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    Sept 11, 2019:
    • Silao, GTO: Police Chief Assassinated,
    • Airbnb transactions to be monitored by MX tax collectors,
    • Work on Calle 5 de Mayo,
    • Special Independence Dinners in SMA,
    • SMA Cactus and Succulent Society,
    • Trailer recovered with merchandise,
    • Creel: First Massacre In MX War On Drugs,
    • Machine transforms air into water,
    • Study blames Roundup for gluten intolerance and celiac disease,
    • Happy Palindrome Week! What is it?

    Silao, Guanajuato: Municipal Police Chief Assassinated
    (The León / BJX airport is in Silao.)
    The Municipal Police commander of Silao, Guanajuato was killed, the 26th Municipal Police officer to be killed in the State so far this year to date.

    Erasmo Fuentes Damián was traveling in a car heading for the command post and when he stopped in the parking lot, armed men shot him dead. Paramedics came to the aid of the victim and confirmed that he was lifeless because of various gun shots.

    The commander of the Municipal Police was executed this morning (Sept 10) inside his vehicle by two motorcyclists who followed him into the parking lot of the National Peasant Confederation (CNC), located one block from the Central de Autobuses de Silao, in Guanajuato. He was shot through the Jetta's window minutes before 8 am.
    Silao, Guanajuato: Municipal Police Chief Assassinated.
    See also: Silao Police Commander Killed (sp).

    Airbnb transactions to be monitored by tax collectors in Mexico
    Mexico’s government will monitor Airbnb payment accounts, making it harder to conceal income from the tax collector.

    A new regulation will crack down on tax evaders, said Gabriela Chavarría Román, the vice president of the Merida chapter of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI).
    Airbnb transactions to be monitored by tax collectors in Mexico.
    See also: SMAFAQ Requirements for Renting Out Property in SMA.

    Scheduled Road Work and Closures
    Rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer line on Calle 5 de Mayo, section: September 16 on departure to Celaya. PLEASE PROGRAM YOUR TRANSFER TIMES AND CONSIDER ALTERNATE ROADS.

    Special Independence Dinners in SMA
    If you’re looking for a tasty dinner or something special the night of September 15th, to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, you’ve got a fair few options...
    Special Independence Dinners in SMA.

    The San Miguel Cactus and Succulent Society
    The San Miguel Cactus and Succulent Society was formed by several of us who love the plants and wanted to make trips to various nurseries and research centers. Our membership is now closing in on 100, but all lovers of cacti and succulents are welcome to join. We even have a Facebook page!

    Our first field trip was this week. We made a short but somewhat mysterious visit to a nursery in a small valley accessed by a former railroad tunnel. The nursery was filled with amazing and rare plants, often in sizes bigger than I have ever seen.

    We will also visit a tree that started its life just about the time Michelangelo was finishing the Sistine Chapel. We made a test visit earlier, which was a delight. We were able to meet the owner and I was able to find a VERY rare cactus seldom sold. It was one I had wanted for a very long time. It takes 20-to-40 years to flower, so my purchase was also an act of great hope.
    The San Miguel Cactus and Succulent Society.

    They recover trailer with more than one million dollars in merchandise
    The Personnel of the Attorney General's Office (FGR) in Guanajuato, in compliance with a search warrant issued by a Control Judge, recovered a trailer that was stolen with computer equipment valued at more than one million dollars.

    According to the investigation, elements of the Federal Police informed the agent of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) about the theft of a vehicle carrying merchandise in the vicinity of the San Miguel de Allende-San Luis de la Paz highway.
    They recover trailer with more than one million dollars in merchandise (sp).

    Creel: The First Massacre In Mexico's War On Drugs: 2008
    Ten years ago on August 16, 2018, an armed group entered a small town in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua and opened fire, killing 12 young people and a baby. The tragedy marked the first civilian massacre in Mexico's so-called war on drugs, but there's no end in sight. ...

    "The current cases and the past ones are united by impunity; the cry for justice, the cry to not bury any of the cases," said Avila.
    Creel: The First Massacre In Mexico's War On Drugs: 2008.

    Israeli machine that transforms air into water
    Millions of people suffer from water scarcity, mainly in rural areas, according to a study by the Amulén Foundation. The Israeli Watergen machine offers a rapid, innovative and sustainable response to combat this crisis.

    In order to alleviate the water deficit that more than one million people suffer in Chile, alliances have been sought through innovation to be able to implement an Israeli machine that massively extracts water from the air.
    Israeli machine that transforms air into water.

    Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic.
    “Celiac disease, and, more generally, gluten intolerance, is a growing problem worldwide, but especially in North America and Europe, where an estimated 5% of the population now suffers from it,” researchers wrote in a meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies.

    “Here, we propose that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup®, is the most important causal factor in this epidemic,” they add. ...

    The symptoms of so-called “gluten intolerance” and celiac disease are shockingly similar to the symptoms in lab animals exposed to glyphosate, argue the study’s authors Anthony Samsel, an independent scientist who’s served as a consultant to the EPA on arsenic pollution and to the U.S. Coast Guard on chemical hazard response, and Stephanie Seneff, a senior research scientist at MIT.
    Study blames Roundup herbicide for gluten intolerance and celiac disease epidemic..
    See also: Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance.

    Happy Palindrome Week! What is it? This rare date phenomenon explained
    The next 10 days have a little treat in store.

    It's Palindrome Week, a week – well, 10 days – when each date can be read the same backward and forward.

    Palindrome Week is unique to the few countries, such as the USA, that write dates in the month-day-year format (9-10-19).
    Happy Palindrome Week! What is it? This rare date phenomenon explained.

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