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Pemex Covers Expenses and Investments By Selling $1.75 Billion in Bonds Internationally

Pemex Covers Expenses and Investments By Selling $1.75 Billion in Bonds Internationally

State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it sold $1.75 billion worth of bonds on the international market, raising funds that will be used to cover operating expenses and investment. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

President Obama and President Calderón Chat After G-20 Bilateral Meeting

President Obama and President Calderón Chat After G-20 Bilateral Meeting

The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, met with Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, before the start of the day’s activities at the VII Summit of Leaders of the Group of Twenty in Los Cabos, Mexico. continue reading »

Victims of Mexico’s Drug War Prepare “Caravan for Peace” for U.S. Tour

Victims of Mexico’s Drug War Prepare “Caravan for Peace” for U.S. Tour

Javier Sicilia and Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity have announced they will lead a caravan across the U.S. this summer to call an end to the ongoing drug war. continue reading »

The “Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Hosted Presidential Debate

The “Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Hosted Presidential Debate

The presidential debate staged by Mexico's "Yo soy 132" student movement was plagued by transmission problems and the absence of frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Chapo’s Son Arrested in Mexico

Blog del Narco: El Chapo’s Son Arrested in Mexico

One of the sons of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, Mexico's most-wanted man, was arrested Thursday by marines in the western state of Jalisco, the Navy Secretariat said. Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar was captured Thursday morning, thanks to "intelligence work," the secretariat said in a brief statement. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

No Cuchi-Cuchi! Withholding Sex to Get the Vote in Mexican Presidential Politics

No Cuchi-Cuchi! Withholding Sex to Get the Vote in Mexican Presidential Politics

In an effort to empower women while also improve her own chances for a political victory in Mexico’s upcoming election, presidential candidate, Josefina Vazquez Mota, shocked her audience by suggesting women use their own powers in the bedroom to get their husbands out to vote. continue reading »

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 »