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Mexican Police Hunting for Prison Inmates Kill 3 Gunmen Driving Stolen U.S. Vehicle, Maybe Escapees

Mexican Police Hunting for Prison Inmates Kill 3 Gunmen Driving Stolen U.S. Vehicle, Maybe Escapees

The AP is reporting that Mexican police have shot and killed three gunmen that fired on them as they were searching for the 131 missing prisoners in Piedras Negras. continue reading »

65 Kidnapped Immigrants Rescued from Smugglers, Charged Outrageous Prices for Something to Drink

65 Kidnapped Immigrants Rescued from Smugglers, Charged Outrageous Prices for Something to Drink

Border Patrol agents responding to a distress call in a Mission, Texas home found 65 immigrants being held against their will allegedly at gunpoint and being charged outlandish prices to be fed. continue reading »

Death Toll at Pemex Gas Plant Blast Rises to 29

Death Toll at Pemex Gas Plant Blast Rises to 29

State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos said Wednesday that 29 people perished in an explosion and subsequent fire at a gas plant in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, three more than the company reported earlier. continue reading »

Indigenous Zoque-Ayapaneco Language Will Live on in Film When last 2 Speakers Die ( VIDEO)

Indigenous Zoque-Ayapaneco Language Will Live on in Film When last 2 Speakers Die ( VIDEO)

A Mexican documentary will continue to preserve aspects of the indigenous Zoque-Ayapaneco language, whose universe of ideas, beliefs and culture are on the point of vanishing when the last two native speakers, both in their 70s, pass away. continue reading »

Mexico: State Officials Killed in Nuevo Laredo

Mexico: State Officials Killed in Nuevo Laredo

Three public safety officials were found murdered in northern Mexico, the Tamaulipas state Attorney General's Office said Thursday. The bodies were discovered shortly after 11:00 p.m. Wednes continue reading »

Mexico Uncovers 1,000 Year Old Tomb in Michoacan

Mexico Uncovers 1,000 Year Old Tomb in Michoacan

Archaeologists have discovered a tomb more than 1,000 years old in the western state of Michoacan, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, announced. continue reading »

U.S. Attorney General Did Not Know of Operation Fast and Furious, Says Report

U.S. Attorney General Did Not Know of Operation Fast and Furious, Says Report

A U.S. Justice Department investigation released Wednesday said that Attorney General Eric Holder did not know about Operation Fast and Furious, a federal undercover sting that allegedly allowed some 2,000 weapons to be smuggled into Mexico. continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

MX Government Continues to Provide Matching Funds on Remittances for Community Projects

MX Government Continues to Provide Matching Funds on Remittances for Community Projects

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a second loan for $21 million to strengthen the 3x1 Program for Migrants of the Government of Mexico, which aims to develop the communities continue reading »

Mexico Eyes European Travelers for Continued Tourism Growth

Mexico Eyes European Travelers for Continued Tourism Growth

Mexico's comprehensive tourism plan has laid the basis for spurring the growth of a sector that is increasing by about 4 percent each year, the country's tourism secretary told Efe here on Wednesday. continue reading »

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »

Pemex Blast Near Reynosa Kills 26, Injures 51

Pemex Blast Near Reynosa Kills 26, Injures 51

Twenty-six workers were killed Tuesday in a explosion and subsequent fire at gas plant in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos said. continue reading »

DOJ Says Sheriff’s Office Discriminates Against Hispanics in North Carolina

DOJ Says Sheriff’s Office Discriminates Against Hispanics in North Carolina

The U.S Department of Justice reported Tuesday that it has found evidence "of discriminatory policing against Latinos" by the sheriff's office in Alamance County, North Carolina. continue reading »

Report on ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun-Walking to Mexico Released, Resignations Begin

Report on ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun-Walking to Mexico Released, Resignations Begin

A report on the failed gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” was released today blaming insufficient supervision as the leading cause of this anti-gunrunning program. continue reading »

U.S.-Mexico Sign Agreement to Collaborate and Promote Gender Equality

U.S.-Mexico Sign Agreement to Collaborate and Promote Gender Equality

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patricia Espinosa signed the U.S.-Mexico Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Promotion of Gender Equality continue reading »