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day of the dead oaxaca
Keeping Mexican traditions alive, Oaxaca will hold the first Day of the Dead costume contents in the city as part of the holiday activities, which are celebrated from October 25 to November 3, 2018. Under the slogan “Accept it, you die from living”, the local administration announced the call for contest participants to take part...
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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 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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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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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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