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Man Who Killed General with Mexican Narco Ties Gets 50-Year Sentence

A man has been sentenced by a Mexico City court to serve 50 years in prison for the April 20, 2012, murder of retired Gen. Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Detain Honduran Migrants Enroute to U.S.

Federal Police officers detained 15 Honduran migrants in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, who were planning to enter the United States, the Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico’s Pres. Peña Nieto Makes Quick and Friendly Visit to Uruguay

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto made a quick visit to Uruguay following the CELAC-EU summit in Chile and called for the adoption of a program to provide computers to schoolchildren in Mexico modeled on the one launched in the South American country. continue reading »

MEXICO: Found Bodies May be Those of Missing Musicians

Four bodies found in a well in Mina, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, may be those of the Kombo Kolombia band members reported missing last week, security officials said Monday. continue reading »

Mexican Federal Police Rollout Suspect Rights Initiative

The Mexican Federal Police is providing its more than 37,000 officers with cards listing suspects' rights as part of the new procedures that must be followed when an arrest is made, the Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry Vows to Strengthen Ties with Mexico

Secretary of State nominee, Senator John Kerry, has vowed to strengthen ties with Mexico and assist in that country’s war on drugs. Kerry made his comments on Mexico during his confirmation hearings yesterday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Navy Looking for Missing Freighter and 6 Aboard

Mexican navy vessels are searching for a freighter that disappeared last Friday in the Pacific with six people aboard, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Ready to Boost Its $11 Billion Tourism Sector

Mexico is striving to diversify its tourism sector and overcome an image of insecurity created by thousands of gangland killings. continue reading »

Will Mexico Throw Out 60-Year Sentence for Frenchwoman Convicted of Kidnapping?

The French government is confident that the Mexican Supreme Court will throw out the 60-year prison sentence imposed on Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping in Mexico, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Public Debt Equal to 36% of Its GDP, Allowed to Borrow $7B on Foreign Markets

Mexico's total public debt is at 35.8 percent of the gross domestic product, the Finance Secretariat said. continue reading »

Half the Families in Durango Lack Basic Necessities

Five families out of 10 in Durango, in northern Mexico, live in food poverty. Of the 203,000 families who do not have sufficient means to purchase basic necessities, partly because of the severe drought, 148,000 live in urban areas and 55,000 in rural areas. continue reading »

Carlos Slim’s America Movil to Buy CIE Media

Mexico City-based wireless giant America Movil has agreed to buy the media and advertising division of Corporacion Interamericana de Entretenimiento for nearly 1.7 billion pesos ($132 million), CIE said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico Launches Ambitious Program to Fight Hunger

The Mexican government launched Monday a national program to combat hunger, initially focused on serving the 7.4 million people living in extreme poverty and without enough food. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexican Sugar Growers Protest, Want Lower Priced Imports

Mexican sugar growers occupied sugar warehouses across the country Monday to demand a reduction in fructose imports, the CNC peasant confederation said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 158 Polices with Ties to Organized Crime

Federal and state agents arrested 158 municipal police in the northern Mexican state of Durango for alleged ties to organized crime, officials said. continue reading »

3rd Mexican Sextuplet Dies, Other Three Still in Intensive Care

A third baby has died from among the sextuplets born Jan. 10 in this western Mexican city, and the state of the remaining three is delicate, the Michoacan state Health Department said. continue reading »

Six Dead After Plane Crashes in Chiapas, Mexico

Six people were killed Thursday when a small plane crashed just seconds after it took off from an airport in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Mexico to Create New ‘CIA’ Type Intelligence Center

Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong recently announced to the press plans to form a new agency analogous to the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency. continue reading »

Surviving Mexican Sextuplets Remain in Critical Condition

The four surviving sextuplets born Jan. 10 in the western Mexican city of Morelia remain in critical condition, the Michoacan state health department said. continue reading »

Mexican Olympian Noe Hernandez Dies 2 Weeks After Shooting

Mexican former track star and Olympic silver medalist Noe Hernandez died Wednesday after going into cardiac arrest, two and a half weeks after being shot in the head at a nightclub, the Mexican Athletics Federation told Efe. He was 34. continue reading »