VISIT OAXACA: THINGS TO DO, VACATION RENTALS, TOURS

Headline News from Oaxaca, Mexico


The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday. Joaquín García and a follower of the church, 24-year-old Susana Medina Oaxaca, were arrested Monday after landing at...
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A proposal to allow children in Mexico City to decide whether to wear skirts or trousers to school has caused a swirl of controversy in a country long regarded as a bastion of Roman Catholic family values. Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City’s new leftist mayor, unveiled the “gender-neutral uniform” initiative on Monday to promote gender equality...
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The City of Oaxaca de Juárez, through the Directorate of Public Safety, Roads and Citizen Protection in coordination with federal and state forces, conducted the operation Safe Market at Central de Abaso and the surrounding area. In a statement, it was explained that the objective of the said operation was to reduce and inhibit the...
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Fearing that “explosive” outbreaks of dengue will occur this year, Oaxaca Health Services (SSO) changed its prevention plan to one of containment. The risk of contagion is concentrated in 18 localities in 17 municipalities, but the main concern is centered in Oaxaca de Juárez, which belongs to the jurisdiction of the Central Valleys, where 30...
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In the community of Maguey Largo, municipality of San José del Progreso, by agreement of the general assembly, was declared a plastic-free community. The decision was made as a step towards conserving the environment and is the first community of the Valley of Ocotlan to declare itself plastic-free. “It is time to do something for...
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The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of the State of Oaxaca (Sectur Oaxaca), informs national and international visitors and the general public that the official ticket sales to attend the Guelaguetza 2019, begins on Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 am. In a statement it was reported that the sale of tickets will end on...
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A storm left damage in the city of Oaxaca, where it caused falling trees and the overflow of streams that flooded homes and neighborhoods. The State Coordination of Civil Protection (CEPCO) reported that there were no reports of injuries in the aftermath of the storms. The head of the agency, Heliodoro Díaz Escárraga, indicated that...
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After two years of drought in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region in Oaxaca, the temple located in the town of Jalapa el Viejo has emerged from the waters. The town was flooded for the construction of the Benito Juárez dam in 1962, submerging what construction remained in the city, including this Dominican construction dating from...
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A group of taxi drivers blocked the Cuacnopalan-Nochixtlán superhighway on Thursday in demand of operatives by the Secretariat of Mobility (Semovi) to remove motorcycle taxi drivers. The protesters placed stones and branches to prevent the transit of vehicles on the highway that connects Oaxaca with Mexico City. Similarly, during the morning, another group blocked access...
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Mexican authorities say an explosive device inside a book caused minor injuries to a senator when it blew up in her office. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday that the device received by Citlalli Hernández was a “homemade bomb” designed “to cause damage.” He said the attorney general’s office was investigating. The 29-year-old Hernández...
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A tour bus and a semi-trailer collided Wednesday on a mountain road in the Mexican state of Veracruz, and the bus rolled over and caught fire, killing at least 21 people and injuring 30, officials said. Roberto Hernández, the civil defense director for Nogales township, said the bus turned onto one side and the ground...
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Mexican immigration authorities have cleared a park of camping Central American migrants and another makeshift encampment of Haitians and African migrants outside an immigration detention center near the Guatemala border. It appeared Wednesday that most of the migrants had been transported to a fairgrounds on the outskirts of Tapachula that were already being used to...
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