Outbreak of Mexican cartel violence targeting innocents raises worries of what’s to come

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico ― The battery in Mario Romero’s phone was dying. But he had enough charge to see the social media posts about trouble breaking out around the city that August day. He and his colleagues from a local radio station were doing a live promotion at a Little Caesars pizza shop, but they decided to wrap things up early. While his co-workers waited for a few pizzas to go, Romero took the opportunity to solve his phone issue. “My cell phone, it's old. No one had a charger like mi

Outbreak of Mexican cartel violence targeting innocents raises worries of what’s to come

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico ― The battery in Mario Romero’s phone was dying. But he had enough charge to see the social media posts about trouble breaking out around the city that August day. He and his colleagues from a local radio station were doing a live promotion at a Little Caesars pizza shop, but they decided to wrap things up early. While his co-workers waited for a few pizzas to go, Romero took the opportunity to solve his phone issue. “My cell phone, it's old. No one had a charger like mi

Tsunami threat passes following powerful earthquake in Mexico

A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked the southwestern coast of Mexico on Monday, killing at least one person, with shaking reported as far away as Mexico city. The earthquake hit just after 1 p.m. EST, with the epicenter occurring very near the coastline in a sparsely populated region of Michoacan state, according to US Geological Survey data. In nearby Colima, around 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the epicenter, very strong shaking capable of “moderate” damage was reported, while in Mex

They vanished nearly eight years ago. Will Mexico bring their attackers to justice?

Grieving parents marched in the streets of Mexico City last week, in their first protest since the release o a shocking Mexican government report that blamed the country’s military and police for the disappearance of 43 students, nearly eight years ago. Carrying posters with photos of their sons and calling for justice, relatives of the missing told CNN they hoped the report might finally result in criminal punishments for those responsible. The renewed calls for justice come after a governmen

Sus hijos desaparecieron hace casi ocho años. Tras el explosivo informe del Gobierno, ¿encontrarán justicia los padres de los estudiantes desaparecidos de Ayotzinapa?

(CNN) -- Los padres de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos en Ayotzinapa hace casi ocho años marcharon por las calles de la Ciudad de México la semana pasada, en su primera protesta desde la publicación de un impactante informe del Gobierno mexicano que culpa al Ejército y a la Policía del país de lo sucedido. Los familiares, con carteles con fotos de sus hijos y pidiendo justicia, dijeron a CNN que esperaban que el informe se tradujera finalmente en castigos penales para los responsables. Los nu

Padres de los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa desaparecidos aplauden el arresto de Jesús Murillo Karam

(CNN) -- Las madres y los padres de los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa que desaparecieron hace casi ocho años recibieron con agrado los hallazgos de un informe reciente del gobierno que determinó que las desapariciones fueron un “crimen de Estado”. “Para nosotros es relevante y tiene elementos positivos que ayudarán al conocimiento de la verdad y a obtener justicia, dijeron las familias en un comunicado publicado el viernes. El destino de los estudiantes es un misterio que sigue sin resolverse a

US tourists warned about popular Mexico spots plagued by drug cartel intimidation, violence

US tourists warned about popular Mexico spots plagued by drug cartel intimidation, violence TULUM, Mexico — With its turquoise waters, white sand and ancient ruins, this city has become an increasingly popular spot for tourists seeking a getaway along the Caribbean coastline. Its raves, nightclubs and exclusive resorts and restaurants offer a more tranquil getaway than Cancun, its more well-known neighbor 81 miles to the north. But the increasing threats of violence pervading Mexico have made

Parents of 43 missing Mexican students welcome arrest of former attorney general

"For us, it is significant and has positive elements that will help us to know the truth and obtain justice," the families said in a statement published Friday. The fate of the students is an enduring mystery that remains unsolved despite years of scrutiny and international interest. The students had been visiting the southwestern city of Iguala from a teacher's college in Ayotzinapa when their buses were intercepted by local police and the federal military forces in September 2014. Exactly w

Families of miners trapped underground in Mexico reject new rescue strategy

The proposal, which entailed tunneling underground, was rejected on the basis of how time-consuming it would be, Lopez Obrador said. The El Pinabete mine in Coahuila, Mexico, collapsed on August 3. Rescuers were able to extract five people, but ten remain trapped in shafts that have been flooded. There have been no known signs of life or contact with the missing miners since then. Obrador said that he wanted the victims' families to be involved in the rescue strategy, as decisions arose more

US tourists beware: Popular Mexico getaway plagued by drug cartel intimidation and violence

US tourists beware: Popular Mexico getaway plagued by drug cartel intimidation and violence TULUM, Mexico — With its turquoise waters, white sand and ancient ruins, this city has become an increasingly popular spot for tourists seeking a getaway along the Caribbean coastline. Its raves, nightclubs and exclusive resorts and restaurants offer a more tranquil getaway than Cancun, its more well-known neighbor 81 miles to the north. But the increasing threats of violence pervading Mexico have made

México ya suma 15 periodistas asesinados en lo que va 2022

(CNN) -- Otro periodista fue asesinado en México este lunes, según confirmó la Fiscalía del estado Guerrero a través de un comunicado en Facebook. Con este caso, ya son 15 los periodistas que han sido asesinados en el país solo en lo que va de 2022. • Fiscalía de Guerrero investiga el homicidio del periodista mexicano Fredid Román "La Fiscalía General del Estado abrió una carpeta de investigación por el delito de homicidio por arma de fuego en contra de quienes resulten responsables, en agravio

Ciudad de México se convierte en un paraíso del trabajo remoto para estadounidenses, pero los residentes locales están siendo excluidos

(CNN Business) -- A Sandra Ortiz le cuesta hablar sobre el restaurante de su familia sin echarse a llorar. “Llegaron y nos dijeron que teníamos cinco minutos para sacar todo”, dijo Ortiz, recordando el desalojo de su familia en febrero. • OPINIÓN | Sin fronteras y sin límites: la nueva geografía del trabajo remoto Ortiz, de 55 años, y sus cuatro hermanos se habían hecho cargo de Tortería Colima de manos de su padre, quien la inició como una panadería en 1968. Los hermanos la expandieron a un r

Mexico City becomes 'work from home' haven for US expats, as locals are getting priced out

(CNN Business) Sandra Ortiz struggles to talk about her family's restauran t without breaking down into tears. "They arrived and told us we had five minutes to get everything out," Ortiz said, recalling her family's eviction in February. Ortiz, 55, and her four siblings had taken over Tortería Colima from their father, who started it as a bakery in 1968. The siblings expanded it into a restaurant, which grew popular among locals in Mexico City. For 54 years, the Ortiz family ran its business

Rescatistas siguen luchando por liberar a los 10 mineros atrapados en México: "Tenemos las condiciones para bajar"

(CNN) –– Rescatistas en México continúan trabajando para llegar a los 10 mineros que llevan atrapados más de una semana en la mina Sabinas, del estado de Coahuila. • Equipos de rescate esperan estar "a horas" de entrar en la mina en México donde quedaron atrapados 10 mineros Laura Velázquez, coordinadora nacional de Protección Civil de México, explicó en conferencia de prensa este viernes que los trabajos se han extendido por más de 207 horas continuas para tratar de liberar a los mineros. "Se

Equipos de rescate esperan estar "a horas" de entrar en la mina en México donde quedaron atrapados 10 mineros

(CNN) -- Una semana después de que 10 mineros quedaran atrapados en el estado de Coahuila, en el norte de México, los rescatistas esperan estar "a horas" de entrar a la mina para socorrerlos, según dijo Laura Velázquez, coordinadora nacional de Protección Civil del país, en una conferencia de prensa este miércoles. Velázquez comentó que "ha sido una semana intensa, con mucho compromiso, y esperamos estar a horas" de entrar a la mina para rescatar a los mineros. "Ayer, el volumen de agua extraí
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