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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 »

Fiery Crash of Pickup-Truck with 23 Suspected Undocumented Immigrants Inside, Leaves 14 Dead (VIDEO)

Fiery Crash of Pickup-Truck with 23 Suspected Undocumented Immigrants Inside, Leaves 14 Dead (VIDEO)

Authorities in Goliad County, Texas are reporting a crash of a white pick up jammed with 23 passengers, that has left at least 14 dead with Fox News reporting 14 are dead. continue reading »

Guilty Pleas from Two Men Trafficking Puerto Rican Citizenships

Guilty Pleas from Two Men Trafficking Puerto Rican Citizenships

Obdulio Edu Burgos-Dominguez and Jose Sergio Garcia-Ramirez pleaded guilty in Puerto Rico to identification fraud and identity theft for selling social security cards, birth certificates continue reading »

U.S. Born Children Lose Rights in Mexico

U.S. Born Children Lose Rights in Mexico

As a result of the slow United States economy, many Mexican migrant workers are returning with their families to their homeland to find jobs and reconnect with other family members. continue reading »

Mexico: Hub for Aerospace Industry

Mexico: Hub for Aerospace Industry

“Made in Mexico” has a familiar ring when associated with the Mexican auto industry. However, if the Mexican government reaches its goal, Mexico will be exporting $12 billion in aircraft and parts by 2020. continue reading »

Mexican Town Takes on World’s Richest Man, Carlos Slim, Over Gold & Silver Mine

Mexican Town Takes on World’s Richest Man, Carlos Slim, Over Gold & Silver Mine

A peasant town in central Mexico has declared war on the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, to prevent him from operating a gold and silver mine that threatens the environment. continue reading »

Violence in Eastern Mexico Continues, 6 Die in Drug-related Violence

Violence in Eastern Mexico Continues, 6 Die in Drug-related Violence

At least six people died in drug-related violence in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said. The killings occurred between Friday and Saturday in the cities of Veracruz, Martinez de la Torre and Tres Valles. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  66-Year-Old Man Caught Smuggling 295-lbs of Pot in from Mexico

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  66-Year-Old Man Caught Smuggling 295-lbs of Pot in from Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Columbus port of entry seized 295 pounds of marijuana Tuesday. The drugs were concealed in a vehicle being driven by a 66-year-old Deming man. continue reading »

Mexican Left Calls For Peaceful Mobilization to Annul Presidential Election

Mexican Left Calls For Peaceful Mobilization to Annul Presidential Election

Leaders of the Mexican left called Friday for a peaceful popular mobilization to annul the July 1 presidential election amid allegations of vote-buying and other machinations by the victorious Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. continue reading »