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Newly Elected Mayor in Mexico Use to be Dead, Arrested for Faking Death & Avoiding Rape Charges

A politician who was elected mayor of a city in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca earlier this month has been arrested for faking his death in 2010 to avoid prosecution, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico to Invest $1.5 Billion in Digital TV

The federal government plans to invest 18.76 billion pesos ($1.49 billion) to aid the transition to digital television in Mexico by the end of 2015, Deputy Communications Secretary Ignacio Peralta said. continue reading »

Stingrays Discovered on Mexican Beaches Most Likely Dumped

The more than 200 stingrays and manta rays found on popular tourist beaches in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz last week were dumped in the area dead and did not die from ingesting toxic substances, environmental officials said. continue reading »

Gunmen Opened Fire on Self-Defense Group Killing 5, Wounding 8 in Mexico

At least five people were killed and eight others wounded when gunmen opened fire on about 200 members of a self-defense group protesting police corruption in Los Reyes, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Police Chief Kills the Town’s Mayor in Veracruz, Mexico

The mayor of Aquila, a town in eastern Mexico, was gunned down by a police commander following a "heated argument," the Veracruz state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Illegal Tapping of PEMEX Pipeline Results in Multiple injuries and Damage

An explosion at a pipeline belonging to state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, injured at least seven people on Sunday, officials and media reports said. continue reading »

Vicente Fox Pushes for Research Into Medical Marijuana Use in Mexico

The Centro Fox plans to focus on research into medical marijuana use in Mexico and will seek authorization to set up a distribution network for the drug, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said. continue reading »

Mexican Cyclist Biking from NYC to Saltillo Advocating for Immigration Reform

Armando Mendou Rosales is no ordinary long-distance cyclist, he is a man on a bike with a mission bringing attention to the issues of immigration reform and the importance of the Latino vote. continue reading »

Los Zetas Boss Moved to Maximum-Security Prison in Mexico

The leader of the Los Zetas drug cartel has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in the central state of Mexico and placed at the disposition of a judge, the federal attorney general's office told Efe. continue reading »

4 Young Adults Tortured, Killed in Western Mexico

Organized crime is suspected in the torture and murder of four people in the western Mexican town of Buenavista Tomatlan, a source in the Michoacan state Attorney General's Office told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Former President Fox Urges Congress to Legalize Pot in Mexico

The conservative who intensified the battle against drug traffickers during his 2000-2006 term as president of Mexico urged his country's Congress to seriously consider a proposal to legalize marijuana. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Vows to Develop Domestic Industry

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto pledged "to develop more domestic industry" as a means of boosting incomes and spurring economic growth. continue reading »

Authorities Detain Drug Kingpin in Mexico

One of the leaders of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel is in custody, Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told reporters at the swearing-in of the AG office's new delegate in the western state of Jalisco. continue reading »

Knights Templar Gunmen Kill 3 Mexican Police

Mexico's Federal Police said three of its officers were killed and five others wounded in an attack by drug-cartel gunmen in the southern state of Guerrero. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Sentenced for Having an Abortion Fights Judgement

A woman sentenced to one year in jail for having an abortion has taken her case to the highest court in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, her legal defense team told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Connecticut Court Dismisses Massacre Case Against Mexican President

A federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a suit brought against former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo over a 1997 massacre. The plaintiffs can appeal the ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael Shea. continue reading »

Mexican Regulators Reject Sherwin-Williams’s Bid to Buy Comex

U.S.-based Sherwin-Williams's acquisition of Mexican paint company Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. will not be allowed because it "would impose market conditions that no competitor could counter," the Federal Competition Commission, or CFC, said Thursday. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Find 5 Bodies in Burning SUV

The burned bodies of five men were found Thursday inside a vehicle abandoned on a highway in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, state officials said. continue reading »

Health Secretariat Employee Stabs 6 Co-Workers in Mexico City

A Health Secretariat employee stabbed six co-workers in a workplace fight, the Mexico City police department said. The incident occurred Wednesday on the fourth floor of the secretariat's building on Mexico City's Paseo de la Reforma. continue reading »

Crime Journalist Gunned Down in Southern Mexico

Mexican journalist Alberto Lopez Bello, who covered the police beat for the largest newspaper in the southern state of Oaxaca, was found dead on Wednesday, authorities said. continue reading »