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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) was founded on September 21st, 1551 under the name Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. It is the biggest and most important university in Mexico and Ibero-America. The fundamental aim of the UNAM is to serve both the country and humanity, train professionals, organize and carry out research, mainly on national problems and conditions, and offer cultural benefits in the broadest sense possible.

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Katalin Karikó. Penn Medicine

Katalin Karikó y cómo la perseverancia rinde frutos en ciencia

Después de haber formado una familia y de que el laboratorio en el que trabajaba se quedara sin fondos, Karikó, galardonada con el premio Princesa de Asturias de Investigación Científica y Técnica 2021, decidió mudarse a Estados Unidos en los años 80 para perseguir su sueño.
Mexico City on Aug. 8, 2021: lots of masks, not so much social distancing. Luis Barron / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Mexico, facing its third COVID-19 wave, shows the dangers of weak federal coordination

COVID-19 cases in Mexico are approaching the highest levels seen during the second wave in late January 2021, with about 22,000 new infections a day. A slow vaccine rollout is stunting progress.
Esta es la supuesta foto de Lee Harvey Oswald que la estación de la CIA en la Ciudad de México envió tras el asesinato de JFK.

57 años después del asesinato de Kennedy, las pistas en México se agotan

El asesino Lee Harvey Oswald viajó a la Ciudad de México antes de la muerte de JFK. Una teoría de conspiración dice que estuvo en contacto con mexicanos peligrosos del lado izquierdo de la Guerra Fría
This man visited the Soviet embassy in Mexico City while Lee Harvey Oswald was in Mexico in 1963. Officials thought it might be Oswald. Corbis via Getty Images

JFK conspiracy theory is debunked in Mexico 57 years after Kennedy assassination

In 1967 a Mexican reporter told the CIA he had met Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City just before the JFK assassination. New research and recently declassified intelligence pokes a hole in his story.
The epicenter of Mexico’s lethal September 2017 earthquake was less than 65 miles outside the nation’s capital. Nacho Doce/Reuters

Mexico City’s potent 2017 earthquake was a rare ‘bending’ quake – and it could happen again

Not all earthquakes are made equal. A study on the Sept. 2017 quake that killed 300 in Mexico City found that both its location and cause were unusual.
El epicentro del terremoto letal del 18 de septiembre en Mexico fue a unos 100 kilómetros de la capital. Nacho Doce/Reuters

El sismo que azotó a la Ciudad de México el 19-S fue ‘peculiar’ y podría pasar de nuevo, según estudio

El sismo que mato a 300 personas en la Ciudad de Mexico en septiembre 2017 fue muy inusual por su ubicación y causa, según sismólogos.
The city of Juchitan, on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, was hit particularly hard by the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that shook the region on Sept. 7, 2017. Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Why seismologists didn’t see Mexico’s deadly earthquake coming

The Tehuantepec gap in southeastern Mexico, where this month’s massive earthquake originated, was long thought to be ‘aseismic.’ On September 7, scientists learned otherwise.
Much of Miami rallied behind the US president in reinstating the Cuban embargo. Reactions on the island have been predictably less enthusiastic. Bernie Woodall/Reuters

Can Donald Trump change Cuba?

Trump’s revamped old policy could have a paradoxical effect on Cuba, seriously damaging the country’s economy while actually galvanising its political system.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), right, with Delfina Gomez of his MORENA party. Gómez narrowly lost the Mexico State governor’s race on June 4 but gave her party a boost for the presidency. Carlos Jasso/REUTERS

In Mexico, a firebrand leftist provokes the powers that be – including Donald Trump

Can Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politics’ long-time left-wing rabble rouser, finally win the presidency?
The University of California-Mexico Initiative Education Working Group created Project SOL, an online curriculum program that teaches students in their native language. University of California, Riverside

The US and Mexico: Education and understanding

Despite hard work by both governments to overcome mistrust, more is needed to build mutual understanding between Americans and Mexicans. Educational partnerships may hold the answer.
Environmental destruction is a negative externality to be isolated and managed. Here, Native Americans at Standing Rock defend sacred land from a proposed oil pipeline. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Globalisation isn’t dead, it’s just shed its slick cover story

Today’s ugly politics are not a backlash against global capitalism, they’re an open embrace of the racism and greed that has always underpinned so-called global governance.

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