The Daily Populous

Thursday April 20th, 2023 day edition

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Mexico's president lashed out Monday at what he called U.S. "spying" and "interference" in Mexico, days after U.S. prosecutors announced charges against 28 members of the Sinaloa cartel for smuggling massive amounts of fentanyl into the United States.

The three sons of former drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán — known as the "Chapitos" — were among those charged.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggested Monday that the case had been built on information gathered by U.S. agents in Mexico, and said "foreign agents cannot be in Mexico.".

He called the Sinaloa investigation "abusive, arrogant interference that should not be accepted under any circumstances.".

"This is going to translate into more drugs reaching the United States and more violence and corruption in Mexico.".

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a news conference at the Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection in Mexico City, Mexico March 9, 2023.

Since then, the Mexican government has imposed restrictive rules on how agents can operate in Mexico, and slowed down visa approvals for a time. »

Oklahoma county commissioner resigns after being recorded talking about lynching Black residents

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An Oklahoma county commissioner who was secretly recorded reportedly talking about killing reporters and lynching Black residents after a public meeting has resigned, according to the governor’s office.

“Effective immediately, I, Mark Jennings do hereby resign as McCurtain County District #2 commissioner,” Jennings wrote on white-lined notebook paper.

McCurtain County residents call for the resignations of several county officials after recordings with racist comments surfaced in Idabel, Okla., on Monday. »

Costa Rica exceeds 98% renewable electricity generation for the eighth consecutive year

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Costa Rica added in 2022 the eighth consecutive year of generating more than 98% of its electricity with five renewable sources.

Also, as of December 20, Costa Rica had sold 747 gigawatt hours (GWh) in the Regional Electricity Market (MER).

The electricity demand in Costa Rica –which includes the sales of the eight distribution companies– will close with an increase of more than 4% in 2022. »

Mayor Dumps Tons of Trash on Beach so Clean-Up Campaign Has Something to Remove

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A mayor in South Korea is under fire for dumping tons of garbage on an area beach so that volunteer clean-up crews had something to remove.

Lee Dong-jin, the mayor of Jindo County, admits he had the trash carted in because apparently there wasn't any for his constituents to remove.

He added that "100 percent" of the trash placed on the beach was removed by volunteers, and none of it had made its way into the ocean. »