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El Monstruo

Scott Sherman on John Ross’ Mexico City

The irascible poet, journalist and all-around troublemaker’s take on his love affair with the city called El Monstruo, through centuries of rapine and revolution.

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 READ MORE


Pictures of No-Pants Subway Riders

Professional prankster group Improv Everywhere’s “No Pants Subway Ride” is one cultural trend that appears to be taking off. Despite a frigid winter, participants in as many as 43 cities around the world commuted in their underwear, and we’ve got photos to prove it.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 READ MORE



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Mexican State Legislatures Make Abortion Illegal

A disturbing trend is arising in Mexico, as state legislatures are banning abortion in a wave of individual state decisions. Abortion rights advocates say the trend will force women to more dangerous and clandestine forms of abortion.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 READ MORE



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Mexico City Brings Gay Marriage South of the Border

Mexico City, one of the largest metropolises in the world, is set to become the first city in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. The mega-city and its surrounding suburbs are home to roughly 20 million people, just under one-fifth of Mexico’s population.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009 READ MORE



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Biting More Than Crime

Waistlines in Mexico City’s police force are expanding, with at least 70 percent of its membership classified as overweight. In response, a new diet program is being implemented for officers that suggests they “balance” poor diets with vegetables and other healthy alternatives.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009 READ MORE


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Passengers Freed from Hijacked AeroMexico Jet

Some 100 passengers and several crew members made it safely off a hijacked AeroMexico 737 airliner upon landing in Mexico City on Wednesday. Meanwhile, at least five handcuffed men were escorted off the plane, which they had reportedly seized after takeoff from Cancun in an attempt to speak to Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 READ MORE


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Swine Flu Comes to the U.S.

After infecting perhaps hundreds of people and killing scores in Mexico, eight cases of swine flu have been diagnosed in the U.S.—six in California and two in Texas.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009 READ MORE


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Mexico City Unveils Bold ‘Free Viagra for Seniors’ Plan

Now here’s one way to win elections: Government officials in Mexico City are offering free medication to hombres of a certain age who suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008 READ MORE


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Mexicans Bare All for Art’s Sake

About 18,000 people converged in Mexico City’s Zocalo plaza Sunday, shucked their clothes and posed for photographer Spencer Tunick, far outstripping his former record of 7,000 in Barcelona. 

Posted on May 7, 2007 READ MORE


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