There’s an election going on in Mexico City, and this time it’s not for the city or national government, but to select a name for a giraffe calf born at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Zoo. The male giraffe calf was born on April 19th, 2015, weighing at birth nearly 50 kilograms (that’s 110 pounds for those […]

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Allan on April 6th, 2015

The crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ are foundational to the Christian faith. That’s why the major branches of Christendom (Roman Catholic, Protestant and the Eastern Churches) memorialize – in various ways – the death, burial and resurrection of Christ each spring. Mexico has a variety of traditional Easter customs, many of them deriving […]

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Tourism is one of the biggest revenue producers in Mexico, and is promoted by the government and private business. Besides helping the economy, if tourism is managed properly it can encourage local communities and residents to preserve the environment and take care of historical and cultural sites. If people have a vested economic interest in […]

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Allan on March 23rd, 2015

Mexico’s mid-term congressional elections are scheduled for June 7th. Like the United States, Mexico has a bicameral congress. In the mid-term, the entire lower chamber (equivalent to the U.S. House of Representatives) is to be replaced, as the representatives cannot be reelected.  There are 500 representatives in the chamber, For the entire article, click here. Article […]

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Just five days after the capture of Servando Gomez Martinez, the leader of southern Michoacan state’s Caballeros Templarios, Mexican authorities captured another big narco boss, Alejandro “Omar” Treviño Morales, known as Z-42, leader of the infamous Zetas cartel. Treviño was captured by Mexican federal police and Mexican Army soldiers on March 4th, 2015 in San Pedro […]

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Servando Gomez Martinez, also known as “La Tuta,” was captured by Mexican federal police on February 27th, 2015, in Michoacan’s capital city Morelia, with no shots being fired.  Agents had been gathering intelligence on Gomez for months. Gomez was the leader of a cult-like drug cartel, based in Michoacan state in southern Mexico, called Los Caballeros Templarios […]

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Spring break in Mexico is an annual tradition. And the past few years have seen a new, related tradition – a warning by the government of Texas against traveling to Mexico during spring break. Beginning in 2011, each year the state of Texas has warned spring breakers not to visit Mexico.  That brings it to […]

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Allan on February 23rd, 2015

A  Mexican NGO (non-governmental organization) called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal, A.C. (Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice) researches crime statistics. The group has released its report of the most violent municipios in Mexico in the year 2014. A municipio is not equivalent to a municipality in the United States. In Spanish-speaking […]

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The recent injunction handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen to at least delay Obama’s ongoing amnesty was heartening, though it must be followed up by resolve in Congress. The decision was handed down at 10:22 on the night of February 16th.   By the 17th, the very next day, it had already been […]

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A Mexican NGO called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal, A.C.(Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice), whose president is Jose Antonio Ortega Sanchez, released a list of the world’s 50 cities with the highest homicide rates in 2014. The group’s statistics are based on homicide rates calculated from 100,000 inhabitants. […]

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