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Blog del Narco- 13 Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel Members Arrested in Mexico

Blog del Narco- 13 Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel Members Arrested in Mexico

Thirteen suspected members of Mexico's Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of an employee of the Jalisco state Attorney General's Office, a military commander said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico Joins Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Negotiations

Mexico Joins Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Negotiations

Mexico is officially joining the group of nine nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, an effort to create a free trade area spanning the Asia-Pacific region, the Malaysian government said Tuesday. continue reading »

Corruption, Drug and Gun Crime, Tax Evasion Caused Mexico to Lose  $872 Billion in 4 Decades

Corruption, Drug and Gun Crime, Tax Evasion Caused Mexico to Lose $872 Billion in 4 Decades

Between 1970 and 2010, Mexico reportedly lost $872 billion, according to a report from the Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington, DC-based research and advocacy organization. continue reading »

Disaster Declared in Areas Affected by Hurricane Carlotta

Disaster Declared in Areas Affected by Hurricane Carlotta

A disaster declaration has been issued for 68 cities in the southern state of Oaxaca and five cities in the southwestern state of Guerrero affected by Hurricane Carlotta, the Mexican federal government said. continue reading »

Zone of Contention – U.S. / México Border Focus of New Art Exhibition

Zone of Contention – U.S. / México Border Focus of New Art Exhibition

A new art exhibition entitled Zone of Contention: The U.S. / Mexico Border opened at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. This new exhibit features the works of twelve artists depicting how the border conflicts continue reading »

Border Patrol Save 7 Distressed Illegal Border Crossers, 2 Others Found Dead

Border Patrol Save 7 Distressed Illegal Border Crossers, 2 Others Found Dead

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector saved the lives of seven illegal aliens, including a juvenile, over the weekend and Monday. continue reading »

Mexico City Mayoral Candidate Commends “Successful” Security Model

Mexico City Mayoral Candidate Commends “Successful” Security Model

The left-wing candidate for mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, gave special importance Saturday to the "successful" security model that has managed to reduce crime in the capital even as it continues to grow in the rest of the country. continue reading »

U.S. Customs Seizes $7.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Customs Seizes $7.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

On May 29, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Miami Seaport discovered approximately 459 pounds of cocaine hidden in a container at the Port of Miami. While inspecting containers at the Miami seaport CBP officers identified suspect suspicious boxes in a container which a CBP canine subsequently alerted to for the presence of narcotics. continue reading »

U.S. Filmmaker Oliver Stone Blames Mexican President For Drug-war Tensions

U.S. Filmmaker Oliver Stone Blames Mexican President For Drug-war Tensions

U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone said in presenting his new film "Savages," in which he takes on the realities of the drug trade between Mexico and the United States, that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is responsible for the "nightmare" his country is going through. continue reading »

HUD, USDA and Treasury Step Up Efforts to Fight Poverty in Border Communities

HUD, USDA and Treasury Step Up Efforts to Fight Poverty in Border Communities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development (USDA-RD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced a joint "Border Community Capital Initiative" (Border Initiative), a collaboration designed to increase access to capital in the U.S./Mexico border region which includes some of the poorest communities in the country. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Human Rights Organization Expresses Concern about Disappearance of Mexican Journalist and Her Son

Human Rights Organization Expresses Concern about Disappearance of Mexican Journalist and Her Son

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expressed its concern over the disappearance of Mexican journalist Hypatia Stephania Rodríguez Cardoso and her 2-year-old son, which apparently happened in Saltillo, Coahuila, in the early morning Friday June 8. continue reading »

Storm Carlotta Weakens over Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Two Dead

Storm Carlotta Weakens over Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Two Dead

Officials downgraded Carlotta from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Saturday as it weakened while moving across southern Mexico. The National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center in Miami discontinued the hurricane warning that had been in effect from Salina Cruz to Punta Maldonado and the hurricane watch from west of Punta Maldonado to Acapulco continue reading »

Cabo Mega-Resort Canceled After Failing to Prove It Would Not Disrupt Marine Reserve

Cabo Mega-Resort Canceled After Failing to Prove It Would Not Disrupt Marine Reserve

Mexico's government on Friday announced the cancelation of the proposed Cabo Cortes mega resort at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, saying the Spanish developer has not scientifically shown the project would not threaten a nearby marine reserve. continue reading »

Los Zetas Leader Known as “The Czar of Piracy” Arrested in Mexico

Los Zetas Leader Known as “The Czar of Piracy” Arrested in Mexico

A member of Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel suspected of running piracy operations for the criminal organization was arrested earlier this week, the Defense Secretariat said Thursday. continue reading »