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This manual appears to be an authentic manual published by the Mexican government. A translation of its contents can be found here (American source) and here (Mexican source). The pamphlet does appear to describe methods to illegally immigrate to the US and methods to avoid getting arrested once in the US, although it nominally discourages such action. ...


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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. (More specifically, the second and third quotes in the question are correct. The first quote is supported by secondary literature, but I cannot confirm a primary ...


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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 UNODC data. The migration push to the relative safety of the USA is not only coming from Mexico though, but also from other countries in Central America, with much ...


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Yes but it is being changed. There were a few well-publicized cases which caused public outrage and prompted changes. http://www.pbs.org/pov/presumedguilty/responses_weisselberg.php Mexico is poised to change its criminal justice system from one that presumes guilt at trial to one that presumes innocence, effective 2016. If this reform is ...


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Yes, these claims are true. The department of the Mexican government responsible for the integrity of the electoral process is Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) [National Electoral Institute]. My answer refers to their resources extensively. Going through the claims: "To vote in Mexico every eligible Mexican citizen has to have a [ID card]" The ...


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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”, quien se mantuvo asignado en la Zona Hotelera como encargado de los operativos y patrullajes policíacos. Ahora se sabe su doble función porque él es uno de los 9 ...


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The Center for Immigration Studies released a study in 2009 which makes the claim given in the question. Its claim was misquoted (as 57/76 instead of 57% of 76): It gives the source as the FBI Most Wanted For Murders List. The CIS study further stated that an overwhelming majority (35/43) of them were Mexican. Assuming that the list has not changed ...


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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.S. from 2000 to 2009 by Robert and John Warren. (Robert Warren was Director of Statistics at the INS, 1986 to 1995). According to Warren: In Warren (1997), ...


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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 kiosks, canine teams, and training for INAMI officials in the southern border region. It plans to spend at least $75 million in that area. The Department of ...


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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 terms of quantity of cut product. If product purity is taken into account however, shipping by package/air (supposedly directly from China, but this bit is ...


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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 (e.g., credible sources here, here, and many other places), but because "that is a projection, and other projections vary." These are worst case projections ...


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In 2013, data suggests that the Mexican population is estimated at 122.3 million mexicans. Graph source: Google. Number source: World Bank 25% of 122.3 million = 30,575,000 million immigrants. So, the claim is that there are 30m mexican immigrants in the States. Is it true? A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in ...


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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 research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health ...


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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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You seem to be mixing up two different things here. The bit about financial stability in your home country is only relevant to visitor visas. It's not really financial stability they're looking for, but ties. One of the common routes to illegal immigration to the US is to get a visitor visa and simply not go home. If you're young, from a place in the ...


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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 January, Americans purchased nearly $800 million worth of fentanyl pills directly from Chinese chemical labs over a two-year period. Taking advantage of the ...


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