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Northeast Mexico: Marines Rescue 14 Migrants, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers

Northeast Mexico: Marines Rescue 14 Migrants, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers

Marines rescued 14 Central American migrants being held captive in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas and arrested two suspected kidnappers, the Navy Secretariat said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Catholic Church Labels Labor Union Leaders as “Immoral”

Mexico’s Catholic Church Labels Labor Union Leaders as “Immoral”

Unions are threatening to "kidnap the state if it does not align itself with their interests," with labor organizations being manipulated by "immoral leaders who have managed to entrench themselves," the Mexican Catholic Church said. continue reading »

1.4-Ton “Bread of the Dead” Made for Day of the Dead Celebration

1.4-Ton “Bread of the Dead” Made for Day of the Dead Celebration

A team of about 20 bakers prepared a 1.4-ton loaf of "Pan de Muerto" (Bread of the Dead) in Puebla, a state in central Mexico, making it the largest such delicacy in the country. Mexicans traditionally use the bread in the observation of the Day of the Dead rites on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. continue reading »

Mexico Moves Nearly 1,000 Inmates to New Prison

Mexico Moves Nearly 1,000 Inmates to New Prison

A total of 967 inmates sentenced to prison terms for federal crimes were moved to Penitentiary 12 in Ocampo, a city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

No Fast-Track for Controversial Labor Bill in Mexico

No Fast-Track for Controversial Labor Bill in Mexico

A Mexican labor overhaul bill will not be fast-tracked through the lower house on the second go-around, but it is not "frozen" and will be handled like a standard piece of legislation, a lawmaker said. continue reading »

Southeastern Mexico Shaken by 5.0 Earthquake

Southeastern Mexico Shaken by 5.0 Earthquake

A magnitude-5 earthquake shook the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas early Saturday, but without leaving any victims or material damage, the National Seismological Service said. continue reading »

Mexican Film Industry Wins At Spanish Film Festival

Mexican Film Industry Wins At Spanish Film Festival

Three Mexican movies by directors Luis Mandoki, Kenya Marquez and Everaldo Gonzalez were awarded prizes Saturday by the jury of Valladolid's 57th International Film Week, or Seminci. continue reading »

Leon Beats Jaguares 4-1 in Mexican soccer

Leon Beats Jaguares 4-1 in Mexican soccer

Colombian Hernan Dario Burbano scored a goal and assisted on another to lead Leon to a 4-1 victory over Jaguares de Chiapas in late-season play in the Mexican soccer league. continue reading »

ICE Returns More than 4,000 Stolen Artifacts to Mexico

ICE Returns More than 4,000 Stolen Artifacts to Mexico

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned more than 4,000 pieces of stolen and looted cultural artifacts to the government of Mexico at a repatriation ceremony today at the Consulate of Mexico in El Paso, Texas. continue reading »

Mexico Network Televisa and Broadcaster Univision Announce Mobile Phone, Tablet Novela

Mexico Network Televisa and Broadcaster Univision Announce Mobile Phone, Tablet Novela

Mexico's No. 1 TV network Televisa and market-leading U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision on Thursday unveiled a new soap opera especially written and filmed for mobile phone and tablet computer screens. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Arrest 9 Zetas Cartel Members in Northern Mexico

Mexican Authorities Arrest 9 Zetas Cartel Members in Northern Mexico

Nine Los Zetas drug cartel members were captured in separate operations in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila and more than 50 firearms, five rockets, drugs and thousands of rounds of ammunition were seized, the Navy Secretariat said Wednesday. continue reading »

Hundreds of Peasants Protest Deaths of Activists in Mexico

Hundreds of Peasants Protest Deaths of Activists in Mexico

Hundreds of peasants staged a protest outside the Governor's Palace in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua and in front of the state's representative office in Mexico City to draw attention to the murders of two members of the El Barzon debtors' organization. continue reading »

Border Agents Shot at After Finding Drug Smugglers, 63 Bundles of Pot

Border Agents Shot at After Finding Drug Smugglers, 63 Bundles of Pot

Border Patrol agents were reportedly shot at by at least one Mexican national on the Mexico side of the border late last week near Los Ebanos, Texas. continue reading »

Home Remodeling Surprise:  Almost 1,000 pounds of Pot Found in Ceramic Tiles

Home Remodeling Surprise:  Almost 1,000 pounds of Pot Found in Ceramic Tiles

A Mexican national was arrested Friday morning for attempting to smuggle $472,000 worth of marijuana into the United States. continue reading »

Man Freed After Being Falsely Imprisoned for 5 Years in Mexico

Man Freed After Being Falsely Imprisoned for 5 Years in Mexico

A Mazahua Indian man was released from a prison in central Mexico after spending five years behind bars for crimes he never committed. continue reading »