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Families of Coahalia Miners Accept Government’s Delayed Rescue Plan

By KELIN DILLON On Monday, Aug. 29, the families of 10 Mexican miners – who have been trapped inside a flooded mine in Sabinas, Coahuila, without outside contact since Aug. 3 – accepted the Mexican government’s proposal to recover their relatives’ bodies though an up to 11-month-long excavation process and essentially accepting the miners’ lives as already lost. The National

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The Forgotten Aftermath of the Tula Tragedy

By JESSICA GUERRERO MORELIA, Michoacán — A month has passed since the Tula River, located in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, overflowed and collapsed its banks, causing the deaths of 15 people and leaving thousands if Mexicans homeless. The flooding took place the night of Sept. 6, when the season’s heavy rains and the government’s poor management of drainage systems,

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Flooding Imminent as 75 Mexican Dams Reach Capacity

By KELIN DILLON According to Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua), a total of 75 water dams across the country have reached 100 percent capacity, putting nearby regions at risk of flooding. The 75 dams in question, mainly located in Mexico’s central and southeast, store approximately 20 percent of the nation’s reservoir water supply. Conagua likewise pointed out that 210 of

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