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Mexico Ready to Boost Its $11 Billion Tourism Sector

Mexico Ready to Boost Its $11 Billion Tourism Sector

Mexico is striving to diversify its tourism sector and overcome an image of insecurity created by thousands of gangland killings. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Nearly 3,000 Pounds of Pot Mixed in With Cucumber Shipment

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Nearly 3,000 Pounds of Pot Mixed in With Cucumber Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico cargo facility arrested a man after they discovered 2,791 pounds of marijuana co-mingled within a shipment of cucumbers. continue reading »

Acapulco Has Repaid Debt, Allowed to Borrow Again

Acapulco Has Repaid Debt, Allowed to Borrow Again

The world famous Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco has repaid the debt it owed a bank and will be able to resume borrowing in the next few days, Mayor Luis Walton said. continue reading »

Mexican Supreme Court Overturns Frenchwoman’s Conviction, Florence Cassez Released

Mexican Supreme Court Overturns Frenchwoman’s Conviction, Florence Cassez Released

The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping and other crimes in Mexico and sentenced to serve 60 years in prison. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 7 Tons of Pot Valued at $12 Million Seized at Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 7 Tons of Pot Valued at $12 Million Seized at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the local port of entry cargo inspection facility intercepted a shipment of marijuana last week worth up to $12 million. continue reading »

Colombian Police Confiscate Cocaine Worth $1 Billion

Colombian Police Confiscate Cocaine Worth $1 Billion

Drug enforcement agents seized 3,826 kilos of cocaine suspected of belonging to Colombia's Los Urabeños gang and bound for the Mexican Gulf port of Veracruz, where the drugs would be received by the Los Zetas cartel, National Police director Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riaño said. continue reading »

“The Following” Starring Adan Canto, Kevin Bacon Debuts This Week

“The Following” Starring Adan Canto, Kevin Bacon Debuts This Week

Mexican newcomer Adan Canto made his U.S. television debut this week with the broadcast of the first episode of "The Following," a new series from Fox starring Kevin Bacon. continue reading »

Will Mexico Throw Out 60-Year Sentence for Frenchwoman Convicted of Kidnapping?

Will Mexico Throw Out 60-Year Sentence for Frenchwoman Convicted of Kidnapping?

The French government is confident that the Mexican Supreme Court will throw out the 60-year prison sentence imposed on Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping in Mexico, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday. continue reading »

HELP - 11-Year-Old American Kid Explains What ICE Has Done to His Dad

HELP - 11-Year-Old American Kid Explains What ICE Has Done to His Dad

Meet Edi's American born son, who has two American siblings. I really don't like watching him cry. You can't meet Edi, as immigration agents ripped him from his house as he was on his way out to take his kids to school. Obama recently changed policy to reconsider and lower priorities around undocumented immigrants who aren't breaking any laws, trying to find them a path to citizenship continue reading »

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Juan Gallegos, also known as “Wino,” 36, of Salinas, was sentenced today to 21 years and 10 months in prison by United States District Judge William B. Shubb, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. On April 9, 2012, Gallegos pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, and four other drug trafficking felonies. There was no plea agreement between Gallegos and the United States. continue reading »

Mexico’s Public Debt Equal to 36% of Its GDP, Allowed to Borrow $7B on Foreign Markets

Mexico’s Public Debt Equal to 36% of Its GDP, Allowed to Borrow $7B on Foreign Markets

Mexico's total public debt is at 35.8 percent of the gross domestic product, the Finance Secretariat said. continue reading »

Petroglyphs Dating Back From 850 to 1350 AD Found in Nayarit, Mexico

Petroglyphs Dating Back From 850 to 1350 AD Found in Nayarit, Mexico

Mexican archaeologists have discovered in the western state of Nayarit a series of petroglyphs estimated to have been carved between 850 and 1350 A.D., the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Sundance 2013: Gael Garcia Bernal’s Documentary Picked Up by Mundial

Sundance 2013: Gael Garcia Bernal’s Documentary Picked Up by Mundial

Who Is Dayani Cristal? a documentary made with actor Gael Garcia Bernal just showed at this year's Sundance Film Festival and it has already been picked up by Mundial. continue reading »

Two Young Mexicans Attempt to Enter U.S. on Foot with Fake Documentation

Two Young Mexicans Attempt to Enter U.S. on Foot with Fake Documentation

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted a woman and a man for alleged violations of immigration law. continue reading »

Immigrants Gather in DC to Call for End to Deportations

Immigrants Gather in DC to Call for End to Deportations

Thirteen immigrants including a number of farm workers, who had traveled 1,600 kilometers (995 miles) in a caravan from Florida, called Tuesday in the U.S. capital for President Barack Obama to stop deportations and for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »