Tultepec: The burning of the bulls

Once a year, the town of Tultepec, Mexico, turns into a wild celebration of lights, colors, explosions and revelry. Every March, the city launches the National Pyrotechnic Festival. The festival lasts nine days and culminates with the largest celebration of all, the “Burning of the Bulls”.

Burreros in Monterrey

Monterrey is a five million people city located in the north of Mexico. On the Colonia Independencia, a favela located near downtown, a new ocupation was created: burrero, or donkey man. This profession consists in helping people carrying stuff uphill with a donkey.

Ethanol-based fuel

Scientists in Saltillo, Mexico have discovered how to make fuel with ethanol extracted from agave, the same plant used to make tequilla.