Carrie Kahn

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A Mystery For Millennia, This Ancient Pyramid May Crumble Soon

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Sun Pyramid, built by ancient pre-Aztecs around 100 B.C., is in trouble. A bad reconstruction job a century ago may be causing one side of the pyramid to dry out, and some say it could crumble.


Tijuana's New Breed Of Entrepreneurs Create Technical Businesses

Friday, March 28, 2014

In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, entrepreneurs are going after a share of the Internet economy that usually goes to Asia. At a business incubator, they want to work with U.S. tech companies.


In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.


Drug Cartel Boss Dies A Second Time

Monday, March 10, 2014

Nazario Moreno, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, is dead — again. He was wrongly confirmed dead in 2010, but now, Mexican authorities claim they know "100 percent" that they killed him.


Mexican Judges Rule 'El Chapo' Will Stand Trial In Mexico First

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The arrest of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman is a coup for Mexican authorities. Now comes the tussle over where he will be tried. He's wanted in at least seven U.S. federal districts.


Ruthless Mexican Drug Trafficker Was A Robin Hood In Home State

Monday, February 24, 2014

Powerful cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was charged Monday with violating drug trafficking laws. He was a vicious killer. But many see him as a hero who helped the poor and maintained order.


Authorities Finally Nab Mexico's No. 1 Drug Kingpin

Monday, February 24, 2014

Joaquin Guzman known as "El Chapo," was arrested in an early Saturday morning raid in the Pacific beach resort of Mazatlan. Multiple U.S. agencies provided intelligence that helped take down Guzman.


El Chapo's Arrest Punctures Drug Lord's Near-Mythical Status

Sunday, February 23, 2014

One of the world's most powerful drug lords has been captured. Mexican authorities say Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken into custody after a months-long investigation.


Prisoner: I Was Forced To Dig From Tijuana To San Diego

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Seventeen men are being held in a Tijuana prison for allegedly digging a drug-smuggling tunnel that had almost reached the United States. The men say they were held hostage by drug traffickers who were going to kill them once the tunnel was completed. NPR's Carrie Kahn spoke with one of them.


Under Government Pressure, Mexican Vigilantes Vow To Fight On

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Federal forces are backing away from a plan to disarm the civilian militias that are defending their communities from ruthless drug traffickers. In the western state of Michoacan, it's unclear how long the fragile peace will last.


Mexican Authorities Recover Stolen Radioactive Material

Thursday, December 05, 2013

A Mexican truck carrying radioactive material was hijacked and couldn't be located for two days. The truck was found empty on Wednesday and later the radioactive material was located separately. It's unclear if the thieves knew what they were stealing.


Mexican Border Factories Worry About Losing Tax Break

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mexico's Senate is set to pass a whole host of new taxes to boost the country's anemic tax collection. Among the many new taxes is one that will raise what maquiladoras pay for imported goods to the rate the rest of the country pays. Border communities are worried that losing their coveted tax break will lead to a flood of foreign companies leaving the region.


Following Bloomberg's Lead, Mexico Aims To Fight Fat

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In the battle against the bulge, lawmakers in Mexico are taking aim at consumers' pocketbooks. They're proposing a series of new taxes on high-calorie food and sodas. Health advocates say the higher prices will get Mexicans to change bad habits, but the beverage industry and small businesses are fighting back.


Mexico's Tax Overhaul Has Middle Class Crying Foul

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mexico's president has unveiled a major shakeup of the country's tax system. His administration says it's aimed at capturing more of Mexico's paltry tax collection. Critics say it's unfairly targeting the middle class. Among the items slated for taxing: dog food and private school tuition.


Outrage Over Alleged NSA Spying Spreads To Mexico

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Mexicans are outraged over allegations that the National Security Agency was spying on President Enrique Pena Nieto even before he was elected Mexico's leader. The charges were broadcast over the weekend in Brazil and claimed the NSA spied on Brazil's leader, Dilma Rousseff, as well.


Pena Nieto Encourages Mexicans To Embrace Change

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

President Enrique Pena Nieto gave an upbeat assessment of his nine-month-old administration on Monday in his first State of the Union address. Despite his positive review of Mexico's condition, the new president is dealing with chaotic teacher protests in the capital, intractable levels of violence and a less favorable economic outlook than predicted.


Tlacoyos: A Mexican Grilled Snack That Tempted The Conquistadors

Monday, September 02, 2013

Tlacoyos are a doughy corn tortilla of sorts that's cooked on a grill. Whether enjoyed on a plastic plate as street food or fine china in a high-end restaurant, it's been a favorite snack for centuries.


Thousands Of Striking Teachers Disrupt Mexico City

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The teachers are protesting education changes that would institute evaluations and reduce the power of unions in hiring educators. It's common practice for teachers in Mexico to buy and sell tenured positions. The protests in Mexico City have caused traffic mayhem, and at one point blocked access to the international airport.


Months After Nightclub Kidnappings, Bodies Found In Mexico

Monday, August 26, 2013

In Mexico City, there's a sad conclusion to a mass abduction of 12 youth abducted in May from a bar near a popular tourist destination. Authorities say they have identified 10 of the missing youth among bodies found in a mass grave outside the capital.


Mexico Schooled Over More Than 100 Mistakes In New Textbooks

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In Mexico, as students head back to the classroom this week, their teachers will have extra work ahead of them. They're going to have to correct more than a hundred errors found in the free textbooks handed out to millions of students.