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Atlante FC and Puebla Advance to Semifinals of Copa MX Tourney

Atlante FC and Puebla Advance to Semifinals of Copa MX Tourney

Atlante and Puebla both eked out victories in penalty shootouts and will square off in the semifinals of the Copa MX tournament, while the other final-four match-up of that Mexican cup competition will pit America against Cruz Azul. continue reading »

Human Rights Abuses Against Cassez Force CNDH to File Criminal Complaint in Mexico

Human Rights Abuses Against Cassez Force CNDH to File Criminal Complaint in Mexico

Mexico's top human rights body has called for a probe into more than a score of current and former federal law-enforcement officials for alleged rights violations of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who spent seven years in prison on a kidnapping conviction before Mexico's high court ordered her released in January. continue reading »

Monarch Butterflies Occupying 59 Percent Less Area in Mexico

Monarch Butterflies Occupying 59 Percent Less Area in Mexico

The areas occupied by monarch butterflies during the 2012-2013 season at the reserve in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have been reduced by 59 percent, the National Protected Natural Areas Commission, or Conanp, said. continue reading »

Gray Whales Find Mexico Coast is Safe Place to Breed

Gray Whales Find Mexico Coast is Safe Place to Breed

Gray whales have found a safe place to breed on Mexico's coast, where programs have been implemented to try to bring the marine mammals back from the brink of extinction. continue reading »

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration is not doing enough to address abuses of the rights of migrants, Amnesty International's Mexico chapter said. continue reading »

Environmental Experts Warn Mexico of Increased Sea Turtle Mortality Rates

Environmental Experts Warn Mexico of Increased Sea Turtle Mortality Rates

International experts have warned President Enrique Peña Nieto that Mexico is experiencing high mortality rates among sea turtles off the coast of the northwestern state of Baja California Sur, the Mexican Center for Environmental Law, or CEMDA, said. continue reading »

Mexico to Launch “National Crusade Against Hunger”

Mexico to Launch “National Crusade Against Hunger”

The federal government plans to launch a new program to fight hunger next month, with the initial focus on 400 cities, Mexican Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Villagers Hold 40 Soldiers in Michoacán Calling for the Release of 17 Men (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: Villagers Hold 40 Soldiers in Michoacán Calling for the Release of 17 Men (VIDEO)

Michoacán media has disclosed that inhabitants of Felipe Carrillo Puerto 'The Shawl', in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlan, have detained a group of 40 soldiers as a means of pressure to demand the release of 17 members of the 'community watch' continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 17 Members of Vigilante Group Acting as Community Police

Mexican Authorities Arrest 17 Members of Vigilante Group Acting as Community Police

Army troops detained 17 members of an armed group that claimed to be a "community police force" in Michoacan acting as members of a community police force. continue reading »

Gun Violence in Mexico Claims More Innocent Lives

Gun Violence in Mexico Claims More Innocent Lives

A minor and a man died during a series of "chases and confrontations between armed civilians" in Reynosa, a border city in northern Mexico, officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police Commander Killed in Michoacán

Blog del Narco: Police Commander Killed in Michoacán

Salvador González Magaña, director of Public Safety Tarímbaro Township, was killed Monday afternoon in the metropolitan area of Morelia, were he was assigned to serve and protect. This was confirmed by Páramo Benjamin Garcia, the mayor of the town, who said by telephone that the body was located in the town of Cuitzillo El Grande. continue reading »

“Tanta Agua”  Wins Miami Film Fest’s Grand Jury Prize

“Tanta Agua”  Wins Miami Film Fest’s Grand Jury Prize

The film "Tanta agua" (So Much Water) by Uruguayans Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge won big at the Miami International Film Festival, or MIFF, which this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary and has become one of the most continue reading »

Mexico’s Zocalo Newspapers to Stop Reporting Crime News in Order to Assure Safety of Journalists

Mexico’s Zocalo Newspapers to Stop Reporting Crime News in Order to Assure Safety of Journalists

The Zocalo newspaper group, which publishes dailies in northern Mexico, said that commencing Monday it would stop reporting on organized crime because "there are no guarantees or security for the full exercise of journalism." continue reading »

Banorte Buys Spain’s Bancomer Retirement Business for $1.7 Billion

Banorte Buys Spain’s Bancomer Retirement Business for $1.7 Billion

In Latin America business news Grupo Financiero Banorte has completed the $1.7 billion acquisition for the retirement business of Spain's Bancomer continue reading »

5 Prisoners Arrive in Mexican Jail, 24-Hrs Later All Dead from Violence and Suicide

5 Prisoners Arrive in Mexican Jail, 24-Hrs Later All Dead from Violence and Suicide

Four new prisoners arrive on Saturday at Taumaulipas, Mexico prison, less than 24-hours later four of them are killed in prison fight and fifth inmate, a female, kills herself in cell. continue reading »