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Trump Hails ‘Terrific’ Trade Deal with Canada, Mexico

VOA/Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE — It is the biggest-ever and the best trade deal in the world – that’s how President Donald Trump and members of his administration are touting a new trade pact they have reached with neighbors Canada and Mexico. “This landmark agreement will send cash and jobs pouring into the United States and into North America,” predicted Trump. After intense last-minute discussions just ahead of a self-imposed Sunday midnight deadline, the United States and Canada announced they had reached a deal, allowing a modified three-way pact with Mexico to replace the nearly quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement…
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US Trade Chief: Both US, Mexico Winners in New Pact

VOA/Ken Bredemeier WASHINGTON — The tentative new trade deal with Mexico is a win for both countries, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer believes, creating more jobs for workers and farmers alike. Final details have yet to be worked out in the trade deal announced Monday, and Canada could join it yet in a broad revision of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. But some of the specific terms in the agreement are aimed at boosting the manufacture of cars in the two countries to curb the import of vehicles from Asia, especially from China. To escape tariffs, the deal calls…
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Mexico Moves to Extradite Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ to US

Ken Bredemeier January 11, 2016 Mexico is starting the process to extradite the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United  States, where he faces an array of charges linked to the hundreds of tons of cocaine, heroin and other drugs he has shipped across the border. The Mexican government had in the past rejected requests to turn over Guzman, but changed its stance after the drug kingpin escaped six months ago from one of its prisons for a second time before being recaptured in a shootout with authorities last Friday.  Interpol agents in Mexico went Sunday…
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‘Affluenza’ Teen Detained in Mexico

VOA News December 29, 2015 and Mexican officials say authorities in Mexico have detained an American teenager wanted for violating his probation in connection with a drunk-driving crash that killed four people in 2013. 18-year-old Ethan Couch and his mother were taken into custody in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s west coast. The Department of Justice had offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Couch’s arrest. He missed a mandatory meeting with his probation officer on December 10. Officials in Texas, where Couch is wanted, have said they believe he fled in November after a video surfaced…
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Entertainment

Picturehouse buys Gloria Trevi biopic ‘Gloria’ for U.S.

Picturehouse has acquired all rights to "Gloria," based on the story of Latin American singer Gloria Trevi, from Rio Negro for a first quarter release. The film will be released in Spanish with English subtitles. Universal Pictures International will release "Gloria" in Mexico and Latin America in early January. While Trevi has expressed unhappiness over the “Gloria” project, producer Matthias Ehrenberg told a press conference that the screenplay is based on interviews she gave to journalist and playwright Sabina Berman and seeks above all to pay tribute to the singer. “It’s an impartial story with no yellow journalism in it. Basically it’s about Gloria the celebrity, her rise to fame,…
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Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Shakes Mexico

An earthquake of magnitude on the Richter scale has shaken this Friday the surroundings of the city of Tecpan de Galeana, located in the State of Guerrero, in southwestern Mexico, near cities like Acapulco. According to the National Seismological Service of Mexico, the earthquake struck at am, local tim, about 31 kilometers Northwest of Tecpan de Galeana and 10 kilometers in depth. The tremor was felt in Mexico City, as well as in the States of Colima, Jalisco, Veracruz and Michoacan, according to the Mexican daily 'El Universal'. In the Mexican capital have you noticed with special force. "It is shaking", has…
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes Away

José Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian author and Nobel Prize recipient for literature, died yesterday at the age of 87 after a slow decline in health, aggravated in recent weeks. The author of which is undoubtedly the most important novel of Latin America, One Hundred Years of Solitude, his death, although announced, has the whole world mourning. García Márquez was born in Aracataca, a village lost in the Colombian Caribbean, on Sunday March 6, 1927 at nine in the morning, as he detailed in his memoirs. Raised by his maternal grandparents, a retired colonel and a superstitious woman, who both would mark his literature, 'Gabo'-…
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Politics

Governor Patrick Joins Massachusetts’ Desalitech And International Water Innovation Leader Veolia To Celebrate Partnership

Mexico City, Mexico – Thursday, March 20, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today joined representatives from Massachusetts-based Desalitech Inc. and international water innovation leader Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, who have signed an agreement to bring advanced, cost-effective water solutions to Mexico and countries worldwide. "Congratulations to Desalitech and Veoila for collaborating to bring innovative solutions to global challenges," said Governor Patrick. "Because we are fostering our global economy, the doors of Massachusetts are opening up to the world and we are forging long lasting private partnerships." The meeting followed a forum on clean energy innovation between Massachusetts and Mexican…
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Culture

Spring Equinox At Chichen Itza

One of the most important Mayan cities of all time and considered a Cultural Heritage: Chichen Itza Responsible for the operation and administration of Chichén Itzá and Dzibilchaltún, it is estimated that March 21 will receive 35 to 40 thousand people who come to witness the phenomena at the time of the spring equinox. The largest concentration site is Chichén Itzá, one of the most important Mayan cities of all time and considered a Cultural Heritage site, where it awaits the arrival of 30 to 35 thousand visitors. In the case of Dzibilchaltún, they expect an influx of three to five thousand people who go very early…
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Entertainment

The name of Shakira is prohibit in Mexico

The name of the Colombian singer Shakira has been banned in the state of Sonora, Mexico so that no child shall be registered under this name. According to various international media reported as Antena 3 in Spain, the new law on civil registry in that state prohibits the newborn are registered with the name. According to the law, it is trying to prevent children from becoming victims of harassment carrying names of well-known personalities. Other names that have been banned in this location are: Wisin y Yandel, Facebook, Rambo, Jesus Christ and Madonna, among others.
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