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Mexico Celebrating, State by State

Monday, September 13th, 2010

A fellow Mexico City blogger has been highlighting a series of videos appearing on Mexican tv that celebrate each of its 32 states as it gears up for the 200th anniversary of its independence. The videos are stunning, if a little touristy. That’s ok though, it’s Mexico’s birthday and she can show herself a little.

Let’s start with Chiapas.

Dengue Fever Surges in Latin America

Sunday, September 30th, 2007


The Associated Press is reporting that dengue fever is on the rise in Latin America, particularly in the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Guerrero.


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Dengue fever is spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean in one of the worst outbreaks in decades, causing agonizing joint pain for hundreds of thousands of people and killing nearly 200 so far this year.

The mosquitoes that carry dengue are thriving in expanded urban slums scattered with water-collecting trash and old tires. Experts say dengue is approaching record levels this year as many countries enter their wettest months.

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