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4 Women shot in downtown Mexico City

Mexico City, Apr 10 (EFE).- Four women were shot and wounded in an apparent robbery attempt as they walked through a business district in downtown Mexico City, but no arrests have been made, police spokesmen said. The shooting occurred around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday between Republica de Guatemala and Academia streets, Federal District Public Safety Secretariat spokesmen told Efe. Two individuals riding on a motorcycle opened fire on the women and then fled, police said, citing eyewitness accounts.

Mexico earns $1.44 bn from international tourism in January

Mexico City, Mar 12 (EFE).- Mexico earned $1.44 billion from international tourism in January, up 17.4 percent from the same month in 2013, when the figure came in at $1.22 billion, the Tourism Secretariat said. Tourists staying more than 24 hours in the country spent an average of $542 in January, a figure that was up 3.1 percent from the $525 spent in January 2013, the secretariat said in a statement, citing Bank of Mexico data.

Mexico City's new metro line to close for repairs

Mexico City, Mar 11 (EFE).- Officials in the Mexican capital on Tuesday announced the suspension of operations along a stretch of the metro's new No. 12 line to allow for repairs of structural defects. The decision to halt operations at midnight Wednesday on the elevated stretch of track from the Tlahuac station to Atlalilco is designed to guarantee the safety of riders, the director of the STC-Metro system, Joel Ortega, said.

Mexican capital aims to be No. 4 in world in use of bicycles

Mexico City, Feb 19 (EFE).- Mexico City will become the No. 4 city in the world in terms of bicycle use this year, with the number of users of the Public Bicycles System reaching 180,000 and 13.5 million trips being logged, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. Mancera unveiled the next phase of the EcoBici program on Tuesday, when the project marked its 4th anniversary.

Mexican writer Federico Campbell dies

Mexico City, Feb 16 (EFE).- Mexican writer Federico Campbell died from a cerebral hemorrhage, his son, Federico, told Efe. He was 72. Campbell, the author of "Infame turba" (1971) and the "Tijuanenses" series (1989), died on Saturday while being treated for influenza at a Mexico City hospital. The essayist, journalist, translator and editor came down with the flu two weeks ago and developed complications, his son said. Campbell, who was honorary president of the Tijuana Book Fair, founded the La Maquina de Escribir publishing house in 1972.

Mexican writer Federico Campbell dies

Mexico City, Feb 16 (EFE).- Mexican writer Federico Campbell died from a cerebral hemorrhage, his son, Federico, told Efe. He was 72. Campbell, the author of "Infame turba" (1971) and the "Tijuanenses" series (1989), died on Saturday while being treated for influenza at a Mexico City hospital. The essayist, journalist, translator and editor came down with the flu two weeks ago and developed complications, his son said. Campbell, who was honorary president of the Tijuana Book Fair, founded the La Maquina de Escribir publishing house in 1972.

Former Mexico City mayor says it is time to go in new direction

Toronto, Feb 4 (EFE).- Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said in an interview with Efe that it was time to "change the ship's course" because the policies implemented in Mexico over the past 20 years have failed, opening the way for the left to get a real shot at power in 2018. Ebrard, who is in Toronto at the invitation of the Canadian Council for the Americas, or CCA, said he was "absolutely" willing to be the left's candidate in Mexico's 2018 presidential election.

Former Mexico City mayor says it is time to go in new direction

Toronto, Feb 4 (EFE).- Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said in an interview with Efe that it was time to "change the ship's course" because the policies implemented in Mexico over the past 20 years have failed, opening the way for the left to get a real shot at power in 2018. Ebrard, who is in Toronto at the invitation of the Canadian Council for the Americas, or CCA, said he was "absolutely" willing to be the left's candidate in Mexico's 2018 presidential election.

Mexican labor secretary mugged at upscale shopping center

Mexico City, Jan 21 (EFE).- Mexican Labor Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida was mugged as he entered a luxury shopping center in Mexico City's upscale Polanco neighborhood, Federal District Attorney Rodolfo Rios said. "Yes, a watch was stolen. Obviously, I am not going to comment on the brand of watch. The secretary has given a statement about what happened and, obviously, we are investigating," Rios said in a press conference. The incident occurred on Sunday evening, when Navarrete went to the shopping center without his bodyguards.

Mexican labor secretary mugged at upscale shopping center

Mexico City, Jan 21 (EFE).- Mexican Labor Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida was mugged as he entered a luxury shopping center in Mexico City's upscale Polanco neighborhood, Federal District Attorney Rodolfo Rios said. "Yes, a watch was stolen. Obviously, I am not going to comment on the brand of watch. The secretary has given a statement about what happened and, obviously, we are investigating," Rios said in a press conference. The incident occurred on Sunday evening, when Navarrete went to the shopping center without his bodyguards.
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