Monthly Archives: February 2016

Exotic pets in Mexico: The ethics and dangers of a growing trend

In recent years, Petco and +Kota have successfully cornered the lucrative Mexican pet market. The former is a US chain offering bright and airy superstores on edge-of-town retail parks, while the latter follows a convenience store model, offering a vast … Continue reading

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Gritty vigilante documentary up for Oscar Sunday

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu aims to repeat last year’s success and become the first director to collect consecutive Oscars since Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1950. Yet Iñárritu’s revenge tale The Revenant, has nothing to do with Mexico, unlike another nominated … Continue reading

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Papal tickets for sale

The limited distribution of free tickets to see Pope Francis in Mexico spurred a temporary black market as scalpers cashed in on his trip by flogging tickets online. A single ticket to a papal Mass sold for 3,000 pesos ($150), … Continue reading

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