Squeamish? Then you're probably a gringo.

All expats can safely be considered gringos

A 1786 definition says the word comes from griego, Spanish for Greek

Since the word gringo is brandished about freely by both nationals and Anglos, I think the readers of this fine publication are entitled to know where this word originated and FULL STORY

traffic accident

AXA: traffic safety should be priority

Insurance company will share statistics in effort to reduce accidents

With 15,000 people losing their lives in automobile accidents every year in Mexico, an insurance company plans to share its statistics to improve traffic safety. AXA México has announced it will FULL STORY

A demonstration by Wixáritiri over land ownership.

Wixáritari land battle could become violent

Ranchers angered as court awards 148-hectare parcel to indigenous group

A land ownership conflict between the Wixáritari indigenous people of Nayarit and cattle ranchers over 10,000 hectares of land threatens to turn violent while several government agencies appear reluctant to FULL STORY

Rector Vera Jiménez in his hospital bed

Embattled rector declares hunger strike

University boss accused of embezzlement says more funds urgently needed

The head of the Autonomous University of Morelos began a hunger strike yesterday to pressure the federal government for more funds. Alejandro Vera Jiménez, who also faces accusations of embezzlement, FULL STORY

Watch out for crocs.

Residents fearful after crocodile kills child

Population of the reptiles thought to have increased

Many residents of a coastal community in Oaxaca are living in fear, but it’s not extortion or kidnapping that worries them. It’s crocodiles. Ppeople living on the shores of the FULL STORY

Drill rig at the Eagle Ford shale formation in Texas.

Fracking expected to begin next year

Energy Secretary says shale field auctions could be held in March

Fracking in the shale oil fields of Mexico could begin next year, the Energy Secretary said at a meeting yesterday in Houston, Texas. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell was speaking to energy FULL STORY

Dead fish on a beach in Tamaulipas.

Red tide kills fish in Tamaulipas waters

Workers have removed three tonnes of fish from Costa Azul beach

Red tide has been blamed for thousands of dead fish on Costa Azul beach in Matamoros, Tamaulipas. The Environment Secretariat said the phenomenon was the result of a large accumulation FULL STORY

Volunteers dig up bodies in Veracruz

Maps lead searchers to bodies in Veracruz

Citizens carrying on searching for bodies, with a higher success rate than authorities

Searchers for lost relatives in Veracruz have their work cut out for them. They already have one map allegedly indicating the locations of mass graves. In August, they were given another. FULL STORY

María Villar: kidnapped and murdered in Mexico City.

Kidnap victim’s death came as a big shock

Ransom had been paid and María Villar's release was thought imminent

The death of kidnapping victim María Villar Galaz came as a big shock to family, friends and government officials, all of whom expected the 39-year-old Mexico City resident to be FULL STORY

holbox island

Isla Holbox wildfire was intentionally set

It started simultaneously in 10 different locations, says Profepa chief

Contrary to the conclusion announced by officials earlier this week, the wildfire on Isla Holbox was intentionally set. Originally said to have been caused by a lightning strike, the blaze consumed 87 FULL STORY

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Fear and loathing on the Trump train

His supporters don't care that he's a shameless fraud

It’s been a while, MND readers! No doubt some of you won’t be happy I’ve resurfaced, however briefly. Truth be told, I’ve been very busy writing a book about law FULL STORY

Flight simulator at the new pilot training center.

Privatizing airports under consideration

Transport Secretary announces plan during opening of new Airbus pilot training facility

The Transportation and Communications Secretary said today the federal government is considering a plan to privatize the 22 airports it continues to operate. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said during today’s opening FULL STORY