Mauricio Góngora, former mayor of Playa del Carmen arrested in Mexico City

Mauricio Góngora Escalante, former mayor of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, was arrested on Thursday, January 25, as confirmed by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Quintana Roo. Góngora Escalante was arrested in Mexico City while he was leaving a supermarket with his wife Cynthia Osorio. According to a video and two pictures published on social networks and news webistes, the politician currently wears a thick beard, and he was caught while walking the streets using glasses,

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UN demands Mexican government to solve indigenous social leader murder

Women UN and Mexico’s High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights (ONU-DH in Spanish) regretted the murder of Guadalupe Campanur, 32 years old, indigenous human rights advocate in the Mexican State of Michoacán, who was found dead on January 16th in the County of Chilchota and according to the forensic reports she had been sexually assaulted and strangled between 36 and 48 hours, she disappeared on January 3rd. She was part of Cheran community, a Michoacán county which

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Avoid being scammed at Lucas de Galvez second floor eateries

Lucas de GalvezMerida Tourists and tenants have been complaining about two businesses located on the restaurant area of the Lucas de Gálvez Market second floor, El Ejidatario and La Ejidataria, it has been said that these two eateries have been scamming dozens of people, who have publicly complained, and the municipal authorities haven’t done anything about it. “Many people have complained about the ridiculously high prices that these restaurants charge, and they’ve

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Mexican who killed motorcyclist in Dallas caught trying to re-enter Texas at border

A Mexican national convicted in the 2011 death of a motorcyclist in Dallas was arrested on Saturday January 6, trying to illegally re-enter the USA, officials said. Alejandro Pardo-Castro (Photo: Dallas Morning News) “Border Patrol agents followed footprints through a ranch south of Brackettville, near the Texas-Mexico border, and apprehended Alejandro Pardo-Castro, a Mexican ex convict”, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. Pardo-Castro, 34, was convicted of

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Tancítaro, “avocado capital of the world” has become an independent city-state: NYT

According to the New York Times, some Mexican towns are quietly breaking away, as they loose faith in the State. TANCÍTARO, Michoacán— The road to this agricultural town winds through the slums and cartel-controlled territory of Michoacán, ground zero for Mexico’s drug war, before arriving at a sight so strange it can seem like a mirage. Fifteen-foot stone turrets are staffed by men whose green uniforms belong to no official force. Beyond them, a statue of an avocado bears the

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Mexican drug cartels infiltrate airport operations

airportsdrug traffickingmexico city international airport MEXICO CITY — Criminal organizations in Mexico, such as the Sinaloa Cartel, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, and the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel, have expanded their operation networks at the airports of the country in order to smuggle drugs and money with the help of pilots, ground handlers, private security personnel, flight attendants, and even members of the Federal Police. A report by the Federal Police confirms that while

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The 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists

Some countries are better suited for tourists than others. The World Economic Forum recently released its Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, which analyzes the state of the travel and tourism sectors in 136 countries. As a part of the report, the WEF ranks the safety of each of those countries. To come up with this ranking, the forum “measures the extent to which a country exposes tourists and businesses to security risks mainly related to serious harm to people

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Suspect arrested for the murder of photographer Luis González Contreras

Alejandro Lopez Geded, 27 years old, was arrested on December 29 for the murder of Luis González Contreras. The suspect was transferred to the facilities of the State Attorney General’s Office, where a process for qualified homicide was opened, PRESIDIO informed. In the investigation file it appears that, after killing Luis González Contreras, López Geded dragged his body to the bathroom, where he cut it with a butcher knife and separated the limbs from the torso. Then, he

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Panamanian government signs resolution to extradite Borge Angulo

Cancun, Q.R. — After weeks of appeal reviews, the Panamanian government has announced their final verdict, rejecting all appeals and signing the extradition order required to send Roberto Borge back to Mexico, reported Riviera Maya News. On Friday December 15, the Government of Panama signed the resolution to extradite former Mexican Governor Roberto Borge, who was arrested by Panamanian officials in June. Mónica de León, communications director of the Ministry of Foreign

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