Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Save this one for the Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame… I can totally see one of the medics channeling Jack Sparrow saying, “Where’s the thump-thump?”

Mexican team bobbles heart headed for transplant

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican medics are drawing catcalls after they dropped a heart being rushed to a hospital for a transplant.

Mexico City police say they used a helicopter to deliver the heart in “a rapid, precision maneuver.” But after exiting the chopper, a medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart tumbled out of a cooler onto the street.

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The current issue of Foreign Policy magazine has a special report titled “The Axis of Upheaval,” with in depth articles on the three countries that could be the source of some of the world’s biggest problems.

I was surprised by their selections, since none of them were obvious choices:

  • New York Times East Africa bureau chief Jeffrey Gettleman says Somalia is the most dangerous place on Earth.
  • Economist Moscow bureau chief Arkady Ostrovsky writes about Vladimir Putin and the risks of Russia in these tough economic times.
  • Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones writes about the escalating drug war in Mexico.
  • All of them are must reads.