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Science, Tech & Environment

What deteriorating air quality looks like around the world

The Chinese government announced Monday that it plans to take more than five million vehicles off the road to improve air quality, including 330,000 cars in Beijing. This announcement comes only weeks after the World Health Organization announced that only 12 percent of cities reporting on air quality meet their standards for safe levels. With the help of our newsroom designers, we put together a list of places recently affected by deteriorating air quality and incidents of smog.

Arts, Culture & Media

If you like enchiladas con mole, give thanks to Mexico’s convent kitchens

Barbara Sibley is the chef and owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana in New York, but she was born and raised in Mexico. Her parents were expatriate Americans who fell in love with Mexico and decided to stay. At college, Sibley studied anthropology. And maybe that's why she's so interested in the roots of modern Mexican cuisine, and especially the role played by Mexican convents in creating that cuisine.

Health & Medicine

Mexico's lawmakers are trying to reduce the appetite for sugary, fizzy drinks with new law

If Mexican legislators get their way, it will soon cost a bit more to purchase junk food and soda. Several proposals to raise taxes on junk food and sugary drinks are moving forward as part of a bigger tax reform bill. The new taxes are seen as a way to address soaring obesity rates in Mexico and to raise much needed tax revenues.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Plaza de Torros in Mexico City. It's where a Mexican matador made headlines this weekend. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from reporter Franc Contreras in Mexico City.

Conflict & Justice

When this Mexican journalist was framed and thrown in prison, he interviewed the inmates

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Journalist Jesús Lemus risked his life to report on Mexico's drug war. But then he was jailed on trumped-up drug trafficking charges, accused of being the head of various cartels. But Lemus saw opportunity behind bars, and interviewed some of Mexico's most famous prisoners. Now free, Lemus has published a book filled with the stories he collected from behind bars.

Arts, Culture & Media

Bocafloja

Aldo Villegas, also known as Bocafloja, is one of the most popular independent rappers in Spanish and, as Mary Stucky reports, over the years he's acquired a huge following in both Mexico and the United States.