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Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellows: Making a Difference in Latin America

Open Society Foundations

When advocates for drug policy reform look back upon 2012, they are likely to regard it as a turning point for drug policy in Latin America - as the year when the “war on drugs” paradigm began to be seriously and publicly called into question.

Acapulco Gears Up for the 8th International Film Festival November 23 to 30

Travel Video News

The Acapulco Destination Marketing Office is proud to announce the 8th Acapulco International Film Festival which will include appearances by world-renowned international celebrities and guests.

Drugs, Prostitutes, and Gambling - The Price of Vice

Brain Food Daily/TakePart TV

Travon Free takes a look at the War on Drugs - is it worth losing? The legalization of prostitution, drugs, and sports gambling could bring in a huge profit in taxes and help regulate the often dangerous industries.

Study Finds 'Exposure' to US May Raise Mexicans' Obesity Risk


A new study finds that the longer immigrants from Mexico, and their U.S.-born offspring, spend in the United States, the greater their odds of becoming obese.

Mummified Dog, Found in 1953, Undergoing Analysis by Mexican Archaeologists

A mummified dog, about a thousand years old, may have been mummified by ancient tribes as part of a ritual to help with hunting and gathering. The canine will now undergo tests to determine its exact age and breed.

Nonprofits: Steal This Film From Tiffany Shlain For Your Own Purposes


Tiffany Shlain is turning into a fairy godmother for nonprofits in need of new ways to get out their messages. Her latest film, Brain Power, could help childhood development-related nonprofits solicit donations, volunteers, and anything else they might need.

BP Agrees to Criminal Plea, Billions in Fines to Settle Gulf Oil Spill Case

The Washington Post

BP has agreed to a criminal plea and will pay billions over five years in a settlement with the Justice Department over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Thursday.

Rihanna Toasts First 777 Show By Knocking Back a Shot in Mexico


With a crowd ranging from tweens to the fully grown, the first stop on Rihanna's 777 Tour was a fan's dream come true. The intimate show at Plaza Condesa was a special treat from the stadium-filling star and there wasn't a single shoddy vantage point in the house.

End of the World? 5 Ways to Mark the End of the Mayan Calendar

Huffington Post

December 21, 2012 is rapidly approaching. And whether you believe it's the end of the world or simply the end of one Mayan calendar and the beginning of the next, one thing is for certain: There are lots of ways to celebrate.

Mexico's Program That Teaches Children to Be 'Agents of Change' Heads to US


Thinkers and Sports for Sharing have teamed up to bring a successful Mexican children’s civic education program to schools in the United States that have a large Hispanic population.

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