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First leftist sworn in as Mexico's president in decades

First leftist sworn in as Mexico's president in decades

World
Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Andres Manuel López Obrador, 65, known as AMLO, was sworn in as Mexico's president Saturday. The 65-year-old starting his six-year term took 53 percent of the vote in a three-way race, allowing him to become the first leftist president since Mexico went from a one-party authoritarian state to a full democracy in 2000. López Obrador also became the first winning candidate to obtain more than half the country's vote when he won the election in July. He ran on a campaign that promised to stop corruption and reduce poverty. And his win was accompanied by his party also gaining a majority in Congress. He ran three times before securing the historic landslide presidential victory. "Today we don't only begin a new government, today we begin a change of our politica...
CT scans find possible tunnel in Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins

CT scans find possible tunnel in Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins

Technology
Archaeologists at Mexico's Teotihuacan ruins have found evidence that the city's builders dug a tunnel beneath the Pyramid of the Moon and researchers said one of its purposes may have been to emulate the underworld. The National Institute of Anthropology and History said researchers used a kind of computerized tomography scan to discover the apparent tunnel about 30 feet (10 meters) below the surface of the plaza in front of the pyramid. The CT scan suggests the tunnel may have been filled in antiquity. Other tunnels have been discovered at Teotihuacan, and one at Temple of the Plumed Serpent has been explored. Experts say the tunnels may be associated with sacred flows of water and the underworld. "The discovery would confirm that the inhabitants of Teotihuacan followed the same pattern...