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Pipeline Fire in Jalisco Forces Hundreds to Evacuate

Pipeline Fire in Jalisco Forces Hundreds to Evacuate

Roughly 400 people were evacuated early Friday from their homes in the western Mexican state of Jalisco after a gas leak at a pipeline operated by state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos triggered a fire, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Mexican Indians Being Used by Cartels to Smuggle Drugs Across the Border

Mexican Indians Being Used by Cartels to Smuggle Drugs Across the Border

The Raramuri Indians of Chihuahua state, renowned for their ability to cover long distances on foot, are being used by Mexican drug traffickers to smuggle narcotics into the United States. continue reading »

Mexico Offers Higher Tomato Prices in Hopes Of Retaining Export Agreement

Mexico Offers Higher Tomato Prices in Hopes Of Retaining Export Agreement

Mexico's government and farmers have offered to accept higher prices for tomatoes exported to the United States in a bid to avert the scrapping of a 16-year-old agreement, a senior Mexican official said. continue reading »

Ecuador Sentences People Smuggler With Ties to Mexican Massacre

Ecuador Sentences People Smuggler With Ties to Mexican Massacre

A people smuggler convicted of organizing the trip to Mexico by Fredy Lala Pomavilla, a survivor of the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants at a ranch near the U.S. border, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Ecuador, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Mexico Arrests 7 Federal Officials for Aiding Sinaloa Cartel

Mexico Arrests 7 Federal Officials for Aiding Sinaloa Cartel

Mexican authorities announced the arrest of seven federal government employees who allegedly aided and abetted the Sinaloa drug cartel, headed by notorious fugitive Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman. continue reading »

President-elect Peña Nieto Will Fly in Style with $139 Million Plane

President-elect Peña Nieto Will Fly in Style with $139 Million Plane

The Mexican government has confirmed the purchase of a more than $100 million plane for the country’s new president. President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto will be flying in style when his p continue reading »

Hard Rock Hotel In Cancun Grand Opening Bash, Wilmer Valderrama to Host Pool Party

Hard Rock Hotel In Cancun Grand Opening Bash, Wilmer Valderrama to Host Pool Party

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun Rocks Out Oct. 18-21, 2012 with Unmatched All Inclusive Amenities, Award Winning Entertainment and Exclusive Access Behind the Velvet Rope continue reading »

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Down to Six

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Down to Six

World Cup qualifying for teams from North American, Central America and the Caribbean started with 35 countries. Now there are only six teams battling for 3.5 berths to earn a spot in Brazil in 2014. continue reading »

Authorities to Exhume Parents of Dead Zeta Boss to Confirm ID

Authorities to Exhume Parents of Dead Zeta Boss to Confirm ID

Authorities will exhume the bodies of the parents of Los Zetas drug cartel boss Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano to confirm that the man killed 10 ago in a shootout with marines was the notorious kingpin, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Pre-Columbian Tombs

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Pre-Columbian Tombs

Mexican archaeologists discovered a group of millennium-old basalt tombs in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Hopes New Mexican Administration Will Guarantee Safety for Journalists

Reporters Without Borders Hopes New Mexican Administration Will Guarantee Safety for Journalists

Reporters Without Borders, or RSF, called upon Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto to make concrete "commitments" to guarantee the safety of journalists in his country on the European tour he will wrap up later this week in Paris. continue reading »

Academy Awards Picks “Paraíso” for Oscar’s 2012 Shortlist - Documentaries

Academy Awards Picks “Paraíso” for Oscar’s 2012 Shortlist - Documentaries

The award winning short documentary ‘Paraíso’ made its Chicago debut at the Chicago International Film Festival yesterday and it was a treat to see Nadav Kurtz’ movie on the big screen. continue reading »

Mexican Pageant Queen Hopes to Launch Beauty Products Line

Mexican Pageant Queen Hopes to Launch Beauty Products Line

The Mexican Carmen Isabel Hernandez Chavez, winner in 2011 of the tenth Miss Princess of the World contest, dreams of her line of beauty products being sold all over Mexico - and about being a mom. continue reading »

Mexico’s Top Math Student Survives by Living Off of a Dump

Mexico’s Top Math Student Survives by Living Off of a Dump

An 11-year-old from Matamoros, Tamaulipas has earned the title of Mexico’s top math student according to the country’s national academic achievement test. continue reading »

Crackdown at Student Protest in Mexico Leaves 60 Injured

Crackdown at Student Protest in Mexico Leaves 60 Injured

Around 60 people were hurt and more than 100 arrested Monday when Mexican federal police stormed three schools in the western state of Michoacan where students were holding dozens of commandeered vehicles, authorities said. continue reading »