Yalitza Aparicio from Indigenous teacher to red carpet luminary

Yalitza Aparicio from Indigenous teacher to red carpet luminary

Yalitza Aparicio was studying to become a preschool teacher when her sister encouraged her to attend a film audition. A native of Mexico’s Oaxaca region, she had never acted before. When she arrived, Aparicio had no idea what the film was about; even after she landed the role, she didn’t know all the details. But

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Meet Juan Pablo Tirado – Possibly the future baseball Star from Mazatlan

Meet Juan Pablo Tirado – Possibly the future baseball Star from Mazatlan

Juan Pablo Tirado once again won the Most Valuable Player title this time at the Pan-American u-14 in Tampico Tamaulipas. Last year he won the same title at the U-12 World Championship held in Japan. Juan Pablo is the pride of El Habal, a rural village, 10 minutes north from Mazatlan. Juan Pablo, said he

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The Storm that swept Mexico – Video

The Storm that swept Mexico – Video

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NFL cancels Mexico City trip, moves Chiefs-Rams game to LA

NFL cancels Mexico City trip, moves Chiefs-Rams game to LA

The NFL has decided to move Monday’s game between the Chiefs and Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca, it was announced Tuesday. Players had strongly considered not playing if the NFL had opted to keep the game in Mexico City, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter earlier Tuesday. The issue

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Going to the Depths of Stardom

Going to the Depths of Stardom

Estrella Navarro Holm, Mexican Freediving Champion   “Most of the time I feel fear at the surface, but when I relax and submerge my face, that disappears,” Estrella Navarro Holm said about preparing to freedive. A Mexican model and marine biologist, Estrella is also a renowned freediving champion. Earlier this week she broke the national

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El Chapo’s twin daughters had a decadent Barbie-themed birthday.

El Chapo’s twin daughters had a decadent Barbie-themed birthday.

It was a Barbie-themed birthday party most kids could only dream about, with carnival rides, hundreds of pink balloons and a theater-worthy set featuring gold chandeliers and a rosé-colored throne. The guests of honor were the 7-year-old twin daughters of the world’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Photographs and videos of the decadent

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Mexico lost focus after Matt Miazga mocked Diego Lainez

Mexico lost focus after Matt Miazga mocked Diego Lainez

The United States’ 1-0 victory over Mexico will be remembered mainly for Matt Miazga mocking Diego Lainez’s height in the second half. It was an incident and a photo that will go down in the collective consciousness of the relatively young U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry. It gave a spark to a game that threatened to be

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A Reflection of September 11, 2001

A Reflection of September 11, 2001

On the morning of September 11, 2001 I was a junior in college at NYU. I remember getting ready for class in my six-story walk-up apartment at 175 Thompson Street in Greenwich Village in New York City. It was a sunny morning and I was listening to the radio, sitting on my couch when the

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Starbucks opens Mexico City cafe staffed by seniors

Starbucks opens Mexico City cafe staffed by seniors

Starbucks customers in Mexico City may notice something distinct about one particular coffee shop’s new employees: They’re all seniors. The company recently opened its first cafe operated by people ages 50 and older, in partnership with the National Institute for Older Persons (INAPAM), a government welfare program in Mexico. Fourteen older workers will run the

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What is Nike’s Angle? – The Real Story behind the Colin Kaepernick Fiasco

What is Nike’s Angle? – The Real Story behind the Colin Kaepernick Fiasco

Nike, the company, has always been a symbol of athletic achievement and greatness. When you saw that Nike swoosh you thought of Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods. But Nike now has a new face for the “Just Do It,” 30th-anniversary campaign. His name is Colin Kaepernick. He isn’t even a current athlete, but

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Marijuana Should Be Added to Nafta, Fox Says

Marijuana Should Be Added to Nafta, Fox Says

Cannabis should be added to the North American Free Trade Agreement just like any other form of produce, says former Mexican President Vicente Fox. Fox, who sits on the board of Vancouver-based medical marijuana producer Khiron Life Sciences Corp., said he expects Mexico’s new government to legalize recreational cannabis in 2019. The country legalized medical pot

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First day at University for gifted 12 year old.

First day at University for gifted 12 year old.

Carlos Antonio Santamaría Díaz is just 12 years old and today he attended his first day of classes as a student of Biomedical Physics at the Faculty of Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Carlos took a tour of the University laboratories and had his introductory degree class. He said he is

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Had Chris Hondros Photographed Mexico’s ongoing conflicts

Had Chris Hondros Photographed Mexico’s ongoing conflicts

Photojournalist Andrea Bruce was in Mexico City on the night she received an email from famed Getty Images photojournalist Chris Hondros inviting her to his wedding. The following day she would receive a message from a friend informing her that Hondros was killed the previous day in a mortar attack in the Libyan town of

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‘El Mijis’ goes from gangster to congressman – Video

‘El Mijis’ goes from gangster to congressman – Video

A new presidential plan has been proposed in Mexico to stop the notorious drug-gang war. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador thinks young Mexicans can be persuaded to avoid a life of crime. And Pedro Carrizales, a former cocaine addict and drug-gang member – known as “El Mijis”, intends to help from his recently elected position in a local state congress.

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Mayan Train to connect Cancun and Palenque

Mayan Train to connect Cancun and Palenque

Rogelio Jiménez Pons the head of the National Tourism Promotion Fund (Fonatur), will be coordinating the “Mayan Train” project that will start in December 2018. Jiminez said that they are looking to build a transport infrastructure for the Peninsula tourists (mainly Cancun and Riviera Maya) to travel in a comfortable and fun way. Cancun is

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