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Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

A dog sanctuary in Mexico is the first of its kind as it provides troubled canines with a safe and loving home. Milagros Caninos (Miracle Dogs) is a sanctuary in Mexico City that ta continue reading »

Smugglers’ Strategy: Abandon Dope ( Border Patrol Seizes $2.2 Million in Pot)

Smugglers’ Strategy: Abandon Dope ( Border Patrol Seizes $2.2 Million in Pot)

Ajo Station agents seized 4,585 pounds of abandoned marijuana during three separate incidents in the West Desert yesterday. Ajo Station agents assigned to the all-terrain unit were patrolling near Why, Ariz., Monday morning when they discovered an abandoned Chevy Suburban loaded with 85 bundles of marijuana continue reading »

Mexican Boxer “Chucho” Castillo Dies at 67

Mexican Boxer “Chucho” Castillo Dies at 67

Mexican boxer Jesus "Chucho" Castillo, a one-time world bantamweight champion best known for his rivalry with countryman Ruben Olivares, has died. He was 67. continue reading »

Archaeologists Find Dozen Mayan Burial Sites Near Chichen Itza

Archaeologists Find Dozen Mayan Burial Sites Near Chichen Itza

Mexican archaeologists have found a dozen Mayan burial sites dating back more than 1,200 years at the Xtojil site, located some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Hispanic Brand Uses Old Process to Produce Authentic Cigars

Hispanic Brand Uses Old Process to Produce Authentic Cigars

A group of Hispanics in southeastern Texas is selling handmade Cuban-style cigars that have been increasing in popularity thanks to a old manufacturing process that is being maintained in the United States. continue reading »

US Citizen Robbed then Shot Dead in Santo Domingo

US Citizen Robbed then Shot Dead in Santo Domingo

A US citizen, Sandra Valente, 37 who was staying at the Quinto Centenario hotel in Santo Domingo, was shot dead while eating dinner with her Dominican husband Ramon Dario Reyes Figuereo, aged 41, in La Barrica restaurant in the Ozama area in Santo Domingo East on Monday, 14 January. continue reading »

Mexican Lawmakers to Submit Bill To Tackle States’ Excessive Borrowing

Mexican Lawmakers to Submit Bill To Tackle States’ Excessive Borrowing

Mexico's federal government will submit a bill in February aimed at getting the fiscal houses of states and municipalities in order, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray said. continue reading »

Mexican Officials Implement Diet Regimen for Overweight Police

Mexican Officials Implement Diet Regimen for Overweight Police

Forty percent of the police officers in Ciudad Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico, are obese and at least 80 percent are overweight, prompting officials to put them on diets. continue reading »

Televisa Deportes Reporter Jorge “Chori” Lopez Dies in Small Plane Crash

Televisa Deportes Reporter Jorge “Chori” Lopez Dies in Small Plane Crash

A Televisa sportscaster and his American pilot died when their small plane crashed in Cozumel, an Island in Mexico's Caribbean region, while performing stunts, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Rice University: No Panaceas for Mexico’s Violent Drug War, but Prohibition has Failed

Rice University: No Panaceas for Mexico’s Violent Drug War, but Prohibition has Failed

While Mexico and the United States have ramped up their efforts to control and perhaps defeat Mexico’s increasingly violent drug cartels, the outcome of these efforts remains in doubt and no panaceas are in sight, but pr continue reading »

Pemex Prepares to Lay Off 15,000 in Mexico

Pemex Prepares to Lay Off 15,000 in Mexico

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, plans to cut at least 15,000 jobs as part of a reorganization, press reports said. continue reading »

Border Patrol Rescue Volunteers in Arizona Mountains

Border Patrol Rescue Volunteers in Arizona Mountains

U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two women belonging to a group of volunteers who carry water for undocumented immigrants who run into trouble in the desert along Arizona's border with Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced the hiring of José M. Quintero as an employee in his District Office on North Avenue in Chicago. Quintero was the first young immigrant in Illinois to receive work authorization via Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the deportation-relief offered by President Obama to immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act continue reading »

Mexican Mother Gives Birth to Sextuplets, Had Quadruplets 12 Years Ago

Mexican Mother Gives Birth to Sextuplets, Had Quadruplets 12 Years Ago

A woman in Mexico had an emergency Caesarean section on Thursday to deliver the sextuplets she was only able to carry for 27 weeks due to internal bleeding and anemia. Even more astonishing was the fact that this was not her first multiple continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Brothers Found Executed in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: Brothers Found Executed in Sinaloa

Police have discovered two brothers who had been shot to death on a dirt road leading to the area community basurón Pitayita. The bodies were discovered on Monday morning. The bodies have been identified as Enrique Fidel and Hugo Urias, 46 and 44, respectively. continue reading »