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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 […]

Cinco De Mayo Strikes a Nerve After 2010 American Flag Clash

Cinco De Mayo Strikes a Nerve After 2010 American Flag Clash

One northern California town is worried Cinco de Mayo may be filled with protest instead of celebration. Since 2010, Cinco de Mayo events strike a nerve across the country after a clash about a decision on the American Flag, and fueling rallies at the school.  Four years ago, the town of Morgan Hill was center to […]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the greatest Spanish-language writer, best known for his masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, died on Thursday at his house in Mexico. He was 87. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, known as Gabo to his friend, was born in 1927 in the Colombian coast town of Aracataca. Like many great Latin American authors, he […]

Quake Shakes but Mexico City Holds Steady [Video]

Quake Shakes but Mexico City Holds Steady [Video]

On Friday morning, as families in Mexico were preparing for the holy day of Good Friday, an earthquake that measured between 7.2 and 7.5 on the Richter scale, shook Mexico’s southern coast. The epicenter was estimated to be in the municipality of Técpan de Galeana in the state of Guerrero, 170 miles southwest of Mexico […]

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