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Family of 20 Flees Mexico for U.S. Seeking Political Asylum After Father and Brother Killed

Family of 20 Flees Mexico for U.S. Seeking Political Asylum After Father and Brother Killed

All 20 surviving members of a Mexican family who saw two of their kin murdered have fled to the United States and are requesting asylum. The clan, including five children, left the town of Villa Ahumada on June 19 with nothing but the clothes on their backs, Cesar Porras told Efe here Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Artist Uses Chicago Trash to Create “Art With a Conscience”

Mexican Artist Uses Chicago Trash to Create “Art With a Conscience”

For Mexican-born Leticia Rodarte, trash is a diamond in the rough from which she extracts materials to create "art with a conscience," works that she exhibits and sells at her studio in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. continue reading »

HSBC Accused of Laundering Mexican Cartel Money for Seven Years

HSBC Accused of Laundering Mexican Cartel Money for Seven Years

British Bank HSBC is facing reports the international bank laundered billions of narco dollars through its U.S. banking network. The allegations surfaced during a U.S. Senate investigation continue reading »

‘Taco U.S.A’ Author Gustavo Arellano on ‘Chelsea Lately’ (VIDEO)

‘Taco U.S.A’ Author Gustavo Arellano on ‘Chelsea Lately’ (VIDEO)

Did you get to watch Mexican food guru and best-selling author Gustavo Arellano on ‘Chelsea Lately’ last night? continue reading »

Droughts Killing Farms in Mexico

Droughts Killing Farms in Mexico

Although Northern Mexico is accustomed to dry conditions, the unrelenting drought that has spread from Mexico into parts of the U.S. is slowly starving cattle, farms, and farmers leaving the state of Chihuahua in a state of emergency. continue reading »

Mexican Singer Pepe Aguilar to Receive Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Mexican Singer Pepe Aguilar to Receive Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Pepe Aguilar, the famous Mexican singer will receive his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday July 26th which will be located alongside his father, Antonio Aguilar continue reading »

Ancient Temple with Children’s Bones and Sacrificed Dog Found in Mexico City

Ancient Temple with Children’s Bones and Sacrificed Dog Found in Mexico City

The foresight of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology has garnered an important find recently. The Museum requested to excavate a construction site before five buildings would go up in downtown Mexico City. continue reading »

Los Zetas Boss Killed in Shootout with Mexican Army in Ciudad Victoria

Los Zetas Boss Killed in Shootout with Mexican Army in Ciudad Victoria

The Zetas cartel's boss in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, died in a shootout with army troops, the Defense Secretariat said. Carlos Alberto Fernandez Hernandez and three associates were killed last Friday, the secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Latinos No Longer Playing Same Movie Roles, Says Actor Tenoch Huerta

Latinos No Longer Playing Same Movie Roles, Says Actor Tenoch Huerta

Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta feels that Hispanics are gaining ground in U.S. film, while the tendency to stereotype Latinos is "weakening" every day. continue reading »

Mexico City’s Mobile Library Turning Heads and Expanding Minds

Mexico City’s Mobile Library Turning Heads and Expanding Minds

Earlier this year, a group called ALUMNOS47 launched a new idea in Mexico City. Among the increasing number of food trucks in the Mexican city, ALUMNOS47 has put its own truck on the streets, only this one is not meant to feed your stomach, but rather your mind. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  857 Pounds of Pot on Mexico-to-U.S. Passenger Bus

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  857 Pounds of Pot on Mexico-to-U.S. Passenger Bus

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 857 pounds of marijuana Friday. The drugs were concealed in a passenger bus which entered the U.S. from Mexico at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing. continue reading »

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Launches New Video Highlighting Organized Crime

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Launches New Video Highlighting Organized Crime

Transnational organized crime is a global concern. Generating around US$ 870 billion a year, organized criminal networks profit from the sale of illegal goods wherever there is a demand and represent a threat to peace, human security and prosperity. continue reading »

STUDY:  Latino Children Bear Greatest Burden of U.S. Deportation Policies

STUDY:  Latino Children Bear Greatest Burden of U.S. Deportation Policies

Children suffer the most serious emotional and physical consequences from U.S. deportation policies, a University at Albany researcher finds. continue reading »

Facebook Video Leads to Teen Suspects’ Arrest in Beating Death of Mexican Immigrant

Facebook Video Leads to Teen Suspects’ Arrest in Beating Death of Mexican Immigrant

A Chicago judge has denied bail for three local teens charged in last week’s beating death of a disabled Mexican immigrant that was captured on video and posted on Facebook. continue reading »

One of America’s Most Wanted Captured Working in Cancun Airport after 24-Years Eluding Authorities

One of America’s Most Wanted Captured Working in Cancun Airport after 24-Years Eluding Authorities

U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive Vincent Legrend Walters, age 45, has been captured in Cancun, Mexico, after nearly 24 years on the run. continue reading »