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· February, 2009

Stories about Mexico from February, 2009

Mexico: Criticizing Wasteful Government Spending

The Mexican federal government recently updated information about its expenses and its budgets for various public institutions on their transparency portal. Using this public information, many bloggers have identified expenses...

Mexico: War on Drugs Becoming Weirder

Mexico's war on drugs is getting “so surreal, absurd, and downright twisted” according to Daniel Hernandez of Intersections. He cites some recent incidents, including the claim that the drug cartels...

Mexico: Urban Artists in Monterrey Take to the Internet

In the streets of Monterrey, a city best known for being the industrial and technological mecca of Mexico, graffiti and other urban artists are utilizing user-friendly electronic media in order...

Mexico: Breaking the Kissing Record

Nearly 40,000 Mexicans broke the Guinness World Record for the most people kissing at the same time writes Jessica Uribe of Vivir México [es]. They assembled in Mexico City's zocalo...

Mexico: New Phishing Scam Through Email

A new phishing scam is making its rounds through many Mexicans’ email accounts and Zacateks [es] warns readers what to look for.

Mexico: Cartel Violence Affecting Phoenix

The drug cartel violence in Mexico is affecting the city of Phoenix, Arizona, which is now the world city with the second most kidnappings. Latina Lista writes that the US...

Mexico: The Passing of the Tomato King

Andrés Bermúdez, also known as the “Tomato King” because of his invention of a tomato-planting machine, recently passed away writes Mexico Monitor. Bermúdez also was the first migrant in the...

Mexico: Protesting the Proposal to Illuminate Teotihuacán Pyramids

Nearly 200 protestors assembled near the Teotihuacán pyramids near Mexico City. They do not agree with the governor's proposal to illuminate the pyramids at night in order to attract more...

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