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Despite Package against Inflation, Price of Tortilla Increases

By MARK LORENZANA Despite the tortilla being one of the 24 products of Mexico’s basic basket included in the Package Against Inflation and Famine (PACIC), its price has increased from May to September of this year. On April 4, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced to the public a new price-control initiative — the PACIC – that established cost protection

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The Dark Period When ‘Los Chapitos’ Assassinated 16 Policemen

By MARK LORENZANA On the morning of Sept. 30, 2016, a military convoy was ambushed by members of the Sinaloa Cartel on the highway that connects the municipalities of Badiraguato and Culiacán in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa. According to the version of the Mexican Army, three hours earlier, a military checkpoint tried to stop a truck in the

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Deutsche Welle: Morena Made ‘Electoral Narco-Pact’ with Cartel

By MARK LORENZANA Anabel Hernández, a Mexican investigative journalist with Germany’s esteemed state-run news agency Deutsche Welle, said in her weekly column on Friday, June 3, that officials from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) had made an “electoral narco-pact” with members of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel leading up to the June 5 gubernatorial elections.

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Ninth Journalist Killed This Year in Mexico

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF  Luis Enrique Ramírez Ramos, whose body was discovered on Thursday, May 5, on a dirt road near Culiacán, Sinaloa, became the ninth journalist killed so far this year in Mexico. Remírez Ramos’s body was discovered wrapped in black plastic. He reportedly died from multiple blows to the head. Ramírez Ramos’ news website, “Fuentes Fidedignas,”

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Va Por México Alleges Criminal Intervention in 2021 Elections

By KELIN DILLON In a new filing with the Organization of American States (OAS), Mexico’s three-party Va por México alliance consisting of the National Action Party (PAN), the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), has accused Mexican organized crime of interfering with the nation’s 2021 electoral process through ballot box stuffing, violence and intimidation,

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Sinaloa Police Chief Gunned Down

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Sinaloa Police Chief Joel Ernesto Soto was assassinated early Monday, May 24, along the Culiacán-Los Mochis Highway, according to local authorities. The attack occurred following a series of assaults against state police in various parts of Sinaloa, especially near Culiacán. On May 15, Sinaloa police and the National Guard launched a joint operation against

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