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Perceptions of Insecurity in Mexico

The insecurity in Mexico is something that worries the population or at least seven out of 10 feel insecure in the city where they live, according to the National Urban Public Safety Survey (ENSU) conducted by the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI) in June.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Is coming back The “Narco of Narcos”?

Fear is growing in Mexico, due to rumors of the possible return of Rafael Caro Quintero to criminal life. Rafael Caro is known as “The Narco of Narcos”. After his scandalous release in 2013, authorities believe that he is regrouping forces to regain his drug cartel.

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Bacteria could help in case of oil spills

Facing the imminent development of hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico, studies are underway to create contingency plans in case of oil accidents. A research group at the Institute of Biotechnology at the Autonomous University (UNAM) is performing metagenomics studies, seeking to identify the bacteria that degrade hydrocarbons.

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Protests risk shortages in Oaxaca

A report in El financiero mentions that operations could stop at Salina Cruz refinery in Oaxaca because of blockages in the city. If so, there would be a shortage of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

Due to the continuous blockades of roads, trucks have to stop at the entrances and exits of the Antonio Dovalí Jaime refinery in Salina Cruz.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Oil theft an old but growing problem

A report in El Pais mentioned that in Acatzingo, three people died and 11 were injured, at the end of a baseball game, which seems was an attack perpetrated by organized crime.

Monday, June 20th, 2016