Mexico

The Sinaloa cemetery: How drug traffickers show off their wealth in death with gaudy tombs costing up to $500,000

Even in death, Mexico’s drug lords can’t resist showing off the enormous power and wealth obtained thanks to their murderous careers.<p>In a cemetery on the outskirts of Culiacán, capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa and home of the infamous cartel of the same name, some of the most elaborate and …

Central America

The Cutest Small Towns and Villages in Mexico Worth a Visit

Blink and you will miss them. They are Mexico’s small towns and villages that are so cute you just want to pinch their cheeks. Beautiful …

Central America

Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine

Tall, dreadlocked Josh Scheper knew he was out of place as he surveyed the scene at a Santa Ana, Calif., parking lot on a Sunday morning this past April. And the 46-year-old loved it.<p>Hundreds of people waited in line at stalls for vegan food, but few people looked like the Los Angeles resident. …

Health

Brent Musburger to replace Greg Papa as Raiders' radio play-by-play voice

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders, who are moving to Las Vegas in 2020, are also moving on from their radio voice of the past 21 years, as the …

Sports

Dangerous Curves Ahead: Over 50 of Kim Kardashian's Hottest Swimsuit Photos

It's been a busy few years for Kim Kardashian and her growing family, what with her lavish wedding to Kanye West in 2014 and a slew of adorable moments with their kids, daughters North and Chicago and son Saint. Amidst all the exciting moments, Kim always makes time to slip into a two-piece and …

Miami Beach

Mexican company reopens distribution center after violence

A Mexico-based food products company says that one of its distribution centers near the U.S. border is operating at full capacity after closing due …

Business

Summer is high season for these six (avoidable) travel scams

Sunny weather and extended time off for kids both make summer, without a doubt, peak travel season. Almost everyone is planning a trip — from low-key visits with relatives to extended tours of far-off places. And along with the seasonal rise in trips comes a wave of shady travel scams, like insects …

Flying

This Bizarre Sunscreen Booth Is Driving Cocktail Sales at Hotel Pools

Nothing will ruin your beach vacation faster than a sunburn.<p>Get scorched, and suddenly everything that was meant to be fun isn’t: Massages at the spa …

Hospitality

Layer by Layer: A Mexico City Culinary Adventure

Immerse yourself in the complex cultural identity of Mexico City, where pre-Hispanic, colonial, and contemporary influences collide.<p>On this culinary …

Mexico City

The 9 Best Playa del Carmen Hotels to Book in 2018

Set amid the tropical splendor of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen is a luxurious beachside vacation town that hugs the sparkling blue …

Riviera Maya

Mexico's Most Iconic Music: An Introduction To Mariachi

A musical style deeply associated with Mexico, mariachi originally developed in western Mexico. While the majority accept that Jalisco is the …

Central America

How Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo's Romance Became Sweeter Than Any Love Song

| Thu., Jul. 19, 2018 3:00 AM<p>"I have a daughter. I have the most beautiful wife in the entire world. I am one of the luckiest people who has ever …

Adam Levine

5.7 magnitude quake rattles Mexico; no damage reported

<b>MEXICO CITY --</b> A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled southern and central Mexico on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of damage or …

Mexico City

Listen to a new FADER Mix by Debit

You’ll learn a thing or two from this transcendent mix by the N.A.A.F.I. artist.<p><i>The longstanding FADER Mix series presents new, exclusive DJ mixes</i> …

Music

Man has GENITALS removed after tattooing 90 per cent of his body

<b>A man who had 90 per cent of his body tattooed with black ink has had surgery to remove his genitals.</b><p>YouTube and Instagram star Adam Kurlykale, 32, …

Body Modification

Neighbors At El Chapo Escape Site Say They Didn’t See A Thing

“We are all family here,” said Colin, 74. “The houses belong to my children and my brother-in-law,” referring to the houses around the one into which …

Central America

Young Love Blooms Among the Lemons in 'Cuernavaca'

<i>Cuernavaca</i> is a Spanish-language coming-of-age story about young Andy, who moves to the Mexican suburb of Cuernavaca after his mother unexpectedly …

LGBTQI

Lewis Hamilton thanks Mercedes for being patient over new Formula 1 deal

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton thanked Mercedes for indulging him as he finally signed a new contract, ending months of stalling and growing speculation over his future.<p>With his previous contract set to expire at the end of this year, the four-time world champion …

Motor Racing

Mexico: electoral watchdog fines Morena US$10 m for ‘opaque’ funding

<b>The National Electoral Institute (INE) levied a historic fine on the Mexican political party that stormed the July 1 elections, Morena.</b> The …

Central America

Talos Energy starts Gulf of Mexico well two months ahead of schedule

Talos Energy (TALO +2.8%) says it has started production from its Mt. Providence well in the Gulf of Mexico two months ahead of the original …

Business

Life at the Border

They come because they have no choice. Their hometowns are controlled by violent gangs. They need jobs. They want their children to have a better …

UNICEF

10 Things You Should be Buying at Your Local Mexican Grocery Store

To treat your taste buds to something truly authentic—go to the experts. A trip to your local Mexican grocery store can be a vacation from the …

Cooking

I kind of want a Mexican-market Ford Lobo Raptor…

As an automotive idiot, I like things that are different from the vehicular norm. Take, for example, the truck listed for sale above. It’s a 2011 …

Central America

Aztec Influence Abounds In Casa Zicatela

Its imposing concrete mass stands at the top of a hill, looking across an agave plantation towards the mountains in the east, and to the celebrated …

Swimming Pools

Who will win the war for the soul of the Democratic Party? Ask California.

<i>Manuel Pastor is a sociology professor at the University of Southern California and the author of “State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America's Future.”</i><p>For many out-of-state observers, it was a startling twist. On July 14, Dianne Feinstein, a …

Opinion

Watch the latest trailer for Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C.

Ahead of the <i>Mayans M.C.</i> panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, FX has dropped a new trailer for its much-anticipated <i>Sons of Anarchy</i> spin-off.<p>J.D. …

Entertainment

[Photo Tour] Incredible Street Art in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hey, did you happen to see the AFAR Magazine post – <b>5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites With Incredible Street Art?</b> From Curacao to Malaysia to Panama to …

Riviera Maya

North Park yard goes native

When Kathryn Waer moved into her North Park Spanish bungalow on a corner lot three years ago the outdoor spaces were a confounding mess, a …

Lifestyle

Mexico says Canada's top diplomat to meet Lopez Obrador, discuss trade

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during the international Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 27, 2018. Martin Sylvest Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

World News

Kelowna’s air quality is almost the worst in North America

It doesn't take an expert to look out the window today and realize the Central Okanagan's air quality is not at its typical standard.<p>Okanagan …

British Columbia