Mexico City

Mexico City

Capital city of Mexico

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October 8, 2020
Houston Chronicle
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mario Molina, winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1995 and the...
Helen Sullivan
September 17, 2020
the Guardian
A man wearing a face mask sells tacos on a street in Mexico City, on 15 September 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Claudio Cruz/AFP/Getty Images
By GERARDO CARRILLO, Associated Press
September 3, 2020
Houston Chronicle
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The number of mammoth skeletons recovered at an airport construction site north of Mexico City has risen to at least 200, with a large number still to be excavated, experts said Thursday. Archaeologists hope the site that has become "mammoth central" - the shores of an ancient lakebed that both attracted and trapped mammoths in its marshy soil - may help solve the riddle of their extinction. Experts said that finds are still being made at the site, including signs that humans may have made tools from the bones of the lumbering animals that died somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago. There are so many mammoths at the site of the new Santa Lucia airport that observers have to accompany each bulldozer that digs into the soil to make sure work is halted when mammoth bones are uncovered. "We have about 200 mammoths, about 25 camels, five horses," said archaeologist Rubén Manzanilla López of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, referring to animals that went extinct in the Americas. The site is only about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from artificial pits, essentially shallow mammoth traps, that were dug by early inhabitants to trap and kill dozens of mammoths. Manzanilla López said evidence is beginning to emerge that suggests even if the mammoths at the airport possibly died natural deaths after becoming stuck in the mud of the ancient lake bed, their remains may have been carved up by humans, somewhat like those found at the mammoth-trap site in the hamlet of San Antonio Xahuento, in the nearby township of Tultepec. While tests are still being carried out on the mammoth bones to try to find possible butchering marks, archaeologists have found dozens of mammoth-bone tools - usually shafts used to hold tools or...
Romain Dillet
August 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Meet Fondeadora, a fintech startup based in Mexico City that wants to build a full-stack neobank. The company just raised a $14 million Series A round led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund. Founded in 2018, the company already manages 150,000 accounts and is adding $20 million in deposits every month. Mexico represents a [...]
Tom Phillips
August 23, 2020
the Guardian
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BBC News
July 14, 2020
BBC News
The location of ruler Axayácatl's palace was later used by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.
Our Foreign Staff
July 14, 2020
The Telegraph
Basalt slab floors found under home of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes, which is now historic pawn shop, during renovations
Amanda Gokee
July 5, 2020
Grist
Business is booming for farmers who plant on man-made islands.
June 23, 2020
NDTV.com
A very strong earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the center of the capital Mexico City hundreds of miles away and sending hundreds of people fleeing their homes into the streets.
David Alire Garcia
May 28, 2020
U.S.
Alongside construction crews racing to build the Mexican capital's new airport, skulls and curving tusks of massive mammoths peek through the dirt as archaeologists dig up more and more bones belonging to the ice age's most famous mammal.
Jonathan Shieber
May 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Spero Ventures, the venture capital firm backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, has gone to Mexico City for its latest investment, backing the identity verification technology developer Mati. Launched in San Francisco, the two co-founders Filip Victor and Amaury Soviche, decided to relocate to Mexico because of its proximity to big, untapped markets in Mexico, Brazil, [...]
Reuters Editorial
May 23, 2020
IN
The Mexican state of Puebla said on Friday that conditions "do not exist" yet to re-start activities in its automotive industry due to the coronavirus pandemic, putting the brakes on carmakers rebooting their operations there.
The Associated Press
May 22, 2020
CTVNews
Archeologists have found the bones of about 60 mammoths at an airport under construction just north of Mexico City, near human-built 'traps' where more than a dozen mammoths were found last year.
Helen Sullivan
May 20, 2020
the Guardian
Gravediggers pray before a day of work at Vila Formosa Cemetery amidst the coronavirus pandemic on 18 May 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images
Kiona N. Smith
May 6, 2020
Ars Technica
They are among the earliest enslaved African people brought to the Americas.
James Rogers
May 1, 2020
Fox News
The skeletons of three 16th-century African slaves recovered from a mass grave in Mexico City are shedding new light on the early colonial-era slave trade.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
May 1, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers from University College London used Ordnance Survey data to analyse the provision for pedestrians of every street in Greater London.
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
April 30, 2020
Mail Online
Three skeletons unearthed at a mass grave on the grounds of Hospital Real de San José de los Naturales, an early colonial period hospital in Mexico City were studied by scientists.
Heidi Ledford
April 28, 2020
Scientific American
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