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80% of Rapes in Mexico Go Unpunished

80% of Rapes in Mexico Go Unpunished

With more than 14, 000 reported rapes in Mexico last year, a whopping 80 percent remain unpunished. These statistics do not take into account the fantastic number of cases that go unreported. The Commission on Gender Equality and Chamber of Deputies legislative body reported these statistics today with disdain. There are several high profile cases involving foreign women, such as the Spanish in Acapulco, and there are even more reportedly committed by members of police forces. continue reading »

Six Killed Near Mexican Resort City of Acapulco

Six Killed Near Mexican Resort City of Acapulco

Six people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting near the Mexican resort city of Acapulco, the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

MEXICO: Children’s Bulletproof Vests and Backpacks Now Available

MEXICO: Children’s Bulletproof Vests and Backpacks Now Available

Bulletproof vests and backpacks for children will be sold beginning this week in Mexico, where drug-related violence has claimed tens of thousands of lives over the past six years. continue reading »

Missing Young Mexican Photojournalist Found Dismembered in Saltillo, Mexico

Missing Young Mexican Photojournalist Found Dismembered in Saltillo, Mexico

The mutilated body of Daniel Alejandro Martinez, a photographer for Mexico's La Vanguardia newspaper, was found along with that of another young man in the northern city of Saltillo, the daily reported Thursday. continue reading »

Thousands of Teachers Destroy Government Offices After Politicians Pass Education Reform in MX

Thousands of Teachers Destroy Government Offices After Politicians Pass Education Reform in MX

Teachers in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero and activists from various organizations on Wednesday destroyed the offices of several political parties in the state capital of Chilpancingo, where changes to the state education law were approved by lawmakers earlier in the week. continue reading »

“Queen of the Pacific” Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

“Queen of the Pacific” Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

Femme fatale and female narco honcho, Sandra Avila Beltran, has pled guilty to drug charges. Now facing up to 15 year in U.S. prison, the "Queen of the Pacific" continue reading »

Spanish Hotel Chain to Renovate Mexican Property for $45 Million

Spanish Hotel Chain to Renovate Mexican Property for $45 Million

Spain's Barcelo Hotels & Resorts said Wednesday it planned to spend more than 34.6 million euros (about $45 million) on renovations at a luxury resort complex in Mexico's Riviera Maya. continue reading »

Canadian Food Truck Will Promote Country in Mexico City

Canadian Food Truck Will Promote Country in Mexico City

Though lacking a definitive cuisine, the Canadian government is sending a taxpayer-funded food truck to Mexico to promote the country. A statement from the government stated the food truck, continue reading »

Mexico’s ‘Traveling Mummies’ Finally Return Home to Guanajuanto Under Tight Security

Mexico’s ‘Traveling Mummies’ Finally Return Home to Guanajuanto Under Tight Security

In Mexico news, 36 mummies stolen mummies dubbed the "traveling mummies'" have safely made their return to their home in Guanajuato, in central Mexico. The mummies failed to be returned by a businessman paid to exhibit them in U.S. mueums continue reading »

U.S. Attorney General Holder Set to Visit Mexico This Week

U.S. Attorney General Holder Set to Visit Mexico This Week

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Mexico to discuss with that country's top law enforcement officials ways to "deepen" bilateral cooperation on judicial matters, the Justice Department announced Monday. continue reading »

Hooded Protesters Overtake Mexico’s UNAM President’s Office

Hooded Protesters Overtake Mexico’s UNAM President’s Office

A group of "people with their faces covered" occupied the office of the president of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, over the weekend to protest the expulsion of five students and make several other demands, officials of the Mexico City-based university said. continue reading »

Mexico News: 2,978 Telescopes Aimed at Moon Sets Guinness World Record

Mexico News: 2,978 Telescopes Aimed at Moon Sets Guinness World Record

Mexico has another Guinness World Record, when it aimed 2,978 telescopes located throughout that country, at the moon. The initiative was in honor of International Year of Water Cooperation. continue reading »

Suspect in California Double Homicide Arrested in Mexico

Suspect in California Double Homicide Arrested in Mexico

U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Pedro Medina-Castillon, who is wanted to stand trial in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, for two counts of homicide. continue reading »

6 Bodies Discovered in SUV in Northern Mexico

6 Bodies Discovered in SUV in Northern Mexico

The bodies of six men were found inside an SUV near the industrial zone in Ahome, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, police said. continue reading »

Pemex Brings Cogeneration Power Plant Online in Mexico

Pemex Brings Cogeneration Power Plant Online in Mexico

Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos said it has brought a cogeneration power plant online in the southeastern state of Tabasco, a facility it says is the largest of its kind in Latin America. continue reading »