Monday, March 4, 2024

Suspected jihadist supporter arrested in Chiapas migrants’ center

Federal officials have arrested a United States citizen and suspected jihadist at a migrants’ center in Huehuetan, Chiapas, near the Guatemala border.

The suspect, identified only as Mohammed “A,” is being investigated in the U.S. for supporting jihadist groups and was sought by Interpol.

“An [Interpol] blue notice was requested because the FBI has information that the foreigner has probably published statements of support for violent jihad and radical Islam on digital platforms,” the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (FGR) said in a press release.

The National Immigration Institute, as well as the FGR, participated in Friday’s operation to arrest the man.

The FGR said he was to be deported to the U.S. later on Friday.

Source: Milenio (sp), Reuters (en)

Hot, dry weather in the forecast across Mexico

Temperatures will range between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius (86 to 104 F) this week in parts of Mexico as the spring season approaches.

Authorities say Oaxaca wildfire is now 95% under control

Over 400 firefighters are working to contain a wildfire on the outskirts of Oaxaca City that has affected 704 hectares of forest.
A gray whale surfaces near a boat in the waters off Mulegé, Baja California Sur

The week in photos from Mexico: Huachinango to Tulum

Take a visual tour of the country with this selection of photos highlighting the events of the week in Mexico, from the everyday to the exceptional.