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Mexican Politician Believes Country Should Enact Pot Law Like Uruguay

Former Foreign Relations Secretary Jorge Castañeda said in an interview published by the Brazilian press that Mexico should enact a marijuana law like the one passed by Uruguayan lawmakers on July 31 as part of an effort to fight drug trafficking and drug abuse. continue reading »

Mexican Researcher Honored by American Geophysical Union

Mexican researcher Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi, known for his work on the Chicxulub crater, has been awarded the 2013 International Award by the American Geophysical Union, or AGU, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said. continue reading »

Officials Say Mexican Train Derailment Caused by Theft of Track Parts

The theft of a metal bar used to link two rails caused the train crash last weekend in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco that left 12 dead, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said. continue reading »

80 Undocumented Migrants Arrested in Mexico

Mexican authorities detained 80 undocumented migrants, most of them from Central America, in three separate operations, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

Mexican Train Derailment’s Death Toll Reaches 12

The discovery of another body brought to 12 the number of people confirmed dead after last weekend's train derailment in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco. continue reading »

Vicente Fernandez Hospitalized as He Struggles with Pulmonary Thrombosis

“El Rey” of the ranchera song and one of Mexico’s most iconic singer Vicente Fernandez continues to be hospitalized as he struggles through a pulmonary thrombosis according to reports coming out of Mexico. continue reading »

Mexican Judge Physically Attacks Colleague During Debate (VIDEO)

A judge in the central Mexican state of Morelos hit a colleague during an argument over alleged irregularities in the appointment of acting judges, media reports said. continue reading »

Train Derailment Causes 11 Confirmed Deaths in Mexico

The number of confirmed fatalities in last weekend's train derailment in the southeastern state of Tabasco stands at 11, but the search for additional victims continues, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Scientists to Develop Biodiesel Plant in Mexico

Mexican scientists plan to build a pilot biodiesel plant that could be used to supply the public transit system in Mexico City, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said. continue reading »

Mexico Expected to Produce 2,500 Armored Cars in 2013

Mexico's armored car production is expected to total 2,500 units this year, a figure matching the output in 2012, the Mexican Automotive Armor Association, or AMBA, said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Identify All Bodies From Mass Grave

The 13 people whose bodies were found in a clandestine grave in the city of Tlalmanalco have all been identified and their remains turned over to Mexico City prosecutors so the investigation can be continued, the federal Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

REPORT: 3 Million Children Working in Mexico Many as Farmworkers

Mexico is home to some 30 million children under the age of 14, of whom more than 3 million work in paid and unpaid jobs, Labor Secretary Alfonso Navarrete said. continue reading »

Death Toll on “La Bestia” Freignt Train Derailment Carrying Undocumented Migrants is Climbing

Two more bodies were pulled from the wreckage of a train that derailed last weekend in the southeastern state of Tabasco, raising the death toll from the accident to eight, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Surround National Television Network in Protest

Thousands of teachers surrounded the main studios of Mexico's two national television networks on Tuesday to demand airtime for their objections to a sweeping overhaul of education. continue reading »

Coca-Cola Breaks Ground on $200 M Bottling Plant in Colombia

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA said it broke ground on a $200 million bottling plant in Tocancipa, a city in central Colombia. The new plant will be in operation in late 2014, the Mexican corporation, considered the world's largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in terms of sales volume, said. continue reading »

Mexico Apprehends 7 Suspects Linked to Kidnapped Teens from Bar

Mexican authorities say they have seven people in custody in connection with the May 26 abduction of 12 patrons from a capital bar and their subsequent murder. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Fernand Makes Landfall in Mexico, 13 Dead Thus Far

At least 13 people died Monday in landslides resulting from the intense rains brought by Tropical Storm Fernand on its passage over the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, authorities said. continue reading »

Mexico Awaits Bashing from Tropical Storm Fernand

A tropical storm warning is in effect in Mexico covering the region from Veracruz to Tampico as Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to make landfall early Monday morning. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Begin talks with Government, End Road-Blocking Protest

Mexican teachers have lifted a road-blocking protest that cut off access to the Mexico City airport for several hours, and were due to meet Saturday with government representatives to air their grievances over a recent overhaul of the nation's schools. continue reading »

Authorities Say 5 Skeletons Correspond to Missing Youths in Mexico

A total of 13 skeletons have been found at a hidden grave discovered this week in the central Mexican town of Tlalmanalco, according to federal prosecutors, who said five of them correspond to members of a group of 12 youths who went missing from a Mexico City bar in May. continue reading »