Fobidden Mexican Names Probably Should Be

In Sonora, people have been giving their babies some quirky names. It might seem overly paternal, but some of those names have been outlawed. The authorities said they wanted to prevent bullying. The biggest list I could find came from the Guardian. Here they are:

Burger King




Lady Di


Virgen (Virgin)

Escroto (Scrotum)

Hermione (From 


Usnavy (US Navy)

Quirky and Economic News that Caught my Eye

Some quirky news from Mexico (and a business spotlight).

Art Into Space

First, a Mexico is going to launch a nanosatillite into space to share Mexican culture. It will have one job: broadcasting music by 11 composers. It's name is Ulises (as in Ulysses, from the Iliad) and it will launch from the Kingdom of Tonga. It's the brainchild of an organization called CEM, that includes artists dedicated to taking art into space.


Previous Broadcasts - 2011

Previous Broadcasts

Some of our earlier broadcasts (2011) of CNR 54 Rosarito News in English with Robert Yourell

Dec. 20, 2011

Some of the topics:
Contest result: The winner's project will greet travelers as they enter Rosarito.
Telephone extortion: New information.
Preventing loneliness for ourselves and others. Ways to stay connected!

November 22, 2011 Broadcast

Rosarito CNR News in English, Presented by Robert Yourell

November 22, 2011 Broadcast
Part 1 of 2

Assistance to needy people in Plan Liberatador. Interview: Javier Hernandez Tobalina, President Of United For Rosarito

$4,000,800 M.N. invested by city in infrasctructure. Focusing on eight areas that are especially in need. Interview: Pablo Cota, director of Social Development (Desarrollo Social Municipal)

Sept. 22, 2011, Rosarito News in English, CNR TV

Rosarito in English with Robert Yourell: CNR TV 54 (Multicable 95)

Main Page: Rosarito News

Sept. 22, 2011 Broadcast

9/22/11, #1/4

Public Safety: Disaster risks and preparedness planning meeting of state companies such as Pemex. Interview: Jose Luis Moreno, Pemex (Petróleos Mexicanos), Jose Luis Legi, Federal Electricity Commission.

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