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733 Pounds of Pot Found in John Deere Tractors Coming into U.S. from Mexico

733 Pounds of Pot Found in John Deere Tractors Coming into U.S. from Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico port of entry seized 733 pounds of marijuana last week. The drugs were concealed in five John Deere tractors which were being transported from Mexico to the U.S. continue reading »

Nearly 11 Million Birds Slaughtered To Prevent Spread of Flu in Mexico

Nearly 11 Million Birds Slaughtered To Prevent Spread of Flu in Mexico

The second phase of the bird flu vaccination campaign has started in Mexico, where nearly 11 million birds have been slaughtered to prevent the spread of the AH7N3 avian flu virus, the National Food Health, Safety and Quality Service, or Senasica, said. continue reading »

Mexico Human Rights Commission Looks into Violence in Religious Community

Mexico Human Rights Commission Looks into Violence in Religious Community

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, has opened a probe into recent violence in a religious community in the western state of Michoacan, where disturbances prevented the start of the 2012-2013 school year. continue reading »

Mexican Investigators Exhume Bodies Searching for Missing Migrants

Mexican Investigators Exhume Bodies Searching for Missing Migrants

Investigators have started exhuming unidentified bodies at two burial grounds in the southern state of Chiapas in an effort to determine if they are those of migrants who disappeared in Mexico while trying to reach the United States, the State Human Rights Council, or CEDH, said. continue reading »

Texas Couple Arrested For Aiding Mexican Cartels

Texas Couple Arrested For Aiding Mexican Cartels

Federal authorities arrested a couple who own a firearms store in Laredo, Texas, for allegedly selling large quantities ammunition that were destined for Mexican drug cartels. continue reading »

What Does Juarez’s Lower Murder Rate Really Mean?

What Does Juarez’s Lower Murder Rate Really Mean?

For too long, the mere mention of Juarez elicited comments about murder and an overall lack of safety, but things in the murderous Mexican city may finally be changing. According to El Diario continue reading »

Disturbances Return to Small Religious Community in Mexico

Disturbances Return to Small Religious Community in Mexico

Outbreaks of violence have been reported once again in La Nueva Jerusalen, a religious community in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, leading the governor to threaten to use force to restore order. continue reading »

Suspected Undocumented Alien Gets 30 Months in Jail for Assaulting Border Patrol Agent

Suspected Undocumented Alien Gets 30 Months in Jail for Assaulting Border Patrol Agent

Jorge Cruz-Gallardo, Jr., 25, of Guadalajara, Mexico, been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, with no parole for assaulting and causing bodily injury to a Border Patrol agent who was trying to detain him. continue reading »

Mexican Teen Implicated in Multiple Rapes and Robberies in Camp Ground

Mexican Teen Implicated in Multiple Rapes and Robberies in Camp Ground

A minor was arrested in connection with the assaults and rapes last month at a campground in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, police said. continue reading »

MX President Calderon Reveals Death Threat Received Early in His Administration

MX President Calderon Reveals Death Threat Received Early in His Administration

President Felipe Calderon told a gathering of journalists and celebrities over the weekend that a threat was made against the presidential aircraft early in his term and he took it so seriously that he recorded a message for his children in case he was killed, Mexican media outlets reported. continue reading »

By the Numbers: Mexico Saw More Than 27,000 Murders in 2011

By the Numbers: Mexico Saw More Than 27,000 Murders in 2011

Mexico registered 27,199 murders in 2011, or 24 per 100,000 people, the highest number since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Monday. continue reading »

Accused of 1993 Murder in Mexico, Man Deported After Being Found in California

Accused of 1993 Murder in Mexico, Man Deported After Being Found in California

A Mexican national, murder suspect captured in northern California last month was turned over to Mexican law enforcement personnel Friday at the San Ysidro border crossing by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations. continue reading »

Did Chavela Vargas and Frida Kahlo Have Lesbian Relationship? Secrets from the Grave

Did Chavela Vargas and Frida Kahlo Have Lesbian Relationship? Secrets from the Grave

The secrets of Mexican singer Chavela Vargas for the past two weeks have been where she always wanted them to wind up - with her in singers' paradise - and all that exists now is speculation about the secret that she shared with Frida Kahlo continue reading »

77 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued by Mexican Soldiers

77 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued by Mexican Soldiers

Army troops rescued 77 illegal immigrants who were being held captive at a house in Reynosa, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, and arrested two people for violating federal laws, the press reported. continue reading »

Violence in Mexico Escalates, 22 Die this Weekend

Violence in Mexico Escalates, 22 Die this Weekend

At least 22 people, including six women, died in violent incidents across Mexico this weekend, officials said. The bodies of four women were found in Morelos, a state in central Mexico, state prosecutors said. continue reading »