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Phony mariachis open fire in Mexico City plaza, killing five people
View of the Plaza Garibaldi square in downtown Mexico City on Sept. 15, 2018, a day after gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians killed five people and wounded eight others. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP/Getty Images) The killers arrived on motorcycles to an iconic downtown spot: Plaza Garibaldi, hub of Mexico […] Click here to view original...
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Documenting the perils of working as a journalist in Mexico
Organized crime and government corruption have made Mexico one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, especially those reporting on those issues. Emmanuel Guillén Lozano, a photographer who fled Mexico last year after receiving death threats, highlights those risks in his series “Blackness,” on display this […] Click here to view original...
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Trump’s Trade Fights With Mexico and China Weigh on GOP Incumbents
“I shouldn’t say this,” Mr. Hurd said before likening his views on the Trump administration’s Nafta negotiations to his sentiments on the football program at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. “I get excited, I get bummed. I get excited, I get bummed,” Mr. Hurd said. The two-term congressman, […] Click here to view original...
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Another Mexican Revolution
Mexico’s president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, cheered his supporters at Mexico City’s Zócalo after winning the general election in July. Jorge Ramos is an anchor for the Univision network and the author of, most recently, “Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era.” If there is […] Click here to view original...
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Hammond celebrates Mexico's independence in grand style
Children with the Mexico Lindo dance troupe wave Mexican flags from the back of a float during Hammond’s second-annual Mexican Independence Day parade on Saturday, September 15, 2018. (Kyle Telechan/Post Tribune) Mariachis, ballet folkloric dancers, Mexican cowboys on dancing horses, motorcyclists, cheerleaders and souped-up cars, trucks and Jeeps all […] Click here to view original...
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Isaac to attempt to restrengthen before reaching the Gulf of Mexico
Isaac has not met its demise over the Caribbean Sea as it may attempt to restrengthen into a tropical depression or storm before reaching the Gulf of Mexico early this week. While once a hurricane over the central Atlantic Ocean, Isaac remains a weaker tropical rainstorm churning through the […] Click here to view original...
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Isaac may attempt to restrengthen before reaching the Gulf of Mexico
Isaac has not met its demise over the Caribbean Sea as it may attempt to restrengthen into a tropical depression or storm before reaching the Gulf of Mexico early this week. While once a hurricane over the central Atlantic Ocean, Isaac remains a weaker tropical rainstorm churning through the […] Click here to view original...
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'Go back to Mexico' remark leads to hate crimes charge
A south Louisiana man has been booked on hate crimes charges after police say he told woman in a store to "go back to Mexico" and then attacked her parents. Gonzales Police said 60-year-old Robert Ray of Donaldsonville approached the 19-year-old woman and made the comment at a store […] Click here to view original...
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An Ancient Ballgame Makes A Comeback In Mexico
At the end of practice at the Xochikalli cultural center in Mexico City, ulama ballgame players perform a brief dedication to Aztec gods. Drums rumble between the stone walls lining the court. An ancient ritual is underway. The smell of incense wafts across the concrete, as wiry men and […] Click here to view original...
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On the trail of Britain's lost surrealist in Mexico
“Mexico is a place where the real and the magical are inextricably intertwined” Credit: GETTY Andre Breton, father of the Surrealist movement, once described Mexico as “the most surrealist country in the world.” It certainly didn’t seem that way when I arrived aboard a cargo boat across the Sea […] Click here to view original...
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How Long Will Todos Santos Remain Mexico's Best-Kept Secret?
Hotel La Bohemia. Photo by Jessica Cantlin. GPS A new tolled highway that bypasses Cabo makes the drive to Todos Santos from the airport a breeze. Instead of traversing traffic and stoplights, the road winds along the foothills of the desolate Sierra de la Laguna Mountains and through the […] Click here to view original...
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The man making an offer on Mexico’s presidential jet is a staunch advocate of the border wall
Russell Dise, chief executive of JetLease, is interested in buying Mexico’s presidential airplane., (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) MEXICO CITY — When Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised during his campaign to sell Mexico’s presidential plane, calling it a symbol of excess, many here took it as bluster. But two months after […] Click here to view original...
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When Women Took Up Arms to Fight in Mexico's Revolution
Las soldaderas took on a range of roles from providing domestic support to dressing as men and leading troops into combat. A group of rebel women and girls wearing traditional dress practice their shooting skills for the Mexican Revolution in 1911. The Mexican Revolution rose out of a struggle […] Click here to view original...
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Mexico City Keeps Sinking As Its Water Supply Wastes Away
The Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral in Zócalo Plaza has had to undergo repeated repairs. It is among the many structures in the Mexican capital that are sinking. It’s the rainy season now in Mexico. Between May and September, on most late afternoons, thick clouds roll into Mexico City’s mountain-ringed […] Click here to view original...
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