Mexico's popular radio host, Carmen Aristegui, was fired by MVS Radio in Mexico City. The station says the popular journalist was using their brand without permission, but many Mexicans suspect she was pushed out by a government embarrassed by her reporting.
Amid the celebrations this St Patrick's Day, there are also more somber commemorations taking place. In Mexico and in a small town in Galway, Ireland, they are remembering the hundreds of Irishmen who died fighting for Mexico against the United States: the San Patricio Battalion.
Radio producer Betto Arcos isn't used to being on the other side of the microphone. But when a Mexican filmmaker chose Arcos to be a subject in a documentary on successful Mexicans in the United States, how could he refuse?
An expedition has returned from the jungles of Honduras with news of the discovery of a lost city from a mysterious culture. Could it be the "Lost City of the Monkey God," a centuries-old Honduran legend?
Ariel Camacho, lead singer of the group Los Plebes del Rancho, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday. Just 22 years old, Camacho was already a big name in the world of narcocorridos, Mexico's musical odes to drug trafficking culture.
"You have to think about where you invest your time and your energy and your love, because you don’t want to waste it," says Omar Solis, a gay American student in Mexico trying to figure out how to live openly. "But that’s what it takes."
Two Mexican-born filmmakers took major prizes at the Oscars this weekend, continuing the country's winning streak at the biggest awards show in film. That success is encouraging young and emerging film students in a country where making movies remains tough.
In Portobelo, Panama, a local spin on the Carnival holiday celebrates Africans who escaped from Spanish slavery. But while it features "Diablos" with whips and kids wearing blackface, an American academic who works with locals says it's a powerful, celebratory metaphor.
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