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A Life-Changing Trip: The Monarch Butterfly Migration in Mexico

Paula Froelich | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The walk is more than worth it though. As I struggled to catch my breath, I looked up and lost my breath again -- from the sheer magnitude of what I was witnessing. At first glance, the trees had turned into amorphous shapes, but on closer inspection, every inch of them was covered in butterflies.

4 Can't-Miss Mexico City Museums

Sarah Stodola | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

Of the many things that struck me during a recent visit to Mexico City--the food, the traffic, the way art is woven so intricately into the city's fabric--nothing made more of an impression than the museums. There are a staggering number of them, 150 or so, and I went to a lot, double digits, yet made only a dent.

The Ultimate Guide to Mexico City: The Hot Destination for 2016

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Travel
Paula Froelich

The ultimate in Mexican entertainment, Lucha Libre puts WWE to shame. Matches take place at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City on Tuesday and Friday nights. The matches included a lot of hair-pulling, women in bikinis, screaming, and vows of vengeance. Basically, a bar brawl in Kentucky.

These Mexican Women Have A Fearless, Creative Response To Street Harassers

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

A group of women in Mexico City are taking on disrespectful men -- and having fun while they do it. Brandishing confetti guns and loudspeakers...

Measuring Impact of Public Programs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.

Meet Mexico City's Superhero Defender Of Pedestrian Rights

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 01.12.2016 | Latino Voices

Mexico City has a lot of things going for it, but it's not a great place to walk. It has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the wor...

Here's Beautiful Drone Footage Of Your Next Vacation Spot

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology

It's 2016, and drones are here to showcase your next vacation spot. The New York Times on Thursday unveiled its new "52 Places to Go in 2016" feature....

New Portals Open in Mexico City and Miami, FL

Shared_Studios | Posted 12.02.2015 | Arts
Shared_Studios

Mexico City welcomed a new Portal this month at the Museo Laboratorio Arte Alameda located near Alemada Park in the oldest part of the city. The museu...

Global Wellness Summit Mexico City Day One

John Toomey | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
John Toomey

Today the Global Wellness Summit kicked off in Mexico City. 450 Wellness Thought Leaders from around the globe gathered to share ideas, learn new info...

Human Trafficking Survivor: I Was Raped 43,200 Times

CNN | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Mexico City (CNN)Karla Jacinto is sitting in a serene garden. She looks at the ordinary sights of flowers and can hear people beyond the garden walls...

Interview With L'Atlas

Sara Zielinski | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

"I define myself as an in-situ artist, it's a mix of land art and street art. But for me it's the same, to turn a place into a state of mind."

Fighting Inequality by Addressing Urban Violence

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Crime, inequality, and urban poverty are highly intertwined. Crime patterns can be both symptoms and drivers of inequality. Informal settlements often epitomize the hot spots of urban violence.

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

Mexico City's Lessons for Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Riding Mexico's excellent, utilitarian rail system I couldn't help feeling that we are sometimes over-engineering and prettifying our expanding system at the expense of potential future growth and a faster construction schedule.

Beyond Public Transportation: Innovative Approaches to Affordable and Sustainable Transportation

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Finding environmentally friendly modes of urban transportation is a key issue for cities working to ensure sustainable development. In Nairobi, a number of studies have identified the significant risk to pedestrians and bicyclists operating in and around the city.

Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) Highlights Outdoor Opportunities

Bryen Dunn | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Bryen Dunn

For many, Mexico is seen as a beach destination, filled with all-inclusive resort properties. For others that are more adventurous, there's a whole world beyond these safe confines that's waiting to be discovered.

Urban Transit: 5 Cool Ways to Travel Around Mexico City

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the hemisphere. So it makes sense that this sprawling metropolis requires a rather extensive mass transi...

Where Are the Most Promising Megacities of Tomorrow?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

While megacities in the more developed world are becoming saturated in terms of population, their counterparts in the emerging markets are really showing progress. Cities including Jakarta, Manila, Karachi and Mexico City are becoming drawcards for young, tech-savvy and mobile adults.

The 10 Best Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Okay, don't hate us for bringing this up, but summer is almost over. The official final day of the season isn't till September 22, but most largely associate the end of summer Fridays, summer beach days, summer lazy days -- you name it -- with that dreaded Tuesday following Labor Day.

One Person's Trash is Another Person's Income

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With massive population growth in store for cities across the Global South, the fact that many of cities struggle to provide effective waste collection to serve the current population levels is worrying

Mexico City Travel: 7 Cool Things To Do in Xochimilco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

To summarize some of the excitement that awaits, I've come up with a list of 7 things to do on a Mexico City day trip to Xochimilco.

Gruesome Aztec 'Skull Rack' Uncovered In Mexico City

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.25.2015 | Science

Archaeologists in Mexico have made a gruesome discovery: A rack of dozens of skulls the Aztecs may have created as a grim trophy ...

Why Mexico City Could be the Next Paris

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

North Americans need not spend hundreds of dollars to cross the Atlantic Ocean for a European getaway. With its historic architecture, booming gastron...

Club De Cuervos Is Netflix's Freshest New Series of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Netflix's brand new series is not only this summer's most binge-worthy delight, but should be applauded as a game changer in the burgeoning world of globally-designed entertainment.

Say ¡Hola! To These Awesome 'Mexican Emojis'

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology

What’s better than a taco emoji? A full collection of emoji concepts that accurately represent Mexican culture.  Eduardo Salles, a Mex...