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Briefly - July, 10 2021

Tragic cycle ride

A young female cyclist who was wearing headphones died when she was struck by a light train at the intersection of Lazaro Cardenas and Colon in Guadalajara.

Emergency personnel speculated that the woman, between 20 and 25 years old, was distracted and failed to hear the sound of the train approaching due to the noise-canceling headphones. The train dragged the woman 30 meters before coming to a halt. Service on Line One was interrupted for more than two hours.

Malls to fork out?

A Jalisco state legislator has presented a bill that would oblige commercial malls to take out insurance to cover damage or thefts of vehicles (or car parts) parked in their lots. Rosa Alba Ramirez of the Movimiento Ciudadano said the current laws allow the owners or operators of malls to evade paying compensation to people whose vehicles have been vandalized or stolen.

Pemex to sell LP gas

State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will start to sell LP gas in a bid to drive down the escalating prices that poorer people find so hard to afford, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced this week. The move was criticized by private distributors who say Pemex’s involvement will distort the market.

SARS-CoV-2 infection low in schools

Only 32 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Jalisco schools since students began a staggered return to classrooms in March, the State Education Department (SEP) reports. State government rules dictate that up to nine students can be accommodated at a time in each 45-minute class, which should emphasize remedial work for students that are struggling. High schools and universities are permitted to hold workshops with one-third of their regular capacity. Full in-person classes are planned when the 2021-22 academic cycle begins on August 30.

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