Beware what you read on social media, it could be fake news

Beware what you read on social media, it could be fake news

Dec 8, 2017

On Wednesday Dec. 6, the FALSE information of 50 corpses found on a Cancun beach terrified people in social networks… CANCUN –  According to Novedades Quintana Roo newspaper, the image of several dead bodies on the beaches of the Mediterranean that went around the world in 2016 was “retouched” with Photoshop to add elements of the Mexican Army and then was published on the website “Más viral no hay” with a text that alerts the population about the high level of violence in Quintana Roo. This same information began to spread through social networks causing fear among readers. Fake images of people death in the Cancun beach (Photo: SIPSE, Novedades Quintana Roo) Despite the insistence of those who detected at the time that it was a false news, the image continued to be distributed, so authorities of the Ministry of Tourism issued a statement clarifying that this information was not real. The statement requests not to pay attention to the portal’s information and to trust that the authorities are taking the appropriate measures to guarantee that the true facts are communicated to the tourist industry. It ends by extending an invitation to contact, in case of any doubt, staff of the Secretariat directed by Marisol Vanegas. The same photographs, as reported by the Spanish newspaper El País, in its edition of July 2 of this year, circulated at that time on social networks, also with false information about an alleged massacre in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Official comunique that declares the finding of 50 corpses in Cancun as fake news. (Photo: SIPSE, Novedades Quintana Roo) The false note shared on social networks contained the following text (originally in Spanish): The beautiful coasts of Cancun, become a horror. “There has been found more than 50 bodies of children and adults without life on the coast of Cancun QR”. Urged to SHARE. In the coast of the sea of ​​Cancún QR several bodies of children and adults were found, apparently they were thrown in the early morning of today around 2:00 am when nobody noticed, apparently the children and adults were kidnapped and tortured because all of them had torture marks on their bodies… Immediately people from...

Mexico’s ruling party presidential hopeful trails leftist AMLO: Poll

Mexico’s ruling party presidential hopeful trails leftist AMLO: Poll

Dec 7, 2017

According to Reuters, former Mexico finance minister Jose Antonio Meade, who resigned to seek the presidential nomination of the ruling party, is lagging far behind in public support ahead of next year’s election, according to a newspaper poll published on Wednesday December 6. Meade, who is widely expected to receive the nomination of the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), came in third in two scenarios polled by Mexican newspaper El Universal, while leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador maintained a strong lead in both instances. The survey found that 31 percent of respondents would vote for Lopez Obrador, who leads the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party, followed by the conservative National Action Party’s (PAN) Ricardo Anaya, leading a coalition of parties, with 23 percent. Meade came in third with 16 percent. When Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera was entered into the mix for the coalition, Obrador had 32 percent support, followed by Mancera with 22 percent and Meade with 15 percent. The poll was conducted from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4, after Meade resigned to seek the presidency. Source:...

“Important Reform to help high capability students”: Rep. Luz Argelia Paniagua

“Important Reform to help high capability students”: Rep. Luz Argelia Paniagua

Dec 6, 2017

Helping students with high capabilities, is an important part of the Educational Reform Law which was submitted yesterday in the house of Representatives in Mexico City, which aims to give more attention and care to students with high capabilities (intellectual, motor, creative, artistic, and psychomotor, said Representative Paniagua and stressed the relevance of the legislative project which aims to do so and was approved this week in the House of Representatives.Paniagua, who is a teacher and feels deep inside the education vocational call, acknowledge this subject which a debt that the Education System has had with children and young people who have proven to have special skills regarding the aforementioned fields of ability and the Law Reform is directed to help them develop and enhance their skills and help them take the best of them in order to achieve educative excellence. Representative Aurora Cavazos labor was praised by Rep. Paniagua since she was then one who submitted and promoted the Bill to implement the reforms to help follow up those students who excel in different skills in order to help them make the best, and even create a special fund to aid them financially  and academically. The relevance of this project is that it is a special program for this sort of young children and students, so they can have an integral education of sorts and avoid or prevent drop outs, just as it normally happens, said Paniagua...

Mexican cartel hitmen carry out ISIS-style beheading on video

Mexican cartel hitmen carry out ISIS-style beheading on video

Dec 4, 2017

Hitmen from a Mexican drug cartel carried out an ISIS-style execution on a rival after filming him “confessing” for his “sins.” In what was described as an escalation of cartel violence in the Michoacán state, members of the Viagras cartel posted a beheading video to social media and issued a warning to a rival gang, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). The rival hitman who was executed by the cartel claimed to be the brother of CJNG cartel member Juan Carlos Márquez Pérez, known as El Duende, who was arrested several years ago. Footage posted to social media by the cartel shows the brother of El Duende being held over a block of wood and his head being cut off with a carving knife, in an execution that took place last Thursday. It was an unusual move for the drug cartel. “This execution video is definitely out of character for the Viagras and appears to be an escalation in their use of violence [against] the CJNG cartel,” security analyst Robert Bunker told The Daily Beast an interview.   Click here for full article on Newsweek Source:...

Wave of violence shocks the state of Guanajuato

Wave of violence shocks the state of Guanajuato

Nov 30, 2017

Guanajuato businessmen urged authorities to take control of the insecurity situation that prevails in the state, they claim to be alarmed by the increasing violence that plagues Guanajuato. In just two days, Monday 27 and Tuesday 28, November ; 26 murders occurred in the state. On Wednesday November 29 there were four other homicides. And Irapuato lived a violent dawn, with threats and shootings. In Leon, a man shot last week died. Two people who were injured in the attack, in Santa Rosa de Lima, refused to file a complaint for fear of reprisals. The president of the Coparmex, Jorge Ramírez Hernández, said that on Monday he expressed his great concern about the violence to the Secretary of Government, Gustavo Rodríguez Junquera. The Japanese Consul, Yasuhisa Suzuki, also expressed his deep concern about the insecurity. “I understand that in January the military police will arrive, which will be based in Irapuato, that more than 3,000 (military police) are expected, we greatly appreciate the effort to carry out this project,” the Japanese govenment representative said. Meanwhile, José Arturo Sanchez, of the Business Coordinating Council of León (Consejo Coordinador Empresarial de León), said that the state of Guanajuato has become an attractive region for organized crime and it will be difficult to eradicate these criminals. Source: AM...

Pilots’ strike leaves Aeromexico passengers scrambling

Pilots’ strike leaves Aeromexico passengers scrambling

Nov 29, 2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s largest airline Aeromexico canceled dozens of flights on Tuesday Nov. 28 due to a strike by some pilots with Connect, its regional operator, in the saturated Mexico City airport. The company said in a statement that the group of pilots did not report for work to protest the dismissal of a colleague with a history of poor performance. Passengers affected by Aeromexico flight cancellations due to strike. (PHOTO: elpais.com) “Aeromexico is working at maximum capacity to normalize operations as quickly as possible and is sorry for the inconvenience to clients,” the company added. A representative for the pilot’s union did not immediately respond to a request for comment. As a result of the protest, the company reported on its Twitter account at least 32 canceled flights on Tuesday from Mexico City, primarily to domestic destinations. Various flights were also delayed due to fog in the area. New regulations to protect travelers and compensate them for cancellations and delays have gone into effect in Mexico this year. The strike, which lasted approximately six hours, also caused travelers to miss connecting flights. One early morning flight from Mexico City to Cancun was affected by the strike, however, all flights have reportedly been restored normally. In Mérida, Flights 420 and 421, connecting Mexico City and Miami, were canceled, but were expected to resume Wednesday Nov. 29. Aeromexico operates more than 600 flights per day, and its hub is in Mexico City. The company serves more than 90 cities in Mexico, the United States, Latin America, Canada, Europe and Asia....