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BLOG DEL NARCO: Durango, Mexico Prison Riot Death Toll Rises to 24

BLOG DEL NARCO: Durango, Mexico Prison Riot Death Toll Rises to 24

The death toll from the prison riot and escape attempt earlier this week at the penitentiary in Gomez Palacio, a city in the northern Mexican state of Durango, has risen to 24, officials said. continue reading »

Body of Venezuelan Model Discovered in Jalisco

Body of Venezuelan Model Discovered in Jalisco

A Venezuelan model was found dead in Jalisco, a state in western Mexico, nearly a week after she went missing, state prosecutors told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Researchers Recreate Daily Life in Mayan City of Palenque

Researchers Recreate Daily Life in Mayan City of Palenque

Mexican researchers have reconstructed the political, economic, religious and cultural life of the ancient Mayan capital of Palenque on the basis of inscriptions left behind by its governing caste, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico’s PEMEX Hits High Oil Production Levels in 19 Months

Mexico’s PEMEX Hits High Oil Production Levels in 19 Months

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said production hit 2.57 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude in November, the highest level in the past 19 months. continue reading »

Monterrey Coach Congratulates His Team’s Achievements at Club World Cup

Monterrey Coach Congratulates His Team’s Achievements at Club World Cup

Monterrey coach Victor Manuel Vucetich on Tuesday praised his players' performance at the Club World Cup in Japan, where the Mexican team finished in third place. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  17 Die in Mexican Prison Riot

Blog del Narco:  17 Die in Mexican Prison Riot

A prison riot and escape attempt left 17 people dead at the penitentiary in Gomez Palacio, a city in the northern Mexican state of Durango, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Oxfam Campaign in Mexico Promotes Job Creation, Slowed Migration to the U.S.

Oxfam Campaign in Mexico Promotes Job Creation, Slowed Migration to the U.S.

Oxfam has launched a campaign in Mexico aimed at promoting job creation and slowing migration to the United States. continue reading »

New President Peña Nieto Outlines Mexico’s Crime-Fighting Plan

New President Peña Nieto Outlines Mexico’s Crime-Fighting Plan

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday a public-safety strategy based on fighting violence with a regional focus and the creation of a national gendarmerie with an initial complement of 10,000 members. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cartels Forcing Migrants to Smuggle Drugs After Families Threatened

Blog del Narco: Cartels Forcing Migrants to Smuggle Drugs After Families Threatened

Defenders of immigrant rights are concerned about the increasing number of cases in which people are forced to smuggle drugs into the United States from Mexico by drug traffickers threatening their families. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 4 Teachers in Mexico Executed Enroute to Funeral, Narcos Are Suspected

Blog del Narco: 4 Teachers in Mexico Executed Enroute to Funeral, Narcos Are Suspected

Four women from the same family, all of them schoolteachers, were found tortured and slain in the mountains of northern Mexico, authorities in Chihuahua state said. continue reading »

Mexico Compiles Time Capsule to be Opened in 2087

Mexico Compiles Time Capsule to be Opened in 2087

The TEPJF electoral court has buried a time capsule containing more than 80 documents and other items that will not be opened until 2087 in an effort to give future citizens an understanding of today's democracy. continue reading »

Players of Pre-Columbian Ballgame Plead with Mexico to Return Land

Players of Pre-Columbian Ballgame Plead with Mexico to Return Land

Players of Mixtec and Tarascan pelota, modern versions of ballgames played in pre-Columbian times, are demanding in the capital that their customs be respected and that the land where they have played for the last 50 years be returned to them. continue reading »

Singer Julieta Venegas to Host Buenos Aires Bookstore Night

Singer Julieta Venegas to Host Buenos Aires Bookstore Night

Mexican singer Julieta Venegas hosts Saturday the 6th Buenos Aires Bookstore Night, a celebration of books and their authors that in previous years has attracted crowds of more than 40,000 people. continue reading »

Mexicans Responsible for Deadly Casino Royale Attack Receive 75 Year Sentences

Mexicans Responsible for Deadly Casino Royale Attack Receive 75 Year Sentences

A Mexican judge handed down sentences of between 75-100 years in prison to seven defendants convicted of participating in an August 2011 arson attack on a casino here that killed 52 people, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Germany Honors Mexican Chemist Eusebio Juaristi for His Research

Germany Honors Mexican Chemist Eusebio Juaristi for His Research

Mexican chemist Eusebio Juaristi has been chosen for a Georg Forster Research Award, with its cash prize of 60,000 euros ($78,457) and a year of research in Germany, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation said Thursday. continue reading »