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Liga MX: America, Atlas, Tigres Lead at 16 Weeks

Liga MX: America, Atlas, Tigres Lead at 16 Weeks

America, Tigres and Atlas are clustered together atop the Liga MX 16 weeks into the Clausura season, while Queretaro - despite winning its weekend match - has been relegated. continue reading »

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

Some of the firearms used in the killings of thousands of people in Mexico have gained new uses in the hands of artist Pedro Reyes, who is turning these instruments of death into musical instruments that raise awareness of peace. "The idea is to transform an agent of death into an agent of life continue reading »

Bloody Prison Riot Leaves 12 Dead and 50 Injured

Bloody Prison Riot Leaves 12 Dead and 50 Injured

State police said they had re-established control in an cell block of La Pila prison in the state capital of San Luis Potosi after a fight broke out between prisoners, according to a posting on the security ministry's official social media page. continue reading »

“Iron Man 3”  Opens in Mexico (VIDEO) to Debut in US May 3

“Iron Man 3”  Opens in Mexico (VIDEO) to Debut in US May 3

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. continue reading »

10 Members of Banda Group La Reyna de Monterrey Killed in Road Accident, 5 Others Injured

10 Members of Banda Group La Reyna de Monterrey Killed in Road Accident, 5 Others Injured

An early morning traffic accident, occurring on the highway connecting Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey, Mexico has left 10 members of the musical banda group La Reyna de Monterrey dead and 5 other injured. continue reading »

500-Year Old Petroglyphs Found in Vera Cruz’ Huasteca Region

500-Year Old Petroglyphs Found in Vera Cruz’ Huasteca Region

Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) is researching what are believed to be 500-year-old petroglyphs, discovered by a farmer in Alamo-Temapache in the state of Vera Cruz. continue reading »

80% of Rapes in Mexico Go Unpunished

80% of Rapes in Mexico Go Unpunished

With more than 14, 000 reported rapes in Mexico last year, a whopping 80 percent remain unpunished. These statistics do not take into account the fantastic number of cases that go unreported. The Commission on Gender Equality and Chamber of Deputies legislative body reported these statistics today with disdain. There are several high profile cases involving foreign women, such as the Spanish in Acapulco, and there are even more reportedly committed by members of police forces. continue reading »

Six Killed Near Mexican Resort City of Acapulco

Six Killed Near Mexican Resort City of Acapulco

Six people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting near the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

MEXICO: Children’s Bulletproof Vests and Backpacks Now Available

MEXICO: Children’s Bulletproof Vests and Backpacks Now Available

Bulletproof vests and backpacks for children will be sold beginning this week in Mexico, where drug-related violence has claimed tens of thousands of lives over the past six years. continue reading »

Missing Young Mexican Photojournalist Found Dismembered in Saltillo, Mexico

Missing Young Mexican Photojournalist Found Dismembered in Saltillo, Mexico

The mutilated body of Daniel Alejandro Martinez, a photographer for Mexico's La Vanguardia newspaper, was found along with that of another young man in the northern city of Saltillo, the daily reported Thursday. continue reading »

Thousands of Teachers Destroy Government Offices After Politicians Pass Education Reform in MX

Thousands of Teachers Destroy Government Offices After Politicians Pass Education Reform in MX

Teachers in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero and activists from various organizations on Wednesday destroyed the offices of several political parties in the state capital of Chilpancingo, where changes to the state education law were approved by lawmakers earlier in the week. continue reading »

“Queen of the Pacific” Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

“Queen of the Pacific” Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

Femme fatale and female narco honcho, Sandra Avila Beltran, has pled guilty to drug charges. Now facing up to 15 year in U.S. prison, the "Queen of the Pacific" continue reading »

Spanish Hotel Chain to Renovate Mexican Property for $45 Million

Spanish Hotel Chain to Renovate Mexican Property for $45 Million

Spain's Barcelo Hotels & Resorts said Wednesday it planned to spend more than 34.6 million euros (about $45 million) on renovations at a luxury resort complex in Mexico's Riviera Maya. continue reading »

Canadian Food Truck Will Promote Country in Mexico City

Canadian Food Truck Will Promote Country in Mexico City

Though lacking a definitive cuisine, the Canadian government is sending a taxpayer-funded food truck to Mexico to promote the country. A statement from the government stated the food truck, continue reading »

Mexico’s ‘Traveling Mummies’ Finally Return Home to Guanajuanto Under Tight Security

Mexico’s ‘Traveling Mummies’ Finally Return Home to Guanajuanto Under Tight Security

In Mexico news, 36 mummies stolen mummies dubbed the "traveling mummies'" have safely made their return to their home in Guanajuato, in central Mexico. The mummies failed to be returned by a businessman paid to exhibit them in U.S. mueums continue reading »