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Narco Leader Benjamin Arellano-Felix Sentenced to 25 Years & $100 Million Asset Forfeiture

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart today announced that Benjamin Arellano-Felix, nearly 60, the former leader of the Tijuana Cartel/Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO) was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison. continue reading »

6.0 Aftershock Hits Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico Today

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake rocked an area between the southern Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca on Monday, but no injuries have been reported, the Mexican Seismology Institute said. continue reading »

Largest Solar Farm in the World Coming to U.S.-Mexico Border

SolFocus, announced the launch of a landmark solar power plant in Baja California near Tecate, Mexico, with construction starting in late 2012 and being operational before the end of 2013. continue reading »

Mexico’s Ivonne Suffers Relapse - Hospitalized for Depression and Paranoia

Ivonne, the famous Mexican singer and twin sister of Ivette, has been admitted into a treatment facility in Monterrey, Nuevo León, for depression and paranoia. continue reading »

Former President of Mexico, Miguel De La Madrid Dead at 77

Former President Miguel de la Madrid died early Sunday at a Mexico City hospital after a long battle with emphysema, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said. He was 77. continue reading »

Ciudad Juarez Mayor Says His City is Not the World’s Deadliest

The mayor of this Mexican border metropolis rejected a U.S. official's suggestion that Ciudad Juarez is the world's most dangerous large city. "We're not the world's most dangerous cit continue reading »

There is No Mayan Apocalypse Prediction Says Mexican Astronomer

Neither the Mayans' texts nor their calendar contain predictions of an apocalypse later this year, but regrettably "pseudoscientific media outlets are talking about the end of the world, based on supposed prophecies and the Mayan calendar," Mexican astronomer Marte Trejo Sandoval said. continue reading »

Amnesty International Blasts U.S. Over Detained Immigrants Treatment

The U.S. government is not meeting its obligations under international law to ensure respect for the rights of immigrants regardless of their legal status, Amnesty International USA says in a report released Wednesday. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Agree to Share $6 Million in Forfeited Assets from Money Transfer Business

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez today signed a letter of intent for the United States to share approximately $6 million in forfeited funds continue reading »

Search of Mexican Prison in Tabasco Finds Drugs, Knives, Alcohol

According to Spanish-language news source El Excelsior, Mexico's federal police performed a surprise search of a Tabasco Prison a facility and found a number of alarming items. Upon searching the prison's State Center continue reading »

Latin American Investments in Nuclear Energy Vary from Nation to Nation

The massive earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan last year has rekindled an international debate about the risks of nuclear energy. continue reading »

Guards Foil Attempted Prison Escape in Mexico

Police and guards foiled an attempt by inmates to escape from a prison in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, over the weekend, state officials said, adding that a police officer was wounded in the incident. continue reading »

Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Agnes Torres Sulca, a trans person and human rights defender of lesbians, gays, trans, bisexuals and intersex persons (LGTBI) in Mexico. continue reading »

Issue of Church’s Role in Child Sex Abuse Surfaces in Pope’s Mexico Visit

Mexicans who denounced the sexual abuses committed by Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), founder of the Legion of Christ, asked Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday to acknowledge the church's responsibility in covering up his case and to announce that "never again" will pederasty be tolerated. continue reading »

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

Nearly 10,000 bodies of victims of organized crime-related violence, including Central American and Mexican migrants, remain unidentified in Mexico, activists told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States. continue reading »

Mexico City Takes First Step in Banning Bullfighting

A commission of the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City approved a bill that would ban bullfights in the Mexican capital. Three of the panel's members endorsed the measure, while two others abstained and a sixth member walked out before the vote. continue reading »

Papal Visit:  Catholic Church Facts for Mexico and Cuba

Hours before Pope Benedict XVI is to land in Guanajuato, Mexico the Vatican has released statistical information on Mexico and Cuba. The Pope has events schedule in three cities in Guanajuato during his March 23-26 visit, he is due to land in Mexico at 5:30 CST. continue reading »

Ban on Bullfighting Bill in Mexico Advances

A commission of the Legislative assembly (local congress) of the Federal District (ALDF) approved a bill that bans bullfighting in the capital city of Mexico City. continue reading »

Vatican Says Pope’s Visit to Cuba will Help Move them Toward Democracy

Next week's visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba "will help the process toward democracy and will open new spaces of presence and activity (for the Catholic Church)" on the Communist-ruled island, the Vatican secretary of state said. continue reading »

Anonymous Disables Guanajuato Websites to Protest Papal Visit

The hacker group Anonymous disabled both Guanajuato’s government website and the Mexican site for Pope Benedict XVI in protests to his visit to Mexico. continue reading »