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Northern Mexican State Bans Bullfighting

Northern Mexican State Bans Bullfighting

Sonora this week became the first Mexican state to ban bullfighting, passing a law against cruelty to animals, which, however, does not include the very popular spectacle of cockfighting, local legislative officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Human Rights Group Concerned by Violent Deaths in Mexican Prison

Human Rights Group Concerned by Violent Deaths in Mexican Prison

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its concern over the violent death of at least 13 persons at the Center for Social Re-adaptation for Adults (CERESO) No. 1 of the city San Luis Potosí, capital of the State of the same name, in Mexico. continue reading »

$61 Billion in Remittances Flows to Latin America

$61 Billion in Remittances Flows to Latin America

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) showed a slight increase in 2012 with respect to the previous year, according to the latest report on remittances by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. continue reading »

Anheuser-Busch InBev Present Offer for 50% Stake in Mexico’s Grupo Modelo

Anheuser-Busch InBev Present Offer for 50% Stake in Mexico’s Grupo Modelo

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a tender offer for the 50 percent stake it does not already own in Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo. In a filing with the Mexican stock exchange, Grupo Modelo continue reading »

DEA: Mexican Cartels Working in the U.S. Pose Threat to Public Safety

DEA: Mexican Cartels Working in the U.S. Pose Threat to Public Safety

The Mexican cartels that are the principal source of illicit drugs coming into the United States have managed to extend their tentacles to the U.S. heartland, where they represent a significant threat to public safety, a senior Drug Enforcement Administration agent told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Journalists Remain Targets of Violence in Mexico

Journalists Remain Targets of Violence in Mexico

Aggression against the news media in Mexico rose 20 percent in the first three months of this year compared with the same period in 2012, the watchdog group Article 19 said Friday. continue reading »

Honda Announces Plans to Build Plant in Mexico

Honda Announces Plans to Build Plant in Mexico

The Mexican unit of Japanese auto giant the Honda Motor Co. annonced plans to invest $470 million in the construction of a transmission plant in Celaya, in the central state of Guanajuato. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Journalist Escapes Unharmed After Execution Attempt in Colombia

Blog del Narco: Journalist Escapes Unharmed After Execution Attempt in Colombia

A prominent Colombian investigative journalist emerged unhurt after two gunmen fired shots at his car, the editor of newsweekly Semana said Thursday. Ricardo Calderon "emerged completely unhurt, thanks to the fact that he managed to throw himself, in the middle of the night, to the side of the highway, continue reading »

Obama, Peña Nieto Reaffirm Cooperation in Reducing Violence in Mexico

Obama, Peña Nieto Reaffirm Cooperation in Reducing Violence in Mexico

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he supports the Mexican government's efforts to reduce violence in this country and emphasized that the bilateral relationship is "dynamic." continue reading »

March Sees 15% Drop in Remittances to Mexico

March Sees 15% Drop in Remittances to Mexico

Remittances sent by Mexicans living abroad fell 14.7 percent to $1.78 billion in March, compared to the same month in 2012, the Bank of Mexico said Thursday. continue reading »

Radio, Television Announcer Missing in Northern Mexico

Radio, Television Announcer Missing in Northern Mexico

A radio and television announcer in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila is missing, state officials said. Jose Gerardo Padilla Blanquet disappeared Tuesday in Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila, state security spokesman Jesus Carranza told Efe. continue reading »

14 Masked Students End Protest in Presidents Office at University After 12 Days

14 Masked Students End Protest in Presidents Office at University After 12 Days

The 14 masked individuals who occupied the office of the president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, for 12 days to protest the expulsion of five students and demand changes at the institution abandoned the building on Wednesday. The demonstrators, who never identified themselves, accepted an offer Tuesday night from UNAM officials to have talks on May 9. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Official Confirmation El Chapo’s Father in-Law in Custody

Blog del Narco: Official Confirmation El Chapo’s Father in-Law in Custody

The Mexican government confirmed that Ines Coronel Barreras, the father-in-law of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, was arrested in an operation with no shots fired. The 45-year-old Coronel Barreras was captured at 7:00 a.m. continue reading »

Mexican Official’s Daughter Upset Over Seating, Has Restaurant Closed

Mexican Official’s Daughter Upset Over Seating, Has Restaurant Closed

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has ordered an investigation after the daughter of a Mexican official became so enraged about seating at a restaurant she used her father's pull to have it closed down. continue reading »

MEXICO: Plane Crash in Zacatecas Kills 6

MEXICO: Plane Crash in Zacatecas Kills 6

Six people who were traveling in a small plane belonging to the Mexican Attorney General's Office died Tuesday when it crashed in the northern state of Zacatecas, authorities told Efe. continue reading »