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Tag Results for "Mexico Violence"

MX Considering Jail Time for Those who Glorify Drug Trafficking and Violence

Mexican lawmakers want to punish those who promote violence and drug trafficking in films, on the radio, on television and over the Internet, including composers of the "narcocorridos," or ballads, that praise drug traffickers, with prison time, Congressman Oscar Arce told Efe. continue reading »

To Control Drugs- We Must Revisit Border Control (VIDEO)

Former DEA Supervisor Anthony Coulson says the supply of drugs from Mexico is increasing. continue reading »

Relocate or Die: Mexican Entrepreneurs Migrate to the Interior Fleeing Violence, Insecurity

Edgar N. ran a profitable business in the state of Michoacán during most of his adult life, but after falling victim to extortion by local organized crime groups five years ago, he closed his export business and relocated to the state of Querétaro. continue reading »

Mexican Female Journalists Found Murdered, Bodies Dumped in a Mexico City Park

The bodies of Marcela Yarce, a reporter for “Contralínea” and Rocío González, who worked for Televisa, were found abandoned in a garden. continue reading »

Mexico’s Strategy to Protect Migrants Fails to Have Impact

The Mexican government’s strategy on migrants has so far failed to tackle the alarming numbers of Central American migrants being kidnapped regularly in the country, Amnesty International said a year after the plan was first launched. continue reading »

Kidnapped Journalist Humberto Millán Salazar Found Dead

Unidentified gunmen ambushed the editor of “A Discusión” and presenter of Radio Fórmula Humberto Millán along with his brother in Sinaloa yesterday. His body has just been found. continue reading »

Religious Artifacts Being Stolen from Churches Across Latin America

Gangs in Mexico and throughout Latin America are now turning their attention towards religious artifacts, as a string of robberies are being reported at churches and other religious institutions. continue reading »

Amidst Fears of Being Kidnapped, Mexicans Turning to Human Tracking Implants “Just in Case”

With travel through Mexico seemingly more dangerous than ever, and kidnappings at a high, many are looking for ways to keep an eye on those making the trek across the country. continue reading »

President Felipe Calderon to Serve As Travel Guide on PBS’s “The Royal Tour: Mexico” (VIDEO)

Taking a bold step in his attempt to increase tourist travel to Mexico, President Felipe Calderon became a tour guide of sorts for the travel show to be broadcast on PBS next month. continue reading »

Family of Slain Immigration Officer Zapata Demand to Know Where Murder Weapon Came From

The family of slain U.S. immigration agent Jaime Zapata is now demanding to know where the gun he was killed with originated. “What happened with Jaime needs to come out,” the family's lawyer, Raymond L. Thomas said to the continue reading »

Report States Many Guns Being Used in Mexico Drug War Came From U.S.

According to data from the U.S. government, about 70 percent of firearms seized by authorities in Mexico in 2009 and 2010, came from the U.S. The data was released in a report continue reading »

Mexican President Calderon Looks to Bring Additional Tourism to Mexico

According to a trade publication, travelers appear to be ignoring travel warning from the State Department, and continue to head to Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Haiti. continue reading »

Former Juárez Police Chief Seeks Political Asylum in the US (VIDEO)

Marisol Valles Garcia was forced to flee her country due to continuous threats, she says from the safety of the United States “My country is so close, but so far away”. continue reading »

Mexico Launches Ads in U.S. in Hopes of Increasing Tourism

Hoping to turn around their image as a drug- and violence-filled country, Mexico has launched an ad campaign to highlight the country’s assets, as it tries to increase tourism as the summer months quickly approach. continue reading »

Mexico’s Press Now Listed as “Not Free” in World Press Report

As the drug war rages on in Mexico, the country’s press is becoming more and more stifled. While HS News’ acquaintance behind the Narco Blog is still publishing the often-gruesome photos of the near-constant violence in Mexico continue reading »

Listen to “El Alcalde Bronco” The “Corrido” for the Mayor of García, Nuevo Leon (VIDEO)

Mayor Jaime Rodríguez Calderón has survived two drug cartel assassination attempts while in office. Now as a recognition of sorts, he’s gotten his own "corrido." continue reading »

NARCO BLOG Armed Men Attack Family in Nayarit

A family was attacked by armed men last Thursday night at the community of Pantanal, in the Xalisco municipality of Nayarit. continue reading »

Organizers Looking to Change Violent Juarez Image with 400,000-capacity Concert

Organizers are looking to build a concert stage spanning the Rio Grande in the hopes of having the first-ever binational event at the site. continue reading »

Security Industry Booming in Mexico, Latin America

An interesting, yet not surprising industry in Mexico is doing very well not despite the violence, but as a result of it. No, it’s not the drug trade, but the security garment industry. continue reading »

Curfew to Minors in Acuña, Cohahuila

The Public Safety Direction, has implemented a curfew during the school break period, effectively barring teenagers to be outdoors or in public places during the evening and late night hours. continue reading »