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U.S. General Winfield Scott Captured Mexico City in 1847

Today in Latin American history, U.S. General Winfield Scott entered Mexico City & raised flag over Hall of Montezuma in 1847. This colluded a devastating advance that began with an amphibious landing at Vera Cruz six months earlier. continue reading »

Protester Arrests Mar 42nd Anniversary of Mexico City Student Massacre

Twenty-two people were arrested for attacking police during a demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of a student massacre in Mexico City, officials said. continue reading »

Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City Hosts 5th Culturas Amigas Fair

Mexico City is hosting groups from 82 countries at the 5th Culturas Amigas Fair. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera inaugurated the fair over the weekend, welcoming the groups to the capital, where they will perform. continue reading »

6,000 Harley-Davidsons Celebrate 110th Anniversary in Mexico City

More than 6,000 motorcycles, mostly Harley-Davidsons, roared Saturday through several downtown streets of the Mexican capital to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of the legendary firm, which for some created an entire way of life. continue reading »

Fire at La Merced Market Causes No Injuries in Mexico City

A fire that raged on Wednesday through this capital's largest retail food market caused no casualties, Mexican authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Russian Ballet to Perform “Sleeping Beauty” Throughout Mexico

The Russian Ballet of St. Petersburg is in Mexico for an 18-city tour that will feature "Sleeping Beauty," with the first performance scheduled for Wednesday in Mexico City, organizers said. continue reading »

Union Calls Upon Pemex to Give Jobs to Children of Dead Victims of Blast

The children of the employees killed in the explosion last week at the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, should be allowed to inherit their parent's jobs, oil workers union leader Carlos Romero Deschamps said. continue reading »

Rescue Workers Continue to Search for Victims Among Pemex Blast Debris

Some 2,500 rescue workers - aided by specially trained dogs - continued to pore through rubble Saturday at the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, where an explosion two days ago left 33 dead and more than 100 injured. continue reading »

Olympic Medal Winner, Noe Hernandez, Shot Near Mexico City Night Club

Mexican Olympic medalist Noe Hernandez remains stable three days after being shot in the head at a nightclub in metropolitan Mexico City, although his condition is still life-threatening, doctors said Wednesday. continue reading »

Federal Police Apprehend Beltran Leyva Cartel Boss in Mexico

A suspected Beltran Leyva drug cartel boss who handled operations in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero was arrested by the Federal Police in Mexico City, the Public Safety Secretariat said Thursday. continue reading »

President Calderon Inaugurates New Metro Line in Mexico City

The Mexican capital is operating a new 25.1-kilometer (15.5-mile) Metro line that cost nearly $1.7 billion and uses Spanish-made trains. continue reading »

Gunman Kills 4 in Mexico, Gang Violence Suspected

Gunmen killed four people Tuesday in a neighborhood in the southern part of Mexico City, the Federal District Attorney's Office said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Mexican Marines Arrest 5 Zeta Members, Seize $1.6 M

Mexican marines detained five suspected members of the Zetas drug cartel this week and seized more than $1.6 million in cash, the Navy Secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Thousands Protest Last Week’s Election Results in Mexico

Thousands of people took part in a march in Mexico City to protest against Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, who was declared the winner of last week's presidential election. continue reading »

Airport Shooting in Mexico Began Over Drug Dispute

A June 25 shootout at Mexico City's capital's airport that left three police officers dead began with an argument among cops over a packet of cocaine, a leading Mexican newspaper said Friday. continue reading »

Mexico City Mayoral Candidate Commends “Successful” Security Model

The left-wing candidate for mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, gave special importance Saturday to the "successful" security model that has managed to reduce crime in the capital even as it continues to grow in the rest of the country. continue reading »

Mexican Gay Pride Parade Draws 30,000 Attendees

Thousands of people and about 30 floats took part in Mexico's 34th Gay Pride Parade in the capital, where a concert marked the end of the event. 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 »

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 »