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Oct 12, 2011

Hurricane Jova crosses Mexico’s Pacific coast

PUERTO VALLARTA/MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) – Hurricane Jova made landfall as a Category Two storm on Mexico’s Pacific coast late on Tuesday, threatening one of the country’s busiest cargo ports and tourist resorts with high waves, heavy rain and flooding.

With top winds reaching 100 miles per hour (160 kph), Jova was about 65 miles (100 km) west-northwest of the port city of Manzanillo at 11:00 p.m. PDT (0600 GMT Wednesday), the U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

Oct 12, 2011

Hurricane Jova nears land on Mexico’s Pacific coast

PUERTO VALLARTA/MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) – Hurricane Jova neared landfall as a Category two storm on Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, threatening one of the country’s busiest cargo ports and tourist resorts with high waves, heavy rain and flooding.

With top winds reaching 100 miles per hour, Jova was about 60 miles west of the port city of Manzanillo at 11:00 p.m. EDT (0300 GMT Wednesday), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Oct 11, 2011

Hurricane Jova bears down on Mexican Pacific coast

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Hurricane Jova
bore down on the Pacific coast of Mexico on Tuesday threatening
to pound one of the country’s busiest cargo ports and tourist
resorts with destructive waves, heavy rainfall and flooding.

The Category 3 storm, with top winds reaching 115 miles per
hour (185 kph), was about 150 miles (235 km) southwest of the
port city of Manzanillo at 5 a.m. EDT/(0900 GMT), the U.S.
National Hurricane Center said.

Oct 11, 2011

Hurricane Jova bears down on Mexican Pacific coast

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Hurricane Jova
bore down on the Pacific coast of Mexico on Tuesday threatening
to pound one of the country’s busiest cargo ports and tourist
resorts with destructive waves, heavy rainfall and flooding.

The Category 3 storm, with top winds reaching 115 miles per
hour (185 kph), was about 150 miles (235 km) southwest of the
port city of Manzanillo at 5 a.m. EDT/(0900 GMT), the U.S.
National Hurricane Center said.

Oct 11, 2011

Hurricane Jova slows off Mexico’s Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Hurricane Jova weakened slightly on Monday night as it headed for one of Mexico’s busiest cargo ports and popular tourist resorts along the country’s Pacific coast.

The storm, with top winds reaching 120 miles per hour, was about 155 miles southwest of the port city of Manzanillo late on Monday, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.

Oct 10, 2011

Hurricane Jova speeds up near Mexico’s Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Hurricane Jova gained speed on Monday as it headed for one of Mexico’s busiest cargo ports and popular tourist resorts along the country’s beach-lined Pacific coast.

The storm, with top winds reaching 125 miles per hour, was about 220 miles southwest of the port city of Manzanillo at 1800 GMT, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.

Oct 7, 2011

Mexico’s Pemex does not see Repsol dividend changes

MEXICO CITY, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Mexico’s state oil monopoly
Pemexdoes not want to change the dividend policy of
Spanish energy firm Repsol that might harm current investment
plans, the company’s chief executive officer said on Thursday.

In August, Pemex announced it was doubling its stake in
Repsol and forming a voting alliance with the largest
shareholder, builder Sacyr , a move opposed by Repsol.

Oct 6, 2011

Police abuses rattle faith in Mexico’s drug war

MEXICO CITY/CIUDAD JUAREZ (Reuters) – Mexico is spending on its federal police forces like never before as it fights powerful drug cartels, trying to overcome a long history of corruption, abuse and incompetence.

For Antonia Renteria and for many others, the effort has failed.

Renteria accuses federal agents of torturing her two sons into false confessions in Ciudad Juarez on the U.S. border.

Oct 3, 2011

Guatemalans live in fear again as drug gangs move in

COBAN, Guatemala (Reuters) – Fifteen years after the end of a brutal civil war in Guatemala that sent tens of thousands of people fleeing to Mexico, refugees are again camping at the border.

But these days they are running from a new kind of conflict — the occupation by drug traffickers of large swathes of Guatemala’s territory.

Sep 22, 2011

Bustling Mexico port new front in drugs war

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Draped near 35 bodies dumped in broad daylight close to the busy port of Veracruz was an ominous message to Mexico’s most violent drug cartel.

“This is going to happen to all you Zeta shits operating in Veracruz,” read the banner found on Tuesday in the Boca del Rio shopping district of Veracruz. “The territory now has a new boss.”

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      "I cover commodities and general news in Mexico and Central America and as part of the team in Latin America reported on the outbreak of swine flu, a coup in Honduras and the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Before Mexico, I was based in Guatemala for two years."
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