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Getting Smart at the Sandpit

FOMIN | Posted 01.06.2017 | Impact

By Brigit Helms and Maggie Dugan Brigit Helms, the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, also has served as the director of SPEED, a ...

This Obstacle Course Makes Your Marathon Look Like Child's Play

Posted 04.20.2015 | Sports

Have you ever thought about entering a race, but ultimately decided it was too easy? Ever wished that boring 10k could be livened up by nightstick-wie...

Adventure #1: Mexico, 1967

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My best friends and I drove a '60 Chevy from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Acapulco during winter break in 1967. Not only did I turn 18 on the trip, but my bff's were all guys

Budget Vacation? Try Language School

Susan Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I discovered that my menopausal brain can still learn to conjugate. I immersed myself in village life. Families gather in the jardin in the evenings to stroll or sit, listen to mariachi, maybe dance.

This Week in Seeding the Change: Solving Global Problems, Starting at Home

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This weeks' grantees show us that often the best person to solve a global problem is a person who has experienced it firsthand. These people -- from rural Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and the U.S. -- are all taking on human rights, personal development and environmental challenges.

Reprimanded For A Kiss On The Cheek?

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Two gay men are filing a discrimination complaint with the Mexican government after being reprimanded at a Guadalajara Hotel for a kiss on the cheek, ...

American Man Among 4 Killed In Mexican Bar Attack

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

A 45-year-old US man was among four people killed when gunmen opened fire in two bars in Mexico's second biggest city, lobbing a grenade in one of the...

Can Governments Create Industries?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

It is an old debate. Back in the '50s and '60s, from Asia to Latin-America, an idea caught fire among development economists: governments should try to create industries.

Armed Gangs Block Highways, Torch Vehicles In Mexico's Second Biggest City

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Armed gangs blocked highways throughout Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, on Saturday and vehicles were set...

Is This The World's Scariest Toilet?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

If you’re afraid of heights, this toilet might have you feeling a little flush. That’s because it’s suspended on a glass floor at the top of ...

Tasting Mexico's 'Tequila Trail'

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's an ancient tradition in Jalisco, Mexico. The jimador in his wide hat and boots, the elegant arc of attack, the final swift plunging of the sword. Bullfight? Not exactly. It's harvest time for blue agave plants

The Guadalajara Book Fair

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The Mexican arts world is in desperate need of his optimism. At a time when Mexico's performing and visual artists are taking their rightful place in theaters and galleries across the globe, the institutions at home are not thriving.

Tequila Grows Up and Gets Real

Jennifer Ceaser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jennifer Ceaser

Tequila's reputation has long suffered in the U.S., where it's mainly been thought of as a way to get as drunk as possible as quickly as possible. That's changing though, as premium tequilas have made their way across the border.

CicLAvia Is What I'll Be Doing in LA This Sunday

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The City of LA recognized in CicLAvia an opportunity to give Angelenos a taste of what LA can be like, at least for a bit, without cars. It will temporarily turn the streets over to those who deserve them the most. Us.

Public Space = Public Health

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a city with many neighborhoods starved for public space, CicLAvia promotes a creative way to make over LA for a few hours a week by converting city streets to pedestrian thoroughfares.

Taking Peyote in a Navajo Tipi Ceremony

Karin Luisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Luisa

The participants were engrossed, believing in the bowl, the spirit of Peyote, the words of the chief as he now admonished us to learn how to pray.

Obama Isn't Afraid of Mexico

Teresa Puente | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Teresa Puente

Unless you plan to vacation with narcotraffickers, I see no reason why Americans should avoid venturing south of the border.