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Extreme Trafficking: Border Agents Seize $4.5 Million of Cocaine

Extreme Trafficking: Border Agents Seize $4.5 Million of Cocaine

Customs and Border Protection officers at Anzalduas International Bridge seized $4,446,000 worth of alleged cocaine in two separate, unrelated incidents this weekend and arrested two Mexican national men and one female associated with the alleged narcotic smuggling violations. continue reading »

Mass Grave Found in Border State of Chihuahua, Mexico

Mass Grave Found in Border State of Chihuahua, Mexico

Mexican authorities are reporting the discovery of a mass grave in the U.S.-Mexico border state of Chihuahua. The northern border city is the center of some of Mexico’s bloodies turf battles between narco cartels. continue reading »

FBI Most Wanted: Fugitive Joe Luis Saenz Captured in Mexico

FBI Most Wanted: Fugitive Joe Luis Saenz Captured in Mexico

A man on the FBI's Most Wanted list has been captured in Mexico. On July 25, 1998, Joe Luis Saenz allegedly shot and killed two rival gang members in Los Angeles continue reading »

American Author Jonathan Franzen First to Receive Carlos Fuentes Medal

American Author Jonathan Franzen First to Receive Carlos Fuentes Medal

American writer Jonathan Franzen received the first Carlos Fuentes Medal from the late Mexican writer's widow, Silvia Lemus, during the opening ceremony of the 26th Guadalajara International Book Fair. continue reading »

Toluca vs Tijuana in Apertura Tournament

Toluca vs Tijuana in Apertura Tournament

Toluca and Tijuana will play in the final of the Mexican League's Apertura tournament in a two-match series. continue reading »

PEMEX Finds 500 Million Barrels of Crude Oil, Largest Discovery in a Decade

PEMEX Finds 500 Million Barrels of Crude Oil, Largest Discovery in a Decade

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it found reserves of up to 500 million barrels of crude in southern Mexico, a discovery that President Felipe Calderon hailed as the "biggest find" of petroleum on land in the past decade. continue reading »

Mexican Teachers Union Threaten Indefinite Strike in Oaxaca

Mexican Teachers Union Threaten Indefinite Strike in Oaxaca

A section of the SNTE teachers union threatened to call an indefinite strike in all the schools of the southern state of Oaxaca if the regional government does not return to them the centers that it awarded six years ago to another local of the same union. continue reading »

HS News Contributor: Blog del Narco

HS News Contributor: Blog del Narco

Today Mexico’s regional Newspapers are failing to report many of the murders, kidnappings, and violence linked to the nations war against the drug cartels. A recent study by Fundación MEPI, an independent investigative journalism center shows that the threats and intimidation of journalists has routinely caused journalists not to report on the cartels. continue reading »

Mexican Exhibition Explores the Link Between Mayan Culture and Time

Mexican Exhibition Explores the Link Between Mayan Culture and Time

A new Mayan exhibit at the Mexican capital's National Museum of Anthropology shows the influence of time on the rituals and daily life of that pre-Columbian civilization. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder of Mexican Journalist

IACHR Condemns Murder of Mexican Journalist

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of journalist Adrián Silva Moreno, which took place on November 14 in Tehuacán, Puebla, and urges federal and local Mexican authorities to take urgent action and activate all legal instruments available for identifying and punishing both the perpetrators of and the masterminds behind this crime. continue reading »

Mexico To Explore UN Torture Charges

Mexico To Explore UN Torture Charges

The Mexican government has agreed to "study carefully" the charges made by the United Nations' Committee Against Torture, which said it was concerned about the use of torture in Mexico during the interrogation of people detained arbitrarily. continue reading »

Black Friday Entices Mexicans to Cross the Border for Shopping Deals

Black Friday Entices Mexicans to Cross the Border for Shopping Deals

Many Mexicans have adopted the American tradition of Black Friday and cross the border to go shopping, and so contribute to the regional economy. continue reading »

Locomotive Fire Strands 600 Central American Migrants in Mexico

Locomotive Fire Strands 600 Central American Migrants in Mexico

About 600 Central American migrants are stranded in Arriaga, a city in the southeastern state of Chiapas, due to a fire in the locomotive of the train used by migrants to reach central Mexico. continue reading »

MEXICO POLL:  War on Drugs a Failure

MEXICO POLL:  War on Drugs a Failure

A recently concluded public opinion poll in Mexico has deemed outgoing President Felipe Calderon’s war on narcos a failure. continue reading »

Mexican Human Right Group Reports Murders, Disappearances Soar

Mexican Human Right Group Reports Murders, Disappearances Soar

Violations of personal rights have soared over the past six years in Mexico, with more than 2,000 people listed as missing and over 46,000 murders linked to organized crime groups, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. continue reading »