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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 »

Surveillance Video Links Police in Mexico to Murder of Three They Arrested

Surveillance Video Links Police in Mexico to Murder of Three They Arrested

Mexicans have been scandalized by the release of surveillance video showing seven uniformed police officers taking custody of three men who were later found dead. continue reading »

Mexican Journalist Slain in Veracruz, 9th Since December 2010

Mexican Journalist Slain in Veracruz, 9th Since December 2010

The body of a kidnapped journalist was found Thursday in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, where nine members of the media have been murdered in the past 18 months, state officials said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: 2 Men Chase, Murder Well-Known Doctor Near Border in Nogales After he Tries to Flee

LATINO BLOTTER: 2 Men Chase, Murder Well-Known Doctor Near Border in Nogales After he Tries to Flee

Mexican authorities have two men believed to be behind the murder of a well-known doctor. At around 8:35 p.m. Monday night, two men cut off Dr. Armando Flores Haro, who drivin continue reading »

Fashion Meets Social Responsibility in Latin Designers’ Handbags

Fashion Meets Social Responsibility in Latin Designers’ Handbags

Fashion and social responsibility go hand-in-hand for up-and-coming designers like Marisa Collado from Mexico and Costa Rica's Jennifer Lang, who provide employment for the indigenous communities that produce their handbags that have won awards in New York. continue reading »

Costco Buys Out Mexican Partner for $760 Million

Costco Buys Out Mexican Partner for $760 Million

U.S. membership warehouse club chain Costco Wholesale Corp. on Thursday announced a deal to acquire the 50 percent stake it did not already own in its Mexico unit from Controladora Comercial Mexicana for $760.4 million. continue reading »

Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winning Jockey Hopes His Success Will Bring Latinos to the Races

Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winning Jockey Hopes His Success Will Bring Latinos to the Races

Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez, who lost his chance to win horse racing's Triple Crown because of an injury to I'll Have Another, said he hopes his success attracts Hispanics to horse racing. continue reading »