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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 »

Recent Romney Videos Could be Detrimental to Obtaining the Latino Vote

Recent Romney Videos Could be Detrimental to Obtaining the Latino Vote

The apparent ineptitude of Republican candidate Mitt Romney in saying that he would have a better chance of winning the U.S. presidency if he were of Mexican descent might well cost him the Hispanic vote he is trying to win in November. continue reading »

Mexico Commemorates Bicentennial with 1-kilo Gold Coin

Mexico Commemorates Bicentennial with 1-kilo Gold Coin

Mexico' central bank on Monday brought into circulation the country's first 1-kilo gold commemorative coin, with features alluding to this month's 202nd anniversary of Mexican national independence. continue reading »

San Antonio Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by Honoring Cantinflas

San Antonio Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by Honoring Cantinflas

The San Antonio Public Library is playing host to an exhibit that is the first of its kind in the United States and commemorates a historic Hispanic comedian for Hispanic Heritage Month. continue reading »

Mexican Streets Home to Organ Grinders and Their Music

Mexican Streets Home to Organ Grinders and Their Music

Organ grinders continue bringing music to Mexico's streets, bucking the winds of change and refusing to disappear. "It's a humble job, but honorable," Odilon Jardines, who has been a M continue reading »