In Mexicali, Mexican and Chinese food meet in a distinct, delicious way

In Mexicali, Mexican and Chinese food meet in a distinct, delicious way

Dec 29, 2017

“It means ‘welcome’ in Chinese,” a man said to me in Spanish, looking up at me from a grey velvet loveseat. He pointed to the wooden sign I was looking at, with large, gold Chinese characters set against a red background. I was in Mexicali, a city of 900,000 and the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California. It’s two hours east of Tijuana, the more populous part of the state. It isn’t near much of anything, save for a fleet of high-producing maquiladoras (manufacturing plants), a slew of commercial farms and the United States-Mexico border, which runs along the northern terminus of the city with Calexico on the other side. It’s also the home of Mexico’s largest Chinese community, earning Mexicali the nickname “Little Canton” in China. As a result, the area is known for its Mexican-influenced Chinese cuisine, which has put Mexicali on the culinary map. Ask anyone who lives in or grew up in Mexicali what they do on Sundays, regardless of ethnic background, and the answer is likely that they and their families head to a Chinese restaurant, Javier Gutiérrez, a Mexicali native and the project coordinator for Baja California’s Secretary of Tourism, said in an interview. Click here for full article on https://mic.com/...

Illegal fishermen shoot environmentalists’ drone

Illegal fishermen shoot environmentalists’ drone

Dec 29, 2017

Eighteen shots were fired at a drone from the environmental group Sea Shepherd when it carried out inspection and surveillance actions in the waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez. The detonations knocked down the drone when it was flying over a boat of allegd furtive fishermen hunting for totoaba fish, and while they were picking up the gill net, the drone caught them in flagrante delicto during the night of Sunday. The Sea Shepherd’s captain observed through the radar three boats at 9:30 p.m. on December 24 when they were going into the protected area, so he gave the order to send the surveillance drone to detect in night vision the image of the fishermen and catch them in the act of illegal fishing. The fact was recorded by the drone’s camera, as one of the fishermen who held a firearm in his hands, can be seen pulling the trigger five times against the drone without hitting it. The batteries were then replaced to fly over a second vessel 1.4 nautical miles away, which fired on thirteen occasions before the screen marked “disconnected”. “We will not go anywhere,” commented the captain, “they will not intimidate us with this type of threat. The vaquita needs us and also the long list of species attacked by illegal fishermen in the Sea of Cortez. While there are illegal nets in these waters, the Sea Shepherd will be there to take them out of the sea. ” Source:...

Trump deported 26% fewer Mexicans in his first year than Obama did in his last

Trump deported 26% fewer Mexicans in his first year than Obama did in his last

Dec 28, 2017

According to The Daily Mail, President Donald Trump sent 26 per cent fewer Mexicans back home this year despite his vows to crackdown on illegal immigration. According to new data from Mexico’s Interior Ministry, Trump has sent home fewer Mexicans through November than former president Barack Obama did in the same period in 2016. About 152,000 Mexican nationals were deported from the US between January and November, according to Bloomberg. Under Obama, 205,000 Mexican nationals were deported during the first 11 months of 2016. During the election, Trump vowed to target criminals for deportation and warned that they were ‘going out fast.’  In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes just days after he won the presidential … Click here for full article on The Daily Mail Source: The Daily...

Leobardo Ramos is known as the “Donald Trump” of Oaxaca

Leobardo Ramos is known as the “Donald Trump” of Oaxaca

Dec 28, 2017

The town of Chahuites, Oaxaca, is a sleepy little village surrounded by mango farms. A line of train tracks cuts through the southern edge of town. Chahuites is in an isolated part of southern Oaxaca, about 170 miles north of the Guatemalan border. Migrants from Central America used to just pass through town riding on top of La Bestia, the train migrants traditionally traveled on across Mexico. But now immigration agents patrol the train, forcing migrants to walk northward along the railroad tracks. “People wait by the railroad with machetes and guns to rob migrants,” said Juan Vicente, a migrant from El Salvador who works at a construction site in Chahuites, “then they steal whatever you got.” … Leobardo Ramos burst onto the political scene in Chahuites last year with an ambitious plan to solve crime. He ran for municipal president promising to clean up Chahuites by getting migrants out of town. His campaign promises earned Ramos a new title: They’ve taken to calling him the Donald Trump of Oaxaca. Ramos won his election in a landslide, garnering more than 50% of the vote. The president of Chahuites has said in interviews that — unlike Trump — he has nothing against undocumented immigrants. Ramos says he wants to kick migrants out of town because voters asked him to and, as a public servant, he has to do what the electorate asks of him. Click here for full article on USA Today Source: USA...

Barack Obama Is ‘Most Admired Man’ For 10th Year In A Row, Gallup Poll Says

Barack Obama Is ‘Most Admired Man’ For 10th Year In A Row, Gallup Poll Says

Dec 28, 2017

Former President Barack Obama is the most admired man in the United States and has been for the past 10 years, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. The poll found that 17 percent of respondents declared Obama as the man they most admired, with President Donald Trump in second place with 14 percent. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was named the most admired woman with 9 percent of respondents, just surpassing the 7 percent who chose former first lady Michelle Obama. A quarter of respondents did not name a man or a woman they admired most. Gallup News notes that this year’s survey “marks the 16th consecutive year Clinton has been the most admired woman.” She’s held the title 22 times in total, more than any other person. The only man who has earned the distinction more times than Obama is former President Dwight Eisenhower, who was named the most admired man 12 times. The polling group has asked Americans about their choice for most admired man 71 times since 1946 ― every year except 1976. The incumbent president has won 58 of those times. The incumbent presidents who did not place first included Harry Truman in 1946-1947 and 1950-1952, Lyndon Johnson in 1967-1968, Richard Nixon in 1973, Gerald Ford in 1974-1975, Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George W. Bush in 2008. “All but Truman in 1947 and Ford in 1974 had job approval ratings well below 50%, like Trump,” Gallup notes. This year’s poll was based on telephone interviews conducted Dec. 4-11, with a random sample of 1,049 people aged 18 and older, living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia....