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Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens:

August 18th, 2017

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in. Altamirano is one of just 20 or so fishermen who remain in the floating gardens of Xochimilco, an idyllic network of lakes, canals and artificial islands improbably tucked into the urban sprawl of Mexico City.



Despite legal victory, America Movil may face tough ride with regulator:

August 18th, 2017

Despite a landmark Supreme Court ruling in his favor, Mexican mogul Carlos Slim shouldn't break out the champagne just yet. MEXICO CITY: Despite a landmark Supreme Court ruling in his favor, Mexican mogul Carlos Slim shouldn't break out the champagne just yet.



Masked Mexican wrestlers greet fans and go to church in annual homage:

August 18th, 2017

Masked lucha libre wrestlers embark on their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe while signing autographs along the way. No reporter narration.



Jailed former Mexican governor starts hunger strike over 'witch hunt':

August 18th, 2017

Former Mexican governor Javier Duarte, in jail awaiting trial on graft charges, has embarked on a hunger strike to protest the "witch hunt" against him, according to a letter he wrote that was published by local TV on Thursday. FILE PHOTO - Javier Duarte de Ochoa, former governor of Mexican state Veracruz, speaks during a court appearance for extradition proceedings in Guatemala City, Guatemala July 4, 2017.



As Mexico debates giving the military more power, a judge asks why soldiers gunned down 22 people:

August 18th, 2017

Mexican state police stand inside a warehouse in Tlatlaya where soldiers killed 22 suspected gang members in 2014. As Mexican lawmakers debate expanding the role of the military in the country's drug war, a judge has ordered a new probe into whether army commanders ordered soldiers to shoot 22 people in a 2014 incident described by human rights advocates as an extrajudicial massacre.



Mexican marine biologist works to save great white sharks:

August 17th, 2017

Mexico City, Aug 17 A Mexican marine biologist is using his new book to spread the message for protection of great white sharks, an animal that he contends is nearly perfect. "When we see a white shark, we shouldn't think we're at the gates of Hell, we're dealing with one of the most perfect creatures in the whole world," Edgar Mauricio Hoyos said on Wednesday.



Irish tourist shot dead by gang in Mexico:

August 17th, 2017

Irish tourist is shot dead by a gang in Mexico after pulling into a petrol station with his US girlfriend to ask for directions An Irishman has been shot dead in Mexico after stopping at a petrol station to ask the way to the beach. The man, thought to be 29 and from County Louth, is reported to have tried to defend his American girlfriend after an armed gang demanded the couple's rented pick-up truck.



Mexico's Cotemar sees $200 mln investment in oil projects by 2018:

August 17th, 2017

Mexican oilfield services provider Cotemar plans to invest at least $200 million in two oil projects by the end of 2018 as it starts to operate fields on its own, a move made possible by sweeping energy reforms, the firm's top executive said in an interview. Cotemar CEO Alejandro Villarreal told Reuters the company expects to grow output to 20,000 barrels per day by next year from two onshore blocks discovered by national oil company Pemex but won by Cotemar's upstart oil unit at auction in 2015.



Thousands of Mexicans march to scrap NAFTA, as government fights to save it:

August 17th, 2017

KPMG Canada's Samantha Battistone, talent attraction co-ordinator, employer branding, talks about how the company uses social media to attract workers Canadian Occupational Safety magazine brings you daily news, advice and information from across the country and around the world. Check in daily to find out what's new in OHS news.



Mexico's prickly pear cactus: Energy source of the future?:

August 17th, 2017

The prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the middle of the national flag. View of a nopal plant on the slopes of the extinct Teuhtli volcano in Milpa Alta borough, Mexico Manila Bulletin It was considered sacred by the ancient Aztecs, and modern-day Mexicans eat it, drink it, and even use it in medicines and shampoos.



Stunning pictures offer a glimpse of 19th century Mexico:

August 17th, 2017

Stunning pictures offer a glimpse of 19th century life before the Mexican Revolution including the utopian Juanacatlan Falls and still waters of Canal de la Viga An intriguing series of colour photographs documents what life was life in Mexico in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The set of images were predominantly taken between 1884 and 1900, most of it during the presidency of Porfirio Diaz, by renowned photographer William Henry Jackson.



Mexico - Better Prepared' But in a - Weaker' Position Than US as NAFTA Talks Begin - " Analysts:

August 17th, 2017

Mexico City Mexico's negotiating team may be "better prepared," but overall, Mexico suffers from a relatively weak negotiating position according to analysts interviewed as NAFTA renegotiation talks kicked off this week in Washington. The Trump administration's insistence that U.S. trade deficits be brought down by a revamped treaty is likely to be a major stumbling block to success, one analyst predicted.



Mexico's top court gives Slim's America Movil victory in telecom battle:

August 16th, 2017

MEXICO CITY: The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday found unanimously that billionaire Carlos Slim's telecommunications company America Movil should not be barred by law from charging its rivals interconnection fees, a setback to a sweeping reform intended to curb the firm's dominance. The 2014 telecom industry reform, one of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's signature accomplishments, prohibited America Movil from charging other carriers for calls made to customers on its network, even though those firms are allowed to bill America Movil for using their networks.



This Iconic Mexican Artist Inspired The Land Of The Dead In 'Coco':

August 16th, 2017

Part of the cast from "Coco" and Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios John Lasseter at Disney's D23 EXPO 2017. In the Pixar animated film , 12-year-old Miguel accidentally finds himself in the Land of the Dead after taking a guitar from the grave of his favorite musician on Day of the Dead , a day in which the Land of the Living is said to connect with the Land of the Dead as the living honor their dead.



Blackout victims in Mexico rarely find justice:

August 16th, 2017

Blackout victims at Mexico resorts have little hope of justice Following blackouts, robberies and assaults, tourists have experienced indifferent - if not hostile - treatment from resort staffers, police and doctors. Check out this story on northjersey.com: https://jsonl.in/2waWN9d Heidi Sorrem and her husband, Corey, talk about their trip from their Greenfield, Wis., home to a Mexico resort in Sept.



the Lion King Continues Successful Run In Mexico:

August 16th, 2017

One of Disney's most successful musical theatre endeavors, THE LION KING, continues its run in Mexico City at the Telcel Theatre. It is located at the heart of the Plaza Carso, which features two world class museums, a shopping center, and an aquarium.



Portugal, Mexico and Malaysia top overseas retirement list:

August 16th, 2017

Those three countries took up six of the top 10 "Best Places to Retire Overseas" list prepared annually by the international real-estate service Live and Invest Overseas. Topping the list for the fourth year in a row is the Algarve region, on the southern tip of Portugal, where retirees can live comfortably for about $1,700 a month, according to Live and Invest Overseas.



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