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OLYMPICS: Mexico Wins First Medals Ever in Archery

OLYMPICS: Mexico Wins First Medals Ever in Archery

Mexico ended its medal drought in Olympic archery here Thursday with a double triumph for Aida Roman and Mariana Avitia, who came away with the silver and bronze, respectively. continue reading »

Murders Down 7 Percent in Mexico, Claims Calderon

Murders Down 7 Percent in Mexico, Claims Calderon

The number of murders committed in Mexico fell "some 7 percent in the first half of this year," compared to the same period in 2011, and a downward trend is being seen "for the first time in several years," President Felipe Calderon said Thursday. continue reading »

Deported Mexican Returns to U.S. for Custody Battle of Children

Deported Mexican Returns to U.S. for Custody Battle of Children

An immigrant deported to Mexico who is fighting to keep custody of his three children received humanitarian permission to return to the United States to continue his court battle in North Carolina. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Traffic Stop in Veracruz, MX Turns Up Several Endangered Species

Traffic Stop in Veracruz, MX Turns Up Several Endangered Species

Authorities in the Mexican state of Veracruz say they found a number of animals, some of them endangered, in a truck on Tuesday. Soldiers from Mexico's Ministry of National Defense were reportedly patroll continue reading »

Mexican Venture Fund to Support Education, Financial and Retail Services

Mexican Venture Fund to Support Education, Financial and Retail Services

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) approved a $5 million equity investment in Mexico Development Fund I (MDF-I), a venture capital fund that will provide financing, as well as strategic and operational advice to small and medium-sized companies in Mexico. continue reading »

Truthout Reports Exploitation of Detained Immigrants

Truthout Reports Exploitation of Detained Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants are not allowed to work legally in the United States, but they can do so for $1 a day in the privately run detention centers where they await deportation, according to a report by Truthout. continue reading »

Mexican Remittances Increase 6.2 Percent Since 2011

Mexican Remittances Increase 6.2 Percent Since 2011

Mexicans living and working abroad sent home $11.85 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.2 percent from the same period in 2011, the country's central bank said Wednesday. continue reading »

High Ranking Mexican Generals to be Indicted for Racketeering, Drug Charges

High Ranking Mexican Generals to be Indicted for Racketeering, Drug Charges

Retired Gen. Tomas Angeles Dauahare and five other high-ranking Mexican military officers are to be arraigned this week on drug and racketeering charges. continue reading »

Mexican Wrestlers Combat Obesity in New Health Campaign

Mexican Wrestlers Combat Obesity in New Health Campaign

Wrestling stars are teaming up with the government on a campaign to reduce the obesity rate in Mexico, a country that has been struggling with this problem for years, officials said. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Mexican Boxer Oscar Valdez One Step Closer to Medal

OLYMPICS 2012: Mexican Boxer Oscar Valdez One Step Closer to Medal

Mexican bantamweight Oscar Valdez took a big step toward an Olympic boxing medal Wednesday, defeating Tajikistan's Anvar Yunusov 13-7 to reach the quarterfinals. continue reading »

Armed Robbers Kill 4 Police, 1 Civil Servant in Mexico

Armed Robbers Kill 4 Police, 1 Civil Servant in Mexico

Four Mexican police officers and a civil servant were fatally shot by assailants who tried to seize a vehicle they thought was carrying money, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Actress Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking in LatAm

Mexican Actress Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking in LatAm

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is joining forces with Latin American organizations to fight people trafficking in the region via a documentary that will be shown as a series of spots in theaters and aired on MTV Latinoamerica. continue reading »

Customs Agents Destroy 82.8 Million Confiscated Cigarettes in Mexico

Customs Agents Destroy 82.8 Million Confiscated Cigarettes in Mexico

More than 82.8 million confiscated cigarettes are being destroyed in the northwestern port city of Mazatlan, marking the largest seizure of this type of tobacco product in Mexico's history, officials said. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco Take Silver in Olympic Synchronized Diving

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco Take Silver in Olympic Synchronized Diving

Mexico's Paola Espinosa and Alejandra Orozco on Tuesday won the silver medal in women's 10-meter synchronized diving by racking up 343.32 points. Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao of China took home the gold medal. continue reading »