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  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • Penon Woman

    12/17/2006 4:21:22 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies · 1,763+ views
    Penon WomanPenon WomanScientists in Britain have identified the oldest skeleton ever found on the American continent in a discovery that raises fresh questions about the accepted theory of how the first people arrived in the New World. The skeleton's perfectly preserved skull belonged to a 26-year-old woman who died during the last ice age on the edge of a giant prehistoric lake which once formed around an area now occupied by the sprawling suburbs of Mexico City. Scientists from Liverpool's John Moores University and Oxford's Research Laboratory of Archaeology have dated the skull to about 13,000 years old, making it...
  • A powerful earthquake is shaking buildings in Mexico City

    02/16/2018 3:57:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 67 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | AP
    happening now. USGS shows it as 7.5 M 7.5 - 2km SE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico no tsunami warning as yet breaking
  • Interlocked Spiral of Ancient Skeletons Unearthed in Mexico City

    02/02/2018 12:38:43 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 35 replies
    livescience.com ^ | February 2, 2018 | Megan Gannon
    Modern-day Mexico City is built on top of centuries of previous settlements, so it's not unusual for ancient tombs to occasionally be uncovered beneath the city's streets. It is, however, strange to find 10 ancient skeletons arranged in a spiral with their bodies interlocked, as archaeologists recently did. The 2,400-year-old burial was discovered during salvage excavations of an ancient village beneath the campus of the Pontifical University of Mexico, in southern Mexico City, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced.
  • Northwest Immigrant Activist Says She Faces Deportation

    01/16/2018 12:04:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 16, 2018
    SEATTLE - A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation. Maru Mora-Villalpando, a native of Mexico City who has been in the U.S. for more than 25 years, said Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has given her a notice to appear before an immigration judge. She says she believes ICE is targeting her because of her activism. She leads an organization called Northwest Detention Center Resistance, which was created in 2014 when detainees at the privately run immigration detention facility in Tacoma began a series of hunger strikes to protest...
  • 7.1 earthquake rocks Mexico City, central Mexico

    09/19/2017 1:10:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:58 PM ET, Tue September 19, 2017 | By Steve Almasy, CNN
    A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said. Preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, according to the USGS. It was felt in the center of Mexico City, which is only about 75 miles (121 km) from the epicenter. The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 miles (51 km). There were no immediate reports of injuries. The governor of Puebla said on Twitter that there were reports of damaged buildings....
  • Mexico City airport suspends operations following 7.1 magnitude earthquake

    09/19/2017 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    www.ktuu.com ^ | 09-19-2017 | Staff
    The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 2:55 a.m. Mexico City's international airport says it has suspended operations due to the magnitude 7.1 quake that shook the central part of the country. The airport says in a tweet that airport personnel are checking the structures for damage. It's not immediately clear how many flights have been affected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. ___ 2:45 p.m. Mexican television stations are showing dramatic images a several...
  • Major Quake: Mexico City

    09/19/2017 11:33:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 102 replies
    AP ^ | 19 SEP 17 | staff
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue. Mexico's seismological agency calculated its preliminary magnitude at 6.8 and said its center was east of the city in the state of Puebla. Pictures fell from walls and objects were shaken off of flat surfaces. Some people dove for cover under desks. Earlier in the day buildings across the...
  • Firm Behind Trump Dossier Hired by Planned Parenthood to Smear Videomakers

    06/27/2017 5:45:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    In the summer of 2015, Center for Medical Progress (CMP) began releasing its undercover videos exposing alleged profiteering on the part of Planned Parenthood and its partners in the biomedical fetal tissue procurement industry. The shocking videos forced America’s largest abortion provider into rapid defense mode, and smearing undercover journalist David Daleiden and his group became a top priority of Planned Parenthood. The group hired Fusion GPS to perform a forensic evaluation on CMP’s videos, the results of which were reported at Politico in August of 2015 with the headline, “Report for Planned Parenthood Finds Sting Videos Manipulated.”
  • Trump’s Expansion of Mexico City Policy Is a Major Victory in Protecting Life

    05/20/2017 8:31:54 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    Dailty Signal ^ | 05/17/2017 | Rep. Chris Smith
    Someday, future generations of Americans will look back on us and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to protect and enhance vulnerable human life, could have instead so aggressively promoted death to children by abortion—both here and overseas. They will note that we prided ourselves on our commitment to human rights, while precluding virtually all protection to the most persecuted minority in the world today—unborn children. And they will demand to know why dismembering a child with sharp knives, pulverizing an infant with powerful suction devices, or chemically...
  • Russia sends hit squad to kill renegade colonel who gave up Anna Chapman spy ring

    11/11/2010 6:02:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Nov. 11, 2010 | Andrew Osborn
    The man, named as Colonel Scherbakov, worked for Russia's SVR foreign intelligence service, a successor agency to the KGB, where he oversaw a top- secret programme to dispatch long-term sleeper agents or "illegals" to the United States. Russian intelligence sources told the Kommersant newspaper that he was the traitor who had given the FBI the names of the ten sleeper agents who made up the ring, including glamorous spy Anna Chapman. In at least one case, he is even said to have taken part in an interrogation. In an echo of the Cold War, a Kremlin source was quoted as...
  • Mexico City's Plan To Fight Sexual Assault: Whistles On The Subway

    10/22/2016 8:11:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    NPR Morning Edition ^ | October 21, 20164:35 AM ET | Carrie Kahn
    Mexico City’s Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera is handing out plastic whistles. A half-million of them. At three bucks a pop, he’s hoping that women will use the whistles to scare off harassers on the packed public transportation system. When the plan was announced this summer, it received a flurry of scathing criticism and mocking memes on social media. But city officials are moving forward and have been handing out the whistles by the thousands at subway and bus stops. […] So far, the critics of the whistle plan have been making the most noise. Since he began handing out the...
  • Trump considers last-minute meeting in Mexico with the country’s president

    08/30/2016 5:58:20 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 149 replies
    Donald Trump is considering jetting to Mexico City on Wednesday for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, just hours before he delivers a high-stakes speech in Arizona to clarify his views on immigration policy, according to people in the United States and Mexico familiar with the discussions. The possibility, which was hatched in recent days by Trump and his campaign advisers, comes after Trump has wavered for weeks on whether he would continue to hold his hard-line positions on the central and incendiary issue of his campaign, in particular his call to deport an estimated 11 million immigrants...
  • Donald Trump Responds to PGA Move to Mexico: ‘Hope They Have Kidnapping Insurance’

    06/02/2016 10:59:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 87 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is responding to the PGA moving the 2017 World Golf Championship to Mexico instead of holding it at Trump Doral in Miami. “They move the World Golf Championships from Miami to Mexico City,” Trump commented. “They moved the PGA Tour, moved the World Golf Championships from Miami, where they’re furious to Mexico City.” “If I become your president, this stuff is all going to stop,” Trump added. He went on to criticize the U.S. economy for being taken advantage of by Mexico.
  • Biden In Mexico: "I Almost Feel Obliged To Apologize" For GOP Rhetoric

    02/26/2016 9:21:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday in Mexico City, Vice President Joe Biden apologized for the Republican presidential candidates rhetoric on the campaign trail about Mexico and Mexican immigrants.
  • The TAILOR OF VIRTUE SPEAKS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/21/2015 2:14:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-21-15 | Holy Spirit ,bible
    Organization of delight is here this day, The Body of Christ coming together to form The Bride, lock in and stay, Fear and Doubt is not part of this wardrobe, The Tailor of Virtue has bought this design of Virtue and this dress is sold, Bringing it together with the thread of Unity, Every part of The Body, All in agreement to walk down the isle and meet The Groom, A picture of Delight and The Bride is swooned, So in love with her Boaz and King! She begins to sing ~ ~ ~ The Song of The Lamb and...
  • Decapitated victims discovered at excavation in Mexico

    08/21/2015 5:53:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Spero News ^ | 8/21/15 | Martin Barillas
    Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History announced that archaeologists have found the macabre remains of human sacrifice left behind by Mexico's Aztec ancestors.Known as a tzompantli, the archaeologists found a structure that consists of a rack of the skulls of human sacrificial victims that was once part of a temple complex in Tenochtitlan - the capital of the Aztecs that is now Mexico City.he tzompantli was found on Calle Guatemala, a street that runs at the eastern end of the Metropolitan Cathedral in the modern city's central square. According to El Universal - a Mexican daily - researchers found...
  • Massive Human Skull Rack Found at Aztec Temple

    08/21/2015 3:14:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    Discovery ^ | Rossella Lorenzi
    Found on the western side of what was once the Templo Mayor complex in Tenochtitlan, in modern Mexico City, the partially unearthed skull rack was likely built between 1485 and 1502 and may have been about 112 feet (34 meters) long and 40 feet (12 meters) wide. Mostly belonging to young adult men, but also to women and children, several of the unearthed skulls feature holes on both sides, suggesting they belonged to a tzompantli. This was a rack on which the skulls of sacrificed people were arranged on wooden poles and displayed... To make the scene even more horrifying,...
  • 'Roswell Alien' Photo Revealed as Mummified Boy

    06/24/2015 11:54:12 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    http://news.discovery.com ^ | Benjamin Radford | May 14, 2015
    Earlier this month at a UFO conference in Mexico City two photographs claimed to have been found in a trunk in Sedona and depicting an alien body that crashed in Roswell in 1947 were revealed. The images, which have created a buzz among UFO believers, depict a small human-shaped figure with an enlarged head—apparently in a display case with an unreadable placard, oddly enough. Low-resolution images had been circulating for some time, and several skeptical researchers (including myself here on Discovery News, I modestly note) identified the “Roswell alien” as a mummified child.
  • Aztec carvings tell story of cosmic battle

    02/20/2012 6:32:14 AM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 2-9-2012
    A total of 23 pre-Columbian stone plaques dating back over 550 years were discovered by archaeologists in front of the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan in Mexico City, with carvings illustrating Aztec myths including the birth of the god of war Huitzilopochtli. The sculpted images are carved on slabs of tezontle (a volcanic rock) and feature depictions of serpents, captives and warriors. They also feature other figures relating to the mythological origins of Aztec civilization. The stone carvings focus on the myths of Huitzilopochtli’s birth and the beginning of the Holy War. Raul Barrera from the National Institute of Anthropology and...