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1,000 People Evacuated after Thieves Rupture Gas Pipeline in Mexico

1,000 People Evacuated after Thieves Rupture Gas Pipeline in Mexico

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes as a precaution after would-be thieves ruptured a pipeline in the central Mexican town of Tepeji del Rio, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 3 Soviet Rockets Seized During Shooting in Piedras Negras Coahuila

Blog del Narco: 3 Soviet Rockets Seized During Shooting in Piedras Negras Coahuila

State police found an SUV containing "three rockets" that apparently belonged to a criminal organization in Piedras Negras, a border city in northern Mexico, Coahuila Public Safety Secretary Jorge Luis Moran Delgado said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Seize Narco ‘Rockets’ in Border City of Piedras Negras

Mexican Police Seize Narco ‘Rockets’ in Border City of Piedras Negras

State police found an SUV containing "three rockets" that apparently belonged to a criminal organization in Piedras Negras, a border city in northern Mexico, Coahuila Public Safety Secretary Jorge Luis Moran Delgado said. continue reading »

Mexico Honors Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez With Thousands of Posters

Mexico Honors Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez With Thousands of Posters

Mexico City is celebrating the life and work of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has lived in the capital for 50 years, by putting up 40,000 posters in honor of the legendary Colombian writer. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

STUDY: Border Violence May Have Negative Effect on Kids’ Mental Health

STUDY: Border Violence May Have Negative Effect on Kids’ Mental Health

Violence and poverty harm the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border, a new study shows. Researchers looked at the mental health of children and teens living in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 2007 and again in 2010. All of the children were Mexican or Mexican-American and lived in homes below the poverty level. None had a history of diagnosed mental illness. continue reading »

Image of Captured Bear Being Abused Causes Outrage in Mexico

Image of Captured Bear Being Abused Causes Outrage in Mexico

A photograph showing emergency management personnel mistreating a young bear has sparked outrage in Mexico and alarmed environmental authorities, who acknowledge that animal abuse remains a serious problem in some parts of the country. continue reading »

Mexican Museum Pays Tribute to Day of the Dead With Mummy Exhibition

Mexican Museum Pays Tribute to Day of the Dead With Mummy Exhibition

Large-format photos of 12 bodies mummified 300 years ago and preserved today in the Mexican capital's El Carmen Museum are being featured on an altar commemorating this year's Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 1, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said Saturday. continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes $200,000 Hidden in Mexican’s Car

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes $200,000 Hidden in Mexican’s Car

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Nogales, Arizona, seized more than $200,000 hidden in the car of a Mexican citizen about to cross the border into Mexico. continue reading »

Specialist Sees Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Breast Cancer in Mexico

Specialist Sees Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Breast Cancer in Mexico

The obesity suffered by 30 percent of Mexico's adult population, and diabetes, considered the principal cause of death, increase the risk of breast cancer in this country, specialist Enrique Gimenez Jimeno told Efe. continue reading »

Top Scorer Competition Heats Up With Return of Atlante’s Esteban Paredes

Top Scorer Competition Heats Up With Return of Atlante’s Esteban Paredes

The competition to be the top scorer in Mexican first division soccer will heat up with the return to action of Chilean striker Esteban Paredes, who missed four matches due to injury. continue reading »

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 »