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Alsea Acquires Master Franchise for Burger King in Mexico

Alsea Acquires Master Franchise for Burger King in Mexico

Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said it acquired the master franchise for Burger King brand fast-food eateries in Mexico. "Pursuant to the Joint Venture Agreement reached between Alsea and Burger King Worldwide, Inc. ("BKW"), the BKW subsidiary in Mexico was merged into Operadora de Franquicias Alsea S.A. de C.V. ("OFA"), an Alsea subsidiary, which will become the merged company and the operator of 204 BURGER KING restaurants in Mexico," the company said in a statement. continue reading »

Mexican Family of 5 Killed in Sinaloa

Mexican Family of 5 Killed in Sinaloa

At least five people, all members of the same family, were gunned down outside the Mexican Pacific port city of Mazatlan, police and prosecutors said. continue reading »

Mexico’s 1st Division Soccer Clubs Launch Campaign Against Obesity

Mexico’s 1st Division Soccer Clubs Launch Campaign Against Obesity

Mexico's first division soccer clubs will be kicking orange-colored balls around the field starting next weekend as a reminder of the nation's fight against obesity. The Liga Mx soccer league, the federal health depart continue reading »

Mexico’s Economy Expected to Grow 4 Percent in 2014

Mexico’s Economy Expected to Grow 4 Percent in 2014

The government is maintaining its forecast for 4 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2014, based on the assumption that tax reforms are not implemented in Mexico, the Finance Secretariat said in a report to Congress. continue reading »

Tequila Gran Dovejo Awarded Best in Class for ‘2013 Spirits of the Americas”

Tequila Gran Dovejo Awarded Best in Class for ‘2013 Spirits of the Americas”

The Gran Dovejo tequila has been awarded two ‘Best in Class’ recognitions at the 2013 Spirits of Americas Awards. The distillers third tequila type Gran Dovejo Añejo was also recognized taking home a Gold Medal in its respective category. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Nine Dismembered Bodies in SUV Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Blog del Narco: Nine Dismembered Bodies in SUV Found in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Nine bodies, the majority of them dismembered, were found inside an SUV with Texas tags in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state officials said. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican Narcos Coming Here to Live & Work While Running U.S. Drug Operations

STUDY:  Mexican Narcos Coming Here to Live & Work While Running U.S. Drug Operations

According to a new study out by Associated Press (AP) Mexican drug cartels are sending trusted lieutenants into the U.S. to run their stateside operations. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  Attacks on Local Guadalajara Bars Leaves 4 Dead and 17 Wounded

Blog del Narco:  Attacks on Local Guadalajara Bars Leaves 4 Dead and 17 Wounded

Four people, including a U.S. citizen, were killed and 17 others wounded in attacks staged by gunmen on two bars in Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, state officials said Monday. continue reading »

National Program to Fight Hunger in Mexico Launches Today

National Program to Fight Hunger in Mexico Launches Today

The Mexican government under the leadership of President Enrique Peña Nieto launched a national program to combat hunger in the country. The program, The National Crusade Against Hunger, will received over $23 billion funding to combat hunger of which one in every four Mexican suffers with. continue reading »

Monthly Remittances to Mexico $1.58 Billion - 11% Drop

Monthly Remittances to Mexico $1.58 Billion - 11% Drop

Mexico received $1.58 billion in remittances in February, 11.1 percent below the amount recorded in the same month of 2012, the country's central bank said Monday. continue reading »

Raramuri Indians Pray for Expulsion of Narcos in Mexico

Raramuri Indians Pray for Expulsion of Narcos in Mexico

The Raramuri Indians are using Holy Week to pray for the expulsion of drug traffickers from their lands in northern Mexico's Chihuahua state. continue reading »

Paulina Rubio Puts Divorce Behind Her, Focuses On Work

Paulina Rubio Puts Divorce Behind Her, Focuses On Work

Mexican songstress Paulina Rubio decided to immerse herself in her work to forget all the troubles of her controversial divorce from Spanish businessman Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo-Najera. continue reading »

“El Chapo” Is Top Meth Trafficker in Asia-Mexico-U.S. Triangle

“El Chapo” Is Top Meth Trafficker in Asia-Mexico-U.S. Triangle

Notorious Mexican narcotics trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman is the main methamphetamine smuggler in the Asia-Pacific-Mexico-United States triangle; controls 80 percent of the U.S. drug market; and rakes in an estimated $3 billion in annual revenue, according to a new study. continue reading »

7 Gunned Down in Northern Mexico

7 Gunned Down in Northern Mexico

Seven people were fatally shot early Friday at a bar in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said. The rifle-toting assailant entered the Mogavi bar in the wee hours and began shooting indiscriminately, a source in the Chihuahua police department told Efe. continue reading »

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation of Deaths by Mexican Army

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation of Deaths by Mexican Army

Amnesty International is calling for a "complete and impartial" investigation into the shooting deaths in northern Mexico of two young people who perished earlier this month at the hands of army troops. continue reading »