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Human Rights Group Condemns Murder of 16-Year-Old Transsexual in Mexico

Human Rights Group Condemns Murder of 16-Year-Old Transsexual in Mexico

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights condemned Monday the recent murder in Mexico of a 16-year-old transsexual. Octavio Hernandez Villanueva was found dead last Wednesday in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. continue reading »

Shoot-Out at Mexico City’s International Airport Leaves 3 Police Dead

Shoot-Out at Mexico City’s International Airport Leaves 3 Police Dead

Mexican authorities are reporting the shooting death of three policemen at Mexico’s City International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico Benito Juarez) earlier today continue reading »

30 Crime Victims Found throughout Mexico, Majority in Abandoned Cargo Truck

30 Crime Victims Found throughout Mexico, Majority in Abandoned Cargo Truck

The remains of 30 suspected victims of drug-related violence have been discovered over the past day and a half in three different parts of Mexico, including 11 bodies in a clandestine grave in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and 14 others in the country's northeast region. continue reading »

Grenade Blasts in Mexico Kill 7

Grenade Blasts in Mexico Kill 7

Three grenade blasts - two of them targeting banks - left seven people injured in this northeastern Mexican city, officials said. The Tamaulipas state Attorney General's Office said the three explosions occurred before midday Friday in different parts of the state capital, while another explosive device was deactivated. continue reading »

Troubling Details Surround Mexican Journalist Missing Since May

Troubling Details Surround Mexican Journalist Missing Since May

A journalist with Mexico City daily Punto Critico and the radio program "Voces del mediodia" (Voices of Midday) has been missing since May, his family said. Federico Manuel Garcia Contreras has not been heard from since shortly after his arrival in the central town of Tanquian de Escobedo, in San Luis Potosi state, for an assignment, Africa Garcia, one of the reporter's daughters, told Efe. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez, the Runner-up on ‘American Idol’ to Appear on ‘Glee’

Jessica Sanchez, the Runner-up on ‘American Idol’ to Appear on ‘Glee’

Jessica Sanchez, the runner-up on American Idol’s 11th season, is reportedly up for a role on the Fox series, Glee. She will appear in a multi-episode arc of the show’s upcoming fourth season. She joins actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson, both of whom will also be seen on numerous episodes of the show. continue reading »

Man Arrested This Week Not Son of Mexico’s Most Wanted “El Chapo”

Man Arrested This Week Not Son of Mexico’s Most Wanted “El Chapo”

Mexican authorities confirmed that a man arrested earlier this week and initially reported to be the son of fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman is in fact another individual. continue reading »

Activists and Reporters in Mexico May Soon Be Protected by New Gov’t Decrees

Activists and Reporters in Mexico May Soon Be Protected by New Gov’t Decrees

The Mexican government handed down two decrees Friday to draw "immediate attention" to the issue of protecting journalists and defenders of human rights amid the increasing violence against them. continue reading »

Drug Traffickers Escape Mexican Prison with Help from Gunmen

Drug Traffickers Escape Mexican Prison with Help from Gunmen

A police officer was killed Thursday when gunmen attacked a lockup in the western Mexican state of Michoacan and freed two suspected drug traffickers, officials said. continue reading »

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 »