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But with some exceptions such as Chile, and increasingly Colombia, Latin America has largely failed to build strong legal institutions. Fewer than 20% of homicides in the region are solved. In Mexico, the figure is below 10%. Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, the country’s version of the FBI, investigated more than 600 murder cases linked to organized crime in the past eight years. It won a guilty verdict in just two. That kind of impunity literally means that you can get away with murder.

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Often confused with Cinco de Mayo by people living in the United States, Mexico’s independence day is actually September 16. The date marks the moment when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest known as Father Hidalgo, made the first cry for independence.
https://mx.baja-sur.com/IndependenceDay
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Fresh satellite image from "our" peninsula with good view at clouds that may bring some rain to #BajaSur. 11.September 2018 - 12:00hr Baja Sur time, 18:00UTC Geocolor GOES-17 advanced baseline image.

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11.September 2018 - 12:00hr Baja Sur time, 18:00UTC Geocolor GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) “beta” level data and imagery for forecasters and scientific partners.

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Tropical Storm Paul Advisory: At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Paul was 1080km / 670mi WSW of of the southern tip of Baja California located near latitude 20.1 North, longitude 119.9 West.
Paul is
moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h), and a turn toward
the west-northwest is expected Tuesday morning.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with
higher gusts. Further weakening is forecast during the next few
days, and Paul is expected to become a remnant low toward the end
of the week.

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La Paz Monday 10th Sept. 2018, Baja Sur for Monday there is a 40% chance of rain later during the day Precip. / 0.02 in. Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High near 32C / 90F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h - 5 to 10 mph.
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Tropical Storm Paul Advisory: At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Paul was 1080km / 670mi WSW of of the southern tip of Baja California located near latitude 20.1 North, longitude 119.9 West.
Paul is
moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h), and a turn toward
the west-northwest is expected Tuesday morning.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with
higher gusts. Further weakening is forecast during the next few
days, and Paul is expected to become a remnant low toward the end
of the week.

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Mexico's Congress is opening up its first legislative session under President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Morena party. This Congress looks different than its predecessors; there is a left-wing clear majority and as many female as male legislators for the first time in Mexico's history.
The new government is expected to tackle several new policies, from anti-corruption measures to energy reform.
But it is political salaries and privileges that are expected to be the big target, with Morena berating a "rich, out-of-touch" political class during the campaign.

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America's guns arming Mexico's cartels! American-sourced weapons have been playing a deadly role in the country's drug war for well over a decade.
The violence and chaos fueled by these smuggled firearms are so widespread and devastating that it's been a significant motivating factor in the desire of many in that country to flee to the north.
It seems that it's OK for deadly munitions to travel one way but not for the prospective victims of those munitions to go the other.
So how exactly do these weapons get trafficked across the border and why is the US government doing so little to stop the flow?

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National Avocado Day in the USA is on July 31! In 2016/17, about 1.98 billion pounds of avocados were imported to the United States. According to data from the Hass Avocado Board, in 2016, a total of 2.24 billion pounds of avocados were sold in the United States.
Mexico emerged as the main U.S. fresh avocado overseas supplier, with a 72.4% share of the total volume of U.S. avocado imports, followed by Chile (21.9%), the Dominican Republic (4.2%), and others (1.5%).
In recent years, Mexico, the world’s largest avocado producer and Chile have turned their focus to the Hass cultivar because of its popularity in global markets and long post harvest life.

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Explosion killing Canadian Lauri Ryan an artist from West Kelowna at Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Beach Resort still under investigation.
According to a letter from Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas a suspected gas leak followed by a explosion caused the wall to partial collapse killing her.
https://bajaurl.com/2IKSrHW

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The deadly trade killing Mexicans and Americans. The BBC spoke to an American drug smuggler as he brought narcotics into the US from Mexico. But what he returned to Mexico with was potentially even more deadly.

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won Mexico’s presidency in a landslide victory on Sunday, setting the stage for the most left-wing government in the country’s democratic history at a time of tense relations with the Trump administration.
The 64-year-old former Mexico City mayor won with the widest margin in a presidential election since the 1980s, according to an official quick count that showed him taking more than half the vote some 30 points ahead of his nearest rival.
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