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Injured Mexican Marathon Runner on Track for December Race

Injured Mexican Marathon Runner on Track for December Race

Mexico's Madai Perez, the fastest female marathon runner in the history of Latin America, has recovered from the injury that prevented her from competing in the London Olympics and will be back on track for the Cancun Half Marathon on Dec. 9, the athlete said. continue reading »

Mexican Anthropologists Explore Tomb of Presumed Mayan Ruler

Mexican Anthropologists Explore Tomb of Presumed Mayan Ruler

Mexican experts entered for the first time a 1,500-year-old funerary chamber in Palenque believed to contain the remains of one of the first rulers of this Mayan city, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Best Boxers in “Knockout Kings” Event to Celebrate Mexican Independence  (VIDEO)

Mexico’s Best Boxers in “Knockout Kings” Event to Celebrate Mexican Independence (VIDEO)

In Saturday's "Knockout Kings" main event, incredibly popular Mexican superstar and WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez defends against breakout star Josesito Lopez. continue reading »

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day With This Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day With This Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Mexican Independence Day is not Cinco de Mayo as some believe, but a true celebration of Mexican heritage that reaches here in the United States, this year falling on Sunday, September 16th. As popular as the margarita is in America (#1 cocktail in the U.S.), Mexico has different favorites such as the Paloma cocktail. continue reading »

Marijuana Minivan Mom and Her 4 Children Nabbed at Border with 75-lbs of Pot

Marijuana Minivan Mom and Her 4 Children Nabbed at Border with 75-lbs of Pot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Paso Del Norte international crossing at the El Paso port of entry seized 74 pounds of marijuana over the weekend. continue reading »

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

President Obama Denies Neglecting Latin America During First Term

U.S. President Barack Obama denied Thursday - contrary to what many of his critics contend - that he has neglected Latin America and said that his administration has been "very aggressive" in trying to broaden relations with the region. continue reading »

Despite Concerns, Mexico’s Gov’t Does Not Expect a Food Crisis

Despite Concerns, Mexico’s Gov’t Does Not Expect a Food Crisis

Mexico will not face a food crisis in the short term, but there are risks in the world environment of price rises, droughts and economic weakness that could affect nations with fewer resources, a Mexican government official told Efe. continue reading »

Las Vegas Prepares for “El Grito” Celebration of Mexican Independence

Las Vegas Prepares for “El Grito” Celebration of Mexican Independence

Las Vegas on Thursday is beginning one of its most intense seasons of the year to celebrate the 203rd anniversary of "El Grito," which marked the start of the fight for Mexico's independence, an event that attracts to the Nevada city thousands of tourists from the United States' southern neighbor. continue reading »

“Caravan for Peace” Leader To Take A Break After U.S. Tour

“Caravan for Peace” Leader To Take A Break After U.S. Tour

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who just wrapped up a tour of the United States with other members of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, said he will take a break for a couple of months to return to his academic pursuits and privately mourn the violent death of his son in 2011. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Honors Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez With Order of the Liberator

Hugo Chavez Honors Mexican Singer Vicente Fernandez With Order of the Liberator

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez welcomed famed Mexican ranchera singer Vicente Fernandez to the Miraflores presidential palace, chatting and singing with the recording artist and honoring him with the Order of the Liberator. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Competitiveness in Latin America

The 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) covers 144 major and emerging economies. The report assesses the ability of countries to provide high levels of prosperity to their citizens. Scoring a variety of indicators out of a possible 7 points, below is a sampling of where LatAm ranked globally. continue reading »

Tourism in Mexico Continues to Grow Thanks to Foreign Tourists

Tourism in Mexico Continues to Grow Thanks to Foreign Tourists

Mexico expects a record number of foreign tourist arrivals this year despite security problems stemming from drug violence, Tourism Secretary Gloria Guevara told Efe. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  El Paso Man Sentenced 20-Yrs for Using Unsuspecting Drivers to Smuggle Pot into MX

Latino Blotter:  El Paso Man Sentenced 20-Yrs for Using Unsuspecting Drivers to Smuggle Pot into MX

In El Paso, 38-year-old Jesus Chavez of El Paso was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to take advantage of unsuspecting drivers to smuggle an estimated 3,000 kilograms of marijuana from Juarez, Mexico into El Paso. continue reading »

Mexico Continues to Kill Birds Hoping to Curtail Spread of Flu

Mexico Continues to Kill Birds Hoping to Curtail Spread of Flu

Mexico's poultry farmers slaughtered 22.3 million birds between June and August to contain an outbreak of avian flu, and they immunized 140 million other birds, the National Food Health, Safety and Quality Service, or Senasica, said. continue reading »

Sociologist’s Book Discredits Negative Stereotypes of Mexican-Americans

Sociologist’s Book Discredits Negative Stereotypes of Mexican-Americans

Sociologist Jody Agius Vallejo's book, "Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class," refutes the presumption among many that Mexican-Americans are mainly poor and uneducated. continue reading »