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Evo Morales accepts asylum in Mexico – UPI.com

Nov. 11 (UPI) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday that he is leaving for Mexico after the country accepted his request for asylum. Morales made the announcement via Twitter, saying that he is “grateful” to Mexico for opening its doors to “protect our life.” “It hurts to leave the country for political …

Mexico sets 1st half murder record, up 5.3%

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico set a new record for homicides in the first half of the year as the number of murders grew by 5.3% compared to the same period of 2018, fueled partly by cartel and gang violence in several states. Mexico saw 3,080 killings in June, an …

Chile Cobanero – Gastro Obscura

This signature pepper has been a hot commodity since the Maya era. In the highlands of central Guatemala, the city of Cobán has made a name for itself cultivating cardamom and coffee. But Cobán has a hot secret: Ever since the Maya era—as far as back as 250 A.D.—locals have grown a …