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‘Proud to be Mexican’: Gratify the newborn whose huge image gazes over the border

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th January 2018

The art installation emerged last week near Tecate, highlighting controversy over Trumps proposed wall but Kikitos family would rather stay in Mexico The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border. The expression is playful but his scale- 65 […]

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Mexico braced for exodus to US as’ Trump effect’ hurts the peso

Published in Odd and Fun on 10th January 2018

Donald Trump is actually devoting Mexican workers more reason to head to the US , not less In Mexico it is known as el efecto Trump : a barrage of taunts and tweets that rattle the economy and hammer the peso. For the new chairman, it is part of a strategy to pressure companies to […]

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Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices- after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan uncovers its riches

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th January 2018

When archaeologists received a passageway under Mexicos birthplace of the gods, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth are being revealed to the world In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the wreckings of Teotihuacan, the […]

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‘Proud to be Mexican’: Meet the newborn whose huge image gazes over the border

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th January 2018

The art installation emerged last week near Tecate, highlighting controversy over Trumps proposed wall but Kikitos family would rather stay in Mexico The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border. The expression is playful but his scale- 65 […]

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Colombia analyse forced abortions for female fighters in rebel ranks

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st January 2018

Attorney general launches inquiry into 150 cases of former fighters who had given testimonies saying they were forced to terminate pregnancies Scores of women rebel fighters were forced to undergo abortions under a policy of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia( Farc) in their five-decade war against the government, according to Colombias top prosecutor. The […]

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‘Proud to be Mexican’: Satisfy the baby whose huge image gazes over the border

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th December 2017

The art installation emerged last week near Tecate, highlighting controversy over Trumps proposed wall but Kikitos family would rather stay in Mexico The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border. The expression is playful but his scale- 65 […]

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Zika damage to brain goes well beyond microcephaly, research shows

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st December 2017

New Research on newborns and foetuses in Brazil exposes extent of brain damage caused by mosquito-borne virus A new report depicts in graphic detail the kind of damage Zika infections can do to the developing brain damage that goes well beyond microcephaly, a birth defect in which the babys head is much smaller than normal. […]

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Colombia declares end to Zika epidemic as spread of virus levels off

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th December 2017

Health officials register a drop in the number of infections, signaling endemic phase of the virus, in which it continues to be present but spreads slowly Colombia has declared an end to its Zika epidemic with the spread of the virus levelling off in the country after infecting nearly 100,000 people even as it continues […]

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‘Proud to be Mexican’: Gratify the baby whose huge image gazes over the border

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th December 2017

The art installation emerged last week near Tecate, highlighting controversy over Trumps proposed wall but Kikitos family would rather stay in Mexico The toddler seems to grip the top of the steel fence as he peers into America, his attention focused on something north of the border. The expression is playful but his scale- 65 […]

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Mexico braced for exodus to US as’ Trump effect’ hurts the peso

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th December 2017

Donald Trump is actually giving Mexican workers more reason to head to the US , not less In Mexico it is known as el efecto Trump : a barrage of taunts and tweets that rattle the economy and hammer the peso. For the new president, it is part of a strategy to pressure companies to […]

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