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CBP Locates $50,000 Stashed in Laundry Detergent at Entry Point

CBP Locates $50,000 Stashed in Laundry Detergent at Entry Point

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents conducting southbound operations at the El Paso port of entry seized $52,072 in unreported currency on December 3. The cash was hidden in a box of laundry detergent. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Calderon Administration

INFOGRAPHIC: The Calderon Administration

Felipe Calderon was in office December 1, 2006 - November 30, 2012. During this period Mexico, and the world, dealt with various events ranging from the financial crisis to swine flu. continue reading »

LatAm Activists Facing Greater Intimidation, Says Amnesty International

LatAm Activists Facing Greater Intimidation, Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International said in a report released Friday that human rights activists throughout the Americas face "escalating levels" of intimidation and violence. continue reading »

DEA’s Undercover Drug Operation Seizes $168 Million From Mexican Traffickers

DEA’s Undercover Drug Operation Seizes $168 Million From Mexican Traffickers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said that thanks to an undercover investigation launched more than two years ago, authorities have seized $186 million in cash and other assets from Mexican drug traffickers. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover Mayan Objects Over 2,000 Years Old

Archaeologists Uncover Mayan Objects Over 2,000 Years Old

Mexican archaeologists have found handicrafts from the Mayan culture in the southeastern states of Yucatan and Campeche, notable among which are ceramics some 2,300 years old. continue reading »

440-Foot Long ‘Narco’ Tunnel Found in Mexico Near Border

440-Foot Long ‘Narco’ Tunnel Found in Mexico Near Border

Mexican army soldiers found a suspected "narcotunnel" under construction in a northwestern border city, military officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Duo Jesse and Joy Celebrate Grammy Nod

Mexican Duo Jesse and Joy Celebrate Grammy Nod

Mexican duo Jesse and Joy have added one more success to a fruitful year of international recognition by being nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Latino Pop category for their album "Con quien se queda el perro?" continue reading »

Mexican Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Couples Seeking Marriage

Mexican Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Couples Seeking Marriage

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled in favor of three same-sex couples to whom the authorities in the southern state of Oaxaca had refused authorization to wed, bringing the country one step closer to general recognition of this type of union. continue reading »

UPDATE: Father Says Young Leukemia Patient Taken from Hospital is in Mexico

UPDATE: Father Says Young Leukemia Patient Taken from Hospital is in Mexico

Last week a young girl went missing after her mother was captured on security cameras taking the girl out of the hospital. Wednesday, the girl’s father is saying she is in Mexico. continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican Immigrants in U.S. are Lowest-Paid, Least Educated of Immigrant Groups

STUDY:  Mexican Immigrants in U.S. are Lowest-Paid, Least Educated of Immigrant Groups

Mexican migrants to the United States have the lowest levels of schooling and earn the least amount of take-home pay among all immigrant groups in that country, according to a study by Spanish bank BBVA. continue reading »

Mexico Plane Crash Leaves 2 Military Officers Dead

Mexico Plane Crash Leaves 2 Military Officers Dead

Two Mexican military officers died in a plane crash in the western state of Baja California Sur, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Facing Increased Scrutiny of Telecommunications Monopoly, Rally Planned

Carlos Slim Facing Increased Scrutiny of Telecommunications Monopoly, Rally Planned

On Thursday, December 6, hundreds of Los Angeles Latino and community leaders are joining Two Countries One Voice in a rally against the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, 72, and calling on the California Public Utilities C continue reading »

Lost in Translation: Misquoted Tweet has Mexicans Angry with Boy George

Lost in Translation: Misquoted Tweet has Mexicans Angry with Boy George

On Tuesday, former Culture Club singer Boy George tweeted about Mexico’s new president Enrique Peña Nieto, but a terrible translation of the singer’s tweet has garnered him a lot of hate. continue reading »

NARCO BLOG:  Beauty Queen Shot at Mexican Soldiers Before Being Shot Dead

NARCO BLOG:  Beauty Queen Shot at Mexican Soldiers Before Being Shot Dead

A Mexican prosecutor said beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez fired at army soldiers before she was killed in an armed clash last month in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. continue reading »

Two Mexicans Charged In Death of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer

Two Mexicans Charged In Death of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer

U.S. federal prosecutors in Los Angeles filed charges against two Mexicans for the death of a Coast Guard petty officer in a confrontation at sea. Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, 34, died of a head continue reading »