Tag Archives: Mexico

Hurricane Paula Threatens Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico – Hurricane Paula headed for a near pass along the southern coast of Mexico’s resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday, and then was expected to move toward the western end of Cuba. The Category 2 storm, with maximum sustained

Hermine lashes south Texas, 3 other storms possible

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Hermine barely maintained its tropical storm status on Tuesday as 40 mile per hour winds kept lashing south Texas and the storm moved further inland about 15 miles south-southeast of San Antonio, Texas, the

Earthquakes hit Philippines, Mexico, Pakistan China and Indonesia

Strong earthquake jolts western Philippines Seismologists say a strong offshore earthquake has rocked the western Philippines and was felt in Manila and nearby areas. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

Mexico hit by lowest rainfall in 68 years

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico is suffering from its driest year in 68 years, killing crops and cattle in the countryside and forcing the government to slow the flow of water to the crowded capital. Below-average rainfall since last year

Greenpeace pressures North America leaders on climate

Greenpeace activists climbed a main monument in the Mexican City of Guadalajara Saturday in a bid to push climate change up the agenda of talks between North American leaders here this weekend. President Felipe Calderon will host Canadian Prime Minister

Treatment resistant swine flu detected in US

Health officials said they had found cases of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu along the US border with Mexico, as India and South Africa announced their first deaths from the A(H1N1) virus. “We have found resistance to Tamiflu on the border. We

7,500 Mexicans evacuate; flooding shuts oil wells

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials have evacuated 7,500 people and are keeping oil wells shut in Veracruz due to severe flooding from heavy rains along Mexico’s Gulf coast. The state’s top civil protection official, Ranulfo Marquez, says large sections of

Mexico to host World Environment Day in June 2009

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Mexico will host the next World Environment Day in June 2009, the head of the UN Environment Program said here Monday, praising the country’s efforts to tackle climate change.

Hurricane Ike destroys 49 oil platforms in Gulf

WASHINGTON – At least 49 offshore oil platforms, all with production of less than 1,000 barrels a day, were destroyed by Hurricane Ike as it raced across the Gulf of Mexico, and some may not be rebuilt, the Interior Department

Mexico suffers in tomato scare

Mexican farmers say they are being unfairly affected by Salmonella fears over tomatoes in the US. The US Food and Drug Administration is still searching for the source of an outbreak that has affected 17 states. David Campanale reports.