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13Feb2017
Advocates Fear Chemicals Used on Mexico's Drug Crops Cause Cancer

InSight Crime

An advocacy group says exposure to chemicals used by criminal groups to help grow marijuana and opium poppy plants could be behind a surge in the incidence of cancer among indigenous children in northern Mexico.

11Feb2017
Monarch Butterfly Numbers Drop 27 Percent in Mexico

The Asian Age

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically low numbers, according to a study by government and independent experts.

10Feb2017
Other Countries Aim to Fill Aid Shortfall Caused by Reinstated Mexico City Policy

NPR.org

After President Trump blocked U.S. aid money from supporting any group that provides or "promotes" abortion in other countries, The Netherlands announced it would launch a fundraising initiative to support any affected organizations. Now, several other countries have signaled their participation.

09Feb2017
Gray Whales in Baja Endangered by Global Warming

CGTN

Rising water temperatures are threatening gray whales that come to give birth every winter in Mexico's Baja California lagoon.

08Feb2017
Suicide Is on the Rise Among the Young People of Mexico's Ciudad Juarez

BBC News

The city's high levels of violence have had long-term psychological effects on its residents, especially its youth.

07Feb2017
With Just 30 Left, Time Runs Out for Mexico's Vaquita

Care2

Mexico has a choice to make: Put in an all-out effort to permanently ban and remove all gillnets from vaquita habitat in the Gulf of California or be responsible for the extinction of this unique porpoise. If they don’t take real action, the disappearance of vaquitas is on them.

06Feb2017
Starting HIV Treatment Early Reduces HIV-Related Cancer Risk by 74%

TheBody.com

Starting HIV treatment soon after diagnosis may reduce the risk of developing HIV-related cancer by 74%, according to a recent study.

05Feb2017
Car Ban Fails to Curb Air Pollution in Mexico City

Newsy

Banning cars in cities with high pollution might not fix the problem. Just look at Mexico City.

04Feb2017
Health Ministry Confirms Mexico's First Case of Zika-Related Birth Defect

The Associated Press

The ministry said in a statement Friday that the child was premature and died at birth. It was born to a 25-year-old woman from the southern state of Oaxaca in November.

03Feb2017
Doves Returning Home to Tiny 'Mexican Galapagos'

All Things Considered

In the coming year, scientists are hoping to reintroduce the Socorro dove to Socorro Island, a place where the bird has died out.


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