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STUDY: Migrants Abused on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border

STUDY: Migrants Abused on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border

On Thursday, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights will join the Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional (Bi-national Defense and Advocacy Program, PBID), a delegation of Mexican non-governmental organizations, as they travel to Washington, D.C., to present the results of a study that illustrates the abuses experienced by migrants at the hands of authorities in the United States and in Mexico. continue reading »

TS Barry Kills 1, Injures 3 in Mexico

TS Barry Kills 1, Injures 3 in Mexico

Barry, which made landfall in Mexico as a tropical storm but has since weakened to a low-pressure system, left one dead and three injured and caused damage in at least 19 municipalities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said. continue reading »

UNESCO Names Mexico’s El Pinacate Reserve a World Heritage Site

UNESCO Names Mexico’s El Pinacate Reserve a World Heritage Site

The Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in northwestern Mexico was designated Friday as a natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 12 Suspected People Traffickers

Mexican Authorities Arrest 12 Suspected People Traffickers

Police arrested 11 Central Americans and a Mexican on people trafficking charges in Hidalgo, a state in central Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico Plans to Make it Easier for American Tourists to Visit

Mexico Plans to Make it Easier for American Tourists to Visit

Immigration procedures are being streamlined to make it easier for tourists from the United States to visit Mexico, the Mexican government said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: General-Search for El Chapo more than Responsibility, it is an Obsession

Blog del Narco: General-Search for El Chapo more than Responsibility, it is an Obsession

Federal District Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Zepeda Cienfuegos, said it is his department’s priority to search and capture all the leaders of criminal organizations, including Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Regarding the search of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, he said that it is not only an "obsession, but a responsibility." continue reading »

Judge Gunned Down in Office in Northern Mexico

Judge Gunned Down in Office in Northern Mexico

A Mexican judge in the northern state of Chihuahua was shot dead in his office by unknown assailants, authorities said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Residents in Guerrero Do Not Know if Police or Cartels Kidnapped 14

Blog del Narco: Residents in Guerrero Do Not Know if Police or Cartels Kidnapped 14

A group of about 50-armed men broke into various homes in the municipalities Heliodorus Castle and Leonardo Bravo, raided several homes and kidnapped 14 people. According to residents of Filo de Caballos, Airfield and varal port, the incident occurred the morning of Tuesday June 18, continue reading »

Spanish Director Miguel Morayta Dies in Mexico at 105

Spanish Director Miguel Morayta Dies in Mexico at 105

Spanish film director Miguel Morayta, considered one of the great figures of the golden age of Mexican filmmaking, has died in Mexico. He was 105. continue reading »

Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” Could Reach Record Size in 2013

Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone” Could Reach Record Size in 2013

The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," an area affected by low oxygen levels, could expand to a record 22,000 sq. kilometers (8,494 sq. miles) this year, well above the average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said. continue reading »

Police Investigating Poisonings at Party in Central Mexico

Police Investigating Poisonings at Party in Central Mexico

Investigators are looking into the poisonings of nine people at a pool party last weekend in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: “The Balta” Executed in Front of Family in Guanajuato

Blog del Narco: “The Balta” Executed in Front of Family in Guanajuato

Last night at the gates of his house, a man was shot to death in the Colony Villas de San Juan in the city of Guanajuato. A minute after 11 pm Police received a report of a person being wounded by gunshot in the corner of Haciendas de Leon Lighthouse and San Juan. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Barry Arrives in Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry Arrives in Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry is moving toward western Mexico after making landfall Thursday in the Gulf state of Veracruz, but no injuries have been reported, the national emergency management office said. continue reading »

10-Year-Old Mexican Prodigy to Begin Harvard This Fall

10-Year-Old Mexican Prodigy to Begin Harvard This Fall

He's only 10 years old but thanks to an IQ similar to Albert Einstein's, Luis Roberto Ramirez will begin the next school year studying applied quantum physics at Harvard University. continue reading »

Brazil Leads Confederation Cup’s Group A with 2-0 Win Over Mexico

Brazil Leads Confederation Cup’s Group A with 2-0 Win Over Mexico

Neymar playing a formidable game left Brazil virtually classified for the semifinals of the Confederations Cup, leading the side to a 2-0 win over Mexico. continue reading »