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Shootings in Southern Mexico Leave 6 Dead

Shootings in Southern Mexico Leave 6 Dead

Six people were killed in separate shootings this weekend in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said. Two students were gunned down by police officers, three other people were killed by gunmen and the body of another individual was found near the scene of the first incident, Guerrero Attorney General Iñaki Blanco Cabrera said. continue reading »

Drug Lord Shares Photos with Mexican Mayor

Drug Lord Shares Photos with Mexican Mayor

Servando Gomez Martinez, Mexico's most-wanted drug trafficker, has released photos of himself meeting with yet another mayor in the western state of Michoacan, media reports said. continue reading »

Former Leader of Mexico’s 1968 Student Protests Dies, Age 73

Former Leader of Mexico’s 1968 Student Protests Dies, Age 73

Mexican activist Raul Alvarez Garin, one of the leaders of the country's 1968 student uprising, has died of cancer, the '68 Pro-Democratic Liberties Committee said Saturday. He was 73. continue reading »

8 Soldiers Taken Into Custody Over Killings in Central Mexico

8 Soldiers Taken Into Custody Over Killings in Central Mexico

Eight soldiers have been taken into military custody over their alleged involvement in the deaths of 22 civilians on June 30, Mexico's Defense Secretariat said Friday. continue reading »

Hurricane Odile Caused Estimated $224 Million In Damages

Hurricane Odile Caused Estimated $224 Million In Damages

Hurricane Odile caused an 3 billion pesos ($224 million) in damage when it slammed into the western state of Baja California Sur last week, Mexico's AMIS insurers association said. continue reading »

Mexico, U.S., CentAm Designing Plan to Protect Migrant Children

Mexico, U.S., CentAm Designing Plan to Protect Migrant Children

Senior justice officials from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the United States and Mexico met in Mexico City Thursday to study the creation of a plan to protect unaccompanied immigrant children, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Guadalajara International Book Fair to Honor Garcia Marquez, Paz

Guadalajara International Book Fair to Honor Garcia Marquez, Paz

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mexico's Octavio Paz will be honored at the 28th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, or FIL, Latin America's most important such event, fair president Raul Padilla Lopez announced. continue reading »

Mexico Will Take Part in U.N. Peacekeeping Missions, Says EPN

Mexico Will Take Part in U.N. Peacekeeping Missions, Says EPN

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in a speech Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly meeting that his country will make the "historic step" of resuming its participation in U.N. peacekeeping missions. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Confirm Charred Body is Kidnapped Congressman

Mexican Authorities Confirm Charred Body is Kidnapped Congressman

Authorities in the western Mexican states of Jalisco and Zacatecas said forensic tests show that two completely charred bodies found this week in an SUV are those of a kidnapped congressman and one of his assistants. continue reading »

Microsoft to Offer Programming Courses to 1 Million Young People in Latin America

Microsoft to Offer Programming Courses to 1 Million Young People in Latin America

Microsoft has launched its "I Can Program" initiative to teach computer programming to more than 1 million young people in Latin America via an "easy and fun" approach. continue reading »

Mexico Ratifies Kyoto Accord Amendment

Mexico Ratifies Kyoto Accord Amendment

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that his country delivered Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly its ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol for the prevention of greenhouse gases. continue reading »

Burnt Body of Kidnapped Congressman Found in Mexico

Burnt Body of Kidnapped Congressman Found in Mexico

The burned body of a kidnapped congressman was found Tuesday inside his SUV on the border between the western Mexican states of Zacatecas and Jalisco, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged from Last Year at 5.18%

Mexico’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged from Last Year at 5.18%

Mexico's unemployment rate was 5.18 percent in August, basically unchanged from the 5.17 percent level registered in August 2013, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Xochimilco Tourist Site to Become Eco-Friendly

Mexico’s Xochimilco Tourist Site to Become Eco-Friendly

Mexico City's government plans to provide the tourist zone of the Xochimilco canals with environmentally friendly boats and barges and to gradually substitute the usual wooden ones, which have very high maintenance costs, officials said. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Mexico on Your 204th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Mexico on Your 204th Year of Independence

Today, all of Mexico is celebrating and rejoicing its 204-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, destroyed the Azteca empire while enslaving native populations and decimated indigenous tribes as they were being converted to Catholicism. The fight for independence started in 1810 and lasted for 21 years as Mexican’s fought Spain led by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and many other heroes of the revolution. continue reading »