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Jose Cuervo Express train ride to Tequila: The real story behind Mexico's famous drink

Jose Cuervo Express train ride to Tequila: The real story behind Mexico’s famous drink

My foray into tequila appreciation began on a train with 400 drunken Rabbit Gods and ended with a headache as throbbing as a Mexican hat...
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Reputed Sinaloa cartel leader 'El Cuate' arrested, gold-plated guns seized in Mexico

Reputed Sinaloa cartel leader ‘El Cuate’ arrested, gold-plated guns seized in Mexico

Three Mexican drug cartels operated in the El Paso-Juarez region Daniel Borunda/El Paso Times (Photo: Courtesy Chihuahua state government) Gold-plated handguns, cocaine and pickups were...
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“Museo” revisits Mexico’s notorious museum robbery

“Museo” revisits Mexico’s notorious museum robbery

IT WAS one of the most audacious heists in art history. On Christmas Eve 1985 125 Mayan, Aztec, Miztec and Zapotec artefacts were stolen from...
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Experts restore what might be oldest house in Mexico

The plain, one-story stone-linteled structure sat hidden in plain sight for hundreds of years behind generations of street vendors hawking goods from stands outside its...
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Exploring Mexico’s pyramid cities

It was an archaeological adventure: a 12-day family trip to Mayan and Aztec pyramid cities, from Mexico City to the Yucatan jungle. Our timeline spanned...
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Congested Mexico City must look skyward to grow

Once the heart of the vast Aztec empire, Mexico’s pulsing capital is now a megacity that dominates the country’s economy, politics and culture, but it...
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Mexicans worship cult of ‘Saint Death’

At the beginning of each month in the Mexico City neighborhood of Morelos dozens of followers of the country’s “Santa Muerte,” or “Saint Death,” cult...
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My Marvelous Mexican Midlife Crisis goes to Guadalajara – PT2

Since my last article about our trip to Guadalajara, I have gotten many bits of advice and comments from people with more knowledge about the...
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Vallarta-Nayarit offers everything from mild to wild

Few places can claim to have it all, but at two neighboring destinations on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, there really is something for everyone. From artisan...
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Exploring Mexico’s hidden destinations

Fun and busy Cabo, adventurous Riviera Maya, and thrilling Cancun. These are everyone’s go-to destinations when vacationing in Mexico, the vacation spots mostly responsible for putting the enchanting...
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Mexican archaeologists may have located tomb of an Aztec ruler

A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for...
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Festival honors ‘Muxe’ community in Mexico

A lively parade of transvestites wearing flowers and ribbons on their heads partied through the streets of an indigenous Mexican town in the weekend of...
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