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Did You Know That in Mexico Smoking Is Practiced from an Early Age?

Cigarette consumption is a problem that affects a large number of people in the world, but in Mexico this practice is carried out from an early age.

Cancun Pioneers Scheme to Insure Its Coral Reef

The Guardian

A stretch of coral reef off the Mexican coast is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around the world: insurance.

Gonorrhea Getting Smarter: Bacteria Is Evolving to Become ‘Impossible to Treat,’ WHO Warns


Newly evolved strains of drug-resistant gonorrhea are making the sexually transmitted infection impossible to treat, the World Health Organization has warned.

Tour Shows the Horrors of Pollution in State of Jalisco

Agencia EFE

A group of activists has created what they call a Horror Tour of the Mexican municipality of El Salto, in order to raise awareness of the pollution in the Santiago River, which has caused countless deaths over the past few decades.

Yes, Mexico Legalizes Medical Marijuana - But What’s ’Medical’ Use And Who Will Benefit?

Fronteras Desk

The Health Ministry has until the end of the year to issue its rules. In the meantime, mothers like Margarita Garfias say they’re not going to wait. Breaking the law isn’t her biggest worry. She said she’d rather get arrested than see her son get sick.

A Massive Iceberg Has Broken Away from Antarctica

USA Today

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded broke off from an ice shelf in Antarctica, British scientists announced this week.

Health Officials in Mexico Step Up Efforts to Increase Teen Pregnancy Awareness

Al Jazeera

Around 214 million women in developing nations, who want to avoid getting pregnant are not using contraception. Mexico has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancies in the world.

‘Sixth Extinction’ of Wildlife Much Faster Than Feared

Agence France-Presse

Around a decade ago, experts feared that a new planetary wipeout of species was looming. Today, most agree that it is under way, but the new study suggests that the die-out is already ratcheting up a gear.

Gathering Takes Aim at High HIV Rates Among World’s Indigenous Population

CBC Health

When people have control over their own health policy, they become healthier, and Indigenous peoples, almost without exception, don’t have control over the laws that govern how their communities operate.

Mexico’s Methane Emissions Threaten the Environment

Inter Press Service

Mexico is in transition towards commercial exploitation of its shale gas, which is being included in two auctions of 24 hydrocarbon blocks, at a time when the country is having difficulty preventing and reducing industrial methane emissions.

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