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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 »

“El Chapo” Guzman’s Father-in-Law Arrested in Mexico

“El Chapo” Guzman’s Father-in-Law Arrested in Mexico

Mexican police arrested Ines Coronel, the father-in-law of the country's biggest drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, government officials told the local Milenio television network on Tuesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: U.S. Offered to Capture Chapo Guzman, Journalist Says

Blog del Narco: U.S. Offered to Capture Chapo Guzman, Journalist Says

The United States offered to capture drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a "simple, fast and surgical" operation that would take 15 minutes, but the Mexican military opposed the plan, journalist Jesus Esquivel said in an interview continue reading »

World’s Largest Glassmaker, Mexico’s Vitro, Plans $146M Investment

World’s Largest Glassmaker, Mexico’s Vitro, Plans $146M Investment

Mexico's Vitro, one of the world's largest glassmakers, said it planned to invest 1.77 billion pesos ($146 million) in different projects this year. "The authorized amount represents an increase continue reading »

Unprecedented Discovery at Teotihuacan – Hundreds of Mysterious Spheres

Unprecedented Discovery at Teotihuacan – Hundreds of Mysterious Spheres

Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute’s use of modern technology is paying off with the unprecedented discovery of hundreds of ancient spheres underneath the Temple of the Plumed Serpent pyramid. continue reading »

Mexican PRI Politician Living VERY Well in Spain After Scandal

Mexican PRI Politician Living VERY Well in Spain After Scandal

A former Coahuila Gov. and Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, chairman is living in an upscale community outside the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona and paying monthly rent of 3,500 euros (about $4,580), the Mexican press reported Monday. continue reading »

Liga MX: America, Atlas, Tigres Lead at 16 Weeks

Liga MX: America, Atlas, Tigres Lead at 16 Weeks

America, Tigres and Atlas are clustered together atop the Liga MX 16 weeks into the Clausura season, while Queretaro - despite winning its weekend match - has been relegated. continue reading »

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

Mexican Artist Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

Some of the firearms used in the killings of thousands of people in Mexico have gained new uses in the hands of artist Pedro Reyes, who is turning these instruments of death into musical instruments that raise awareness of peace. "The idea is to transform an agent of death into an agent of life continue reading »

Bloody Prison Riot Leaves 12 Dead and 50 Injured

Bloody Prison Riot Leaves 12 Dead and 50 Injured

State police said they had re-established control in an cell block of La Pila prison in the state capital of San Luis Potosi after a fight broke out between prisoners, according to a posting on the security ministry's official social media page. continue reading »

“Iron Man 3”  Opens in Mexico (VIDEO) to Debut in US May 3

“Iron Man 3”  Opens in Mexico (VIDEO) to Debut in US May 3

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. continue reading »

10 Members of Banda Group La Reyna de Monterrey Killed in Road Accident, 5 Others Injured

10 Members of Banda Group La Reyna de Monterrey Killed in Road Accident, 5 Others Injured

An early morning traffic accident, occurring on the highway connecting Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey, Mexico has left 10 members of the musical banda group La Reyna de Monterrey dead and 5 other injured. continue reading »