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Mexican court blocks law favoring state electricity plants

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A court in Mexico has blocked the implementation of a law favoring government-owned power generation over cleaner private electrical plantsBy MARK STEVENSON Associated PressMarch 11, 2021, 8:35 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- Even sooner than critics had expected, a court in Mexico issued an injunction Thursday to block a new law that favors government-owned power generation over cleaner private electrical plants.The law went into effect Tuesday, and within two days the court granted an injunction to block it. The ruling was sought by a company that operates a 160-megawatt wind farm in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca.President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said the law is meant protect government-owned fossil-fuel plants against ...
Mexican president mounts campaign against social media bans

Mexican president mounts campaign against social media bans

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration is reaching out to other government to form a common front on the issue.“I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue,” López Obrador said. “Yes, social media should not be used to incite violence and all that, but this cannot be used as a pretext to suspend freedom of expression.”“How can a company act as if it was all powerful, omnipotent, as a sort of Spanish Inquisition on what is expressed?” he asked.Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Mexico is star...
Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

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Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico's Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the twoByThe Associated PressJanuary 9, 2021, 1:50 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMEXICO CITY -- Farmers digging in a citrus grove near Mexico’s Gulf coast have found a striking, six-foot-tall statue of a female figure who may represent an elite woman rather than a goddess, or some mixture of the two, experts said Friday.The National Institute of Anthropology and History said it was the first such statue found in a region known as the Huasteca.The carved woman has an elaborate hairpiece and marks of status, and may date to around 1450 to 1521, the institute said....

3 inmates facing extradition to US escape Mexican prison

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Mexico authorities say three inmates facing extradition requests from the United States have escaped from a Mexico City jailBy CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated PressJanuary 29, 2020, 10:07 PM3 min readMEXICO CITY -- A high-level financial operator for the Sinaloa Cartel and two other prisoners facing extradition to the United States escaped from a Mexico City jail Wednesday with the help of guards, authorities said. Officials gave few details on how or precisely when the escape occurred. But Hazael Ruiz Ortega, the deputy chief of the capital's penitentiary system, said it appeared some six to 10 workers at the jail were involved. The inmates would have had to pass through five locked doors to reach a patio where they could escape, and none of those locked doors was broken so someone had to...
Bolivia boots Spanish diplomats who visited Mexican mission

Bolivia boots Spanish diplomats who visited Mexican mission

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Six Spanish officials involved in a diplomatic incident at the Mexican mission in the capital of Bolivia have left the countryByThe Associated PressDecember 29, 2019, 9:47 PM2 min readLA PAZ, Bolivia -- Spanish officials involved in a diplomatic incident left Bolivia on Sunday amid accusations that they tried to help former high-ranking members of deposed President Evo Morales' administration exit the country. Bolivian Interior Minister Arturo Murillo asked the Spaniards to leave even though Spain denied allegations that diplomat Cristina Borreguero and five of her colleagues were trying to help the officials out of the Mexican ambassador's residence, where they have been holed up since Morales stepped down last month. The acting Bolivian government has initiated criminal charges against...