Border Crossing for Tourists
Small Town Takes Tourists on Simulated Border-Crossing Expedition
By Samantha Leal | 09/10/2012 - 09:45

Want to know what it's like illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border? You can experience a similar trek first-hand, for $18. El Alberto, Mexico has created a 'theme park' centered around border-crossing and has been running tours since 2004, reports the Huffington Post


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Mariachi Band
Mexico's Mariachi Music Receives International Cultural Recognition
By Samantha Leal | 09/05/2012 - 18:00

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, officially awarded Mexican mariachi music as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at a ceremony in Guadalajara, as part of the 19th International Mariachi Meeting, reports Fox News Latino


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Gawker Mexican Drug Blood Column, Mexico Drug War
Gawker Launches Regular Feature Chronicling Mexican Drug Wars
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 15:56

In an interesting move for a website known for it’s satirical, no-holds-barred take on news and entertainment, Gawker will be highlighting a new feature, “Mexican Drug Blood,” a column of sorts on the nation’s drug wars. 

The regular feature will be written by Miguel Angel Rodriguez Vazquez, editor of El Nuevo Alarma!, and will be translated into English by Gawker staff. Readers are warned that the images accompanying the posts can be graphic. 


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Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Now Is Time to Visit Mexico: 4 Places to Go
By Karina Martinez-Carter | 05/28/2012 - 10:55

Tourism to the United States’ southern neighbor, Mexico, has energetically rebounded over the past few years. Hotel rooms and beaches are filling up again with international visitors after numbers dwindled as a direct result of the country’s drug war. While the violence unfortunately continues in some parts of the country, security and spirits have all-around improved. The U.S. has acknowledged the increased safety, as well, in lowering its official travel warnings to the country, while the Mexican government has enthusiastically launched tourism promotion campaigns.


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WATCH: Social Experiment with Mexican Kids Shows Institutionalized Racism
WATCH: Social Experiment with Mexican Kids Shows Institutionalized Racism
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 13:30

Remember the famous experiment involving children and baby dolls?

Conducted by Kenneth and Mamie Clark during the 1940s, the social experiment asked a sampling of black and white children about two identical dolls, one with white skin and blonde hair and the other with brown skin and black hair. The children were asked which doll was good, and which was bad. Which was pretty, and which was ugly? You get the deal. The experiment studied children’s ideas about race at the time.


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Get to Know Luz Rios
EXCLUSIVE: Get to Know Luz Rios
By Amaris Castillo | 11/03/2011 - 16:30

As one of ten children, Luz Rios grew up immersed in music – mariachi in particular. The sounds familiar to the Mexican-born singer would influence her music career tremendously – landing her a hit single titled Aire with legendary singer/songwriter Joan Sebastian and Latin Grammy nods. 


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Go Behind the Scenes of Chicharito's GQ Photo Shoot
Go Behind the Scenes of Chicharito's GQ Photo Shoot
By Mariela Rosario | 10/06/2011 - 15:30

Super cute soccer star Javier Hernandez, aka Chicharito is fast becoming a legend in Mexico. The speedy forward for Manchester United and the Mexican National soccer team has been making a name for himself both on the field (for his nasty ball skills) and off the field (for his dashing good looks).We got our hands on the behind the scenes footage and had a feeling some of you out there might want a peek. So, here it is. Enjoy!


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Guess Which Country Made the World’s Largest Shrimp Cocktail
By Amaris Castillo | 10/05/2011 - 14:30

We’re suddenly hungry. The World Records Academy reports that a coastal city in Mexico has set the world record for the largest shrimp cocktail. It was huge.


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Mexico Marriage
Can Marriage Be "Renewable"? It Could Be In Mexico City
By Amaris Castillo | 09/30/2011 - 09:56

Marriage is essentially a contract, right? Well soon, those who want to wed in Mexico City will have the option of a “renewable” one. According to BBC, plans to alter the city’s civil code could give newlyweds a minimum of two years before deciding whether to cement their union or separate. The website reports that the contract, which would be optional, aims to reduce the workload on family judges, as well as the number of divorces in the city.


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Thalía is Feeling Stronger Than Ever
By Amaris Castillo | 09/29/2011 - 13:25

Thalía is better than ever—or so she says on the cover of November’s People en Español. Considering the turbulent year she has had after the death of her mother earlier this year, we're happy to hear that the Mexican singer/actress is feeling good!

Meet Thalía’s Son, Matthew Alejandro!


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