"Water is for the people" reads a sign in defense of Indigenous land and water rights at a large gathering in Ahuacatlán, Puebla state, Mexico.

Indigenous communities score victories against two mining projects in Mexico


In recent months, top federal courts in Mexico have canceled controversial mining concessions near Indigenous communities in two regions of Puebla state. About 100 Indigenous activists are now on a monthlong caravan to defend land and water rights across southern Mexico.

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Goodbye, old friend: VW Beetle ceases production

Eduardo Tamaniz Diego

Impoverished kids love the soccer ball that powers a lamp — until it breaks

The Quest for Magical, Nutty Tasting Cheese from Northern Spain

Arts, Culture & Media

Evangelical Christianity on the rise in Catholic Mexico

Lifestyle & Belief

High-Tech Manufacturing Driving Economy in Mexico


Mexico was once known for cheap manufacturing. But as that sort of business has fled to Asia, Mexico has concentrated on auto manufacturing and other higher-tech industries.

Conversion: A Mexican Village’s Evangelical Shift

Arts, Culture & Media

In some parts of Mexico, Catholics are losing parishioners to evangelical churches. There’s no better place to see the religious context then Zongozotla. Reporter Monica Campbell visits the town where evangelicals are gaining ground.

A song for Cinco de Mayo

Arts, Culture & Media

Thursday marks the anniversary of the defeat of the French army in Puebla, Mexico back in 1862. Reporter Betto Arcos tells us about “La Paloma,” a political song that was popular at the time of the French occupation of Mexico and is still performed today.

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Global Hit – Cinco de Mayo

Arts, Culture & Media

The World’s Marco Werman tells us about a “Cinco de Mayo” music show in Las Vegas tonight. It features the hip beats of Nortec music — a blend of traditional music from northern Mexico and techno.

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Geo answer


The answer to today’s Geo Quiz is Guerrero. The Mexican government wants to build a hydro-electric dam near the popular tourist resort of Acapulco and local residents aren’t happy about it. The World’s Lorne Matalon reports.