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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 »

Border Agents Find Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Pot Disguised as Medical Supplies

Border Agents Find Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Pot Disguised as Medical Supplies

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo facility on Friday discovered 4,576 pounds of marijuana in a shipment manifested as medical supplies, in a false wall compartment of a tractor trailer. continue reading »

‘Caravan for Peace’ Arrives in Washington D.C., Traveling 6,000 Miles from Mexico

‘Caravan for Peace’ Arrives in Washington D.C., Traveling 6,000 Miles from Mexico

The Caravan for Peace arrived in Washington, the last stop on its tour of the United States, during which families of the victims of violence on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have marked "an end and a beginning" with their condemnation of the war on drugs. continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Vows to Reduce Poverty

Mexico’s President-Elect Vows to Reduce Poverty

President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto said in an address to political and business leaders that he planned to focus on reducing the poverty that afflicts 52 million Mexicans and to boost gross domestic product growth, which has averaged 2.4 percent annually over the past three decades. continue reading »

Alejandro Sanz New Tour to Start in Mexico

Alejandro Sanz New Tour to Start in Mexico

Alejandro Sanz is putting the finishing touches these days in Madrid on the monumental show he will premiere next month in Mexico, in sync with the launch of his new album "La Musica No Se Toca" continue reading »

Mexico City Armored Car Robbery Leaves 3 Dead

Mexico City Armored Car Robbery Leaves 3 Dead

Three people, including two suspected robbers and a security guard, died when armed subjects tried to rob an armored car Monday at a shopping center in Mexico City, a Federal District Public Safety Secretariat spokesman told Efe. continue reading »

Mexican Muralists Paint to Depict Crime-Ridden Neighborhoods

Mexican Muralists Paint to Depict Crime-Ridden Neighborhoods

Around 100 inhabitants of a crime-ridden neighborhood of this metropolis in western Mexico have painted murals as a plea for greater security for their families. continue reading »

Mexico’s “Muxes” Find Safe Home in Oaxaca, MX Town  (VIDEO)

Mexico’s “Muxes” Find Safe Home in Oaxaca, MX Town (VIDEO)

For transvestite men, one Mexico town is a safe haven. town of Juchitan, Oaxaca in southern Mexico is home to a growing number of gay and transvestite men looking for a s continue reading »

Border Agent Arrested for Fraud and Smuggling Brother-in-Law In from Mexico

Border Agent Arrested for Fraud and Smuggling Brother-in-Law In from Mexico

Custom and Border Protection (CBP) Officer Thomas Silva, age 33, a nine-year veteran with the CBP has been arrested for wire fraud and concealing a person from arrest. continue reading »

Border Patrol Halts Flights for Undocumented to Mexico after Border Patrol Arrests Reach 40-Yr Low

Border Patrol Halts Flights for Undocumented to Mexico after Border Patrol Arrests Reach 40-Yr Low

U.S. Border Patrol announced they will stop flying Mexican nationals they deport back to Mexico due to decrease in demand and as a money-saving move. continue reading »

Mexican Federal Police Capture High Ranking Sinaloa Cartel Member

Mexican Federal Police Capture High Ranking Sinaloa Cartel Member

A high-level member of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel was arrested by the Federal Police, the Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

As the XVI Annual CAF Conference came to a close, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter called for stronger relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and regretted that the U.S. "is not doing enough as a major country to bring peace and harmony, trade and commerce, and understanding and basic human rights to the people in Latin America." continue reading »

Mexican Rock Group Mana Play Their Greatest Hits in Puerto Rico

Mexican Rock Group Mana Play Their Greatest Hits in Puerto Rico

Mexican rock band Mana returned to Puerto Rico for a big concert featuring most of its all-time hits, after being away for more than a year following the launch of its world tour "Drama y Luz" (Drama and Light) on the same Caribbean island. continue reading »