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Over 200,000 Attend FREE Justin Bieber Concert in Mexico City

Over 200,000 Attend FREE Justin Bieber Concert in Mexico City

Some 210,000 people turned out for a free concert by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber in the Zocalo, Mexico City's largest plaza, the emergency management office said. Bieber was greeted by wild cries from his fans, the majority of them girls between the ages of 12 and 17, from the moment he took the stage just after 9:00 p.m on Monday. continue reading »

Music Icon Vicente Fernandez – ‘Not Worthy’ of a Monument Some Say

Music Icon Vicente Fernandez – ‘Not Worthy’ of a Monument Some Say

According to the residents of Cocula, México, Vicente Fernandez ‘lacks the merits’ needed in order to receive a commemorative monument. Cocula, a town in the western state of Jalisco and considered by many the birth place of mariachi music, continue reading »

Crime Reporter and Her 2-year-old Son Missing in Coahuila, Mexico

Crime Reporter and Her 2-year-old Son Missing in Coahuila, Mexico

A police reporter for the daily El Zocalo in Saltillo, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, and her 2-year-old son have been missing since last week continue reading »

Treasury Targets Operatives of Sinaloa Cartel - ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Family

Treasury Targets Operatives of Sinaloa Cartel - ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s Family

Sanctions directed against a Son and Wife of Chapo Guzman Loera - The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) last week announce continue reading »

Mexico and Spain Feud Over Tourist Restrictions

Mexico and Spain Feud Over Tourist Restrictions

The Mexican government will not impose restrictions on Spanish tourists in response to the measures Madrid has applied to Mexicans, Foreign Relations Secretary Patricia Espinosa said. continue reading »

8 Cubans Escape From Immigration Detention Center in Mexico

8 Cubans Escape From Immigration Detention Center in Mexico

A bulletin has been issued for eight Cuban migrants who escaped from an immigration detention camp in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. continue reading »

U.S. Supports Mexican Activist’s Peace Caravan

U.S. Supports Mexican Activist’s Peace Caravan

Mexican poet-turned-activist Javier Sicilia has received the U.S. government's backing for his planned month-long peace caravan in that country aimed at drawing attention to drug-related violence and communicating his anti-drug war message. continue reading »

Drug Lab Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3 in Mexico

Drug Lab Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3 in Mexico

One person was killed and three others were seriously injured in a blast at a suspected clandestine drug laboratory in the northwestern Mexican city of Culiacan, military spokespersons said. continue reading »

Zetas’ Money Launderer Apprehended by Mexican Soldiers

Zetas’ Money Launderer Apprehended by Mexican Soldiers

Mexican soldiers detained a suspected money launderer for the Los Zetas drug cartel in the Gulf Coast states of Veracruz and Tabasco, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Drug Boss Arrested for the Murder of Mexican Activist’s Son

Drug Boss Arrested for the Murder of Mexican Activist’s Son

Army troops apprehended a drug kingpin in connection with last year's murder of the son of anti-violence activist Javier Sicilia, the Mexican defense department said Friday. continue reading »

Website “Frontera List” Covers Violence In Mexican Border Region

Website “Frontera List” Covers Violence In Mexican Border Region

The Web site Frontera List tracks the violence of Mexico's drug war as part of a wider mission to document events and trends in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. continue reading »

Televisa Denies Promoting Mexican Presidential Candidate In Return For Money

Televisa Denies Promoting Mexican Presidential Candidate In Return For Money

The media conglomerate that dominates Mexican broadcast television has denied allegations it took money in exchange for raising the profile of Enrique Peña Nieto, the favorite to win the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

‘For Greater Glory’ Dramatizes Mexican War

‘For Greater Glory’ Dramatizes Mexican War

Almost 90 years ago, a civil war erupted in Mexico over religious freedom. Tens of thousands died on both sides during what's known as the "Cristero Wars." But even in Mexico today, the history is not well-known. For Greater Glory, a new film starring Andy Garcia, dramatizes those events. continue reading »

Mexican Ex-Gov. Yarrington Says Allegations He’s Connected to Drug Cartels Are False

Mexican Ex-Gov. Yarrington Says Allegations He’s Connected to Drug Cartels Are False

A Mexican former state governor accused of ties to drug cartels denied the allegations and said they were aimed at discrediting his party ahead of the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

Mexican Government Authorizes Witness Protection Law

Mexican Government Authorizes Witness Protection Law

President Felipe Calderon signed into law a measure authorizing benefits - including new identities - for people who find themselves at risk due to their participation in judicial proceedings, Mexico's attorney general said. continue reading »