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Thousands Protest Last Week’s Election Results in Mexico

Thousands Protest Last Week’s Election Results in Mexico

Thousands of people took part in a march in Mexico City to protest against Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, who was declared the winner of last week's presidential election. continue reading »

Hugo Chavez Congratulates New Mexican President

Hugo Chavez Congratulates New Mexican President

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Saturday congratulated Mexico's presumed president-elect on his victory in the July 1 balloting and expressed his willingness to deepen bilateral ties. continue reading »

Mexican Left Claim PRI Set Up Vote-Buying Scheme

Mexican Left Claim PRI Set Up Vote-Buying Scheme

Mexico's political left said several state governors, mostly members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, were behind a massive vote-buying scheme in last Sunday's general election. continue reading »

DEA Arrest 20 Gang Members Connected to Sinaloa Cartel in Drug Bust

DEA Arrest 20 Gang Members Connected to Sinaloa Cartel in Drug Bust

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and police in the Arizona city of Tempe have arrested 20 members of a criminal gang linked to Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, authorities said. continue reading »

Was A Mexican Journalist Wrongfully Imprisoned Over Custody Battle?

Was A Mexican Journalist Wrongfully Imprisoned Over Custody Battle?

Award-winning Mexican journalist Sanjuana Martinez has been released after being jailed for 24 hours by the judge handling her battle for custody of her children, the reporter's attorney said. continue reading »

Airport Shooting in Mexico Began Over Drug Dispute

Airport Shooting in Mexico Began Over Drug Dispute

A June 25 shootout at Mexico City's capital's airport that left three police officers dead began with an argument among cops over a packet of cocaine, a leading Mexican newspaper said Friday. continue reading »

Calderon Accused of Hindering Victims’s Rights Law in Mexico

Calderon Accused of Hindering Victims’s Rights Law in Mexico

Poet turned peace activist Javier Sicilia accused Mexican President Felipe Calderon Thursday of breaking his word by effectively vetoing a measure to aid the thousands of innocent victims of the drug war. continue reading »

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 »