Mexico

November 23, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Mexico City and its 20 million people get water from many sources, some nearly 100 miles away. The city has announced plans to achieve water self-sufficiency by 2020, a task sure to be a challenge.</p>
Treehugger
October 30, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The border towns of El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico, are increasingly becoming more and more alike -- from demographics, to land development types, to housing prices.</p>
The New York Times
October 18, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Private ownership of the site of ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico have legislators clamoring to claim the site as property of the country.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
October 17, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Mexico City police forced street vendors from nearly 100 streets recently in an effort to clean up the city. But the vendors vow to return.</p>
Associated Press via Oakland Tribune
October 11, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The tourism industry is booming along the Mayan Riviera on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Many are worried that the ever-increasing supply of hotels and the flood of tourists will displace most of the area's local residents and hurt the environment.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
September 24, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In Mexico City, controversial plans to develop what would be the tallest skyscraper in Latin America have opponents calling the project illegal. But the developers have a big-name architect and high-powered politicians behind them.</p>
The New York Times
September 19, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Through a fund-matching program organized with the Mexican government, ex-patriates in the United States are able to contribute money to their home villages in Mexico for infrastructure projects that receive three-to-one matching government funds.</p>
Deseret Morning News
August 23, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>In the Mexican city of Altar, just 60 miles from the U.S. border, a booming economy has built itself around catering to those looking to make the treacherous walk through the desert to cross into the U.S.</p>
Reuters
August 14, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Half a million street vendors fill the squares of Mexico City to make their living. The mayor wants to wipe out the vendors, whose businesses contribute no taxes to the city. But the vendors have their own organization that opposes the city's plans.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
August 1, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The city's new mayor is hoping to follow the footsteps of Bogotá's Enrique Peñalosa and transform the Mexican capital of 20 million inhabitants into a people- and environmentally-friendly metropolis.</p>
AP via Michigan Live
July 25, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>A new high density residential project adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border is pioneering the market for high-end condo living in the traditionally sprawling metropolis of Tijuana.</p>
San Diego Union Tribune
July 6, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>New mapping has revealed that part of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is actually intruding on Mexican land, usurping between 1 and 6 feet of Mexican soil for more than a mile. The U.S. insists it was a mistake, but Mexico wants its land back.</p>
Associated Press
April 30, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Despite a crumbling toll road that many call a failure, Mexican President Felipe Calderón is pushing measures that would create numerous toll roads in the country. With little money to invest in infrastructure, his plans rely on privatization.</p>
Los Angeles Times via The Seattle Times
April 8, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Using sophisticated climate models, scientists are predicting a 15 percent loss of surface moisture by 2050. They suspect, but cannot conclude, that global warming is to blame.</p>
Los Angeles Times
April 6, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>For those who can't get to the coast, tons of sand have been trucked into a park in Mexico City, where residents flock to spend a day at the "beach". But critics see the effort as a wasteful in a city where many residents still have no running water.</p>
The Guardian Unlimited
November 28, 2006, 8am PST
<p>As the ranks of Mexico's rich swell, the haves and the have-nots in Mexico City are living increasingly separate lives. Walled cities are being built to separate the upper and lower classes in Mexico's capital, while bullet-proof evening wear is selling briskly.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 6, 2006, 8am PDT
Mexican oil production could be headed for a sharp decline, causing major energy problems for the United States.
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 10, 2006, 12pm PST
Robert Sameulson is uneasy about advocating a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border but believes it may be a way to curb illegal immigration.
The Washington Post Writers Group
February 27, 2006, 2pm PST
American bay boomers are cashing out of the U.S. housing market and trying out early retirement in Baja.
The Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2005, 11am PST
Three years ago, Mexico's Textile City had dreams of competing with Asia for the garment industry -- but the dreams have turned to dust.
The Los Angeles Times