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Mexican Venture Fund to Support Education, Financial and Retail Services

Mexican Venture Fund to Support Education, Financial and Retail Services

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $5 million equity investment in Mexico Development Fund I (MDF-I), a venture capital fund that will provide financing, as well as strategic and operational advice to small and medium-sized companies in Mexico. continue reading »

Truthout Reports Exploitation of Detained Immigrants

Truthout Reports Exploitation of Detained Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants are not allowed to work legally in the United States, but they can do so for $1 a day in the privately run detention centers where they await deportation, according to a report by Truthout. continue reading »

Mexican Remittances Increase 6.2 Percent Since 2011

Mexican Remittances Increase 6.2 Percent Since 2011

Mexicans living and working abroad sent home $11.85 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.2 percent from the same period in 2011, the country's central bank said Wednesday. continue reading »

High Ranking Mexican Generals to be Indicted for Racketeering, Drug Charges

High Ranking Mexican Generals to be Indicted for Racketeering, Drug Charges

Retired Gen. Tomas Angeles Dauahare and five other high-ranking Mexican military officers are to be arraigned this week on drug and racketeering charges. continue reading »

Mexican Wrestlers Combat Obesity in New Health Campaign

Mexican Wrestlers Combat Obesity in New Health Campaign

Wrestling stars are teaming up with the government on a campaign to reduce the obesity rate in Mexico, a country that has been struggling with this problem for years, officials said. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Mexican Boxer Oscar Valdez One Step Closer to Medal

OLYMPICS 2012: Mexican Boxer Oscar Valdez One Step Closer to Medal

Mexican bantamweight Oscar Valdez took a big step toward an Olympic boxing medal Wednesday, defeating Tajikistan's Anvar Yunusov 13-7 to reach the quarterfinals. continue reading »

Armed Robbers Kill 4 Police, 1 Civil Servant in Mexico

Armed Robbers Kill 4 Police, 1 Civil Servant in Mexico

Four Mexican police officers and a civil servant were fatally shot by assailants who tried to seize a vehicle they thought was carrying money, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Actress Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking in LatAm

Mexican Actress Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking in LatAm

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is joining forces with Latin American organizations to fight people trafficking in the region via a documentary that will be shown as a series of spots in theaters and aired on MTV Latinoamerica. continue reading »

Customs Agents Destroy 82.8 Million Confiscated Cigarettes in Mexico

Customs Agents Destroy 82.8 Million Confiscated Cigarettes in Mexico

More than 82.8 million confiscated cigarettes are being destroyed in the northwestern port city of Mazatlan, marking the largest seizure of this type of tobacco product in Mexico's history, officials said. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco Take Silver in Olympic Synchronized Diving

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco Take Silver in Olympic Synchronized Diving

Mexico's Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco on Tuesday won the silver medal in women's 10-meter synchronized diving by racking up 343.32 points. Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao of China took home the gold medal. continue reading »

Mexico’s Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez Win Silver Medal in Synchronized Diving

Mexico’s Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez Win Silver Medal in Synchronized Diving

Mexico's Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez went all out on Monday with a very difficult dive, but they pulled it off thus assuring themselves the silver medal in the men's 10-meter synchronized platform at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Pan Am Games Medalist Oscar Molina, Eliminated in Olympic Boxing

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Pan Am Games Medalist Oscar Molina, Eliminated in Olympic Boxing

Mexico's Oscar Molina, a Pan Am Games medalist, was eliminated Sunday from the Olympic boxing tournament, losing 8-12 to Canada's Custio Clayton in the welterweight division. Molina, who had beaten Clayton a few months ago in hemispheric tournament in Ecuador, looked sluggish in the first two rounds and had no time to recover by the time he began to mount an attack. continue reading »

Mexican Businessman and PRI Supporter Juan Hinojosa Cantu Dies in Helicopter Crash

Mexican Businessman and PRI Supporter Juan Hinojosa Cantu Dies in Helicopter Crash

Three people, including a prominent businessman, died in a helicopter crash over the weekend in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials said. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 2 Tons of Pot Found Inside Mexican Cemetery

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 2 Tons of Pot Found Inside Mexican Cemetery

Army troops found 2.2 tons of marijuana in a cemetery in Los Villa Nueva, a community in northeastern Mexico, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Criticizes U.N. For Not Passing Arms Trade Treaty

Mexico Criticizes U.N. For Not Passing Arms Trade Treaty

The Mexican government criticized Saturday the inconclusive results of the U.N. diplomatic conference seeking to pass an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and deplored "the imposition of the consensus rule" as a condition for reaching an agreement. continue reading »