Drug traffickers dispute the Mexican ports

The ports of City of Carmen, Ensenada, La Paz, Manzanillo, Mazatlán and Lázaro Cárdenas are used by the cartels of Sinaloa and that of Jalisco New Generation, what dispute maritime entrances raising “the rates of violence to control criminal logistics routes.”

The federal government and the Superior Audit Office of the Federation detected various irregularities in the country’s ports, ranging from lthe delivery of the maritime terminals to the drug cartels, to the loss of millions of pesos due to acts of corruption in the management of procedures. This originated in the last two decades when the Ministry of Communication and Transport was the rector of the operations of the 117 national ports and terminals.

According to federal intelligence documents, the six ports with more operations of drug trafficking groups and the diagnosis is that in the management of the SCT in the ports, the criminal gangs promoted “corruption with officials and authorities to involve them in their operations and extract or load drugs. “

Ports like Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas they became strategic points for the cartels as far as “lships bequeathed from South American countries, but with flags of other nations, which transported the drug in different methods: hiding it on ships, tying small submersibles like torpedoes, or even sticking containers to their hulls “.

Another of the irregularities detected was the fuel transfer irregularly in the multiple-use terminals located in the Gulf of Mexico, with the consent of authorities of the SCT and Petróleos Mexicanos.

The previous port authorities also weigh the lack of transparency in the concession and management of the private security of ports and maritime terminals; in the direct award of contracts for the partial transfer of rights and tax evasion.

Regarding the nautical schools, also operated by the SCT, lack the infrastructure to complete the training quality of the students, since “they do not have a training ship (As the law establishes), there are no sources of work for graduates, only 1 percent of graduated officers can do internships aboard boats, they do not have adequate pools, laboratories and accommodation either. “

The situation is aggravated when “merchant nautical personnel must process their certifications with maritime authorities abroad.”

Regarding dredging, in the ports with the highest traffic of larger vessels, this activity has been susceptible to “non-transparent processes”, granting permits to foreign vessels through concessions awarded to contractors, who in turn sublease the work due to lack of technical capabilities , making services more expensive and delaying implementation.

From 2010 to 2018, they were tendered 89 dredging works among which the new port of Veracruz and the expansion of the port of Lázaro Cárdenas stand out. Of them, 59 were awarded to micro and small companies that due to lack of capacity they had to sublet the works, increasing the dredging operation costs.

Currently, the Port Captains in charge of SEMAR have the capacity to carry out all the administrative procedures required by the maritime sector.

Therefore, with the approval of the Law to Strengthen the Maritime Authority, the functions performed by the SCT were duplicated, which avoids the waste of human, financial, material resources and the bureaucratic apparatus and complying with the principle of austerity.

With the new legislation, the Port Captaincies can attend the procedures, as they did previously, without increases in personnel and budget, eliminating the structure recently established by the SCT with the Offices of Services to the Merchant Marine.

Billions lost: ASF

The ports of Lázaro Cárdenas, Mazatlán, Altamira and Topolobampo have for seven years to check about 234 million pesos that would be used to carry out public works at its facilities.

These ports are the ones with the higher amounts to check, for contracts that had a surcharge, for which they were pointed out for an alleged patrimonial damage: Lázaro Cárdenas owes 93.3 million pesos; Mazatlán, 87.8 million; Topolobampo, 27.8 million and Altamira, 25 million.

While the Comprehensive Port Administrations (APIs) of Coatzacoalcos, Ensenada, Guaymas, Progreso, Tuxpan and Veracruz also have amounts to be clarified that range from 400 thousand to 11 million pesos.

The ASF pointed out irregularities of resources in Lázaro Cárdenas in the Public Account 2015; just like him Failure to recover advance payments to a company whose contract was later terminated, the direct award without explanation from another company to conclude the works that the first one left pending, payments for works not carried out, among others.

While the 2018 public account, a 11 million 295 thousand 425.29 pesos missing in the natural expansion of the port of Veracruz in the North Zone and Development of the Logistics Activities Zone.

A year earlier, in 2107, the ASF also detected anomalies in the application of 37 million 888 thousand 494.27 pesos in the expansion of the port of Isla del Carmen, Campeche, according to resolution 330-DE.

Among the irregularities, the authorization of the payment of 13,992.56 cubic meters of 12-centimeter-thick asphalt concrete layer was verified, without its execution being fully credited; external supervision did not monitor the proper performance of the work and allowed the payment of that concept without it having been made.

The conventional penalties to which the external supervision company was credited were also not applied, due to the delays registered in the works and it was omitted to register in the electronic log of the service contract related to the public works the progress and relevant aspects, since there are periods without records for up to 586 and 158 calendar days, determined the Federal Audit.

In the 2013 public account, under number DE-091, the ASF determined the lack of verification of 87 million 823 thousand 600 pesos for works in the Dredging of the Navigation Channel from La Bocana to the Ciaboga Dock in the port of Mazatlán, Sinaloa.

In general terms, the Administración Portuaria Integral de Mazatlán, SA de CV, did not comply with the legal and regulatory provisions in the payment of estimates without documentation proving their origin for the more than 87 million pesos.

“Volumes of material that were not physically found in the work were considered; there was a regulatory omission on the part of the audited entity, due to the fact that it did not notify the Internal Control Body (OIC) in a timely manner of the allegedly apocryphal documentation presented by one of the bidders who participated in the process ”, the Superior Audit reported.



Concussion in Mexico: wrestler dies in ring of cardiac arrest

Pain and shock in the world of grim fighting. Last Saturday the fighter Mexican ‘Príncipe Aéreo’, in the middle of a fight held at the San Juan Pantitlán Arena. The athlete fell melted on the canvas after receiving two ‘machetes’ in the chest. Moments later, doctors reported his death.


Mexico prepares the purchase of medicines abroad amid doubts about distribution

The new way to buy medicine

After conflicts over the shortage of drugs, mainly cancer, López Obrador accused the companies of monopolizing and designing complicities to maintain control and assign contracts.

As a result of these indications, the Ministry of Public Administration (SFP) sanctioned five distributors with fines and disqualifications, among which are Grupo Fármacos Empresarios Especializadas; Peripheral and Outpatient Clinics; Octeo Sen, Grupo Laboratorios Imperiales Pharma and Avisa Medical.

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It was not the only change. Since last year, a consolidated acquisition has been made, which in a first attempt left 62% of medicines without bidding, which little by little were obtained. Then they began to acquire the medicines abroad, first with permits, later with a decree, until an agreement was signed to buy keys with an international mechanism.

Through UNOPS, the consolidated purchase of 2,380 keys of healing material and patent medicines, Single Source and Generics prioritized for 2021, for a sum of 100,000 million pesos (4,000 million dollars).

With this instrument, national and international companies will be able to participate in the bidding of supplies for Mexico, but the country will be responsible for ensuring that they reach their final destination.


Pfizer’s first vaccines leave the factory. Mexico bought from 15.5 to 34.4 million doses

Mexico would acquire between 15.5 and 34.4 million doses, in order to vaccinate between 7.75 and 17.2 million people. It is expected that by the end of October, the Pfizer vaccine will have reliable data on its positivity to immunize the population with its vaccine, to request, at the end of November, authorization from health regulators, and that the distribution of the dose.

Mexico City, October 18 (However) .- The pharmaceutical Pfizer announced that it will be in November when he requests authorization for the emergency use of his COVID-19 vaccine, while the UK press has spread the first images of hundreds of doses coming off the production line from a factory in the city of Puurs, Belgium.

“It was great to see the first bottle come off the production line,” Pfizer boss Ben Osborn told the British newspaper. Daily Mail.

He added that the fact “brought him a tremendous smile to see that all this work resulted in a product.” According to reports in the British newspaper, the production of the vaccine takes place in the Belgian city of Puurs.

However, the pharmaceutical company clarified that the vaccine will only be put into circulation if the final clinical trials are successful and if the regulators of the countries consider it effective and safe.

He Daily Mail He detailed that Pfizer is preparing 100 million doses in 2020, of which 40 million will be destined for the United Kingdom. While in 2021 they hope to manufacture around 1.3 billion injections against COVID-19.

Vaccine doses are manufactured in Belgium. Photo via Daily Mail.


On October 16, the CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, assured this Friday that the firm will be able to know if its vaccine against COVID-19 is effective at the end of this month of October, but will not have enough data to request its authorization. emergency to the US drug regulator until the third week of November.

“We could find out if our vaccine is effective by the end of October,” Bourla said in an open letter to Americans with the intention of being transparent and clearing up “the great confusion” about the approval process and mass distribution of the vaccine that he develops. Pfizer together with the German BioNTech.

He also considered that they may request emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which requires at least two months of clinical test data, in the third week of November.

Efficacy and safety data will be reviewed by FDA experts and an independent panel to ensure the launch of the vaccine and to reduce public misgivings about it as much as possible.

“Safety is our number one priority,” said the senior Pfizer manager, who said that for the vaccine to be available, the objectives set in three areas must be met: demonstration of effectiveness, safety and large-scale manufacturing.

Bourla believes that the investments already made in ensuring rapid manufacture of the vaccine within homogeneous quality standards will allow for guarantees in this regard while requesting emergency authorization for its distribution among the population.

The fact that Pfizer does not consider it possible to request authorization from the FDA before the third week of November is a setback for US President Donald Trump, who had suggested that the COVID-19 vaccine could be ready before the US elections. November 3.

Pfizer had previously said that it hoped to be able to present results and seek regulatory approval by the end of October, making it the top candidate for Trump to fulfill his electoral promise.

Earlier this month Bourla assured employees in a letter that they will not “succumb to political pressure” and regretted that they have found themselves in the middle of the “crossroads of the US elections.”

In his letter of October 16, Bourla assured that his entire calendar “operates at the speed set by science.”

Other pharmaceutical companies in the final stretch of their race for the COVID-19 vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca have had to temporarily stop their phase 3 tests due to side effects in volunteers, while Moderna maintains a more conservative schedule in its tests.

The vaccine. Photo: Daniel Augusto, Cuartoscuro


On October 16, Mexican authorities announced that the country would receive several million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer, in order to immunize the population against COVID-19.

In a ceremony at the National Palace, the Mexican Government signed agreements with the AstraZeneca, Pfizer and CanSino laboratories to buy about 140 million doses of their future vaccines, which in the best of cases would begin to arrive in December and would allow to vaccinate 90.9 millions of Mexicans over the next year.

In the case of Pfizer, Mexico would acquire between 15.5 and 34.4 million doses, in order to vaccinate between 7.75 and 17.2 million Mexicans.

According to federal government estimates, at least 20 million people would be vaccinated in the first quarter of 2021.

At the same time, the country would acquire another 50 million doses through the COVAX mechanism of the World Health Organization (WHO).

With these figures, the country would vaccinate just over 116 of its 130 million inhabitants

“If the vaccine is in December, of course I get vaccinated here, as long as the doctors decide that it is my responsibility,” said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on October 16.

The president advanced that the health authorities will decide who will be vaccinated first, and recalled that “in other parts they have decided that medical personnel in COVID-19 hospitals first to protect themselves.”

He also raised the possibility of starting vaccinating people with diabetes, hypertension and older adults.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo: Andrea Murcia, Cuartoscuro

“Yes, I get vaccinated to give people confidence that we have to protect ourselves,” he said.

-With information from EFE


History of Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, the captured Mexican general – Latin America – International

When the Mexican general Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda he arrived this Thursday with his family to The Angels (United States) to spend vacations, he was surprised that the American Drug Agency (DEA) had requested his arrest.

Who until this moment was considered a respected military man and had held the highest positions in the military forces of his country is now accused of four crimes: three of drug trafficking and one of money laundering.

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His arrest by the US authorities shook Mexican politics and public opinion. Cienfuegos Zepeda, from 2012 to 2018, had been the top commander of the Mexican army (head of the National Defense Secretariat) during the government of Enrique Peña Nieto.

This is the most important blow to the Mexican army since 1997, when General Jesús Gutiérrez Rebollo was captured and sentenced to 40 years in prison, and it is the first time in Mexican history that a former defense secretary (minister) has been arrested.

According to a judicial document of the US prosecutors to which EL TIEMPO had access, the crimes of which the general is accused were committed between December 2015 and February 2017 and include: manufacture, distribution and importation of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana ; and links to illicit money laundering transactions. Even, in that same document, it is noted that the retired general has two aliases: the ‘Godfather’ and ‘Zepeda’.

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EL TIEMPO also had access to the notification from the Department of Justice of the EE. UU. in which they inform the general about the charges against them. It states that Cienfuegos “abused his public position to help the H-2 cartel,” an organization he describes as “extremely violent” and that trafficked “thousands of kilograms of narcotics in the United States.”

The evidence gathered during the DEA investigation (which it dubbed ‘Godfather’ after the general’s alias) includes thousands of intercepted Blackberry Messenger messages. Among the messages, the document specifies, there are direct exchanges between General Cienfuegos and ‘H-2’.

The abbreviation ‘H-2’, on the other hand, is the alias of Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez, a criminal leader close to the Beltrán Leyva brothers, whose organization was derived from the Sinaloa cartel, to which Joaquín el ‘Chapo’ Guzmán also belonged. .

On Friday, after Cienfuegos’s capture, the Federal Court of the Central District of California, in Los Angeles, held the Cienfuegos hearing. It began at 2:59 p.m. (local time) and lasted only five minutes, long enough to confirm that the general had read the accusation against him. In addition, a new hearing was determined for this Tuesday, in which his detention conditions and his bail option will be established.

The document states that if convicted, each crime of drug trafficking would mean a minimum of ten years in prison; however, given the size and severity, he will most likely be sentenced to life in prison.

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Meanwhile, the 72-year-old general will remain in jail at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Once the measures are established, he will be held accountable in the Court for the Eastern District of New York, the same one in which ‘Chapo’ Guzmán was convicted in 2018.

THE TIME got in touch with Marcela Celorio, the consul of Mexico in Los Angeles, who stated that “all consular assistance is being provided to the general,” and expressed that he cannot speak further about the case. However, on Twitter he stated: “I interviewed General Cienfuegos twice: to make sure of his state of health and his conditions of confinement; the second personally. He was provided with the proper consular assistance and I informed him about his rights in the USA ”.

Stir in Mexico

The capture of General Cienfuegos surprised the Mexicans. In this country he was not conducting any investigation against the former general. “It is worrying for the Mexican Government and for Mexicans that such a renowned, respected institution is being exposed, since a former member of this agency was captured in the American Union”, Mexican lawyer Julio Jiménez Martínez, constitutionalist, researcher and legal and political analyst, told EL TIEMPO.

In fact, Dr. Jiménez recalled that Cienfuegos was decorated by the US Government in 2018. “In November two years ago, both Cienfuegos and the former head of the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) Vidal Soberón were recognized with the Legion of Merit in the rank of commander, as a result of cooperative ties with the United States, ”he explains.

César Gutiérrez, a Mexican criminal lawyer in military law and a specialist in national security, told EL TIEMPO that the United States would be investigating ten more generals, mainly those close to former General Cienfuegos.

Cienfuegos was decorated by the US Government in 2018.

One of them would be Brigadier General Roberto Miranda Moreno, who was in Spain at the time of hearing the news of the capture of Cienfuegos, and would have left the Mexican embassy in that country. His whereabouts are still unknown today. Miranda was also very close to former President Peña Nieto, who is being investigated for corruption.

According to Gutiérrez, “the detention of Cienfuegos is a demonstration that drug trafficking reached The pines (former Mexican presidential residence) since the government of former President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León ”.

The capture coincides with a moment in which the military forces have a fundamental role in the country.

On the one hand, the arrest of Cienfuegos occurred on the same day that the civil command of the National Guard was transferred to a military command. This means that more than 70,000 troops will be under the command of the current secretary. And is that the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, He has insisted that the Armed Forces are the Government’s last bastion of public integrity.

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Eduardo Bohórquez, director of Transparency International in Mexico, explained to EL TIEMPO that “although the president has sought to minimize the possible responsibility of officials close to former secretary Cienfuegos, calling them ‘incorruptible’, public opinion has begun to doubt the Armed forces Mexican women, who now enjoy greater power and influence than in the entire post-revolutionary period ”, and adds that“ the arrest at the request of the DEA it severely weakens the idea that it is an incorruptible institution ”.

In this regard, lawyer Jiménez adds that in Mexico “Drug trafficking has begun to penetrate a large part of the Government, the institutions, a large sector of public servants and government officials.”

In response to the news, President López reacted by saying that “it is a very regrettable fact that a former Secretary of Defense is detained accused of links to drug trafficking.” And he did not waste the opportunity to criticize the government that preceded him: “It is an unprecedented situation because he is detained on the same accusation as the Secretary of Public Security of Felipe Calderon, and now they arrest Enrique Peña Nieto’s Secretary of Defense, ”he said.


Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was born in Mexico City on June 14, 1948. Following in the footsteps of his father, who was also a military man and became a lieutenant colonel and died when Cienfuegos was two years old, he decided to dedicate himself to this career from a young age.

At the age of 16, in 1964, he began his military career at the Heroico Colegio Militar. He studied there and in two other institutions to train as an officer.

Since then he has had different promotions and important positions inside and outside of Mexico. In the country, until 2000, he was director precisely of the Military College where he began his career. He was also a Major General in four military regions. On the other hand, he was a military attaché in the Mexican embassies in Japan and South Korea.

His highest position was held as General Secretary of the Sedena, in the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, from 2012 to 2018, when he decided to retire. It is during this period that he is accused of drug trafficking and laundering charges.

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In the Military Forces he was characterized by being strict with his troops and by having a “regulatory” and “not very empathic” attitude. This is stated by the lawyer Gutiérrez, who knew him personally and describes him as “an educated guy. Tall, with a very firm look and dry in his speech ”.

Many shared this impression of its apparent rigidity and high discipline, which is why the public opinion and political spheres in Mexico are still a surprise in the New York investigation and, of course, the rapid action of the DEA in the investigation. capture of Cienfuegos, a general who seemed ‘untouchable’.

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Wild Beasts Walk Like A Pet Dog, Beautiful Girl Caught on Camera Mid-way Relaxing with a Tiger

Sosok.ID – Walk the animals pets such a dog may have been familiar with.

However, what if the animal that is invited for a walk is a wild animal like tiger?

Surely that would surprise anyone.

As experienced by a driver on this one.

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Reported Sosok.ID from the Daily Star, while crossing a road in Sinaloa, Guasave, Mexico, he accidentally saw an unusual sight.

Yes, he accidentally saw a girl taking the streets of a tiger.

Not wanting to lose that rare moment, he recorded the scene and shared it on social media on October 11, 2020.

In the video he shared, it was seen that the girl tied the tiger like a pet dog.

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Viral: Viral Video | You have to hear it! Parrot becomes famous for ‘laughing’ c

A parrot has become a celebrity on social media after being recorded ‘laughing’ like a movie villain. He of the particular moment is a success in and here we show you more details about this story.

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The recording begins with the bird entering a room in a house where it apparently lives. In this place, the animal in this story began to ‘laugh’, but with such a particular style that it strongly attracted the attention of thousands of users.

Precisely, Internet users from countries such as the United States, Mexico and Spain, pointed out that the parrot “laughs like a supervillain.” Many argue that his style is very similar to that of the ‘Joker’, popular DC antagonist who was played by the actor Joaquin Phoenix.

The channel YouTube, , was in charge of spreading the video of the parrot on May 10, 2015 and since then the clip has not stopped generating impact. A strong proof of this is the large number of views it currently has: more than 11 million. There is no doubt that animals always attract attention on the Internet with their behaviors.



Parrot sings a Led Zeppelin song to the beat of the guitar

Parrot sings a Led Zeppelin song to the beat of the guitar


Mexico’s ‘The Godfather’ helped ship tons of cocaine and heroin …


MEXICO CITY – Former Minister of Defense (Menhan) Mexico Salvador Cienfuegos uses his powers to protect the Beltran-Leyva cartel, directs operations against enemy gangs and provides sea transportation to deliver drugs.

The prosecution has disclosed all the charges United States of America (US). Cienfuegos was detained at the Los Angeles airport on Thursday. “He is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for protection including warning cartel members about a US investigation,” said prosecutors in New York who charged the 72-year-old with four counts of drug trafficking and money laundering.

“In exchange for paying bribes, he allowed the H-2 Cartel, a cartel that routinely commits violence, including torture and murder, to operate with impunity in Mexico,” prosecutors said in court documents.

The H-2 cartel is the name for the Beltran-Leyva gang. Cienfuegos served from 2012 to 2018 in President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration, whose aides and party members are now accused of high-level corruption.

Pena Nieto denies allegations that he also took bribes from drug cartels. (Also Read: Former Defense Minister Arrested by the US, President of Mexico Vows to Clean Up)

Cienfuegos’s detention came less than three weeks before the US presidential election. US President Donald Trump has made eradicating drug cartels his priority, albeit without major progress since he took office in 2017. (See Infographic: Off the Coast of Indonesia Will Be Protected By Turkey’s Advanced Weapons)

The detention of Cienfuegos, nicknamed El Padrino or The Godfather, in the August 2019 indictment, was finally carried out until he was in US custody. This will be the first time a former Mexican defense minister has been charged and detained in the US. (Watch Video: A Car Moved Into a Water Channel in Bandung)

The Pentagon awarded him for his accomplishments two years ago, amidst his various criminal activities. This proves the leakage in the war against drug cartels by the US.


Technology: WhatsApp | How to Delete ‘For All’ Messages Past Hours or Days | T

How many times have you made a mistake when sending a message from ? Surely many. When it has passed us, we usually resort to the tool to be able to eliminate the message for everyone. This will help you many times to retract, however, it will leave a trace that you have deleted it.

While At first it indicated that you could only delete a message before the 10 minutes have elapsed, now it has been modified and you will have about an hour to do it. What happens if after the time limit you want to delete a message? Well don’t worry.

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There is a simple trick to be able to delete that message even after days. How is it done? Just explore and perform the following steps on your cell phone to complete it.

It should be noted that you do not need to download any third-party applications that request permission to access your contacts or personal information. You should not download alternate programs. Follow these steps:

  • The first thing you should do is disconnect the airplane mode of the device, in the same way you must remove the NanoSim from your terminal.
What you will have to do is modify the time of your mobile device. (Photo: Mag)
  • After that, you must force close or stop the WhatsApp app by going to Settings> Applications> WhatsApp> Force stop.

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  • Next, go to change the system time or date, preferably one minute before the message was sent.
  • Open WhatsApp, select the conversation and delete the desired message using the “Delete for all” option, which is enabled again.
  • Now it returns to the current time and date of the phone automatically.
  • Connect to the internet again and place your NanoSIM. With this you will notice that the message will look like you have deleted it, without leaving a trace of what you wrote.

Of course, this trick will only work as long as the other person has not opened the message. In case you have read it, you may not be able to perform these steps on WhatsApp.

The best 7 WhatsApp tricks

WhatsApp is one of the few applications that cares about the experience of its users when immersing themselves in its app, that is why they update frequently, making communication between people more practical and simple. However, not everyone knows how to get the most out of the popular application.

The creators of WhatsApp have developed various tools so that their users can navigate the application at ease. However, this is unknown to a large part of the population, it is for this reason that the same company has shared on its blog, a list of the best tricks developed by the app.

1. Hands-free voice notes: By simply pressing and holding the microphone icon and sliding upwards, you can lock the voice memo function to record, without having to hold the mobile with your hands. An option that surprisingly works!

2. Mark main messages: To obtain this option you must use the “star” message function, where you will mark key messages that you will easily see in a central location. All you have to do is press the message you want to save as a favorite and then touch the “star” icon.

If your device is an iPhone, you can find all Starred Messages by going to Settings and Starred Messages or by selecting the chat name and tapping “Starred Messages”. In the case of Android users, they will have to press “More options” and then “Starred messages”.

3. Check messages without touching the cell phone: If what you want is to be able to check WhatsApp without having to use your mobile device, what you have to do is download the WhatsApp web desktop app, which will project your cell phone conversations to a computer. So you can send messages, photos and GIFs without having to have your equipment in your hands.

4. Use stickers in conversations: Emojis are becoming a thing of the past, today stickers offer you a more fun way to express yourself. You can find them in the field where the text is entered in a conversation, in a small square icon with a folded side page, where you can also add your own stickers and bitmojis.

5. Read messages without being online: The option to hide the “Read receipts” is not the best option if you want the other person not to realize that you have read their message. That is why slightly lifting the message on the screen and opening the full text on the iphone lock screen is your best option to go unnoticed.

6. Manage who can add us to groups: There is nothing more uncomfortable than being added to a group full of strangers. That is why WhatsApp developed the option to manage who can add us to groups.

When you enable the contacts from whom you want to receive messages, these people must send us an invitation link in the app. Only if we accept it, we can be added to the group.

To enable a contact we must go to Settings> Account> Security> Groups and select from the options: All, My contacts or My contacts except.

7. Be in control of your groups: There is a way to change the group settings so that only we can make changes to the group’s image or name. To do this, you must go to Group Settings and then Edit group information.

These are the 7 tricks that you probably do not know. WhatsApp always surprises us with news so it is likely that in a short time we will update our list.

New emojis for WhatsApp 2020

As every year, has incorporated a new list of emojis to its conversation platform. He recently added the icons of the mate, the paella, the bat, the mototaxi, the tooth, the clown, the ostrich, among other characters and / or objects. This time, thanks to Emojipedia, some of the emoticons that will be part of the application at the end of 2020 have been made public.

While added its new 230 emojis in November, it is expected that these 117 figures can also be seen only in that month.

According to the Unicode website, the new members of this “select group” were chosen after its Emoji Subcommittee “analyzed thousands of proposals submitted by users” around the world, which had to include the reasons why they should be included. in the list and other data.

How to put statuses with YouTube videos

The trick is quite simple and you will not have to download any third-party application that makes your conversations no longer so private, much less security is affected in WhatsApp. What you have to do is the following:

  • You must first open YouTube and find the song you want to share with your friends.
  • Then hit the “Share” option on YouTube.
  • A box will appear at the bottom on both iPhone and Android. Press the WhatsApp logo.
  • When you open what you want to share on WhatsApp, select the Status option.
  • There click on share in States and that’s it.

From that moment on, anyone who sees your WhatsApp statuses will be able to view the YouTube video by clicking the link. In case that person uses YouTube Premium, they will be able to watch the clip without having to leave the quick messaging app.


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Mexican ex-defense secretary arrested in the US

Former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos has been arrested in the United States. He was stopped at the Los Angeles airport when he entered the US, Secretary of State Marcelo Ebrard reported on Twitter local time on Thursday evening. He was informed of the arrest by the US Ambassador to Mexico.

Ebrard does not write why the ex-minister was arrested. According to the Mexican newspaper The universal 72-year-old Cienfuegos was arrested at the request of the US anti-drug authorities DEA and a spokesperson confirmed the news. Other media reports that the minister is suspected of drug trafficking. The family members with whom the minister traveled were not arrested.

Cienfuegos served as Secretary of Defense from 2012 to 2018, under the previous president, Enrique Peña Nieto. Last year, the former Mexican Minister of Security Genaro García Luna (2006-2012) was also arrested in the Texan city of Dallas. He was accused of accepting millions in bribes from former drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. In the US, he was charged with conspiracy for cocaine trafficking and making false statements. The ex-minister has always denied the charges.