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Mexico mulls a soda tax

September 12, 2013

Last year, when New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ban on large sodas, some people applauded the movement while others said it crossed a boundary.  Read Article »

USA beats Mexico in bid for 2014 World Cup

September 11, 2013

It's an exciting time for soccer fans, as teams from all over the world are competing to see who will be headed to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Read Article »

Canada among the happiest countries in the world

September 9, 2013

If you're interested in moving abroad, then you may want to read a recent report put out by the United Nations General Assembly. Read Article »

Teachers striking in Mexico City

August 28, 2013

Mexico has developed a reputation for having one of North America's more problematic educational systems. Read Article »

Earthquake hits Mexico City but causes no significant damage

August 21, 2013

Extreme weather events are relatively common in the region of Central America. Read Article »

Mexican firm aims to source shale oil from U.S.

August 19, 2013

The oil industry has historically been reasonably valuable to Mexico's economy, but in the past decade a variety of troubles have brought it into a difficult spot. Read Article »

Mexico may adopt electricity reform measures

August 6, 2013

The Mexican electricity industry currently exists as a state-run monopoly, with no competition whatsoever from private corporations. Read Article »

Mexico captures one of country's biggest cartel leaders

July 17, 2013

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales is alleged to be one of Mexico's most prominent - and brutal - drug cartel leaders. Read Article »

Chinese president visits Mexico, economic tension between nations highlighted

June 4, 2013

China's economy has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Read Article »

An open position as the head of the WTO pits Brazil against Mexico

May 7, 2013

Both Brazil and Mexico are competing to have their candidate named the head of the World Trade Organization. Read Article »

Massive Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

March 26, 2013

A large earthquake ripped through Mexico City early Tuesday, rattling buildings and sending thousands of locals and visitors fleeing into the streets. Read Article »

Increased competition in Mexico may help economy

March 12, 2013

President Enrique Peña Nieto and the country's major political parties have sent a bill to Congress that would heavily change telecommunications within Mexico. Read Article »

Students of the Americas ready to compete in super-mileage engineering competition

March 7, 2013

On April 4-7, competing teams from Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will come together to put their super-mileage vehicles to the test in the seventh annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Read Article »

Delta and Habitat for Humanity building together in Mexico

March 5, 2013

Delta's ninth international build with Habitat for Humanity takes place in Pueblo, Mexico. Read Article »

Carnival cruise ship drifting after engine fire 

February 11, 2013

A Carnival cruise ship is drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, as a fire caused the ship to be dead in the water, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Mexico steps back during U.S. discussion of immigration reform 

January 30, 2013

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Congress will be discussing changing the immigration policies completely, and its southern neighbor, Mexico, has the most invested in this. Read Article »

Mexican vigilante group steps up to protect communities

January 22, 2013

Hundreds of men have gathered in the Mexico state of Guerrero to bring a stop to the numerous killings, kidnappings and extortion brought by the local drug gangs, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Mexican president talks of new security force

December 18, 2012

President Enrique Pena Nieto took office on December 1, and now he is making moves to diminish the very violent and unstable parts of the country with an aggressive security force. Read Article »

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash

December 13, 2012

This past Saturday night, the father and brother of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera announced that she had died in a plane crash, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Mexicans jailed after violent protests against new president

December 4, 2012

Enrique Pena Nieto took office this past weekend, and many Mexican residents made their way out to protest against the incoming president, and as a result nearly 70 were detained, according to ABC News. Read Article »

Mexican president looking to change nation's official name

November 27, 2012

The country of Mexico's official name is the United Mexican States, and its current president, Felipe Calderon, is looking to change it to simply Mexico, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Twinkies may live to see another day, thanks to Mexican company

November 19, 2012

The infamous Twinkie, which has long been considered indestructible, may actually be able to live up to its reputation. Read Article »

Mexico City opens up new subway line

November 5, 2012

Mexico City has a new subway line, and Line 12 or the Gold Line, will bring those coming to and from the city a much faster commute, according to the Los Angeles Times. Read Article »

Mexico has highest energy security level in the world, study shows

October 15, 2012

A recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce Study looked at the largest energy-consuming nations and found that Mexico has the highest level of energy security, according to Bloomberg. Read Article »

Earthquake rocks Mexican coast

September 27, 2012

This past Tuesday, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, shaking up La Paz, a fishing and resort city, according to Reuters. Read Article »

U.S. soccer beats Mexico on its own soil for the first time

August 20, 2012

Mexico may have just taken home the gold medal during the 2012 Olympics, but the United States stunned a crowded Azteca Stadium when they defeated the country in a 1-0 victory last Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Mexican singer, Chavela Vargas, passes away at 93

August 6, 2012

Chavela Vargas, one of Mexico's nationally acclaimed singers, passed away recently at the age of 93. Read Article »

Two movie theaters in Chihuahua were robbed during The Dark Knight Rises premiere

July 31, 2012

When the latest installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, The Dark Knight Rises, hit theaters in Mexico, two cinemas were robbed. Read Article »

Protests continue following Nieto's presidential victory

July 23, 2012

There has been a great deal of unrest among Mexican citizens following the recent presidential elections and these feelings of unease erupted into protest in Mexico City over the weekend. Read Article »

Bird flu epidemic in Mexico is contained, officials say

July 11, 2012

Poultry farms in western Mexico have had to kill millions of chickens over the past few weeks to contain an outbreak of bird flu. Read Article »

Mexico's presidential election will be recounted

July 5, 2012

Mexico's presidential elections concluded with Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) emerging victoriously, but many doubt the validity of the new leader's win. Read Article »

PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto wins Mexico's presidential elections

July 3, 2012

Mexico's presidential election results are in, and Enrique Pena Nieto has emerged victorious. Read Article »

Mexican doctors remove 33-pound tumor from 2-year-old

June 27, 2012

A surgery recently performed in Mexico gained global recognition for both its riskiness and success. Read Article »

Mexico City prepares for Justin Bieber's free concert

June 8, 2012

Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber tours the world performing his hits for adoring fans, and his next stop is Mexico City. Read Article »

Los Diablos travel from Mexico to help tame U.S. wildfires

June 6, 2012

A crew of firefighters known as Los Diablos recently traveled from Mexico to Texas to lend a hand fighting the wildfires blazing across New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Read Article »

Hurricane Bud to touch down in Mexico today

May 25, 2012

Hurricane Bud is headed toward Mexico's Pacific coast. Read Article »

Many American couples get married in Mexico

May 22, 2012

Mexico is one of the top wedding destinations for American couples who want to get hitched outside the U.S. Read Article »

Mexico's Javier Hernandez will not compete in Olympics

May 10, 2012

Javier Hernandez, the striker for Manchester United, was rumored to be one of the players on Mexico's Olympic football team, but it now looks as though the athlete will not be making an Olympic appearance this year. Read Article »

Everyone's getting ready for Cinco de Mayo

May 3, 2012

This weekend, people all over the world will celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The Mexican holiday was originally designated to commemorate the 1862 Battle of the Puebla where Mexican soldiers took on Napoleon III's French army. Read Article »

Local paper reveals Mexican woman's nonuplet birth is a sham

April 30, 2012

Late last week, a story broke of a Mexican woman pregnant with nine babies, but the nonuplet claim was debunked shortly thereafter. Read Article »