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Canadian miner Goldcorp is working with local communities in Central Mexico to create sustainable mining. Seventy-two percent of the mine’s employees come from nearby communities in Zacatecas. In Cuba, the leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, held a news conference claiming Cuban President Raul Castro is ready to negotiate an end to the U.S. embargo. Over a thousand police officers are patrolling the suburbs of Mexico City to combat a recent rise in drug-related violence. The local government requested the troops after the murder of a local congressman over the weekend. And Mexico announced its bid for the 2026 World Cup. Mexico’s main challenger is the United States.