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How Matatus and Kekes are Improving the Lives of the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Lack of planning, rapid urbanization, and overcrowding are some of the issues residents face on a daily basis. Many current forms of urban transportation are inefficient, unsafe, and unsustainable. The following examples are from cities attempting to create an efficient and affordable system.

Best Hotels in Mexico 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Soft sands, cerulean waves, zesty cuisine, ancient civilizations -- finding a reason to travel to Mexico isn't difficult. However, picking the perfect...

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY, April 21 (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Mexico on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital, but there were no repo...

Travel Tips from a Yoga Road Warrior

Kino MacGregor | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Yoga helps me adjust to the exhaustion of changing time zones, sitting on airplanes for endless hours and being in new places all the time.

How a Kidnapped East Indian Princess Brought 'The China Look' to Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

This is the story of "La China Poblana," roughly meaning "The Chinese Woman of Puebla (Mexico)." She was actually from India, and her native sari dresses wound up creating a fashion sensation in 17th century Mexico.

Corona Maker's Brewery Accident Leaves Seven Dead

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business

MEXICO CITY, April 7 (Reuters) - An accident at a Mexico City brewery killed seven people early Sunday, Corona beermaker Grupo Modelo said. The acc...

Cuba Reinterpreted Through a Mexican Lens

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.15.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

In reality I was trying to look at and find my own country through the eyes of the Mexicans. And I found it. An Island reinterpreted and multiple, but close; one that raises passions in everyone and leaves no one unscathed.

WATCH: Huge Fire Rips Through Market In Mexico City

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — A fire ripped through Mexico City's biggest traditional marketplace on Wednesday, causing extensive damage but no initial reports ...

Informality: The Invisible Divider Between Urban Residents

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Because residents of informal settlements in Mexico City are under constant threat of eviction, they do not make infrastructure necessary investments, thereby reducing their health and quality of life.

Floating Schools and Green Mortgages: Constructions to Help the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

As slums, schools, and homes are designed and built in cities across the developing world, the urban poor are making use of new and innovative approaches to construction.

The Mexican Drug Cartels' Reign of Terror Continues

The 420 Times | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
The 420 Times

One facet of the cartel's horrific system is to lie in wait for migrants and then abduct them as they are departing the train on the fringes of Mexico City. Once abducted, the ill-fated individuals are subjected to life threats, physical torture, extortion and some cases even murder.

True Age Of 9-Year-Old Mom Revealed

AP | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime

MEXICO CITY -- Authorities in the Mexican state of Jalisco say tests have revealed that a girl who gave birth two weeks ago is between 12 and 13 years...

Give The Urban Poor Opportunity, Not Just Charity

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Providing the poor and marginalized with employment is the best way to help them lift themselves out of poverty.

A 'Eureka' Moment: Mexico in New York

John F. Schwaller | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
John F. Schwaller

One of the curiosities of upstate New York is that the landscape is littered with towns and villages named after more famous counterparts in other parts of the world.

Gas Leak Caused Deadly Blast At Mexican Oil Company HQ

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY — A water-heating system may have leaked gas into a tunnel beneath the headquarters of Mexico's national oil company for more than s...

How To Not Get Kidnapped In Mexico City

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel
Carly Schwartz

Amble down La Reforma and through the Zona Rosa and into La Roma. Wind up outside the same Mezcal speakeasy, only this time the window is alive with revelers. Follow a group of hipsters through the front door and realize it's actually just a house party. Stay until 4 a.m. anyway.

Mexico City's Metered Makeover

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Every day before dawn, dozens of men appear in the Mexican capital's hip Condesa neighborhood and block off parking spaces along entire...

11 Bodies Found Near Mexico City

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Prosecutors say 11 bodies have been found dumped at two different sites near the outskirts of Mexico City. Prosecutors in Mexico State...

Health Interventions and Local Mores: Approaches to Effective Intervention

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

What impact do local traditions have on health indicators? How can modern approaches be paired with indigenous customs to improve the health of communities? These are some of the questions that our correspondents set out to answer.

LOOK: Mexico City's Big Urban Renewal Plans

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 12.27.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The plan is as big as this mammoth city: Turn a seedy metro hub into Mexico City's Times Square; clear swarms of feisty vendors and rem...

Fuerza Bicicleta: Urban Biking in Latin America

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Patrick McGinnis

With the advent of bike sharing programs in major metropolises such as Paris, London and Barcelona, every citizen of a city, whether that person owns a bike or not, is now a potential biker. As a result, bike safe and bike-centric urban programs have become highly relevant to a much larger audience.

Earthquake Rattles Guatemala's Coast

AP | ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

GUATEMALA CITY -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala's Pacific coastline on Sunday, just four days after a major quake killed dozens and left ...

My Lunch With Nate Silver

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.08.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Over the years, I avidly followed Nate's career. One day, when I was in New York for business, I asked him to lunch. He was tentative about it, saying there was a 99.8 percent chance that he could go.

PHOTOS: The Gothic Faces Of Mexico City's Santa Muerte

Kurt Hollander | Posted 01.07.2013 | Travel
Kurt Hollander

La Santa Muerte reigns supreme in the city jails, within the criminal class and in the informal work force, as well as defining the aesthetic of the Mexico City death metal and gothic music scenes.

Mexico Detains 23 Officers For Alleged Drug Links

AP | Posted 11.02.2012 | World

TOLUCA, Mexico -- Authorities in a Mexican state adjoining Mexico City say they are questioning 23 police officers who worked in the capital's suburbs...