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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 »

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

Amnesty International: Mexican Gov’t Not Doing Enough to Protect Migrants’ Rights

President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration is not doing enough to address abuses of the rights of migrants, Amnesty International's Mexico chapter said. continue reading »

Environmental Experts Warn Mexico of Increased Sea Turtle Mortality Rates

Environmental Experts Warn Mexico of Increased Sea Turtle Mortality Rates

International experts have warned President Enrique Peña Nieto that Mexico is experiencing high mortality rates among sea turtles off the coast of the northwestern state of Baja California Sur, the Mexican Center for Environmental Law, or CEMDA, said. continue reading »

Mexico to Launch “National Crusade Against Hunger”

Mexico to Launch “National Crusade Against Hunger”

The federal government plans to launch a new program to fight hunger next month, with the initial focus on 400 cities, Mexican Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Villagers Hold 40 Soldiers in Michoacán Calling for the Release of 17 Men (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: Villagers Hold 40 Soldiers in Michoacán Calling for the Release of 17 Men (VIDEO)

Michoacán media has disclosed that inhabitants of Felipe Carrillo Puerto 'The Shawl', in the municipality of Buenavista Tomatlan, have detained a group of 40 soldiers as a means of pressure to demand the release of 17 members of the 'community watch' continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 17 Members of Vigilante Group Acting as Community Police

Mexican Authorities Arrest 17 Members of Vigilante Group Acting as Community Police

Army troops detained 17 members of an armed group that claimed to be a "community police force" in Michoacan acting as members of a community police force. continue reading »

Gun Violence in Mexico Claims More Innocent Lives

Gun Violence in Mexico Claims More Innocent Lives

A minor and a man died during a series of "chases and confrontations between armed civilians" in Reynosa, a border city in northern Mexico, officials said. continue reading »