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The story of El Chapo's escape from prison in a laundry cart and his triumphant return to Sinaloa

The cover of El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Drug Lord Noah Hurowitz In 2001, the Sinaloa cartel kingpin known as El Chapo escaped from Mexico's Puente Grande maximum-security prison. He is now serving a life sentence on Colorado. This is an excerpt from El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Drug Lord, by Noah Hurowitz. The book is available now. See more stories on Insider's business page. In early 2001, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmá...
Tags: New York, Crime, News, Prison, Colorado, Washington Post, Drugs, Mexico, Marijuana, New York City, US, Trends, Cocaine, Brooklyn, United States, Mexico City


Mexico City’s Metrobús launches biodiesel trial

In Mexico, Metrobús has put into circulation two buses on Line 2, which will use a mixture of diesel and biofuel produced at the Central de Abastos in Mexico City from waste. This is a pilot test that will be launched in a total of 10 buses in all the lines of the system during August. The trial began last month in the confinement yards of Metrobús, where buses were tested using the biodiesel blend. The final goal of this pilot is to find the mechanism to achieve a greater integration of this cl...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Biodiesel, Metrobus, Fuels, Central de Abastos, Mexico Metrobús


Haiti PM Says Govt Plans to Hold Elections as Soon as Possible

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Haiti's new Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Wednesday said the government plans to create conditions for the Caribbean nation...
Tags: Mexico City, Haiti, Caribbean, Reuters Haiti, Ariel Henry


Mexico Signs Agreement Aimed at Recovering U.S. Aviation Rating

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has signed an agreement with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aimed at helping the country recover its...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Reuters Mexico, U S Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Recovering U S Aviation Rating


Covid explodes in Cancun and Los Cabos as third wave hits Mexico

By Andrea Navarro | Bloomberg A third coronavirus wave fueled by the highly contagious delta variant is battering two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations on opposite coasts, Los Cabos in the Pacific and Cancun on the Caribbean. In Cancun, cases have soared to a point where the Hard Rock hotel has set aside two floors for guests with symptoms. Some hotels say they offer discounts for those in quarantine until they’re no longer contagious. In Baja California Sur, where Los Cabos is locat...
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, Environment, NFL, Bloomberg, Sport, World news, Things To Do, Soccer, Mexico City, Pacific, Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, La Paz, Southern California


Valoreo raises $30M more to acquire e-commerce brands across LatAm

Just over five months after securing $50 million in debt & equity , Valoreo has closed on a $30 million Series A funding round. Mexico City-based Valoreo aims to invest in, operate and scale e-commerce brands as part of its self-described mission “to bring better products at more affordable prices” to the Latin American consumer. Valoreo (which the company says is an extension of the Spanish word “valor,” meaning to add value), acquires merchants that operate their own brands and pri...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Asia, California, Mexico, Funding, US, Startup, Tech, E-commerce, Colombia, United Kingdom, Mexico City, Venture Capital


UFC champion Brandon Moreno embraces building his legacy

To say Brandon Moreno’s life has changed in the past five weeks is an understatement. One day he is in Mexico City to meet Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Another day he is being mobbed by fans outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before a soccer match between Mexico and Nigeria. “It’s been such a blessing with him. He’s such a great guy. This whole journey,” said Jason House, Moreno’s manager for the past three years. “The result obviously is amazing, but the process has bee...
Tags: Mexico, Nigeria, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, House, Mexico City, Ufc, MMA, White, Tijuana, Conor Mcgregor, Brandon, Moreno


‘I See Him As A Bad Person Involved In A Bad Business’: Noah Hurowitz On Book ‘El Chapo: The Untold Story Of The World’s Most Infamous Drug Lord”

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Tags: Mexico, United States, Mexico City, Cbs, Only CBS, Rolling Stone, Sean Penn, El Chapo, Guzman, Joaquin Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel, CBS Local, Simon Schuster, DJ Sixsmith, Around the Nation, Noah Hurowitz


Mexican Wolf Breeding Program Gets Boost From Zoo

The five gray wolf pups born at Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo are giving a boost to efforts to broaden the endangered species' genetic diversity amid continuing efforts to reintroduce the animals to the wild decades after they were reduced to captive populations.
Tags: Mexico City, Chapultepec Zoo


When Rage Against the Machine Interviewed Noam Chomsky (1999)

“The first great [economic] experiment was a ‘bad idea’ for the subjects, but not for the designers and local elites associated with them. This pattern continues until the present: placing profit over people.” — Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People “A global decomposition is taking place. We call it the Fourth World War: neoliberalism’s globalization attempt to eliminate that multitude of people who are not useful to the powerful — the groups called ‘minorities’ in the mathematics of p...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Politics, College, Mexico, Mexico City, Chiapas, Nafta, Noam Chomsky, Rage Against The Machine, Best Way, Chomsky, Josh Jones, Zapatistas, Marcos, Subcomandante Marcos


Mexico's Annual Inflation Likely Slowed in First Half of July: Reuters Poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's annual inflation likely slowed in the first half of July, while remaining well above the central bank's official...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Reuters, Reuters Mexico


Mexico City Cleans up Aztec-Era 'Floating Gardens'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In Mexico City, residents are working to clean up the capital's "floating gardens" of Xochimilco, one of the city's few...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Reuters, Xochimilco, Aztec Era Floating Gardens


I work at a 5-star resort as an 'Instagram concierge' who helps guests get the best Instagram shots. Here's what it's like living out my dream job.

Eduardo Vallin. Courtesy of W Punta de Mita Eduardo Vallin, 30, is an 'Instagram Concierge' at the W Punta de Mita 5-star resort in Mexico. Vallin analyzes guests' profiles to recommend the best Insta-worthy photo locations to fit their aesthetic. This is what his job is like, as told to freelance writer Kaila Yu. See more stories on Insider's business page. I like to think I have the best job in the world, since every day I get to work in paradise at the W Punta de Mita, a...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Luxury, Mexico City, Hotel, Vacation, Resort, Guadalajara, Nordic, Punta de Mita, W Punta de Mita, Kaila Yu


Mexico Says Cuban Doctors Who Helped With COVID-19 Fight Flown Back to Cuba

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Some 92 Cuban doctors and nurses who lent a hand to Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic in recent months have been flown...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Cuba, Reuters


Madrid Artist Javier S. Medina: The Master of the Woven Grass “Eco Trophy”

When we admired the woven grass buffalo head in Hollister and Porter Hovey’s recent townhouse staging, they tipped us off about Javier Sanchez Medina: “We’ve been collecting straw animals for years now,” said Hollister. “Some are from the artisan market in Mexico City, some we’ve happened upon in New York and Connecticut, but Javier is really the reigning king of this craft.” They might have also called him the Adonis—Medina’s creations and he himself have appeared of late everywhere from a new ...
Tags: Books, New York, Spain, Connecticut, Mexico City, Madrid, Decoration, Hollister, Medina, Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design, Decor, Studio Visit, Sarah Jessica Parker, Extremadura, Javier


Migrant Child Found Alone in Mexico to Return to Honduras on Friday

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Honduran toddler who was found alone in southern Mexico after becoming separated from his father on their journey to the...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Honduras, Reuters


Man Jailed for 208 Years Over Mexico School Quake Collapse

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican court has sentenced a man to 208 years in prison for the criminal homicides of 26 people, most of them children,...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Reuters


9 of the best hotels in Mexico City, including design-forward boutiques, intimate guest houses, and luxury favorites

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Nneya Richards/Karstin Tannis Mexico City is an international hub for world-class art, design, and gastronomy. We rounded up the best hotels in Mexico City from luxury stays to intimate guesthouses. Starting prices typically range from $114 to $350 for our top picks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Located in the Valley of Mexico at the center of the...
Tags: London, Mexico, Trends, United States, Mexico City, Marriott, Chevy, Roma, Latin America, Art Deco, Condesa, Valley, Tiffany, Edison, Centro Historico, New York Paris


Cannes Festival Fetes Mexico City With a Dozen Films From Its Selection

With the pandemic still impeding world travel, the Cannes Film Festival chose five key cities for its satellite events, with Mexico City, Beijing, Melbourne, Seoul and Tokyo screening a selection of titles world premiering at the French event. From July 8 to 16, Mexico City’s Diana arthouse cinema, of giant exhibition circuit Cinepolis, has hosted […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Markets & Festivals, Mexico City, Festivals, Diana, Tokyo, Cinepolis, Cannes film festival, Cannes Festival Fetes Mexico, Mexico City Beijing Melbourne Seoul


8 of our favorite hotels in Mexico that aren't in tourist hot spots like Cabo, Cancun, or Tulum

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor Mexico is packed with desirable vacation destinations, many of which are well known to travelers. Comparatively, Mexico's lesser-traveled resort areas offer fewer crowds and unspoiled environs. Our top places include hotels in destinations like Punta Mita, Mayakoba, Oaxaca, and Careyes. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky I'm a professional travel writer who has visited Mexico many ...
Tags: Cdc, Mexico, Trends, Mexico City, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Riviera, Mediterranean, Oaxaca, Maya, Tequila, Bahia, Puerto Vallarta, Playa Del Carmen, Travelers, Cancun


Analysis finds many U.S. citizen migrant children to be underinsured

While attending a conference at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City several years ago, Sharon Borja was struck by the story of a young man who, as a child, joined his parents repatriating to their native country of Mexico. Like millions of Mexican immigrants, the family had called the United States home for years, and having been born in the U.S., he was an American citizen.
Tags: Health, Mexico, United States, Mexico City, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sharon Borja


Mexican Magnate Wanted for Tax Fraud Has Left Country, Govt Says

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prominent Mexican businessman who faces tax fraud charges left Mexico earlier this year, the government said on...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Reuters, Magnate Wanted for Tax Fraud Has Left Country Govt


Partnering with Google for Startups helped us redefine community

It seems like yesterday when I launched Centraal to serve as a meeting point for the Mexico City startup world: a place where people from different walks of life meet, collaborate and facilitate the flow of ideas and innovation. Eight years in, we are proud to be one of the leading tech hubs in Latin America, having helped more than 25,000 entrepreneurs — more than 40% of whom identify as women — through our coding school, corporate innovation programs, Google for Startups Accelerators and cowor...
Tags: Google, Mexico, Entrepreneurs, Canada, Mexico City, Montreal, Latin America, Buenos Aires, Black, U S, Rogelio, Centraal, Google for Startups, Google in Latin America, COVID, Google for Startups Black Founders Fund


Arrest Warrant Issued for Mexican Airline Magnate - Report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An arrest warrant has been issued in Mexico for Miguel Aleman, co-founder of budget airline Interjet, on criminal tax fraud...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Reuters, Miguel Aleman


Daily Crunch: Nothing sets July 27 rollout for noise-canceling Ear (1) earbuds

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 6, 2021. We’re back after a holiday here in the United States. Not that that stopped global technology news, mind, so there’s a lot to get into. Before we do, one more reminder about TechCrunch Early Stage later this week — your humble servant is running a session with venture capitalist Sarah Kunst about fundraising. It’s...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Verizon, Microsoft, China, India, US, America, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, United States, Mexico City, Brian, Pei


Meet Super.mx, the Mexico City-based insurtech that raised $7.2M from VCs and unicorn execs

Super.mx, an insurtech startup based in Mexico City, has raised $7.2 million in a Series A round led by ALLVP. Co-founded in 2019 by a trio of former insurance industry executives, Super.mx’s self-proclaimed mission is to design insurance for “the emerging Latin American middle class,” according to CEO Sebastian Villarreal. “That means insurance that is easy to buy – it can be bought on a cell phone in minutes – and that pays quickly with no adjusters,” he said. The company has built its offe...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mexico, Funding, US, Insurance, Tech, Chicago, Mexico City, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Latin America, Caribbean, Villarreal, Accel


Meet Super.mx, the Mexico City-based insurtech that raised $7.2M from VCs and unicorn CEOs

Super.mx, an insurtech startup based in Mexico City, has raised $7.2 million in a Series A round led by ALLVP. Co-founded in 2019 by a trio of former insurance industry executives, Super.mx’s self-proclaimed mission is to design insurance for “the emerging Latin American middle class,” according to CEO Sebastian Villarreal. “That means insurance that is easy to buy – it can be bought on a cell phone in minutes – and that pays quickly with no adjusters,” he said. The company has built its offe...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mexico, Funding, US, Insurance, Tech, Chicago, Mexico City, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Latin America, Caribbean, Villarreal, Accel


Mexico Arrests Ex-Top Police Official Over Torture Allegations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former top police official once seen as vital to Mexico's battle against drug cartels was arrested on Monday on charges...
Tags: Mexico, Mexico City, Reuters


Sacramento Search and Rescue Team Sends 2 To Florida

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Two members of the Sacramento Urban Search and Rescue team arrived in Florida Saturday morning to help with the recovery efforts at the Surfside condominium collapse. Demolition workers are planning to bring down the rest of a partially collapsed building in South Florida ahead of an approaching storm that could cause the rest of the structure to come crashing down, experts warn. A top Miami-Dade fire official tells relatives of people missing in the rubble that workers plan...
Tags: Japan, Florida, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Mexico City, San Diego, Orange County, Search And Rescue, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department, Sacramento Fire Department, Miami Dade, Ron DeSantis, Surfside


Sacramento Search and Rescue Team Sends Two to Florida

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Two members of the Sacramento Urban Search and Rescue team arrived in Florida Saturday morning to help with the recovery efforts at the Surfside condominium collapse. Demolition workers are planning to bring down the rest of a the partially collapsed building in South Florida ahead of an approaching storm that is heightening concerns that the structure could come down on its own. A top Miami-Dade fire official tells relatives of people missing in the rubble that workers plan...
Tags: Japan, Florida, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Mexico City, San Diego, Associated Press, Orange County, Search And Rescue, South Florida, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Sacramento Fire Department, Miami Dade, Ron DeSantis