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Thursday, December 12, 2013
As many as 6 million pilgrims have made their way to the Mexican capital to pay homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe on Thursday. One woman has turned the country's most revered religious icon into a cartoon characterization, using it to build a multimillion-dollar company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
In Honduras, there's a masked man on a mission to change his country's violent image. He calls himself the Maeztro Urbano, the "Urban Master." By day, he works in advertising; at night, he covers city walls with pictures of weapons turning into balloons or fat bureaucrats spending money on art, not guns. This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 23, 2013.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
A best-selling book and a popular ballad have been written about Sandra Avila Beltran. The so-called Queen of the Pacific is Mexico's best-known female drug boss. She is notorious for her lavish lifestyle and love of cosmetic surgery. And soon she'll be heading home from a U.S. prison after winning her release in a plea deal.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is in Mexico City on Wednesday to discuss cooperation between the United States and Mexico. The visit comes at a time when the two countries' security cooperation has been under close scrutiny.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
In Honduras, there's a masked man on a mission to change his country's violent image. He calls himself the Maeztro Urbano, the "Urban Master." By day, he works in advertising; at night, he covers city walls with pictures of weapons turning into balloons or fat bureaucrats spending money on art, not guns.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The leader of the notorious Zeta drug organization was apprehended Monday in an operation involving the Mexican military. The capture of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, 40, took place on a country road less than 20 miles south of the Texas border.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Honduras is the murder capital of the world, according to U.N. figures. Its police and military remain weak despite U.S. assistance earmarked for improving law enforcement. Critics say the security forces are involved in widespread corruption and violence.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Mexico City has largely been spared the drug violence in other parts of the country. But a brazen daylight abduction of 12 young people from a Mexico City bar is putting the spotlight on one of the capital's roughest neighborhoods, and putting the popular mayor on the defensive.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
When visiting San Pedro Sula, the bloodiest town in Honduras, it's advisable to arrive early in the morning, when the drug gangs are still asleep.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
High crime rates are holding back economic development in Latin America. One element of the crime is extortion, which cuts into the bottom line for local businesses and ordinary citizens.