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AP Photos: In Mexico, prejudice fades around tattoos

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lalo Aguayo still remembers the shock of seeing his uncle leave prison decades ago with a green arm. He was 13 at the time and asked his mother about it. “My mother told me he had a skin illness,” said Aguayo, who is known as Daruma to his friends. But he […]
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Mexico official says former Pemex chief was sanctioned

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of Mexico’s financial intelligence unit says that a former executive at the state-owned oil company who was sanctioned this week by the comptroller’s office is Pemex’s former director Emilio Lozoya. Santiago Nieto investigates financial crimes at Mexico’s finance ministry and he congratulated the comptroller via Twitter late Wednesday for […]
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Mexico morgue left bodies to rot for 2 years before autopsy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A state human rights commission says a morgue in western Mexico was so overcrowded and poorly run that some unidentified bodies were left to rot for two years before being autopsied. By then, the corpses no longer had readable fingerprints. The Jalisco state commission says some bodies remained in refrigerated drawers […]
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Vigilante attacks on the rise in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says vigilante attacks in which mobs injure or kill people suspected of wrongdoing are increasing. The commission says there have been 241 such attacks since the start of last year, compared to 162 in the previous three years combined. There have already been 67 attacks with […]
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Mexico president says government will help Pemex until 2021

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his government will support the state-owned oil company with all the budget it needs and tax relief until 2021. López Obrador said Wednesday that by then, Petroleos Mexicanos will have recovered its footing, increased production and be able to finance the country’s development during […]
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Booker Vows to Create ‘Office of Reproductive Freedom’ If Elected

Senator Cory Booker (D., N.J.) announced on Wednesday that he will create a “White House Office of Reproductive Freedom” if he triumphs in the expansive Democratic primary field and is elected president in 2020.According to a plan released by Booker's campaign, the office would coordinate with officials from multiple agencies to ensure the fulfillment of his administration's reproductive-health priorities, including, among other things, access to abortion, contraception, paid family leav...
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Gael Garcia Bernal on Cannes Special Screening ‘Chicuarotes,’ Hope for Mexico

CANNES  —  There’s a scene right at the beginning of “Chicuarotes,” Gael García Bernal’s second movie as a director, where Cagalera and Moleteco, two teens from the humble San Gregorio Atlapulco district of Mexico City, board a bus in clown’s makeup, and launch into a clumsy comedic sketch. Maybe because it’s delivered in San Gregorio […]
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Gael Garcia Bernal on Cannes Out of Competition Screening ‘Chicuarotes,’ Hope for Mexico

CANNES  —  There’s a scene right at the beginning of “Chicuarotes,” Gael García Bernal’s second movie as a director, where Cagalera and Moleteco, two teens from the humble San Gregorio Atlapulco district of Mexico City, board a bus in clown’s makeup, and launch into a clumsy comedic sketch. Maybe because it’s delivered in San Gregorio […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Mexico City, Festivals, Gael Garcia Bernal, Cannes film festival, Cannes, San Gregorio, San Gregorio Atlapulco, Moleteco


Mexico to auction off seized luxury goods to help poor

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hasn’t just moved out of the luxurious president’s residence, he’s using it to auction off seized luxury goods to raise money for poor communities. López Obrador stayed in his middle-class condominium and turned the Los Pinos residence into a museum and cultural venue. But on […]
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Mexico City residents carry fake iPhones to turn over to muggers

An increase in armed muggings have caused a spike in sales of dummy smartphones that on first glance look real. (You can buy one from Amazon for around $20.) Apparently they were first sold as display items to electronic stores wanting to protect their real inventory from smash-and-grabs. From the Associated Press: Axel says he sells three or four dummy phones a week out of his stall in a downtown electronics marketplace, next door to a colonial college building that dates to 1767. Axel, wh...
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Mexico studies building new immigration facilities

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is studying a change in the way it handles the migrants who have been overwhelming its facilities near the border with Guatemala, and may try to keep more of them in newly constructed voluntary shelters rather than in detention facilities. Tonatiuh Guillén, director of the National Immigration Institute, told The […]
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Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones. Costing 300 to 500 pesos apiece — the equivalent of $15 to $25 — […]
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Current Obsessions: Design Icons

From NYCxDesign to a natural wine pop-up, here are 13 things on our radar this weekend. Above: Among the highlights at NYCxDesign and ICFF (opening tomorrow), we’re looking forward to Calico Wallpaper and Worsted’s installation (an excuse to pay a visit to Arcade Bakery), a visit to Lindsey Adelman’s new showroom, and Reform’s latest Ikea hack kitchens by well-known designers. “Is there art in a broomstick? Yes, says Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art” (and Remodelista). We’re planning a vi...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Maine, Mexico City, Ikea, New Orleans, Manhattan, Museum of Modern Art, Moma, Venice Beach, Margot, Caro, ICFF, Somerset UK, Design News, Current Obsessions


Mexico City's extreme air pollution, in photos

Mexico City's elementary schools were ordered closed on Thursday, and drivers told to stay off the roads due to poor air quality.
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Mexico City lifts pollution alert as air quality improves

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s capital has lifted a pollution alert in effect since Wednesday saying the concentration of tiny particles in the air had fallen significantly. The environmental commission for the metropolitan area of some 20 million residents says conditions are forecast to continue improving through the weekend. In a statement Friday, it said […]
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Official: Guatemalan girl died in fall in Mexican custody

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top human rights official said Friday that a 10-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in custody fell from a bunk. Immigration officials originally said Thursday that she arrived at a Mexico City detention center complaining that her throat hurt. Interior undersecretary for human rights Alejandro Encinas later said that explanation was […]
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Trump takes war on abortion worldwide as policy cuts off funds

Sexual health organisations warn women will die if they are forced to seek DIY abortions‘We have to fight’: Alabama’s extreme abortion ban sparks wave of activismThe Trump administration has taken its war on abortion worldwide, cutting off all funding to any overseas organisation or clinic that will not agree to a complete ban on even discussing it.The Mexico City policy, dubbed the ‘global gag’ by its critics, denies US federal funds to any organisation involved in providing abortion services o...
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Journalist killed in Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican journalist under a federal protection program was found shot to death Thursday in the resort town of Playa del Carmen, authorities said. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said Francisco Romero’s body was found on a sidewalk in a neighborhood not frequented by tourists. They said Romero had filed a police […]
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Guatemalan migrant child dies after Mexican detention

A 10-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl died after being taken to hospital from a Mexico City immigration detention center, Mexican authorities said on Thursday, adding to a growing number of deaths of minors migrating from the Central American country. Three Guatemalan minors have died in U.S. custody since December, and a Guatemalan toddler died in Texas this week after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody.
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Mexico City closes schools, restricts traffic due to smoke

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials have cancelled classes for millions of students as smoke from brush fires continues to choke the city of 9 million. A light rain overnight has done little to cut the pollution, which remained at about 1 ½ times acceptable limits. The city declared a partial driving ban, but […]
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Sophie Turner Channels Ariana Grande With Her Latest Hair Switch-Up - We See It, We Like It

Sophie Turner took a few notes out of Ariana Grande's beauty book. The Game of Thrones actress swapped her midlength hair for something longer while promoting her upcoming film Dark Phoenix in Mexico City on May 14. Turner's stylist, Christian Wood, used Glam Seamless extensions and Wella products to give her the sleek high ponytail that reached all the way to her waist. On Tuesday, Wood shared a video of Turner working her Grande-inspired look and jamming out to "7 Rings." You like h...
Tags: Beauty, Ariana Grande, Mexico City, Turner, Celebrity Hairstyles, Phoenix, Sophie Turner, Wella, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Hairstyle Changes


President Laís Bodanzky Reflects on First Three Years of São Paulo Film Commission

Since its launch in May 2016, the São Paulo Film Commission (Spcine) has assisted on over 2,700 productions: Features, shorts, TV and TV commercials. Those numbers put the metropolis alongside Mexico City as one of Latin America’s most utilized shooting destinations. It currently hosts more than 1,000 productions per year. In industry terms the city […]
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Sophie Turner Traded the 7 Kingdoms For "7 Rings" With Her New Ariana Grande-Style Hair

Sophie Turner took a few notes out of Ariana Grande's beauty book. The Game of Thrones actress swapped her mid-length hair for something longer while promoting her upcoming film Dark Phoenix in Mexico City on May 14. Turner's stylist, Christian Wood, used Glam Seamless extensions and Wella products to give her the sleek high ponytail that reached all the way to her waist. On Tuesday, Wood shared a video of Turner working her Grande-inspired look and jamming out to "7 Rings." You like ...
Tags: Beauty, Ariana Grande, Mexico City, Turner, Celebrity Hairstyles, Phoenix, Sophie Turner, Wella, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Hairstyle Changes


Vela, Hernández left off Mexico Gold Cup roster by Martino.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Carlos Vela, Javier Hernández, Giovani dos Santos, Héctor Herrera and Jesús Corona were left off Mexico’s preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup by new coach Gerardo Martino. Vela’s omission was the biggest surprise. He leads Major League Soccer with 12 goals for Los Angeles FC. “We spoke on the phone […]
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The smog is so bad in Mexico City that officials are telling people to stay indoors

Mexico City has declared a smog emergency, warning residents to avoid spending time outdoors. From Mexico News Daily: At least 23 fires were reported in Mexico City yesterday, affecting nearly all of the capital’s 16 boroughs and contributing to poor air quality. To avoid possible respiratory ailments, the commission recommended that residents remain indoors with windows and doors shut, and avoid intense exercise or other outdoor recreational activities. According to Wikipedia: "after loosenin...
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Apparent drug sale scam leads to 2 deaths in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An apparent dispute over a fake drug sale led to the death of two men in the tony Mexico City neighborhood of Condesa. The men were found shot in a car that had crashed into a median strip Tuesday. One died at the scene and the other at a local hospital. […]
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Thousands of fires recorded across Mexico this year

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is facing an extremely heavy season of brush and forest fires, with 4,425 blazes recorded so far this year. The federal Environment Department said Wednesday that 3,800 firefighters are combatting an average of about 100 fires per day in brush, scrub, agricultural and forest land throughout the country. Fire risk […]
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Mexican law gives benefits, better pay for domestic workers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For the first time, Mexico’s Senate has approved a law requiring written contracts, paid vacation and annual bonuses for domestic workers. The bill has already been approved by the lower house. It opens the way for domestic workers be registered in Mexico’s social security system, which also provides health care. The […]
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Mexico City pollution: Residents urged to stay indoors

Pollution in the Mexican capital reaches levels potentially dangerous to human health.
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Mexico protecting Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says its diplomatic residence in Venezuela’s capital is providing protection to a member of that country’s opposition-controlled congress. The foreign affairs ministry says National Assembly member Franco Manuel Casella Lovaton arrived at the residence Tuesday. Casella is president of the congress subcommittee on human rights and a member of opposition […]
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