HEADLINE NEWS FROM OAXACA, MEXICO

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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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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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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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Oaxaca ranks fourth in Mexico for homicides by firearm. After Guanajuato, Nuevo León, and Michoacán, it has the highest percentage of homicides committed with a firearm from January to April 2019. The most recent figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP), details that in that time in Oaxaca the Attorney...
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On Tuesday, the wind farm of the Eólica del Sur project will be inaugurated in Oaxaca. It is considered the largest in Latin America and in its construction process had an investment of over 200 million dollars in the municipalities of Juchitán and El Espinal, owned by the Japanese company Mitsubishi Corporation. The inauguration will...
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The lack of hygiene in the preparation of food or the consumption of water with feces makes the problem of viral hepatitis A persist in Oaxaca. At epidemiological week number 20, the Health Services of Oaxaca reports 192 cases and four active outbreaks. The Health Services of Oaxaca recognized that so far in 2019 there...
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In defense of biodiversity, the Judicial Branch of the Federation granted an appeal to the Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA), against specific criteria of the Pacific Marine and Regional Ecological Ordinance Program. The objective is that they be reformed and effectively contribute to protect the populations of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) that are in...
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In the face of changes in land use, since forests, jungles and mangroves and other systems have been modified, both to create infrastructure and for livestock and agricultural areas, it is necessary to act decisively to develop a conservation plan for the environment that includes elements to address the effects of climate change. The Institute...
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During this year, forest fires have affected 242,485 hectares in Mexico, slightly above the average of the decade and equivalent to one and a half times the surface of Mexico City. According to the most recent National Weekly Report on Forest Fires, with data as of May 16, 5,110 claims have been registered in the...
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