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The New Apollo Program: Raising $150 Billion to Make Clean Energy Cheaper Than Coal

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On May 25, 1961, in front of a special joint Congress in Washington, President John F. Kennedy announced the daring and ambitious goal of sending a man to the Moon: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth,” Kennedy said. “No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the

52 International Skydivers Break “Head Up” Formation World Record (Video)

As if skydiving wasn’t intense enough, last year an international group of 52 skydivers set a new world record for the “head up” skydiving formation. According to Business Insider… “An amazing video has emerged of 52 skydivers setting a new world record for a ‘Head Up’ flight formation over Phoenix, AZ, US. The footage is shot by participant Zachary R. Sabel using a helmet-mounted camera.”   The stunt was certainly impressive, using three different planes to carry skydivers from countries like

Mexican Cartel Uses RPG to Shoot Down Army Helicopter Amidst Violence In Guadalajara

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Last month, Mexican officials arrested the leaders of the Juarez and Gulf Cartels, dealing a solid blow to the two gangs. But the fracturing of these cartels has been coupled with the rise of the “Jalisco Cartel- New Generation” (JCNG), a bold and violent new cartel in Mexico’s southern state of Jalisco. JCNG was formed by former deputies of the Mileno and Sinaloa Cartels after they fell apart in 2009. Since then, the cartel has been terrorizing the state of Jalisco and its capitol,

25,000 Mexican Fishermen Are Suing BP Over the Devastating Impact of 2010 Oil Spill

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In the late hours of April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst into flames and exploded, killing 11 crew members and uncapping an underwater oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico. The Deepwater disaster ended up becoming the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history — nearly 5 million barrels of oil (210 million gallons) were dumped into the Gulf before engineers were finally able to cap the well 87 days after the explosion. More than five years later, Mexican fishermen have yet

Mexican Police Capture Juarez Cartel Leader Near Texas-Mexico Border

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On Sunday, Mexican officials announced that they had arrested 38-year-old Jesús Salas Aguayo, leader of the Juárez Cartel. The cartel is based in Ciudad Juárez, a Mexican state that lies just across the border from El Paso, Texas. Between 2008 and 2012, Ciudad Juárez saw more than 11,000 murders – a direct result of the drug wars being fought amongst rival cartels. Salas hasn’t been running the cartel for long – he came to power back in January, after his predecessor, David Aaron Espinoza Haro, was arrested (Haro had replaced Vicente Carrillo Fuentes,

Mexico Gave Sony/MGM $20 Million to Make the Country Look Better In New Bond Film

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Since 2006, more than 100,000 people have died as a result of Mexico’s violent drug war. Last September, the kidnapping of 43 trainee teachers in the Mexican State of Guerrero (a crime that was committed with the help of local government and police) sparked outrage and protests across the country. And in the past year alone, eight Mexican mayors have been arrested for connections to organized crime. But rather than actually trying to solve these problems, it seems that the Mexican government is more interested

Kidnapped Mayoral Candidate Found Decapitated In Mexico’s Guerrero State

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Last September, 43 trainee teachers protesting rising tuition in the city of Iguala, Mexico were kidnapped and almost certainly massacred (the bodies have yet to be found). The kidnappings — combined with reports that corrupt government officials and police were involved with the gang that claimed responsibility — sparked outrage and protests in the state of Guerrero and across the country. Now, the historically violent southwestern state is facing yet another tragedy. On Wednesday (3/11), state prosecutors announced that the decapitated body of 42-year-old

In Less Than A Year, Mexico Has Arrested 8 of Its Mayors for Links to Organized Crime

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Editor’s Note: The Higher Learning is excited to introduce our newest contributer Ben Delgadillo! Ben is a global business major who is fluent in both Spanish and English. He authored the main body of this article based off of a report that was originally published by Univision. In 2006, Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s administration announced the beginning of the “Mexican Drug War”. Amidst growing concerns about the rise in cartel-related violence in Mexico, Calderon’s government vowed to do everything within its power to infiltrate the drug

9 Amazing Photos of Animal Migrations (Photo Gallery)

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Every year, countless species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles embark upon epic journeys that often span thousands of miles. For some creatures, migration is about avoiding the harsh conditions of winter. For others, it’s about finding food or returning to an ancestral mating ground. The longest known migration in the animal world is that of the arctic tern. A recent study revealed that the 4-ounce birds make a zig-zagging migration from Greenland all the way down to Antarctica that covers about 44,000 miles.

Ivan Sprajc, the “Real Life Indiana Jones”, On the Hunt For Lost Mayan Cities In Mexico

In recent years, Mayan culture has usually been discussed only in the context of the apocalypse and many “end of the world” jokes. However, recent discoveries by Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Sprajc have revealed glimpses of a vast and ancient civilization that spawned far more than a few doomsday prophecies. Sprajc, an associate professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, began looking for ancient Mayan cities in 1996. His first excavations were concentrated in an

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