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Mexico City Catholic Church Collecting Guns to Help Reduce Violence

Mexico City Catholic Church Collecting Guns to Help Reduce Violence

In the first five months of 2013, Mexico City authorities , have collected nearly 5,500 firearms. Though the number is small in comparison to the weapons that are illegally on the streets of Mexico City, it is in fact more weapons (5,433) that have been collected in the four previous years. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Free 275, Including Children Forced to Live & Work Inside Tomoato Packing Plant

Mexican Authorities Free 275, Including Children Forced to Live & Work Inside Tomoato Packing Plant

Police freed 275 people who were being forced to work at a tomato farm in San Gabriel, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Detain 6 Suspects for Deaths of 13 Women

Mexican Police Detain 6 Suspects for Deaths of 13 Women

Six gang members were arrested in connection with the murders of 13 women between 2009 and 2011 in northern Mexico, the Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Can a Cat Run for Office in Mexico? Meet Candigato Morris

Can a Cat Run for Office in Mexico? Meet Candigato Morris

If social media determined political races, a cat would likely be the next mayor of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Frustrated with the lack of what they considered suitable candidates, two Xalapa residents known only as Sergio and Daniel created a candidate of their own - Candigato Morris, continue reading »

Cuba Tourism Industry to Promote Offerings in Mexico

Cuba Tourism Industry to Promote Offerings in Mexico

Cuban tourism industry representatives plan a June 16-23 swing through several Mexican cities to promote the "Autentica Cuba" campaign, the Tourism Ministry said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 10 & 11 Year olds  Hold Families Hostage in Veracruz

Blog del Narco: 10 & 11 Year olds Hold Families Hostage in Veracruz

Two minors held several families terrified and threatened to kidnap them if they did not deliver 30 thousand pesos($2300) in cash. The city police director, Rosendo Mendez Córdoba, reported that 10 and 11 years old boys, used the landline of their grandparents house, to make extortion calls. continue reading »

President Enrique Peña Nieto Signs Telecom Reform Measure in Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto Signs Telecom Reform Measure in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has signed a constitutional reform measure aimed at promoting competition in the telecommunications industry and strengthening freedom of expression and other rights. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Authorities Find Heads of Missing Mexico State Police in Cooler

Blog del Narco: Authorities Find Heads of Missing Mexico State Police in Cooler

Police found the heads of an active duty officer and a former law enforcement agent in a cooler Tuesday near Ahome, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, officials said. continue reading »

Primary through High School Education Now Mandatory in Mexico

Primary through High School Education Now Mandatory in Mexico

All pre-university education is now compulsory in Mexico, the government said. continue reading »

Protester Arrests Mar 42nd Anniversary of Mexico City Student Massacre

Protester Arrests Mar 42nd Anniversary of Mexico City Student Massacre

Twenty-two people were arrested for attacking police during a demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of a student massacre in Mexico City, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Gunmen attack in Gym and kill 4-Including “Mr. East”

Blog del Narco: Gunmen attack in Gym and kill 4-Including “Mr. East”

Castañeda Ariel Velázquez, who once won the title of Mr. East was one of those killed in a gym in the Colonia Morelos, reports the newspaper El Universal. Castañeda Velázquez was imprisoned in the Northern Prison on charges of vehicle theft along with his brother, continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartel Members Flee as Drug Run Goes Bad (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: Cartel Members Flee as Drug Run Goes Bad (VIDEO)

U.S. Officials monitor a drug run gone bad in Mexico. The drug runners are transporting several bales of drugs in rafts across a river while under hot pursuit of the authorities. continue reading »

Immigration Activist to be Deported after Returning from Mother’s Funeral in Mexico

Immigration Activist to be Deported after Returning from Mother’s Funeral in Mexico

An undocumented Colorado activist will be deported to Mexico after attending her mother's funeral there and then attempting to return to the United States, according to the community organization Rights for All People. continue reading »

Mexican Prison Outbreak in Guerrero Leaves 2 Guards Dead

Mexican Prison Outbreak in Guerrero Leaves 2 Guards Dead

Two guards were killed by gunmen who assisted nine inmates in escaping from a prison in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero over the weekend, officials said. continue reading »

One Direction Brings “Take Me Home Tour” to Mexico City

One Direction Brings “Take Me Home Tour” to Mexico City

Anglo-Irish band One Direction is performing this weekend in Mexico City, where female fans have been camped out at the group's hotel for days, media reports said. continue reading »