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    Jan 15, 2020:
    • Corn husks replace Styrofoam in SMA,
    • Home robberies increasing,
    • Four restaurants in SMA among the best in the country,
    • Universal healthcare or universal confusion: hospitals, patients left bewildered,
    • Leadership Role of Women in Mexico’s Organized Crime Landscape,
    • Homicides and Disappearances Reach New Levels in 2019,
    • How the Ginkgo biloba achieves near-immortality,
    • 32 Misinformation Schemes & Other Tactics Used by Wall Street,
    • Little helper.

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    Corn husks replace Styrofoam in San Miguel de Allende
    A ban on single-use plastics and Styrofoam took effect in the municipality on January 1.

    Anyone looking to snack on esquites — corn prepared with mayonnaise, cheese, chili and lime — in San Miguel de Allende can do so Styrofoam-free: vendors have replaced the plastic cups with corn husks.

    Mayor Luis Alberto Villareal boasted that his city was the first, even before Mexico City, to work to eradicate the use of polluting single-use materials.
    Corn husks replace Styrofoam in San Miguel de Allende.
    See also: Goodbye to the disposable! This is how corn is served in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Home robberies increasing; SMA is in the 5th place in GTO
    This weekend, in the street of Guadiana, the thieves entered the house of 3 families and stole what they had within their reach. Two of these houses belong to foreign citizens and one Mexican that when they could count, they realized that several of their belongings ...
    Theft home room, crimes that are increasing; SMA is in the 5th. state place (sp).

    Four restaurants in San Miguel de Allende among the 120 best in the country, according to a gastronomic guide
    Five Guanajuato restaurants are in the list of the 120 best in the country and of those 5, four are in San Miguel de Allende. According to a Guide of gastronomic recommendations, they consulted diners to rate those they consider to be the best and of all they chose 5 from Guanajuato that ...
    Four restaurants in San Miguel de Allende among the 120 best in the country, according to a gastronomic guide (sp).
    Here is the complete list of restaurants in the new edition of our Guide.
    Mexico Gastronomic Guide The 120 Restaurants 2020 (sp).

    They close the door to a Canadian miner who wanted to reach Dolores Hidalgo
    The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) denied authorization for mining and land use change at Cerro del Gallo in the San Antón de la Minas area in Dolores Hidalgo. A note published by Pop lab indicates that: "The project promoted by ...
    They close the door to a Canadian miner who wanted to reach Dolores Hidalgo (sp).

    Universal healthcare or universal confusion: hospitals, patients left bewildered
    Confusion continues to plague the launch of the federal government’s new universal healthcare scheme.

    The National Institute of Health for Well-Being (Insabi), a new government department tasked with providing medical services to millions of Mexicans without insurance, started operations on January 1.

    Almost two weeks later, hospital staff, patients and many members of the general public remain unsure about how the replacement for the Seguro Popular program actually works.
    Universal healthcare or universal confusion: hospitals, patients left bewildered.

    Leadership Role of Women Often Overlooked in Mexico’s Organized Crime Landscape
    A woman from Mexico’s drug trade heartland has been convicted in the United States for leading a sophisticated international trafficking network, highlighting the often overlooked leadership roles that women can play within the ranks of the country’s organized crime groups.

    Authorities in the United States convicted Culiacán native Luz Irene Fajardo Campos, alias “La Comadre,” “La Madrina” or “La Doña,” of drug conspiracy charges for heading a group that trafficked large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the country for nearly two decades starting in at least 1997, the US Justice Department announced in a December 19 press release.

    Along with her adult children, Campos ran a “sophisticated, multinational drug trafficking organization aligned with the Sinaloa Cartel,” according to Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski. She sourced cocaine directly from Colombia, negotiated the purchase of jets and employed pilots to fly the drugs to Central America and Mexico, according to authorities. She also had associates in Ecuador and Panama, according to the criminal indictment against her.
    Leadership Role of Women Often Overlooked in Mexico’s Organized Crime Landscape.

    Homicides and Disappearances Reach New Levels in 2019
    The last year of the decade was one of Mexico’s most violent years on record. Homicides and disappearances played critical roles in driving up the numbers.

    When looking at homicides, several of the year’s top headlines and prominent stories emerge. Perhaps most important, more homicides occurred in Mexico in 2019 than in any other year in the country’s modern history. Additionally, Mexican journalists were particularly at risk, as they were more than three times as likely to be killed than journalists in any nation worldwide. The country also grappled with several high profile displays of violence, particularly in the second half of the year. This included when 27 individuals were burned to death at a strip club in Veracruz in August, as well as the catch and release of Ovidio Guzmán in October that left at least 13 people dead in Culiacán. The murder of nine dual U.S.-Mexican Mormon citizens in Sonora in November caught international headlines, and the year came to a close with more homicides (127 dead) registered on one day in December than any other day throughout 2019.
    Homicides and Disappearances Reach New Levels in 2019.

    How the Ginkgo biloba achieves near-immortality
    Long-lived humans having nothing on trees. Some, like the Ginkgo biloba, can live more than 3000 years. Now, in the most comprehensive plant aging study to date, researchers have revealed the molecular mechanisms that allow the ginkgo—and perhaps other trees—to survive so long.

    The new study provides the first real genetic evidence for something scientists have long suspected: “The default condition in plants is immortality,” says Howard Thomas, a plant biologist from Aberystwyth University who was not involved in the work.
    How the Ginkgo biloba achieves near-immortality.

    32 Misinformation Schemes & Other Tactics Used by Wall Street, Corporate America & the Media, as Pointed Out Hilariously by WOLF STREET Commenters
    This is a collection of 32 tactics, instances, misnomers, immortal fake propaganda, and even wrong-doing cropping up ceaselessly on Wall Street, in the media, in press releases, in earnings reports, and in the broader nexus between Wall Street and the media. All of them were pointed out by WOLF STREET commenters. I put them together and grouped some of them, and added some explanations in a few cases even when not needed. In no particular order ...
    32 Misinformation Schemes & Other Tactics Used by Wall Street, Corporate America & the Media, as Pointed Out Hilariously by WOLF STREET Commenters.

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