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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 »

Web Editor Kidnapped and Murdered in Mexico

Web Editor Kidnapped and Murdered in Mexico

A journalist was abducted and murdered Monday in this Mexican border metropolis, the Baja California state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Acclaimed Writer Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Carlos Fuentes International Prize for Spanish Literature

Acclaimed Writer Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Carlos Fuentes International Prize for Spanish Literature

Acclaimed writer Mario Vargas Llosa was named Monday as the winner of the inaugural Carlos Fuentes International Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language. The $250,000 cash award went to the Peruvian-born Llosa "for the contribution he has made in the Spanish language to enrich the heritage of mankind' according continue reading »

Mexico Healh Dept. Begins Vaccinating All 5th Grade Girls Against HPV

Mexico Healh Dept. Begins Vaccinating All 5th Grade Girls Against HPV

In 2008, in a campaign to significantly reduce the most common cancer affecting Mexican women, the Mexican Public Health Agency (Secretaria de Salud or SSA) announced it was launching the first phase of a program that would offer testing f continue reading »

Shoutouts in Mexico Leave 16 Dead

Shoutouts in Mexico Leave 16 Dead

Army troops killed 16 suspected criminals in three shootouts in the Mexican states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas over the weekend, the Defense Secretariat said. The first shootout occurred Saturday night in Panuco, a city in the eastern state of Veracruz, where s continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Nieto in Spain Offers Support to Economy

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Nieto in Spain Offers Support to Economy

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto delivered an address Monday to business leaders in Madrid, offering Spain the support and assistance of his incoming administration in dealing with the economic crisis. continue reading »

Mothers of Missing Migrants Follow the “Route of the Immigrant” Through Mexico

Mothers of Missing Migrants Follow the “Route of the Immigrant” Through Mexico

A caravan made up of Central American women whose children went missing in Mexico while trying to reach the United States has set out to try to find out what happened to the migrants. continue reading »

Ranchera Singer Vicente Fernandez Announces Farewell Concert

Ranchera Singer Vicente Fernandez Announces Farewell Concert

The Mexican singer of ranchera music, Vicente Fernandez, announced that he will bid farewell to the spotlight with two concerts on Dec. 14-15 in the western state of Jalisco. continue reading »

Newly Appointed Mexican Archbishop Faced With Challenges in New Location

Newly Appointed Mexican Archbishop Faced With Challenges in New Location

The new archbishop of Monterrey, Mexico, is known for putting an emphasis on social ministries and serving poor populations -- most recently in the southern state of Chiapas as archbishop of Tuxtla Gutierrez. continue reading »

Mexican Cartel Boss Arrested In Connection With Massacre

Mexican Cartel Boss Arrested In Connection With Massacre

Army troops arrested the man who reputedly runs the Gulf drug cartel's operation in the central city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico's defense department said Friday. continue reading »

President Calderon Inaugurates Mexico’s First Solar Power Plant

President Calderon Inaugurates Mexico’s First Solar Power Plant

Mexican President Felipe Calderon inaugurated a large-scale solar power plant that he touted as the region's first, a pilot facility in the northwestern state of Baja California that features 4,000 photovoltaic panels and 1 MW in generating capacity. continue reading »

Sinaloa Cartel Cell Leader Killed in Clash with Mexican Army

Sinaloa Cartel Cell Leader Killed in Clash with Mexican Army

Mexican army soldiers killed a suspected high-ranking leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel in a clash early Saturday, the Sinaloa state Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »

Deported Father Continues to Wait for Custody Ruling

Deported Father Continues to Wait for Custody Ruling

Judge Michael Duncan has said that in November he will have to give further study to the case of a deported Mexican who returned with a special permit to North Carolina in order to fight for the custody of his three children. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Did Kidnapped Girl Have Drug Lord’s Baby in the Valley? (VIDEO)

Blog del Narco: Did Kidnapped Girl Have Drug Lord’s Baby in the Valley? (VIDEO)

A Mexican family is wondering if a photo found on the body of a slain drug lord means their daughter is still alive and living in the Rio Grande Valley. Stephanie, or “Fanny” as their family called her, was kidnapped from the streets of Torreon Coahuila back in 2004. continue reading »