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Lawrence Maxwell, the Chilean Man Who Came Face to Face With Mexican Police Brutality

Lawrence Maxwell was in downtown Mexico City to take part in a peaceful demonstration in support of the missing Ayotzinapa students when he was arrested and threatened by Mexican police.

Earthquake Shakes Guatemala City

23 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - An earthquake shook the capital of Guatemala on Friday, a Reuters witness said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Mexico's national seismological service said the quake...Show More Summary

Teacher Turned Cartel Leader Nabbed in Mexico

A most-wanted drug lord who once terrorized western Michoacan state was captured early today by federal police, according to a Mexican official. Servando "La Tuta" Gomez was arrested in the capital city of Morelia without a shot fired, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Gomez was the...

Central America?s secret seven

From beautiful colonial cities and ancient Mayan sites to volcanoes, vast lakes and tropical beaches, Central America has it all. Whilst Mexico and Cuba might be more well known to tourists, there are plenty of hidden gems that can easily be discovered. Show More Summary

15 Hot Mexico City Startups to Look Out For In 2015

Each year, many entrepreneurs make the decision to start up a new business venture, and many overwhelmingly choose to establish their venture in Mexico City.

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Ancient cities grew like their modern counterparts, archaeologists say According to archaeological data from a comprehensive study of countless ancient sites in Mexico, a team of archaeologists have discovered ancient cities grew like...Show More Summary

Cenote Zací in Valladolid, Mexico

One of many cenotes—water-filled sinkholes—that dot the Yucatán peninsula, Cenote Zací is located within the small city of Valladolid, which was built on the site the Mayan settlement of Zací from which the landmark takes its name. Though...Show More Summary

Museo del Juguete Antiguo México in Mexico City, Mexico

Opened in 2006 and showing off over 20,000 playthings from the early 20th century, Mexico's Museo del Juguete Antiguo México (Old Toy Museum of Mexico) gives curious visitors an alternate history of the country's culture, told exclusively through its toys. Show More Summary

Biomimicry in buildings: 6 animal-shaped architectural wonders

Sea shells have influenced the form of buildings in Japan, Monte Carlo, and Mexico, to name a few. This nautilus-shaped home in Mexico City, imagined by Javier Senosiain, was inspired by Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright and

New Mexico’s ‘The Red Nation’ and Allies to Demand ABQ Abolish Columbus Day

Abolish Columbus Day Rally, Fri. 2/27 @ 4:30 pm @ #ABQ City Hall pic.twitter.com/Q2xdSyafON — Nick Estes (@nick_w_estes) February 22, 2015 From nativenewsonline.net: ‘ALBUQUERQUE — A newly formed group called Red Nation, which consists of a group of American Indians and allies, will go to the City of Albuquerque’s city hall this coming Friday to [...]

Ariel Camacho Dies in Car Crash; Mexican Singer Was 22

Ariel Camacho, a popular singer/songwriter from Mexico who was signed to DEL Records, was killed Wednesday morning in his native city of Sinaloa. He was 22 years old. Camacho had been on tour in promotion of a deluxe version of his album...Show More Summary

16th Century Spanish Ships Took Tropical Fire Ants Around the World

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Before 16th century Spanish sailors set off on long voyages across the Pacific Ocean from the port city of Acapulco, Mexico, they filled the ballasts of their ships with dirt to keep the vessels steady in high winds and rough seas. When...Show More Summary

Acapulco hit by violence in teacher protest; one killed

A 65-year-old retired teacher was killed and dozens of people injured when police forcefully broke up a demonstration that blocked main roads in the tourist city of Acapulco, threatening a key component of Mexico’s economy, authorities said Wednesday.

Why do I give a shit about art?

Zona MACO and Material, the fairs that ran more or less concurrently the first week of February here in Mexico City, helped synthesize a number of threads floating around in my mind since arriving here. Those threads: Boris Groys’s essay “Art Activism,” published in e-flux shortly before I moved, a talk by Donna Haraway that […]

Ex-Champions Melendez and Alvarez Set for Mexico City

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC After years of calling each other out, UFC lightweights Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez will finally have a chance to battle it out inside the Octagon. The two are slated to meet in the co-main event...Show More Summary

Mexico City Museum Cancels Exhibition Because Artist’s Work Is Too Bloody

“Anticipating that [Hermann] Nitsch’s disturbing oeuvre might upset Mexicans already alarmed by the bloodshed ravaging their country, the Museo Jumex … abruptly canceled an exhibition that was scheduled to open this week. The pre-emptive decision by the Jumex Foundation, which runs the museum, has been denounced by collectors, curators and art critics as an embarrassing […]

Here you see a hungry clown taking a lunchbreak from terrifying...

Here you see a hungry clown taking a lunchbreak from terrifying hapless coulrophobes in order to attempt to eat a 150 foot long torta during the annual Tortal Festival in Mexico City on August 4, 2009. Not realizing that one ravenous...Show More Summary

Velasquez vs. Werdum set for June 13 in Mexico City

The long-awaited UFC heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum has a new date, as the Mexico City Arena will host the UFC 188 main event on Saturday, June 13. .. click here for … Continue reading ? The post Velasquez vs. Werdum set for June 13 in Mexico City appeared first on Boxing News.

Finding my North Carolina roots

In 1993, I was a reluctant transplant to the Triangle. Born and raised in Chicago, I considered myself a big-city girl. I’d lived in Mexico City, San Francisco and Lima, Peru. Several times, I’d talked my way into – and out of – Peruvian prisons run entirely by inmates who considered Americans lower than stray […]

Never Sign a Check at Mexico's Royal Hideaway Playacar

It’s kind of a coming-of-age awakening when you first venture outside the hectic city of Cancun in search of a more grown up resort experience on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. And if you value classic luxury, service and style, you will most li... via JustLuxe.com

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