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Xalapa

(hälä`pä) or

Xalapa Enriquez

(hälä`pä ānrē`kās), city (1990 pop. 279,451), capital of Veracruz state, E central Mexico, on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental. It is located in a rich agricultural region of fertile valleys. Its cool climate, beautiful parks and artificial lakes, and the proximity of interesting villages and ruins and of scenic Mt. Orizaba make Xalapa a popular resort. The site of a pre-Columbian city, Xalapa was captured by Cortés in 1519. It was a commercial center during the Spanish colonial era, but declined in the late 18th cent., after which it served as an important military base. The local museum has an excellent archaeological collection, notably a group of colossal Olmec heads, which is displayed in the open air. The city, also called Jalapa, is the seat of the Univ. of Veracruz.
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Estamos alarmados" y "muy preocupados" por el clima de inseguridad en Xalapa y en la region, admite el alcalde de la capital veracruza.
Para ello, elegimos dos localidades, Chavarrillo y San Andres Tlalnelhuayocan, en las que, por un lado, todavia es notable la actividad agricola y, por otro, sus habitantes tienen la ciudad de Xalapa como sede principal de sus fuentes de trabajo no agricola (ver mapa 1).
Posteriormente, en 1982 fue invitado a trabajar en el Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones sobre Recursos Bioticos en Xalapa, en donde desarrollo la segunda coleccion micologica de mayor tamano en el Herbario XAL, con mas de 55 000 ejemplares, incorporada ahora al Instituto de Ecologia, al cerrar la primera institucion.
Particularly, the city of Xalapa-Enriquez (referred to as Xalapa hereafter) has recently received special attention as it represents an excellent urban laboratory due to its location and orography that promote highly biodiverse wildlife communities (Capitanachi et al.
Our sampling sites are located in the surroundings of Xalapa City, including the municipality of Coatepec, and San Andres Tlalnelhuayocan (Fig.
His difficulties started in 2012, when a government official told him to stop covering a student protest or he would "end up like Regina," a reference to Regina Martinez, a Proceso reporter strangled to death at her home in Xalapa that year.
En el caso del Municipio de Xalapa, se establece en el Plan Municipal de Desarrollo, que la mision es sentar las bases de un nuevo desarrollo economico y social sustentable, construido a partir de la transformacion de las instituciones, de las practicas y metodos administrativos vigentes, mediante el rediseno del gobierno ya en marcha, que permitira servir mejor al ciudadano.
The newspaper El Diario de Xalapa reported that the six accused individuals recanted their initial confession during a court hearing, saying they had been tortured into presenting false information.
In Xalapa changes to the city's landscape over the last five decades--rapid and unplanned urbanisation, population increase, rising poverty, and increasing informalisation of the economy--have occurred alongside loss of the city's built heritage and a decline in the status and quality of cultural activities, leading to a perceived identity crisis for the city.
recently celebrated the ground break on April 22nd of the Holiday Inn ExpressA Hotel Xalapa.
Washington, June 16 ( ANI ): A cat owner has put his black-and-white kitten with orange eyes, up for mayoral elections in eastern Mexico's Xalapa.