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Hot water for mother

Fermenting farm waste sounds like a pretty unappealing subject matter. But while covering it, I stumble on the makings of a powerful human story, with humor, tears, bravery and a happy ending.

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The soul outside Merida's "artistic" center

On a torrid April midmorning, I stood with my kids in a thin sliver of shade cast by a building in Ciudad Caucel, a sprawling suburb on the western edge of Merida, Mexico. There were already several people pressed up against the building so I had to stand partly in ...

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A homecoming

Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, would be gloriously picturesque if it were not a gritty, lived-in town, which is what I like best about it. Hardware and office supply stores fill the colonial-style buildings. Buses growl and spew smoke up and down the jumble …

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Two journalists killed in separate incidents in Mexico

Two journalists were killed today in southern Mexico. In Oaxaca state, the director of a community radio station was shot dead while driving to work; in Veracruz state, an independent blogger known for his crime reporting was found dead on a highway after being …

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Culture vs News at Mexico's highbrow Canal 22

A debate over free speech is brewing behind the scenes at Mexico's government run Canal 22 television station. The station, operated by the federal Cultural Secretariat, normally features high-brow films, concerts, and documentaries about art and culture in Mexico, as well as a newsmagazine. …

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