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Blog del Narco: Guatemala Claims 54 Cartels Working There Los Zetas Largest

Blog del Narco: Guatemala Claims 54 Cartels Working There Los Zetas Largest

At least 54 organized crime groups have been detected as working in Guatemala, among which were Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. According to Guatemala’s interior minister, Mauricio Lopez, he has presented a map to President Otto Perez continue reading »

Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Gov. of Tabasco, MX, $152 Million Missing

Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Gov. of Tabasco, MX, $152 Million Missing

A judge in the Mexican state of Tabasco issued two arrest warrants for former Gov. Andres Granier on money laundering and fraud charges, the federal Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Slight Uptick in Mexico’s Unemployment Rate - Now at 4.93%

Slight Uptick in Mexico’s Unemployment Rate - Now at 4.93%

The unemployment rate in Mexico was 4.93 percent last month, up slightly from the 4.83 percent rate registered in May 2012, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Monday. continue reading »

FINALLY: Arrests Made in Disappearance of 12 Young People in Mexico City

FINALLY: Arrests Made in Disappearance of 12 Young People in Mexico City

Three people, including a suspected gang leader, were arrested in connection with the disappearance last month of 12 young people from a Mexico City bar, Federal District Attorney Rodolfo Rios said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Monterrey Students Extort Fellow Students – Cartel Members in Training

Blog del Narco: Monterrey Students Extort Fellow Students – Cartel Members in Training

Drug Cartel practices have hit basic education schools in Nuevo Leon. Teachers and psychologists report cases of students being charged a "flat charge" by their peers, to attend class. The fellow students claim to carry weapons and be part of local cartels. continue reading »

MEXICO: Gov’t to Invest $2.9 B into Road Modernizations

MEXICO: Gov’t to Invest $2.9 B into Road Modernizations

Mexico's government plans an investment of 38 billion pesos ($2.9 billion) to modernize roads this year, the general director of highways, Hector Arvizu, of the Communications and Transport Secretariat, said. continue reading »

Grandson of Cantinflas Found Hanging in Mexico City Hotel

Grandson of Cantinflas Found Hanging in Mexico City Hotel

A grandson of Mexican actor Mario Moreno - "Cantinflas" - who has had drug addiction problems for years was found dead Monday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 23 Year Old Post Suicide on Facebook, Police Investigate if Murder in Sonora

Blog del Narco: 23 Year Old Post Suicide on Facebook, Police Investigate if Murder in Sonora

Alexis Omar Balderrama Gutierrez, 23, married with a young son wrote on the wall of his Facebook account just before he killed himself. Alexis stated: "I can not go on anymore, friends, be aware I have given a lot, especially to my family. I love my son- please forgive me.” A minute later, the young man residing in the violent border town of Sonora, was found dead. continue reading »

Over 100 Hundred Cities in Veracruz Declared Emergency Areas after Tropical Storm Barry

Over 100 Hundred Cities in Veracruz Declared Emergency Areas after Tropical Storm Barry

An emergency declaration has been issued for 109 cities in Veracruz affected by Tropical Storm Barry, which killed one person, injured three others and caused extensive damage in the Gulf state last week, the Mexican Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Can Eyebrow Shaving Save Mexico’s National Soccer Team?

Can Eyebrow Shaving Save Mexico’s National Soccer Team?

In a interesting sign of unity, the players of the Mexican national soccer team decided to alter their appearance just slightly. Ahead of an exhibition match against Nigeria in May, three players continue reading »

Mexico’s Gendarmerie to Have 5,000 Members

Mexico’s Gendarmerie to Have 5,000 Members

Mexico's new National Gendarmerie will have 5,000 members, who will receive military and police training to help the states deal with public safety problems, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. continue reading »

FBI Kept File on Mexican Author Carlos Fuentes, Labeled a Subversive

FBI Kept File on Mexican Author Carlos Fuentes, Labeled a Subversive

The FBI has just released documents under the Freedom of Information Act showing Mexican author Carlos Fuentes was a target of investigation for over two decades by U.S. authorities. continue reading »

Vigilantes Take Mexico’s Safety Into Their Own Hands

Vigilantes Take Mexico’s Safety Into Their Own Hands

A vigilante group in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Friday blocked the highway between the Mexican port of Acapulco and Zihuatanejo to demand that the federal government enact measures to restore safety to the region. continue reading »

Migrants Crossing Through Mexico to Be Eligible for Health Care

Migrants Crossing Through Mexico to Be Eligible for Health Care

Mexico promised to offer medical care to migrants crossing its territory at a meeting in which that country, Central America, Colombia and the Dominican Republic worked on an integration plan that goes well beyond economic accords. continue reading »

Family of “Mexican Einstein” Looks For Assistance to Pay for Harvard

Family of “Mexican Einstein” Looks For Assistance to Pay for Harvard

The family of child prodigy Luis Roberto Ramirez Alvarez is seeking financial help so the boy can have his dream of studying quantum physics at Harvard University come true. continue reading »