Bruno Figueroa The author is Mexico’s ambassador to Korea. Mexico and Korea have built a robust friendship for the future over the past sixty years. Formal relations were established in 1962, but the ties between our peoples go back more than a hundred years to the first Korean migration to Mexico in 1905. Furthermore, in 2022, we honored and remembered those forgotten soldiers of Mexican origin who bravely fought in the Korean War. The relationship between the two countries has grown stronger, reflecting the maturity of our strategic partnership built in over the past six decades. The bilateral economic relation is the pillar of our partnership, as seen in the trade volume that surpassed $20 billion in 2021. In only three years, Korea has become Mexico’s third largest trade partner and one of our main foreign investors. Both governments restarted negotiations in March toward a free trade agreement. The current relationship goes beyond the realm of economics, as it is being … [Read more...] about Welcome to mariachi, the soul of Mexico!
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DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with killing 22 women in the Dallas area is set to be tried in the death of one of them after being convicted of capital murder in the death of another earlier this year. The capital murder trial of Billy Chemirmir, 49, in the death of 87-year-old Mary Brooks is scheduled to begin Monday in Dallas. He received a sentence of life in prison without parole after being found guilty in April in the smothering death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. If convicted in Brooks' death, he'll receive a second sentence of life in prison without parole. He maintains his innocence. His first trial in Harris’ death ended in a mistrial last November when the jury deadlocked. In the years following his arrest in 2018, police across the Dallas area reexamined the deaths of other older people that had been considered natural — even though families raised alarm bells about missing jewelry. Four indictments were added this summer. In a video interview with police, Chemirmir … [Read more...] about Suspect in killings of 22 elderly Texans goes on trial again
Two young rowers have died after lightning appeared to strike a lake in Florida. Gavin Christman and Langston Rodriguez-Sane, aged 12 and 13, were rowing with three other children when their boat capsized in Lake Fairview, Orlando earlier this month. Police are still investigating but it is believed a lightning strike may have been behind the tragedy. Three of the youngsters were treated at the scene, although 13-year-old Gavin was missing after the incident. His body was found a day later by the emergency services. Meanwhile, Langston, 12, was rushed to A&E but sadly died in hospital, officials confirmed yesterday. A GoFundMe page set up for Gavin and Langston's families said: "The world lost two of its brightest lights as Gavin Christman and Langston Rodriguez-Sane were involved in a tragic lightning strike accident in Orlando, Florida, on September 15, 2022. Langston was rushed to A&E but later died in hospital ( Image: gofundme) "During a … [Read more...] about Two boys, 12 and 13, killed after ‘lightning strike’ at lake capsizes their rowboat
A fire that led to a man falling to his death from a tower block is thought to have been caused by an electric bike , say investigators. It is believed the man climbed out of a window in an attempt to escape the blaze in Bristol on Sunday, and then fell. Emergency services were called to the fire on the top floor of Twinnell House on Wills Drive, off Stapleton Road shortly after 2.15am. Eight people were treated in hospital, and one continues to receive treatment for minor burns. Around 90 residents were evacuated and a rest centre was set up at St Nicholas Of Tolentino RC Church at Lawfords Gate. The blaze, seen here, was on the top floor of the building Bristol City Council housing officers are continuing to provide support to those affected. Wills Drive has now reopened, the tower block has been declared safe and the cordon lifted. Avon Fire and Rescue area manager Steve Quinton, who conducted the fire investigation, said the fire prevention measures, … [Read more...] about Fire that killed man as he tried to escape burning building ‘sparked by e-bike’
The reaction by the former president is very inappropriate. The BAI explained to him the need for his answers to the written questions before concluding the case on October 14. Lee Dae-joon, the fisheries official, went missing in September 2019 while on a routine patrol in the waters and was slaughtered by the North Korean sailors. But no evidence was found to prove the government’s rescue effort. Instead, Lee was stigmatized as a defector and killed by the North Korean navy. To solve all the mystery behind his death, the Yoon Suk-yeol administration must first find the truth as the family of the official wants. Moon reportedly blamed the BAI for a “very rude act” against him. But the watchdog’s questioning of a former president on paper is not unprecedented. During the Kim Young-sam administration, the BAI sent a letter of questions to past presidents Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae-woo over the suspicious construction of a dam near the DMZ and a defense corruption scandal, respectively. … [Read more...] about Moon must comply with the BAI’s request
A world-renowned and highly experienced American ski mountaineer is missing after plunging off the side of a mountain in Nepal's Himalayas. Hilaree Nelson, 49, descended from the 27,000ft Manaslu mountain on skis on Monday when she crashed just below the summit. “The duo reached the true summit of Manaslu at 11.30am local time and about 15 minutes later I got a call from our staff at Base Camp that her ski blade skidded off and [she] fell off the other side of the peak,” Jiban Ghimire, managing director of Shangri-La Nepal Trek, the guiding company that was working with Nelson told Outside Magazine. Also on Monday, an avalanche lower down the same mountain killed a Nepali climber and injured 14, according to Nepal’s tourism department. On the same day one person was killed and more than a dozen injured ( Image: North Face) Manaslu in Nepal is the world’s eighth highest mountain and the search for the mother of two from Telluride, Colorado, has been very tricky … [Read more...] about Mum-of-two plunges off huge 27,000ft mountain in Himalayas after skidding off
T here is added enthusiasm in the celebration of Kolkata’s Durga Puja after its inclusion as the 14th entry from India in UNESCO’s ‘Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ last December. But like most major festivals, Durga Puja is not just a cultural extravaganza; it is an economic lifeline for West Bengal. But do we have reasons to be rejuvenated? Durga Puja is a gigantic event and an opportunity for millions to earn their livelihood. People spend generously by shopping, eating out and travelling. Annual festivities like the Rio Carnival, Japan’s Hanami, Munich’s Oktoberfest and Pamplona’s San Fermín and New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festival are estimated to contribute 1.35%-2.25% of the GDP to the corresponding economies. What about Durga Puja? Also Read Creative economy of Durga Puja over ₹32,000 crore, says study The Durga Puja economy Unfortunately, there are scanty studies to estimate the Durga Puja economy due to its multidimensional … [Read more...] about Understanding the Durga Puja economy
Security has been beefed up outside Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde ’s official and private residences after Mumbai police receive inputs regarding an alleged threat to Mr. Shinde’s life. Meeting of top Mumbai police authorities is underway while Crime Branch officials and other agencies are also probing the call. The State Intelligence Department (SID) on Saturday evening received specific input about the alleged threat to the life of CM Shinde, an official said. State Intelligence Commissioner Ashutosh Dumbre confirmed the threat. "After specific information, we have taken necessary action and have increased the security of the chief minister," Mr. Dumbre told PTI without elaborating. Additional security has been provided to the CM, who enjoys a Z-plus category security cover, he said. Security has also been stepped up at Mr. Shinde's private residence in Thane and the official residence 'Varsha' in Mumbai, he said. Mr. Shinde is scheduled to address his … [Read more...] about Intelligence department receives input about alleged threat to Maharashtra CM’s life; security beefed up
Nonagenarian Rangappa had a toothy grin all day after spending time with Rahul Gandhi and several Congress leaders who visited the Badanavalu Khadi Gram Udyog centre in Karnataka’s Nanjangud on October 2. Badanavalu, a quaint village where Mahatma Gandhi inspired men and women to take up weaving Khadi, has a spinning centre that was established in 1927 by Tagadur Ramachandra Rao, an ardent follower of the Mahatma. Located on a nine-acre campus with spinning wheels and units for weaving, paper-making, bleaching, and handloom, the Khadi centre played host to the Congress which camped at the premises for half-a-day as part of the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The centre also owes its glorious past to being the first such initiative that began operating with four Dalit women with an aim to uplift the community’s economic condition. Rangappa still vividly remembers watching Mahatama Gandhi use the spinning wheel when he visited the centre twice — once in 1927 and then in 1932. “I was this tall … [Read more...] about Cherished by Gandhi-ji, This Khadi Village’s Future Hangs by a Thread. Can It Still Weave Magic for Rahul?
The reports of the Bhagavad Gita park sign being vandalised in Canada has added to the series of hate crimes that are emerging into the mainstream, especially against Indians. The High Commission of India in Ottawa has “condemned the hate crime at the Sri Bhagavad Gita Park in Brampton” and urged the police to take action against perpetrators. The Indian government had issued an advisory a couple of weeks ago asking its people, including students, to stay vigilant due to “sharp increase” in hate crimes and “anti-India activities” in Canada. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, who had earlier condemned the incident, has now denied vandalism and termed the entire episode a confusion. His tweet was followed up by the Peel Police who claimed no evidence of vandalism, adding that the blank park sign that was installed was nothing but a temporary sign. Last month, the Leicester violence in eastern England made headlines after an unidentified mob vandalised a Hindu temple and snatched the … [Read more...] about Bhagavad Gita Park Sign ‘Vandalised’: Recent Hate Crimes Against Indians in Canada | A Refresher