Mexico

Astonishing CCTV Shows Drug Lord Strolling Casually Out Of Mexico's Most Secure Jail

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

The moment that notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmanbroke free from prison has been caught on CCTV. Footage shows how the Sinaloa cartle...

Mexican Drug Lord Breaks Out Of Maximum Security Prison For The SECOND Time

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

A Shawshank-style prison break has seen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escape from his cell in his second getaway from behind bars. Th...

Mexico's Most Powerful Drug Lord In Second Maximum Security Prison Escape

AP | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK

Mexico's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5km tunnel that opened into the shower...

Lost for Words: Endangered Complexity in the Languages of Mexico

Lucy Bell | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

Eighty percent of the world's population speak just 83 of our 7000 languages. With over fifty percent of these projected to be lost by the end of the century, indigenous communities and linguists are working together to preserve some of the world's most endangered communication systems and unravel some of their complexities while there is still time.

Narco State: Inside Mexico's Drug Cartels

Stuart Ramsay | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK
Stuart Ramsay

The Mexican authorities and the United States drug enforcement agencies are struggling to even remotely control the trafficking of drugs across Mexico's borders. Like a multinational company it is driven by the market. For now the demand is high. So the supply keeps coming...

You Thought Spanish Was Hard? Discovering the Complexity of Indigenous Languages in Mexico

Lucy Bell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

The case of inflectional classes in Oto-Manguean languages, however, is just one small example of the vital role indigenous languages play in informing our understanding of language. Not all indigenous languages enjoy the same status as those of Mexico, yet each one is as valuable as the next.

Student Cheerleaders Perform Controversial Nazi-Themed Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Eyebrows were raised after a cheerleading squad performed a Nazi-themed routine at a dance competition, resplendent with military outfits, swastikas a...

Can Robot Elephants Replace Circus Animals?

Douglas McPherson | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Douglas McPherson

In an increasingly sanitised and digitalised age, the interaction of trainer and animal in the sawdust circle provides something real and raw that no other form of entertainment can offer. Rather than demeaning animals, it impresses all ages with their skill and intelligence, and enhances our relationship with nature.

Having Done So Myself, I Hope My Daughter Never Wants to Travel in India Solo

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Just a few days into my trip, a rickshaw driver insisted he hold my hand during visits to exquisite monuments, so as to demonstrate to other men I was protected. I insisted he didn't.

Mystery Mummified Bodies Found At Peak Of Volcano

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

Two mummified bodies have been found at the tip of Mexico's Pico de Orizaba volcano, believed to be the remains of two climbers who disappeared in an ...

My Children Are as Mexican, as I Am British

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Their first language is English (spoken with a British accent), their use of diminutives in Spanish eclipses mine, they eat Indian food as regularly as they eat tacos, one boy has long hair due to his Sikh heritage and because many a surfer in Sayulita has long hair.

Woman Caught Masturbating In Cinema Presumed To Be Only Fan Of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

The film adaptation of EL James’ bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has been roundly panned as painfully dull, tame and even ludicrous. ...

An Escape From One English Winter Became Ten Years In Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Mid-January, ten years ago, the colours and sunshine of my first day in San Miguel had me pinned. A week later, I met the person who was to become my husband. Today, we are raising three young children.

Dronies Are The New Selfies

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech

The craze of taking a drone selfie or 'dronie' can go one of two ways, it'll either look showy or it'll look incredible. Alex Chacon falls into the...

Planet Appetite: Velas Luxury Hotels in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Mexico represents remarkably good value for money and specialises in all-inclusive resorts. Cancun and the Riviera Maya have been favourite destinations for some time, but now Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are taking their place on the map.

'Flying Horse' UFO Spotted

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech

If there's one thing that we know UFOs like, it's huge volcanos. For some reason the idea of hovering extremely close to huge streams of molten lava s...

Meth Drone Crashes In Car Park

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech

A drone that was carrying methamphetamine has been discovered in a small supermarket car park in Tijuana, Mexico. The police were called to the drone ...

Planet Appetite: In the Lap of Boutique Luxury in Las Alamandas, Mexico

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I sleep to the sound of surf and wake for an early morning dip in the ocean, braving the breakers. Meals are taken outdoors and the contemporary Mexican cuisine uses the finest fresh and organic ingredients.

I Am Not Brave Enough to 'Be Charlie'... And Neither Are You

Robert Sharp | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Robert Sharp

#JeNeSuisPasCharlie. And - I'll bet - neither are you. But there are plenty of people out there who do exhibit the same bizarre tenacity. These atypicals may found in every culture and country - freedom of speech is not a value unique to France or the liberal western tradition.

Decomposed Body Of Woman Found In Cistern After Residents Complained Water Had 'Strange Taste'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

The corpse of an aspiring actress has been found in the cistern of an apartment building – after residents complained of a strange taste in the drin...

Planet Appetite: Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Pacific Coast, Mexico

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I'm asking myself why should I choose the Pacific coast when I can get a taste of Mexico in Cancun, with Mayan ruins thrown in as extras? I decide it's the stunning coastline, mountains tumbling down to the sea, and the joy of discovering unspoilt Mexico.

OK, We Really Can't Explain This

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Tech

Usually when a UFO sighting crosses our desk it is explained with at least one plausible solution within 10-15 minutes. Not so in this case. This g...

The Death Knell Sounds for the World's Smallest Porpoise

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

If this pint-sized porpoise does become extinct, it means that we will have discovered and exterminated the smallest of the cetaceans in less than a human lifetime. Its imperilled status has long been of concern and its main threat well established as incidental capture in fishing nets, sometimes called 'bycatch'.

An Open Letter to Russell Brand

Kay Smythe | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Kay Smythe

Your campaign is beautiful and I am a firm supporter but the truth is that even if our tiny little island nation legalises every narcotic, psychedelic and hippy plant there will still be hundreds of thousands of kidnappings, mass murders and mutilated, decaying bodies left in the streets across Central, South and North America.

On the Trail of Mexico's Drugs Gangs - Talking to the Hitmen, Vigilantes and Victims

Stuart Ramsay | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Stuart Ramsay

Vigilantes fighting Mexico's drugs cartels are operating an unofficial, illegal jail where they have locked up gang members for "crimes" including murder. The discovery of the jail, high in the Sierra Madre mountains, provides new evidence of how far the government's complicity with the cartels and its failure to stop the violence has driven people to take the law into their own hands. ..