The Baja California episode of No Reservations begins with a soundtrack of gunshots and sirens peppering news reports of violence in Tijuana. But against this noise we see Anthony Bourdain strolling into town looking unafraid. He knows what you're thinking: "Wait, isn't Tijuana dangerous?"
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polyvf via Twipic: http://tweetphoto.com/17203656Caltech and the U.S. Geological Survey have come up with a name for Sunday's 7.2 shaker felt throughout the Southwest: The Sierra El Mayor earthquake. It was named for the mountain range near the temblor's epicenter on the Laguna Saluda fault.
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Oh will the ironies ever cease? Mexico has turned up its nose at the United States' sudden infatuation with medical marijuana -- what with New Jersey and possibly even New York approving the drug for medicinal purposes.
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They were old men wearing cowboy hats, some leaning on canes, others holding hand-lettered signs. Today they gathered across the street from the Mexican consulate near MacArthur Park to pressure the government of Felipe Calderon to cough up money owed them. Between 1942 and 1964 these men had been p ... More >>
The AIDS Conference opened with a bang on Monday: An activist take-over of a symposium hosted by a pharmaceutical company (which decided to stop distributing HIV drugs to kids) and a speech by Bill Clinton where I suppose he said some quotable things. On Sunday night the gala opening happened at ... More >>
More than 800,000 Mexicans in the metropolitan region went to special polling places on Sunday to register their opinion on the energy reform package being pushed by President Felipe Calderon's conservative PAN party. Depending on your source, it was either a rousing civic success or a shameless ... More >>
It is well known that covering the narco war in Mexico as a journalist is a difficult and in some cases deadly profession. (Look no further than the threats that trailed Jesus Blancornelas throughout his life.) This sobering reality hung over a panel here on Saturday organized by the New York-base ... More >>
Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced an ambitious plan last week to confront rising food costs in Mexico and to prevent the type of shortages and inflation surges that threaten the stability of developing countries in other parts of the world. In Mexico, already hit hard by the rising cost ... More >>
Tall, striking, and as piercingly eloquent as ever when addressing throngs of dedicated supporters, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is back at the top of a massive street-level social movement in Mexico. And this time it's not over votes. It's over Mexico's oil.
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Is Isis, the ancient Egyptian mother-god, related in some mystical way with Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent of Mesoamerican mythology? That's the central theme behind a new temporary exhibit at Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology. It is one of those "mega-shows" that have been sorta tre ... More >>