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January 2014 Archives

Truck Hits Pedestrian Bridge Killing 4 in Brazil

Truck Hits Pedestrian Bridge Killing 4 in Brazil

At least four people were killed and four others injured when a truck hit a pedestrian bridge Tuesday on a major highway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the fire department said. continue reading »

Mexico Officially Endorse Vigilante Groups Fighting Ruthless Narcos

Mexico Officially Endorse Vigilante Groups Fighting Ruthless Narcos

The Mexican government has signed an agreement with the vigilante groups that spread across the western state of Michoacan to fight drug traffickers, opening the way for the organizations to gain legal status. continue reading »

Mexican Government Launches Anti-Kidnapping Initiatives

Mexican Government Launches Anti-Kidnapping Initiatives

The government said in a document published Tuesday in the Official Daily of the Federation that it created a new National Strategy against Kidnapping that includes the formation of an agency to coordinate efforts to fight this crime. continue reading »

California Medical Pot Dispensary Owner Arrested for Selling Meth

California Medical Pot Dispensary Owner Arrested for Selling Meth

Clearly Adam Vega of California was not satisfied with the revenue model of running a legal pot dispensary. Vega, 30, was arrested by federal authorities on charges he illegally trafficked in meth and marijuana along with three other co-conspirators. continue reading »

65 Police Murdered in Honduras So Far in 2013

65 Police Murdered in Honduras So Far in 2013

Sixty-five police officers were slain in Honduras in 2013, National Police Director Ramon Sabillon said Tuesday. continue reading »

Everything You Need To Know About What President Obama’s Doing To The Minimum Wage

Everything You Need To Know About What President Obama’s Doing To The Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is going to rise for over 500,000 American workers whether Congress likes it or not. In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama will announce a unilateral executive action to raise the minimum hourly pay that companies that receive federal continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartel Boss “The Uncle” Captured Hiding in Closet with Minor

Blog del Narco: Cartel Boss “The Uncle” Captured Hiding in Closet with Minor

Dionisio Loya Plancarte, “The Uncle”, second in the structure of the drug cartel- The Knights Templar, was arrested in Morelia, Michoacán, along with a minor where he was hiding in a closet, the executive secretary of the National Public Security System, continue reading »

Peru Leading the Way in the Plastic Waste Social Movement

Peru Leading the Way in the Plastic Waste Social Movement

Plastic trash on a beach is a nuisance to many. To David Katz, it could be a revolution. continue reading »

Tigres del Norte’s ‘Contrabando y Traicion’ Song Inspires Narco Telenovela

Tigres del Norte’s ‘Contrabando y Traicion’ Song Inspires Narco Telenovela

After becoming a total icon of popular Mexican culture thanks to a song by Los Tigres del Norte, Camelia la Tejana is now on TV screens in a telenovela that recounts the life of that vengeful drug trafficker. continue reading »

STUDY: Mexico’s Olmec Civilization More Expansive than Previously Thought

STUDY: Mexico’s Olmec Civilization More Expansive than Previously Thought

A recent study and publication by Mexico’s Museum of National Anthropology (INAH) indicates the Olmec civilization was territorially more expansive than previously thought. continue reading »

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Detained Decreases by 23 Percent

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Detained Decreases by 23 Percent

The number of undocumented immigrants arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dropped 23 percent nationwide between Sept. 30, 2012, and August 2013, though it increased in a half-dozen cities, according to Homeland Security figures. continue reading »

BLOG DEL NARCO: Leader in Knights Templar Dionico Loya Plancarte Apprehended

BLOG DEL NARCO: Leader in Knights Templar Dionico Loya Plancarte Apprehended

A top leader of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel was apprehended Monday amid a federal anti-crime offensive in the western state of Michoacan, Mexico's No. 2 official said. continue reading »

Immigration Activists Fasting for Reform Taking Show on the Road

Immigration Activists Fasting for Reform Taking Show on the Road

The activists who went without food for a month to demand that Congress act on immigration reform, announced Monday that they are taking the Fast for Families protest on the road. continue reading »

Mexico’s Trade Deficit Surges to $1 BN in 2013

Mexico’s Trade Deficit Surges to $1 BN in 2013

Mexico posted a trade deficit of $1 billion in 2013, well above the deficit of $46 million registered in the prior year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Monday. continue reading »

Beloved Mexican Poet Jose Emilio Pacheco Dies at 74 After Falling

Beloved Mexican Poet Jose Emilio Pacheco Dies at 74 After Falling

Mexican novelist and poet Jose Emilio Pacheco, who won the Cervantes Prize, died over the weekend, his daughter, his family said. He was 74. continue reading »