A teacher protest in Chiapas last summer.

Blockades are back: CNTE renews protests

Union also rejects PISA results as tests do not correspond to 'Mexican reality'

The dissident CNTE teachers’ union has announced protests in its stronghold states of Chiapas, Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca. The teachers are demanding that the federal government return to the negotiating table FULL STORY

The Puebla school where students lost their phones.

Students lose phones to ‘student teacher’

He took their phones after promising to install a helpful app

When a student teacher in Puebla offered to optimize students’ cell phones to help them with their school work, about 60 readily agreed and handed over their phones. But unfortunately FULL STORY

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Migrants in Tijuana.

A migration crisis in Baja, says governor

State overwhelmed by Haitians and others seeking asylum in US

The seemingly unending flow of migrants from Haiti and African countries threatens to bring chaos to the border city of Tijuana, Baja California. State Governor Francisco Vega stated this week that the FULL STORY

santander

Santander investment will be biggest yet

Spanish bank will invest 15 billion pesos over the next three years

The Spanish bank Santander will invest 15 billion pesos (US $738 million) over the next three years to modernize branches and develop new business. It will be the bank’s biggest FULL STORY

A senator takes a swing at Trump.

Dale, dale, dale: senators whack Trump

A Trump piñata one of the attractions at Senators' Christmas party

Senators of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party had some fun with United States president-elect Donald Trump during their Christmas party Tuesday night. A Trump piñata was one of the attractions FULL STORY

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The president and Walmart officials at this week's announcement.

Walmart will invest US $1.3bn in logistics

New distribution centers will extend company's reach in Mexico

Walmart México has announced it will invest US $1.3 billion to expand and strengthen its logistics infrastructure. The money will go into building new distribution centers and expanding existing ones FULL STORY

street food

IMSS doctor warns against street food

Medical problems are common due to improper food preparation and handling

Eating street food can be bad for your health, warns a doctor at the Guerrero office of the Social Security Institute, or IMSS. Catarino Antonio Camero Herrera said food prepared FULL STORY

Fossilized remains found in Guerrero.

Fossil thought to be huge, prehistoric shark

Residents of a Guerrero community found what might have been a megalodon

A fossil discovered on the coast of Guerrero could be a now-extinct species of giant shark that lived between 23 million and 2.6 million years ago, according to the National FULL STORY

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Alonso, accused of corruption, and Luévano, the accuser.

Another ex-governor accused of corruption

Miguel Alonso of Zacatecas embezzled over 300 million pesos, says Morena politician

The ex-governor of Zacatecas joins the ranks of those accused of corruption but Miguel Alonso Reyes has fired back with a defamation suit. Former Deputy María Soledad Luévano Cantú of the left-wing Morena party FULL STORY

Islands off the Baja peninsula form one of the new reserves.

Reserves good but not without management

Greenpeace welcomes new protected areas but urges mechanisms to protect them

The announcement of four new natural protected areas that was made this week at the COP13 biodiversity summit in Cancún was welcomed by the Mexican chapter of Greenpeace, but with some reservations. The environmental organization and FULL STORY

Mayan glyph stone removed for restoration.

Historical glyph stone removed from hotel

INAH plans to restore the Mayan stone, believed to be over 1,000 years old

A large stone with historical value has been removed temporarily from a hotel in Mérida where it had sat for more than 60 years. A team of specialists from the National Institute FULL STORY

Striking health care workers yesterday in Tepic.

Health workers strike over unpaid salaries

Shortages of drugs and other supplies also protested in Nayarit

Financial problems are not only affecting states where new administrations have been taking office. Since last week, health care workers in Nayarit have been taking job action to protest arrears in payments to workers FULL STORY

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