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    July 21, 2019:
    • Crime up in San Miguel as fuel thieves diversify,
    • Enter to Win a Dream Destination Wedding in Mexico!,
    • Mexico: among the Top 6 countries with the Best Healthcare in the world,
    • Crystal Meth: the Most Consumed Substance by Children of Guanajuato,
    • Wine Routes and 7th. Festival Vendimia 2019,
    • The tianguis endures as a tradition,
    • Mining project in Dolores will affect 7 municipalities: Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining.

    Crime up in San Miguel as fuel thieves diversify, businesses say
    The crackdown on fuel theft has had an unwanted effect in San Miguel de Allende — an increase in crime, according to businesspeople.

    The charging of extortion fees known as derecho de piso has become widespread, the business owners said, explaining that everyone is forced to pay.

    That includes stallholders in the artisans’ market and proprietors of the city’s most popular nightclubs, they said.
    Crime up in San Miguel as fuel thieves diversify, businesses say
    Update 21 July 9:37am. This article cites an article in El Universal which has been taken down from their website. I don't know why. Retracted? Political pressure? Here are two other sources that cite the original El Universal story: They make San Miguel Allende third most violent city (sp), and, San Miguel de Allende, third most insecure municipality: SSP (sp).

    Enter to Win a Dream Destination Wedding in Mexico!
    Grupo Vidanta, the leading resort and tourism developer in Mexico and Latin America, recently announced its “45 Years of Happiness: Dream Wedding Giveaway” global campaign, to celebrate its 45th anniversary in a big way.

    Boasting an impressive portfolio of entertainment and destination resorts located on some of the most coveted beaches in Mexico, Vidanta is looking for one lucky couple to plan their dream wedding in paradise at any one of Vidanta’s premier properties in Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, or Puerto Vallarta with 45 of their closest friends and family in attendance.

    The couple will work with on-site event planners to bring their dream wedding to life with an enormous giveaway package valued at over $200,000 USD. The winner will not only receive the Vidanta wedding ceremony and reception, but added high-end resort accommodations for up to 45 friends and family, at no extra cost.
    Enter to Win a Dream Destination Wedding in Mexico!

    Mexico: among the Top 6 countries with the Best Healthcare in the world
    Mexico’s outstanding combination of great weather, magnificent beaches, world famous cuisine, fascinating culture and friendly people have made of it one of the best places to retire in the world. But you already knew all that. What you might not have known is that it also has one of the best health care systems on the planet.

    Amazing, right? Well, according to the 2019 Global Retirement Index published by InternationalLiving.com, Mexico is among the Top 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World.

    International Living’s 2019 healthcare report pinpoints the top 6 spots where high-quality healthcare costs a small fraction of what it does in the US. In each of these countries you’ll find clean, excellent hospitals, highly trained doctors, and affordable medical care.
    Mexico: among the Top 6 countries with the Best Healthcare in the world

    Crystal Meth: the Most Consumed Substance by Children of Guanajuato
    Guanajuato ranks second nationally in terms of consumption of the drug known as crystal methamphetamine, known commonly as “crystal” in children 10-14 years old, according to the Epidemiological Surveillance System of Addictions.

    The consumption of crystal in these children concerns authorities, since it turns the state of Guanajuato into a bullseye in the country.

    The Ministry of Health of Guanajuato indicated that the illegal drugs most consumed among children and adolescents are marijuana and Crystal. Just in 2018 and so far this year, 3,000 addicted children have received treatment: 1,000+ from marijuana and 2,000+ from crystal.
    Crystal Meth: the Most Consumed Substance by Children of Guanajuato

    Wine Routes and 7th. Festival Vendimia 2019
    The state of Guanajuato has a new tourist product: Wine Routes, and today the details were presented. In addition, the program of Vendimia Guanajuato 2019 was announced. The Secretary of Tourism of Guanajuato, María Teresa Matamoros Montes, presented the 5 Wine Routes that make up 15 vineyards of the state, a product developed ...
    Wine Routes and 7th. Festival Vendimia 2019 (sp)

    The tianguis endures as a tradition
    In a single street converge three things that would seem opposed; the audiobooks that sell a full-volume teaching, a taco stand and the herbs that cure all evils, mainly "for the angry husband," as the shopkeeper dictates. Everything is part of a business model that remains strong in Guanajuato.

    The tianguis, who paint entire streets of their colors, represent the phenomenon that does not end or run out ... and much less, it is minimized.

    Only in the three main cities of Guanajuato (according to their number of inhabitants) León, Irapuato and Celaya, 272 tianguis are installed practically on a weekly basis; in the shoe city 172 tianguis, in which the largest is the Line of Fire with more than 3,500 shops, while in Irapuato through the streets Obregón and Pedro Moreno a 'line' of just over 500 merchants is developed in the so-called Tianguis Irapuato, and in Celaya lies that of Monte Blanco, which covers up to 1,300 merchants.
    The tianguis endures as a tradition (sp)

    Mining project in Dolores will affect 7 municipalities: Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining
    It could have a great negative impact, operating the Cerro del Gallo mining project, in seven municipalities of the state due to the damage to the Independence aquifer.

    This is stated in a press release The Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining, an organization that has over ten years of struggle against the mining extractive model in Mexico, mainly against open pit mining.

    As reported by the Canadian company Argonaut Gold, it plans in an area of ​​20 thousand hectares of the municipality of Dolores Hidalgo, to operate an open pit mining and leaching project with a mixture of cyanide, which is highly toxic and depredating the environment, says REMA.
    Mining project in Dolores will affect 7 municipalities: Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (sp)

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