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A community-focused policing program that has produced positive results in one of Mexico’s most violent states suggests that alternative forms of policing could be a way forward to quell rising violence, but the question remains: can they help tackle organized crime? Under the program — which was established in 2015 in Morelia, the capital city...
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In Full Bloom: Mexico City’s Edible Flower Scene
For Josué Barona, the Mercado San Juan has always been part of his life: his mother and father both have stalls there, just around the corner from each other, and he has been working among the bustling food stands from a young age. While the stand that the now 35-year-old works at doesn’t really have...
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Mexico: Homeless Create Fantastical Creature in Alebrije Parade
Mexico City is preparing for its 12th Monumental Alebrijes Competition and Parade, to take place on October 20, and homeless people are working on their own creation to participate. The event is organized annually by Mexico City’s Museum of Popular Culture, which teamed up with the Assistance and Social Integration Institute (IASIS) to coordinate the...
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How a Seafloor Blob Became Mexico’s ‘Black Gold’
The sea cucumber, a relative of the starfish and sea urchin, isn’t much more than a blob creeping across the ocean floor on tentacle-feet, munching on algae and plankton. The most interesting thing about the animal may be that some species defend themselves by ejecting respiratory tissues through the anus in the direction of the...
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Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen Triggers Tropical Storm Warnings, Watches in Cuba, Mexico; U.S. Gulf Coast Threat Next Week
The National Hurricane Center says there is a high chance of development in the coming week of a system as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center has initiated advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen in the northwestern Caribbean. It is expected to track northward and become Tropical Storm Michael by...
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El Paso man helps transfer bloodmobiles to Mexico
Martin Gomez arrived to United Blood Services in El Paso about 16 years ago. His mother, Martha Cervantes de Gomez, was in need of Type O blood. She lived in Ciudad Juarez. “I came to the United States, and I asked this blood bank for help. They were able to help me with some blood...
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Mexico President-elect AMLO lost 2006 elections due to 'rigging'
A former presidential candidate from Mexico’s Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), which ruled uninterrupted for seven decades, has hinted that the 2006 presidential elections might have been rigged. Roberto Madrazo has said that according to information he had at that time, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – who was elected president in July – was ahead of...
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Nature and culture mix to make Mazatlan an undiscovered gem
Our cab ride from the airport was a quick one: less than 30 minutes from the curb to our beachside hotel in the historic district of Mazatlan. Along the route, my husband chatted in Spanish with our driver and I surveyed the passing scene, glimpsing fleets of shrimp boats by the dozens and streets abuzz...
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US moves ahead with plan to give Mexico $20M that it doesn't want to deport migrants
The Trump administration is moving ahead with a plan to pay Mexico $20 million to deport migrants from that country and prevent them from reaching the U.S. – even after the plan had been halted by top Democrats in Congress and so far dismissed by the Mexican government. The plan is just the latest by...
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Twitter Really Hates Netflix’s Reality Show ‘Made in Mexico’
Because we live in a Trump-era world, some might actually be ignorant enough to believe that all Mexicans are rapists and criminals. In an attempt to change that hateful narrative about us, on September 28, Netflix released Made In Mexico – a reality show that puts young rich Mexicans center stage. Ironically, the subjects of...
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South of the Border Cruising: The Boating Life in Mexico
Hollywood has certainly had a field day of presenting the everyday American venturing south of the border to experience life in Mexico. Examples include the romantic comedy “The Mexican,” neo-noir thriller “Get the Gringo” and the western classic “Two Mules for Sister Sara.” These films, of course, have no bearing on the everyday life of...
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Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops
In early June, evolutionary developmental biologist Elena Álvarez-Buylla received an out-of-the-blue phone call from the campaign of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, then the front-runner in Mexico’s presidential election, with a question. If López Obrador won, would she consider becoming the next director of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), the country’s science ministry...
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2017 earthquake off Mexico broke through an entire tectonic plate
September 2017 saw a pair of weird earthquakes in Mexico. A magnitude 8.2 on September 8 just offshore the state of Chiapas was followed by a magnitude 7.1 on September 19—this time much closer to Mexico City, causing considerable destruction there. While the two earthquakes were not connected, they were the same type of earthquake,...
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We Followed Our Dreams and Retired to Mexico. This is What No One Tells You About Starting a New Life Abroad
In the summer of 2012, Brad Johnson and his wife joined the thousands of Americans who each year decide to spend their retirement years living overseas. They rented out their house in Phoenix, Ariz., got a six-month tourist visa that they anticipated renewing indefinitely, packed up their two cars, and set off southward, to the...
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Las Coloradas Mexico Really? Does this place exist? Yes, Las Coloradas Yucatan is a real place and very interesting to visit. We love going all around to bring you cool stuff to go see. We have actually been here several times, and this time took video and wanted to introduce you to it. Las Coloradas...
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