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Latino Blotter:  Transgender Housekeeper Charged with Molesting Teen at Motel He Cleans

Latino Blotter:  Transgender Housekeeper Charged with Molesting Teen at Motel He Cleans

A man working as a female housekeeper has been charged with sexually abusing a minor teen at the motel where he worked at. continue reading »

Mexico Considers Importing Eggs in Response to Jalisco Bird-Flu Outbreak

Mexico Considers Importing Eggs in Response to Jalisco Bird-Flu Outbreak

The Mexican government is preparing to import up to 132,000 tons of eggs to prevent a surge in prices as a consequence of a bird-flu outbreak in the western state of Jalisco, Economy Secretary Bruno Ferrari said. The government is ready to suspend duties on egg imports from countries with which Mexico does not have free trade pacts, he told a press conference. continue reading »

The “Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Says Elections Was Filled with Irregularities

The “Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Says Elections Was Filled with Irregularities

Mexico's "Yo soy 132" student movement unveiled a summary of the report it will present to authorities on the July 1 general elections, saying it documents more than 1,000 irregularities. continue reading »

Check Out: Oliver Stone’s Mexican Narco Movie “Savages” This Weekend

Check Out: Oliver Stone’s Mexican Narco Movie “Savages” This Weekend

Oliver Stone’s narco movie ‘Savages' opens this weekend starring Salma Hayek, Benecio del Toro, Blake Lively, amongst others. The movie is based on Don Winslow’s novel by the same title continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Happy Birthday to Frida Kahlo!

Happy Birthday to Frida Kahlo!

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion", and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form continue reading »

Costa Rica Arrests Mexican Cocaine Kingpin Who’s Wanted in 8 Countries

Costa Rica Arrests Mexican Cocaine Kingpin Who’s Wanted in 8 Countries

A high-ranking member of Mexico's Gulf drug cartel was arrested Thursday in Costa Rica, the Central American country's top counternarcotics official said. continue reading »

Tortured Bodies Found on Mexican Highway in Guerrero

Tortured Bodies Found on Mexican Highway in Guerrero

Bodies of five people tortured were found on a highway in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, while the bodies of two police officers were discovered inside their patrol car in another part of the state continue reading »

More Than Half of Mexican Presidential Ballots to be Recounted

More Than Half of Mexican Presidential Ballots to be Recounted

More than half of the ballots cast in last weekend's presidential election will be recounted, a much higher percentage than initial estimates, Mexican elections officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Prominent PAN Congressman Wants President Fox Expelled from Party

Prominent PAN Congressman Wants President Fox Expelled from Party

A prominent National Action Party, or PAN, lawmaker wants former Mexican President Vicente Fox expelled from the party for supporting a candidate from another party in the recent presidential race. Congressman Oscar Martin Arce Paniagua, continue reading »

U.S. Deports Female Fugitive from La Familia Drug Cartel, Was Major U.S. Meth Distributor

U.S. Deports Female Fugitive from La Familia Drug Cartel, Was Major U.S. Meth Distributor

A fugitive female member of La Familia Michoacana cartel, for whom Mexico offered a $5 million peso reward, is in custody in her native country following her capture in Los Angeles last week and subsequent deportation. continue reading »

PRI Accused of Buying Votes in Mexico Election With Gift Cards

PRI Accused of Buying Votes in Mexico Election With Gift Cards

Thousand's of people waited in line at a Soriana supermarket in Mexico City, Tuesday July 3, 2012to redeem pre-paid gift cards given to them by the party that won the Mexico Presidential Election. A few cardholders were angry, continue reading »

New Literary Prize Created in Memory of Carlos Fuentes

New Literary Prize Created in Memory of Carlos Fuentes

The Mexican government announced Tuesday the creation of a $250,000 literary prize named after Carlos Fuentes, to be awarded every year on Nov. 11, the date on which the late writer was born. continue reading »

Ronstadt Generations  “America, Our Home,” Collection of Patriotic Songs Expressing Latino Pride

Ronstadt Generations “America, Our Home,” Collection of Patriotic Songs Expressing Latino Pride

"America, Our Home," is a new collection of American patriotic songs recorded in Mexican musical styles by the group Ronstadt Generations to express the ongoing pride of the Latino community in the United States. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Rise by 7.8 Percent in May to $2.34 Billion

Remittances to Mexico Rise by 7.8 Percent in May to $2.34 Billion

Remittances from Mexicans living abroad climbed 7.8 percent in May compared with the same month in 2011, the central bank said Monday. continue reading »