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A 1000 mile journey through Baja in a car that cost no more than $1000.

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Mexican graffiti artists have painted a stretch of the US-Mexico border fence to promote peace.

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This film boasts beautiful color footage of old Baja, before Pemex stations lined the Cuota and Libre. Hunt travels from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas, enchantingly stopping at the waterless village of Magdalena Bay, Tortuga Bay, and the vineyards at Santo Tomás.

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Remarkably little damage was reported in the wake of Hurricane Patricia, which hit Mexico after peaking Friday as the strongest hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere.
Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, said Patricia had so far caused less damage than feared. Patricia peaked as the strongest storm recorded in the Americas but lost power as it moved inland across Mexico. 
The storm touched down in western Mexico on Friday, bringing destructive winds and rain, but heavy damage appears to have been avoided.

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Mexican authorities are still unraveling the horrors allegedly committed on nearly 500 children sheltered at "La Gran Familia" refuge in the western state of Michoacan.
At The Big Family shelter, scores of children -- some as young as two months old -- were denied visits from their parents, virtually imprisoned in vermin-infested quarters and routinely subjected to physical, psychological and sexual abuse, authorities said.

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Here's a look at what you need to know about the Mexican Drug War.
The Mexican government has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006. At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory. More than 60,000 people have been killed from 2006 to 2012, according to Human Rights Watch.
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There are approximated 6,700 licensed firearms dealers in the U.S. along the U.S.-Mexico border
There is only one legal firearms retailer in Mexico!
Nearly 70% of guns recovered from Mexican criminal activity from 2007 to 2011, and traced by the U.S. government, originated from sales in the United States
Ninety percent of the cocaine that enters the U.S. transits through Mexico. Mexico is also a main supplier of marijuana and methamphetamines in the U.S.
Mexican drug cartels take in between $19 and $29 billion annually from U.S. drug sales.

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It's 1984 all over again... Big Brother is watching you
Mexico summoned U.S. ambassadors Monday after media reports that the United States had spied on their countries' presidents.
"Without prejudging the veracity of the information presented in the media, the Mexican government rejects and categorically condemns any espionage work against Mexican citizens in violation of international law," Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement.
In Brazil, Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo called the situation "an inadmissible and unacceptable violation of Brazilian sovereignty."
The statements were the latest sign of international fallout over documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Well, let's just hope this is an isolated incident....  :(
This is another blow to the Mexican tourism -  all over the news in Europe - big time!! Six Spanish tourists have been raped near the Mexican resort of Acapulco, local authorities say.
BBC's Will Grant in Mexico says it is one of the worst cases of sexual violence against tourists in the country in recent years.
Police quickly sealed off the scene following the attack which happened in the early hours on Monday, south of Acapulco.

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Mexico stunned favourites Brazil 2-1 at Wembley to win the men’s Olympic football gold medal for the first time. Oribe Peralta struck from the 18-yard box after 32 seconds following some poor Brazilian defending. Fabian Marco hit the Brazil crossbar before a completely unmarked Peralta headed his team’s second goal.
Brazil, also hoping to win gold for the first time, pulled a goal back through Hulk in injury-time, before Oscar headed wide when well positioned.
But the South American side scarcely deserved to take the game into extra-time after a very patchy performance, particularly in defence. Mano Menezes’s team had scored three in each of their previous five games and were treating the tournament as an important staging post ahead of hosting the World Cup in 2014.
But if they are to succeed on home soil they will have to show a significant improvement from what they produced at Wembley, with star forward Neymar a largely peripheral figure.
Menezes went into Saturday’s match under huge pressure to deliver gold and fill the one significant missing blank for the Brazilian team, but if the game was to be Brazil’s coronation as Olympic champions then Mexico clearly had not read the script.

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"El Archo" the famous Cabo San Lucas arch at Landsend Baja California Sur, Mexico
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