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Mexico Will Not Ask for Pope’s Support in Fight Against Narco Violence

Pope Benedict XVI is traveling to Mexico to preach the gospel and no government official will ask him to help fight against the drug-related violence besetting the country, Mexico's ambassador to The Holy See told Efe. continue reading »

JUST IN:  7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico in Guerrero

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting 7.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico 15 miles east of Ometepec in Guerrero, Mexico and 108 miles east-southeast of Acapulco. continue reading »

Gael García Bernal Admits to Smoking Pot - Occasionally

At a conference discussing the legalization of drugs in Sao Paolo, Brazil Gael García Bernal announced his support of legalizing marijuana, while stating he enjoys smoking an occasional joint continue reading »

U.N. to Hear First Cast Against Mexican Military for Alleged Torture

Three non-governmental organizations said they have brought a case of illegal arrest and torture against Mexico before the United Nations' Committee Against Torture. continue reading »

Foreign Investors Purchasing U.S. Homes

Although many foreign investment companies have shied away from investing in U.S. real estate as a result of the housing market crash, many individual foreign investors are jumping at the opportunity to get a good deal on a house in the U.S. continue reading »

Decreasing Population of Monarch Butterflies from US and Canada Hibernate in Mexican Forests

Mexico has seen fewer hectares (acres) occupied by the monarch butterfly during its latest hibernation in the forests of the nation's central region, the head of the National Natural Protected Areas Commission, Luis Fueyo, said. continue reading »

“Narcocorrido” Band Member Killed in Mexico

A member of a band specializing in songs about the exploits and travails of drug kingpins was gunned down Friday in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, authorities said. continue reading »

Carnival Cruise LIne to Invest Over $150 Million in Mexican Ports

Carnival Cruise Lines plans to invest more than $150 million to expand port infrastructure at destinations on Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Called to Effectively Investigate Cases of Forced Disappearances that Continue to Occur

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today called on the Mexican Government to develop effective measures to combat impunity in cases of enforced disappearances, which continue to take place in the country. continue reading »

BizJet Investigated for $2 Million in Alleged Bribes to Mexican Officials

The Mexican Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday the opening of an investigation into allegations that a U.S. firm bribed officials in Mexico. continue reading »

Shootout in Mexico Cancels Baseball Game

The Saraperos baseball team cancelled an exhibition game in the northern city of Saltillo due to a shootout near its stadium, the Mexican Baseball League said. continue reading »

Mexico to Deploy over 5,000 Federal Police as Security during Papal Visit

At least 5,700 federal and state law enforcement agents will provide security during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Mexico's Guanajuato state later this month, state emergency management chief Laura Gurza said. continue reading »

Xochimilco is Dying Experts Say

The ancient site of the Aztec’s floating gardens, Xochimilco, is quite possibly facing its demise. The gardens, once bountiful and dating back to the time of the Aztecs, are now weedy and overrun by cattle. The waters are invaded by foreign fish many extremely toxic after being fed by waste water treatment plants. continue reading »

1,000 Mexican Artworks Digitally Documented in Germany, Austria

More than 1,000 Mexican artworks, some dating from pre-Columbian times and which were sent to Germany and Austria over the last four centuries, have been documented for the first time in a digital catalogue. continue reading »

2nd Year in a Row Texas Advises Spring Breakers to Avoid Travel to Mexico

The Texas Department of Public Safety is again urging Spring Breakers to avoid traveling to Mexico as a result of continued violence throughout the country. continue reading »

Outsource Jobs Increasingly Heading to Mexico

Offering their United States customers closer proximity to home, Mexico is increasingly being chosen for IT services over companies in India or China. continue reading »

NAFTA Blamed for Mexico’s Obesity Problems

The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, in force since 1994, is largely responsible for a rapid rise in the number of overweight and obese people in Mexico, the United Nations' special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier de Schutter, said. continue reading »

Nearly 4 Million Mexican teens have Posted Racy Photos on Web

Around 3.6 million Mexican teenagers say they have posted photos of themselves in "provocative poses" on the Internet, the IFAI data-protection agency said. continue reading »

VP Joe Biden’s First Leg of Latin America Trip is Visit with Mexico’s Felipe Calderon

Mexican President Felipe Calderón met with US Vice-President Joseph Biden, currently on a working visit to Mexico City, at the official Los Pinos residence today. continue reading »

Bloomberg Billionaire Index Declares Carlos Slim ‘King’ of the Rich, $68.5 Billion Net Worth

The Bloomberg Billionaire Index, a new ranking index, has put the 72-year old head of Telemex as ‘El Rey’ of the billionaires with a $68.5 billion net worth. continue reading »