Brussels Correspondent, AFP
AFP Latin America correspondent, former EU/NATO reporter
google.com — Obesity weighs down on top soda guzzler Mexico MEXICO CITY - Artemio Martinez balanced his corpulent frame on a stool in a Mexico City street taco stand, downing a sweet soda and eating a final pork-filled corn tortilla. "Can you give me another soft drink to quickly wash down the fifth taco?
france24.com — AFP - Archeologists have found nearly 5,000 cave paintings made by hunter-gatherers in a northeastern Mexico mountain range where pre-Hispanic groups were not known to have existed. The yellow, red, white and black paintings depict humans, deers, lizards and centipedes, suggesting that the groups hunted, fished and gathered food, according to the National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH).
bangkokpost.com — The United States formally admitted for the first time on Wednesday that it had killed radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and three other US citizens in anti-terror strikes abroad. Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in this undated still image from video released in October 2010 by the SITE Intelligence Group shows.
google.com — In tense Mexico state, vigilantes refuse to drop guns COALCOMAN, Mexico - Farmers wearing bulletproof jackets and toting assault rifles ride in pick-up trucks emblazoned with the word "self-defense" to protect this rural western Mexico town from the Knights Templar drug cartel.
huffingtonpost.com — Villagers installing a water pipe in southwestern Mexico stumbled onto an ancient granite statue depicting a player from a pre-Hispanic ball game, the national anthropology institute said Monday.The stone had been sliced at the neck, like a decapitation, and buried in a ritual that was common at the time, the
france24.com — AFP - Mexico's government pledged to keep thousands of troops in the western state of Michoacan until peace is restored in this region tormented by violent drug cartels. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong held a meeting of the national security team in the state capital Morelia with local officials to discuss a crime wave that led some towns to create vigilante groups.
za.news.yahoo.com — Read 'Mexico violence claims hundreds of US lives' on Yahoo! News South Africa. When Malcolm X's grandson was beaten to death in a seedy Mexico City bar last week his name joined the hundreds of US citizens who have been murdered in this country in recent years.
theatlanticcities.com — Known as one of the worst cities in the world in which to drive, Mexico City's rush hours aren't much better underground. The 10th biggest metro area in the world, its subway system generates around 4 million riders a day, or 1.5 billion a year, the second highest in North America (New York City is first).
google.com — Two arrests in slaying of Malcolm X grandson in Mexico MEXICO CITY - Authorities have arrested two people in connection with the beating death of the grandson of late US civil rights activist Malcolm X in Mexico City, an official said Monday.
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