Ten years into Mexico’s deadly drug war, lawmakers give the military more power (LA Times)

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As reported on the San Miguel Times December 15, Mexico’s Senate approved the Law of Internal Security, a security legislation that sparked sharp protests from human rights associations and citizens all over the country. Thousands of protesters marched against it. Hundreds of human rights groups implored lawmakers to reject it. Even the United Nations More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Mexican front-runner AMLO sets cabinet ahead of presidential vote

MEXICO CITY –  Front-running presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador presented his proposed cabinet if he wins Mexico’s July 1 elections. His choice for the top security post quickly sought to More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Chairs fly at political meeting, holiday bash in Mexico City (USA Today)

According to the USA Today, a dueling political meeting and holiday concert turned ugly in Mexico City on Friday with members of rival political parties hurling chairs at each other in the main square of a picturesque More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Mexico passes Law of Internal Security

On Friday December 15, Mexico’s Senate approved a security legislation that sparked sharp protests from human rights advocates concerned that it could encourage abuses by the armed forces in their deployment against More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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The use of plastic bags is now banned in Queretaro

The City Council of Querétaro unanimously approved the Regulation of Environmental Protection and Climate Change in this municipality that, among other measures, restricts the use of disposable plastic bags at More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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PEMEX pipeline explodes in Villa de Cárdenas, Guanajuato

Fuel theft in a clandestine outlet caused an explosion and fire in a pipeline of Petróleos Mexicanos in the community of Villa de Cárdenas, Guanajuato, which mobilized the military, personnel of Civil Protection More...

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and some of his Nets teammates greeting fans in Mexico City on Wednesday. The Nets played two regular-season games there last week. (Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press)
By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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NBA plans to have a minor league franchise in Mexico City

Mexico City – Before the first of two N.B.A. regular season games were played in Mexico City last week, league Commissioner Adam Silver said that the National Basketball Association intends to move quickly More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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AMLO vows more welfare, formalizes bid

According to Reuters, Mexican front-runner for next year’s election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday December 12, and promised his government would spend on the More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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For a cultured, urban retirement, it’s hard to beat Guanajuato (Huffpost)

For a cultured, urban retirement, it’s hard to beat Guanajuato, in Mexico’s Colonial Highlands. There’s more to do than you can ever manage…and the cost of doing it is low, low, low. I should know; I’ve More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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AMLO under fire for suggesting amnesty for drug cartels

The left-wing candidate leading Mexico’s presidential race has drawn widespread criticism for saying he will consider giving amnesty to cartel leaders to reduce drug-related violence. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador More...