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Tesla Inc. has sued the United States government for collecting tariffs on parts the company imported from China for the manufacturing of its electric cars.

Bloomberg reported that Tesla on Monday filed the suit concerning tariffs imposed by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on imports from China in the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York.




Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the country was in the throes of a second wave of COVID-19, and warned that the situation was set to become much worse than it was during the first wave in March. 



Trudeau said the country "is at a crossroads" as a second wave emerges in four large provinces.




The U.S. Department of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions” in response to U.S. President Trump’s memorandum of September 2 entitled “Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.”



"My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones," said the memo, which was released by the White House. The memo instructs Attorney General William Barr to develop a list of "anarchist jurisdictions" that "permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures" to restore order.





GLOBAL RESEARCH - 2020 Elections

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CNN - Trump's comments send a signal to his supporters about how to react if Biden prevails 



Analysis byStephen Collinson, CNN



CNN - Trump booed as he pays respects to Ginsburg at court 




ByKevin Liptak, CNN


MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Federal agency plagued by corruption: officials stole what had been stolen 




Staff at the Institute to Return Stolen Goods to the People stole jewelry, manipulated auctions




MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Mexico City’s giant rat: more waste to clog storm drains 




The Halloween prop was in 20 tonnes of garbage removed from drainage system


MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Jet stolen in Morelos flies to Venezuela, crashes in Guatemala cornfield 




It was carrying a load of cocaine when it crashed while trying to land at a hidden airstrip


More Mexico News, HERE


By Maestra María Guadalupe Vera Bobadilla. 


U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested global warming will reverse itself and dismissed climate change as a cause of ferocious fires engulfing swaths of the U.S. West, during a briefing in California on the deadly blazes. 
Trump, who flew into Sacramento on the third day of a re-election campaign swing, pushed back against state officials arguing that a heating climate underlies the ever-stronger blazes, which have killed at least 35 people since the start of summer. 

More, HERE.


While COVID-19 continues to spread globally, China has effectively brought the epidemic under control. But this success has come with great sacrifice, including the unprecedented lockdown of Wuhan City and many parts of central China’s Hubei Province. What did the Chinese people experience in this fight? How did the country manage to flatten the curve?




Since early January, CGTN‘s frontline reporting ream had been working in Wuhan to document the epidemic. After six months of production, CGTN presents you a two-part documentary recounting how researchers, medical workers and ordinary people raced to the frontline to save lives.

More, HERE.


An evacuation order was issued Sunday morning for residents in parts of the City of Arcadia in Southern California, U.S., as a massive wildfire is burning closer to the populated communities.




At least 40,000 people have been evacuated as wildfires rage out of control in Oregon in the U.S. In the city of Gresham, dozens of families forced to flee their homes have slept in travel trailers or tents in a parking lot. "I am just thankful that we're alive. We're together," said Joy from Aims.

More, HERE



MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Wednesday rainfall most intense in 20 years: Mexico City mayor 



The city implemented “Operation Storm” in order to help with flooding, downed trees and car accidents



MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Death certificates reveal Covid fatalities under-reported by 10,000 in CDMX 



There were 20,535 deaths caused by Covid-19 between March and August




MEXICO NEWS DAILY -  If  you like a nap, Mexico is not the best place to be 




There's no end of noises that will ensure that sleep is impossible  

By Sarah DeVries





Late-stage studies of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University and a UK-based company are on temporary hold after a patient suffered a suspected serious side effect.

In a statement issued Tuesday evening, AstraZeneca, the company, said its "standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow a review of safety data."

The drug maker didn't reveal any information about the possible side effect except to call it "a potentially unexplained illness." The health news site STAT first reported the pause in testing, saying the possible side effect occurred in the United Kingdom.

More, HERE.

Social gatherings of more than six people will be banned from September 14 and fined if they fail to comply – with some exemptions – amid concern at rising infection rates, particularly among young people.



The number of cases in Britain has begun to rise sharply again in recent days. Although testing is more widespread and the number of people in hospital is well below the peak of the outbreak, ministers fear it is beginning to slip out of control.

British government also unveiled a new public information campaign entitled "Hands. Face. Space", to emphasize the importance of hand washing, face coverings and social distancing. 

"We need to act now to stop the virus spreading," the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, ahead of a press conference on Wednesday where he will explain the changes.

More, HERE.



As of 6 p.m. BJT Sunday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has reached 6,245,866, with 188,538 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.



The latest prediction results of the coronavirus epidemic model released by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) of the University of Washington in the United States show that the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could triple by year’s end, causing 1.9 million deaths. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could drive to 410,000.

IHME Director Christopher Murray said that seasonal factors and the decline in public awareness of the coronavirus epidemic are the main reasons for the increase in deaths. He reminded the public not to take it lightly, saying that the worst is yet to come, and we are facing a fatal December. In addition, he also pointed out that scientific evidence proves that wearing masks, maintaining social distance and restricting crowd gathering can effectively prevent the spread of the virus.

More, HERE.


According to a Reuters report, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Friday the U.S. Defense Department was working with other agencies to determine whether to make a move against SMIC, which would force U.S. suppliers to seek a difficult-to-obtain license before shipping to the company.



Reports said earlier this week that the Pentagon had proposed placing SMIC on the Commerce Department's entity list, which includes more than 275 China-based firms deemed "national security risks" by the U.S. government. The Trump administration has used the entity list to hit several Chinese giants including Huawei, ZTE and Hikvision.

SMIC is the largest Chinese chip manufacturer and made its trading debut on Shanghai's Nasdaq-style STAR Market in July, marking China's biggest IPO in a decade. The Shanghai-headquartered chipmaker was listed in Hong Kong and New York in 2004 and delisted from the U.S. last year due to sluggish demand for its shares.

As one of Huawei's manufacturers, SMIC has been embroiled in U.S. restrictions on Chinese tech firms since May. At the time, the United States placed new restrictions on smartphone maker Huawei, which prevent its suppliers from accessing services from American companies.

More, HERE.


GLOBAL RESEARCH NEWS - Examining 9/11 and America’s “War on Terrorism” 



By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 10, 2020



GLOBAL RESEARCH - Video: Confronting the Lies about the Virus: The Fear Campaign Has No Scientific Basis 




By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 07, 2020




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CNN reported on Saturday that the U.S.' Sinclair Broadcast Group had planned to air a conspiracy theory that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious disease, created the coronavirus and shipped it to Wuhan, China. 

The groundless conspiracy theory was proposed by Judy Mikovits, the medical researcher featured in the discredited "Plandemic" video. Fortunately, after this story was published, local television stations started receiving complaints from viewers and the company announced that it would postpone and rework the segment featuring the conspiracy theory about Fauci.
More, HERE.
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The Bank of México's best-case scenario is economic contraction of 8.8%



Mexican entrepreneurs should be lining up to replace Chinese exports to the US
The vessel was en route to Jalisco with an $18-million cargo
More Mexico News, HERE

Footage appears to show soldier telling colleague to kill suspected cartel gunman after gun battle
By Christina Maxouris and Eric Levenson, CNN
By Peter Koenig, August 26, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it was concerned that the novel coronavirus spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of whom were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups.

WHO officials said this month the proportion of younger people among those infected had risen globally, putting at risk vulnerable sectors of the population worldwide, including the elderly and sick people in densely populated areas with weak health services.

More, HERE.




China-U.S. ties are at their lowest ebb since 1979. It's an alarming situation, but does the deterioration in relations amount to a new Cold War? 
More, HERE.
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By Erica Orden and Kara Scannell, CNN
Analysis by James Griffiths, CNN
Leaked deposition by recently extradited former head of state oil company Pemex alleges staggering scale of high-level corruption

Several former cabinet ministers and two sitting governors among those accused of taking bribes
Two such drones were found abandoned in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán
Allegations against political opponents are relief from Covid-19 and deep recession

More MEXICO news, HERE




SECURITYCORNERMEXICO NEWS FROM CHINA, Thanks to Maestra María Guadalupe Vera Bobadilla, proudly a native of Yucatán.




The Trump administration is increasing scrutiny of Confucius Institutes, a China-funded language and cultural exchange program, in the U.S. and other nations, the latest escalation of tensions with Beijing


More, HERE.




Scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) once again strongly refuted conspiracy theories that the novel coronavirus originated from the lab in interviews with NBC News that took place inside the institute.




More, HERE.   




GLOBAL RESEARCH - Covid-19: Questionable Policies, Manipulated Rules of Data Collection and Reporting


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Is It Safe for Students to Return to School? If COVID Fatalities Were 90.2% Lower, How Would You Feel About Schools Reopening?




CNN - Russia offers to help US with Covid-19 vaccine; US says no 




EXCLUSIVE by Matthew Chance, Zahra Ullah and Vivian Salama, CNN



CNN -   Donald Trump just straight-up admitted he is working to meddle in the election 




By Chris Cillizza, CNN  




THE GUARDIAN - Mexican families mourn workers claimed by Covid in the US – photo essay






MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Coronavirus cases set to reach half a million; still no decline in curve 




The winter flu season will likely put a strain on an already overtaxed system



MEXICO NEWS DAILY - President says his predecessors should testify in Lozoya corruption case 




It's an unprecedented move for a country with long tradition of immunity for former leaders




MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Carlos Slim Foundation to support distribution of Covid-19 vaccine 


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The University of Oxford vaccine is currently undergoing trials









By Maestra María Guadalupe Vera Bobadilla, our Expert in International Trade. 





When commenting on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent accusation about so-called "surveillance" against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of China’s Foreign Ministry said the allegation has no factual basis. 


More HERE.




So far, the U.S. has reported nearly five million confirmed coronavirus cases, a quarter of the worldwide total, and over 158,256 deaths.
Twitter said on Wednesday it had restricted President Donald Trump's campaign from tweeting for its false claims about the coronavirus in a post, which came hours later that Facebook removed a video post from the page of Trump over "harmful COVID misinformation."

More, HERE


Chinese students in the U.S. are now "politicized and marginalized at an unprecedented level," as Washington is sending "very unfriendly signals," said Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology at Syracuse University.




The Trump administration canceled visas for 3,000 students they believe have ties to the Chinese military in early June, while a senator even suggested that Chinese students should be banned from studying math and science in America.

More, HERE.



GLOBAL RESEARCH - The Beirut Explosion: Who Is Responsible

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By Elijah J. Magnier


CNN - Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than 20 years ago 

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By Kay Jones and Leah Asmelash, CNN


CNN - Passports for purchase: How the elite get through a pandemic





THE GUARDIAN - Mexican families mourn workers claimed by Covid in the US – photo essay




THE GUARDIAN - Mexico state bans sale of sugary drinks and junk food to children 



Oaxaca brings in measures after obesity crisis is highlighted by high death toll during coronavirus pandemic



MEXICO NEWS DAILY - As Covid-19 deaths pass the 50,000 mark, ‘time for a new phase’ of response 



The coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to end any time soon, says deputy health minister


MEXICO NEWS DAILY - US eases global travel warning but leaves Mexico at level 4—do not travel 

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Covid-19 and crime cited in maintaining Mexico's alert level



MEXICO NEWS DAILY - López Obrador offers dark hint about his plan for Mexican energy 



One observer called canceling the energy reform 'a credible threat'





By Maestra María Guadalupe Vera Bobadilla, our Expert in International Trade:
With the November election 100 days away, more Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction than at any previous point in Donald Trump's presidency, putting the incumbent leader in a perilous position as his re-election bid against Democrat Joe Biden enters a pivotal stretch.
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The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday confirmed the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, capital city of the southwestern province of Sichuan, was closed at 10:00 a.m. BJT. Chinese authorities have entered the building and taken over the now-closed consulate.
More, HERE.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. hit 4,352,084, with 149,258 deaths, as of 4:30 p.m. BJT on Wednesday, according to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University.
More, HERE.
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By Clare Foran and Manu Raju, CNN

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Mexican women’s groups have expressed deep disappointment after the supreme court dodged a ruling on a proposal which could have opened a legal path towards decriminalizing abortion.

New figures reflect surge in violence against women during pandemic while government implements austerity measures


The results were not unexpected: 'It's a horrendous number, but hardly a surprise'
Nationally, the coronavirus tally rose to 408,449

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Excess deaths totaled 17,826 from April through June. The official Covid death count is 4,994

More MEXICO News - HERE 

Mexico News Daily - Transportation minister resigns; disagreed with AMLO over ports decision 




Javier Jiménez also disagreed with the cancellation of the new airport in Texcoco




Mexico News Daily - Coronavirus case total nears 350,000 but 6 states nearing zero growth 




Numbers stabilizing in Mexico City, México state, Baja California, Chiapas, Michoacán and Sinaloa




Mexico News Daily - Pulque is a pre-Hispanic drink with nutritional qualities—and there’s no hangover 


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One vendor says it cures gastritis and other stomach problems




Mexico News Daily - More Mexico News HERE.





The Guardian -Femicides rise in Mexico as president cuts budgets of women's shelters 




New figures reflect surge in violence against women during pandemic while government implements austerity measures




CNN - Pompeo blasts Beijing as deadline nears for China to shutter Houston consulate 




By Jennifer Hansler, CNN  




CNN - Two tourist vessels, two completely different ways of managing the pandemic








Global Research - LancetGate: “Scientific Corona Lies” and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead’s Remdesivir 


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By Prof Michel Chossudovsky 




Global Research - 9/11 News Coverage: How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers’ Explosive Demolition on 9/11 


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By Ted Walter and Prof. Graeme MacQueen





Mexico News Daily - Virus case numbers soar in Guanajuato, Durango, Nuevo León during ‘new normal’ 


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Sonora, Jalisco and Tamaulipas have seen sharp increases in Covid-19 deaths




Mexico News Daily - Mexicans design transparent face mask that costs under 50 pesos 




The reusable mask offers the same level of protection as the N95 mask




Mexico News Daily - Covid reproduction number uncontrolled in 15 states, allowing virus to spread


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Total infections surpassed 300,000 on Monday




Mexico News Daily - Sources say ex-Pemex boss has 12 videos showing lawmakers taking bribes 




They allegedly took bribes in exchange for voting in favor of the 2013 energy reform




Mexico News Daily - More Mexico News HERE




The Guardian - Covid-19: Mexican families struggle to retrieve loved ones' remains from US






CNN -  Even Donald Trump knows he is in deep, deep trouble in the 2020 race 




By Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large




CNN - US State Department expresses concern at crackdowns under 'Europe's last dictator' 


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By Jennifer Hansler, CNN




Global Research - 9/11 News Coverage: How 36 Reporters Brought Us the Twin Towers’ Explosive Demolition on 9/11 


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By Ted Walter and Prof. Graeme MacQueen




A special word of appreciation goes to our local reporter in China. Ma. Guadalupe Vera Bobadilla is a former tenant at 12 Minatitlán, Roma Sur. Born in the Yucatan Peninsula, she is our International Trade Expert.
Relations between China and the United States are facing the most serious challenges since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1979, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday. 

Addressing a forum on China-U.S. relations via videolink, Wang said some people in the U.S. view China as an "opponent" or even an "enemy" out of ideological prejudice. They take every opportunity to suppress China's development and obstruct the connection between the two countries, he added. 

Relations between the world's largest and second-largest economies have worsened over trade disputes and the COVID-19 pandemic. Some U.S. politicians have blamed Beijing for the spread of the coronavirus, while Beijing has slammed Washington for blame-shifting.  

Still, the U.S. has been critical of China's handling of issues concerning Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Beijing has repeatedly warned Washington against meddling in its internal affairs.
More, HERE.
Recently, more evidences from different countries are telling us the virus probably had been circulating among humans long before we realized it.
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Virologists from Spain detected traces of COVID-19 in a sample of sewage water in Barcelona collected in March, 2019. 

If confirmed, that means COVID-19 probably existed 9 months earlier before we knew.

The virus broke out in Wuhan in January and eventually led the city to lock down. China was the first country that reported the new virus, and shared the strains to the WHO. 
In America, earlier before, Michael Melham, the mayor of Belleville, New Jersey, said he believed he contracted the COVID-19 in last November after attending a conference.

Not only because he was very sick and had almost every symptom that COVID-19 would cause, his antibody test also proved he had antibody for the virus, meaning he was infected before. That was several months earlier before the US confirmed its first case in January 20th.
More, HERE.
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Eight of the biggest food and beverage companies pay out $18 billion to shareholders as new epicentres of hunger emerge across the globe 

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
  • Mexico’s president to meet Trump on Wednesday Canada 
  • PM had spoken of concern about US tariffs on metals
Critics say Andrés Manuel López Obrador risks humiliation when he meets his US counterpart to toast new free-trade deal

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6,995 new confirmed cases increase Mexico's accumulated tally to 275,003
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The fact that AMLO doesn’t tolerate criticism and lashes out like a child is worrisome  
By Sarah DeVries
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Instead of insults, we have received understanding and respect:' López Obrador

César Duarte detained in Miami without incident
Hotel Amparo was also selected as Mexico's best city hotel






Beijing doubles quarantine period to 28 days

Beijing has doubled the COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 days to 28 as scientists fear that the type of coronavirus that set off Beijing's recent outbreak in the Xinfadi market may be more contagious than the one in Wuhan. 

Most people under quarantine in Beijing are workers from the beef and lamb section of the Xinfadi market, which makes them a high-risk group for COVID-19 infection, said Shi Guoqing, an expert from China's National Health Commission (NHC), at a Monday conference.


More, HERE.



New Swine Flu in China Has Pandemic Potential, Study Says

By Ryan Gandolfo



A new type of flu carried by pigs that can infect humans has been identified in China, according to a study published on Monday. The authors, mainly scientists from Chinese universities and China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, stated that the influenza virus, named genotype 4 (G4), has “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus.”

The Guardianreported that between 2011 and 2018, researchers conducted 30,000 nasal swabs from pigs located in Chinese slaughterhouses as well as a veterinary hospital. One hundred and seventy-nine swine flu viruses were isolated, with the majority exhibiting a new kind of virus that has been prominent among pigs since 2016. The study showed that over 10% of 338 swine workers had been infected, according to antibody blood tests.

More, HERE.




The ambassador to the UK: Don't be fooled about China's internal affairs!

The UK will extend residency rights and a path to citizenship for up to 3 million people in Hong Kong, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, after China ratified the national security law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Speaking to British members of parliament, Johnson said the UK will introduce "a new route for those with British National [Overseas] status to enter the UK."

About 350,000 British National Overseas Passport holders and 2.6 million others eligible for the passports would be able to come to the UK for five years. After a further year they would be able to apply for British citizenship, under the UK's plan.

More, HERE.


GLOBAL RESEARCH - War is Good for Business and Organized Crime: Afghanistan’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Trade. Rising Heroin Addiction in the US 
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By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

CNN - Court sides with publisher of tell-all book by Trump's niece  
By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

CNN - Trump administration moves ahead with plan to open new pandemic office as coronavirus crisis intensifies 
By Kylie Atwood and Nicole Gaouette, CNN


THE GUARDIAN -  'Mexico has become Trump's wall': how Amlo became an immigration enforcer 
The Mexican president, who once called for safe passage for migrants, has taken on a new role – and allies have followed suit 


The Guardian - Three die in attempted murder of Mexico City police chief 
Two bodyguards and passerby shot dead by assassins disguised as road workers 
By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

MEXICO NEWS DAILY - Mexico No. 6 among countries with most Covid-19 deaths; 5,681 new cases reported 
The only countries that have recorded more fatalities are the US, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Italy and France


MEXICO NEWS DAILY - AMLO’s wife under fire for Twitter comment regarding drug shortages 
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Beatriz Gutiérrez criticized for being insensitive


MEXICO NEWS DAILY - 5  million to be affected by suspension of water service Saturday 
Repairs and maintenance shutdown will affect consumers in Mexico City and the state of México




Assailants shot everyone inside center in state of Guanajuato, scene of a bloody turf battle between the Jalisco cartel and a local gang

Global Research -  Colonial Drug Trafficking and the British Empire 
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"This global observance is to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society" United Nations 

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 25, 2020


Mexico News Daily - With 5,437 new cases, Mexico’s coronavirus numbers closing in on 200,000

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Mexico ranks 12th in the world for total case numbers


Mexico News Daily - Earthquake felt in 6 states leaves at least 4 dead, 30 injured in Oaxaca

Seven hospitals were damaged, homes collapsed and highways were blocked by landslides


Mexico News Daily - San Juan Ozolotepec, Oaxaca, took the brunt of Tuesday’s earthquake
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3 people were killed and 200 buildings damaged in the mountain municipality


Mexico News Daily - More MEXICO News, HERE

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By Matt Egan, CNN Business
Video shows officers forcing man into a police truck as bystanders plead for his release

Greater Mexico City has reached a plateau as new case numbers remain stable
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Despite showing symptoms, for six days he was denied a test
Nezahualcóyotl police chief agrees excessive force was used but denies they were beaten

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It is essential to distinguish between those who carry out violent actions from those who demonstrate peacefully'

Mexico News Daily - More Mexico News HERE.
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large  
Video shows officers forcing man into a police truck as bystanders plead for his release
A record high of 3,912 new cases were registered on Wednesday
A teller manager at a Mexico City branch was coerced into stealing the cash
A link was first discovered by US investigators in 2006
More Mexico News, HERE 


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A Camarena lo ejecutó la CIA, no Caro Quintero (VIDEO)

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Una historia que parece sacada de una compleja novela de espionaje acaba de estallar en la televisión estadunidense: Enrique Kiki Camarena, el policía de la DEA asesinado en México en febrero de 1985, aparentemente no fue víctima del capo mexicano Rafael Caro Quintero sino de un oscuro integrante de la CIA. Este sujeto fue el encargado de silenciar al agente antinarcóticos por una grave razón: había descubierto que Washington se asoció con el narcotraficante y usaba las ganancias del trasiego de estupefacientes para financiar las actividades de la contrarrevolución nicaragüense.

WASHINGTON (Proceso).- Tres exagentes federales estadunidenses decidieron acabar con un silencio de 28 años y confiaron simultáneamente a este semanario y a la cadena estadunidense Fox News una información “bomba”: Enrique Kiki Camarena no habría sido asesinado por Rafael Caro Quintero –capo que purgó una sentencia por ese crimen– sino por un agente de la CIA. La razón: el integrante de la DEA descubrió que su propio gobierno colaboraba con el narco mexicano en su negocio ilícito.



FBI Most Wanted Fugitive


Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering; Conspiracy to Commit Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering; Conspiracy to Kidnap a Federal Agent; Kidnapping of a Federal Agent; Felony Murder of a Federal Agent; Aiding and Abetting; Accessory After the Fact.

The United States Department of State’s Narcotics Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $20 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Rafael Caro-Quintero






US Intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent


ByWilliam La Jeunesse, Lee Ross, Fox News





Mexican drug kingpin behind DEA murder added to FBI most-wanted list 

Staff and agencies in Washington, The Guardian





Former Mexico cartel leader says he did not kill US anti-drugs agent in 1985

 Reuters in Mexico City, The Guardian





A Camarena lo ejecutó la CIA, no Caro Quintero (VIDEO, YOU TUBE)


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Caso Camarena Contra la CIA, más evidencias

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Caro Quintero desde la clandestinidad: "Yo no maté a Enrique Camarena"

Por Anabel HernándezProceso






Culture of Safe Travel, Crime & Loss Prevention




The guide will serve our readers as a supplemental resource by providing our users with cyberbullying stats, a quiz and a printable certificate of completion.
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Internet Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

By Safe Stars



The internet is a great way to connect with friends, go shopping, do business, and find information. In fact, the ways that we can use it increase on a daily business. However, just as in every aspect of life, there are potential risks. Internet scams, fraud, cyber bullying, online predators, and identity theft are all among the potential pitfalls that we face when we connect to the online environment. Thankfully, with a little knowledge, the savvy consumer should be able to easily maneuver around these would-be obstacles.

Internet Scams and Fraud

Some scams are more obvious than others. If a random stranger sends an email promising you great riches if you send them $100, chances are that you will know not to give them the cash. However, there are other types of scams and fraud that can be less apparent.

  • If a friend or family member sends a message saying that they are in trouble and asking for monetary help, confirm that it is actually them before sending the money. There is a chance that their email, Facebook, or other accounts may have been hacked or spoofed. A quick phone call or facetime with your friend should help verify if it is really them. To learn more about this type of scam, visit the Federal Trade Commission at


  • If the government emails, leaves a notice on your computer, or calls demanding money, do not give them your information or money. Real government officials will send a notice by mail. If you still aren’t sure, you can look up their official telephone number and contact them directly to confirm. Do not use your computer to look up the information if you may have a virus. The virus could spoof the official telephone number of the office you are trying to reach. To learn more about this type of fraud, visit Stop Fraud Colorado at


  • Before making an online purchase, always check to see if the site is actually secure. It should contain an https (http) at the beginning of the URL. Also, confirm that the website is actually the one that you intended to go to, and that it is not a clone with a similar or spoofed URL. If it is a smaller company or one you are still somewhat unfamiliar with, check their online rating. You can do this by visiting the Better Business Bureau ( or any number of consumer feedback and ratings websites such as  Consumer Affairs (


  • When utilizing online auctions or other multi-seller markets, check the seller’s feedback rating and keep payments within the system. Do not agree to pay someone with a different method. This will make it much harder to be reimbursed if an item never arrives or is not what you were expecting. To learn more about how to protect yourself at both online and offline auctions, visit Michigan’s Attorney General’s Office at,4534,7-164-17337_20942-192869–,00.html.

To learn more about online scams and fraud, visit the FBI at and at

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying and harassment can be just as devastating as real bullying. While teens are often a target, it can happen to anyone. Cyber bullying may take the form of harassment, stalking, impersonation, trickery, and threats. If you experience cyber bullying, there are four primary steps to take:

More, HERE.

It’s no secret that cyberbullying is on the rise. In fact, over one-third of teens say that they’ve been cyberbullied, but because many youths don’t openly admit to being bullied, that number could actually be much greater.


While no one who spends time online socially is immune to cyberbullying, young people are perhaps the most vulnerable, and it’s up to the adults in their lives to help protect them. With all of this considered, may I ask you to add the information below to one of your online safety resource pages? Each of these articles thoughtfully discusses ways we can protect kids and teens from online predators.

How Can Adults Learn About Cyberbullying, Prevention, and Policies to Enforce Safe Cyber Climates?

Cyberbullying: Spotting The Signs

Why Spying On Our Kids To Solve Cyberbullying Might Not Work

How to Keep Social Media A Positive Influence

An Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators

The Psychological Effects of Bullying on Kids & Teens


Above information is courtesy by Jasmine Dyoco,


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November 14, 2014.

By Maria Guadalupe Vera Bobadilla, Security Corner in Mexico's Business Adviser 




If before the crisis there were cases of fraud, they have been increased in recent months.

The embezzlement is the most common type of economic crime, followed by those related to corruption and accounting fraud, which shows highest growth in the past two years.

When more than 1 in 3 organizations are impacted by economic crime, how to handle this type of crime becomes a priority on the CEO agenda.

In these times of severe economic difficulties, it is advisable for companies to bear in mind the following three considerations:

1. Delimit authorization levels. - Studies show that more than 56% of people who commit fraud work in the organization affected. The proper segregation of duties and division of responsibilities and levels of authority is considered a trite subject, causing many employers do not give due importance.

2. Establish complaints channels. - About 48% of economic crimes in Mexican organizations are discovered by accident, which reveals that the systems in place to detect fraud are not entirely efficient. Although establish internal audit is useful, have an anonymous reporting line takes an interesting way, being a source of valuable information to detect fraud within the organization.

3. Regularly evaluate monitoring and supervision controls. - Entrepreneurs often underestimate future risks of fraud by consider unlikely that their organization be a victim of crime, often occasioned by the false security provided by certain measures of prevention and control adopted; however when compare their estimations with the reality,the reported cases of fraud outweigh their considerations. 

Although it is important to implement preventive and detection measures, their effectiveness should be evaluated constantly, especially since in recent years, almost half of the economic frauds that the organization have suffered are the cybercrime.

Source: Economic Crime Survey 2014 by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

© 2014 PwC. All rights reserved.

A Guide to Public Wifi Security Risks & How to Use it SafelyA Guide to Public Wifi 




Our connection to the internet has had a huge impact on how we operate as a global society. It’s drawn the world closer together, and made it easier than ever to research, absorb and relay information at the click of a button.There are hundreds of fantastic things we can thank the World Wide Web for. But, sadly, that doesn’t mean it isn’t without fault.

There’ll always be people who try to exploit the naivety or recklessness of others. That sad state of affairs extends to cyberspace. Criminals will often try to intercept sensitive data over wifi networks – and there’s no better place to try that than on (often unguarded) public servers.

More, HERE.


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The government is quick to stamp out any untoward incidents  considering the tourism industry provides such a huge economy for the nation. Colonial towns and beach resorts have low crime rates and the local residents are friendly and welcoming towards foreigners.

Reports of drug-related violence in Mexico are accurate although this occurs mainly in the border region with fatalities exclusively between police authorities and the cartels.

Large, urban centers do have higher crime rates than smaller towns, but like travelling in any major city in the word it's a question of using your common sense and avoiding certain areas.

Tribute to Mexican Navy

In foreign lands accusations are made against Mexico’s police and military forces for engaging in corrupt practices, a fact we cannot deny. Corruption is an ailment common to all societies in the world, more so in countries where Public Health problems are a serious issue. In the case of the Mexican Navy, little credit is given to the heroic actions of men and women who risk their lives assisting a large sector of society. Recently, the Mexican Navy came to the rescue of the impoverished people in southeastern Mexico –mostly peasants – for natural disaster relief efforts. A brief review is made of the Mexican Navy's history and relevant school programs. A special tribute is rendered to these officers. Thanks to the Mexican Navy’s support, we provide valuable, revealing information about their quiet work in the War against Drugs.

Weapon Permits

Mexico’s National Defense Secretariat (SEDENA)’s assistance was invaluable to prepare this article. You are provided with detailed information about the Federal Law covering this issue and firearms possession. This article was requested by one of our readers who asked my opinion about private citizens being authorized to carry firearms as part of their duties in private security companies.

These corporate organizations specialize in executive protection and engage in kidnapping investigations and  negotiation for the release of hostages. SEDENA provides Security Corner readers with precise information about this Subject of discussion. In what concerns to the use of Tasers (defined as an electroshock weapon) the Dirección General de Armas de Fuego y Explosivos has informed us that permits to carry these are not being issued. Further, that Tasers must be declared at military inspection points, for confiscation purposes. 

SEDENA does not authorize Mexican citizens or visiting foreigners the importation or utilization of these weapons, which may be lethal.

Peligra licencia de uso de armas en SSPDF

Militarization of the police, rather than bolster law and order, has helped undermine it.



Natural disasters have made history by the unprecedented number of human lives lost. On the other hand, material losses are incalculable not only in Mexico but all over the world. In this article we are able to share extremely useful information, thanks to assistance provided by the National Center for Disaster Prevention, better known by its initials CENAPRED. This is an organization that works under the umbrella of the Secretariat of the Interior, National Autonomous University (UNAM) and with the auspices of the Japanese Government. Mr. Damon Darlin, columnist of The New York Times gives us details on How to Prepare for one Really Quick Getaway – for practical use at home, school, work. Links are provided to obtain Trainers Certification by FEMA and relevant universities in the US. La Jornada newspaper also provided valuable support.

Correctional System and Human Rights

International Organizations such as Rights Watch accuse Mexico of being a world leader in deficiencies in its justice system and for systematically violating the human rights of detainees. We take a superficial look at the Global reality before addressing this problem in Mexico. We requested assistance from the Public Safety Secretaries both Federal and Mexico City’s. In the first instance, we never got a reply. The Mexico City Government authorized us through its Prison System Directorate to provide us with important statistical information. Further, we were able to visit one of the penitentiaries where we witnessed diligent work performed both by responsible officers such as custodians, sociologists, religious, human rights and non profit organizations, school teachers, inmates.

To supplement information, these recent articles will enhance our readers standpoint on the issues of Jails and Human Rights in Mexico: The first three by Proceso magazine, a champion in influential, documented information in Mexico, reports in its 1701 issue dated June 7, 2009, the latter by prestigious El Universal newspaper:

'The Horror of Mexican Prisons' by Rodrigo Vera: TRANSLATION by 

"In a study on the nation's prisons, the Mexican Episcopate deduces that penitentiary policies are based on criminalizing the poor, as well as the monetary exploitation of inmates by federal, state and Federal District officials.They create a vicious circle of corruption and social resentment that increases crime, makes it necessary to build more prisons, and thereby helps with the formation of new criminals….Calculations are that 2 million people are involved in this type of "prison experience."The growing criminalization of the poor has caused explosive overpopulation in the nation's prisons, since a large percentage of their inmates are arrested for committing "starvation" crimes, as those perpetrated due to hunger and misery are called. Spanish Version Reproduced by El Mexicano Gran Diario Regional newspaper.

In the topic of Human Rights, two revealing articles: Ricardo Ravelo's KIDNAPPINGS Military Sttyle (Spanish): Allegedly, military officers have kidnapped in Piedras Negras and other town of Coahuila State several persons demanding millionaire ransoms. The delay or negative to pay will result in the execution of the kidnapped. This is what occurred to Iván Zulkin González, whose family recovered his remains in ashes. Local authorities refuse to accept the complaints of kidnappings and will only accept these until the corpses show up. More, reproduced by leftist website Resistencia Va!, HERE. TORTURE Military Style (Spanish) by Gloria Leticia Diaz : Written testimony by 25 Tijuana municipal cops provide details about the manner in which their supervisores turned them in to the military. These, via torture, forced to sign self-incriminating statements. Relatives of the detainees have approached the Inter American Commission of Human Rights and the UN's Special Relator about their story.  More thru En Linea Directa info, HERE.

Report to slam nation's prison system, by ALEJANDRO SUVERZA/EL UNIVERSAL
El Universal, Domingo 25 de febrero de 2007.

The nation´s prisons are "human storehouses where rehabilitation is unthinkable," according to a soon-to-be released report by the non-governmental organization Open Society Institute (OSI).

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Mexico City Airport


Traveling by plane is one of the safest (and fastest) methods of getting from point A to point B, but crowded airports, long waits at security checkpoints and baggage restrictions can make flying a nightmare when you have a disability.


With the help of legislation and strong advocacy, airlines and airports are making it more accessible for travelers with disabilities. We’ve created a fully accessible guide to help you navigate the airports, with tips and tricks to make flying with a disability an easier, more enjoyable process.


Airport Security 


Driving in Mexico City

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You decided to rent a car? Live here and own one? You will be surprised that despite the incredibly large number of cars circulating 24-hours a day, though at nights the number is reduced dramatically, not that many serious accidents take place. Why? Most people drive here offensively. If you are not used to drive as most taxi or bus drivers do, always make sure you drive on the defensive. Especially so, if armored security guards carrying money, shotguns in hand ready to open fire or chase cars with aggressive armed bodyguards come across your path. Are you familiar with the No Circula (do not circulate) law in Mexico City? Know what to do in case your car is towed away by the police? What to do if you left your car without enough money for the public parking meter and now your wheels are locked. Aware of Alcoholmeter inspections? Speeding tickets? Basic rules you should be aware of if you rent, own a car.

Recommended READING: Miami Tops Road Rage List for Second Year

Automobile Accidents

Hopefully you are only reading this column as a precautionary step in the remote event you have an automobile accident in Mexico. We leave each morning from home with the idea that such a horrible thing won’t happen to us. However, it is always best to think ahead than try to come to problem solving at the last minute in dramatic circumstances. This article contains extremely valuable information about the do’s and don’ts in Emergency Situations on the road or in a large cosmopolitan place as Mexico City. This informative package is designed to copy it, place it in your gloves compartment. Never leave home without it! Emergency numbers provided include the entire Mexican Republic.

Residential Security & Domestic Employees

Looking for a place to stay comes next with your personal safety in mind made easy: a goal should be combining your comfort and safety. Transportation will be an issue in your new place, also your children’s school. Earthquakes are a reality in Mexico that no one should ignore. 10 basic recommendations to consider BEFORE you move in your place: lighting, grill work, continued electrical supply in the event of blackouts, alarms, cellular phone and radio communication, proper insurance coverage, police, fire, medical emergency phone numbers and security guards.. a very delicate issue. Extreme caution is recommended. You will be responsible for the selection of Domestic Employees. This article with basic rules is a MUST for new arrivals or if you are in the process of finding a new home.


Parents must be responsible for this important task: the screening, selection of your your domestic employees. May I remind you that school teachers, the policeman around the corner nor your building attendant or security guard in your neighborhood are charged with the obligation to inculcate in our children good habits that begin at home such as the Culture of Prevention and Safe Travel.

This learning process begins at an early age, at home. Drug addiction, crime, lies are problems that can be easily detected and prevented if we only assume our role as responsible parents. The concept of family values in a country like Mexico does work, unlike in so-called First World countries where men and women become independent from their parents at an early age. If we at home are used to lying, being hypocritical these problems sooner or later will be reflected in those we love the most: our children. By then, it will be too late.

Children's Security 

Children are exposed –like never before- to an incredible array of problems as result of global economic problems.

 courtesy by the Federal Public Safety Secretariat (PFP)

Also because of new communication technologies such as the Internet. Mexico does not escape to the sad reality: international well- organized criminal gangs go around the planet sequestering kids for the sick mind of those who prey on them as sexual objects. The MEXICO CITY P. D. is also busy putting together –via Internet- a new page that contains pertinent, useful information provided to kids -in their own language- about Personal Protection, Traffic Safety, other topics. Learn what the LAPD recommends to better protect your child and what Security Corner –with 35 years experience- to make your children feel safer in Mexico, to include your teenage kids.

Cells, texting give predators secret path to kids, CNN story

01/11/08 11:57 AM, EST

It's happened again. A teacher is accused of having sex with a student and, like many times before, cell phone calls and texting reportedly had a role in sexually abusing a minor.

Violence in Schools

Finnish college gunman kills 10: 9/23/08

Finland in mourning after fatal school shooting: 11/08/2007

México has become a different country after 9/11. Not only our streets have been flooded with drugs, cities ridden with violence that represents a serious challenge to the future of this nation, but now our schools are also a major concern to us as parents. It is not possible to take any preventive actions in private or public schools in Mexico without first taking into consideration what is occurring globally in terms of the multi billion dollar illicit market of drugs and its influence in our society. Every year we receive thousands of North American students (Spring Breakers) who pack international resort areas. These places have become the stage of a Chicago-like killing scenario where gangsters –in this case drug traffickers- are at war with each other since these tourists are drug consumers and represent an excellent clientele they fight for in what they see as their exclusive territory. Year after year these young men and women end up getting in legal trouble, despite official warnings issued by the State Department. We analyze school shootings in the US, youth gangs and survey what is happening in Mexico City, starting in the Tlatelolco area and recent developments of a violent case that shocked the city of Monterrey.

The latest: Virginia Tech Massacre, by CNN

Mexico City Banking and Industrial Police (PBIDF)

The PBI began operations in September 1940 with 21 officers. On December 4, 1941 they officially became The Banking Police. Its founder was Col. Arturo Godínez Reyes, a visionary who spent most of his life creating what is now known as the PBI. Itis not a corporation, rather it is a branch of the Mexico City Police Department that is officially authorized to carry firearms. The Supplementary Police is formed by the Mexico City’s Industrial and Banking Police. Its roles include keeping public order, protecting citizens, crime prevention, and intervention in civilian disorder. It assists in the investigation and punishment of crime, and assists all citizens in the case of natural disasters and other contingencies. However, its most relevant role is to provide security services, surveillance and specialized protection to a great diversity of private organizations within Mexico City and its immediate boundaries. These include: Service Industries, Banks, Industries, Businesses, and Government installations.

The Auxiliary Division of the Mexico CIty PD was created by Presidential Decree on February 21, 1941 as published in the Official Bulletin of March 13 of same year.


Provide high-quality services to protect personal integrity and private property of official Mexican Government installations. Further,  provide same services to the private industry, residential properties, businesses, massive public events. We are of supplementary support to the Mexico City Police Department.

In-house Protection

Private protection of businesses, depending of service contracted this may cover responsibility 24/7 all year long.

External Protection

We can provide protective support -privately- in areas beyond the boundaries of private property, namely anywhere in Mexico City, anytime.

Custody of Valuables

Armed personnel in plainclothes to protect the transportation of valuables which can be accomplished in our official vehciles or in those provided by the client.

Executive Protection

This will be provided both in-house or when leaving premises. Our officers are specifically trained in personal defense, use of firearms in extreme circumstances.


Officers receive special training to tailor your needs in crime prevention, the use of technical communication.

Support to all Citizens

We serve the public in community assignment in coordination with the Mexico City PD, specifically in crime prevention in banks, county offices and other areas of risk.

Information Service, Contracts, Tel.: 55-41-56-91, EMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Assignments (Public Sector), Tel. & Fax: 55-47-20-70, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Private Protection, Contacts, Tel. 55-41-34-48 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quotations, Fax.: 55-47-20-60, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


55-47-57-20, 22, 23 & 24 


They have been operating since 1887. The total number of fallen heroes since then: 81 (eighty one) is minimal when comparing statistics of other cities and countries. Mexico City’s FD became independent from the City Police and now they work directly under the command of Mexico City’s Mayor. The estimated number of persons under their protection is a little more than 12 million. They must coordinate emergencies with neighboring states which in 2007 would add a total of 12 million more. For the Federal District alone, they have a total human resource in the range of 1,274 ready to jump in their emergency vehicles, 150 of these are female officers. Their equipment consists of 146 vehicles, 12 mobile pumps, 6 telescopic ladder trucks, 25 water tanks, 21 FD emergency cars, 25 pick up trucks, 5 panels, 4 speed boats, 8 buses, 2 tow trucks, 8 rescue units, 7 to contain dangerous chemicals.

Photo Credit: Mexico City Slums

Areas to Avoid
In January 2007 Security Corner is appearing in yet one more NEW  ARTICLE by the Washington Post, thanks to International Travel reporter Gary Lee.
This time, about the areas as a foreign visitor you should avoid in Mexico City, based on this report. A city of the size of the Federal District in 2007 with a population of more than 22 million inhabitants (to include the neighboring State of Mexico area) obviously has Crime-Ridden areas that as a visitor or temporary resident you should identify and make SURE you stay away from.
Areas to Avoid

25 Areas Identified as Most Prone to Crime in Mexico City

(article dated 7/29/09 in Spanish by El Universal newspaper)

Mexico City


A city of the size of the Federal District obviously has Crime-Ridden areas that you want to avoid. We are not the only ones in the world. Every major city anywhere you go has places you ought to try to stay away from to prevent you from becoming a victim. Efforts are made by some segments of the government, religious and civil organizations to allow residents in these areas to become part of the rest of the Community by providing them with altruist functions. Lots needs to be done soon to establish effective and far reaching social programs. Only strong and committed political leadership will prompt more participation by the private sector. Mexico has some of the wealthiest men and women who inhabit this planet, yet –sadly- not enough evidence is seen they see this problem as a priority. These are issues that will influence this year’s presidential elections. If you are new in the city, buy a map, get to know the city you live in. Ask your office colleagues, neighbors, friends about the areas where it is best to keep a distance from. Mark them on that map and plan your routes –whether by car, subway or any other means of transportation- accordingly. We will provide you in this article important information.


N E W : The Kidnapping Empire (in Spanish), 'Virtual kidnappings' in Mexico exploit very real fears by the Herald Tribune, April 29, 2008

"Touring Amid a City's Turmoil: In Mexican Capital, Experts' Safety Tips Are Put to the Test." 

Latest information available reflects that despite the horror stories we read in the press about kidnappings in Mexico, a country with a population estimated in 109 million inhabitants in 2007, according to the Mexico City Attorney General's Office during period 2000 to 2008 a TOTAL of 1,348 were victims of kidnappings. In 2007 a total of 112 were reported and in the neighboring state of Mexico, 347. According to article El Imperio del Secuestro by José Antonio Ortega, the National System of Public Safety (SNSP) reported 435 cases in 2007, the Federal  Preventive Police (PFP) reported 1,017 cases documented. This includes ALL variations of this illicit activity, such as kidnapping express, the so called Levantón and the payment for the release of a hostage. In the case of the Mexico City judicial police -much more active in this critical criminal activity, from the standpoint of investigations- as of  the last six years in 2007 had sent to prison a total of 938 kidnappers. Of these, 12 % were women: 114. Further, up to 2007 our federal Public Safety Secretary - Ing. Genaro Garcia Luna - Mexico's FBI or Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) had a TOTAL of  80 (eighty) cases documented.  In the State of Nuevo Leon, kids from well-to-do families from their local, private Universidad de Monterrey recently were found to be responsible of involvement in kidnappings, desperate for easy, fast money. In one of these two cases drugs were believed as part of their motives.

We should not compare, still: UNRESOLVED Kidnappings, Missing Person Investigations in the United States, a country with about 300,533,597 inhabitants in 2006. Parental Kidnappings.

Kidnapping Part 1

The easiest approach is to blame Mexico’s corrupt police forces for their incompetence in dealing with the growing concern about the current situation. It is important to seriously analyze the Global Context –in the area of kidnappings - before sadly declaring Mexico as a world leader in this crime. Most common types of cases are: Parental kidnapping, express kidnapping, organized crime kidnapping of the rich and famous, increasing number of common people’s kidnapping in all areas of the country by people known to them looking for fast, easy money, reporters being “lifted” from the streets by drug thugs to harass torture or kill them, and the newest thing: virtual kidnapping.

Kidnapping Part 2

A careful review of this problem reveals that alarmist warnings about kidnapping has brought Big Business to Mexico. Especially so, since the implementation of NAFTA. Private security firms offering protection multiply in this country and Latin America. In Mexico alone this is an industry that in 2004 was worth more than US $ 1,000 million and every day keeps on growing. For sale are from armored limousines and clothing to sophisticated satellite-tracking devices, CC TV monitors controlled from your laptop computer. Private negotiators for the release of hostages make big money, make their living from the others’ suffering and pain, as sad as it sounds. The Federal and Mexico City governments have seasoned, well-trained kidnapping investigators and citizens must give them the opportunity to prove their expertise. Press ought to assist in the process of allowing police to regain lost trust, confidence in a dignified manner, instead of creating a model of inefficiency when cases are not resolved. Eight points to make this problem manageable by the government of Mexico are reviewed.


A Culture of Violence: A country that glorifies wars and violence in the name of peace, by Stephen Lendman, Article dated Sept. 26, 2007

Violent Crime Up For Second Year: Some Point to Cuts in Federal Funding

By Dan Eggen, Washington Post Staff Writer, Saturday, June 2, 2007; Page A01

The number of violent crimes in the United States rose for a second straight year in 2006, marking the first sustained increase in homicides, robberies and other serious offenses since the early 1990s, according to an FBI report to be released Monday.

Once again, economic, sociological conditions are not the same within Mexican law enforcement agencies than in so-called First World countries, still, I invite you to explore each link:  The reality in the United States of America involving murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault: Violent crime. Welcome to the FBI's statistics.

WAR in the streetsGangs in the USA: in Los Angeles, only in California gangs have divided the state in two criminal territories: Norteños ("northerners") and SureñosNew York, Washington, D. C.,Detroit streets shootouts, Chicago, Ill., and Miami only to mention a few problem areas. International: Rise of VIOLENT CRIME in England and WalesLondon, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South Africa, 2005 civil unrest in France, Vigilante expats take on Spain's gangs, Ecuador. Mara Salvatrucha and connections to Central America. 

 Violent Crime in Mexico

A 10-page well-documented, investigative report allows you to assess this hot topic. 

Information provided concludes that Mexico’s Losses in the Fight Against Drugs has been enormous and that more joint international cooperation is necessary by law enforcement in the three countries signatory of NAFTA to enhance Public Safety efficiency. Mexico is a growing Community for North American Expatriates, currently estimated close to 1 million. With more than 76 million Baby Boomers retiring within the next 20 years this number of U. S. and Canadians moving to Mexico will increase significantly. Article analyzes –to detail- Violent Crime in Mexico and provides Crime Prevention rules that may save your life, in case of emergency. Useful websites that will make your stay more enjoyable, safer are also provided.


2004 U. S. State Department's Report on Human Rights Practices, Performance by Security Forces in Mexico:

"Corruption, inefficiency, disregard of the law, and lack of training are major problems. Military personnel and police officers committed human rights abuses. Courts continued to admit as evidence confessions extracted under torture. Impunity remained a problem among the security forces. Alleged police involvement, especially at the state level, in narcotics-related crime, continued, and police corruption and inefficiency hampered investigations.." The complete report, HERE.

Widely publicized incidents involving allegations of wrong-doing, disgrace, or moral outrage in American Society, from the 1700s to Date in: Politics, AcademicsCorporate Practices, Sex, Journalism, Sports, with "gate" suffix, Televangelist. Sex in the Catholic Church, Olympic games. In AUSTRALIA, BELGIUMUNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, CHILE, FRANCE, GERMANY, INDIA, ITALY, SOUTH AFRICA.

Police corruption in Mexico  -so legendary by the international media- is not exclusive to this country. For example, FBI Stand on Public Corruption, NYPD undercover agents fired 50 shots to kill Sean Bell and no one has been charged. 2006 International Corruption Perceptions Index, remember Operation Casablanca?, Testimony by Celerino Castillo, FBI Busts Bad Chicago Cops, American police officers dealing drugs, in human rights violations, THIS week's cases, BAD Cops. International ScenarioAustralia, United Kingdom, CANADA.

This information service comes to you thanks to

Cornell Law School

Corruption exists just about every where: in the United Nations, in political circles, campaign financing in the US


Worlwide electoral frauds, 2006 Mexico Elections by Wilson Center, Narco News Watching the Observers.. etc

.. even in the Defense Department.

Security 1: Corruption La Mordida (The Bribe) Style

The main detraction of Mexico City is its crime, a topic that will be discussed on its own. In reference specifically to the City, street crime and kidnappings fill the inhabitants with fear on a daily basis. The author of this short article is our Chairman, who at one time served as an adviser to the Mexico City PD.

Security 2

A brief set of guidelines that include Mexico City airport, street and home security precautions, a word on Kidnappings, Medical Emergencies, driving on highways, Mexico – U. S. border, Chiapas State, international resorts areas, seismic and volcanic activity. The ideal thing to have if you do not like to spend too much time reading.

Subway, PART 1


One of our readers in London, England requested us to write about the subway system in Mexico City, otherwise known as the Metro. A growing number of users is people tired of fighting the traffic who want to save money in expensive parking lots, want to exercise, walking up & down. Ideal form of transportation whether you are a teacher, student, housewife or someone who does not feel like taking a taxi or drive your own car. Because it is cheap, the demand for use is very high. Take note. Hours of operation: from 5 AM to midnight Monday to Friday. 6 AM to midnight on Saturday. 7 AM to midnights on Sunday. Your subway ticket costs $ 2 pesos (about $ US .20 CENTS!!). Senior citizens with INSEN identification and Handicapped Users ARE EXEMPT from payment. Article contains recommendations from a personal protection standpoint. If arriving to Mexico City via bus, you may want to print it to prepare you BEFORE arrival to any of our 4 bus central stations. All connect to the subway, the airport included.

Subway, PART 2

If you use the Metro regularly, Congrats! Many stories can be told about the every day life underground or on the surface as this is one of the most efficient massive forms of communication in the world. However, one of the problems encountered is during peak hours (M-F: 7-10 AM, 1-2 PM and 6-8 PM), when the system gets really congested. By heart we know how hard it is to take your subway car during rush hours. To prevent this, leave early: women, children, handicapped ride in special sections. How nice, fast, comfortable it is at other times. The many stands that sell every imaginable merchandise, food, make it a colorful, active environment. At the same time you need to increase alertness entering or departing each station. This is an addendum to part 1 of this series. A total of 14 stations are identified as being prone to security problems. Now, we also include the Newest Mode of Massive Transportation: Metrobus. While at first it began with a series of complications, seems like as we advance in getting familiar with it, we find it safe and reliable. Those of us who live in a huge city -as the Federal District is- have learned that planning our moves well ahead of time, by leaving home EARLY to avoid congestion during peak hours will make our lives much easier. This includes commuting by car.

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Everytime you arrive in the waiting line, look for the LESS congested area, normally one of the two extreme ends. During PEAK Hours, the police guard  these reserved areas for: women, the handicapped and children. When you see the subway car approaching keep in mind you have 10 seconds for opening/closing time. In addition, should someone block the door, additional time is given until it is safe to proceed. Instead of entering by violently pushing others when you stand in congested points risking an accident in peak hours, with time -practicing- you'll learn how to find, by jumping from door to door, a more pleasant place or at least get a .. space for you. The same principle applies to the metrobus.



Nueva cromática para taxis del DF


24/7 service by radio: tel. 5514-7709, (same first 4 digits) 7861, 8074, 8124, Complaints, suggestions? M-F 12PM-4PM Tel. no. 55142850. Serving DEL VALLE, CUAUHTEMOC, CONDESA, POLANCO, REFORMA IZTACCIHUATL, CHURUBUSCO, JARDIN BALBUENA, COYOACAN, LINDAVISTA, SAN JOSE INSURGENTES, POPOTLA, SAN PEDRO DE LOS PINOS, where bases are located.

According to well-documented Televisa's Susana López Peña article (available in Spanish language only) effective on June 1, 2009 ALL Mexico City taxis will have a new look, as pictured above. Everytime we make reference to "green roving taxis" please apply the new chromatic adjustment. More information in the link

in Mexico City

Depending on the distance you cover, most bus rides cost you about $ 3 pesos or $ .30 US cents!! Again, more than a few foreign nationals regularly utilize this cheap way of commuting in one of the largest metropolis in the world. Some of these temporary residents are teachers working or students enrolled in local universities. Also frequent users are backpackers who arrive at any of the 4 large bus stations. You can become a regular user of Mexico City public transportation system, safely, by following our recommendations.

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Photo by El Universal newspaper



Mexico City has a total of 100 routes by buses, peseras (normally VW vans), electrically operated buses and streetcars. All these vehicular units, combined, are what constitutes RTP or the city's Passenger Transport Network. This net covers 3,061 kilometers' distance, within the Federal District jurisdiction's geographical boundaries. This is the second installment on the Subject of Public Transportation, per request by our readers in the United Kingdom.



Acapulco's population is estimated to be of 1.5 million. The number of international visitors that come to Acapulco regularly speaks for itself. Any week, about six ships bring an average of 2,000 tourists each, if not more. In addition, during the peak season some 3,000 weekly arrive by plane, car or bus. Despite a recent wave of drug-related violence Acapulco, this continues to be one of Mexico’s favorite international destinations.


Exercising Safely in Mexico City


México City has a large number of beautiful parks, at no cost. All of these are provided with maintenance, services, security by the City Government. A modern bicycle track called Ciclovia or Ciclopista was recently built. By clicking on above link you will travel in the photo gallery from the posh Polanco neighborhood, passing through Chapultepec park, other attractive parts of the city. Foreign residents lose a precious opportunity to enjoy open recreational areas that make México City a popular destination point because of alarmist warnings they receive. If you prefer to exercise behind your hotel walls, in your gym, fine by us. This article will allow you to know options where to go for a run, walk or to jog and do this safely. Our camera below also offers a variety of different locations in Mexico City that will allow you to assess our recommendations.


Mexico City Zoo


Parks (click on Manejo Integral to select location, description in Spanish)

Chapultepec Park, by Wikipedia.


Bicycle Track (CICLOVIA)


Problems with your Bike? Tonino's in Roma is a family business, serving ciclyists since 1940, Monday ro Saturday 11am-7pm at Tonalá 229-7, behind Medellín market, tel. no. 5264-5610. Ask for Gabriel Resendiz. The also work on motorcycles. Another reliable bicycle mechanic's shop is BiciGato, same operating hours at San Francisco 767 in Del Valle, two blocks from Insurgentes Sur, tel. no. 5536-5809. Ask for Julián Martínez or Lic. Norma Angélica Perez Amador. They've been in same line of business for the last ..60 years. Mention They will treat you as Members of the Royalty.

One of the Chapultepec lakes with Casa del Lago at the left and Polanco hotels, residential and offices buildings above it.


ATM Machines and Credit Cards

If caught inside an ATM machine anytime (day or night) and alone, criminals do not have to use any means of transportation to attack you or catch you by surprise. All they have to do is use circumstances to their advantage. If you follow the simple, basic rules of self-protection as outlined in Security Corner, it will allow you to carry on with your day-to-day routine without any complications.

Earthquake 1


Mexico is located in a zone of high levels of seismic activity. We are part of the same St. Andrews fault that begins in Alaska and ends in the South Pole. This is not the only continent that has experienced serious and devastating earthquakes. Other areas of the world have been exposed to the same in the past: The Alps, China, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran and Russia. UNAM’s National Seismological Studies Center, with some of the most knowledgeable experts in the world help us understand what happened on September 19, 20, 1985 when we had a deadly earthquake that devastated Mexico City.

Earthquake 2


Use our previous article –Part 1- to disseminate the Culture of Loss Prevention. Talk to family, coworkers, members of the Community about the seriousness, massive human lives lost and major property damages during earthquakes. Each building should have a written contingency plan that every occupant in it should be familiar with. Specific recommendations are provided to you by the experts, which may save your life in the event of an earthquake, which may occur anytime.

Minimizing Your Vulnerability

The life style you have may allow you to have a better sense of self- protection. Mexico is a country of extreme contrasts. We have a vast, growing middle class with access to progressive jobs, though after 9/11 we also received a serious recession in our economy, making us no different to many other places in the world. By reducing your visibility you will enhance your personal protection in the street.



In the Express scenario, criminals will hold you at gun-point inside a taxi cab that you hailed down from the street. They will beat you up mercilessly, if you resist. They work against the clock by forcing you to withdraw money from your credit card, whisking you from one ATM to another. The number one recommendation given to you is never, repeat, NEVER use street taxi cabs, usually green VW beetles. More useful information in this article.

Tips on Dealing with Taxi Drivers in Mexico City


This article is intended to be of service not only to guests of major hotels in Mexico, but also to owners, business partners and financiers of an industry which is extremely attractive since this country offers so many advantages. Among others, to have kept a distance from terrorist incidents, result of an adequate political move calculated to have this effect. According to official and private organizations, the amount of money invested to date in this industry is in the neighborhood of 16 BILLION dollars. It’s anybody’s guess the amount invested in security. The intelligence world is measured in terms of governments’ preparedness to alert their counterparts efficiently to take prudent preventive measures. A review is made of incidents that massively took the lives of vacationers in other areas of the world, to learn from theses lessons. Mexico is a favorite touristic destination for mostly North Americans and Europeans but we also have visitors from many other parts of the world 365 days each year, especially during the winter, because of its benign weather.


Reference: Heists Targeting Truckers On Rise; Robberies Are "Wreaking Havoc" on U.S. Highways, Endangering Consumers

Cruise Mexico on luxury bus, By Laurence Iliff, The Dallas Morning News.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: During the 2009  Winter Holidays all Mexico City Bus Stations have a satisfactory taxi cab service inside the terminals, EXCEPT Central Norte. If you buy your taxi ride ticket there is no REFUND or ticket returned once you realize one must stand in line for hours before you board your vehicle. It is best to simply enter the clean, efficient, safe subway system or have a family friend, relative pick you up. Do NOT learn the hard way..

Omnibus de Mexico, with departures from Dallas, features movies, snacks and curtained windows on its high-end buses.

Bus Travel 1

Most bus terminals –not only in Mexico – anywhere are located in areas susceptible to crime. Once you make it to the terminal, enter quickly. Keep an eye on your luggage. Avoid traveling at night, if possible. Get the best service (normally more expensive, but still reasonable in pesos) your bus line offers: you will be safer, enjoy a cup of coffee, soda pop or a sandwich and watch a nice movie while your bus is moving. It is always best to get a ride as early in the morning as possible so that you take advantage of sunlight and be in your destination point early as well. While this is not a daily occurrence, assaults do occur in different areas of the country. You are especially encouraged to read this article if you are traveling by bus between Acapulco, Ixtapa, the road that connects Oaxaca City and Huatulco, and between Huatulco and Acapulco. Traveling by bus in Mexico can be a highly enjoyable, economical and efficient experience. However, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding safety.

Bus Travel 2

Most Mexicans travel by bus. About 98% of the population utilize this form of transportation. Before you hit the road it is critical that you plan your trip. Areas in the southeast are currently undergoing major reconstruction after these were devastated by natural disasters in the last few years. The Mexican Secretariat of Transport and Communications (SCT) does a wonderful job by updating their site with information not only useful to bus passengers but car drivers. Only takes you a few minutes to learn this. Also, remember that after you’ve purchased your ticket, you can cancel it, with no cancellation charge, up until 30 minutes prior to the departure time indicated on your ticket. Mexico City serves as the nation’s transportation hub, and so much of the nationwide bus service starts, stops, connects in the D.F.


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The Frog Story

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The Frog Story

For 28 years Mario González-Román’s business card contained the State Department logo, which included the official American Eagle. When he retired, starting on August 10, 2001, he adopted a Frog as a symbol to represent anything he embarked on, to include his current activities in the private sector. His e-mail address is also identified as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the story behind the use of this tailless amphibian is, I believe, both fascinating and interesting. The frogs contained on this document are only two designs available in the many Websites that make reference to this smooth-skinned species that live in a damp or aquatic habitat. According to popular belief, Frogs are good omens. They are supposed to bring good luck to their owners, or so Chinese popular assertion goes.

Wood carving of U.S. seal was found bugged at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Sometime in 1976, I received extensive training by the State Department Security Office (currently, Diplomatic Security Service-DSS) at the Mexican Presidential Military Staff’s Sporting Club (Club Deportivo del EMP) in Mexico City.

The training was tailored to meet the specific requirements of an elite group comprised of selected officers coming from various branches of the military. This program was part of a routine assistance program requested by the Government of Mexico from the United States of America to obtain the best possible security expertise in the protection of dignitaries. The officers in attendance would later form part of the Protective Detail for President-elect José López Portillo. I acted both as a Translator and one more of the students attending such a seminar. I was so active in this long, tiring and intense project that the members of the so-called U. S. Mobile Training Team expressed words of praise to my supervisors for my involvement. I was later presented with the first of 4 Meritorious Honor Awards, received in my career.

Soon after, I began providing assistance to both the Secret Service, Diplomatic Security Service and other law enforcement agencies in their numerous protective assignments when Principals under their jurisdiction visited Mexico. The first one of these high-profile dignitaries was Dr. Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State, who came to Acapulco, as a guest of the late Mexican president Miguel Alemán. These visits entailed anticipated, detailed arrangements. Mexican police presence included the EMP, Federal Security Directorate (DFS) – an organization no longer in existence, which had same functions inintelligence information as today’s CISEN-, Federal Highway Patrol –a law enforcement agency that merged into what is today PFP- and the Acapulco City Uniformed Police Department. We would spend an average of 3 weeks ahead of each visit, making sure every detail was met and that no mistakes were made. Our Mexican police counterparts always worked closely with us.

The then Acapulco Chief of Police was impressed with the amount of work involved, to include the use of military Explosive Ordnance sniffing dog (K9) teams, armored limousines, helicopters, support by the U. S. Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines and every federal agency charged with assuring protection of the State Department Secretary, who as an exception then was protected by the Secret Service. Upon the termination of this assignment, the Chief of Police called me into his office. He said he could not believe the amount of preparation, sophisticated technology, logistics and complicated work involved in a visit of this nature in such a tranquil, peaceful resort. I wanted to let you know I have a lot of respect for what you do, the Chief said. He further said, I am a native of the State of Guerrero (where Acapulco is located) and as a token of my appreciation for your support, to my staff and me I would like to present you with a small gift.

I opened a small box and inside came this tiny frog, similar in its design to the larger one used on the first page of this document. I still treasure that old, now rusty frog, quite heavy for its size, made of silver from Taxco. It always sits right next to my computer. My boss then, Mr. William Roche, said no problem, keep it, it’s a nice gift. U. S. Government regulations forbade us to accept gifts to prevent conflict of interest. I brought this tiny frog to my office in Mexico City. I placed it in on top of my desk, where I hoped with time the promised good luck would enhance my goals in life and profession.

In all honesty, I did not pay much attention to such a small piece of decoration. One day, the office I worked for held a surprise birthday party in my honor and among other gifts, I received a cute tie with frogs of different sizes and colors. On another occasion, as a joke, a secretary gave me underwear with frogs, supposed to be worn in intimacy for increased good luck. My counterparts in the Mexican Government, office colleagues and personal friends continued to present me with these gifts. I packed my office with frogs. I had all kinds, singing, jumping, and dancing frogs. All of them, gifts from people who just wanted to wish me luck. I no longer could keep the number of frogs in a department where serious business was conducted. So, I decided to bring my Ranas (Spanish word for Frogs) to my house.

Many sad things did happen to me. I lost my home in the 1985 earthquake, ended my 20-year old marriage, underwent a 4-year divorce, my only son and I went through several horrible tragedies, accidents but we never lost faith in God and good luck was always with us. They were much less painful, thanks to these gracious animals. Also present were the good intentions of the many friends we have. The house where we live currently, located at Minatitlán 12, Colonia Roma, in Mexico City, owned by Chole, RIP, my mother, harbors about 2,000 frogs. We are proud of this symbol and have adopted it in the hope that such Good Luck continues to be present in everything we do.

PS - Was told a story about a lady in the hospital who was near death when an area Chaplain came to visit her. This Chaplain was a very young female with long blond hair. She listened to the lady who was ill and left her a small gift for comfort. It was a tiny ceramic frog. The next day one of the people from the lady's church came to visit. The lady told her friend about the beautiful young Chaplain who had come to visit her. The friend was so impressed with the way the lady had improved and felt the need to talk to the young Chaplain. In her search to find the young gal, she was repeatedly reassured that the chaplains are never very young and that there was never a gal that fit the description given. Upon returning to the lady in the hospital, a visiting nurse entered the room and noticed the ceramic frog. The nurse made the comment "I see you have a guardian angel with you" as she held the little frog. We asked why she made the comment and we were informed that the frog stood for: (F) Fully (R) Rely (O) On (G) God 

Mario González-Román

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