By Cristina Arreola | 10/16/2013 - 11:30
You know that smoky haze that hangs over Mexico City? Soon, the pollution from traffic won’t be the only cause!
According to the Huffington Post, legislators in Mexico City are planning to draft a bill that would decriminalize marijuana use in the city. Lawmakers are pushing to make it legal to carry up to 30 grams, or just over an ounce, of the drug.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/04/2013 - 16:26
The abortion debate was shaken to its core this week after a Salvadoran woman’s pregnancy found itself at the center of great controversy. The ill 22-year-old (known only as Beatriz to protect her identity) had asked courts in El Salvador for – and been denied – an abortion because of her high-risk pregnancy. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, as well as in many other areas of Latin America.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2013 - 16:30
Puerto Rico made headlines this week after its governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed two bills into law; one which prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, and the other which adds to the island’s domestic violence law protections with regards to sexual orientation. This decision came after much pushing from LGBT rights advocates, including Puerto Rico’s own beloved superstar Ricky Martin, who took to
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2013 - 10:33
Eleven people were kidnapped in broad daylight from a bar in Mexico City, relatives said on Thursday.
Fox News Latino reports that the mass abduction purportedly happened sometime between 10 a.m. and noon this past Sunday morning, in the city’s usually calm Zona Rosa.
By Miranda Noland | 08/30/2010 - 12:45
Even though Eva Longoria Parker presented the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series at the 2010 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, the Desperate Housewives star managed to fit in a whirlwind trip to Mexico City to launch her new perfume "Eva" at the Liverpool Polanco store this past weekend. While Longoria was in D.F.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2009 - 11:50
Citizens of Mexico City are anxiously awaiting life to return to normal after health officials declared the worst to be over in the swine flu outbreak. President Felipe Calderon went on national television on Sunday evening to tell people that the national shutdown seemed to have been effective in curtailing the outbreak within the nation's borders. Although the shut down may have helped in terms of assuaging health concerns, it has dealt a blow to the local economy, especially in the capital city.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/18/2009 - 12:30
Alvaro Acosta, chief of one of the police forces in Mexico City, was arrested recently for hiring hit men to shoot municipal prosecutor Victor Hugo Moneda. Moneda, a prosecutor for the district attorney’s office of the capital city, was gunned down in December of 2008.
Hit man Darkin Emanuel Grimaldo Lopez was arrested and charged as one of the shooters and investigators say that information obtained from Grimaldo eventually led them back to Acosta. Acosta now stands accused of masterminding the murder of Moneda.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/04/2008 - 14:45
From Oct. 20 to Oct. 26, 2008, Mexico's best and brightest fashion designers showed their finery at Campo Marte in Mexico City for Mexico Fashion Week. In its tenth year, the event began as a minimal affair with one designer showing per night. "Today we have over 30 shows in six days," said José Andrés Patiño, FWM's general director to WWD. The lighting was gorgeous, the models were breathtaking and the clothes were innovative, smart and artfully executed.