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Latin America News:  Mexico’s Economy Grows 4 Percent in 2012

Latin America News:  Mexico’s Economy Grows 4 Percent in 2012

Mexico's gross domestic product grew around 4 percent in real terms in 2012 and 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of the year, the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat said. continue reading »

New DNA Study on Aztecs and Pre-Aztecs Yield Interesting Finds

New DNA Study on Aztecs and Pre-Aztecs Yield Interesting Finds

For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. continue reading »

Mexico Cracks Down on “Narco-Miners”

Mexico Cracks Down on “Narco-Miners”

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (Procuraduría General de la República, PGR) this month has frozen the finances of the Coahuila-based mining company Materiales Industrializados, an alleged narco-miner continue reading »

Agencies seize more than $13.6 million in fake NFL merchandise during ‘Operation Red Zone’

Agencies seize more than $13.6 million in fake NFL merchandise during ‘Operation Red Zone’

Speaking at a National Football League (NFL) news conference Thursday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton and NFL Vice President for Legal Affairs Anastasia Danias announced the record-breaking results of a nationwide enforcement operation. The initiative, dubbed 'Operation Red Zone,' commenced Sept. 1, 2012 continue reading »

Justice Dept Sues to Block Anheuser-Busch Purchase of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo Beer

Justice Dept Sues to Block Anheuser-Busch Purchase of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo Beer

The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today challenging Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (ABI) proposed acquisition of total ownership and control of Grupo Modelo. continue reading »

Mexican President Peña Nieto Says No To Privatizing PEMEX

Mexican President Peña Nieto Says No To Privatizing PEMEX

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, will not be privatized and the public should be wary of those who seek to "mislead or confuse" this issue, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. continue reading »

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

Latin America Shines at Madrid’s International Tourism Fair

The colors, tastes, accents and music of Latin America are being seen and heard again at the Fitur tourism fair in Madrid, whose 33rd edition was kicked off on Wednesday by Spain's Crown Prince Felipe continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Bodies Recovered of 17 Kombo Kolombia Musicians From Well

Blog del Narco: Bodies Recovered of 17 Kombo Kolombia Musicians From Well

After three days of searching for human remains in a water well in the town of Mina, the Medical Examiner today reported that the bodies of the 17 staff members and Kombo Kolombia musical group, were returned to their families. continue reading »

Mexican Priest Hope His Films of Peace Will Reduce Narco Violence

Mexican Priest Hope His Films of Peace Will Reduce Narco Violence

The violence associated with organized crime that is besetting Mexico has spurred a Catholic priest to write and produce a series of short film features that he hopes will touch the hearts of both victims and victimizers. continue reading »

Police Discover 17 Bodies in Well in Northern Mexico

Police Discover 17 Bodies in Well in Northern Mexico

Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon have concluded the work of recovering and identifying a total of 17 bodies found in a well, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

BlackBerry 10 Launches with Collection of Univision Apps

BlackBerry 10 Launches with Collection of Univision Apps

We are one month into 2013 and if there's one trend that is very clear in the marketplace these past four weeks, it is the significantly growing importance of Hispanics and digital. We marked a milestone today launching a new partnership with BlackBerry. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Over $300,000 Unreported Cash Found Inside Car’s Roof at Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Over $300,000 Unreported Cash Found Inside Car’s Roof at Border

A 54-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle $302,800 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Dennis DeConcini Port. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Police Chief and Wife Injured in Jalisco

Blog del Narco: Police Chief and Wife Injured in Jalisco

The police chief of Hostotipaquillo was gunned down this morning along with his wife and one of his bodyguards, near the main square of the Municipality. The police chief was identified as Lucio Rosales Astorga. continue reading »

Man Who Killed General with Mexican Narco Ties Gets 50-Year Sentence

Man Who Killed General with Mexican Narco Ties Gets 50-Year Sentence

A man has been sentenced by a Mexico City court to serve 50 years in prison for the April 20, 2012, murder of retired Gen. Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro, judicial officials said. continue reading »

High-Speed Rail Coming to Central Mexico

High-Speed Rail Coming to Central Mexico

Mexico's federal government and officials from the central state of Queretaro signed an agreement to build a high-speed rail system, Communications and Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said. continue reading »