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Rice University: No Panaceas for Mexico’s Violent Drug War, but Prohibition has Failed

While Mexico and the United States have ramped up their efforts to control and perhaps defeat Mexico’s increasingly violent drug cartels, the outcome of these efforts remains in doubt and no panaceas are in sight, but pr continue reading »

Thousands of Teachers in Mexico Protest Pending Education Reform Initiatives

Thousands of Mexican teachers took part in protests Monday against an overhaul of labor law and a pending education initiative that would substantially change the terms of their employment. continue reading »

Relatives of Mexico’s ‘Disappeared’ Call for Special Prosecutor

Relatives of people listed as disappeared in Mexico met with Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong over the weekend and called for the creation of a special prosecutor's office to handle the cases, officials said. continue reading »

Kidnapped Spaniards Found Safe in Mexico

Mexican authorities have found alive two Spanish cousins who disappeared six days ago in the western state of Michoacan, the possible victims of a kidnaping, officials told Efe on Sunday. continue reading »

38 Central American Migrants Detained in Mexico

A total of 38 Central American migrants were detained in three operations in the southern state of Chiapas and the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, with a suspected people trafficker arrested and a Mexican captive freed, the Mexican Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

27-Year-Old Priest Remains Missing in Michoacán, Mexico

The Mexican diocese of Zamora, Michoacån sent to Fides Agency an appeal to pray for Father Santiago, who has been missing since December 27, 2012. continue reading »

Mexican Olympian Noe Hernandez Says He Targeted When Shot at Nightclub

Mexican Olympic medalist Noe Hernandez said Wednesday that the gunshot wound to the head he suffered at a nightclub late last month was not accidental. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Mexico Adopts Crime Victims’ Rights Law

Mexico's Congress promulgated on Wednesday a measure obliging the government to protect and make whole victims of the gangland violence that has claimed some 70,000 lives in the last six years. continue reading »

Mexico City: Those Guilty of Animal Abuse Will Serve Jail Time

Lawmakers in Mexico City have announced that those found guilty of animal cruelty now face up to four years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. continue reading »

Mexican Army Engages in Gun Battle with Narcos, 11 Killed

Army soldiers killed 11 suspected cartel gunmen in a clash in the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas, local media reported. continue reading »

Latin America News: Remittances to Mexico Fall in November by 5.1%

Mexico received $1.69 billion in remittances in November, down 5.1 percent from the same month in 2011, the central bank said Wednesday. continue reading »

Financially Ailing Mexico Gets Boost From Hotel Industry

The Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, which is experiencing a severe financial crisis, is getting a boost from the hotel industry, which reported an occupancy rate of 97 percent, continue reading »

Mexico Shaken by 5.3 Earthquake in Chiapas

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake rocked the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas on Sunday morning, but no injuries or damage have been reported, the National Seismology Service said. continue reading »

Mexican Left Question Chinese-backed Commercial Project in Cancun

Leftist lawmakers have joined forces with business leaders in demanding that officials not issue building permits for a vast Chinese-backed commercial project in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. continue reading »

Woman Gunned Down In Mexican Hospital

A woman was gunned down in the general hospital in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors said. continue reading »

9 Gunned Down in Sinaloa on Christmas Eve

At least nine people were killed by gunmen in El Platanar de los Ontiveros, a town in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, media reports said. continue reading »

Petrochemical Project in Mexico Raises $3.2 Billion for Consortium

Brazilian-Mexican consortium Braskem-Idesa said it has reached a $3.2 billion financing deal for its Ethylene XXI petrochemical project in Mexico. continue reading »

Mexsat System Satellite Successfully Sent into Orbit

The French company Arianespace on Wednesday successfully fired into orbit Mexico's Bicentenario satellite, the first in the Mexsat system, according to images broadcast live by the Mexican government. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  17 Die in Mexican Prison Riot

A prison riot and escape attempt left 17 people dead at the penitentiary in Gomez Palacio, a city in the northern Mexican state of Durango, prosecutors said. continue reading »

New President Peña Nieto Outlines Mexico’s Crime-Fighting Plan

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday a public-safety strategy based on fighting violence with a regional focus and the creation of a national gendarmerie with an initial complement of 10,000 members. continue reading »