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Blog del Narco: Villagers Hold 40 Soldiers in Michoacán Calling for the Release of 17 Men (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: Villagers Hold 40 Soldiers in Michoacán Calling for the Release of 17 Men (VIDEO)

Michoacán media has disclosed that inhabitants of Felipe Carrillo Puerto 'The Shawl', in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlan, have detained a group of 40 soldiers as a means of pressure to demand the release of 17 members of the 'community watch' continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 17 Members of Vigilante Group Acting as Community Police

Mexican Authorities Arrest 17 Members of Vigilante Group Acting as Community Police

Army troops detained 17 members of an armed group that claimed to be a "community police force" in Michoacan acting as members of a community police force. continue reading »

Gun Violence in Mexico Claims More Innocent Lives

Gun Violence in Mexico Claims More Innocent Lives

A minor and a man died during a series of "chases and confrontations between armed civilians" in Reynosa, a border city in northern Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police Commander Killed in Michoacán

Blog del Narco: Police Commander Killed in Michoacán

Salvador González Magaña, director of Public Safety Tarímbaro Township, was killed Monday afternoon in the metropolitan area of Morelia, were he was assigned to serve and protect. This was confirmed by Páramo Benjamin Garcia, the mayor of the town, who said by telephone that the body was located in the town of Cuitzillo El Grande. continue reading »

“Tanta Agua”  Wins Miami Film Fest’s Grand Jury Prize

“Tanta Agua”  Wins Miami Film Fest’s Grand Jury Prize

The film "Tanta agua" (So Much Water) by Uruguayans Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge won big at the Miami International Film Festival, or MIFF, which this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary and has become one of the most continue reading »

Mexico’s Zocalo Newspapers to Stop Reporting Crime News in Order to Assure Safety of Journalists

Mexico’s Zocalo Newspapers to Stop Reporting Crime News in Order to Assure Safety of Journalists

The Zocalo newspaper group, which publishes dailies in northern Mexico, said that commencing Monday it would stop reporting on organized crime because "there are no guarantees or security for the full exercise of journalism." continue reading »

Banorte Buys Spain’s Bancomer Retirement Business for $1.7 Billion

Banorte Buys Spain’s Bancomer Retirement Business for $1.7 Billion

In Latin America business news Grupo Financiero Banorte has completed the $1.7 billion acquisition for the retirement business of Spain's Bancomer continue reading »

5 Prisoners Arrive in Mexican Jail, 24-Hrs Later All Dead from Violence and Suicide

5 Prisoners Arrive in Mexican Jail, 24-Hrs Later All Dead from Violence and Suicide

Four new prisoners arrive on Saturday at Taumaulipas, Mexico prison, less than 24-hours later four of them are killed in prison fight and fifth inmate, a female, kills herself in cell. continue reading »

After 100 Days in Office Peña Nieto Vows to Change Mexico

After 100 Days in Office Peña Nieto Vows to Change Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto marked his first 100 days in office by vowing to bring wide-ranging reform and structural changes to Mexico. "Each decision made, each action taken is in response to the great goal we set on the first day - to transform Mexico," Peña Nieto told a gathering of business and political leaders at the National Palace in Mexico City. continue reading »

Mexican Priest Gets Rev. Jackson’s Backing for Immigration Reform Caravan

Mexican Priest Gets Rev. Jackson’s Backing for Immigration Reform Caravan

The Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition is backing Alejandro Solalinde, a Mexican priest known for his work with Central American migrants, and the Caravan of Hope that will travel across the United States this spring to press for immigration reform. continue reading »

Mexican Journalist, Activist Lydia Cacho Knighted in France

Mexican Journalist, Activist Lydia Cacho Knighted in France

The French government named Mexican journalist and activist Lydia Cacho a Knight of the Legion of Honor for her work on behalf of children's and women's rights, and for her contribution to freedom of expression. continue reading »

21 Mexican Assassins-for-Hire Have Been Arrested by Authorities

21 Mexican Assassins-for-Hire Have Been Arrested by Authorities

Mexican police authorities are announcing they are arrested 21 hired assassins that are implicated in numerous killings, kidnappings and other crimes. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: Ultra Light Aircraft from MX Drops 230 Pounds of Pot into U.S.

Extreme Trafficking: Ultra Light Aircraft from MX Drops 230 Pounds of Pot into U.S.

Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized 230 pounds of marijuana that was dropped by an ultra-light aircraft. continue reading »

TRAGIC: Colorado Boy Killed in Mexico by Babysitter’s Ex-Boyfriend

TRAGIC: Colorado Boy Killed in Mexico by Babysitter’s Ex-Boyfriend

A family is heartbroken after the death of a 2-year-old Colorado boy in Mexico. The boy's parents, Randy and Jen Charrette, were renting a home in Sayulita, which is continue reading »

Police in Mexico Arrest Teen Wanted in Spanish Tourists’ Rape

Police in Mexico Arrest Teen Wanted in Spanish Tourists’ Rape

Mexican authorities on Thursday arrested a minor suspected of involvement in last month's rape of six Spanish women in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco. continue reading »