blasphemy, like …

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Census finds 97,000 ‘ghost’ kids in Mexican childcare centers

By Roberta Pardo A census of childcare facilities in Mexico revealed that at least 97,180 children were unaccounted for under that program, representing 31.2 percent of the total nationwide. The census results were announced by Maria Luisa Albores, minister of social welfare; and Ariadna Montiel, deputy minister, during Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s recent morning conference. Some other irregularities …

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Wonderful World: Discover New Delhi

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about New Delhi, India, the capital of the second most populated country and the 5th most populated capital in the world. The city was founded in 1911 and has a population of around 21 million citizens in its metropolitan area. New Delhi was planned by two of the leading …

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