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POPE of PEPPERS

“You should feel the heat in five or ten seconds,” said Paul B o s l a n d, his blue eyes boring into mine while I chewed my Past bite of chile r e l l e n o at La P o s t a, an old-time T e x-M e x restaurant in the dusty desert town of M e s i l l a, New Mexico. As a botany professor at nearby New Mexico State University, and the worlds leading chile pepper expert, researcher and all-around car¬nival barker, B o s l a n d has

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Acapulco

GRAL JUAN N ALVAREZ Airport, some 9 miles (15km) from the centre of Acapulco, Mexico, played host to its second international airshow on February 9. The ‘Dia de la Aviacion’ was held in conjunction with the three-day Aeroexpo ’99 trade show taking place nearby, which had to occupy a mid-week slot to avoid clashing with local elections at the weekend.

The two-hour airshow was a tremendous improvement over the previous one in 1997 — even the speeches were cut down to a more bearable 10 minutes, after nearly an hour last time. Once again, there was no formal static display,

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released statistics Kill

Recently spread the good news: in New York, the day passed without a killing. True forgot to add that in Moscow, the murder rate is even lower. Here are the statistics from the UN report:

The murder rate in metropolitan areas, based on the 100,000 people according to the UN:

Country City Ubiystv/100.000

Caracas Venezuela 122

Guatemala Guatemala 118.3

Panama Panama 34.6

28.5 Nassau Bahamas

Jamaica Kingston 26.8

Colombia Bogota 17.4

Brazil Sao Paulo 10.8

Mongolia Ulan Bator 10.2

Mexico Mexico 8.4

Estonia Tallinn 7.3

Belarus Minsk 5.7

USA, New York 5.6

Moldova Chisinau 5.5

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A powerful earthquake in Mexico

A powerful earthquake in Mexico Natural Disasters

Photo: After the first shock in the capital of Mexico, people ran in panic from buildings.

March 20, 2012 at 195 kilometers from the resort town of Acapulco on the Pacific coast of Mexico, an earthquake measuring 7.6. According to the Geological Surveying and Mapping U.S. epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 17 kilometers 24 kilometers east of the city Ometepek.

Tremors were felt in the capital Mexico City, causing large fluctuations buildings. Mobile communications did not work, the work of the central airport, as well as the movement

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Ingrid and Manuel terrorizing Mexico

September 16. At least 19 people were killed in floods in Mexico, which collapsed two powerful hurricane. One, "Ingrid", has caused flooding and mudslides. He is coming from the east and had already reached the first category of risk. Second, the tropical storm "Manuel", hit the Pacific coast of the country. Winds of 120 kilometers per hour. From the disaster area evacuated more than 6,000 people.

Source: Euronews

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The consequences of the floods in Mexico

September 19, 2013. Residents of Chilpancingo — the capital of the Mexican state of Guerrero, trying to cope with the consequences of floods — the strongest in decades. Streets and houses cleaned of silt and debris at a local school has a place of temporary residence.

Many regions of the country are still flooded, and the authorities are trying to provide aid to tens of thousands of people cut off from the mainland.

The floods were caused lasting several days at a time of heavy rainfall. They were brought into the country just two tropical storms — "Manuel"

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Tropical storms and floods in Mexico has claimed more than 40 lives

September 17, 2013. Two tropical storm hit Mexico. "Manuel" dealt a blow to the popular resort of Acapulco in the hotels of the city are stuck 40 thousand tourists. Weakening Hurricane "Ingrid" influenced the work of oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico. Torrential rains caused flooding in the inland areas, victims of floods have killed at least 42 people.

The resorts of Acapulco tropical storm "Manuel" not only banished from the beaches of American tourists, but also caused a gathering of several landslides that actually destroyed several neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city.

"Unfortunately, most of

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Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano threw out a new cloud of ash and gas

May 15, 2013. Most Mexican volcano Popocatepetl unabated — Tuesday morning, he again threw the plume of steam, smoke and gas, according to website of the National Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Mexico.

The cloud of volcanic ash rose to a height of three kilometers and then settled on the nearby town in the state of Puebla, reported the online edition of the local newspaper El Universal.

In particular, a thin layer of ash covered the streets in the village at the foot of the volcano Paso de Cortés, and the cities of Atlixco and Uehotsingo,

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The main reason for the oil disaster in the Gulf of Meskianskom — greed

The State Commission held a U.S. investigation into the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which arose as a result of an explosion on an oil platform BP.Komissiya concluded led to the tragedy of the policy of BP and its partners to reduce the costs of providing security. The commission's report noted that many of the solutions BP, Halliburton and Transocean, which increased the likelihood of an explosion of an oil platform have enabled these companies to "save time and money."

An explosion on a drilling platform Deepwater Horizon, which is leased by British Petroleum, occurred on April

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The consequences of a landslide in central Mexico

May 28, 2013. On a plot of Mexico-Queretaro highway, located in the Central Mexican municipality Tepehi del Rio, Hidalgo, after a series of heavy rains and hail formed a landslide. At the time of the cataclysm on the road were dozens of cars. The five cars that were in the zone collapse, severely damaged.

As it became known, a landslide claimed the lives of seven people who were trapped in tons of mud and tree branches machines. Five of them were inside the taxi, two more victims were traveling in our own minibus. Another four passengers, who were

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