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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 »

Mexico’s Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez Win Silver Medal in Synchronized Diving

Mexico’s Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez Win Silver Medal in Synchronized Diving

Mexico's Ivan Garcia and German Sanchez went all out on Monday with a very difficult dive, but they pulled it off thus assuring themselves the silver medal in the men's 10-meter synchronized platform at the London Olympic Games. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Pan Am Games Medalist Oscar Molina, Eliminated in Olympic Boxing

OLYMPICS: Mexico’s Pan Am Games Medalist Oscar Molina, Eliminated in Olympic Boxing

Mexico's Oscar Molina, a Pan Am Games medalist, was eliminated Sunday from the Olympic boxing tournament, losing 8-12 to Canada's Custio Clayton in the welterweight division. Molina, who had beaten Clayton a few months ago in hemispheric tournament in Ecuador, looked sluggish in the first two rounds and had no time to recover by the time he began to mount an attack. continue reading »

Mexican Businessman and PRI Supporter Juan Hinojosa Cantu Dies in Helicopter Crash

Mexican Businessman and PRI Supporter Juan Hinojosa Cantu Dies in Helicopter Crash

Three people, including a prominent businessman, died in a helicopter crash over the weekend in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials said. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 2 Tons of Pot Found Inside Mexican Cemetery

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 2 Tons of Pot Found Inside Mexican Cemetery

Army troops found 2.2 tons of marijuana in a cemetery in Los Villa Nueva, a community in northeastern Mexico, the Defense Secretariat said. continue reading »

Mexico Criticizes U.N. For Not Passing Arms Trade Treaty

Mexico Criticizes U.N. For Not Passing Arms Trade Treaty

The Mexican government criticized Saturday the inconclusive results of the U.N. diplomatic conference seeking to pass an international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), and deplored "the imposition of the consensus rule" as a condition for reaching an agreement. continue reading »

5.7 Earthquake Rocks Mexico, No Injuries or Damage Reported

5.7 Earthquake Rocks Mexico, No Injuries or Damage Reported

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake rocked southern Mexico's Chiapas state on Sunday, but there were no injuries or damage, the National Seismology Service said. continue reading »

PRI Slams Mexican Left’s Suggestion for Interim President

PRI Slams Mexican Left’s Suggestion for Interim President

The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, slammed the Mexican left's insistence that the July 1 presidential election be overturned and an interim president be named to organize a new vote as "absolutely out of line." continue reading »

Mexican Inmates Compete in Their Own Olympic Games

Mexican Inmates Compete in Their Own Olympic Games

A prison in the Mexican city of Merida is holding its own version of the Olympic Games, giving 800 inmates the chance to compete in 13 different sports, including the ceremonial pre-Columbian ballgame. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

Latina Businesswoman Understands the Importance of Social Media in the Workplace

Latina Businesswoman Understands the Importance of Social Media in the Workplace

Mexican-born entrepreneur Lucia Tovar-Matthews seeks to use the growing importance of social networks to create new connections for the Hispanic community. continue reading »