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Mexican Indians Free 14 Police and 2 Government Officials Held Hostages

Fourteen police and two government officials taken prisoner by a group of Indians in the western Mexican state of Michoacan were released on Friday as talks resumed between authorities and indigenous leaders. The cops and state officials were seized early Thursday while investigating the deaths of eight people in armed clashes in Cheran, a rebel municipality in Michoacan. continue reading »

Mexico Looking to Overturn Death Sentences of Mexicans on Death Row in U.S. Prisons

The National Human Rights Commission in Mexico is pushing the government to increase their efforts towards overturning the death sentences of 58 Mexican nationals currently imprisoned in the United States. continue reading »

American Citizen Caught Bringing in 268,000 Rounds of Assault Rifle Ammo into Mexico

Customs agents seized 268,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition being hauled by a truck that entered northern Mexico from the United States and arrested the American driver, officials in Ciudad Juarez said. continue reading »

Is There a Serial Killer in Juarez? Multiple Remains Found Were Girls, Women - Only Half Identified

Authorities have discovered that the bodies of 12 people found in troubled Ciudad Juarez over the last few months are those of girls and women, leading many to worry that young females are being specifically targeted. continue reading »

Sister Maria Ines Teresa Arias to be Beatified in Mexico

Sister Maria Ines Teresa Arias (1904-1981), the Mexican nun who founded the Congregation of Poor Clare Missionary Sisters, will be beatified at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Catholic Church said. continue reading »

Mexico Launches Hot Line for Child at Risk of Violence, Abuse

Violence in all its forms is a daily problem for Mexican children," we are dealing with a silent plague, which very few times is reported and therefore there are no certain figures," reports the Catholic agency Agenzia Fides. continue reading »

Mexican Presidential Candidates Put on the Spot by Video Asking Why They’re Running

A video in which children ask Mexico's 2012 presidential hopefuls whether they really want to change the country or are just seeking the office for its own sake has already topped 2.7 million views on YouTube. continue reading »

Mexico and Cuba Consider Doing Joint Oil Exploration in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said his country's state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, is considering participating and investing in crude and natural gas exploration and production projects in Cuban territorial waters. continue reading »

6.9 Earthquake Rattles Mexico This Morning

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake rocked northwestern Mexico's Gulf of California region early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said. continue reading »

DEA and Dominican Authorities Arrest Pilot of Billionaire Narco El Chapo Guzman

The pilot of Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, leader of the drug cartel, Sinaloa and the most powerful drug trafficker perhaps on the planet for whose capture the United States has offered 30 million dollars continue reading »

Coming Soon to the U.S. – Mexico’s Guns as Art Exhibition

An exhibition of guns as art named “A Farewell to Arms. Contraband on the Border,” will end its run at the Memory and Tolerance Museum in Mexico City on April 15th and plans to travel to the United States capital later this year. continue reading »

Mexican Cop’s Badge Stops Bullet Fired at Him

A Mexico City police officer survived a shooting when his badge stopped a bullet fired at him by a robbery suspect, the Federal District's Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Teen mothers account for quarter of all Births in Mexico

Mothers aged 14-19 account for roughly 480,000, or 24 percent, of Mexico's 2 million annual births, the Health Secretariat said Saturday.The figures were provided by Alejandro Rosas Solis, deputy director of sexual continue reading »

Endangered Jaguar Population Found in Mexico

In the land around Terminos Lagoon in southeastern Mexico there are still jaguars to be found, one of the animals most venerated by pre-Columbian cultures and now in danger of extinction. The surprising discovery was made in the process of a study to find out whether rural inhabitants in the states of Tabasco and Campeche had in their possession any fangs or skins from jaguars that had been killed in recent years. continue reading »

Mexico and China Come Together in Fight Against Antiquity Smuggling

The governments of China and Mexico signed Friday in Beijing an accord by which the two countries, both millennial cultures that frequently lose national treasures to robbery and contraband, agreed to join forces against such crimes. continue reading »

Mexico City: Free BlackBerry App Alerts Users Prior to Major Earthquakes

Mexico City is offering a free app for those with BlackBerrys that alerts users prior to massive earthquakes. The app will alert the city’s 20 million residents up to 50 seconds before an earthquake hits. continue reading »

160,000 Businesses Left Mexico in 2011 Due to Violence

More than 160,000 businesses left Mexico last year due to persistent violent crime woes, according to the president of the country's largest business group, Coparmex. continue reading »

Owners of Guiness and Johnnie Walker Want to Buy Jose Cuervo Tequila

The British spirits group, Diageo, is getting close to becoming the owners of the Jose Cuervo tequila brand according to some reports. The eponymous Mexican tequila brand has been privately held for 200-years by the Beckmann family. continue reading »

May 6th - First Mexican Presidential Debate

The first debate among the four candidates seeking the presidency in Mexico's July 1 general elections will be held on May 6, organizers said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s President Calderon Urges U.S. to Ban Assault Weapons

U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexico's Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday concluded a summit that highlighted their commitment to greater cooperation on security and economic advancement in North America. continue reading »