An Oakland Raiders fan poses at the NFL Fan Fest inside the Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. The Oakland Raiders beat the Houston Texans, 27-20, at a sold-out Mexico City Azteca Stadium on Monday. Dario Lopez-Mills/AP hide caption

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Subway passengers receive whistles at the Pantitlan Metro Station in Mexico City in July as part of a campaign aimed at preventing sexual assaults against women on public transportation. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico City's Plan To Fight Sexual Assault: Whistles On The Subway

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Smog blankets scyscrapers in Mexico City on March 17. The city is suffering its worst pollution in more than a decade, and cars are required to stay off the street one day a week. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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In Mexico City, The Return Of Terrible Smog

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Pope Francis waves from the popemobile upon arrival in Ecatepec — a rough, crime-plagued Mexico City suburb — on Sunday. Pope Francis has chosen to visit some of Mexico's most troubled regions during his five-day trip to the country. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli is the author of the novel Faces in the Crowd and the book of essays Sidewalks. She is currently working on the novel The Story of My Teeth. Alfredo Pelcastre/Coffee House Press hide caption

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Smashing Snow Globes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation

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A Mexican attempt to curb bribery among traffic cops turns on the belief that women are less likely to take illicit payments from drivers. A new study suggests that this approach can work, under the right circumstances. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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City workers remove piled up garbage that accumulated over the Christmas weekend in front of the Monument to Benito Juarez, one of Mexico's most important statesmen. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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