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2 Mexican Moviemakers Receive Heineken/Tribeca Grants

2 Mexican Moviemakers Receive Heineken/Tribeca Grants

Mexicans Yolanda Cruz and Rodrigo Reyes are the recipients of the 2014 Heineken VOCES Grant, presented by the Dutch brewer in conjunction with New York's Tribeca Film Institute. continue reading »

Construction Accident Kills 4 in Northern Mexico

Construction Accident Kills 4 in Northern Mexico

Four laborers working on the remodeling of a restaurant in northern Mexico were killed when the marquee over the entrance crashed down on them, authorities said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

Blog del Narco: Tortured Body Found in Suitcase in Monterrey

A man with his mouth taped was found dead inside a suitcase in the northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. The incident was reported around 10:40pm last night. On M. Hernández Pablo Street, between Railroad Street and Alberto Garduñ continue reading »

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Hailstorm Forces Thousands to be Stranded On Highway in Mexico

Thousands of vehicles were stranded for more than 12 hours overnight on a highway west of Mexico City when a hailstorm hit the mountain area that divides the capital from the Valley of Toluca, federal officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Gunmen Attack Train in Mexico, Killing 3 Migrants

Four migrants were killed and three others wounded when gunmen attacked a train in southeastern Mexico, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Thursday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Two Michoacan Mayors Arrested for Working with Drug Cartel

Blog del Narco: Two Michoacan Mayors Arrested for Working with Drug Cartel

Federal Authorities have reported that Uriel Mendoza Chavez, mayor of Apatzingán, and Noah Octavio Aburto Inclan, mayor of Tacámbaro have been arrested for extortion. Chavez is accused of extortion, and allegedly of demanding monthly payments from several aldermen in support of the Knights Templar Drug Carte continue reading »

Mexican Foreign Reserves Rise to $183.62 Billion

Mexican Foreign Reserves Rise to $183.62 Billion

Mexico's foreign reserves rose by $304 million last week to $183.62 billion, the Bank of Mexico said. Gold and foreign currency reserves grew in the week ending April 11 mainly due to an increase in the value of the central bank's assets. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Dangerous Cartel Members Walk Michoacan Freely

Blog del Narco: Dangerous Cartel Members Walk Michoacan Freely

The cartel hit man known as Broly Banderas continues to walk around Michoacán without a care in the world. Undoubtedly one of the most famous hit men due to his face book and other social media exposure, Brody is well known to all. continue reading »

Mexican Vigilantes Strike Deal with Government

Mexican Vigilantes Strike Deal with Government

The leaders of the community self-defense groups in 20 cities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have reached an agreement with federal officials to begin demobilizing, officials said. continue reading »

Separate Shootouts throughout Veracruz Leaves 4 People Dead

Separate Shootouts throughout Veracruz Leaves 4 People Dead

At least four suspected criminals died in separate shootouts with police in the port city of Veracruz, Mexican officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Knights Templar Leader Claims to Operate Under Code of Honor but Little Proof

Blog del Narco: Knights Templar Leader Claims to Operate Under Code of Honor but Little Proof

One minute La Tuta speaks of the Knights Templar leading with dignity and respect then he gives a contradictory interview. "If things go wrong with a person, I have to kill all the family" said "La Tuta" cynically to foreign journalist who asked continue reading »

Vigilantes Involved in Shootout with Knights Templarios Cartel Members in Mexico

Vigilantes Involved in Shootout with Knights Templarios Cartel Members in Mexico

Suspected Caballeros Templarios drug cartel gunmen engaged in a shootout with vigilantes in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, a vigilante leader said. continue reading »

Tour Bus Collides with Tractor-Trailer in Veracruz, 33 Killed

Tour Bus Collides with Tractor-Trailer in Veracruz, 33 Killed

At least 33 people were killed early Sunday when a tour bus collided with a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on the Cosamalopan-Acayucan highway in the southern part of the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said. continue reading »

Classic Horror Film to Be Re-Released in 3D by Mexican Cinema

Classic Horror Film to Be Re-Released in 3D by Mexican Cinema

Mexican cinema will make its first foray into 3D with a new version of late Mexican director Carlos Enrique Taboada's horror classic "Mas negro que la noche" (Blacker Than the Night), which is scheduled to hit theaters in September. continue reading »

Mexican Nobel Laureate Inducted Into French Legion of Honor

Mexican Nobel Laureate Inducted Into French Legion of Honor

Mexican scientist Mario Molina, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was decorated with the Knight medal of the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Hollande in recognition of his services to humanity. continue reading »