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No Major Damage Reported from 5.4 Earthquake that Shook Southern Mexico

No Major Damage Reported from 5.4 Earthquake that Shook Southern Mexico

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake rattled parts of southern Mexico on Saturday, although no injuries or material damage have been reported, the National Seismology Service, or SSN, said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Apprehend Suspect with Close Ties to American-born Drug Kingpin “La Barbie”

Mexican Police Apprehend Suspect with Close Ties to American-born Drug Kingpin “La Barbie”

Mexican police have arrested a suspect linked to notorious American-born drug kingpin Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," who was captured in 2010, the federal Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Guillermo del Toro Recognized for His Contribution to Horror Genre

Guillermo del Toro Recognized for His Contribution to Horror Genre

Mexican moviemaker Guillermo del Toro received an Eyegore Award for his career contribution to the horror genre in an event at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he told Efe that he is "excited" by the conversion of his upcoming film "Pacific Rim" to 3D. continue reading »

“For Italians, Opera Exists for Mexicans, its Lucha Libre ” Tales  Of  Masked Men on PBS

“For Italians, Opera Exists for Mexicans, its Lucha Libre ” Tales Of Masked Men on PBS

Tales of Masked Men, a new documentary about the colorful, fascinating and mysterious world of Lucha Libre, premieres on Public Broadcasting PBS. Filmed in Mexico and the United States and loade continue reading »

PBS To Broadcast Film That Exposes the Aftermath of Mexico’s Drug Wars

PBS To Broadcast Film That Exposes the Aftermath of Mexico’s Drug Wars

El Velador (The Night Watchman), an Official Selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight and New Directors/New Films Festival, has its national broadcast premiere on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 10 p.m., during the 25th anniversary season of POV on PBS. (Check local listings.) It will stream on POV’s website, www.pbs.org.pov/, from Sept. 28 – Dec. 20. continue reading »

Mexican PRI Lawmaker Stabbed to Death by Wife

Mexican PRI Lawmaker Stabbed to Death by Wife

The legislator who died of stab wounds last weekend was killed by his own wife, Mexico state Attorney General Miguel Angel Contreras said Friday. continue reading »

Italy’s Ferrero Chocolates Invest $200 M in Mexican Manufacturing Plant

Italy’s Ferrero Chocolates Invest $200 M in Mexican Manufacturing Plant

Italian chocolate and sweets manufacturer Ferrero SpA will invest $200 million in its first plant in Mexico, the Economy Secretariat said. The Italian firm, which has distributed its products in Mexico since 1992, held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the construction site in the central state of Guanajuato, the secretariat said in a statement here. continue reading »

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 »