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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 »

U.S. Defeats Tijuana Takes Lead in Mexico’s Clausura 2013 Soccer Tourney

U.S. Defeats Tijuana Takes Lead in Mexico’s Clausura 2013 Soccer Tourney

America overcame two expulsions and defeated the heretofore unbeaten Tijuana to temporarily take the lead in the sixth week of Mexico's Clausura 2013 soccer tourney on the weekend. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 6 for Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Mexican Authorities Arrest 6 for Tourist Rapes in Acapulco

Six people linked to the rapes last week of six Spanish tourists in the Pacific resort of Acapulco have been arrested, but the suspects have not yet been charged, sources close to the investigation told Efe Sunday. continue reading »

Chayanne, Marc Anthony Give Free Concert to 100,000 in Mexico City

Chayanne, Marc Anthony Give Free Concert to 100,000 in Mexico City

With a combination of catchy numbers and a great deal of energy, Chayanne and Marc Anthony got the more than 100,000 people attending their free concert in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main plaza, up and dancing on the weekend. continue reading »

Spanish King Thanks Peña Nieto’s Efforts in Rape Case

Spanish King Thanks Peña Nieto’s Efforts in Rape Case

Spain's King Juan Carlos called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to thank him for his efforts in helping catch the individuals who raped six Spanish tourists last week in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, Royal Household officials told Efe. continue reading »

Police Recover Girl Kidnapped 9 Days Ago in Mexico

Police Recover Girl Kidnapped 9 Days Ago in Mexico

A 1-year-old girl snatched from her mother's arms nine days ago on Mexico City's east side was found Saturday "safe and sound" by police at the doors of a church, officials said. continue reading »

Suspected Gang Members Kill Police Chief in Western Mexico

Suspected Gang Members Kill Police Chief in Western Mexico

A police chief in the western Mexican state of Jalisco was killed in an attack by suspected members of an organized crime gang, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Left Calls on Obama to Stop Deportations

Mexican Left Calls on Obama to Stop Deportations

Mexico's left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, called on U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to halt raids and deportations while an immigration overhaul plan that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented migrants "is debated and approved." continue reading »

MEXICO: Prosecutor’s 3 Boydguards Killed by Police in Odd Confrontation

MEXICO: Prosecutor’s 3 Boydguards Killed by Police in Odd Confrontation

Three bodyguards were killed Friday when police attacked the motorcade of the attorney general of the central Mexican state of Morelos, the state's governor said continue reading »

9-Year-Old Mexican Mother May Actually be Older

9-Year-Old Mexican Mother May Actually be Older

Mexican authorities are trying to clear up doubts in the case of a 9-year-old girl who gave birth in order to determine, among other things, whether that is really her age, continue reading »

Employees of Mexican Newspaper Briefly Kidnapped, All Returned Safely

Employees of Mexican Newspaper Briefly Kidnapped, All Returned Safely

A criminal group kidnapped five workers at Mexican daily El Siglo de Torreon and held them for several hours, a spokesman for the northern state of Coahuila's Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »