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US Volunteers Brave Warnings to Help Build Orphanage in Guadalupe

US Volunteers Brave Warnings to Help Build Orphanage in Guadalupe

Groups of Americans are challenging their government's warnings about the violence in Mexico and are crossing over into the municipality of Guadalupe Distrito Bravos to cooperate in the construction of an orphanage. continue reading »

Mexican Man Crucifies Self to Demand Payment of Insurance Claim, Now Hospitalized

Mexican Man Crucifies Self to Demand Payment of Insurance Claim, Now Hospitalized

A Mexican man who "crucified" himself for 17 hours in this Gulf coast port city to demand payment of an insurance claim was hospitalized Thursday after showing symptoms of a possible heart attack and signs of gangrene on his hands. continue reading »

Coal Mine Explosion Kills 7 in Mexico

Coal Mine Explosion Kills 7 in Mexico

Seven men died Wednesday in an explosion at a coal mine in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, authorities said. The victims ranged in age from 22 to 39, the spokesman for the state emergency management office, Juan Antonio Ibarra, told Efe. continue reading »

17 Alleged Murderers Arrested in Northern Mexico

17 Alleged Murderers Arrested in Northern Mexico

Security forces arrested 17 people accused of committing 25 murders in three towns in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the state government announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Human Trafficking, Sexual Tourism Going Undetected in Mexico, Says Expert

Human Trafficking, Sexual Tourism Going Undetected in Mexico, Says Expert

Officials are not aware of the real scope of people trafficking in Mexico, which has become a "paradise" for those involved in this type of crime, expert Alicia Mesa Bribiesca told Efe. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Mexican Diver Thrives on Fear and Risk

OLYMPICS: Mexican Diver Thrives on Fear and Risk

Mexico's Pan-American diving champion, Ivan Garcia, said Wednesday that if one day he loses his fear of diving from the 10-meter platform he will retire. continue reading »

U.S.-Mexico Program Launched to Detect Illegal Shipments of Nuclear Materials

U.S.-Mexico Program Launched to Detect Illegal Shipments of Nuclear Materials

A program to improve the detection and interdiction of illegal shipments of nuclear materials has been successfully implemented at Mexico's four main ports, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said. continue reading »

Nearly 5 Million Birds Killed in Mexican Flu Outbreak

Nearly 5 Million Birds Killed in Mexican Flu Outbreak

Some 4.9 million birds have died since the outbreak of bird flu started five weeks ago at farms in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Olympic Boxer, Oscar Valdez, Confident he Can Beat Cuba’s Alvarez

Mexico’s Olympic Boxer, Oscar Valdez, Confident he Can Beat Cuba’s Alvarez

Oscar Valdez, Mexico's top boxing hope at the London Olympics, said Wednesday he has what it takes to defeat the 2011 world amateur champion in his division, Cuban Lazaro Alvarez. continue reading »

Number of Hispanics Pursuing Ph.D.s Rises 161% from 2000 to 2010

Number of Hispanics Pursuing Ph.D.s Rises 161% from 2000 to 2010

According to information obtained from U.S. Census data, Hispanics with doctorates jumped 161 percent from 1990 to 2010. This number is almost double the non-Hispanic rate of 90 percent, according to the census data. continue reading »

Star de Azlan’s Music Is a Mix of Country and Mariachi

Star de Azlan’s Music Is a Mix of Country and Mariachi

Star de Azlan, faithful to her Mexican-American heritage, is starting to focus on making a musical crossover by fusing mariachi and country. continue reading »

Mexican Singer Alexander Acha Doesn’t Mind Being Known as Emmanuel’s Son

Mexican Singer Alexander Acha Doesn’t Mind Being Known as Emmanuel’s Son

Though one day he'd like to be known for his own achievements in music and no longer as the "son of Emmanuel," Mexican singer Alexander Acha told Efe that he knows he'll never stop being identified that way because his father is "one of the greats." continue reading »

It’s National Tequila Day - Time to Celebrate

It’s National Tequila Day - Time to Celebrate

Tequila, the Mexican spirit for the very spirited is celebrating its existence in a very American way with its own day of celebration. The fastest growing distilled spirit is getting respect and sales continue reading »

5.2 Early Morning Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

5.2 Early Morning Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

A magnitude-5.2 earthquake rocked southern Mexico early Tuesday, but there are no damage or injury reports, the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man Found Tortured and Executed in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: Man Found Tortured and Executed in Sinaloa

A young unidentified man was found dead Sunday morning in an area that lies between the field and the bypass "The Costerita", south of this city. The victim was wearing blue jean pants, black belt, shirt and white tennis shoes. The victim showed signs of having been tortured and gunshot wounds. continue reading »