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Amnesty International Calls For Investigation of Deaths by Mexican Army

Amnesty International Calls For Investigation of Deaths by Mexican Army

Amnesty International is calling for a "complete and impartial" investigation into the shooting deaths in northern Mexico of two young people who perished earlier this month at the hands of army troops. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Convicted of Assault of a Federal Agent

Undocumented Immigrant Convicted of Assault of a Federal Agent

Jose Alberto Izquierdo-Gonzalez, 26, an undocumented Mexican alien living in Laredo, has pleaded guilty to using a motor vehicle to assault a Border Patrol agent and to smuggling aliens, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. continue reading »

Vigilante Group Shows Force Before Pulling Out of Mexican Town

Vigilante Group Shows Force Before Pulling Out of Mexican Town

The vigilante group that occupied Tierra Colorada made a show of force before pulling out of the town in the Mexican state of Guerrero. continue reading »

Mexico City Museums Open at Night to Draw Visitors

Mexico City Museums Open at Night to Draw Visitors

More than one-third of Mexico City's museums opened their doors in the evening to provide an opportunity to people who are unable to visit during normal operating hours. continue reading »

Organizations in Mexico Call For Debate Over National Gendarmerie

Organizations in Mexico Call For Debate Over National Gendarmerie

A group of nine non-governmental organizations that focus on public safety, economic and development issues are calling on the Mexican government to hold "a broad public debate, with the consultation of specialists," on the new National Gendarmerie. continue reading »

Mexican Man in Maryland Pleads Guilty to Transporting Women for Sex

Mexican Man in Maryland Pleads Guilty to Transporting Women for Sex

An illegal alien from Mexico pleaded guilty to transporting individuals to engage in prostitution, which carries a maximum of five years in prison. The case was investigated by U.S. continue reading »

178 Foreigners Are Granted Mexican Citizenship by President Peña Nieto

178 Foreigners Are Granted Mexican Citizenship by President Peña Nieto

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto attended the naturalization ceremony for 178 foreign citizens, including people from Chile, Uruguay, the Czech Republic and Morocco. continue reading »

Ex-Police Officer Arrested for Killing Teen, Raping Another in Mexico

Ex-Police Officer Arrested for Killing Teen, Raping Another in Mexico

A former police officer has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old boy and the rape of his 15-year-old girlfriend last month, Mexican officials said. continue reading »

Vigilante Group “Gives Back” Mexican Town it Took Over

Vigilante Group “Gives Back” Mexican Town it Took Over

Hundreds of armed civilians have pulled out of a town in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero on Wednesday after authorities pledged to investigate the death continue reading »

Pres. Obama Will Visit Mexico, Costa Rica in May

Pres. Obama Will Visit Mexico, Costa Rica in May

President Barack Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica during the first week of May as part of his efforts to strengthen the already-deep ties Washington shares with continue reading »

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico will liberalize 90 percent of their internal trade with the signing of an agreement on May 23 in Cali, Colombia, where the next Pacific Alliance summit will be held, the Chilean government announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Government May Offer Armored Cars to Threatened Journalists

Mexican Government May Offer Armored Cars to Threatened Journalists

The government of the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan may provide some journalists with armored vehicles, bulletproof vests and protection for their families under a bill still in the preparation stage. continue reading »

Migrants Using Way of the Cross Re-Enactment to Demonstrate Hardships of Immigration

Migrants Using Way of the Cross Re-Enactment to Demonstrate Hardships of Immigration

Migrants from several countries are planning a two-day re-enactment of the Way of the Cross in southeastern Mexico, a demonstration aimed at calling attention to the dangers they face in trying to reach U.S. soil, organizers said. continue reading »

Vigilantes Release 18 Hostages, Including 12 Police Suspected of Drug Trafficking Ties

Vigilantes Release 18 Hostages, Including 12 Police Suspected of Drug Trafficking Ties

A vigilante group has released the 12 police officers and six civilians it took hostage in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero after cutting a deal with prosecutors, spokesmen for the grassroots organization said. continue reading »

Arson Fires in San Luis Potosi Claims One Life and 25,000 Acres of Crops

Arson Fires in San Luis Potosi Claims One Life and 25,000 Acres of Crops

Mexican authorities are reporting nearly 25,000 acres in the Huasteca Potosina region of San Luis Potosi have burned due to arson. The fires that started last week have killed one person and required 600 firefighters to contain them. continue reading »