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Six Cartel Gunmen Arrested with Large Collection of Firearms in Mexico

Soldiers arrested six drug-cartel enforcers and seized an arms cache in the western state of Michoacan, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Supports Family By Selling Metal Recyclables in Chicago

Mexican immigrant Erika Lopez is known as "the iron lady" because for two years she has scoured the streets of Chicago in search of discarded metal objects, mattresses and all kinds of recyclable material that she later sells to support her four daughters and jobless husband. continue reading »

Pablo Azar Pleads for Improved Living Conditions for Diego the Lion

After viewing video footage and photos of Diego, the suffering young lion confined alone to a barren enclosure in Mexico's Zacango Zoo, Mexico City–born El Talismán star Pablo Azar has fired off a letter on PETA's behalf to local and national wildlife officials to ask them to expedite Diego's relocation to a U.S. sanctuary that is standing by to accept him. There, he would be afforded room to roam and get to enjoy the company of other big cats. continue reading »

2,500-year-old Altar Unearthed By Mexican Archaeologists

An altar and a stela estimated to date from as early as 800 B.C. were found at the Chalcatzingo archaeological site in the central state of Morelos, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

A Mexican attorney who specializes in human rights cases announced he is leaving the country temporarily because of death threats. Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, legal counsel for the Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center, is the second rights activist in less than a month to flee Mexico. continue reading »

Former Mexican Governor Apprehended on Corruption Charges

The former governor of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur was arrested here on corruption charges, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Mexico’s PRI Party Disavows Politician With Links to Cartels

Mexico's PRI, poised to retake the presidency this year after more than a decade in opposition, sought on Wednesday to distance itself from a prominent party member accused by U.S. authorities of taking bribes from drug cartels. continue reading »

Mexican Team Has Potential For Success At London Olympics

The Mexican athletes competing in the Summer Olympics have the potential to make a good showing, 2012 London Olympics delegation head and Mexican Olympic Committee member Jaime Cadaval said. continue reading »

Mexican Students Lead Protest Against Political System On The Streets And On the Web

Thousands of university students took to the streets of cities across Mexico to protest against the manipulation of the political system by the media and politicians, saying that they will no longer keep quiet about the situation in the country. continue reading »

Spanish region and Mexico’s Pemex in Talks Over New Ship Deal

Talks between the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia and Mexican oil giant Pemex for the construction of several ships are "advancing" and a deal could be reached "soon," the head of the regional government, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, said. continue reading »

Oaxacans in California Prepare for Guelaguetza Festival

Some communities of people from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca are preserving their roots in California with festivals that emphasize their rich cultural tradition. continue reading »

Mexican Firefighters Save 300 From Burning Building

Some 300 people were rescued Tuesday from a burning building in the Mexican capital's upscale Santa Fe neighborhood, officials said. continue reading »

Amnesty International Criticizes Journalists’ Protection in Mexico

Amnesty International on Monday severely criticized what it said was the Mexican government's lack of action to protect journalists in the country, adding that proof of that are the murders of six members of the media in less than a month. continue reading »

New Film ‘For Greater Glory’ Features Martyrdom of Knights of Columbus Priest

When the Mexican government of Plutarco Elias Calles began persecuting the Catholic Church in the 1920s, priests were not immune. In fact, they became targets of the regime. continue reading »

Prehistoric Mammoth Remains Found in Mexico

Well-preserved skeletal remains of a mammoth that lived between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago have been discovered in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Fourth High-Ranking Mexican Official Detained For Possibly Aiding Cartels

Retired Mexican army Lt. Col. Silvio Isidro de Jesus Hernandez Soto has been detained for questioning, becoming the fourth high-ranking retired or active-duty military officer to be taken into custody in recent days. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found the dead body of kidnapped journalist Marco Antonio Avila Garcia on a road in the northwestern state of Sonora, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Mayan Celebrations Begin in Mexico With Traditional Events

A pre-Columbian market, dances and offerings to the goddess Ixchel were the first events of the Sacred Maya Crossing, a tradition restored several years ago that is the first big event of the Maya year celebrations in Mexico. continue reading »

8 Arrested In Mexico May Be Linked To the Massacre of 49 People

Mexican army soldiers detained eight purported members of the Gulf drug cartel during an operation in the small northeastern town of China, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

2 Men With Connections to Mexican Cartel Are Convicted of Murder in San Diego

Two men on the payroll of a Mexican drug kingpin operating in San Diego were convicted of murdering two people and then dissolving their bodies in acid. continue reading »