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Mexico: 43 Missing Students Trigger Chaos

Mexico: 43 Missing Students Trigger Chaos

The apparent abduction of 43 students last month in Southern Mexico has triggered chaos and a political crisis in the country. According to reports, Mexican police in the small city of Iguala, Mexico attacked the students on orders from the mayor and his wife out of fear they were going to disrupt a speech she was […]

Miley Cyrus Involved in Criminal Investigation for Mexican Flag Incident

Miley Cyrus Involved in Criminal Investigation for Mexican Flag Incident

Miley Cyrus is currently involved in a pending criminal investigation surrounding an incident that occurred while she was performing in Mexico on Mexican Independence Day, which fell this past Tuesday. If found guilty of the alleged charges, the penalty consists of a 36-hour jail sentence as well as a $1200 fine. The 21-year-old was performing […]

Mexican Independence Day Remembers ‘Grito de Dolores’ Revolutionary Call

Mexican Independence Day Remembers ‘Grito de Dolores’ Revolutionary Call

Mexican Independence Day celebrates the revolutionary cry issued Sept. 16, 1810, for Mexico’s freedom from Spain. This call to action took place in the town of Dolores when the Catholic priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, encouraged peasants to fight for their rights. Mexican Independence Day is an annual event that remembers the Grito de Dolores […]

Pope Francis: Immigrant Children Coming to U.S. Need to Be Protected

Pope Francis: Immigrant Children Coming to U.S. Need to Be Protected

Pope Francis wrote on Monday that the tens of thousands of immigrant Central American and Mexican children who are illegally coming into the United States need to be “welcomed and protected.” This is only a few days after President Obama went to Texas and vowed to find a solution to the U.S. border crisis. The […]

More Immigrants Hail From Mexico Than Germany

More Immigrants Hail From Mexico Than Germany

In a recent report published in Pew Research Center, more immigrants now hail from Mexico than Germany, in which the latter was the leading country where people came from between 1850 to 1960. Among 42 million immigrants that come to the United States each year, over 12 million of them are from Mexico with India, […]

‘Treasures of the Tamayo: Mexico City’ Opens at MCASD in La Jolla

‘Treasures of the Tamayo: Mexico City’ Opens at MCASD in La Jolla

  The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla presents Treasures of the Tamayo, Mexico City until August 31, 2014. The exhibition highlights artist, Rufino Tamayo, decorative objects from the Mexican artist’s collection, and late-modernist and contemporary works acquired by the Tamayo Museum after Tamayo’s death in 1991. Artists in the show […]

DNA From 12,000 Year Old Skeleton Provides Needed Evidence

DNA From 12,000 Year Old Skeleton Provides Needed Evidence

Like the colorful grasshopper recently discovered in Oaxaca, science has once again stumbled upon a spectacular discovery, by happenstance, in Mexico. In a watery cave north of Tulum, the almost completely intact skeleton of a teenage girl was found. The DNA of a molar from the 12,000-13,000 year old skull has provided much needed evidence. […]

Colorado River Brings Hope for U.S. Mexico International Relations

Colorado River Brings Hope for U.S. Mexico International Relations

The Colorado River reached the Sea of Cortez today in an event that marked the quenching of a decades-long drought in the region. According to reports, water had not flowed consistently into the Sea of Cortez for more than 50 years. Today’s event is said to bring a stable water supply to 200,000 households and […]

Colorful New Grasshopper Named After Lila Downs

Colorful New Grasshopper Named After Lila Downs

A striking new creature has been discovered in Oaxaca, Mexico. The mountain dwelling insect was found by scientists from the University of Central Florida (UCF). They decided to name the colorful new grasshopper Liladownsia fraile, in honor of Ana Lila Downs Sanchez, a popular Mexican-American activist and singer. The name is in recognition of the […]

Lime Prices Benefit Mexican Growers in Michoacan

Lime Prices Benefit Mexican Growers in Michoacan

Lime prices are benefiting Mexican growers in Michoacan. Fans of Cinco de Mayo or anyone interested in a tart margarita will pay increased tabs at the bar. A 40 pound box of limes costs $100, four times the normal price. Most limes consumed by Americans come from Mexico. Farmers there grow two types. One is […]

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