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Overwhelming Mexican Educational Reform Signed into Law

Overwhelming Mexican Educational Reform Signed into Law

In what may very well be a complete reversal of current practices, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law sweeping reforms to Mexico's educational system from the capital in Mexico City. The move isn't universally well received, however, for it is also expected to dramatically weaken the nation's powerful teachers union – a consequence whose impact is up for debate.

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Archeological Find Near Mexico City Baffles Scientists

Archeological Find Near Mexico City Baffles Scientists

A 1,200 year old collection of human remains was discovered near Mexico City, but local Archeologists are having a difficult time explaining the finding. Reports indicate that the remains are of ritual sacrifices of male adults who were evidently selected and not randomly acquired.

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Mexico City Improving Traffic and Pollution

Mexico City Improving Traffic and Pollution

It's hard to defend the worst scoring city on one of IBM's “driver pain” indexes, but Mexico City is actually doing a remarkable job at reducing the overwhelming gridlock and extreme pollution that once ravaged the city. The introduction of several low emissions transport corridors in addition to expansions to the city's subways and various reforms have had dramatic impacts. The city still needs work, however, but at least the work has started in earnest.

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34th International Book Fair hits Mexico City

34th International Book Fair hits Mexico City

With a strong focus on the critical importance of education and the impact of books on individual lives, the 34th International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria in Mexico City is set to present more than 1,200 events to guests from around the world. The fair will continue operation until March 4th, and with it bring public awareness, tourists, and a welcome boost to local commerce.

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Shay Mitchel and Diego Boneta Rock American Eagle Grand Opening

Shay Mitchel and Diego Boneta Rock American Eagle Grand Opening

Mexico City was blessed with the graceful beauty of one Shay Mitchel and the suave charms of Diego Boneta as the two appeared together for the grand opening of the American Eagle Mexico City store. The event featured local DJ's and photo opportunities with the illustrious stars.

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Fresh Water for Mexico City

Fresh Water for Mexico City

A surprise discovery of an untapped water basin, more than two kilometers beneath Mexico City, will be enough to provide an excellent source of groundwater to the city for at least a century, according to official reports. No official time-line for tapping the water source was given, but all projections are optimistic about the find.

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Mexico City Attempts to Institute Parking Meters

Mexico City Attempts to Institute Parking Meters

A makeshift parking meter system involving no less than cardboard boxes, buckets, or anything capable of obstructing parking spaces, has flourished in Mexico City, but times have advanced and city authorities are moving to institute regulated parking meters. Opposition is strong to the new meters, however, and it remains to be seen if the measure will pass.

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Mexico's Capital Works to Ease Traffic

Mexico's Capital Works to Ease Traffic

From bus lines to parking meters, officials in Mexico City are working tirelessly to bring order to the otherwise chaotic streets and finally lift the nightmarish traffic situation that has haunted the nation's capital and one of the most heavily populated cities for years. This renovation comes at the tail end of a year full of revitalizing changes to the city.

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New Service Providers Update Mexico's Fiber Networks

New Service Providers Update Mexico's Fiber Networks

Transtelco has proudly completed its metro fiber network, stretching across the whole of Mexico City and launching the company even further into prosperity, bringing with it a variety of highly technical but altogether essential network related services including IP access, Metro Ethernet and several others.

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Mexico City Bike Riders Chose Unique Protest Means

Mexico City Bike Riders Chose Unique Protest Means

In an effort to encourage bicycle use and simultaneously protest against Mexico City's continued pollution problem, four individuals took to the streets topless in a protest sponsored by children's rights groups. Covered only by the outlines of diseased organs, the riders seek to push the city towards moving the progress began in the mid-1990s to new levels.

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Mexico City Hosts Gun Exchange

Mexico City Hosts Gun Exchange

The United States isn't the only country that has its share of gun violence, as evidenced by the death of a young boy in Mexico City. In response, officials held a gun exchange where residents could trade in the lethal weaponry for useful items like bikes, computers and toys.

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Amazing Mexico City Travel Guide

Amazing Mexico City Travel Guide

Like any large, world-class location, Mexico City has a plethora of things to do and see that'll fill up any vacationer's time quite well. However, this travel guide is one of the most complete and fun to look through guides I've ever come across and recommend it heartily.

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Transforming a Public Problem into a Public Space

Transforming a Public Problem into a Public Space

Looking to make Mexico City a safer and more welcoming place for citizens and travelers alike, the city is sinking millions of dollars into beautification campaigns, and it seems to be working well so far. Although Mexico might be seen by many as a dangerous place to go, the people really are warm and inviting, making the country one of my favorite to visit.

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Vive Latino Music Fest to Have a Killer Lineup

Vive Latino Music Fest to Have a Killer Lineup

Although many of the bands performing in the 2013 Vive Latino music festival, taking place in Mexico City in March, are recognizable to us because they're artists that we listen to here in the United States (yeah yeah yeahs, Blur, Japandroids), there are going to be some supreme Mexican acts like Los Fabulosos Cadillacs and Panteon Rococo that will blow the socks off of anyone ready for a Latin take on rock 'n' roll, a subgenre often referred to as "Rock en Espanol."

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Pena Nieto Pledges to Lower Violence during Inauguration Speech

Pena Nieto Pledges to Lower Violence during Inauguration Speech

Although there is much controversy surrounding the election of Mexico's new president, Pena Nieto of the PRI party, the inauguration speech he gave in Mexico City over the weekend offer a glimmer of hope to a nation that sorely needs it. However, as he stems from a party that is fraught with a stigma of heavy corruption, a huge portion of Mexico's population won't believe anything he says until he proves it.

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How Mayor Ebrard Made Mexico City Accessible to All

How Mayor Ebrard Made Mexico City Accessible to All

Before outgoing-Mayor Marcelo Ebrard of Mexico City took office, only the city's affluent could partake in many of the leisure activities around the city. However, with an eye for both politics and his people he has become somewhat of a legend in the international community, revamping a city once known for severe class distinctions that has become a great place for anyone to go or live.

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Sculpture of Heydar Aliyev Plagues Mexico City

Sculpture of Heydar Aliyev Plagues Mexico City

The statue of former president of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, also happens to be a monument to an ex-KGB chief as he's one in the same. Likewise, Aliyev's corruption and poor human rights record are another stain on the otherwise inspiring Reforma Boulevard in Mexico City. Plans are currently underway to remove (or just relocate) the statue but it seems there was much oversight during the planning stages.

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The Fourth Most Luxurious Country

The Fourth Most Luxurious Country

Mexico is known for many negative things, but even with those traits it has managed to find a way to shine. Currently Mexico holds the number four spot as far as luxury goods being sold is concerned, and is only behind the U.S., Japan, and China.

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Frida Khalo on Display

Frida Khalo on Display

On November 22 Mexico City will begin a display of the very clothes that Frida Khalo wore.

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