USMCA approved by US Senate

The deal awaits Trump’s signature — and Canada’s approval. WASHINGTON D.C. (Vice) —A bipartisan majority in the Senate approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on today, Thursday January 16, 2020, clearing the way for Donald Trump’s signature. The Senate voted 89 to 10 for USMCA, an updated version of the North American More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Mexico City’s plastic bags ban in effect… When is San Miguel going to do the same?

Mexico City’s new ban on plastic bags has inspired visions of a journey back in time even as local makers of the packaging worry they could become obsolete. The city’s government last week banned More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Guanajuato congressman surprised to see hammocks at Campeche IMSS clinic

“The people of the Yucatan Peninsula … are born, grow, reproduce and die in a hammock,” Mexican federal congressman Emmanuel Reyes Carmona wrote on a Facebook post. This publication was posted More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, December 27th, 2019
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700 stands destroyed and 2 dead over La Merced Mexico City market fire

Two people are dead and over 700 stands completely destroyed after a fire tore through Mexico City’s La Merced market on Christmas Eve. The La Merced Market is a traditional public market located in the eastern More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Feliz Navidad (Christmas in Mexico)

In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from December 12th (Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe) to January 6th (Day of the Three Kings). From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the ‘Posada’ More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Nude portrait of Emiliano Zapata in high heels sparks fury in Mexico

A new portrait of Emiliano Zapata has caused a firestorm of outrage for its portrayal of the Mexican revolutionary hero striking a seductive pose – clad only in a pink sombrero and high heels. Furious campesinos More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Tonantzin… the deity behind “Our Lady of Guadalupe”

Our Lady of Guadalupe (In Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), is also known as the “Virgin of Guadalupe” is a Catholic, Marian apparition and the most venerated image in Mexico. The 12 of October of 1895, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, December 8th, 2019
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Outrage in Mexico over videos mocking viral feminist anthem

A series of videos have surfaced in Mexico showing men and male teenagers appearing to mock a feminist anthem, sparking criticism on social and in traditional media and among women’s rights activists More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, December 8th, 2019
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Pemex announces its biggest oil discovery in three decades

PEMEX announced discovery of ‘giant’ crude oil deposit in the Gulf of Mexico, right in front of the coast of Tabasco. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Friday More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, December 8th, 2019
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AMLO polarizes Mexico’s population while violence grows and economy falls (WSJ)

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mexico’s polarizing president presides over rising violence and a flailing economy. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador remains popular despite cartel crime and weak More...