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President Calderon Inaugurates Mexico’s First Solar Power Plant

President Calderon Inaugurates Mexico’s First Solar Power Plant

Mexican President Felipe Calderon inaugurated a large-scale solar power plant that he touted as the region's first, a pilot facility in the northwestern state of Baja California that features 4,000 photovoltaic panels and 1 MW in generating capacity. continue reading »

Sinaloa Cartel Cell Leader Killed in Clash with Mexican Army

Sinaloa Cartel Cell Leader Killed in Clash with Mexican Army

Mexican army soldiers killed a suspected high-ranking leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel in a clash early Saturday, the Sinaloa state Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »

Deported Father Continues to Wait for Custody Ruling

Deported Father Continues to Wait for Custody Ruling

Judge Michael Duncan has said that in November he will have to give further study to the case of a deported Mexican who returned with a special permit to North Carolina in order to fight for the custody of his three children. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Did Kidnapped Girl Have Drug Lord’s Baby in the Valley? (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: Did Kidnapped Girl Have Drug Lord’s Baby in the Valley? (VIDEO)

A Mexican family is wondering if a photo found on the body of a slain drug lord means their daughter is still alive and living in the Rio Grande Valley. Stephanie, or “Fanny” as their family called her, was kidnapped from the streets of Torreon Coahuila back in 2004. continue reading »

Mexico Ranks 4th-Most Desirable Investment Location

Mexico Ranks 4th-Most Desirable Investment Location

Mexico is the fourth-most interesting country for investors after Nigeria, Indonesia and South Korea, according to study released Friday by German magazine WirtschaftsWoche on high-potential economies. continue reading »

Mexican Senate Passes Money Laundering Bill

Mexican Senate Passes Money Laundering Bill

Mexico's Senate passed a long-awaited bill to address money laundering, which is estimated to be a $12 billion a year business. The measure has been sent to President Felipe Calderon's desk for his signature. continue reading »

Mexican Olympian Calls On Lawmakers To Take a Stand Against Childhood Obesity

Mexican Olympian Calls On Lawmakers To Take a Stand Against Childhood Obesity

Mexican diver Paola Espinosa, a medalist in the London Olympics, urged lawmakers to do more to ensure the nation no longer leads the world in childhood obesity. continue reading »

Singer Lila Downs Honored for her Contribution to Mexican Culture

Singer Lila Downs Honored for her Contribution to Mexican Culture

Singer Lila Downs was honored here by the organization Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders for her work to spread awareness about indigenous people. continue reading »

Mexico Researches Non-conventional Oil and Gas Resources

Mexico Researches Non-conventional Oil and Gas Resources

Mexico plans to invest 3.13 billion pesos (some $242 million) in a project that will use state-of-the-art technology to assess the nation's prospective non-conventional oil and gas resources, the Energy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Son of Murdered Activist Marisela Escobedo Calls Suspect in Custody “Scapegoat”

Son of Murdered Activist Marisela Escobedo Calls Suspect in Custody “Scapegoat”

The son of rights activist Marisela Escobedo, who was shot and killed in northern Mexico in 2010 while demanding justice for the murder of her daughter, said a suspect arrested in his mother's slaying is a "scapegoat." continue reading »

Biodegradable Rainforest Gum Presented at Green Forum in Mexico

Biodegradable Rainforest Gum Presented at Green Forum in Mexico

A biodegradable, non-stick gum that won't sully sidewalks and trash cans made of "natural plastic" were some of the products on display at the just-concluded 2012 Green Solutions Forum, held in the Mexican capital to seek ways of combating climate change. continue reading »

Tomb With 1,300 Year Old Remains Discovered in Mexico

Tomb With 1,300 Year Old Remains Discovered in Mexico

Mexican archaeologists discovered the tomb of a person who may have led a region in what is now the southern state of Oaxaca approximately 1,300 years ago, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said. continue reading »

Salma Hayek Reveals How Happiness Has Improved Her Acting

Salma Hayek Reveals How Happiness Has Improved Her Acting

Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek is channeling the happiness in her personal life into comedies such as "Here Comes the Boom," scheduled to hit U.S. theaters Friday, and says that at age 46 she has left her "melodramatic" phase behind and now prefers to make people laugh. continue reading »

Archaeologists Find 50 Skulls Believed to be From Those Sacrificed by Aztecs

Archaeologists Find 50 Skulls Believed to be From Those Sacrificed by Aztecs

Archaeologists in Mexico recently unearthed what they believe to be an Aztec sacrificial stone, 50 skulls and about 250 jaw bones. The skulls, which were found in modern day Mexico City, are believed to have been continue reading »

Mexico’s President Calderon Confirms Zeta Leader Lazcano Was Killed

Mexico’s President Calderon Confirms Zeta Leader Lazcano Was Killed

Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, the top boss of the Los Zetas drug cartel, was killed in a shootout with marines in Coahuila state, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Tuesday. continue reading »