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Mexico’s Once-Fabled Resort Town of Acapulco is BROKE

Mexico’s Once-Fabled Resort Town of Acapulco is BROKE

The world famous Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco is broke and unable to deal with a debt load that is expected to hit 2.14 billion pesos ($162.1 million) by Dec. 31, a figure that is larger than the annual budget, municipal officials said. continue reading »

Spanish Business Says Officials Not Doing Enough to Find Son Kidnapped in Mexico

Spanish Business Says Officials Not Doing Enough to Find Son Kidnapped in Mexico

A Spanish businessman living in Mexico whose adult son was kidnapped nine months ago said authorities have not done enough to rescue him. "I located him three times and in none of (those cases) di continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Taxi Driver and 7 Year Old Daughter Shot in Ambush in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: Taxi Driver and 7 Year Old Daughter Shot in Ambush in Sinaloa

A taxi driver and his seven-year-old daughter were "riddled" with bullets by unknown criminals when they were attacked after leaving their home in Colonia 10 de Mayo. A witness said, the perpetrators fled on board a Nissan Altima color-black no license plates continue reading »

Rights Group Condemns School That Strip Searched Children Over Missing $14

Rights Group Condemns School That Strip Searched Children Over Missing $14

The government of the western state of Michoacan should take action to "repair the damage done" to about 20 schoolchildren who were strip searched at a public school where 180 pesos ($13.80) had been reported missing, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. continue reading »

Mexican Pecan Exporter Sentenced to 4 Years For Scheme to Defraud Ex-Im Bank

Mexican Pecan Exporter Sentenced to 4 Years For Scheme to Defraud Ex-Im Bank

The owner of a pecan brokerage company in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, was sentenced today to serve 48 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) of approximately $400,000. continue reading »

Dutch Firm To Expand Mexican Shipping Port with $2 Billion Investment

Dutch Firm To Expand Mexican Shipping Port with $2 Billion Investment

Netherlands-based APM Terminals plans to invest $2 billion to expand the containers terminal of the Mexican Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas, a project that will create 3,000 direct jobs, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Robbing Four New Mexico Banks

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Robbing Four New Mexico Banks

Yesterday morning, Jaime Jesus Sanchez-Ramos, 23, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty to a bank robbery charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. continue reading »

New Evidence Links Mayan Collapse to Climate Change

New Evidence Links Mayan Collapse to Climate Change

The ancient Mayan civilization, which developed a sophisticated culture in the Central American rainforests, vanished mysteriously a thousand years ago. Now, an international team of anthropologists, archeologists, chemists and climatologists says it has identified the cause of the Mayan collapse: climate change. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 1 in 10 Judges Require Special Security from Cartel Threats

Blog del Narco: 1 in 10 Judges Require Special Security from Cartel Threats

In Mexico, approximately one in 10 judges are protected by special security measures, according to information from the Federal Council of the Judiciary (CFJ). In a document released in response to requests for transparency, CFJ revealed that 98 federal judges who have been responsible for crimes related litigation have received special security measures, continue reading »

Thalia Helping Mexican Immigrants in New York After Hurricane Sandy

Thalia Helping Mexican Immigrants in New York After Hurricane Sandy

Mexican singer and actress Thalia took humanitarian aid and comfort Friday to compatriots in New York affected by Hurricane Sandy. "When I started seeing the destruction of Sandy I thought it was incredible, continue reading »

3 Mexican Minors Arrested for Killing 7 on Behalf of Los Zetas Cartel

3 Mexican Minors Arrested for Killing 7 on Behalf of Los Zetas Cartel

Three minors accused of killing seven people while working at the service of a drug cartel have been arrested in northern Mexico, authorities said. continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t to Charge 14 Cops in Attack on U.S. Agents in Embassy Vehicle

Mexican Gov’t to Charge 14 Cops in Attack on U.S. Agents in Embassy Vehicle

Fourteen federal police officers will be charged with attempted homicide for the Aug. 24 attack on a U.S. Embassy vehicle that left two American government security experts wounded, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said Friday. continue reading »

Caterpillar Begins Construction on Mexican Factory that Will Create 1,000 New Jobs

Caterpillar Begins Construction on Mexican Factory that Will Create 1,000 New Jobs

U.S. heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. began construction Thursday on a $500 million factory in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »

Harvard PhD Student Tracking Drug Traffickers Via Google

Harvard PhD Student Tracking Drug Traffickers Via Google

A Mexican working on her PhD at Harvard University's Department of Government has developed an algorithm that uses Google's search engine to track the activity, movement and "modus operandi" of drug cartels in her homeland. continue reading »

Mexican President-elect Congratulates Obama

Mexican President-elect Congratulates Obama

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the man who will succeed him in a few weeks, Enrique Peña Nieto, on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on winning a second term as U.S. head of state and expressed confidence that the links between the two countries will continue to broaden and deepen. continue reading »