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Tourists Flock to Tortuguero Monument To Celebrate Mayan Era

Tourists Flock to Tortuguero Monument To Celebrate Mayan Era

Curiosity seekers and tourists are planning to perform pre-Columbian rituals at the Tortuguero Monument in southeastern Mexico, where the first inscription referring to Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of a Mayan era was found. continue reading »

Mexsat System Satellite Successfully Sent into Orbit

Mexsat System Satellite Successfully Sent into Orbit

The French company Arianespace on Wednesday successfully fired into orbit Mexico's Bicentenario satellite, the first in the Mexsat system, according to images broadcast live by the Mexican government. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover 1,200 Year-Old Zapotec Tomb

Mexican Archaeologists Discover 1,200 Year-Old Zapotec Tomb

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a roughly 1,200-year-old tomb at the Zapotec site of Atzompa, a find that shows the city's central complex not only had a civic-ceremonial area but also a residential section. continue reading »

TripAdvisor Survey: Cancun is Friendliest Tourist City

TripAdvisor Survey: Cancun is Friendliest Tourist City

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced the results of its Cities Survey, a look into how travelers and locals view 40 key tourist cities around the world. The results were compiled based on more than 75,0 continue reading »

Mexican Marines Apprehend 20 Suspects Carrying 4,000 Rounds of Ammunition

Mexican Marines Apprehend 20 Suspects Carrying 4,000 Rounds of Ammunition

Marines detained 20 suspected criminals in three separate operations in Saltillo, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, and seized rifles, ammunition clips and ammunition, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Many Mourn Death of Latin Superstar Jenni Rivera in Los Angeles

Many Mourn Death of Latin Superstar Jenni Rivera in Los Angeles

In an emotional public memorial service on Wednesday, friends and family bade farewell to Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. continue reading »

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 »