Mexico auctions seized jewelry to fund road building

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican tax authority auctioned 2,000 pieces of jewelry seized from criminals and tax cheats to raise money for building rural roads in western Mexico. Ricardo Rodriguez Vargas is head of Mexico’s Institute to Return the Stolen to the People. He said the goal of Sunday’s sale was to raise 21 million pesos ($1.1 More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Law that violates freedom of expression approved by the Congress in Tabasco

A law which contemplates sanctions and penalties against those who block roads and works – which would result in a clear repression of the freedom of expression, has been approved at the Congress of Tabasco. Legislators More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Murdered Israelis involved in ‘money laundering operation,’ says Mexico government

Two Israelis shot dead in Mexico City were involved in money laundering and had links to local mafias, Mexico’s government said on Friday. Alon Azulay, 41, and Benjamin Yeshurun Sutchi, 44, were gunned More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, July 26th, 2019
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Murders in CDMX reveal Mexican-Israeli “connection”

CDMX Mexico (Excélsior) – Benjamín Yeshurun Sutchi and Alon Azulay, the men who died after an attack on Artz Pedregal, sold weapons, drugs and had criminal records in both their native Israel and Mexico. Sources More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, July 26th, 2019
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Two Israeli wanted criminals murdered in Mexico City

Israeli wanted criminals Alon Azulay and Jony Ben Sutahi have been identified by Mexican authorities as the victims in the Wednesday night’s murder in Mexico City.  The two victims were eating in a café More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
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Emilio Lozoya’s mother arrested in Germany

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The mother of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex and a close confidant to ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto, has been arrested in Germany, Lozoya’s More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
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Eight year-old boy from Querétaro is Mental Calculation world champion

Sergio Antonio Luna Álvarez, an eight-year-old boy from Querétaro won the World Championship of Mental Calculation held in China. GUANGZHOU, China (Agencies) – A Mexican boy won the World Mental Calculation More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Quintana Roo Congress bans bullfights and cockfights

Any act that involves suffering or harm to animals, such as bullfighting and cockfighting, has been officially prohibited in the state of Quintana Roo, according to the recently approved Animal Protection and Welfare More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard welcome reduced flow of migrants

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday thanked his Mexican counterpart for increased immigration enforcement by the country, which he said is leading to fewer migrants entering the United States. Pompeo later More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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AMLO says “El Chapo’s” life sentence is ‘inhumane’ as he is moved to supermax prison

The Mexican president has described Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s life sentence as “inhumane” after the notorious drug lord was sent to live out his remaining years in a supermax prison in Colorado. Guzman More...