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The Geography of Mexico
Geo-Mexico brings you updates on Mexico's fascinating physical, human, social and cultural geography - resources for IB, AP and college-level courses
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Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tomb

Liquid mercury found under Mexican pyramid could lead to king's tomb | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Researcher reports ‘large quantities’ of the substance under ruins of Teotihuacan in a discovery that could shed light on city’s mysterious leaders
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Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables

Product of Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
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Insightful and at times very disturbing account of the tough lives led by Mexican farmhands working for major growers. An excellent starting point for lots of discussions!

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Stanford historian unearths greed-drenched origins of Mexico's groundwater crisis

Stanford historian unearths greed-drenched origins of Mexico's groundwater crisis | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Mikael Wolfe discovers how powerful business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.
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▶ New International Airport for Mexico City - YouTube

The competiton winning design for the new international airport at Mexico City by Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and NACO (Netherlands...
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Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Nina Lakhani: Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling
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Genera el INAH información geoespacial en materia arqueológica

Genera el INAH información geoespacial en materia arqueológica | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Genera el INAH información geoespacial en materia arqueológica
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Girl's skeleton found in cave sheds light on origins of first Americans

Girl's skeleton found in cave sheds light on origins of first Americans | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
DNA recovered from 12,000-year-old skeleton help to dispel claims that first Americans came from Australia, Asia or Europe
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Why are the Mint countries special?

Why are the Mint countries special? | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it

In 2001 the world began talking about the Bric countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China - as potential powerhouses of the world economy. The term was coined by economist Jim O'Neill, who has now identified the "Mint" countries - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - as emerging economic giants. Here he explains why...

 

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“Blood Avocados”: The Dark Side of Your Guacamole

“Blood Avocados”: The Dark Side of Your Guacamole | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
A drug cartel known as the Knights Templar has brought kidnappings, murders, money laundering and fear to Mexico's prized avocado business
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Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels | Video on TED.com

Up to 100,000 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last 6 years.
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If you only have 20 mins to get a grasp of the complexities of the activities of the Mexican drug cartels (worldwide), then this is the video to watch!

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New GMO Crops Temporarily Blocked in Mexico

New GMO Crops Temporarily Blocked in Mexico | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Timothy Wise: Anti-GMO activists in Mexico score a major, if tentative, victory.
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Mapping Babel: A Sixteenth-Century Indigenous Map from Mexico - Vol. 1, No. 4

Mapping Babel: A Sixteenth-Century Indigenous Map from Mexico - Vol. 1, No. 4 | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Sometime in the late sixteenth century, an indigenous painter in Mexico put brush to paper and brought his world, a region named Cempoala, to life.
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"We have an opening up in history": John M. Ackerman discusses Ayotzinapa and what's next - Latin Correspondent

"We have an opening up in history": John M. Ackerman discusses Ayotzinapa and what's next - Latin Correspondent | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Law professor John M. Ackerman talks about the protest movement in Mexico, solidarity around Ayotzinapa and the potential for a second Mexican Revolution.
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The mystery of the lake

The mystery of the lake | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
From a single study of methyl mercury in Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, a constellation of projects has grown, all of them centered on children and environmental health.
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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country.
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Mexico urged to act and save world's smallest porpoise – the little sea cow

Mexico urged to act and save world's smallest porpoise – the little sea cow | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Wildlife groups demand action over danger from fishing nets to vaquita marina, whose numbers are estimated at under 100
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Halla en el país serpiente que creían extinta hace más de 100 años

Halla en el país serpiente que creían extinta hace más de 100 años | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Recientemente personal del Museo Smithsonian de Washington hicieron el hallazgo de la serpiente nocturna Clarión en México, misma que creían extinta desde hace más de cien años.
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Exploring Mexico through Dynamic Web Maps | GIS Education Community

Exploring Mexico through Dynamic Web Maps | GIS Education Community | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Exploring Mexico through Dynamic Web Maps
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Borderland Beat: Chinese Iron Trade Fuels Conflict with Caballeros Templarios

Borderland Beat: Chinese Iron Trade Fuels Conflict with Caballeros Templarios | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
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A fortune made of sand: How climate change is destroying Cancun

A fortune made of sand: How climate change is destroying Cancun | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
CANCUN, Mexico —Sipping outsized cocktails and peering gingerly at the sparkling turquoise waters from behind sunglasses, the partiers sprawl on deck chairs, recovering from the night before.
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BraydenJulietteGeo's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:39 PM

Interesting article on how climate change is affecting mexicos beaches. One such place is cancun that because if hurricane Wilma in 2005 moved a large majority of Cancuns sand away. The only way it is still attracting tourists is Mexicos last ditch effort in 2010  to take more than 1billion tons of sand of the seabed to preserve the beach. I have chose this for geography because it talks about how Mexicos geography is changing due to climate change

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Los mexicanos que nunca se jubilan

Los mexicanos que nunca se jubilan | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
Miles de personas que pagaron impuestos toda la vida se ven obligadas en la vejez al trabajo informal por las exiguas pensiones
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Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks

Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks | The Geography of Mexico | Scoop.it
President calls for hour of exercise per day and a 'change of culture' as Mexico has higher rates of adult obesity than the US
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