HEADLINE NEWS FROM OAXACA, MEXICO

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At the small migrant Juventud 2000 shelter near the border, a Honduran expressed disappointment Sunday over the agreement between Mexico and the United States to more aggressively to curtail migration from Central America. But Edwin Sabillon Orellana of Honduras said he and his family will stick with their effort to seek asylum in the U.S....
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The dismembered bodies of five men and two women were located inside fourteen black bags in Ejido La Reforma in the municipality of San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec, in Oaxaca. Also, another body was located inside two black bags at the height of the Amapa bridge, on the stretch of the Temascal highway, making the discovery...
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With the slogan “All for the river”, in the framework of World Environment Day, representatives of civil associations and ecologists, carried out the First Festival of the Atoyac River. Through the water ritual, the participants called on society, in general, to join the rescue efforts of the 4 elements vital for survival, especially for the...
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The month of May registered 5.51% more crimes in Oaxaca de Juárez, with respect to the same period of 2018, and confirmed that the city is one of the most dangerous in Mexico. In the monthly report of the Directorate of Public Safety, Roads and Citizen Protection of the capital, it is evident that some...
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Hundreds more Central American migrants have crossed into Mexico from Guatemala, and a group of about 1,000 has started walking en mass to the north. State and local police accompanied the migrants Wednesday as they walked along a highway leading from the border to the first major city in Mexico, Tapachula. In recent months Mexico...
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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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Masked men set fire to a pile of tires placed at the front door of the U.S. Embassy in the Honduran capital on Friday amid three weeks of street protests. At least a half-dozen burning tires sent up a large plume of dark smoke at the embassy before Honduran soldiers moved in with fire extinguishers....
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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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