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Injured Mexican Marathon Runner on Track for December Race

Mexico's Madai Perez, the fastest female marathon runner in the history of Latin America, has recovered from the injury that prevented her from competing in the London Olympics and will be back on track for the Cancun Half Marathon on Dec. 9, the athlete said. continue reading »

Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico

Armed Robbers Kill 4 Police, 1 Civil Servant in Mexico

Four Mexican police officers and a civil servant were fatally shot by assailants who tried to seize a vehicle they thought was carrying money, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said Tuesday. continue reading »

Grenade Blasts in Mexico Kill 7

Three grenade blasts - two of them targeting banks - left seven people injured in this northeastern Mexican city, officials said. The Tamaulipas state Attorney General's Office said the three explosions occurred before midday Friday in different parts of the state capital, while another explosive device was deactivated. continue reading »

Drug Traffickers Escape Mexican Prison with Help from Gunmen

A police officer was killed Thursday when gunmen attacked a lockup in the western Mexican state of Michoacan and freed two suspected drug traffickers, officials said. continue reading »

Pemex Covers Expenses and Investments By Selling $1.75 Billion in Bonds Internationally

State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it sold $1.75 billion worth of bonds on the international market, raising funds that will be used to cover operating expenses and investment. continue reading »

President Obama and President Calderón Chat After G-20 Bilateral Meeting

The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, met with Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, before the start of the day’s activities at the VII Summit of Leaders of the Group of Twenty in Los Cabos, Mexico. continue reading »

Costco Buys Out Mexican Partner for $760 Million

U.S. membership warehouse club chain Costco Wholesale Corp. on Thursday announced a deal to acquire the 50 percent stake it did not already own in its Mexico unit from Controladora Comercial Mexicana for $760.4 million. continue reading »

8 Cubans Escape From Immigration Detention Center in Mexico

A bulletin has been issued for eight Cuban migrants who escaped from an immigration detention camp in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Drug Lab Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3 in Mexico

One person was killed and three others were seriously injured in a blast at a suspected clandestine drug laboratory in the northwestern Mexican city of Culiacan, military spokespersons said. continue reading »

Mexican Government Authorizes Witness Protection Law

President Felipe Calderon signed into law a measure authorizing benefits - including new identities - for people who find themselves at risk due to their participation in judicial proceedings, Mexico's attorney general said. continue reading »

Mexican Court Overturns Ruling, “Queen of the Pacific” Will be Extradited to the U.S.

A Mexican federal court ruled that a reputed drug trafficker known as the "Queen of the Pacific" can be extradited to the United States. The judges overturned a January ruling blocking the handover of Sandra Avila Beltran on grounds that U.S. authorities were seeking to try her on the same charges as those she had already been acquitted of in Mexico. continue reading »

Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso Gets $205 Million Pemex Rig Contract

Billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso said its Operadora Cicsa unit received contracts worth $205 million from state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to build three offshore oil rigs. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Federal Police Commander Found Near Water Park

The charred body of a federal police commander was found with signs of torture and asphyxiation in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Mexico Shocks Bosnia Late

A last gasp winner from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was the difference in Mexico’s 2-1 victory over Bosnia this week. continue reading »

Mexico Receives $400m To Benefit Forestry Programs

Mexico received $392 million, of which $350 million are a loan from the World Bank and $42 million are from the Forest Investment Program, or FIP, for developing woodlands, officials said. continue reading »

Canada Hosted the Annual Mexico-Canada Alliance

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Patricia Espinosa met with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird in Ottawa to discuss bilateral affairs and the upcoming G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. continue reading »

Mexico’s Telecom Industry Saw Nearly 12% Growth in First Quarter

Mexico's telecom industry grew 11.9 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year due mainly to strong performance by the satellite TV, mobile telephony and long distance segments, the Federal Telecommunications Commission, or Cofetel, said. continue reading »

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

Three men were gunned down following an argument with a woman at a bar in Ocotepec, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, prosecutors said. The woman made a telephone call after the argument and told the people on the other end, "come over here," the Morelos Attorney General's Office said in a statement, citing eyewitness accounts. continue reading »

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Poet and human rights activist Javier Sicilia plans to meet with Mexico's four presidential candidates this week to lay out the position of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, on security and victims of violence. continue reading »