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The Zika Virus Hasn't Gone Away, But Travelers Are Seeming Less Concerned

The Associated Press

Zika hasn't gone away, but as the mosquito-borne virus has faded from the headlines, travelers about it than they were last year.

Opium Farmers in Guerrero Defy Federal Authorities


The farmers union in the western hemisphere’s most prolific opium producing region has defied Mexico’s federal government, and pledged to continue to supply the raw material needed for heroin production to drug cartels.

What It's Like to Get an Illegal Abortion, from 4 Women Who Know Firsthand

The Huffington Post

Hear the stories of four women, identified only as Connie, Jane, Robin and Dr. Samuels, described their abortion experiences pre-Roe v. Wade.

Victims Too, in Mexico's Growing Renewable Energies

Inter Press Service

The growing number of wind and solar power projects in the southern Mexican state of Yucatan are part of a positive change in Mexico’s energy mix. But affected communities do not see it in the same way.

Could Marijuana Potentially Become the Next 'Miracle Drug' for Treating Cancer?

The Motley Fool

GW Pharmaceuticals' latest clinical results show promise for marijuana-based drugs in treating an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Biosphere Reserves in Mexico Expand Conservation

Island Conservation

In December, Mexico announced the establishment of three new biosphere reserves that will conserve over 2.7 million acres, 21 islands, 97 islets, and the surrounding marine areas. The Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve will protect islands and the marine environment along the Baja California peninsula.

@realDonaldTrump, How Does Your Administration Plan to Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

PRI's The World

Mr. President, the question is, if the wall won’t stop the opioid epidemic, what is your plan to fight this crisis, which is affecting so many of your core constituents?

LatAm Cities Sweat Over Health Risk from Urban Heat

Thomson Reuters Foundation

In cities across Latin America, haphazard development combined with heat pumped out by cars, factories and buildings is causing “urban heat islands”, where city temperatures are higher than their surrounding areas.

Heading to Mexico? Health Officials Warn Travelers to Avoid Zika Virus

The Sacramento Bee

Health officials are again warning winter travelers headed for Mexico to take precautions against the Zika virus, after an Ensenada man was reported testing positive for the mosquito-borne disease.

Children with Disabilities Benefit from Recycling

The Yucatan Times

More than one million bags of snacks were collected by the community in the city of Merida and raised over $80,000 pesos.

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