Most beautiful solar eclipse of the year!

In Mexico, the solar eclipse as seen in Chihuahua, Baja California, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey

What a beautiful solar eclipse

What a beautiful solar eclipse

Direction of Civil Protection called on the community not directly observe the solar eclipse that will be presented in Ciudad Juarez, said the Director General of Ecology and Civil Protection, Raul de Leon Apraez. .

It was necessary to use special eye protection, because to do so could have severe eye damage, even losing it.

He said that not just any sunglasses protect the eyes, so consider it necessary to ask the experts what type of material is indicated.

Another way to observe the eclipse is to make a hole in a card so that the light is projected on the floor.

The eclipse occurs when the Moon’s shadow does not cover completely the Sun and the star is seen as a luminous ring.

Was also observed in Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey.


Millions of people in Asia and the western United States on Monday witnessed an annular eclipse of the sun, marveling at the strange spectacle of a “ring of fire” across the heavens.

The annular eclipse, in which the moon passes the sun, but leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was also witness to a singular event as virtually had a return in time, because it was seen first Monday morning in Asia and then in the last afternoon of Sunday in the western U.S..

In some parts of the United States were sold cameras with special filters to take pictures of the astronomical phenomenon. In several parts, as in Reno (Nevada) and Oakland (California), meetings were organized to witness the eclipse.


The ring of fire our beautiful world!

The ring of fire our beautiful world!

There were also people from neighboring states and Canada who traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to enjoy the eclipse in one of the best places to watch. Older people threw shouts and the children screamed with excitement when the moon crossed the sun and started to form the halo of light.

In Japan, organized tours to better see the eclipse, either to pleasure boats and private aircraft. Similar events were held in China and Taiwan.

The eclipse was broadcast live on television in Tokyo, where there was not a solar eclipse since 1839. The Taipei Astronomical Museum opened before dawn on Monday and Hong Kong Space Museum set up telescopes with solar filters outside their building on the waterfront of Kowloon.

Japanese television sent teams to observe the phenomenon from the top of Mount Fuji. They also sent a team to a zoo south of Tokyo to capture the reaction of chimpanzees, but they do not seem to notice.

A light rain fell in Tokyo at the beginning of the eclipse, but the clouds thinned as the eclipse reached its maximum, which gives almost perfect condition.

“It was a very mysterious,” said Kaori Sasaki, who joined a crowd in downtown Tokyo to see the phenomenon. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Out of Mexico; USA poverty rate?

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A record 49.1M poor people in 2010, according to a new more comprehensive Report published Monday by the Census Bureau in the USA.

The figure contrasts with the official poverty line as disclosed in September that said there were 46.2 million poor people in America.

The new method is designed to provide a more complete poverty, taking into account the government benefits they receive poor pay and expenses.

The official benchmark focuses more narrowly on wages in cash.

The revised figures show lower poverty rates of children and people of color, but higher for whites, Asians, Hispanics and seniors with high medical expenses.

The data reported on Monday showed that the national poverty rate is 16 percent of the total population, compared to the official rate of 15.1 percent reported in September.

The latest figures also raise the poverty line to an annual income of $24,343 for a family of two adults and two children, compared to $113,220 a year for the official standard.

Ciudad Juarez; US citizens among four people killed; decapitated

Used in Decapitating human

Used in Decapitating human

Two US citizens are reported to be among four people killed in an attack by armed men on a vehicle in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.

In a separate incident also blamed on drug violence, two severed human heads have been found in the capital, Mexico City.

Although the dual findings mark another violent weekend in Mexico’s escalating drug war, some schools in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco reopened after months of closure due to violence.

The El Paso Times reported on Tuesday that the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez had identified the US citizens killed over the weekend as 19-year-old Pablo Noe Williams and his mother, 35-year-old Rosa Williams.

The others killed were identified as 24-year-old Alberto Nieto Nieto and 21-year-old Alma Yesenia Flores.

The Chihuahua state attorney general’s office said the 4WD vehicle with Texas plates that the four were in on Friday evening in Juarez was hit with bullets from assault rifles.

Police in Mexico City found the severed heads on a street near a major military base, a tactic of feuding drug gangs that has long affected other parts of the country while largely sparing Mexico City.

Multiple decapitation

Decapitations are frequently carried out by gangs in violence-plagued cities such Acapulco and in northern Mexico, often to intimidate or threaten rivals.

But it was the first multiple decapitation in the capital since January 2008, when two heads were found near the city’s international airport.

Two heads were also found in the same vicinity in December 2007. Those killings were believed to be related to a drug shipment that had been seized at the airport.


The office of Miguel Mancera, Mexico City’s attorney general, said in a statement that one of the heads found on Monday had been placed on the bonnet of a 4WD vehicle, and the other was found on a nearby sidewalk.

The heads were found just before dawn on the side of a busy ring road across from the army’s headquarters at Military Camp 1.

Mancera was quoted by local news media as saying on Monday that the heads were accompanied by a note referring to the “Mano con Ojos” or “Hand with Eyes” drug gang.

The organisation has been active in the state of Mexico, which borders Mexico City, and in some southern districts of the capital. Mancera gave no details of what the message said.

The Hand with Eyes gang formed after the arrest of Edgar Valdez, aka “La Barbie”, an assassin for the Beltran Leyva cartel until he was detained in 2010.

The alleged leader of the Hand with Eyes, Oscar Osvaldo Garcia Montoya, 36, was arrested in July and told prosecutors he helped carry out or ordered more than 600 killings.

Schools cautious

In Acapulco on Monday, about 120 soldiers patrolled streets around schools in the city’s rougher neighbourhoods, but that still did not convince students, teachers and parents to reopen all of the 460 schools that had closed because of extortion demands and threats.

That number represents about one-third of all schools in the city of about 800,000. Many of the mainly primary schools had been closed since late August, when students were scheduled to return to classes after summer vacations.

Banners, handwritten signs and other threats had appeared around schools in some cases demanding that teachers hand over part of their pay as protection money.

The state government reached an agreement last week to start reopening schools gradually, in exchange for increased security patrols, the installation of alarm buttons and promises to investigate specific cases of threats or extortions.

But in working-class neighbourhoods far from the city’s glittering resorts, few schools were open on Monday.