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Mother of murdered child takes chat show host for legal counsel

The mother of a six-year old boy who was tortured and murdered by five other schoolchildren in Chihuahua State, Mexico, has fired her lawyer and taken the legal assistance of a chat show host. The mother, Tania Concepcion Mora, was …

Adding up all those little receipts at the Mexican Congress

Given all the violence we read about in Mexico, there's something comforting and familiar to see they have expense scandals too. While other media plaster their headlines with the nota roja, three Mexico City journalists have taken the …

"Getting to grate" a valueable oppurtunty at Park West School

We just received this email from our children's school, in Halifax: Just a reminder that Friday, May 8th is the last day to complete the Getting to great Surveys. Voluntary participation in this survey provides valueable information to help …

Mothers turn to DIY forensics when their children disappear

From La Jornada, in Mexico Every time Angelica Maria Berrospe Medina hears the police have discovered dead bodies somewhere in the city, she runs to see if her son is among them. He disappeared two years ago and she …

Mexican students win Robot "supercup"

Mexico was dominant this week at the international RobotChallenge in Vienna, winning four gold, four silver and one bronze in all competitions. Italy came second with two gold and Russia third. There were 101 robots, and 21 teams competing in …

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80 year old scratches for sand to stay alive

A (Latin American) Mother's Day special from La Tribuna, in Honduras:Eighty-year old Doña Maria Leandra Cruz Salgado earns a living wandering the polluted bed of the river Comayaguela, in one of the most violent neighbourhoods in Honduras. She is …