USGS: 5.9 magnitude quake shakes Oaxaca, Mexico

5.9 magnitude quake shakes Oaxaca, Mexico — USGS:

A powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the Mexican state of Oaxaca, with shockwaves hitting the country’s capital Mexico City.

The quake rocked Oaxaca state in southwestern Mexico, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter, which lay at a depth of 40km, was close to the city of Pinotepa Nacional, which has a population of 26,000.

The earthquake woke residents of Mexico City, with many people running into the streets.

This is the second quake to shake the region in the past three days. On Saturday, another powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Oaxaca state at a depth of 24.6km (15.3 miles) near the Pacific coast.

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AK-47 Rifles, Claymore Mines, & Grenade Launchers Discovered On Mexico Border

The federal government of Mexico recently deployed thousands of Mexican soldiers, Marines, and police officers to the Gulf region of the Mexico-United States border, as drug cartel violence spirals out of control.

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Mexico hits record high murder rate in 2017

H/t reader eric:

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Mexico hits record high murder rate in 2017:

The number of murders recorded in Mexico last year was the highest ever seen, authorities say, as many saw it a direct result of a stringent government policy in dealing with drug trafficking and use.

Authorities said Saturday that a total of 25,339 people were killed in 2017 in murders, making last year the deadliest the North American country has seen since 1997 when data collection on the issue began.

Mexico’s Interior Ministry said the homicide rate in the last month of 2017 also hit a record high of 2,219 people.

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Los Zetas Cartel Faction Heiress Arrested for Murder of 5 Lawmen in Mexican Border City

Los Zetas Cartel Faction Heiress Arrested for Murder of 5 Lawmen in Mexican Border City:

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Mexican Marines arrested the heiress to what is left of one of the factions of the Los Zetas Cartel. Prosecutors charged the woman with the murder of five state law enforcement officials who were killed in this border city. One of her alleged victims served as the highest ranking prosecutor in the border region.

Mexican Marines arrested Sofia Del Carmen Monsivais Treviño, the heiress to the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN), during a top-secret raid in the Campestre neighborhood. The Marines found numerous weapons and drugs when they hit the stash house where Monsivais Treviño had been hiding. Her arrest comes just two months after authorities in Nuevo Laredo captured another top CDN leader who is also part of the Treviño family, Breitbart Texas reported.

H/t reader kevin a.

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Mexico: Snow paralyzes roads, airports and schools

Mexico – Snow paralyzes roads, airports and schools:

In northern states of the country (with videos).

9 Dec 2017 – Snowfall in northern states Coahuila, Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon, forced closure of some highways on Friday morning as the roads were covered with snow, resulting in a danger for motorists. There is also cancellation of flights and classes.

Conditions are likely to persist because the CDMX predicted temperatures from 0 to 5 degrees for the weekend

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Snowpocalypse In Northern Mexico

Snowpocalypse in northern Mexico:

“Highways are jammed with stuck semi’s and are not moving at all.”

Here are excerpts from a post today from Jim Stone, who lives in Mexico:
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IT IS SNOWING ALL OVER MEXICO

Highways are jammed with stuck semi’s and are not moving at all. The Mexican states of Sonora, Chiuaua, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Durango, and Zacotecas are all experiencing freezing temperatures of -5 celsius or more during the day. It is obviously going to freeze in Aguascalientes and Guanajuato tonight.

The Mexican news showed scenes of highways in all the states above, and it looks like a snowpocalypse. Some areas are just good for snowball fights but they went through the states one at a time and several of them had snow so deep the semis were stranded on the highways. The video they showed had everything at a standstill

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Why Is An Appendectomy In The United States 10 Times More Expensive Than An Appendectomy In Mexico?

Why Is An Appendectomy In The United States 10 Times More Expensive Than An Appendectomy In Mexico?:

This is what can happen when you go to a socialized healthcare system.  A lot of people out there believe that the United States has a free market healthcare system, but that is actually not true.  The percentage of the population that receives government-subsidized healthcare is rapidly approaching 50 percent, and the healthcare industry may be the most heavily regulated sector of the entire U.S. economy.  Every year the rules, red tape and regulations seem to get even worse, and every year health insurance premiums rise much faster than the overall rate of inflation.  If we don’t start applying free market principles and start getting healthcare costs under control, our entire healthcare system could very easily implode.

I would like to share with you an excerpt from an article by former DEA agent David Hathaway.  According to Hathaway, the average cost for an appendectomy in the United States is $33,000

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Landlocked Bermuda Triangle: The Mexican Zone of Silence

Landlocked Bermuda Triangle: The Mexican Zone of Silence:

Of all the sites that are unexplained, the Bermuda Triangle is usually the first one that comes to mind. Located in the Caribbean, it is renowned for the ships and radio signals that have disappeared without explanation in recent years. Yet, there is another, perhaps lesser known region in which the inexplicable occurs. This location is referred to quite simply as Mexico’s Zone of Silence.

A Land Were Radio Signals Die

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At Least 119 Dead, 60 Pulled Alive From Rubble After Powerful Earthquake Rocks Central Mexico

At Least 119 Dead, 60 Pulled Alive From Rubble After Powerful Earthquake Rocks Central Mexico :

Update 8 (7:15 pm ET): Death toll from Mexico earthquake now at 119, according to state and city officials.

That makes it the deadliest to hit the country since the 1985 quake that, in an incredible coincidence, occurred exactly 32 years ago today, surpassing the death toll from another earthquake the shook the region less than two weeks ago.

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Update 7 (6:50 pm ET): Mexico City government says 30 dead in capital, bringing nationwide total to 94, according to AP.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said that the number of buildings that collapsed has risen to 44, and that between 50 and 60 people have been pulled alive from rubble.

Horrifying videos of buildings crumbling into piles of rubble continue to emerge on Twitter.

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Mexico Shaken By Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake, “Most Powerful Earthquake In A Century”, At Least 15 Dead

Probably just a ‘coincidence’:

“SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM: The debris from this week’s monster X9-class solar flare hit Earth’s magnetic field last night. The result: Northern Lights in the USA as far south as Arkansas. A severe (G4-class) geomagnetic storm on Sept. 8th sparked auroras so bright that, in parts of Scandinavia, traffic stopped as drivers pulled over to absorb the display. More storms are in the offing tonight and tomorrow as Earth moves through the wake of this potent CME.”

via http://spaceweather.com/

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Mexico Shaken By “Most Powerful Earthquake In A Century”, At Least 15 Dead: 

Southern Mexico was shaken late Thursday by an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 15 people, triggered a tsunami warning and was felt as far away as Mexico City . Despite the immense power of the tremor, which Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto described as “the most powerful earthquake in a century,” authorities said it had caused limited damage – but warned residents in affected areas to brace for aftershocks.

According to the Associated Press, the quake caused buildings to sway violently in Mexico’s capital more than 650 miles away from its epicenter. Residents fled buildings in their pajamas and gathered in frightened groups in the street.

While Mexico City avoided the widespread devastation of a 1985 quake that killed thousands, the tremor was strong enough to shatter windows at Mexico City airport and knock out power for one million residents, according to Reuters. For many, access has yet to be restored.

A number of buildings suffered severe damage in parts of southern Mexico. Some of the worst initial reports came from Juchitan in Oaxaca state, where sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and other buildings were reduced to rubble. The cornice of a hotel fell in the southern tourist city of Oaxaca, a witness told Reuters. The tremor was felt as far away as neighboring Guatemala.

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