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Teachers in Mexico Protest Educational Reforms

Teachers in Mexico Protest Educational Reforms

Some 8,000 teachers marched through the streets of this capital on Thursday to protest the educational reforms promulgated in February. Starting very early in the morning, continue reading »

Police Foil Plot to Assassinate Mexican Lawmakers

Police Foil Plot to Assassinate Mexican Lawmakers

Several people were arrested here Thursday on suspicion they planned to kill two leftist legislators, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco Publishes Their Story in “Dying for the Truth”

Blog del Narco Publishes Their Story in “Dying for the Truth”

On March 2, 2010 Blog del Narco decide to begin reporting what was really happening in their beloved Mexico. The drug war was raging in the country causing terrible instability. The authorities and traditional media wanted to believe that nothing was happening while things were in crisis. continue reading »

U.S. Senate to Look Into Rights of Mexicans on Death Row

U.S. Senate to Look Into Rights of Mexicans on Death Row

The Senate has asked the Foreign Relations Secretariat for a report on the number of Mexicans on death row in the United States and efforts being made to provide them with legal assistance. continue reading »

7 Members of Cuban National Ballet Defect During International Tour

7 Members of Cuban National Ballet Defect During International Tour

Seven members of the Cuban National Ballet defected during a recent tour in Mexico and all but one have crossed the border into the United States, a Miami-based news Web site reported. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Five Members of One Family Killed in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: Five Members of One Family Killed in Sinaloa

The victims include two women and three men who received multiple gunshot wounds in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. - At least five people have been reported as shot by the ministerial authorities in the community of The Chapalota, in the town of Mazatlan. continue reading »

Peace Activist Javier Sicilia Wants Bicentennial Monument Dedicated to Victims of Violence

Peace Activist Javier Sicilia Wants Bicentennial Monument Dedicated to Victims of Violence

An online campaign launched by human rights activists seeks to turn Mexico's Bicentennial Monument into a memorial to victims of violence, organizers said. continue reading »

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 »