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LATINO BLOTTER:  Mexican Mafia Gang Member Sentenced for Meth Trafficking in San Diego

LATINO BLOTTER:  Mexican Mafia Gang Member Sentenced for Meth Trafficking in San Diego

Silvano Hernandez, Jr., a Mexican Mafia gang member from San Diego, was sentenced today to serve 210 months (17.5 years) after Hernandez plead guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering operation. continue reading »

Paulina Rubio to be Voice Coach on Telemundo’s “La Voz Kids”

Paulina Rubio to be Voice Coach on Telemundo’s “La Voz Kids”

NBC's Telemundo has a new coach for its "La Voz Kids" show - Paulina Rubio. The Mexican singer will join the successful NBC "The Voice" franchise featuring 7-to-14 year olds performing in Spanish. continue reading »

Authorities Release 20 of 21 Suspected Criminals Arrested in Small Mexican Town

Authorities Release 20 of 21 Suspected Criminals Arrested in Small Mexican Town

Twenty of the 21 suspects detained by community police members in Buenavista Tomatlan, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, and handed over to authorities have been released, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Mexico Offering Greater Opportunities to Aspiring Spanish Musicians

Mexico Offering Greater Opportunities to Aspiring Spanish Musicians

Spanish musicians are looking to Mexico for opportunities amid the deep economic recession that has hurt music sales and dampened concert attendance in their homeland. continue reading »

Families of Victims Question Deaths on Behalf of Border Patrol

Families of Victims Question Deaths on Behalf of Border Patrol

Frustration and indignation is what relatives and activists feel in the face of the lack of clarification surrounding several immigrants' deaths at the hands of the Border Patrol. continue reading »

130 Bands Take the Stage at Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City

130 Bands Take the Stage at Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City

One day late after the scheduled first day was canceled, one of the most important events in the world of Ibero-American music, the three-day Vive Latino Festival, kicked off in Mexico City with the prospect of presenting some 130 bands. continue reading »

Death Toll of Fireworks Accident Rises to 14 in Mexico

Death Toll of Fireworks Accident Rises to 14 in Mexico

The death toll from a fireworks explosion in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala has risen to 14, authorities said Saturday. The state government said in a statement that nine people died at the site of the accident in the village of Jesus Tepactepec - eight men and one woman - while five others seriously injured in the blast, including one child, passed away in area hospitals. continue reading »

Slim May Fall to Number 2 on Forbes’ List of Billionaires

Slim May Fall to Number 2 on Forbes’ List of Billionaires

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim could lose his position as the world's wealthiest individual after proposed telecommunications legislation sent the share price of his America Movil phone company sharply lower, Forbes magazine reported. continue reading »

Fireworks Accident Kills 9 in Mexico

Fireworks Accident Kills 9 in Mexico

Nine people were killed Friday when a vehicle carrying fireworks exploded during a religious festival in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, authorities said. continue reading »

Extradited Mexican Politician Claims Former President Framed Him

Extradited Mexican Politician Claims Former President Framed Him

A former governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo extradited to the United States to face drug charges says he was framed by Ernesto Zedillo, the Aztec nation's president in 1994-2000, Milenio newspaper reported. continue reading »

Mexican Boxer Juan Manuel Marquez Says No 5th Bout with Pacquiao

Mexican Boxer Juan Manuel Marquez Says No 5th Bout with Pacquiao

Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez, the former World Boxing Organization light-welterweight champion, has ruled out a fifth bout against Filipino Manny Pacquiao and instead mentioned Americans Timot continue reading »

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 »