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Mexico City Restaurant Caught Selling Protected Tarantula Species in $26 Tacos

The federal environmental protection agency saw a video of the restaurant torching a big hairy bugger on Facebook.<p>México en el Paladar is a restaurant in a Mexico City market that specializes in what it calls "exotic," "pre-Hispanic" cuisine that includes grasshoppers, worms, ant eggs—and, for a …

EPA

The age of 3D-printed guns in America is here

A last-ditch effort to block a US organization from making instructions to 3D-print a gun available to download has failed. The template will be posted online on Wednesday (Aug. 1).<p>From then, anyone with access to a 3D printer will be able to create their own firearm out of the same kind of …

Gun Control

Mexico's AMLO Calls for Nafta Agreement in Letter to Trump

Mexico president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on U.S. President Donald Trump to pursue renewed North American Free Trade Agreement …

Donald Trump

This Is the Best Eating Town in Mexico

Why Morelia is the place to be for Mexican cuisine.<p>Morelia is the best eating <b></b>destination in Mexico. I’m prepared to defend this statement in a dark …

Mexico

The Lost Dogs of the Americas

Before Europeans began to colonize the Americas about 500 years ago, the land, north and south, was populated with people who had been here for thousands of years. And their dogs.<p>The devastation visited on the native human inhabitants of North and South America is well known. Whether their dogs …

In Milpa Alta, people still speak the Aztec language

Milpa Alta – which maintains traditions from its pre-Columbian past – feels like a tiny mountain village, making it hard to believe that it’s part of Mexico City.<p>In the 1970s, before workers laid the asphalt that became a two-lane highway connecting Mexico City with Milpa Alta, the southernmost of …

Why Mexico’s New President Is Nothing Like Trump

When the polls closed in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday evening, the winner by a landslide was Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a socialist …

Leftist Wins Mexico Presidency in Landslide With Mandate to Reshape Nation

MEXICO CITY — Riding a wave of populist anger fueled by rampant corruption and violence, the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico on Sunday, in a landslide victory that upended the nation’s political establishment and handed him a sweeping mandate to reshape the …

Mexico

Exclusive: Leftist seen as Mexico's next president after massive win - exit poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is likely to be the country's next president, according to an exit poll by polling firm Parametria that pointed to a massive victory for him in Sunday's election.<p>The exit poll showed the former Mexico City mayor winning between 53 …

'Rapists, animals, drug dealers': woman abuses US Latino man in echo of Trump

A Latino man who was filmed being racially abused by a white California woman has said similar incidents have become “increasingly regular” since Donald Trump took office.<p>Video of Esteban Guzman being verbally attacked by the unidentified woman has been watched more than a million times since it …

Donald Trump

Fed up with violence and corruption, Mexican voters embrace a seasoned leftist who wants to double the minimum wage

Twice-failed Mexican presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looked out at the supporters packed into the main plaza in this northern desert city to hear his vision for what he calls “radical transformation.”<p>Just a few years ago, when he came to Chihuahua to gin up support for the National …

Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital

The priest quickly sliced into the captive's torso and removed his still-beating heart. That sacrifice, one among thousands performed in the sacred …

Mexico leftist's motley coalition augurs post-election balancing act

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has forged a coalition of voters of all stripes in a bid to win the presidency at the third time of asking and now, with victory within his grasp, he must work out how to hold it together.<p>FILE PHOTO: Leftist front-runner Andres …

Mexico

A New Revolution in Mexico

Sick of corruption and of Trump, voters embrace the maverick leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador.<p>The first time that Andrés Manuel López Obrador ran for President of Mexico, in 2006, he inspired such devotion among his partisans that they sometimes stuck notes in his pockets, inscribed with their …

114 candidates in Mexico's upcoming elections have been murdered, so far

Alejandro Chavez Zavala was running for mayor of Tareta in the state of Michoacan when he was gunned down following a campaign event.<p>He is the 114th …

Give Everyone Government Bank Accounts

Last summer, a widespread scam convinced thousands of America that the government had created a “secret” bank account for them that could be tapped …

'Surveillance society': has technology at the US-Mexico border gone too far?

This is an example of the growing trend of authoritarian use of technology to track and stalk immigrant communities<p>Palmer Luckey, the virtual reality pioneer, left Facebook in 2017, six months after it was discovered that he had secretly funded a pro-Trump campaign group dedicated to influencing …

Robo-calls targeting Mexico presidential frontrunner put voters on edge

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A spate of calls in recent days attacking Mexico’s leftist presidential frontrunner has put his supporters on edge and underscored the last-ditch attempts to dent the candidate’s commanding lead three weeks before the election.<p>Leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador …

Trump hit Mexico with steel tariffs. Mexico is hitting back — and targeting Republicans.

Mexico wants to hit industries in GOP strongholds as the midterm elections approach.<p>Five days after President Trump imposed a new set of heavy tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum imports, Mexico hit back, announcing its own set of sweeping tariffs on US pork, steel, cheese, bourbon, apples, and …

Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said months of intense negotiations between his country, the United States and Mexico imploded Tuesday when Vice President Pence demanded that any deal expire automatically in five years.<p>Trudeau said he was prepared to travel to Washington this week to try to …

Justin Trudeau

Mexico aims tariffs at Trump country, sees NAFTA complications

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico hit back fast on U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum on Thursday, targeting products from congressional districts that President Donald Trump’s Republican party is fighting to retain in November elections.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. Presidential nomineeDonald Trump walks past a …

Mexico

U.N. sees signs of Mexican official involvement in wave of disappearances

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights office has “strong indications” that Mexican federal security forces are behind a wave of disappearances in and around the city of Nuevo Laredo, a statement from the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday.<p>Mexican officials did not immediately respond to …

Mexico

Why we’re not prepared for the genetic revolution that’s coming

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in …

Ad politics: How Mexico's government controls journalism | Mexico

Journalists in Mexico face many dangers, especially when they're covering the country's ongoing drug war.<p>But journalism is not just under threat from cartels. There are structural problems deeply embedded in the political framework of the country, which have a daily effect on the production of …

The Mexican art of double entendre

Writer Susannah Rigg discovers the hard way that Mexico’s albur, or wordplay, is not easy for foreigners to master.<p>As a Brit living in Mexico, I’ve discovered that many people are intrigued by whether or not I eat spicy food. I once had an entire conversation with a waiter in which he asked me …

Chilli

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

A piece of Britain lost in Mexico

To understand how a bit of British legacy can be found in Hidalgo, Mexico, we must look back two centuries to the heyday of Cornwall’s mining industry.<p>As I squeezed my way through the crowd, Marion Symonds was busy crimping one side of a 4.5m-long pasty in the central plaza. All eyes were on this …

Cornish Pasties

36 local candidates have been assassinated in Mexico. And the election is still 2 months away.

MEXICO CITY — This election season has been the most violent in Mexico’s recent history, with 36 candidates killed since September, and dozens of other politicians and campaign officials slaughtered.<p>That macabre statistic has created a fresh challenge for the country’s political parties: They are …

Mexico

Thieves suck millions out of Mexican banks in transfer heist

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Thieves siphoned hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks, including No. 2 Banorte, by creating phantom orders that wired funds to bogus accounts and promptly withdrew the money, two sources close to the government's investigation said. Hackers sent hundreds of …

What India can learn from Mexico’s experience

India may run into some of the problems of Mexico today, with a skills mismatch, worsening inequality, and declining labour productivity