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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 »

U.S. and Mexico Meet for Binational Summit on Human Trafficking

U.S. and Mexico Meet for Binational Summit on Human Trafficking

More than 100 representatives from the government and private sectors, including high-level law enforcement representatives from the U.S. and Mexico, convened in Los Angeles Thursday for a bination continue reading »

Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Mexico City Airport Shooting Suspect

Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Mexico City Airport Shooting Suspect

Felipe Lugo de Leon, one of the Federal Police officers wanted in connection with the shooting at the Mexico City airport last month that left three fellow officers dead, was arrested on Sunday, the Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Calderon Says Peña Nieto Will Continue Anti-Drug Strategy in Mexico

Calderon Says Peña Nieto Will Continue Anti-Drug Strategy in Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said in an interview published Sunday by Spain's El Pais newspaper that he was convinced that his anti-drug strategy and reforms would be continued by Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, who won the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

Mexican Summer Camp Attacked, 7 Raped

Mexican Summer Camp Attacked, 7 Raped

Seven girls were raped and a number of boys were beaten by unidentified assailants who attacked a summer camp in central Mexico last week, the Mexico state Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Olympian and CoverGirl Marlen Esparza Featured in Vogue

Olympian and CoverGirl Marlen Esparza Featured in Vogue

Olympic-gold hopeful and Latin beauty, Marlen Esparza, is featured in this issue of Vogue donning a stunning red dress and her boxing shoes. continue reading »

New Security Measures in Place After Mexican Indian Murders

New Security Measures in Place After Mexican Indian Murders

An indigenous community in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has stepped up security measures in the wake of this week's kidnap-murders of two of its members by suspected mobsters, saying state authorities have broken their promise to protect them. continue reading »

REPORT: UK and Mexico Lead in 2011 Nonimmigrant Admissions to the U.S.

REPORT: UK and Mexico Lead in 2011 Nonimmigrant Admissions to the U.S.

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration report, during 2011, there were 159 million nonimmigrant admissions to the United States according to DHS work- load estimates. continue reading »

Mexican Photojournalist Acquitted of Murdering His Wife

Mexican Photojournalist Acquitted of Murdering His Wife

Mexican photojournalist Sergio Dorantes Zurita, a former employee of Newsweek magazine whose acquittal on charges of murdering his wife in 2003 was upheld last week on appeal, described his battle for justice in a radio interview in this capital. continue reading »

Religious Sect Destroys Schools in Mexican State of Michoacan Calling them “Works of the Devil”

Religious Sect Destroys Schools in Mexican State of Michoacan Calling them “Works of the Devil”

Two schools were destroyed in the western Mexican town of Turicato by a radical religious sect that threatens to "destroy coexistence," Mayor Salvador Barrera said. According to the top local authority, the New Jerusalem community, which settled some 35 years ago in the Turicato municipality of Michoacan state believing it to be hallowed ground continue reading »

Leaders Urge the 8.2 Million with Green Cards to Become Citizens

Leaders Urge the 8.2 Million with Green Cards to Become Citizens

Hispanic activists say that more than 8 million permanent residents have not become U.S. citizens, and so they continue to be unprotected from aggressive policies against immigrants and are losing political influence. "Every person who qualifies to be a permanent resident and does not apply for citizenship should be aware continue reading »

Mexican Nationals Bilk Hundreds of Thousands in Cross-border Credit Card Scheme

Investigators with the U.S. Secret Service say they uncovered an international credit card fraud operation based out of Texas. With a search warrant in hand, the Secret Service found Mario Won continue reading »