Mexico City

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On Second Thought, Maybe Accepting $5 Million to Erect a Statue of a Foreign Dictator's Dad Isn't Such a Great Idea

Mexico City's surreal adventure with Heydar Aliyev.

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How Facebook and Twitter Are Making Developing World Cities Better

The governments of virtually all large Latin American cities now use social media to engage with citizens, and smaller cities are quickly following suit.

Kurt Hollander

When Your City Is Killing You

In Several Ways to Die in Mexico City, author Kurt Hollander explores the way a city's air, food, and diseases actually affect us.

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Laugh Along With Mexico's 800 Clowns

The annual Clown Congress meets this week.

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A Google Map of Mexico City's Street Vendors

In these satellite images, the street markets glow red.

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ESPN's #1 Show in Latin America Is About Cities

For a show ostensibly about soccer, Capitales del Fútbol is extremely low on sports highlights.

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What Makes a Public Space Good for Democracy?

The best world capitals to raise a democratic ruckus. 

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The Fun Is Real But the Beach Is Not

Urban beaches offer the pleasures of the seaside without the cost of getting there.

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The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

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Dog Poop Goes In, Free WiFi Comes Out

In Mexico City, new devices give pedestrians an unusual incentive to clean up after their pets.

Traffic Explained in Less Than 4 Minutes

A video on what causes congestion, and how to fix it.

Mexican Design's New Acerbic Streak

The country's socio-political struggles have influenced a surprising amount of home products.

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What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

Video of the Day: The Joy of Biking in Mexico City

Two film makers capture the joys of riding in Mexico's capital

Ruth Samuelson

Hopeful Footsteps in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico

Cutting of the neighborhood's main streets to vehicular traffic has helped reduce crime

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Why Doesn't Every Subway System Have Suicide Prevention Barriers?

Mexico City's transit system is the latest to install platform screen doors, though budget constraints will mean many stations still won't have them

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City Smog Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Children

A growing body of evidence connects urban pollution with harmful brain alterations

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How Mexico City Got Bikers to Stop Worrying and Ride

The Mexican capital has some of the worst traffic in the world, yet cycling is catching on

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In Mexico City, Vigilantes Police the Police

Are the drug wars to blame for violence against Mexico's federal agents?