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An extract of UNAM’s super chayote proves successful in fighting cancer

Biologist says it is as effective as one common chemotherapy treatment

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments are accustomed to cocktails of chemicals designed to combat malignant tumor cells, but now a Mexican scientist has developed a chayote-based alternative.

It took cellular biologist Edelmiro Santiago Osorio and his team at the Zaragoza Higher Studies School (FES) of the National Autonomous University (UNAM) a decade of research and trials to prove the effectiveness of their hybrid chayote as tumor-fighting agent.

Chayotes, also known as pear squash or mirliton, are eaten around the world, but Santiago explained that the varieties found in stores and markets would be of no use in the fight against cancer.

“We would have to eat many kilograms of market chayotes to obtain the effect we get from the hybrid,” he said.

Santiago’s chayote is the result of combining two wild varieties found in Mexico, and it becomes antitumoral after it is processed to obtain a raw extract.

He claimed that his chayote extract is 1,000 times more potent than what could be obtained from common chayote varieties, and is as effective as cytarabine, a chemotherapy medication used to treat several types of cancer.

Santiago and his team used mice to test the chayote extract and found that it greatly inhibited the proliferation of some cancer-producing cell lines.

After creating his hybrid chayote strain, Santiago is now looking to create and fund a business that can grow it commercially to bring his “super chayote” to market.

Santiago remarked that the goal of the fight against cancer is not to have a single cure-all molecule or substance, but to gather an arsenal: “We must find the way to attack the tumoral cell at different stages of its development with different molecules.”


Earthquake uncovers ancient Aztec temple hidden inside pyramid in Mexico

The magnitude 7.1 quake struck the Teopanzolco pyramid, in the city of Cuernavaca, just south of Mexico City and in doing so exposed an intriguing secret that …The Sun

Secret Aztec temple discovered hidden INSIDE an ancient Mexican pyramid

A MEXICO pyramid has been hiding a secret Aztec temple for over 800 years – and incredibly archaeologists only discovered the incredible find after an …Express

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Mike Pompeo meets Mexico’s president-elect Obrador | Mexico News

Mexico’s outgoing president has told the visiting US secretary of state that Washington must quickly reunite families that were separated at the US-Mexico border …

Trump sends top team to meet Mexican president-elect

US President Donald Trump sent a team of top officials to Mexico on Friday to meet with President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment …Daily Mail

Two gold medals for Mexico today at World U20 Championships

Mexican athletes won gold in the women’s 10000-meter race walk and the men’s high jump at the IAAF championships in Tampere, Finland.Mexico News Daily

Hundreds saved by advance warning of commercial center’s collapse

Advance warning of the partial collapse of a commercial center in southern Mexico City yesterday saved the lives of hundreds of people, according to a report …Mexico News Daily

Mexico opposes U.S. plan to make it take asylum seekers -document, source

MEXICO CITY, July 12 (Reuters) – Mexico is opposed to a U.S. request to make people seeking asylum in the United States apply in Mexico instead, according …The Yucatan Times

Former leaders meet to decide PRI rescue strategy after punishing vote

After its crushing defeat at the polls July 1, the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party gathered 10 former leaders to start devising a rescue strategy…Mexico News DailY

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AMLO’s austerity plan includes 50% pay cut for lawmakers, slashing…

President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has begun outlining a strict austerity plan that Mexico’s next government intends to implement when it takes office …Mexico News Daily

Natural gas production even more critical than gasoline: regulator

Mexico should produce more of its own natural gas to reduce dependence on imports from the United States, says the National Hydrocarbons Commission.Mexico News Daily


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Mexican wolves: Eight-cub litter delights Mexico City zoo

A zoo in Mexico City is thrilled to be the home of an unusually large litter of Mexican wolves…BBC News

Trump referred to Mexico’s incoming leader as ‘Juan Trump,’ former White House official says

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said it has taken the news of the purported nickname “with a grain of salt.”…Washington Post

Mexico: 40% of country is paralyzed by violence, says new chief of staff

Alfonso Romo, who’ll work under the new incoming president known as Amlo, says chronic insecurity has gripped the country.The Guardian

Moment massive blast rips through Mexico fireworks factory killing 24 as ground ‘shakes like an e

Grieving emergency personnel in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec carried the caskets of four comrades through the town’s streets today as authorities …The Sun

U.S. and Mexico discussing a deal that could slash migration at the border

MEXICO CITY — While President Trump regularly berates Mexico for “doing nothing” to stop illegal migration, behind the scenes the two governments are …Washington Post

Mexico Could Make History By Treating CBD Like A Supplement, As It Should Be

As Mexico pivots toward medical marijuana, certain rules could help make the non-intoxicating “miracle” compound as easy to buy as vitamins or minerals.Forbes Now


Breeding program releases 40,000 young totoaba in Sea of Cortés

It’s part of a project to recover totoaba and vaquita porpoise populations

As the number of vaquita porpoises declines in the Sea of Cortés, could the totoaba, another endemic and threatened species from that part of Mexico, be on the road to recovery?

More than 40,000 young totoaba were released in the Sea of Cortés this week at Santispac beach in the municipality of Mulegé. It was the fourth recorded release since 2015, but the La Paz-based non-governmental organization Earth Ocean Farms has been successfully breeding the fish species in captivity since 2013.

The organization is collaborating with the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat (Semarnat), the National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (Conapesca) and the government of Baja California state on a totoaba breeding and release program.

Conapesca chief Mario Aguilar said that totoaba repopulation is part of a plan whose goal is the full recovery of the vaquita porpoise and finding alternatives for commercial fishermen in the upper Sea of Cortés.

Semarnat chief Rafael Pacchiano explained that the release was part of a 2018 strategy to recover totoaba and vaquita populations.

“What we’re after is to control the illegal trafficking of totoaba through its sustainable exploitation, helping the towns of the upper Sea of Cortés,” he said.

The breeding in captivity of the species is to be extended to include the fishing towns of San Felipe in Baja California Sur and Santa Clara, Sonora. Pacchiano announced in February that Semarnat would set up three fish farms and provide them with a total of 300,000 totoaba offspring.

The project also includes the training of local fishermen in the breeding of the fish.

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You need Mexico car insurance because it’s required and US /Canadian insurance coverage stops at the Mexican border. Every year Mexico implements stricter laws for uninsured motorists, meaning not having it can cost you money due to damage/loss to your vehicle, fines and more
When you drive your car to Mexico, travel with complete peace of mind, by being properly insured. Your U.S. or Canadian insurance policy, however comprehensive, won’t cover you in Mexico, but affordable insurance is available…

Mexican Auto insurance You Can Trust if you ever get into an accident in Mexico

Insuring Your Car in Mexico
Although your U.S./Canadian car insurance policy may be comprehensive, and might also extend some limited damage coverage in Mexico, you will still need to purchase policy that is legally valid in Mexico.
U.S. and Canadian auto insurance policies, however comprehensive, hold no legal jurisdiction in Mexico. This means that you must buy separate insurance cover for your car while you’re driving in Mexico if you want to travel with complete peace of mind.

If you are driving your car improperly insured in Mexico and you become involved in an accident it will, at best, cost you a lot of money and, at worst, leave you imprisoned in a Mexican jail house. Presenting a U.S. or Canadian auto insurance policy will be of no use because these documents have no legal or actual force in Mexico, and the companies backing them will not settle any claim arising when you or your car are situated south of the border.
Drivers who are involved in serious accidents in Mexico are usually arrested pending investigation. If you are not properly insured in Mexico and become involved in a serious accident—even if it’s not your fault—these procedures will likely place a great deal of stress and financial burden upon you.
This guide explains how insurance works in Mexico and how to go about buying the additional insurance protection you need to ensure that you, your passengers, and your vehicle are properly insured when driving on Mexican soil and that, in the event of a serious accident, you are properly covered by a legally-valid and adequate insurance policy.
Mexican Auto Insurance
Mexican Law stipulates that only insurance companies which are licensed in Mexico can provide the type of auto insurance coverage that is recognized and accepted by Mexico’s legal system.
A few U.S.-based insurance companies will extend physical damage coverage on cars and RVs while they are situated in Mexico, but they cannot and do not provide Mexican liability insurance. So, although these policies may cover your damage, they will not cover your liability to others in Mexico. This is why a special insurance policy is absolutely necessary to be properly insured in Mexico.
Mexican Insurance Companies
Mexican Law also stipulates that liability insurance must be purchased from a licensed Mexican company, so your auto insurance policy necessarily needs to be issued by one of Mexico’s insurance companies, or through a broker in the U.S./Canada working in conjuction with a Mexican insurance company.
Who’s Insuring You?
Buyers purchasing insurance for their car in Mexico are often times misled by believing that they can rely on the broker, rather than the Mexican Insurance Company, to properly handle any claim that may arise during their stay in Mexico.
The insurance company underwriting your policy is much more important than the Broker that sells you the policy.
As all insurance policies are sold through brokers, it’s important to know which insurance company (or companies) are underwriting the policies being sold to you by the broker. Click here to read more  Click here to get your free quotes


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