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38 Central American Migrants Detained in Mexico

38 Central American Migrants Detained in Mexico

A total of 38 Central American migrants were detained in three operations in the southern state of Chiapas and the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, with a suspected people trafficker arrested and a Mexican captive freed, the Mexican Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexican President Establishes National Institute of the Entrepreneur

Mexican President Establishes National Institute of the Entrepreneur

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree to create a National Institute of the Entrepreneur, which seeks to aid micro, small and medium-sized businesses, or Mipymes, which he said "constitute the heart of the nation's economic activity and are one of its greatest assets. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Gives Birth to Sextuplets

Mexican Woman Gives Birth to Sextuplets

A Mexican woman gave birth to four baby girls and two baby boys, whose condition is described as "unstable," at the Women's Hospital in Morelia, the Health Secretariat of the southwestern state of Michoacan said. continue reading »

Mexico Continues Bribery Investigation of Walmart

Mexico Continues Bribery Investigation of Walmart

The Mexican unit of U.S.-based retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said in a statement that it has provided information regarding the corruption allegations it faces and reiterated its pledge to continue cooperating with Mexican authorities. continue reading »

Mexican Peasants, Indians Take a Stance Against Organized Crime

Mexican Peasants, Indians Take a Stance Against Organized Crime

Hundreds of peasants and Indians in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero have responded to the scourge of organized crime by arming themselves, detaining suspected criminals and setting up checkpoints at the entrances to their communities, Efe confirmed. continue reading »

Troops in Mexico Find Another Drug Tunnel into U.S.

Troops in Mexico Find Another Drug Tunnel into U.S.

Mexican army soldiers discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel in the northern border city of Nogales, media outlets said. The passage, which extends 56 meters (184 feet), is equipped with water and ventilation systems continue reading »

Police Discover 5 Brutally Murdered Bodies in Guadalajara

Police Discover 5 Brutally Murdered Bodies in Guadalajara

Gangland violence has claimed five more lives in Guadalajara, Mexico's second-most-populous city, Jalisco state authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Police Confiscate TVs, Refrigerators from Inmates

Mexican Police Confiscate TVs, Refrigerators from Inmates

Police discovered refrigerators, television sets and electric fans during a surprise inspection of a prison in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, authorities said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Two Bodies Found Murdered then Burned in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: Two Bodies Found Murdered then Burned in Sinaloa

Two bodies remain unidentified at the medical examiner's in Sinaloa. The charred remains of two persons believed to be male were found completely burned in a taxi in Colonia Guadalupe. The gruesome discovery was made within minutes of the rental vehicle being ignited with two "passengers" on board, who turned out to be shot dead and then burned in that automobile. continue reading »

27-Year-Old Priest Remains Missing in Michoacán, Mexico

27-Year-Old Priest Remains Missing in Michoacán, Mexico

The Mexican diocese of Zamora, Michoacån sent to Fides Agency an appeal to pray for Father Santiago, who has been missing since December 27, 2012. continue reading »

Heavy Snow Sends Northern Mexico into State of Emergency

Heavy Snow Sends Northern Mexico into State of Emergency

The Mexican government declared a emergency in 21 municipalities in the northern state of Chihuahua due to heavy snow and a cold wave blamed for six deaths there. continue reading »

Mexico’s Auto Production up 12.8% in 2012

Mexico’s Auto Production up 12.8% in 2012

Mexico's production of motor vehicles grew 12.8 percent last year to a record 2.88 million units as exports increased 9.9 percent to 2.35 million, also a new high, the AMIA industry association said Thursday. The strength of the export sector compensated for slow sales at home, AMIA said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Mexico’s First Lady Will Head Social Welfare Institute

Latin America News:  Mexico’s First Lady Will Head Social Welfare Institute

Mexican first lady Angelica Rivera will chair the Citizen's Consultative Council of the National System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family, or DIF, President Enrique Peña Nieto's office said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cross Dresser Kidnapped and Murdered in Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: Cross Dresser Kidnapped and Murdered in Nuevo Leon

The manager of a bar that was kidnapped last night by an armed group in Montemorelos and was found murdered this morning. Daniel Mendoza Ricardo Macias, 23, nicknamed "The Daniela", was dressed as a woman, was taken from the bar at Mountain Avenue Cemetery, in the Barrio Lerdo de Tejada. continue reading »

Prehispanic Teotihuacans Exhumed Dead and Used Make-Up in After-Death Rituals

Prehispanic Teotihuacans Exhumed Dead and Used Make-Up in After-Death Rituals

In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honour their city’s most important people. continue reading »