Monthly Archives: April 2014

The rise and rise of Mexican Mormonism

Until two years ago, when Mormon missionaries knocked on the door of his family home, José Guadalupe Pérez had never heard of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had no idea what a Mormon was, nor what they believed or practiced. … Continue reading

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Hair theft on the rise across Latin America

In June 2011, a 23-year-old woman was walking to a bus stop in the center of Guadalajara when she saw a dark figure approaching, armed with a pair of scissors. The assailant jumped in front of her and shoved her … Continue reading

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What was great about Gabo?

The news that Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel prize-winning author, died yesterday led to an outpouring of tribute in the press, across Twitter and from a wide array of celebrities. The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, described him as … Continue reading

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The man who betrayed Chapo?

Many experts now agree that this is the man behind Chapo Guzman’s downfall: Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, a former farmer who has been involved in drug trafficking for fifty years but has never been arrested. Hailing from Sinaloa, the same … Continue reading

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