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Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

10 Reasons to Visit Mexico Now

AFAR | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel
AFAR

Mexico is home to some of the richest archaeological sites in the world. Thousands of pyramids dot its landscape, with the most famous near Tulum and Mexico City. To begin to comprehend the knowledge and vision it took to construct these will take your breath away.

Vendors Evicted From Mexico City Metro Rally At City Hall

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 03.20.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Boarding the Mexico City Metro once meant squeezing in with dozens of vendors hawking everything from anti-bacterial gel and Joll...

Mexico City: Tales of an Aztec Emperor, a Spanish Conquistador and a Flying Serpent

Bob Schulman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're on a jet landing at Mexico City, try to imagine what happened here five centuries ago.

Chocolate As Resistance

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Daniel Klein

It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is a story about bringing it back.

Mexico City Asks Tourists The Unthinkable: 'Drink The Water'

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — "Drink the water." It's a suggestion alien to Mexico City residents who have long shunned tap water in favor of the bottled kind...

What Sexual Reproductive Health Is Like In Some Of The Biggest Slums Worldwide

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Free contraceptives, progressive legislation, text messages, mobile reproductive health services and community-based outreach--these are just some of the ways cities are transforming urban approaches to family planning.

Parakeet Squeals On Drunken Driving Suspect: ‘He's Drunk'

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

There's a reason dogs are considered man's best friend -- they're obedient, protective and, unlike parakeets, won't rat you out. Mexican motorist G...

Mexicans Get Winter Surprise At Zocalo

Fox News Latino | Posted 12.26.2013 | Latino Voices

An ice rink has been set up in the Zocalo, Mexico City's largest plaza, in an effort to make it easier for the capital's residents to get a taste of w...

Four Ways to Help New Migrant Populations

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Improving migrants' access to education, affordable housing, skill development programs and health care are key steps to helping these marginalized urban newcomers achieve their goal of social mobility.

Giving the Urban Poor Access to City Centers

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Whether through new infrastructure work, transportation initiatives or training programs, efforts to link informal settlements with the infrastructure of the formal city are well underway in cities across the globe.

Mobile Mammogram Units, 'Don't Spit' Bumper Stickers, and Maternal Health SMS: Sharing Health Messages with the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Health solutions often exist in the Global South, but the information doesn't get through to marginalized communities because it isn't transmitted in effective or culture-appropriate ways.

Public-Private Partnerships for Shared Prosperity: It's Working!

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

How can cities integrate informal economic activity with urban planning to improve living standards while promoting growth? How can we blend private s...

The Dead Have Their Day in Mexico

Tonya Hurley | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tonya Hurley

It gave me a new tradition, which I will now celebrate in my own home with a decorative altar every year adorned with pictures of my grandparents and friends gone too soon. Most of all, being there taught me that you are never really gone as long as you are remembered.

4 Places Where Technology Is Empowering The Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Empowering the urban poor to pull themselves out of poverty is a sustainable, respectful, and effective way to encourage development. The following examples show how modern technology and traditional education methods are having a significant impact in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Mexico City.

LOOK: Clown Take Over Mexico City

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- MEXICO CITY (AP) — Clowns from all over Mexico and from several other countries in Latin America are in Mexico City for the 17th Inte...

Friday Nights Out and a Weapons Exchange: Programs that Help the Poor Stay Safe

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Informal and marginalized urban communities, no matter how vibrant and well established, inhabit a "no man's land" on the periphery of laws and institutions -- fighting for recognition and for protection.

From We're the Millers to The Bridge, Woe Is Mexico -- Couldn't We Pick on Some Other Country for a Change?

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Robinson

There are plenty of reasons to hate the movie We're the Millershttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723121/, starting with Jennifer Aniston's striptease in a ...

How the Urban Poor Are Reclaiming Public Space

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Whether with the help of a superhero, a photo festival, better urban planning and communication, or through a basketball tournament, these initiatives show how the urban poor in the Global South can reclaim the public space that belongs to them.

Mexico City Tries To Fix Its Odor Problem

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- For many, the first experience of Mexico City is a sprawling airport and an appalling stink. It wafts from the manholes and leaves the...

Police Move Out Of Mexico City

AP | MARK STEVENSON and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 09.14.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican riot police have cracked down on the strongest challenge yet to President Enrique Pena Nieto's reform program, sweeping thousan...

LOOK: Miami Museum Returns Pre-Hispanic Artifacts To Mexico

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexicans received their first chance Friday to see three pre-Hispanic stone carvings that were returned by the Lowe Art museum in Miami...

Mexico City Erupts Over Neoliberal Education Bill

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

In Mexico City, school teachers are meting out some serious discipline to a government gone awry. For the past several weeks, the metropolis has pul...

Mexico City Considers Private Marijuana Clubs to Curb Drug Cartel Violence

The 420 Times | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

In Mexico City, a discussion over the legalization of marijuana has required policymakers to consider allowing the cultivation of three marijuana plants per adult and the establishing of "nonprofit private club," also identified as "smoking clubs."

Will Mexico City Soon Have Marijuana Clubs?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

The Mexico City council is considering the legalization of cannabis plants and the creation of private marijuana smoking "clubs" as it mulls controver...