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Mexican Senator Jailed for Refusing Breathalyzer, Admits to Drinking Tequila

Mexican Sen. Jorge Emilio Gonzalez said Monday that he spent several hours in a police cell for refusing to submit to a breathalyzer after drinking four tequilas and knowing he wouldn't pass the test. continue reading »

Mexican Government Seeks to Create State Police Forces

Officials will begin working on the legal framework for creating a unified police command in each of Mexico's states, an initiative that has the support of state governors, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. continue reading »

Bird Flu Outbreak in Guanajuanto, Mexico - More than 1 Million Chickens Exposed

The outbreak of bird flu detected in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato is confined to 12 farms on which there are more than 1 million chickens, the Senasica national agricultural health service reported on Monday. continue reading »

9-Year-old That Gave Birth in Mexico, Raped by Step-Father

The girl who gave birth last month at a hospital here is at least 12 years old - not 9 - and the pregnancy resulted from rape by her step-father, prosecutors in the western Mexican state of Jalisco said. continue reading »

Billionaire Buddies Carlos Slim and Bill Gates in Mexico to Inaugurate New Bioscience Center

Bill Gates and Carlos Slim, who control the world's two largest fortunes, inaugurated a bioscience center in Mexico that will conduct research to improve wheat and corn seeds to fight hunger. continue reading »

Mexico to Consider Lower Age of Criminal Prosecution Down to 16-Year-Old

A Mexican state prosecutor wants Congress to consider making the age of criminal responsibility lower than 18 after authorities were required by law to release a 13-year-old boy who confessed to participating in nearly a dozen homicides. continue reading »

Mexican President Peña Nieto Presents Wide Reaching Crime-Prevention Plan

President Enrique Peña Nieto launched Tuesday a national plan to address both the effects and the root causes of the gangland violence blamed for 70,000 deaths in Mexico over the past six years. continue reading »

Community Self-Defense Force Launches in Oaxaca, Mexico

Santos Reyes Nopala, a city in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, has formed a community self-defense force, joining other areas that have created such groups to fight crime, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Environmentalists Protest Chinese Development Project in Cancun

More than 100 community activists and members of environmental groups staged a protest against the Chinese-backed Dragon Mart commercial project in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. continue reading »

Carnival Cruise Ship with 4,200 on Board Remains Adrift in Gulf of Mexico

A cruise ship sailing in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 people on board is being towed on Monday to the Mexican coast after being left adrift due to an engine room fire that knocked out the propulsion system. continue reading »

Leftist Leader in Mexico Launches Campaign Against Oil Industry Reforms

Former leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched a national campaign in southern Mexico "in defense of the petroleum industry" and a continue reading »

MEXICO: Prosecutor’s 3 Boydguards Killed by Police in Odd Confrontation

Three bodyguards were killed Friday when police attacked the motorcade of the attorney general of the central Mexican state of Morelos, the state's governor said continue reading »

Employees of Mexican Newspaper Briefly Kidnapped, All Returned Safely

A criminal group kidnapped five workers at Mexican daily El Siglo de Torreon and held them for several hours, a spokesman for the northern state of Coahuila's Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico’s Telmex Faces $52 Million Fine for Monopolistic Practices

Fixed-line giant Telmex faces a fine of 657 million pesos (some $52 million) for monopolistic practices, Mexico's Federal Competition Commission, or CFC, said Thursday. continue reading »

One Week After PEMEX Explosion Employees Return to Work

Thousands of employees of Mexican state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos returned to work Wednesday at the company's headquarters in this capital, where an explosion last week left 37 dead and more than 100 injured. continue reading »

Spanish Rape Victims Bought Drugs from their Attackers Say Mexican Authorities

According to reports Mexican authorities are alleging the six Spanish tourists that were raped knew their attackers having purchased drugs from them in the days leading up to the attack. continue reading »

Protest in Mexico to Keep PEMEX Private In Spite of Shoddy Safety Record

A series of peaceful protests will be held across Mexico in defense of state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, and against a supposed plan to turn the firm over to foreign oil companies, former leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said. continue reading »

PEMEX Blast Likely Caused by Accumulation of Gas, No Trace of Explosives Found

The explosion that killed 37 people and injured more than 100 others last week at the Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, headquarters in Mexico City was caused by an accumulation of gas, officials said. continue reading »

Death in PEMEX Blast Rises to 32

A powerful explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos left at least 25 dead and 101 injured, according to the Mexican government's latest bulletin. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Mexico’s Economy Grows 4 Percent in 2012

Mexico's gross domestic product grew around 4 percent in real terms in 2012 and 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of the year, the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat said. continue reading »