Mexico http://kbia.org en Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit http://kbia.org/post/tequila-nation-mexico-reckons-its-complicated-spirit The Mexican town of Tequila in the western state of Jalisco is the heart of a region that produces the legendary spirit. Any bottle of tequila must be made from the Weber Blue species of agave, grown and distilled in this region.<p>Field after field of agave gives this land a blue hue, defining an economy and its traditions.<p>But using just one species of blue agave to make 100 percent blue agave tequila is done through cloning the plants, without pollination or flowering. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:28:00 +0000 The Kitchen Sisters 55035 at http://kbia.org Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit Impunity prevails in Mexico's drug war http://kbia.org/post/impunity-prevails-mexicos-drug-war <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Covering crime and corruption in Mexico may be the most dangerous job in the world of journalism.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On average, 10 journalists have been killed every year since 2006. And attacks on the media have increased since a new president took office nine months ago.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:34:25 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 40817 at http://kbia.org Impunity prevails in Mexico's drug war Man who died at Home Depot subsidiary in Mexico, Mo. identified http://kbia.org/post/man-who-died-home-depot-subsidiary-mexico-mo-identified <p>Officials have identified an employee who died in an accident at one of Home Depot's subsidiaries in central Missouri.</p><p>Brice Mesko, an assistant safety director in Mexico, Mo., says 30-year-old Kenny Baker of Auxvasse died Tuesday while trying to repair a loading dock plate at Home Decorators, a distribution center. Wed, 29 May 2013 18:41:29 +0000 Associated Press 34540 at http://kbia.org Curtailing drug violence in Mexico http://kbia.org/post/curtailing-drug-violence-mexico <p>A new president is about to take power in Mexico amid a raging drug war. The biggest question facing Enrique Pena Nieto is this: what will the federal government do to curtail the gangland violence? Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:27:06 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 18644 at http://kbia.org Curtailing drug violence in Mexico Talks continue about resuming rail service between Mexico and Fulton http://kbia.org/post/talks-continue-about-resuming-rail-service-between-mexico-and-fulton <p>Conversations about reestablishing service on the 27-mile rail line between Mexico and Fulton have been ongoing for the past decade. The line has been out of service since the late 1990&rsquo;s when it failed to generate enough business to stay running. In 2007 the project became more feasible when new owner Mike Williams showed an interest in developing the line. President of the Fulton Area Development Corporation Bruce Hackmann says progress has been made but many details of the project remain unsolved.</p><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:32:12 +0000 Julia Manning 16679 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-27-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Thousands gathering for rallies in Jefferson City</li><li>A jobs announcement in Mexico, MO</li><li>The stealth bombers at a Missouri Air Force Base are getting some expensive updates</li></ul> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:49:09 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 11350 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 27, 2012 Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs http://kbia.org/post/mexico-auto-parts-manufacturer-plans-add-jobs <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:19:23 +0000 Addison Walton 11331 at http://kbia.org Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs Mexico ambulance service postponed http://kbia.org/post/mexico-ambulance-service-postponed <p>An ambulance service in Mexico has halted construction on a new building because of what it is calling unfit infrastructure. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:48:34 +0000 Brian Pepoon & Mariel Seidman-Gati 11140 at http://kbia.org Mexico ambulance service postponed Military Academy names new president http://kbia.org/post/military-academy-names-new-president <p>The Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo. has a new president. The school&rsquo;s board of directors named Tony McGeorge to the position, and he will begin the job in July.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:20:07 +0000 Lucas Geisler 10680 at http://kbia.org Military Academy names new president Mexico Moving Forward with Downtown Revitalization http://kbia.org/post/mexico-moving-forward-downtown-revitalization <p>Mexico&rsquo;s DREAM Initiative is continuing to make a difference in the downtown community. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 23:14:28 +0000 2223 at http://kbia.org