OAXACA NEWS, LIFE, AND TRAVEL
OAXACA NEWS, LIFE, AND TRAVEL

Headline News from Oaxaca, Mexico


reed straws
Reed straws have become an alternative to the traditional plastic because, in addition to having a short lifespan, they do not harm the environment. In Oaxaca, particularly in the San Juan Guelavia community, local artisans have focused on the production of reed straws, made from a plant and being biodegradable. In an interview, artisan Felipe...
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Elements of the State Police detained an individual who allegedly extorted drivers during protest blockades this Wednesday in Oaxaca. A group of individuals, who identified themselves as students, hijacked public transportation buses, took the drivers’ money and blocked the roadways of Cinco Señores and Avenida Universidad. The bus drivers pointed out that there were 10...
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BMW Motorrad oaxaca
From October 18 to 21, around 600 motorcyclists from 21 clubs in Mexico, the United States, Canada and Central America will enjoy the cultural, gastronomic and natural wealth of Oaxaca City and surrounding areas, such as the magical town of Capulálpam de Méndez, Hierve el Agua and Benito Juárez, during the XXI International Convention “Oaxaca...
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The secretary of government, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, reported that the protocols of the National System of Civil Protection were activated by the earthquake this afternoon northwest of Arriaga, Chiapas. Before the earthquake registered by the National Seismological Service with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, Navarrete Prida exhorted to follow the indications of the National System...
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The perception of insecurity by those living in Oaxaca de Juárez, and its metropolitan area, grew 8.7 percent in two years, going from 65.6 percent in March and April 2016 to 74.3 percent in 2018, according to the National Survey of Victimization and Perception on Public Safety 2018 (Envipe). In the perception of insecurity by...
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tropical storm sergio
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Sergio was located near latitude 12.1 North, longitude 105.4 West. Sergio is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected for the next couple of days with a turn toward the west-northwest expected on Tuesday. Maximum sustained...
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oaxaca abortion
Members of feminist collectives in Oaxaca marched yesterday afternoon through the streets of the city to demand the decriminalization of abortion and respect for their sexual and reproductive rights. As part of the International Day for the Decriminalization of Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean, women from the capital joined the so-called “green tide”...
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oaxaca landslide
According to data from state authorities, at least 21 indigenous communities of Oaxaca are at risk of landslides due to the instability of hillsides throughout the state. These conditions are of great concern in the rainy seasons, as occurred in 2010 in the community of Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, where a landslide buried 11 citizens. The...
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dengue in oaxaca
Faced with the growing number of cases of dengue in the Papaloapan Basin region, Oaxaca and Veracruz joined efforts to increase preventative actions in the area. In the town of San Juan Jaltepec, municipality of Santiago Yaveo, two weeks ago the death of a minor due to this disease was reported; while at least six people are hospitalized. Yesterday in San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec, representatives of...
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construction death oaxaca
A tragedy occurred in the morning at a construction site of a hotel in the historic center of Oaxaca when part of the building collapsed burying two workers, one of them died and the second was taken to the hospital where he remains in serious condition. The director of the fire brigade Manuel Maza Sánchez...
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Fifteen years after its creation, the Seismic Alert System of Oaxaca operates optimally. For this purpose, it has 36 sensors that capture the seismic waves, 11 relay towers and 13 siren speakers in the state capital. According to the State Coordination of Civil Protection of Oaxaca (CEPCO), there are 3,832 “Sarmex” Seismic Warning Receiving Radios...
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papaya oaxaca
They are ranked number one in productivity in Mexico, however, the papaya growers of Oaxaca, whose majority is on the coast, suffer from lack of funding, badly planned support, victims to unpredictable weather that can literally leave them on the street. Considered an activity with great opportunities, but high risk to their heritage, the planting...
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