‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president Peña Nieto $100 million bribe: trial witness

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Jan 15 (Reuters) – Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once paid a $100 million USD bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, a former associate testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities. Alex Cifuentes, who has described himself as Guzman’s onetime right-hand man, discussed the More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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6 out of 10 Mexicans in favor of closing pipelines to fight fuel theft

62 percent of the Mexican population support to close the fuel pipelines to stop the huachicoleo, undertaken by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador; 67 percent believe that the supply of gasoline More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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The Chiapas Connection: “Illegal trade in Mérida Yucatán”

It is so common for all of us Mérida residents to see those “Chiapaneca” women walking around Centro day and night, carrying a heavy burden of embroidered blouses, shirts, scarfs, hiplies and other More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Where does the term “Huachicolero” come from?

The origins of the Mexican word “huachicol” are associated with “güacho,” which in turn derives from the Mayan word “waach.” According to the Mexican Academy of Language (AML), this word means “thief.” More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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It is considered animal abuse to dress and put shoes on dogs: trainer

The head of the Canine Unit of the National Electoral Institute (INE), Raul Almaguer, said that dressing and putting shoes on dogs is an attack against the nature of those animals, it this can be considered as More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Texans Rock!

Love having Texans on a tour, which is a good thing, as a lot of Texans come to visit.  For Texans, San Miguel offers cultural immersion just a two hour flight away with none of that pesky having to cross an ocean.  More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Gasoline shortage spreads throughout Mexico and even hits airport sector

In his everyday morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke of the first major crisis of his administration: the shortage of gasoline in several Mexican states. AMLO reported that an More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Dead fish emerge in Presa de los Santos

Residents of La Presa de los Santos dam, in the municipality of Guanajuato, denounced that since Saturday Jan. 5th, the evident water pollution has killed hundreds (or even thousands) of fish that have emreged More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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10,000 barrels of gasoline wil arrive in Queretaro everyday to address shortage

On Sunday, January 6, 10,000 barrels of gasoline allegedly started arriving in Querétaro every day to satisfy the fuel demand. The announcement was made by the state governor, Francisco Domínguez Servién, in More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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25 murders in one day in the state of Guanajuato

The same day that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the homicide rate decreased throughout the country during the first month of his administration, 25 people were violently killed in the state More...