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September 20, 2018
Mexico’s newly elected leftist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador aims to tackle the country’s crippling corruption epidemic all on his own. The solutions to this intractable challenge have evaded Mexican leaders for decades. Whether López Obrador’s individualistic personalized approach to anti-corruption is successful will define his presidency, and shape Mexico’s political and economic future. To...
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The Great Escape: Careyes Mexico Is Bohemian Luxury Exemplified
Costa Careyes is situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico in Jalisco. This magical enclave attracts an international crowd composed of bohemians and creative powerhouses. Set in a lush natural environment, the juxtaposition of untouched land with large-scale art installations creates a striking locale to inhabit. Costa Careyes is a beautiful confluence of architecture, art, community,...
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Mexico’s new president sets out to change his country’s course
WITH its long bulk of purple volcanic stone, the National Palace is not just any building. It looks out onto the Zócalo, the teeming heart of Mexico City, peopled by the dark-skinned Mexico that travels by bus or metro rather than in big SUVs with darkened windows. Tourists file in to the palace to see...
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U.S. losing soccer prospects as California talent head back to Mexico in search of opportunity
Sandra Pulido had just enough time after her hospital cleaning shift to make her son’s favorite meal for the most important dinner of their lives. It was late on a Wednesday in January 2016 when former U.S. national soccer coach Steve Sampson sat down for enchiladas at her family of 10’s two-bedroom home in East...
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Coming Soon: “Dark Money”, “Made in Mexico”
In this week’s roundup, we look at unscripted series and documentaries scheduled to debut on PBS’s long-standing documentary strand ‘POV’, Netflix and Epix. American public broadcaster PBS will present the television broadcast premiere of Kimberly Reed’s feature-length documentary Dark Money (pictured) across its documentary strand ‘POV’ on Oct. 1. The 99-minute political thriller, which screened...
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Mexicans held a minute of silence on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of devastating earthquakes that struck the country in September 2017, and the postal service honored three search-and-rescue dogs in a stamp. More than 450 people were killed and tens of thousands of homes were damaged when the quakes hit Mexico 12 days apart....
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Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica 2018
Vallarta Nayarit Gastronómica is gearing up for its most important edition with the tagline “Mexico: Thanks for so much!” Based primarily in the Riviera Nayarit, it will celebrate 10 uninterrupted years as a must-do on the world’s culinary calendar. The organizers announced this year’s event during a press conference held at the Hard Rock Hotel....
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A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer — native bees, moths, butterflies, ladybugs, lovebugs, mayflies and fireflies — appear to...
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Mexico official fired over odyssey of truck with nearly 300 bodies
© AFP | The truck was parked for two weeks at a warehouse in a downtrodden neighborhood on the city outskirts until residents complained of the stench and the flies it attracted GUADALAJARA (MEXICO) (AFP) – A state government in Mexico has fired a prosecutor over a spectacle in which a fetid-smelling tractor trailer carrying...
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Mexico Aims To Become The Energy Hub Of Latin America
Mexico could be at the precipice of a region-wide energy revolution, and natural gas is the key. The future of Mexico’s gas sector will be up for debate at the Latin American and Caribbean Gas Conference & Exhibition (LGC) held in Mexico City next month. Major industry players will meet from October 9-11 to discuss,...
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Taquería Los Parados: No Seats Required
Our trip to Taquería Los Parados in Roma Sur last month began like any other: we gathered up four friends and began the trek to this beloved taco spot. But the dark, moody sky threatened rain, and in anticipation of a gushing downpour, we piled into a cab minutes before the first giant, icy cold...
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CITIGROUP STANDS TO WIN FROM MEXICO TRADE DEAL / BARRONS MAGAZINE
Citigroup Stands to Win From Mexico Trade Deal Investors have seen Citigroup’s international exposure as a negative this year. Photo: Callaghan O’Hare Citigroup (ticker: C), owner of the second-largest bank in Mexico, stands to gain from the U.S.-Mexico trade accord that President Donald Trump announced Monday. The stock closed up $1.72, or 2.4%, at $72.39,...
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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Mapastepec in Mexico
Earthquake location 14.6986S, -93.7185W A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 119 km SW of Mapastepec, Mexico (74 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000hhh4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hhh4. Global date and time of event...
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Geoinformatics Mapped Mexico City’s First High-Speed Rail—Down to the Millimeter
The Consorcio IUYET team used a Leica SiTrack reality capture system to obtain point clouds of the surroundings and sub-millimetric railhead measurements. Courtesy Consorcio IUYET. Like most major cities, Mexico City has a traffic problem. But the logjams that cause headaches in other metro areas cause blitzing migraines in Mexico’s capital, where the traffic crisis...
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Mexico City’s $150 Million Rebrand Faces Growing Pains
Mexico City has been taken over by a searing fuchsia color—reminiscent of the bougainvillea flowers that tumble over the city’s walls—and a sans serif logo with four letters: CDMX, for Ciudad de México. Since 2016, they have both been part of Mexico City’s place-branding campaign, initiated by former mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera. Last week, incoming...
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