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a Mexican city on the Bay of Campeche

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a Mexican state on the eastern part of the Gulf of Campeche

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A voucher collection of mosquito larvae was deposited in the Public Health Laboratory of Campeche State.
It is bordered on the north by Yucatan State, on the south by Belize and Guatemala, on the east by the Caribbean and Antilles seas, and on the west by Yucatan and Campeche States. It has a total surface area of 53,344 [km.sup.2] and is divided into three physiogeographical provinces: Carso Yucateco, Carso y Lomerios de Campeche, and Costa Baja de Quintana Roo (INEGI 2007) (Table 1).
On the next day, I joined a group of travelers for a three-day tour of Mayan archaeological sites in the southern region of Campeche State. Our guide, Israel, a native of Campeche and himself part Mayan, informed us that Campeche has the highest concentration of pre-Hispanic ruins in Mexico.
This bay-side capital, which, at 250,000 inhabitants, is the principal population center of Campeche state, was founded in 1540.
Four other ports in Mexico are receiving upgrades, including Matamoros in Tamaulipas state, Seybaplaya and Ciudad del Carmen in Campeche state, and the city of Veracruz.
In April 2014, a federal court ordered the federal government to rescind a permit to plant genetically engineered soy plants in Campeche state. In issuing the landmark decision, the Juzgado Segundo de Distrito ruled that the government violated the constitutional rights of three Mayan communities (SourceMex, April 16, 2014).
In December 2013, the Campeche state legislature unanimously approved legislation to allow civil unions for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, a step short of marriage.
During the interim period while the ownership of Oceanografia remains unresolved, authorities have made every effort to keep the company afloat in order to preserve thousands of jobs in Campeche state. In July of this year, a federal court granted Oceanografia temporary protection against creditors, giving the company some breathing room while it negotiates its debt (SourceMex, July 16, 2014).
In March, a federal court ordered authorities to rescind a permit to plant genetically engineered soy plants in Campeche state. The ruling was based on a complaint filed by the Mayan municipalities of Pack-Chen and Cancabchen and the Colectivo Apicola de los Chenes, which said the GMO seeds threatened traditional honey production in the three communities.
In the case of Oceanografia, a company based in Ciudad del Carmen in Campeche state, the company is alleged to have fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in loans from Mexico's largest bank Grupo Financiero Banamex (SourceMex, March 19, 2014).
Opponents of the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Mexico scored a victory in mid-March when a federal court ordered the federal government to rescind a permit to plant genetically engineered soy plants in Campeche state. In issuing the landmark decision, the Juzgado Segundo de Distrito ruled that the government violated the constitutional rights of three Mayan communities by not consulting them before approving the cultivation of 253,000 hectares of GMO soybeans.
Speaking to reporters during a recent visit to Campeche state in mid-February, the tourism secretary said the publicity about the AH1N1 virus and the violence in Michoacan state (SourceMex, Jan.
Legislators in Campeche state are considering a similar measure.