Just a quicky. The World Wildlife Fund's effort to have cities around the world turn of some of their lights for an hour this past Saturday night resulted in the darkening of Mexico's most symbolic places. The world-wide effort was reported on the front page (at least online) of El Universal and that article is the third most read article in the paper. The effort was reported in the New York/Regional section of the NYTimes. It was recounted in a pretty anecdotal fashion.
Of course Mexico has incredible environmental problems. But they are on people's minds and manage to capture significant attention. Here is a fairly big article in La Jornada about a small protest in Mexico City against the slaughter of baby seals in Canada.
You may not know it, but plastic bags of the supermarket sort are now illegal in Mexico City. A bill is on its way through the Mexican Congress which is aimed to make them illegal nationally.
A couple of non-environmental notes. Abortion is legal in Mexico City during the first trimester. Gay civil unions are legal in Mexico City.