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Cruise Ship Stranded in Gulf of Mexico to Be Towed to Alabama

Cruise Ship Stranded in Gulf of Mexico to Be Towed to Alabama

The cruise ship stranded in the Gulf of Mexico will be towed to Mobile, Alabama, instead of to the Yucatan Peninsula as had been planned originally, Mexican authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexico to Consider Lower Age of Criminal Prosecution Down to 16-Year-Old

Mexico to Consider Lower Age of Criminal Prosecution Down to 16-Year-Old

A Mexican state prosecutor wants Congress to consider making the age of criminal responsibility lower than 18 after authorities were required by law to release a 13-year-old boy who confessed to participating in nearly a dozen homicides. continue reading »

Mexican President Peña Nieto Presents Wide Reaching Crime-Prevention Plan

Mexican President Peña Nieto Presents Wide Reaching Crime-Prevention Plan

President Enrique Peña Nieto launched Tuesday a national plan to address both the effects and the root causes of the gangland violence blamed for 70,000 deaths in Mexico over the past six years. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

Border Patrol Dogs Alert Authorities to 232K of Drugs Woman has Hidden in Dash

Border Patrol Dogs Alert Authorities to 232K of Drugs Woman has Hidden in Dash

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers at the Nogales Port arrested a Mexican woman today for attempting to smuggle approximately $232,400 worth of black tar heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. Reyna Gisela Ramirez-Hernandez, 34, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, was referred for additional inspection of her Chevrolet van continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 4 Boys Killed, 1 Injured in Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: 4 Boys Killed, 1 Injured in Nuevo Leon

Four boys were killed and another was seriously injured while they were riding in a taxi in Colonia Francisco Villa, north of Monterrey. The incident was reported around 08:10 pm at the intersection of Manuel Band and José María Fernández, in that sector. continue reading »

Community Self-Defense Force Launches in Oaxaca, Mexico

Community Self-Defense Force Launches in Oaxaca, Mexico

Santos Reyes Nopala, a city in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, has formed a community self-defense force, joining other areas that have created such groups to fight crime, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Carlos Slim and Bill Gates Join Forces to Reduce Hunger through Technology

Mexico’s Carlos Slim and Bill Gates Join Forces to Reduce Hunger through Technology

Billionaires Carlos Slim and Bill Gates said they planned to use their foundations to promote research and the development of agricultural technology to increase farmers' productivity and reduce hunger among the world's poor people. continue reading »

Meet Diane Kahlo, Artist and Relative of Frida Kahlo

Meet Diane Kahlo, Artist and Relative of Frida Kahlo

After spending years trying to get out from under the shadow of Mexican cultural icon Frida Kahlo, American artist Diane Kahlo decided to devote her talent to painting subjects continue reading »

Mexico to Have a New Saint - “Mother Lupita” García Zavala

Mexico to Have a New Saint - “Mother Lupita” García Zavala

This morning at 11:00am in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict presided over an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of the blessed that included Mexico’s Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Murder of 17 Band Members Because of Playing in Rival Cartel Area

Blog del Narco: Murder of 17 Band Members Because of Playing in Rival Cartel Area

The man who ordered the band Kolombia Kombo to play that night in Hidalgo, Jose Isidro Cruz would Villarreal, is "The Pichilo”. He is one of the inmates that escaped from Apodaca in 2012, and who is wanted in at least five separate municipalities. The Picchilo is a leader of the Zetas, and the person who ordered the group to perform at the winery La Carreta. continue reading »

REPORT: Sinaloa Cartel Used Private Planes from U.S. to Smuggle Coke into Australia

REPORT: Sinaloa Cartel Used Private Planes from U.S. to Smuggle Coke into Australia

Mexican drug cartels used private planes to smuggle several tons of cocaine from the United States into Australia, press reports said Monday, citing U.S. judicial documents. continue reading »

Mexican Environmentalists Protest Chinese Development Project in Cancun

Mexican Environmentalists Protest Chinese Development Project in Cancun

More than 100 community activists and members of environmental groups staged a protest against the Chinese-backed Dragon Mart commercial project in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Head of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Security Detail Arrested in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Head of ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Security Detail Arrested in Mexico

A man suspected of being in charge of Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's security detail was arrested by army troops and marines in northwest Mexico, a military commander said. continue reading »

Carnival Cruise Ship with 4,200 on Board Remains Adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Carnival Cruise Ship with 4,200 on Board Remains Adrift in Gulf of Mexico

A cruise ship sailing in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 4,200 people on board is being towed on Monday to the Mexican coast after being left adrift due to an engine room fire that knocked out the propulsion system. continue reading »