Mexico City, May 17 (IANS/EFE) A general in the Mexican army was sworn-in Thursday as public safety secretary in the western state of Michoacan, which is home to several powerful criminal organizations and a growing vigilante movement.
Mexico City, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A flash drive with stress-relief software for crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) will be taken to space by Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin soon. The software was designed by the Russian Union of Nature Photographers, with the assistance of the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament. According to Oleg Panteleyev, who along with other members of the upper chamber assisted the project, said the software is, in fact, a slideshow of thousands of photographs of nature, accompanied by relaxing music.
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/EFE) About 100,000 people attended a free concert offered by Spanish singer Miguel Bose on the weekend in the Zocalo, Mexico City's mammoth main square.
Teotihuacan (Mexico), May 13 (IANS/EFE) A robot that weighs just 25 kg is helping scientists explore the underworld of Teotihuacan, an archaeological complex. The complex is located some 50 km north of Mexico City. The robot is exploring a tunnel built by Teotihuacan's residents under the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, the third-largest pyramid at Teotihuacan, leading archaeologists to expect an important discovery
Mexico City, May 13 (IANS/EFE) More than 6,000 motorcycles, mostly Harley-Davidsons, roared through several downtown streets of the Mexican capital to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of the legendary firm, which for some created an entire way of life. "Whoever has a Harley is a person who loves freedom, travelling, rolling, feeling free riding a bike," Mauricio Cuevas, one of the organisers of the event, told EFE Saturday. Gathering at dawn in the Zocalo, the main square of the Mexican capital, were hundreds of motorcycles that then paraded down a number of downtown streets until arriving at the Rodriguez Brothers Autodrome, where they engaged in a series of activities.
Mexico City, May 10 (IANS/EFE) Authorities slaughtered 55,000 chickens at a farm in the central state of Puebla where avian flu was detected, Mexico's agriculture department said. The Senasica food-safety agency ordered the birds sacrificed after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of the H7 virus at the farm in Palmar de Bravo. Senasica suspects the virus was spread to Puebla by chickens from other Mexican states affected by the avian-flu outbreak that began in 2012, the department said.
Mexico City, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican government proposed a bank reform package aimed at spurring lending and promoting economic growth. The package, which has the support of the main opposition parties, was unveiled at a ceremony by President Enrique Peña Nieto. The initiative's goal is to get banks to "lend more and more cheaply", the president said.
Mexico City, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Julio Iglesias Wednesday denied reports that his son Enrique will marry former tennis star Anna Kournikova this weekend, saying that Enrique had not mentioned this possibility to him. "I don't think that my son's getting married. He would have told me," said the artist at a press conference in Mexico, where he is on an international concert tour
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), May 6 (IANS/EFE) The sons of two journalists were murdered by gunmen Sunday in Mexico's Chihuahua city, officials said. Alfredo David, 20, and Diego Alejandro Paramo Gonzalez, 21, were killed in the city's Arboledas district, Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez told EFE. The two young men were driving through the neighbourhood when they were attacked, Gonzalez said
Mexico City, May 6 (IANS/EFE) Audi executives and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo laid the cornerstone for the German automaker's new plant in Mexico, the Economy Secretariat said in a statement.