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News Briefs – February 15, 2020

Cancer drug shortage

Reports of a shortage of cancer medicines for children at Guadalajara’s public Hospital Civil are gaining ground. The director of the Nariz Roja charity told reporters Thursday that the hospital has run out of stocks of eight important medicines required by children undergoing chemotherapy: Imatinib, Vincristina, Vinblastina, Ifosfamida, Dacarbacina, Daunorrubicina, Bleomicina and Amifostina. The charity has managed to obtain the medicines thanks to donations.

Polish citizen murdered

The decapitated head of a Polish resident of Guadalajara was discovered outside the entrance to an apartment building in Guadalajara’s Lomas del Valle neighborhood February 9. Family members had reported his disappearance to the office of the Special Prosecutor for Disappeared People five days earlier. He reportedly went missing after he left his work for the day.  According to a police report, a threatening note, similar to those used by drug cartels, was found beside the head.

First Magic Town Festival a success

More than 7,000 people attended the first Festival de Pueblos Mágicos (Magic Towns Festival) held in Mazamitla last weekend, according to the Jalisco Tourism Department.  Hotel occupancy in the town hit 90 percent during the two-day event, which showcased the cultural and gastronomic offerings of the state’s eight Magic Towns, as well as invitee Jerez, Zacatecas. The next Magic Towns Festival will be held in Lagos de Moreno May 2 and 3.

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