Mexico’s ‘professional protester’ has outfit for every cause | AFP

Whether dressed up as a pig, a priest, a president or the pope, Mexican activist and veteran protester Julia Klug has been a staple of Mexico City demonstrations for more than two decades, bringing a splash of color to her chosen causes with her collection of hundreds of disguises.

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Mexico’s park is named best park by international organization | AFP

Mexico City’s iconic and largest park, the sprawling Bosque de Chapultepec, has been awarded the gold medal by international organization World Urban Parks in the 2019 International Large Urban Parks Award, for the city’s commitment to restoring it to “its full potential, providing recreation, culture, history and biodiversity”.

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Women march in Mexico to protest police rape of minors | AFP

Some 250 women march in Mexico City to demand that police officers accused of raping two minors be punished, in a march that culminated at the local prosecutor’s office.

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Today in History for August 13th

Highlights of this day in history: First steps toward building the Berlin Wall during the Cold War; Cuba’s Fidel Castro born; Spain’s Cortez captures what’s now Mexico City; Director Alfred Hitchcock born; Baseball’s Mickey Mantle dies. (Aug. 13)

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Protest against Pompeo asking for ‘El Chapo’ to be sent back to Mexico | AFP

Protesters gather outside of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s motorcade exits the building, to ask the United States to send druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman back to Mexico. IMAGES

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Electric scooters zip into Latin America’s traffic chaos | AFP

Electric scooters have promised to revolutionise transport in congested and polluted Latin American cities; critics say they have only added to the chaos. Electric scooters from carpool companies appeared by the thousands last year on the streets and sidewalks of Bogota and Lima in Sao Paulo and Mexico City.

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Death of 10-year-old migrant sparks protest in Mexico

A group of activists demonstrate in support of migrants’ human rights outside the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, as a 10-year-old Guatemalan girl died after being treated at a hospital in the Mexican capital, where she was transferred from an immigrant detention center.

Mexico holds ‘Kissathon’ to take a stand against homophobia

Hundreds of members of the LGBT community in Mexico City to hold a collective kissing event, ‘Kissathon’, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.