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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s New Comedy Adds Edward Norton to Its Star Cast

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s New Comedy Adds Edward Norton to Its Star Cast

The dark comedy film, ‘Birdman’, written, produced and directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has added actor Edward Norton to its ensemble. continue reading »

Mexico Gives $1.2 Billion Lifeline To Struggling Homebuilding Industry

Mexico Gives $1.2 Billion Lifeline To Struggling Homebuilding Industry

The Mexican government has announced that it will be cover up to 30% of bad bank loans taken out by homebuilders and guaranteeing up to 50% of loans taken out by “healthy” homebuilders, in essence throwing them a $1.2 billion lifeline. continue reading »

Media Outlets in Juarez, Mexico Targeted by Gunmen

Media Outlets in Juarez, Mexico Targeted by Gunmen

In Mexico news, gunmen targeted two media outlets in Juarez, Mexico. The masked gunmen shot at the offices of Diario de Ciudad Juarez and Channel 44, no one was injured. continue reading »

Mexican Priest Activist Criticizes Police Focus on Migrants

Mexican Priest Activist Criticizes Police Focus on Migrants

The Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who is known for his work with Central American migrants, said during a conference in Mexico City that he was concerned about the government's increasing emphasis on policing in its immigration policy. continue reading »

Mexican Reporter Lydia Cacho to be Named to French Legion of Honor

Mexican Reporter Lydia Cacho to be Named to French Legion of Honor

France plans to name Lydia Cacho, one of Mexico's most prominent reporters, a Knight of the Legion of Honor on Friday, the French Embassy in Mexico City said. continue reading »

Teachers Union Takes to the Streets to Protest Education, Labor Reform in Mexico

Teachers Union Takes to the Streets to Protest Education, Labor Reform in Mexico

Thousands of members of the CNTE teachers union took to the streets of Mexico City and other cities to protest government plans to reform the educational system and labor regulations. continue reading »

Australian Actress Abbie Cornish Learned Spanish for Role in “The Girl”

Australian Actress Abbie Cornish Learned Spanish for Role in “The Girl”

Abbie Cornish, considered one of the best young actresses in Hollywood, learned Spanish and gave up five months of her personal life for "The Girl," a movie about the relationship between a Texas woman and a little Mexican girl who lost her family trying continue reading »

Mexican Actors Fernando Colunga, Blanca Soto to Star in New Univision Soap Opera

Mexican Actors Fernando Colunga, Blanca Soto to Star in New Univision Soap Opera

The Univision television network on Tuesday announced that its new primetime soap opera "Porque el amor manda," starring Mexican actors Fernando Colunga and Blanca Soto, will debut on March 11. continue reading »

Mexico and New Zealand Leaders Celebrate 40 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Mexico and New Zealand Leaders Celebrate 40 Years of Diplomatic Relations

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is the first head of state to pay a visit to Mexico's new President Enrique Peña Nieto. Key and the Mexican president discussed expanding trade between regions. continue reading »

REPORT:  Mexico Making Progress in Its Battle Against Heroin and Synthetic Drug Cultivation

REPORT:  Mexico Making Progress in Its Battle Against Heroin and Synthetic Drug Cultivation

Mexico, the country most affected by drug-related violence, is making significant progress in battling heroin and synthetic drugs, the International Narcotics Control Board, or INCB, said in its annual report. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Set to Prosecute Powerful Union for Embezzling $157 Million

Mexican Authorities Set to Prosecute Powerful Union for Embezzling $157 Million

Mexican authorities are set to try former union powerhouse and head of Mexico's teacher's unioin, Elba Esther Gordillo, on embezzlement and racketeering charge to the tune of $157 million. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Tops Forbes Richest List Again, Spain’s Ortega Moves to 3rd

Carlos Slim Tops Forbes Richest List Again, Spain’s Ortega Moves to 3rd

Mexican mogul Carlos Slim topped the Forbes list of billionaires for the fourth year in a row, while Spanish clothing magnate Amancio Ortega vaulted ahead of U.S. inv continue reading »

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

If numbers were used to choose the next pope, he might come from Latin America. Four in 10 Catholics live in Latin America, more than any other region, and it is home to the countries with the two largest Catholic populations, Brazil and Mexico, respectively. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Seven People executed in Sinaloa including 4 Officers

Blog del Narco: Seven People executed in Sinaloa including 4 Officers

Seven people, including four municipal police officers were killed by an armed commando took by assault the town of Agua Verde. The assailants then fled Prosecutors are working in the identity of the victims. continue reading »

Mexican Masterpieces Exhibition at Mona Lisa’s Home the Louvre, Opens this Week

Mexican Masterpieces Exhibition at Mona Lisa’s Home the Louvre, Opens this Week

In Latin art news, the Louvre is hosting a Mexican masterpiece exhibit that opens to the public on Thursday March 7, 2013. The exhibit titled "Mexican Art at the Louvre: Masterpieces from the 17th and 18th Centuries" will run through June 3 and feature 10 works by master like Jose Suarez and Cristobal Villalpando. continue reading »