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Mexico Celebrates 300th Anniversary of Franciscan Friar

Mexico Celebrates 300th Anniversary of Franciscan Friar

The Franciscan missions of the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro are preparing to celebrate this year the tricentennial of the birth of their founder, Fray Junipero Serra, who enriched the region with architectural gems fusing Christian and indigenous art. continue reading »

MEXICO: Judge Orders Retired General Released from Prison

MEXICO: Judge Orders Retired General Released from Prison

A retired general arrested in May 2012 on drug charges has been ordered released from prison by a Mexican judge, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades to Headline International Salsa Festival

Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades to Headline International Salsa Festival

American Marc Anthony and Panamanian Ruben Blades will headline a Mexican salsa festival scheduled for May in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, organizers said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Discover 14 Thoroughbreds at Illegal Drug Lab

Mexican Police Discover 14 Thoroughbreds at Illegal Drug Lab

Police found 14 thoroughbreds at an illegal drug lab in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico, and arrested four suspects, including a person who may be a Canadian citizen, officials said. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Urges Mexico to Investigate Plot Against Reporter

Reporters Without Borders Urges Mexico to Investigate Plot Against Reporter

Reporters Without Borders on Thursday asked Mexico to respond to allegations that officials in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz hatched a plot to harm a journalist. continue reading »

Chavela Vargas Honored on Her 94th Birthday with a Google Doodle

Chavela Vargas Honored on Her 94th Birthday with a Google Doodle

Google has honored Mexican singing icon Chavela Vargas with a Google Doodle on what would of been her 94th Birthday. continue reading »

66th Cannes Film Festival List Includes Several Offerings from Mexico

66th Cannes Film Festival List Includes Several Offerings from Mexico

The iconic Cannes Film Festival has released its full list of offerings for the upcoming 66th annual film festival and there are several offerings from Mexico. continue reading »

Mexican Director Iñarritu Now Shooting “Birdman” in New York

Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu has begun shooting in New York for his next film, "Birdman," a black comedy starring Michael Keaton, Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton, Fox Searchlight Pictures said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: At Least 8 Bodies Found Buried in Juarez, Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: At Least 8 Bodies Found Buried in Juarez, Nuevo Leon

At least eight bodies have been found in clandestine graves in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, where two drug cartels have been fighting a turf war for more than three years, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Gulf Cartel Member Linked to 11 Deaths Arrested in Mexico

Gulf Cartel Member Linked to 11 Deaths Arrested in Mexico

A man suspected of being in charge of the Gulf drug cartel's gunmen in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun has been arrested in connection with the murders of 11 people last week, Quintana Roo state Attorney General Gaspar Armando Garcia Torres said. continue reading »

Iconic Mexican Architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez Dies at 94

Iconic Mexican Architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez Dies at 94

One of the true greats in Mexican architecture has died at the age of 94 in Mexico City. Vazquez designed some of the Mexico’s most iconic structures that includes the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Complejo Cultural Puebla Siglo XXI, and the Azteca Stadium continue reading »

Judge in Mexico Says Alleged Drug Czar Has No Cartel Ties

Judge in Mexico Says Alleged Drug Czar Has No Cartel Ties

A judge has thrown out the charges against Noe Ramirez Mandujano, who was accused of being on the payroll of a cartel while serving as Mexico's drug czar in the Calderon administration, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Modern Tech to Be Used in Exploring Mexico’s Teotihuacan Ancient Site

Modern Tech to Be Used in Exploring Mexico’s Teotihuacan Ancient Site

In Mexico news, the ancient site of Teotihuacan will be further explored using modern technology. A robot will soon be exploring the inner workings of the tunnels in Teotihuacan thought to be some 2,000 years old. continue reading »

Pumas End Tigres Winning Streak

Pumas End Tigres Winning Streak

League-leading Tigres lost 2-1 to UNAM Pumas after going undefeated for the first 13 matches of the Clausura season, while second-place Atlas put concerns about relegation behind them. continue reading »

Mexico Looking to Create More Secure Border with Guatemala

Mexico Looking to Create More Secure Border with Guatemala

Mexico wants its border with Guatemala to be "properous and secure," Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade said. Meade inspected the Mexican-Guatemalan border region on Saturday with SAT tax agency chief Aristoteles Nuñez Sanchez. continue reading »