Animal Rights Protesters Object to Use of Bullfights in Guanajuato Cultural Festival
By Yuliana Gomez | 10/26/2009 - 17:00

Animal Rights activists protested the inclusion of bullfighting for the first time in 37 years in Guanajuato’s Festival Internacional Cervantino, Mexico's largest cultural event—and one of the largest in the Americas. Members of Anima Naturalis protested on the Plaza de la Paz, in the center of the city; one of the members even donned banderillas (the spikes with which the bull is stabbed to get a response) and covered himself in blood to simulate the condition of the bull during the often gory events.

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Hundreds Arrested in Cartel Busts
By Yuliana Gomez | 10/23/2009 - 16:00

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced the arrests of 203 people in 38 cities, with a focus on the major rings in the cities of Dallas, Atlanta and Seattle. It was the largest ever sweep against a Mexican drug organization by US law enforcement The New York Times reports.

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Mexico Launches Pink Taxi Service for Women
By Mariela Rosario | 10/21/2009 - 13:00

In an effort to curb sexual harassment of women by cab drivers, officials in the Mexican city of Puebla have launched Pink Taxi de Puebla, a taxi service provided by women, for women. The new taxis are painted pink and boast beauty kits in every vehicle.

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12 Must-See Mexican Movies
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/14/2009 - 11:52

Hollywood may be bigger, but make no mistake: Mexico has been producing great movies and pumping out icons—behind and in front of the cameras—for just as long.

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Mayan Elder Insists "2012 Is Not the End of the World"
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2009 - 10:30

Mayan elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun is so over being asked about the end of the world. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff," Pixtun says. But it doesn't look as though the frantic anxiety about the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 is going to let up anytime soon. With a blockbuster film entitled 2012 on the way and new websites being dedicated to the impending apocalypse every day, now, more than ever, the idea seems to be gaining momentum.

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President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Mexico Blames U.S. for Hindering U.N. Climate Talks
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/09/2009 - 09:27

  • President Obama shocked the world this morning when it was announced that he won the Nobel Peace Prize for diplomacy, just nine months into his presidency. The Nobel Committee said of the president: “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.

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Lawsuit Halts Filming Of Márquez's "Memories of My Melancholy Whores"
By Mariela Rosario | 10/07/2009 - 14:10

Gabriel García Márquez's novel Memories of My Melancholy Whores tells the tale of a 90-year-old man who, for his birthday, gives himself one evening of “wild love with an adolescent virgin.” Codirector and producer Ricardo del Rio is attempting to bring the famed author's vision to life and is in the process of filming an adaptation of the book.

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Mary Kay Remover a Best-Seller in Mexico
By Angelique Serrano | 10/05/2009 - 13:41

One of Mary Kay’s best-selling products stateside is also a blockbuster seller in Mexico. Their Oil-Free Makeup Remover ($14, to locate an Independent Beauty Consultant near you) is a customer favorite that continues to deliver both profits and results. The oil-free formula is moisturizing, yet not greasy, and it can handle the toughest remnants of last night’s smoky-eye makeup in seconds. How’s that for a wise investment? 

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Video: Mexico City Beats World Record For Largest "Thriller" Dance
By Mariela Rosario | 08/31/2009 - 10:23

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday in Mexico City to honor what would have been the 51st birthday of the king of pop, Michael Jackson.

Officials say that around 50,000 people came together, including upwards of 12,000 dancers to retrace the dance steps made famous around the world by the music video for Jackson’s "Thriller.” Men, women and children joined in the action, coming in costume and some getting their faces painted to reflect the ghoulish theme of the song.

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The Sounds of the Mexican Countryside
By Grace Bastidas | 08/17/2009 - 10:52

In case you missed it, the Travel section of Sunday’s New York Times included a story on Los Angeles’ corridos (and narcocorridos) scene. Writer Lawrence Downes follows the “sounds of the Mexican countryside” across “clubs, bars, swap meets and concert halls.”

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