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Magnitude 5.4 quake shakes Mexico City, no injuries or damage

A 15-year-old boy became this years first human case of plague in the nation, New Mexico Department of Health officials reported this week The teenage boy, of Torrance County in central New Mexico, was in a hospital in stable condition, according to a statement released by state authorities. El Informe Health officials said they are informing neighbors about plague found in the area and educating them on reducing their risks. Healthcare providers and others close to the patient David may also have been exposed, and are assessed to determine if they need preventive treatment, Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward said in a prepared statement. Plague is a bacterial disease that is generally transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, health officials said. It can also be transmitted by direct contact with infected animals, such as pets, rodents and other wildlife. Its unclear how the teenager contracted the potentially fatal disease, health officials said. In July in California, Los Angeles County health officials temporarily closed parts of Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood after they http://bgm.me/r/4216325 discovered that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for the disease.
More: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-ff-plague-new-mexico-20130815,0,7490724.story

MEXICO CITY Mexico may soon be welcoming home Sandra Avila Beltran, the so-called Queen of the Pacific, who gained infamy here after being accused, though never convicted, of being a rare female shot-caller in the drug world. The Mexican press, citing unnamed Mexican government sources Thursday, reported that Avila would probably be sent back to her native country very soon, perhaps before the end of the day. The 52-year-old was reportedly in a Texas detention center awaiting repatriation. She was arrested in 2007 on drug-trafficking charges in Mexico but was acquitted by a judge here. Last year, however, she was extradited to the United States, which accused her of conspiring to import cocaine. Also Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico In a deal with prosecutors, she pleaded guilty to one charge of being an accessory to a crime for helping hide her drug dealer boyfriend from authorities. A federal judge in July gave her credit for time served, setting her on the path back to Mexico.
More: http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-mexico-reputed-drug-queen-returning-home-20130815,0,1312697.story

Bernanke to pare back more.. a bond buying program that has fueled capital flows to countries with higher David yielding securities. Bernanke will probably reduce the central banks $85 billion in monthly bond purchases next month, according to 65 percent of economists surveyed by Bloomberg Aug. 9-13. The market is trying to take into account the probability that the Fed will begin tapering, or start to diminish its bond buys, is high, Ramon Cordova , a trader at Banco Base SA in San Pedro Garza Garcia, said in a telephone interview. The pesos decline today was the biggest among 24 major emerging-market currencies tracked by Bloomberg after the Indonesian Rupiah and Brazilian real.
More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-15/mexico-peso-drops-most-in-emerging-markets-as-fed-concern-mounts.html

A preliminary earthquake report from the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 6 miles (11 km) northeast of Ometepec in the western state of Guerrero, and 190 miles (305 km) south of Mexico City. "We've concluded standard examination, no damages or injuries," Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said on Twitter. Witnesses in the central Roma neighbourhood reported up to 20 seconds of moderate shaking. The Economy Ministry was evacuated, according to Reuters witnesses, and local television showed similar evacuations taking place across the city. Mexico City's airport said on Twitter there was no damage there.
More: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/16/uk-mexico-quake-idUKBRE97F0P020130816

Mexico City shaken by 5.3 magnitude earthquake, buildings evacuated

A preliminary earthquake report from the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 6 miles northeast of Ometepec in the western state of Guerrero, and 190 miles south of Mexico City. "We've concluded standard examination, no damages or injuries," Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said on Twitter. Witnesses in the central Roma neighborhood reported up to 20 seconds of moderate shaking. The Economy Ministry was evacuated, according to Reuters witnesses, and local television showed similar evacuations taking place across the city. Mexico City's airport said on Twitter there was no damage there.
More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/16/us-mexico-quake-idUSBRE97F0OV20130816

Mexico's President Enrique Pe Nieto Is Changing More Than Energy Reform

Mexico sits on huge reservoirs of oil and gas but needs a lot of investment and foreign expertise to find it and get it out of the ground. Oil has been a touchy political issue in Mexico, where the state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the oil that lies beneath Mexican soil and sea, are seen as part of national heritage. March 18th, the day in 1938 when President Lazaro Cardenas nationalized the oil industry and seized fields from U.S. and British companies is a national holiday. The fact that the law has a good chance of passing highlights the modern ambitions of most Mexicans.
More: http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/president-enrique-pea-nieto-changing-mexico-energy-reform/story?id=19967412