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Mexico Earthquake Hits Coast And Capital City

An earthquake hit the pacific coast of Mexico at 1:00 PM EST on Thursday, leaving residents of Mexico City startled but unharmed. The earthquake registered a 6.4 on the Richter scale with an epicenter located in the state of Guerrero, 117 miles north of Mexico City — but city residents still felt the impact. Mayor Crisoforo Otero Heredia of Tecpan …

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Beltran Leyva Gang: Arnoldo Villa Sanchez Captured

The Beltran Leyva Gang is another member short as the second in command, Arnoldo Villa Sanchez, was arrested by federal police on Tuesday. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said that Sanchez and one bodyguard were captured while they visited family in Mexico City for Holy week. Rubido said they “both tried to resist but they were detained without a …

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Dog Burial Site Found in Mexico City

Archaeologists discovered an ancient dog burial site that is the resting place for 12 dogs, under an apartment building in Mexico City. This finding is significant because they are thought to be buried by the Aztecs. The Aztecs believed that dogs could guide human souls into a new life after death, and could guard pyramids and monuments when buried underneath …

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Mexico City Site Of Major Protest Over Energy Reform

The one year anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s inauguration saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Mexico City. The new administration recently moved to open up the Mexican oil industry to foreign interests. Mexican oil had been for a long time controlled by the citizens of Mexico. The change was seen by some as the …

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Popocatepetl Volcano Ash Grounds Mexico City Flights

Last month, the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico began erupting, spewing ash and steam into the air. The volcano this week began acting up again, causing flights in nearby Mexico City to be cancelled. Mexican authorities have also cordoned off a 7-miles radius around the volcano. According to an Associated Press report, U.S. airlines including U.S. Airways, Delta Air Lines, United …

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Mexico Mass Kidnapping Leads To 11 Vanishing In Broad Daylight

In a story that sounds too crazy to be true, 11 people were kidnapped in broad daylight in Mexico City recently. The incident occurred in the Zona Rosa district of the city, which is a well established district with numerous restaurants, clubs, and offices. The abduction occurred sometime Sunday morning, between 10am and noon. It took place just a little …

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7 Die in Brewery Accident in Mexico City

Reuters is reporting that seven people have died in a brewery accident in Mexico City. Beer company Grupo Modelo stated that seven workers were killed in an accident involving a tank that was being cleaned and receiving maintenance. The details of the accident have not been released. According to the report, a Grupo Modelo spokesperson stated that, “Modelo is deeply …

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Earthquake Hits Mexico City, No Reports Of Serious Damage

A strong earthquake hit Mexico City today with a magnitude of 7.4, but no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries have come in. The quake is reported to have originated around the state of Guerrero and sent tremors to Acapulco and Oaxaca which varied in strength. Some minor damage was reported to buildings in Mexico City and some residents …

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Mexico City Earthquake Causes Citizens to Run into the Streets and Tweet

A mega long 7.9 earthquake with an epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets. The U.S. Geological Survey set the intensity at 7.9 on the Richter scale. Mexico’s National Seismological Survey said the temblor had an epicenter southwest of Ometepec. The quake struck …

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