Tag: Republic of Mexico

Two Canadians Die In Shooting At Mexican Caribbean Resort

MEXICO CITY — Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, authorities said on Friday. Both guests at the upscale resort on the Riviera Maya of Quintana Roo state had criminal records, said Mexican officials, citing information from the Canadian police. Mexican police […]

Mexico Seizes 380,000 Boxes of Kellogg’s Cereal Because of Cartoon Images

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg’s cereals, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on them in violation of recently enacted laws aimed at improving children’s diets. While Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies are clearly not the worst thing Mexican children eat, the laws prohibit food […]

Six Flags In Mexico City Drops ‘Affectionate Behavior’ Ban

MEXICO CITY — The Six Flags amusement park in Mexico City announced this week it is dropping a ban on “affectionate behavior” after complaints over two gay friends being taken out of a line at a ride for kissing. The incident happened Wednesday, when the two customers were surrounded by security guards for kissing, though […]

USDA Monitoring Outbreak Of African Swine Fever In The Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO — The Dominican Republic’s agriculture ministry is restricting pig shipments and mobilizing the military to contain the spread of African swine fever as the United States and Mexico tightened border checks to avoid infections. U.S. testing of 389 samples from Dominican hogs raised on farms and in backyards indicate the contagious disease is […]

Mexican President Defies U.S. Sanctions On Cuba, Saying They Are ‘Inhumane’

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president today asserted his country’s right to send fuel to Cuba and said U.S. sanctions on the island were “inhumane,” after a diesel cargo shipped by Mexico’s state-run oil company Petroleos Mexicanos arrived in Cuba’s Havana port. Mexico’s left-leaning President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has criticized the U.S. embargo against Cuba and pledged […]