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Tourism in Mexico Grows Nearly 4 Percent in First Quarter of 2012

Tourism in Mexico Grows Nearly 4 Percent in First Quarter of 2012

Mexico's tourism activity grew 3.9 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2011, thanks to strong demand for tourist services, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI said Tuesday. continue reading »

38 Cities in Mexico Declared Disaster Zones Due to Hurricane Ernesto

38 Cities in Mexico Declared Disaster Zones Due to Hurricane Ernesto

Disaster declarations have been issued in 38 cities in southern and eastern Mexico affected last week by Hurricane Ernesto, the Government Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Reintroducing California Condor to Baja State

Mexico Reintroducing California Condor to Baja State

A total of 23 California condors flying free and six other soon to be released are the basis of a project to reintroduce the species in Mexico's Baja California state, the Environment Secretariat said. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Illegal Money Found in Man’s Prosthetic Limb as He Tries to Cross Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Illegal Money Found in Man’s Prosthetic Limb as He Tries to Cross Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry recently seized more than $10,000 in undeclared currency bound for Mexico. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Decapitated Body Found in Pieces in Sinaloa (Warning Gruesome Photos)

Blog del Narco: Decapitated Body Found in Pieces in Sinaloa (Warning Gruesome Photos)

A decapitated body was torn apart and thrown into different parts of the city was found during the early hours of Sunday. Authorities got a call warning that in several areas of town, unknown persons threw body parts from a moving vehicle. continue reading »

Dominican Republic and Mexico Sign Wide Range Agreement to Combat Crime

Dominican Republic and Mexico Sign Wide Range Agreement to Combat Crime

The Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, Radhames Jimenez Pena, and Mexico, Marisela Morales Ibáñez, have signed an agreement establishing mutual legal assistance in criminal investigations, terrorism, and organized crime. continue reading »

Arizona-Mexico Border Now Has Interviewing Kiosks for “Trusted Travelers”

Arizona-Mexico Border Now Has Interviewing Kiosks for “Trusted Travelers”

Using something known as anomaly-detection, interviewing kiosks may soon take the place of in-person preliminary interviews along the Arizona-Mexico border. continue reading »

Death Toll in Mexico Rises from Hurricane Ernesto

Death Toll in Mexico Rises from Hurricane Ernesto

Five more people have been reported killed by Hurricane Ernesto, which first made landfall last week on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, raising the death toll from the storm to 12, officials said. continue reading »

Colombian Police Seize Cocaine en Route to Sinaloa Cartel

Colombian Police Seize Cocaine en Route to Sinaloa Cartel

Drug enforcement agents seized one ton of cocaine on a highway in northwestern Colombia that was bound for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, the National Police said. continue reading »

Missing Fisherman Found Alive 35 Miles of the Coast of Mexico

Missing Fisherman Found Alive 35 Miles of the Coast of Mexico

Three fishermen who disappeared Monday in southeastern Mexico have been found alive some 57 kilometers (35 miles) off the coast, officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Confiscate 79,000 Gallons of Drug Precursors

Mexican Authorities Confiscate 79,000 Gallons of Drug Precursors

Mexican army soldiers seized more than 300,000 liters (79,000 gallons) of drug precursors in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and arrested 13 people in an operation against drug trafficking and organized crime, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Brazil, Wins First Gold Medal in Olympic Soccer

Mexico Defeats Brazil, Wins First Gold Medal in Olympic Soccer

Mexico won its first-ever Olympic men's soccer gold medal Saturday at Wembley Stadium, stunning Brazil 2-1 on the strength of two goals by Oribe Peralta. continue reading »

Mexican Police Liberate 10 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 5 Zeta Members

Mexican Police Liberate 10 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 5 Zeta Members

Mexican federal police rescued 10 kidnap victims in the northern city of Saltillo and arrested five suspected members of a cell of the notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, including a minor, officials said. continue reading »

Hurricane Ernesto’s Death Toll Reaches 7

Hurricane Ernesto’s Death Toll Reaches 7

The death toll from Ernesto, which first made landfall earlier this week as a low-level hurricane, has risen to seven after five more fatalities were reported in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz. continue reading »