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Mexico moves to open oil resources

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Mexico's Senate approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.
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P: Senate of Mexico has approved, for the first time in 75 years, a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investments

 

P: Expected  to pass, it now moves to the lower house to be voted on

 

P, S: President Enrique Pena Nieto worte on Twitter that it was "a significant decision for Mexico"

 

P: The left-wing Democratic Revolution Party said it was a submission to US oil companies

 

E: 1938- President Lazaro Cardenas nationilzed the oil industry

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I: Interesting

E: Economic

S: Social

 

E,I: Ciudad Juarez produces eight homicides a day

I: Mexico's murder capital

E,S: Now led by young people, thousands are coming back

E: Violence went down to a quarter of its peak

I: "It's a different city" claims David Lujana, 31, just moved back a few months ago

P,E,I: The federal authorities are trying to gain contol of two Pacific states that are divided between vigilantes and gangs, while nationwide, prison breaks, grisly murders, and record-high kidnappings are still stealing the headlines

E: The nights no longer look like a war scene with a sunset curfew

I:"You can walk in the streets now" said Jesus Rodriguez, 25.

I: Many younger people are saying that it is becoming more interesting

E: A full recovery may not be where Ciudad Juarez is heading though

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Enormous earthquakes 'unrecorded’

Enormous earthquakes 'unrecorded’ | Haiti and Mexico - Victoria Shanoski | Scoop.it
The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say.
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P- Political

E- Economic

S- Social

NTK- Need To Know

 

E: Scientists hae said that more huge earthquakes have struck then previously thought

 

NTK: It's said that half of all earthquakes more than 8.5 in magnitude that hit in the 19th Century are missing from records

 

People should'nt be surprised the earthquake in Haiti, there was a similar one in the 18th Century

 

E, S: The earthquake that hit Haiti killed over 100,000 people

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Mexico radioactive material found

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Stolen radioactive material, cobalt-60, is found in Mexico, but officials warn the thieves may have been exposed to deadly radiation levels.
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P- Political

E- Economic

S- Social

NTK- Need To Know

 

E: Local officials said that dangerous radioactive medical material has been taken when a lorry was stolen

 

NTK: What is a lorry?

- A lorry is a large, heavy vehicle for transporting goods; a truck

 

E: The material- cobalt 60- was removed from a protective casing and abandoned nearby

 

NTK: What is cobalt 60?

- Cobalt 60 is a radioactive isotope with a mass of 60; a source of exceptionally intense gamma rays; used in radiation therapy

 

E: The theives may have been exposed to life-threatening radiation levels, but there is no health risk for local residents

 

E: The material and lorry were found close to where they had been taken near Mexico City

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Digital divide mars disaster relief

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Some of the countries most prone to natural disasters also have least access to life-saving communications and technology, a major study says.
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E- Economic

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S: A major study said that some of the countries most prone to natural disasters have the least access to life-saving communications and technologies

 

S: Access to these communications and technologies have a large impact on people preparing for, surving, and recovering from these disasters

 

S: Text messaging and Twitter saved many lives in a 2012 typhoon

 

S: Text messages delivered hurricane warnings in Haiti and a computerized barcode system to monitor the distribution of humanitarian supplies in Syria

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