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Mexico City To Consider Legalizing Marijuana

The leftwing Party of the Democratic Revolution is preparing legislation that would make it legal to smoke weed in Mexico City, news site Sin Embargo reports.<p>The potentially game-changing legislation, which legislators plan to introduce in September, would allow people to grow marijuana at home, …

Mexico candidate Jaime Orozco killed in Chihuahua state

<b>Mexican officials say they have found the body of a mayoral candidate who had been missing in northern Chihuahua state since Monday.</b><p>Jaime Orozco had been reportedly abducted by armed men from his home in the town of Guadalupe y Calvo.<p>His body was found in a nearby field, with more than a dozen …

Children of US immigrants are dying younger than their parents, studies show

Recent research points to alarming health discrepancies across generations<p>Conventional wisdom holds that children of US immigrants should lead more prosperous lives than their foreign-born parents, but recent research shows that when it comes to health, first-generation Americans are actually …

Mexico official fired for daughter's 'abuse of power'

<b>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has fired a senior official over an incident caused by his daughter at an exclusive restaurant last month.</b><p>Humberto Benitez Trevino's daughter caused outrage by using his influence to try to close down the bistro after it did not give her a table she wanted.<p>The …

As Stigma Eases, Single Motherhood In Mexico Is On The Rise

On her daily route delivering laundry in her working-class neighborhood in southern Mexico City, Maria Carlotta Santa Maria, or Mari, as she is known, seems to know everyone: the mailman, the woman on the corner selling salty nuts, and her favorite greetings are for the guys at the corner gas …

Mexico sets shelters as volcano shakes, spews ash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, leading authorities to alert towns in two central states and the capital.<p>Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center says the white-capped volcano spewed a plume of steam more than a half mile into the …