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    Sanmiguelenses Use Victim Assistance Services

    The new center offers social services, first aid, medical services, psychologists, legal support, and legal accompaniment with personalized attention, protection and support. Located on Avenida 1 de Mayo Nº114 – 116 in Ignacio Ramírez, it is open to the public.

    All services are free, and the hours of operation are from 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday. The telephone numbers are 415 150 1718 and 415 150 1719.


    San Miguel Herald Sanmiguelenses Use Victim Assistance Services

    Stopping Oil Theft in Mexico Futile Game of Whac-a-Mole

    Bad News?
    Between January and May, Mexico saw 6,621 instances of oil theft nationwide, according to new data from state oil company, Pemex. This marked a slight 1.6 percent rise, or 91 more thefts than the 6,530 registered over the same period in 2018. ... But this has only worsened a spiral of violence that has led the murder rate in Guanajuato — an important industrial and tourism state — to climb by 400 percent in four years.

    Or, Good News?
    The quantities of gasoline stolen, however, are vastly lower than during the first five months of 2018, with Pemex estimating the total volume has dropped by as much as 93 percent. ... The ongoing war against the Cartel de Santa Rosa de Lima in Guanajuato has allegedly led to the arrests of around 50 percent of the group’s members. The Cartel de Santa Rosa de Lima, arguably Mexico’s most prominent criminal group dedicated to oil theft, may soon be brought down.

    InSight Crime Stopping Oil Theft in Mexico Futile Game of Whac-a-Mole

    PBS “Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8 – Exploring Sinaloa, official trailer video

    This series brings authentic Mexican flavors, colors, textures, and warmth into American kitchens. A former policy analyst focused on Latin American politics and history, Pati Jinich is also a chef, cooking teacher, food writer and mother of 3 whose true passion lies in sharing the tastes of her childhood and culinary adventures in her native country.

    The Mazatlán Post PBS “Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8 – Exploring Sinaloa, official trailer video

    “Baby boomers” will trigger specialized developments for retirement in Mexico

    It is estimated that the demand for adult homes will have an increase of 250,000 people who will arrive in Mexico from the United States and Canada by 2025.

    The Mazatlán Post “Baby boomers” will trigger specialized developments for retirement in Mexico

    6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern California

    Independence Day got off to a shaky start in Southern California. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the desert city of Ridgecrest; that's about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles. There are preliminary reports of damage, including some structure fires. The shaking was felt in LA as well, including by NPR's Ina Jaffe. She joins us now from NPR West. And Ina, can you just describe what it was like?

    NPR 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern California


    Scientists found a seaweed patch stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Africa

    There’s a mass of seaweed in the Atlantic Ocean that last year, at its peak, was so large it stretched all the way from the Gulf of Mexico to West Africa. It’s the biggest bloom of seaweed ever recorded, according to a new paper published in Science. And it’s likely another example of how human activity is radically changing the surface of the planet. ...

    So far, it’s looking like another huge Sargassum bloom is underway this summer. Many beaches in Mexico are currently blanketed in the stuff. (It costs Mexico’s beaches millions a year to deal with the increasing growth of the seaweed.)


    Vox Scientists found a seaweed patch stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Africa

    Why Natural Gas Prices Collapsed

    U.S. natural gas prices have collapsed since the end of winter, even as inventory levels remain below average levels for this time of year.

    What’s going on? The main driver of the bearish market is production, which continues to ratchet higher, even as shale gas drillers are suffering from financial strain. Production from the Marcellus shale alone was up about 15 percent in May from the same period a year earlier.


    OilPrice Why Natural Gas Prices Collapsed

    Oil Producers Are Burning Enough 'Waste' Gas to Power Every Home in Texas

    America’s hottest oil patch is producing so much natural gas that by the end of last year producers were burning off more than enough of the fuel to meet residential demand across the whole of Texas. The phenomenon has likely only intensified since then.

    Flaring is the controversial but common practice in which oil and gas drillers burn off gas that can’t be easily or efficiently captured and stored. It releases carbon dioxide and is lighting up the skies of West Texas and New Mexico as the Permian Basin undergoes a massive production boom. Oil wells there produce gas as a byproduct, and because pipeline infrastructure hasn’t kept pace with the expansion, energy companies must sometimes choose between flaring and slowing production.

    Unsurprisingly, with such an abundance of gas but also real difficulties in getting it to consumers, prices for the fuel in Permian have been cheaper than in other parts of the U.S., and earlier this month they went negative, meaning producers had to pay customers to take their gas.


    Bloomberg Oil Producers Are Burning Enough 'Waste' Gas to Power Every Home in Texas

    In Texas and elsewhere, they are burning natural gas to get rid of it, meanwhile ...

    Solution to Yucatan’s natural gas shortage remains unclear

    Authorities this week are seeking to quell concerns of impending [electrical] blackouts in Yucatan because of fuel scarcity. But the timeline for resolving an acute shortage of natural gas on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula remained unclear Wednesday.

    In a directive issued on Monday to power sector participants, independent power grid operators at the National Energy Control Center (Cenace) declared a state of operative emergency throughout the Peninsula because of a shortage of gas to power the area’s combined-cycle gas turbines.


    Yucatan Expat Life Solution to Yucatan’s natural gas shortage remains unclear

    El Economista (sp) There is a risk of work stoppages due to lack of natural gas: IP. (Google translation)

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