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Mexican Authorities Arrest 9 Zetas Cartel Members, Seize 30 Grenade Launchers

Mexican Authorities Arrest 9 Zetas Cartel Members, Seize 30 Grenade Launchers

Nine suspected members of the Los Zetas drug cartel were arrested in Saltillo, the capital of the northern state of Coahuila, by marines, the Mexican Navy Secretariat said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico Investigating Link Between 3 Mining Companies, Los Zetas Cartel

Mexico Investigating Link Between 3 Mining Companies, Los Zetas Cartel

Mexican authorities are investigating three coal mining firms for their alleged links to drug traffickers, a Mexico City daily reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico Restores Sixteenth Century Santo Domingo Convent

Mexico Restores Sixteenth Century Santo Domingo Convent

The old Santo Domingo Convent in San Cristobal de Las Casas, a city in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, is being inaugurated on Wednesday after undergoing extensive restoration in one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH. continue reading »

President Calderon Inaugurates New Metro Line in Mexico City

President Calderon Inaugurates New Metro Line in Mexico City

The Mexican capital is operating a new 25.1-kilometer (15.5-mile) Metro line that cost nearly $1.7 billion and uses Spanish-made trains. continue reading »

Juarez Police Charged with Sexual Assault Against Men in Custody

Juarez Police Charged with Sexual Assault Against Men in Custody

Police officers in Mexico's border town of Juarez have been charged with sexually assaulting two men in their custody. According to the Chihuahua Attorney General's Office, four officers working in Juarez continue reading »

US Border Prepares for Mexican Ghosts, Witches and Princesses as They Come Over to Trick and Treat

US Border Prepares for Mexican Ghosts, Witches and Princesses as They Come Over to Trick and Treat

Customs inspectors on the U.S. southern border are preparing for Halloween night, when - by tradition - there will be an increase in vehicular traffic to ferry witches, mummies, princesses and other characters across the U.S. border to cities such as El Paso. continue reading »

Mexico Offers Solidarity and Support for Communities Hit by Hurricane Sandy

Mexico Offers Solidarity and Support for Communities Hit by Hurricane Sandy

The Mexican government expressed its solidarity with all the communities hammered by Hurricane Sandy in the United States and said it was offering "consular protection to all the Mexicans who require it." continue reading »

Killer of Journalist Regina Martinez Arrested, She was Beaten & Strangled at Home

Killer of Journalist Regina Martinez Arrested, She was Beaten & Strangled at Home

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Regina Martinez last April in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Pemex Up $2.45 Billion Since Beginning of 2012

Pemex Up $2.45 Billion Since Beginning of 2012

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it posted a net profit of 31.9 billion pesos (about $2.45 billion) in the first nine months of this year, marking a turnaround from the loss posted in the same period in 2011. continue reading »

Nearly 400 lbs of Pot Founds on Commercial Buses Coming In from Mexico

Nearly 400 lbs of Pot Founds on Commercial Buses Coming In from Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry discovered approximately 399 pounds of marijuana hidden in two commercial buses after they entered the port from Mexico yesterday morning. continue reading »

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 »