THE DIRT Trip trinkets
On our vacation in Mexico last week, we did make time for a bit of shopping. :)
We didn't buy a ton of stuff, but we did get quite a few of the "typical" things: Mexican coffee, Mexican vanilla, some... Posted on 3/6/13 at 8:53 AM
STAFF BLOG ON THE RECORD WITH BEN Reach for the sky, partner
So this is totally random but last night while eating at La Carreta, my favorite Mexican joint, my good buddy and fantasy football whipping boy Jeremy mentioned a movie that I thought was well beyond ... Posted on 9/23/10 at 11:11 AM
STAFF BLOG EVERYTHING ELSE BY FORUM REPORTER J. SHANE MERCER Oil sheen spreading from Gulf platform explosion off Louisiana coast
A mile-long oil sheen spread Thursday from an offshore petroleum platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico off Lousiana, west of the site of BP's massive spill.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Coklough... Posted on 9/2/10 at 4:39 PM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Cinco de Mayo Tacquitos
I made my first visit to Mi Mexico over the weekend, and I was not disappointed.
While I don't recall the name of my entree, it contained about a dozen nice-sized shrimp in a spicy sauc... Posted on 5/4/10 at 2:41 AM
Officials say a giant wave struck a pair of U.S. tourists strolling on the beach near the famous stone arch in the Pacific resort of Cabo San Lucas, killing a 65-year-old woman and leaving a 70-year-old man in serious condition.
Mexico's ruling party changed its platform on Sunday to allow for private investment in the oil industry, paving the way for a possible overhaul of a state-owned company that is seen as a pillar of the nation.
A group of celebrity chefs, including some of New Orleans' finest, sent a letter to Congress last week urging lawmakers to maintain a catch-share scheme for managing red-snapper stocks in the Gulf of Mexico, a move vehemently opposed by recreational fishing groups. Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Coastal Conservation, reacted strongly to the push by Susan Spicer of Bayona, Rick Tramonto of Tramonto Steak & Seafood and other chefs from across the country.
Armed, masked men who raped six Spanish tourists in the Mexican resort of Acapulco spared the lone Mexican woman in the group because of her nationality, adding yet another macabre twist to the case that has further hurt the resort's already battered reputation.
A water-heating system may have leaked natural gas into a tunnel beneath the headquarters of Mexico's national oil company for more than seven months before it was accidentally detonated by a maintenance crew's improvised lighting system, officials said Tuesday, adding fresh detail to the narrative of the petroleum giant's worst disaster in a decade.
An explosion at the main headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company in the capital killed 14 people and injured 80 on Thursday as it heavily damaged three floors of the building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over the skyline.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Wild dogs mauled and killed four people whose bodies were found over the past two weeks in a park on the edge of Mexico City, authorities said Monday. In one case, a teenage girl frantically called her sister with her cellphone to plead for help as the attack took place.
Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
, January 08, 2013
MONCLOVA, Mexico (AP) — The white-haired bishop stepped before some 7,000 faithful gathered in a baseball stadium in this violence-plagued northern border state. He led the gathering through the rituals of his Mass, reciting prayers echoed back by the massive crowd. And then his voice rose.
Christopher Sherman, Associated Press
, December 25, 2012
UH-MAY, Mexico (AP) — Amid a worldwide frenzy of advertisers and new-agers preparing for a Maya apocalypse, one group is approaching Dec. 21 with calm and equanimity — the people whose ancestors supposedly made the prediction in the first place.
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