Mexican students out of school as gangs act with violence

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Students in Mexico are suffering from lack of education due to threats and extortions from high-profile drug cartels. Children in at least 140 teaching centres have been left without lessons as teachers deemed it too dangerous for schools to open. Educators have been targeted by drug gangs in recent months and have been threatened with… Read more »

Child literacy given a boost with £50 million scheme

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A large portion of the coalition's pupil premium money will go towards teaching children from deprived areas valuable literacy skills, it has emerged. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg announced that £50 million of the £625 million pupil premium budget will go on teaching those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to receive tutoring. He… Read more »

Mexican Music Awards celebrate regional music

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The organisers of the first-ever Mexican Music Awards have announced a star-studded line up of performers for its live show in October. An impressive roster has been released which states that Jenni Rivera, Gerardo Ortiz and Larry Hernandez, Julion Alvarez y su Nortno Banda, and iconic group Intocable will be performing on the night of… Read more »

Authentic recipes from Mexico ‘popular around the world’

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Mexican restaurants are amongst the most popular choices for those eating out, according to top chefs and entrepreneurs. Restaurants in the US serving food have evolved from fast food take-outs to become places for people to get authentic, tasty and healthy Mexican meals and chefs from television cookery shows are supporting the efforts made. Blair… Read more »

Internet bloggers in Mexico say trust no one

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Bloggers in Mexico have united in a fight against crime after a woman was killed by drug gangs in Nuevo Laredo for posting messages on a local social networking site. A journalist for newspaper Primera Hora was killed earlier this week and following her death, staff at the publication have wondered whether they can still… Read more »

Educational grants awarded to schools in Mexico

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Schools on the border of Mexico have been awarded government grants to help fund scholarships for adult learners. Three local educational institutions received $42,500 (£27,365) as part of the Institute of Mexican Nationals in the Exterior's Becas-IME scholarship programme, which will benefit students who are Mexican or Mexican-American, reports the El Paso Times. According to… Read more »

Food glorious food

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So what’s Anna up to now? I have been to London again; this is becoming a regular thing. Found a brilliant, not too expensive place to stay near Marble Arch and it’s so convenient for most of the places that I need to go. The weather is just perfect this week and I could be… Read more »

Mexican snacks win best street food in New York

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A Mexican food vendor who works on the streets of New York has been named as the best fast food outlet in the city. The seventh annual Vendy awards attracted 1,700 attendees when it took place half a mile south of Manhattan on Governors Island and the competition to see whose food was best came… Read more »

Mexican police earning below average wages, report finds

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Many Mexican police officers get paid lower-than-average wages despite the work that they do in keeping the streets safe, a report has revealed. Police officers still earn about $670 per month (£431) for state police, reports the Associated Press. Reportedly, the worst hit area for low wages is Tamaulipas, where the officers earn less than… Read more »