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AlJazeera: Police are promoting graffiti in Mexico City »

Police are searching for some of Mexico's most prominent graffiti artists, but their goal is not to stop them.Instead, the government wants their help to brighten up the capital's public…

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BizAsiaAmericas: Independent Cell Networks Springing up in Rural Mexico »

August 21st 2013 – Mexico is predicting that 98% of the country will have cell phone coverage in six years. Despite this promise, one rural area of Southwest Mexico has…

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BBC: Mexico’s mariachi academy run by American »

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March 24 2014 – Mariachi music has a reputation in Mexico and beyond for being a bit cheesy and something for the tourists. Musicians stand in plazas and flag down cars on the street, hoping to find people who will pay to hear a song.…

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Economist: The Deportation Machine »

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Octavio Nava Cabrera lived in America for 27 years before being deported in 2013, when police in Illinois pulled him over for a traffic violation.…

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MetropolisTV: Mexico’s Man in Heels »

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January 31 2014 – Design student Alonso Murillo put on a pair of heels 5 years ago and he’s been doing it ever since. “I don’t identify with a male or female identity. Some might say I’m transsexual, a transvestite or a drag queen.” He’s…

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CCTV Insight: Reports from the Underground »

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It’s the pulsating heart of Mexico City, a tableau of color transporting 5 million people a day. Mexico City’s metro: the biggest and busiest in Latin America. But these are controversial times for this iconic transport system.…

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BBC: Could Michoacán become a failed state? »

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January 17 2014 – Vigilantes battling a powerful drugs cartel in Mexico have taken control of some areas of the western Mexican state of Michoacán. But some people fear it could become a failed state. The federal government has appointed a new security chief in…

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BBC: Mexican vigilantes clash with soldiers in Michoacan state »

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Vigilantes in Mexico have clashed with soldiers deployed in the western state of Michoacan to disarm the groups, who last week launched an offensive against the Knights Templar drug cartel. …

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BBC: The fading tune of the Mexican organ grinder »

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Januaey 10th 2014 – Don Odilon Jardines has spent a lifetime at the organ grinder’s handle. Now 73 years old, he is one of the oldest organ grinders still on the streets of Mexico City. For him, the organ’s melody has a melancholic charm as…

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AlJazeera: Police are promoting graffiti in Mexico City »

Police are searching for some of Mexico's most prominent graffiti artists, but their goal is not to stop them.Instead, the government wants their help to brighten up the capital's public spaces and a local police unit is finding free spaces for 'grafitteros' to create their…

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FT: Mexico City’s water farms »

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November 19 2013 : Small producers are growing crops in fertile soil around the city’s ancient waterways. Deborah Bonello reports for the Financial Times. FT: Mexico City’s water farms from Deborah Bonello on Vimeo.  …

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GlobalPost: Seeing hope in Juarez »

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Chef Oscar Herrera returns to Juarez after moving to El Paso to flee the violence. Video shot, produced and edited by Deborah Bonello for GlobalPost. Additional production Dudley Althaus.…

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GlobalPost: Clear eyes, full hearts in Juarez »

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GlobalPost: Clear eyes, full hearts in Juarez from Deborah Bonello on Vimeo. November 1st 2013 – Not long ago, all headlines out of Ciudad Juarez screamed bloody drug war murder. Now something unexpected is happening in the Mexican border town. Homicides have plummeted. Some who…

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The Guardian: Mexico City sex trafficking crackdown divides rights groups »

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Thousands of women are trafficked into the Mexico City sex trade each year, according to NGO estimates. As part of a crackdown, the authorities have raided clubs and brothels across the sprawling metropolis. …

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BBC: Villagers swap loud speakers for mobile phones »

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People in a small village in Mexico are able to use mobile phones for the first time, after building their own mobile network. The villagers of Talea de Castro in the state of Oaxaca have delivered important messages by loud speaker for decades, because telecoms companies…

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AFP: Leftist candidate files case to overturn Mexican vote

Mexico's leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is filing a legal complaint with election officials…

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MRTV/ AFP: Mexico to recount presidential election votes

July 4th 2012 – Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute has agreed to recount at least 50 percent of the ballots cast during last Sunday’s presidential elections following objections from left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obredor and protests…

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AFP: Pri Claims Victory in Mexico’s Presidential Election

Coverage from yesterday’s presidential election here in Mexico. And further phoners with France 24…

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Univision: Lured by narcos, Sinaloa’s schools try to get kids to say no

Mirna Cartagena knows all about regret. Now in her early thirties, she spent most of her twenties in jail after she was caught trying to transport cocaine and crystal meth across her home state of Sinaloa,…

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Univision: Javier Valdez is risking his life to report from El Chapo’s backyard

Telling the truth about the violence in Sinaloa is an especially dangerous profession. Even within Mexico, a country that now bears the ignominious title of being one of the most dangerous in the Americas for journalists,…

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Univision: Young angels in Juarez battle the city’s demons

February 6th 2012 – In Ciudad Juarez, the violence is a constant, human suffering a given, and trying to understand why the city has so many problems depends on who you ask. The people who live…

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NYT: Musical Tributes for Mexico’s Dead

In Iztapalapa, a violent Mexico City neighborhood, two musicians with a guitar and an accordion are hired to ease the strains of grief, celebrate the dead and remind mourners of more festive memories. …

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BBC: Mexico’s mariachi academy run by American

March 24 2014 – Mariachi music has a reputation in Mexico and beyond for being a bit cheesy and something for the tourists. Musicians stand in plazas and flag down cars on the street, hoping to…

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MetropolisTV: Mexico’s Man in Heels

January 31 2014 – Design student Alonso Murillo put on a pair of heels 5 years ago and he’s been doing it ever since. “I don’t identify with a male or female identity. Some might say…

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AFP: Organized crime recruits migrants in Mexico

Mexico's drug cartels are increasingly recruiting undocumented Central American migrants to join their ranks, non-governmental groups say.…

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AFP: Mexico market turns trash into vegetables

AFP: Mexico market turns trash into vegetables from Deborah Bonello on Vimeo Saturday, July 6, 2013 By Deborah Bonello ,AFP MEXICO CITY — On a recent rainy Sunday morning in a Mexico City neighborhood, people lined…

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AFP: Mexico’s lucha against obesity

Obesity is a huge problem in Mexico. Diabetes is the country's biggest killer and around two thirds of the population is overweight. …

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