There are a number of reasons why Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall on the US-Mexican border is kind of dumb, primarily being that nobody wants to fund such a crazy expensive operation. However, scientists have presented another reason why the border wall plan would be terrible, and it’s not just for the people…
The world’s smallest porpoise, the vaquita, is on the verge of extinction, with only around 60 members surviving off the coast of Mexico. Their decline, driven by illegal fishing, could eliminate the species in just a few years.
A database containing the personal information of millions Mexican voters was discovered online by a security researcher earlier this month on an unprotected server. The discovery represents a major breach in private information for upwards of 87 million Mexican voters.
So say you need to get a few hundred pounds of cocaine from Mexico to the US. Underground, preferably, so as not to attract too much attention. Where’s the best place one might, hypothetically, do this? Asking for a friend.
German researchers hopped in a car, turned it on, and didn’t touch the steering wheel for 1,500 miles through Mexico. The team says it’s the longest journey of its kind ever completed by an autonomous vehicle in the country.
The ruins of the Temple of Santiago are not an easy destination to visit, or even have a look at. The walls of the once sacred building are usually hiding under water, but now drought lowered the river the temple has been hiding in, revealing a rather awesome sight.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn’t even been released yet, and it’s already inspiring some pretty incredible fan art. Case in point, this mural in Condesa, México, created for Street Art Chilango by artist Andrik Noble.
Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from his high-security cell over the weekend via a mile-long tunnel that took some masterful engineering chops.
Remember that brilliant picture of the Colima Volcano in Mexico we shared yesterday? The photographer, Cesar Cantu Quiroga passed along something better - a time lapse of the eruption, which shows just how awesome the volcano’s eruptions are.
The Colima Volcano is located in Mexico, Colima, and since November 2014, it’s been highly active.
CCTV and other security cameras are meant to stop crime, but an ingenious drug ring in a Mexican border town turned the lens back on the police, hiding an elaborate secret system of internet-controlled security cameras as a counter-surveillance program.
There’s a bizarre crime wave afoot in Mexico, in which thieves are targeting trucks transporting radioactive materials. But before you suspect terrorists, know this: in all of the recent cases (three in the past 18 months, including one this week), the robbers had no idea what they were stealing.
You might know that a lot of produce moves from Mexico to the U.S. But the infrastructure and economics of that system are incredibly screwed up—like throwing tons of ripe tomatoes into a landfill screwed up.
About a decade ago, a friend of mine had a year of magical drinking. He'd been through a rough patch, moved home to Southern California, and taken up residency at a local tequila bar. Not really much of a drinker, he'd usually just read and people watch. A single drink would last him the afternoon. "Wait, so you…
For the past year, archaeologists have been working in a 2,000-year-old tunnel at the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. The dig has yielded thousands of new relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds.
A collection of artists directed by Alejandro Garcia Cabbalero brought Mexico's 590-acre cemetery Panteón Dolores to life thanks to some little animated video projectors. And the result is really stunning.
Mexico is getting a brand new wind farm from a Spanish company called Iberdrola, and it's no ordinary field of windmills. This one will be the very first to be designed by a supercomputer. Humans: who need 'em?
The line is so thin yet the gap is so big. This ad campaign, Erase the Differences, shows how wealthy people and poor communities can literally live right next to each other but experience such different lives. You'd think the images are Photoshopped but they're just aerial photographs of real life living situations…
Alligator fat can be made into biodiesel (and, yes, they have a lot of fat). Extreme cavers descend into the dark and dangerous depths of Earth's deepest cave. And we tour the original, long-lost SeaWorld that never was. It's time for the week's Landscape Reads!