Rise of synthetic opioid fentanyl leads to exodus of Mexico’s poppy farmers
16 April 2020 | 1:12 pm
In Mexico, poppy farming and the production of opium paste – heroin's main ingredient – have long been the main source of revenue for many impoverished rural communities. But this is no longer the case, with both organised crime and addicts now turning to fentanyl – a cheap, ultraconcentrated and synthetic opioid – as their drug of choice. Our Mexico correspondents Laurence Cuvillier and Matthieu Comin report from Guerrero State, where a rural exodus is underway.
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The United States Geological Survey reported the quake was of a magnitude 7.0, felt as far away as Mexico City from its epicenter near Acapulco. At least one person died in the state of Guerrero.
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At least 17 patients died after floods swept through a hospital in central Mexico, disrupting the power supply and oxygen therapy, authorities said Tuesday. The facility in the town of Tula in Hidalgo state was inundated after a river overflowed following heavy rain, the government said on Twitter.
14 Sep 2021
Mexico's Supreme Court has declared that penalizing abortion is unconstitutional. Women's health and human rights advocates have lauded the ruling.
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A huge earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, leaving at least one person dead and shaking buildings in the capital several hundred kilometers away.
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Mexico's Supreme Court has voted unanimously to declare the criminalization of abortion unconstitutional. Up to now, abortion has been legal in Mexico City and three other states in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, while elsewhere, the procedure was only permitted in cases of rape.
19 Sep 2021
Palm trees bend in the wind and waves crash on the coast of Los Cabos as Hurricane Olaf, weakened to a Category One storm, sweeps through Mexico's Baja California peninsula while the disaster-prone country recovers from a 7.1-magnitude earthquake and major flooding.
20 Sep 2021
Migrants, many of them Haitian, cross the Rio Grande from Mexico heading towards the US border city of Del Rio, as Texas State Troopers watch on. Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano had told reporters there were over 14,000 migrants "waiting to be detained." Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano had told reporters there were over 14,000 migrants "waiting to be detained."
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About 6.8 million people took part in an earthquake drill in Mexico City as part of a civil protection exercise and to remember the victims of the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes.
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Mexico is presenting itself as the new champion of Latin American integration. To do that, it appears willing to embrace the continent's isolated autocratic leftist leaders. But it's a risky move.
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More than 12,000 migrants are camped under the Del Rio bridge between Mexico and Texas. Many of them have had to cross back into Mexico for food and drinking water. US Border Patrol has now said it will bar anyone from reentering if they return to Mexico.
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US President Joe Biden sends his best wishes as Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence, saying that both countries have learned that they are stronger when they "stand together as neighbors, partners and friends."
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"This is the tip of the iceberg," says the spokesperson of a shelter in Monterrey, northern Mexico, as increasing numbers of migrants -- mainly Haitians -- arrive in the area after the dismantling of camps near the border with the United States.
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