How Many People Approved The 'Mexican' Costumes on The Real?

The Real did a fun lil' segment today in which three of its hosts made dessert quesadillas while dressed as Mexican stereotypes. For real! » 3/10/15 5:50pm 3/10/15 5:50pm

Texas Warns that Drug Violence Has Made Mexico Unsafe for Spring Break

A recent announcement from the Texas Department of Public Safety warned students against traveling to Mexico over spring break, citing "the unpredictable nature of cartel violence and other criminal elements." » 2/26/15 10:50am 2/26/15 10:50am

Watch Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Combat Street Harassment in México

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has traveled all over with "Stop Telling Women to Smile," in which she wheatpastes the streets with portraits of women captioned with anti-harassment messages. In a comprehensive new series spearheaded by Fusion's Anna Holmes (and the founder of this very website), Fazlalizadeh takes her work… » 2/09/15 3:40pm 2/09/15 3:40pm

Six Women Die Daily as Murders of Mexican Women Reach Pandemic Levels 

Since 1993, hundreds of Mexican women have gone missing in the border town of Ciudad Juárez, in murders that have gone unsolved and largely ignored by the municipal government. But a new report from Al-Jazeera says that the Juárez murders are just one part of a worsening pattern of violence against women in Mexico,… » 1/05/15 11:10am 1/05/15 11:10am

Bullfighter Karla De Los Angeles Gored Twice, Is Very Zen About It

Mexican bullfighter Karla Sanchez San Martin, who performs under the stage name "Karla De Los Angeles," suffered multiple non-fatal injuries by a 1,100-pound bull in Mexico City on Sunday. » 12/31/14 2:30pm 12/31/14 2:30pm

'Lesboterrorist' Raps Instructions On How to Give Yourself an Abortion

Elective abortion is illegal in most Mexican states. But because it has other medical uses besides pregnancy termination, misoprostol — the drug used in inducing medicinal abortion — is not. Now, one ballsy-as-hell self-anointed "lesbo terrorist" rapper aims to educate women on how to self-abort. » 7/18/14 7:45pm 7/18/14 7:45pm

World Cup Soccer Teams Face Consequences Over Homophobic Fans

Mexico and Brazil's World Cup soccer teams are facing disciplinary action following obnoxious behavior by their respective fan bases, who simply could not resist the urge to yell gay slurs at players from the other teams. But the two Latin American teams aren't the only ones with fan bases full of shitheads who can't… » 6/19/14 7:00pm 6/19/14 7:00pm

Mexican Town's Entire Economy Is Based on Human Trafficking

In an extensive investigative series called Pimp City: A Journey to the Center of the Sex Slave Trade, Fusion explores Tenancingo, Mexico, a town that makes virtually its entire living from sex trafficking, sending prostitutes forced into the trade all the way to cities around the U.S. » 6/17/14 10:50am 6/17/14 10:50am

​Mexico City's Breastfeeding Campaign Sort of Missed The Point

Women's health groups in Mexico City are understandably unimpressed by the city's new strategy to encourage and normalize breastfeeding with mothers. The series of posters, which has already been taken down from the city's website, feature a few very slender and toned female celebrities topless and braless. … » 5/26/14 5:53pm 5/26/14 5:53pm

Experts Say the Monarch Butterfly Migration Is in Trouble

Remember learning about the majestic Monarch butterfly and its annual winter migration from Canada and the U.S. to Mexico in grade school science? It's the stuff that National Geographic shows are made of! But experts are worried the phenomenon might be on its last legs. » 1/30/14 2:45pm 1/30/14 2:45pm

Mexican Coke Is Ditching Cane Sugar For High-Fructose Corn Syrup…

Well, this is some real bullshit. Mexican Coke is ditching its key ingredient, cane sugar, for high-fructose corn syrup. This is objectively awful. » 11/06/13 10:50am 11/06/13 10:50am

This Brilliant 12-Year-Old Mexican Girl Is Touted as 'Next Steve Jobs'

Meet 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno. She goes to José Urbina López Primary School in Matamoros, Mexico. She's being touted as "the face of Mexico's unleashed potential." Mentioning Steve Jobs in the headline is purposely attention-grabbing — on Wired's part and on mine — but the gist of it is this: Our current idea… » 10/24/13 3:10pm 10/24/13 3:10pm

Malcolm Shabazz, Malcolm X's Grandson, Was Murdered In Mexico

The U.S. Embassy confirmed yesterday that 28-year-old Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcom X, was robbed and killed in Mexico City. Details surrounding the murder are still sketchy; the Shabazz family plans to fly to Mexico to claim his remains. » 5/11/13 12:30pm 5/11/13 12:30pm

Immigrants Are Literally Swimming to Mexico for Reproductive Healthcare

Let's talk about what immigration reform means for migrant women's rights. According to a policy analysis by the Latina Institute (via this excellent Dissent piece) “the majority of undocumented immigrant women do not have access to affordable health insurance,” and “immigrant women are less likely to receive adequate… » 4/24/13 5:20pm 4/24/13 5:20pm

Mexican Parents Denied Entry to the U.S. to Say Goodbye to Their Dying…

Well, here's a double whammy of saddening and maddening. This past Sunday, Maria Sanchez, 26, died in her Houston home from the effects of an inoperable spinal tumor. Just four days earlier U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied a humanitarian parole to her parents, so they were unable to see their daughter on her… » 1/09/13 10:25am 1/09/13 10:25am

Computer Game Teaches Mexican Women How to Safely Give Themselves a…

¿No Te Baja?, which translates as "Missed Your Period?", is a nice alternative to all those cycle-tracker apps: it's a "Choose Your Own Adventure"-style game that schools users on how to terminate a pregnancy using Misoprostol, a drug that's available OTC in Mexico and is often used in parts of the country where… » 12/03/12 6:00pm 12/03/12 6:00pm

Mexican Beauty Queen's Death Sadly Similar to Mexican Film Plot

Twenty-year-old Maria Susana Flores Gamez was found dead on Saturday night, with an assault rifle near her body. According to the AP: » 11/27/12 12:05pm 11/27/12 12:05pm

Blonde-Haired Child Beggar in Mexico Sparks a Not-So Polite Discussion…

A blonde-haired girl begging on the street in Mexico has caused quite a Facebook stir, prompting some observers to renew a long-standing debate about racism in Mexico, where indigenous people, according to CBS News, "live in poverty and passers-by often barely notice the dark-skinned children begging in the street." A… » 10/28/12 2:00pm 10/28/12 2:00pm

Texas Women Hitting Up Mexico For Over-The-Counter Ulcer Medication To…

As expected, the 2011 cuts in Texas family planning—not to mention the patently absurd new law that women are required to get a sonogram 24 hours before their abortion procedure—are taking their toll on the ladies of the Lone Star State. Concerned women's health providers in Texas report that they're seeing a higher… » 9/29/12 5:30pm 9/29/12 5:30pm