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Spanish Rape Victims Bought Drugs from their Attackers Say Mexican Authorities

Spanish Rape Victims Bought Drugs from their Attackers Say Mexican Authorities

According to reports Mexican authorities are alleging the six Spanish tourists that were raped knew their attackers having purchased drugs from them in the days leading up to the attack. continue reading »

Union Calls Upon Pemex to Give Jobs to Children of Dead Victims of Blast

Union Calls Upon Pemex to Give Jobs to Children of Dead Victims of Blast

The children of the employees killed in the explosion last week at the Mexico City headquarters of state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, should be allowed to inherit their parent's jobs, oil workers union leader Carlos Romero Deschamps said. continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Have Line On Suspects Who Raped Spanish Tourists in Acapulco

Mexican Authorities Have Line On Suspects Who Raped Spanish Tourists in Acapulco

Authorities have "firm signs to find those responsible" for the rape of six Spanish tourists on the outskirts of the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, the attorney general of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Government Denies U.S. Vetoed Defense Secretary Appointment

Mexican Government Denies U.S. Vetoed Defense Secretary Appointment

The United States did not veto the appointment of Gen. Moises Garcia Ochoa as defense secretary, the Mexican government said. continue reading »

Erik Alan Garza Extradited from Mexico for Smuggling Defense Articles

Erik Alan Garza Extradited from Mexico for Smuggling Defense Articles

An Eagle Pass, Texas, man appeared Monday in San Antonio federal court following his extradition from Mexico Friday on federal charges of smuggling prohibited defense articles. continue reading »

Protest in Mexico to Keep PEMEX Private In Spite of Shoddy Safety Record

Protest in Mexico to Keep PEMEX Private In Spite of Shoddy Safety Record

A series of peaceful protests will be held across Mexico in defense of state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, and against a supposed plan to turn the firm over to foreign oil companies, former leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said. continue reading »

Mexico v Jamaica in World Cup Qualifier - Tough Match on Both Sides

Mexico v Jamaica in World Cup Qualifier - Tough Match on Both Sides

Jamaica is not an opponent to be taken lightly, Mexican coach Jose Manuel de la Torre said Tuesday ahead of the squads' World Cup qualifying match here at Aztec stadium. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Three Young Men Executed in Sinaloa (Picture Warning)

Blog del Narco: Three Young Men Executed in Sinaloa (Picture Warning)

Three men were "shot" to death with assault rifles last night near the town Agua Salada, belonging to the township of Pericos, Mocorito. Their hands bound with rope behind their bodies, they were found lying on the side of the road. The road led to a farm in the village of Agua Salada Bachoco. continue reading »

STUDY:  Cash Payments to Modify HIV Risky Behavior Works in Mexico

STUDY:  Cash Payments to Modify HIV Risky Behavior Works in Mexico

Studies have found that conditional cash transfer programs, in which governments pay citizens if they consistently practice societally beneficial behaviors continue reading »

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

PEW RESEARCH: The Path Not Taken: Two-thirds of Legal Mexican Immigrants are Not U.S. Citizens

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico are not citizens of the United States, even though they are eligible to naturalize. Their rate of naturalization----36%----is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

7 Spanish Tourists Raped by Gunmen in Acapulco

7 Spanish Tourists Raped by Gunmen in Acapulco

Gunmen raped seven Spanish tourists on the outskirts of the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, an official in the prosecutor's office told Efe. continue reading »

PEMEX Blast Likely Caused by Accumulation of Gas, No Trace of Explosives Found

PEMEX Blast Likely Caused by Accumulation of Gas, No Trace of Explosives Found

The explosion that killed 37 people and injured more than 100 others last week at the Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, headquarters in Mexico City was caused by an accumulation of gas, officials said. continue reading »

Bus Crash in California Leaves At Least 8 Dead, Dozens Injured

Bus Crash in California Leaves At Least 8 Dead, Dozens Injured

On Sunday night, a tour bus carrying people heading back to Mexico after a ski trip in California careened down a mountain road and collided with a pick-up truck at around 6:30 p.m. continue reading »

The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations

The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations

"Both the president's leadership and bipartisan efforts to create a path to citizenship for New Americans represent a turning point in this movement, with new reason for hope. However, to realize this long overdue reform, new legislation must provide a working path to citizenship: continue reading »