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Mexico Restores Sixteenth Century Santo Domingo Convent

The old Santo Domingo Convent in San Cristobal de Las Casas, a city in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, is being inaugurated on Wednesday after undergoing extensive restoration in one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH. 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 »

Juarez Police Charged with Sexual Assault Against Men in Custody

Police officers in Mexico's border town of Juarez have been charged with sexually assaulting two men in their custody. According to the Chihuahua Attorney General's Office, four officers working in Juarez continue reading »

Mexico Offers Solidarity and Support for Communities Hit by Hurricane Sandy

The Mexican government expressed its solidarity with all the communities hammered by Hurricane Sandy in the United States and said it was offering "consular protection to all the Mexicans who require it." continue reading »

Killer of Journalist Regina Martinez Arrested, She was Beaten & Strangled at Home

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Regina Martinez last April in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Pemex Up $2.45 Billion Since Beginning of 2012

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it posted a net profit of 31.9 billion pesos (about $2.45 billion) in the first nine months of this year, marking a turnaround from the loss posted in the same period in 2011. continue reading »

Northeast Mexico: Marines Rescue 14 Migrants, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers

Marines rescued 14 Central American migrants being held captive in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas and arrested two suspected kidnappers, the Navy Secretariat said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico Moves Nearly 1,000 Inmates to New Prison

A total of 967 inmates sentenced to prison terms for federal crimes were moved to Penitentiary 12 in Ocampo, a city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

No Fast-Track for Controversial Labor Bill in Mexico

A Mexican labor overhaul bill will not be fast-tracked through the lower house on the second go-around, but it is not "frozen" and will be handled like a standard piece of legislation, a lawmaker said. continue reading »

Southeastern Mexico Shaken by 5.0 Earthquake

A magnitude-5 earthquake shook the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas early Saturday, but without leaving any victims or material damage, the National Seismological Service said. continue reading »

Accident at Fireworks Factory in Central Mexico Kills 4, Injures 3

Four people died and three were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the central Mexican town of Ejidos de Santa Maria y San Agustin, officials said. The Public Safety Secretariat in the state of Mexico said in a communique that the number of dead and injured could change. continue reading »

Hundreds of Peasants Protest Deaths of Activists in Mexico

Hundreds of peasants staged a protest outside the Governor's Palace in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua and in front of the state's representative office in Mexico City to draw attention to the murders of two members of the El Barzon debtors' organization. continue reading »

Mexican University Receives U.S. Accreditation

During the celebration of half a century of history, CETYS University System in Baja California, Mexico, received the official certificate of Accreditation conferred by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. continue reading »

Man Freed After Being Falsely Imprisoned for 5 Years in Mexico

A Mazahua Indian man was released from a prison in central Mexico after spending five years behind bars for crimes he never committed. continue reading »

Indian Community Arms Themselves Against Mexican Drug Gang

Santa Maria Urapicho, a Purepecha Indian community in western Mexico, has armed itself and is on alert to deal with threats from suspected members of the Los Caballeros Templarios drug gang, an Indian leader told Efe. continue reading »

Mexican Icon Vicente Fernandez to Have a Biopsy of Lump on Liver

Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez was to undergo a procedure on Tuesday at a Houston hospital to extract tissue samples for a biopsy of a small lump discovered on his liver. continue reading »

1,000 People Evacuated after Thieves Rupture Gas Pipeline in Mexico

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes as a precaution after would-be thieves ruptured a pipeline in the central Mexican town of Tepeji del Rio, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Image of Captured Bear Being Abused Causes Outrage in Mexico

A photograph showing emergency management personnel mistreating a young bear has sparked outrage in Mexico and alarmed environmental authorities, who acknowledge that animal abuse remains a serious problem in some parts of the country. continue reading »

Specialist Sees Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Breast Cancer in Mexico

The obesity suffered by 30 percent of Mexico's adult population, and diabetes, considered the principal cause of death, increase the risk of breast cancer in this country, specialist Enrique Gimenez Jimeno told Efe. continue reading »

Pipeline Fire in Jalisco Forces Hundreds to Evacuate

Roughly 400 people were evacuated early Friday from their homes in the western Mexican state of Jalisco after a gas leak at a pipeline operated by state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos triggered a fire, authorities told Efe. continue reading »