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Mexico’s Missing Persons Database Contains Over 26,000 Names

Mexico’s Missing Persons Database Contains Over 26,000 Names

The government has a database listing the names of 26,121 people who have not been located or are missing in Mexico, Deputy Government Secretary for Judicial Affairs and Human Rights Lia Limon said. continue reading »

Leader of Teachers Union Charged with Racketeering in Mexico

Leader of Teachers Union Charged with Racketeering in Mexico

The leader of Mexico's powerful SNTE teachers union learned Wednesday that she and two associates face racketeering charges in connection with the alleged embezzlement of $157 million in union funds. continue reading »

Mexico’s Powerful Teacher’s Union Leader Arrested for Possible $204M Theft

Mexico’s Powerful Teacher’s Union Leader Arrested for Possible $204M Theft

In Mexico news, one of Mexico's most powerful union leaders, Elba Esther Gordillo was arrested at the Toluca airport on suspicion that she siphoned over $200 million of teachers union funds for personal use. continue reading »

Cancun Prepares for Influx of Spring Breakers with Greater Security

Cancun Prepares for Influx of Spring Breakers with Greater Security

Police in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun are stepping up security in preparation for the arrival of thousands of spring breakers from the United States, city officials told Efe. continue reading »

February 27th is National Kahlúa Day!

February 27th is National Kahlúa Day!

February 27th marks National Kahlúa Day so crack open a bottle (if you're 21+) and learn a bit about the Mexican-made liqueur. From the official Kahlúa website: For more than 70 years, the alluring taste of Kahlúa has created more tha continue reading »

High Ranking Gulf Cartel Narco Convicted for Importing Several Tons of Cocaine

High Ranking Gulf Cartel Narco Convicted for Importing Several Tons of Cocaine

Aurelio Cano Flores, a Mexican national and high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, was found guilty yesterday to importing multi-tons of cocaine and marijuana into the U.S. continue reading »

Mexican Girl, 18, Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

Mexican Girl, 18, Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

A female Mexican national was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle nearly a pound of heroin through the Dennis DeConcini Port. Customs and Border Protection officers selected Selena Andrea Perez-Cruz continue reading »

Mexican Government Identifies New Narco Cartels Working in Country

Mexican Government Identifies New Narco Cartels Working in Country

Mexico’s National Security Cabinet revealed the emergence of new drug trafficking organizations that have formed after splintering from pre-existing cartels, groups that have taken root in the central and north of Mexico. continue reading »

Border Agents Disrupts Human Smuggling Attempt Near Calexico

Border Agents Disrupts Human Smuggling Attempt Near Calexico

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested three suspected alien smugglers. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m., when agents observed three individuals climb over continue reading »

Adolfo Carrion Hopes to Become First Latino Mayor of New York City

Adolfo Carrion Hopes to Become First Latino Mayor of New York City

Former Bronx borough president and veteran Democrat Adolfo Carrion will run for mayor of New York as an independent candidate. In an interview with Efe, he said he is aware of the political ris continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Police Find “Drug Cannon” at U.S.-Mexico Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Police Find “Drug Cannon” at U.S.-Mexico Border

Police in this northwestern Mexican border city seized a "cannon" used to launch packets of drugs to the U.S. side of the frontier, officials said. The pneumatic-powered device was found mo continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Armed Troops Break into Prison and Leave With 12 Inmates

Blog del Narco: Armed Troops Break into Prison and Leave With 12 Inmates

Armed assailants burst into a prison in the northern border town of Miguel Aleman on Tuesday and helped a dozen inmates escape, Mexican authorities said. The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. and two of the escapees were convicted murderers, the Tamaulipas state Attorney General's Office said in a statement continue reading »

In Latin America News: Mexico Telecom Industry Grew 13.6% in 2012

In Latin America News: Mexico Telecom Industry Grew 13.6% in 2012

In Latin America news Mexico's telecom industry posted its healthiest grow in four year. Mexican telecommunications grew by 13.6% last year due in great part to wireless and satellite television. continue reading »

‘National Gendarmerie’ Mexico’s New Police Force Starts Operating End of Year

‘National Gendarmerie’ Mexico’s New Police Force Starts Operating End of Year

Mexico is launching its new national police force later this year with 10,000 officers in what will be called the National Gendarmerie. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police Shot at While Guarding Newspaper in Coahuilia

Blog del Narco: Police Shot at While Guarding Newspaper in Coahuilia

An armed commando attacked at dawn where the elements of the federal police were guarding the premises of the newspaper El Siglo de Torreón in Coahuila. The shooting began while police elements were on patrol outside the newspaper. continue reading »