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Identifican a ex funcionarios de Pemex relacionados con soborno

LA JORNADA: La dirección jurídica de Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) efectuará las acciones legales conducentes que podrían derivar en la presentación de una denuncia ante la Procuraduría General de la República (PGR), para que se investigue y castigue el presunto soborno a funcionarios de la paraestatal para asignar en 2009 contratos a Hewlett-Packard (HP), durante la gestión de Jesús Reyes Heroles González-Garza en la petrolera.

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Si la Iglesia quiere cambiar debe denunciar a sacerdotes pederastas

LA JORNADA: Los gobiernos nacionales manifiestan "una actitud que deja mucho que desear" frente a las denuncias de los niños y niñas víctimas de curas pederastas, ya que las autoridades suelen alinearse con las respectivas conferencias episcopales de sus países y sólo acatan lo que éstas deciden ante las acusaciones, sostuvo la vicepresidenta del Comité de los Derechos del Niño, Sara Oviedo. Estas autoridades –incluido el Estado mexicano– "nunca toman partido por sus ciudadanos en estos casos y siempre aseguran la impunidad de los religiosos que cometen abusos sexuales".

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In Mexico, Artists Can Pay Taxes With Artwork

THE ATLANTIC: On a rainy Friday night in Mexico’s capital, Antonio ‘Gritón’ Ortiz poured himself a glass of tequila. Across the room, “The Girl from Ipanema” quietly seeped from a paint-splattered radio. “I’ll listen to almost any music while I’m working,” the 60-year-old artist said. “Like Yes! I really like Yes. The progressive rock band. You know them, right?” Water was boiling on the stove, and he poured it into a pre-packaged Korean noodle bowl. It was 10 p.m., time for dinner in Mexico. “I’ve been painting since I was 22, and not all of those years were easy,” he said. “But I do what I enjoy, and so far I’ve been able to make that work.”

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Son of Mexico drug lord turns informant

WASHINGTON POST: The son of one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug traffickers has been “flipped” by U.S. prosecutors as part of a plea deal in Chicago federal court, the U.S. Justice Department announced.

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Limes: Mexico's new green gold

CNN: Dressed in a white cowboy hat and shirt in the merciless sun, 63-year-old Juan Leana Malpica proudly pulls a branch down in his lime grove and cups a fruit. His limes, he says, set themselves apart by their juiciness. He has been growing the fruit for the last 12 years and has never experienced a time of such upheaval.

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Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico—Can They Be Kept Alive?

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Of the 143 native languages in Mexico, 60 are at risk of being silenced forever, linguists say. One language, Ayapenaco, is spoken fluently by just two elderly men who aren't even on speaking terms. Another indigenous language, Kiliwa, is spoken by only 36 people.

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