Mexico: Due to price drop, they change poppies for marijuana

The opium gum producers of southern Mexico whose activity helped fuel the heroin-use epidemic in the United States, say that the prices of their product have fallen so much-apparently because of the popularity of synthetic opioids like fentanyl-that they have decided to return to a crop they know very well:…

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 shakes Guatemala

A strong earthquake shook Guatemala and southern Mexico on Sunday night. The United States Geological Survey registered the magnitude in 5.6 and the National Seismological of Mexico in 5.8. The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction said that the epicenter was 12 kilometers north of Iztapa, Guatemala.

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Anti-drug fumigations kill Guerrero Mountain (Mexico)

In the Mountain of Guerrero it rains poison. Under the pretext of spraying the poppy fields, helicopters from La Sedena indiscriminately launch Paraquat, a powerful herbicide that destroys trees, cornfields, orchards and weeds. Families become impoverished even more

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San Jacinto 1836, the most expensive siesta in history

One of the most hurtful stereotypes about Mexicans is that they are indolent, vague people who spend all day napping under their typical wide-brimmed hat. This vision, which has gone around the world, is all the more false in that it is an unjust generalization and that it comes from…

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