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Is slime mold eaten in Mexico as a dish called "feces of the moon"?

Enteridium lycoperdon, a slime mold, is consumed by certain populations in Mexico and has the common name "caca de luna." Fuligo septica, another slime mold, is also consumed in Mexico. (...
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Is Mexico one of the "highest crime Nations in the world"?

For overall crime, Mexico does not have the highest crime rate. For intentional homicide rate specifically, which may be what the claim is most concerned about, Mexico is number 23, according to ...
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Are some police in Mexico acting as hired killers?

I don't have overall numbers, but I do have at least one good example: Desde la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública municipal emergió José Daniel Rivera García, (a) “Zafiro”, sicario de “Los Zetas”, ...
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Did most Mexicans who are in the U.S. illegally, enter through legal means?

There are two reasons to believe that less than 17% of illegally-present Mexicans entered using visas but overstayed. First is the article Review of the Declining Numbers of Visa Overstays in the U....
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Is Mexico building a southern border wall that the United States is helping to pay for?

From page 15 of U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation: The Mérida Initiative and Beyond The State Department has provided $15 million in equipment and training assistance, including NII equipment, mobile ...
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Does most illegal fentanyl sold in the US come through Mexico?

I suspect that might be based on estimates using as proxy the US seizures of fentanyl at borders (points of entry more precisely). If we use that method, the claim is only nominally correct, i.e. in ...
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Could COVID-19 infect ~78 million Mexicans?

That 78 million figure out of 128 million is consistent with the 40% to 70% worst case estimates for coronavirus infection rates. PolitiFact rates this as half true, not so much because it's half true ...
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Are there hundreds of thousands of US citizens living in Mexico illegally?

Yes, these are official Mexican government numbers. The numbers probably refer to the number of American born citizens living in Mexico that don't hold Mexican citizenship. That doesn't mean they're ...
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Is a reasonable prediction that by the end of summer there would be ~45,000 deaths in Mexico?

The reference given is a bit vague. There is an organisation at the University of Washington called the IHME The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health ...
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Does most illegal fentanyl sold in the US come through Mexico?

These articles (especially the second) are writen from a religious-based viewpoint, but the magazine's news facts tend to be researched and accurate. According to a Senate report released in ...
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Is Mexico building a southern border wall that the United States is helping to pay for?

No, it's building a metaphor. From the linked source: Amid talk ..., Mexico itself has an invisible wall along its southern border with Central America as migrants head north. (invisible wall)
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