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Mexico City Aims To Be #1 Gay-Friendly Destination In Latin America | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- As more governments approve same-sex marriage laws, officials here are hoping to attract a growing part of the tourism ma...

Felipe Ehrenberg, "Manchuria: Peripheral Vision" at MoLAA

ArtScene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts


Free Mexico Honeymoon Offered To First Argentine Gay Newlyweds

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mexico City has offered a free honeymoon to the first gay couple to marry in Argentina under a new law. ...

Mariachi Meets Tom Waits: The Music of Rana Santacruz

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Okay, it's coming on Cinco de Mayo, so it's only logical to do a blog post about something Mexican. But the truth is, I really like the music of Rana Santacruz on its own terms, which are solidly Pan-American.

Writing Congress About LA's 30/10 Mass Transit and Jobs Initiative

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What's every Angelenos favorite excuse for being late to a business meeting, lunch, or job interview? That's right, traffic. But now we have the 30/10 initiative. All it needs is our support.

Mexican Gang Leader Nabbed In US Consulate Killings

AP | MORGAN LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The drug-cartel enforcer told an unsettling story: A woman who worked in the Mexican border's biggest U.S. consulate had helped a ...

Mexico Drug War: 5 Things You Don't Know

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By GlobalPost News Staff BOSTON -- Bullets, drugs, gangsters. The news out of Mexico has been a steady stream of violence since President Felipe C...

Earth Day and the World's Cities

Marcelo Ebrard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcelo Ebrard

On this Earth Day, we should think how we can make a true impact in our daily lives. As Mexico City has shown, we don't have to sit and wait for world leaders to agree on how to care for our environment.

Bullfighter ARRESTED For Fleeing Bull (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the world of bullfighting, a bit of cowardice comes at a high cost. That's a lesson Christian Hernandez learned the hard way Sunday, when, in a b...

Michel Lagravere, 12-Year-Old Bullfighter, Gets Tossed By Bull (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MEXICO CITY — A 12-year-old French-Mexican boy has become the youngest novice bullfighter to perform in Mexico City's main ring. Michel "M...

Cities need a stronger voice in climate change talks

Marcelo Ebrard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcelo Ebrard

Negotiators are meeting this week in Bonn, Germany, in an effort to secure a binding agreement on global climate change. However, months after the ta...

Aeromexico Passenger Arrested After U.S. Refuses Flight Access To Airspace

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — An Aeromexico flight from Paris to Mexico City was diverted to Montreal on Sunday when the U.S. denied the flight access to its air...

Mexico City Considers Sanctioned Red Light Districts For Sex Workers (VIDEO)

GlobalPost | Ioan Grillo and John Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Video report on Mexico City considering sanctioned red light districts for sex workers. ...

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.

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.

Is There a Plague in Mexico City?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Opponents of the soon to be enacted gay marriage law see themselves as fighting a rising tide of rights, following Mexico City's legalization of early abortions in 2007.

Maya Tomb Find Could Help Explain Collapse

AP | MANUEL DE LA CRUZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TONINA, Mexico — Mexican archaeologists have found an 1,100-year-old tomb from the twilight of the Maya civilization that they hope may shed lig...

Moises Saba Masri: Mexican businessmen killed in helicopter crash-media

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three members of one of Mexico's wealthiest families were killed in a helicopter crash in the outskirts of Mexico City on Sunday night, a city officia...

El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not...

Help Wanted: Mexican Drug Kingpin

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Mexico's drug-related violence will not end with the death of drug kingpin Beltran Leyva. Until we recognize that the U.S.-led global war on drugs is the systemic cause of the carnage, violence will intensify.

Southward Bound

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

I am hoping that I can do something bigger with my trip to Latin America -- make a difference for myself, for others, and for the planet.

Vigilante Justice Spreads Across Mexico

Global Post | Ioan Grillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Ioan Grillo MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The five teenage boys slump against the wall of a dark house and eye the camcorder nervously. Suddenly, a fis...

Arrests After 107 Slaves Found In Mexico City

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico City police on Thursday freed 107 people who were forced to work under slave-like conditions in a clandestine factory makin...

Mexico City Approves Gay Marriage

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico City lawmakers on Monday made the city the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, a change that will give ho...

Mexico City Puts Cops On Diet

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Some Mexico City cops are taking a bite out of more than crime. The Mexican capital is putting its 1,300 of its heaviest police o...