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Mexico’s War on Junk Food

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On August 21, 2020
A new war on junk food has been roiling Mexico in the last couple of weeks. As more states propose or approve bans on junk food sales to minors, Mexico is seeing the tide turn against high-calorie snacks that experts say have given the country one of the highest rates of childhood obesity and an […]

Do Not Be a Fool

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On May 13, 2020

The Spanish were able to conquer the Mexica (Aztecs) due to the smallpox wiping out Tenochtitlan between 1519-21. But in the writings that survived the Spanish conquest, there were guides to the emper

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The response of Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to COVID-19 is astonishing, making Trump look rational by comparison. All around Latin America, governments have spent the past few weeks gearing up for an impending wave of coronavirus cases. In El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele closed the borders to foreigners. In Colombia, President Ivan Duque […]
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All the freaking out about migrants from Mexico and Central America completely ignores how the U.S. itself destabilizes these places in a wide variety of ways, including its corporate policies, its drug habits, and its geopolitical ambitions. It also destabilizes the region due to its gun fanaticism. As you may have heard, the Sinaloa Cartel […]

The Taco Chronicles

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On August 14, 2019

I only got back from Mexico two weeks ago, but when I turned on Netflix last week looking for a different show, I saw something called The Taco Chronicles. Obviously I was going to check that out. Thi

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