Tag Archives: Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Arrests of Migrants Surge 79 Percent Following Patrol Spikes

By KELIN DILLON Mexico’s heightened military presence on its southern border with Guatemala has resulted in a 79 percent increase in arrests of undocumented Central American migrants since its new patrol policy went into effect on June 21, said Mexican Secretary of Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval. According to Sandoval, border patrols have increased in the region since June 21, as

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Mexican Government Cancels Oaxaca Wind Farm Project

PULSE NEWS MEXICO Mexico’s state-run Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) announced Monday, June 6, that it is cancelling the Gunaa Sicarú wind farm, after five years of struggling to make it operative while battling protests from local residents. In a statement, the CFE said that the project, which was located in the southern central state of Oaxaca, would be canceled along

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Mexico News Roundup

By RICARDO CASTILLO Don’t Whine Later! The programmed meeting of the Permanent Committee of the Mexican Congress to discuss the revamping of the administration’s Expenditures Bill has been postponed for at least two weeks due to the expanding coronavirus pandemic. Chamber of Deputies Majority Leader Mario Delgado Carrillo said that he had talked over the phone with Senate President Mónica

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Trending Beauty (What’s New, What Works)

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS More than Beauty The Swedish direct sales beauty and personal care brand Oriflame makes great innovative, nature-inspired products that can help rejuvenate skin, keep you hair looking great and make you smell like a million bucks. But the company also has a strong commitment to environmental protection and sustainable products, and last week Oriflame México organized a

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Develop the Isthmus? Not Again

By RICARDO CASTILLO     What’s new in Mexican news? Most definitely not President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) “new” program that he touted over the weekend of April 27 and 28 as the “Development Curtain” to be built along the Isthmus of Tehuantepec – the narrowest land space in southeastern Mexico, between the Pacific and the Atlantic. This same project has

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