2:28 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Blue agaves grow in a plantation for the production of tequila in Arandas, Jalisco state, Mexico, in December 2010. In the past 20 years, tequila has become fashionable all over the world, demonstrating that producers' international sales strategy has been a great success.
Hector Guerrero AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 4:54 pm

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.

Field after field of agave gives this land a blue hue, defining an economy and its traditions.

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Global Journalist
5:34 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Impunity prevails in Mexico's drug war

The remains of a vehicle are cordoned off in a street in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday July 16, 2010.
Credit Associated Press

Covering crime and corruption in Mexico may be the most dangerous job in the world of journalism. 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.

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1:41 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Man who died at Home Depot subsidiary in Mexico, Mo. identified

Officials have identified an employee who died in an accident at one of Home Depot's subsidiaries in central Missouri.

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.

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Global Journalist
7:27 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Curtailing drug violence in Mexico

A captured assault rifle, and bundles of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos are displayed during a media presentation in Mexico City.
Alexandre Meneghini AP Images

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?

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11:32 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Talks continue about resuming rail service between Mexico and Fulton

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’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.

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PM Newscasts
5:49 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Newscast for March 27, 2012

Hundreds gather inside the state capitol in Jefferson City, MO on March 27, 2012
Marshall Griffin KWMU

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Thousands gathering for rallies in Jefferson City
  • A jobs announcement in Mexico, MO
  • The stealth bombers at a Missouri Air Force Base are getting some expensive updates
3:19 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Mexico auto parts manufacturer plans to add jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at a press conference in Mexico, MO on March 27, 2012
Addison Walton KBIA

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Mexico Tuesday to announce more job creation in the state.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:48 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Mexico ambulance service postponed

PMC1stPix flickr

An ambulance service in Mexico has halted construction on a new building because of what it is calling unfit infrastructure.  

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8:20 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Military Academy names new president

Tony McGeorge will head the Missouri Military Academy beginning in July.
Missouri Military Academy

The Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo. has a new president. The school’s board of directors named Tony McGeorge to the position, and he will begin the job in July.

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Arts and Culture
6:14 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Mexico Moving Forward with Downtown Revitalization

Mexico’s DREAM Initiative is continuing to make a difference in the downtown community.

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