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  • Mexico's Father Miguel Hidalgo, a 'father' in more ways than one

     
    It may not be the best of times for Mexico, but the country is nonetheless facing an enormously symbolic signpost in its history today with a parade and massive public party in Mexico City to celebrate 200 years of independence from Spain. Celebrations are bei
  • What's up with Mexico's bicentennial?

     
    Whatever the root of the somewhat anti-climactic countdown, there is still plenty of activity going on around the dates, September 16 and November 20. The federal government has a dynamic bicentennial Website up, and on Thursday announced plans to...

    The good life in Xalisco can mean death in the United States

    The good life in Xalisco can mean death in the United States
    As a boy, Esteban Avila had only a skinny old horse and two pairs of pants, and he lived in a swampy neighborhood called The Toad. He felt stranded across a river from the rest of the world and wondered about life on the other side. He saw merchants...

    In Sinaloa, the drug trade has infiltrated 'every corner of life'

    In Sinaloa, the drug trade has infiltrated 'every corner of life'
    Yudit del Rincon, a 44-year-old lawmaker, went before the state legislature this year with a proposition: Let's require lawmakers to take drug tests to prove they are clean. Her colleagues greeted the idea with applause. Then she sprang a surprise on...

    'Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas' at the Autry National Center of the America West

    'Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas' at the Autry National Center of the America West
    A framed poster of Leo Carrillo starring as Mexican caballero Francisco "Pancho" Villa in the 1950 film "Pancho Villa Returns" rests, in all its pristine splendor, on a cobalt wall. Tag lines such as "The man who made history with cyclonic fury!" and "The...