Last updateFri, 20 Apr 2018 9am

Jalisco spared as massive quake hits Mexico; at least 60 dead so far

Jalisco Civil Protection says no damage has been reported in the state following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Mexico’s southern coast late Thursday.

While the quake rattled Mexico City, causing people to rush out onto the streets in panic, it was not felt in Guadalajara. Residents of Poncitlán, Ocotlán, Jocotepec, Jamay, La Barca, Atotonilco, Degollado and other parts of Jalisco have reported feeling the tremor.

Firefighters return from Canadian mission

The first batch of Mexican firefighters – a large proportion of them from the state of Jalisco – have returned home from British Columbia, Canada after a month-long stint helping to extinguish forest fires in the province.

Canadians still flocking to Mexico

The number of Canadians visiting Mexico in 2016 increased by 17.13 percent compared with the previous year, from 1.92 to 2.25 million, according to Statistics Canada. 

Pitbull ‘gang’ detained

In the Colonia Tacubaya neighborhood of Mexico City, five men and one woman who had been using the powerful jaws of nine pit bulls to induce passers-by to relinquish their possessions were taken into custody yesterday. 

Mexico assists in Texas flood rescue, cleanup

Despite the ever-souring relations between Mexico and the Trump administration, both the Mexican government and Red Cross Mexico have come to the aid the besieged citizens of Texas’ Gulf Coast, a region ravaged by Hurricane Harvey since it made landfall last Friday in Corpus Christi.