Noticias: Sports, Wal-Mart fraud, and Gun Stats

Deportes – The Saltillo Sarape Makers passed the Monterrey Sultans for first place in the North Division of the Mexican League of Baseball by besting the Mexico City Red Devils 9-4.  The Veracruz Red Eagles hold a one game lead over the Tobasco Olmecs in the South. Internacional – Mexico’s attornery general started an investigation of Wal-Mart on allegations of bribery.  The attorney general’s investigation follows a New York Times report which alleges that Wal-Mart doled out $24 million in […]

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Deportes – Mexico’s U23 men’s soccer team is going to the London Olympics! After beating Canada 3-1 in the semifinal round, Mexico beat Honduras 2-1 in a largely meaningless match, as both teams had already qualified. In going undefeated through the qualifiers, Mexico outscored opponents by an astounding 16-3. Inmigración – The Christian Science Monitor reports that illegal immigration to the United States has dropped to a “net zero” state. With the US economy struggling and tough new laws in […]

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by Rich Peterson Tourism: Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism projects 52 million visitors in 2012. The Tourism Ministry expects a boost from interest in the end of the 13th b’ak’tun of the Mayan Long Count Calendar.  If the Ministry of Tourism is right, that would shatter the previous record of 22.6 million set in 2011.  Hopefully nobody’s too disappointed when the world doesn’t come to a cataclysmic end. Energy: Mexico needs it, too. According to Reuters, the United States and Mexico […]

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Caballo Blanco in the Copper Canyon

Mike Huckaby sent this alert about our mutual friend and soon-to-be-legendary character “Caballo Blanco”. The 2009 book “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall churns circles around the running shoe industry, and now this video catapults Caballo Blanco into unanticipated prominence. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIyEvomUz14

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Paragliding In Mexico?

¡Hola!, my name is Thomas and I am a german paragliding pilot. I visit Mexico from 17th till 25th of March. During this time I want to fly somewhere around Puebla. I read something about Valle de Bravo. Maybe there are some closer or better places to fly. Can you tell me where the best place to be is? To proof my insurance and membership in the German Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (DHV), I will take my national license […]

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