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Mexico City bans circus animals

The Mexico City council voted overwhelmingly to ban animals in circus operations. Offenders could be fined the equivalent of $45 thousand to $60 thousand if they keep animals.

Málaga to Mexico: Picasso goes on tour (Video)

Mexico - Pablo Picasso, that famous son of the city of Málaga in Spain, is officially on tour at an international photography exhibition which opened in Mexico last week. Museo Picasso Málaga has contributed over 100 images of the artist together with a film.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico City home, 1927-2014

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away at the age of 87 in his Mexico City home.

Video: Around 30 police horses stampede in Mexico City

Mexico - Around 30 police horses escaped and galloped crazily down one of Mexico City's busiest streets, injuring one person and damaging 11 cars on Tuesday.

11 people disappear from Mexico City bar in possible kidnapping

Mexico - Six men, mostly in their 20's, along with a 16-year-old boy and four young women have vanished from a bar in Mexico City. Police fear that they may have been kidnapped.

10,000-year-old Mammoth skeleton unearthed in Mexico City

Mexico - An excavation process initiated last March by Mexico's National Institute for Anthropology and History is beginning to show some astonishing results.

32 dead, around 121 injured in Mexican state oil company HQ blast

Mexico - An explosion rocked the high-rise headquarters of Pemex, a state-owned oil company in Mexico City on Thursday. At least 32 people were killed and around 121 people have been injured. (Updated)

Mexico City police destroy toy guns to bring down crime rate

Mexico - Officials estimate that three-in-ten violent crimes in Mexico City are carried out with an authentic-looking toy gun. On Friday, in an effort to stop this, police destroyed thousands of toy guns.

Tens of thousands protest Mexico presidential election results

Mexico - Accusing President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of electoral fraud, around 32,000 protesters marched through Mexico City on Sunday.

Museum of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City Special

Mexico - Coyoacán - a fashionable, historic and artsy part of Mexican capital has a unique museum dedicated to Leon Trotsky, one of the most controversial figures of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

Deadly shootout at Mexico airport, 3 police officers dead

Three police officers were killed in a deadly shootout at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City yesterday.

Op-Ed: Mexican medics drop heart destined for transplant

Mexico - International media outlets are reporting that two medics in Mexico carrying a transplant-bound heart stepped off a helicopter, stumbled, and dumped the cooler and its contents onto the street.

Earthquake strikes Mexico City; at least 2 confirmed dead

An earthquake shook Mexico City, Mexico Saturday night. Most reports say the earthquake's magnitude was 6.7. At least two people who were in the outskirts of the city have been confirmed dead.

Mexico City considers trial marriages with expiring licenses

Lawmakers in Mexico City have proposed a bill to allow temporary marriage licenses, which can be discarded or renewed after a minimum two-year period. When the the two-year license expires, the contract simply ends.

Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico Special

Xochimilco - Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, as one of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, attract both locals and visitors travelling to Mexico City to recreationally experience the old system of canals from pre-Hispanic Tenochtitlan.

Man arrested attempting to smuggle 18 titi monkeys in clothing

A Mexican citizen, arriving from Lima, Peru, has been arrested at Mexico City’s international airport for attempting to smuggle 18 small titi monkeys concealed in his clothing.

23 Die in Mexico Prison Brawl

23 inmates were killed and several others were injured during a brawl at a prison in Durango Mexico. Prison authorities said the fight was between inmates.

Mexico City lawmakers approve gay marriage

Mexico City lawmakers approved gay marriage by a vote of 39-20 on Monday afternoon, becoming the first in Latin America to do so.

Op-Ed: The era of cheap water is over

Mexico City's water shortage could be the future of all big cities of the world if nothing is done to halt the irresponsible and foolish use of our natural resources.

Water shortage in Mexico City could echo the global water issue

Mexico City faces an alarming water crisis, and the water shortages there may very well reflect the woes of the global freshwater supply question. 40 percent of the planet does not have access to clean water or sanitation.

Mexico City bans stores from distributing plastic bags

On Wednesday, hundreds of stores in Mexico City have become green after a new law that will order businesses to stop selling thin plastic bags that are not biodegradable.

Deaths and Tensions Mount In Mexican Drug Wars

As city police and federal officers battled it out in Mexico City the drug wars are in full gear. A teen was killed at a Uruapan, Mexico taco shop when a grenade attack between hit men and police erupted.

Op-Ed: The Swine Flu Hits Home in Mexico City Special

With a death of a friend, the flu becomes personal. Mexico City is a dangerous ghost town as people stay home and stores are closed.

Tourists In Mexico City Seem Unconcerned About Swine Flu

Is the word about a possible pandemic getting out? In Mexico tourists are saying that they are mainly unaware why Mexican nationals are donning surgical masks and believe that it is overkill.

Op-Ed: We Have To Assume Swine Flu is Spreading

We have to assume that the new Swine Flu that is hitting Mexico City has spread to other parts of the world. Mexico City is a modern city with an international airport. The flu generally takes about a week from contact for a person to fall ill.

In Mexico City, Passengers Can Watch The 'True Terminal'

In an airport in Mexico City, a Japanese man is actually living the role of Tom Hanks’ character in “The Terminal.” But, this is not as glamorous.

Mexican Kidnappers Kill 5-Year-Old By Injecting Acid Into His Heart

Javier Morena was killed by cruel kidnappers who injected acid into his tiny heart. The child was abducted from a Mexico City street. His father, a poor man who sells fruit in the district of Iztapalapa searched for the child since Sunday October 26.

Mexico: Women Seeking Abortions Still Face Uphill Battle

Almost a year after Mexico City's government officially passed a law legalizing abortions at its area public hospitals, women who opt for the controversial procedure are at times still facing opposition within the hospital network itself.

Mexico City Striving to be More Bicycle-Friendly

It looks like city authorities are set to take another incremental step in tackling the intractable air pollution throughout this sprawling Mexican metropolis of over 20 million people.

Women-Only Buses In Mexico City A Huge Hit

After a week of trial runs, Mexico City's transportation authority, the RTP, formally launched a public transit program on January 21 to exclude men from riding certain city buses designated as women-only.
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Diego Rivera s murals painted on the walls of the Ministry of Education  Mexico City.
Diego Rivera's murals painted on the walls of the Ministry of Education, Mexico City.
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Thick walls around the garden and house of the Trocky s family  Leon Trocky Museum  Coyoacán  Mexic...
Thick walls around the garden and house of the Trocky's family, Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
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Less official photographs of Trocky  Leon Trocky Museum  Coyoacán  Mexico City.
Less official photographs of Trocky, Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
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Protesters in Mexico City on July 22  2012
Protesters in Mexico City on July 22, 2012
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Entrance to Plaza de Toros Monumental  Mexico City
Entrance to Plaza de Toros Monumental, Mexico City
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Trocky s study and desk he was murdered at  Leon Trocky Museum  Coyoacán  Mexico City.
Trocky's study and desk he was murdered at, Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
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The books he read and the bed the revolutionary used to sleep and relax on  Leon Trocky Museum  Coyo...
The books he read and the bed the revolutionary used to sleep and relax on, Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
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Reproduction of photographs from Trocky s exile  Leon Trocky Museum  Coyoacán  Mexico City.
Reproduction of photographs from Trocky's exile, Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
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Images of the revolutionary at the entry to  Leon Trocky Museum  Coyoacán  Mexico City.
Images of the revolutionary at the entry to Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
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A picture of some fine architecture found in Mexico City where the story took place.
A picture of some fine architecture found in Mexico City where the story took place.
Mexico City Fine Arts Palace
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Diego Rivera s murals painted on the walls of the Ministry of Education  Mexico City.
Diego Rivera's murals painted on the walls of the Ministry of Education, Mexico City.
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Santa Fe business district in Mexico City.
Santa Fe business district in Mexico City.
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Reproduction of Leon Trocky images from the times of Russian Revolution  Leon Trocky Museum  Coyoac...
Reproduction of Leon Trocky images from the times of Russian Revolution, Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
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Another world famous intersection  location of Leon Trocky Museum  Coyoacán  Mexico City. At bottom...
Another world famous intersection, location of Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City. At bottom left there's a ceramic plaque (Casa Leon Trotsky) informing about the family residence.
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