A baby turtle gets a helping hand on the beach.

Summer enriched by a dog and baby turtles

First encounter with turtles entailed helping them get from nest to water

My first turtle encounter happened two days before Hurricane Lane made land on the west coast of Mexico in September of 2006. I was living in a mostly deserted RV FULL STORY

driver using cell phone

New penalties fine but enforcement needed

Deputies approve law stipulating jail time for using a cell phone while driving

The Chamber of Deputies has approved stiff penalties for using mobile phones while driving but as a non-governmental organization has pointed out, regulations are worthless if not enforced. Accidents caused by careless FULL STORY

Pérez de Acha: renounced his salary.

Citizens’ committee set for corruption fight

It intends to begin by identifying 10 emblematic cases of corruption

One more requisite has been met in the implementation of the National Anticorruption System (SNA): the establishment of its Citizen Participation Committee. And one of its five members, lawyer Luis Manuel FULL STORY

Mexico City: bad air

Breathing the air like smoking 40 cigarettes

Poor air quality in Mexico City described as a national security issue

Breathing the air of Mexico City was the equivalent of smoking 40 cigarettes a day on the 212 days last year when air quality was bad, reporters were told this FULL STORY

Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres.

Isla Mujeres beach is No. 7 in the world

TripAdvisor ranks Playa Norte as one of the world's top 25 beaches

“Calm turquoise waters, pure white powdery sand. Water so blue, it makes the sky look pale.” That’s one description of Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres, named this week as one FULL STORY

Trump and Fox: the latter is an irritant.

Ex-Canadian PM says ‘get Fox under control’

Brian Mulroney said to have warned Mexicans that Fox is a major irritant for Trump

Get Vicente Fox under control because he’s a major irritant for Donald Trump, a former Canadian prime minister is reported to have told Mexican officials this week. Brian Mulroney, prime FULL STORY

The chocolate bar developed by Mexican students.

Chocolate billed as remedy for insomnia

No-sugar, low-fat chocolate bar created by biochemical engineering students

Having trouble sleeping? Suffering from anxiety or depression? Four biochemical engineering students have developed a chocolate bar for that. Vadingo is a low-fat, sugar-free chocolate bar that contains 500 milligrams FULL STORY

One of the Oaxaca ranches where cattle have been lost to the drought.

Ranchers face worst drought in 50 years

More than 1,500 cattle have been lost since October, and more are dying every day

A drought in the Isthmus region of Oaxaca that is being described as the worst in nearly 50 years has resulted in the loss so far of over 1,500 head of FULL STORY

A beach in Quintana Roo, where erosion is carrying away the sand.

(Another) plan for the recovery of beaches

Tourism Secretariat plans rehabilitation and maintenance program to stop erosion

The government of Quintana Roo has announced a program to rehabilitate and maintain the state’s beaches, which in some areas are losing between two and six meters of sand every year. State FULL STORY

The Finance Secretariat hired a circus for children of its staff.

Kings Day party time, in spite of austerity

Government employees, families celebrated with 130 million pesos

Three Kings Day — a homely celebration throughout Mexico on January 6 — was a special event for many government workers and their families, who received gifts valued at more than 130.3 FULL STORY

Scene of this morning's lynching in Chiapas.

Chiapas lynching kills 3 suspected thieves

Police attempted to intervene but were warned they too would be lynched

Three suspected car thieves were captured by residents of a Chiapas town early this morning and killed by angry residents. The lynching followed an alleged theft attempt by the three FULL STORY

Transit ad that appeared in Acapulco this week.

State orders removal of anti-Trump bus ads

Message promoted by Acapulco business group was deemed offensive

Mexicans are not enamored of U.S. President Donald Trump but an anti-Trump message in Acapulco this week was too much for the state government. Transit advertising that appeared Monday on FULL STORY