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Drug Boss Arrested for the Murder of Mexican Activist’s Son

Drug Boss Arrested for the Murder of Mexican Activist’s Son

Army troops apprehended a drug kingpin in connection with last year's murder of the son of anti-violence activist Javier Sicilia, the Mexican defense department said Friday. continue reading »

Website “Frontera List” Covers Violence In Mexican Border Region

Website “Frontera List” Covers Violence In Mexican Border Region

The Web site Frontera List tracks the violence of Mexico's drug war as part of a wider mission to document events and trends in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands. continue reading »

Televisa Denies Promoting Mexican Presidential Candidate In Return For Money

Televisa Denies Promoting Mexican Presidential Candidate In Return For Money

The media conglomerate that dominates Mexican broadcast television has denied allegations it took money in exchange for raising the profile of Enrique Peña Nieto, the favorite to win the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

‘For Greater Glory’ Dramatizes Mexican War

‘For Greater Glory’ Dramatizes Mexican War

Almost 90 years ago, a civil war erupted in Mexico over religious freedom. Tens of thousands died on both sides during what's known as the "Cristero Wars." But even in Mexico today, the history is not well-known. For Greater Glory, a new film starring Andy Garcia, dramatizes those events. continue reading »

Mexican Ex-Gov. Yarrington Says Allegations He’s Connected to Drug Cartels Are False

Mexican Ex-Gov. Yarrington Says Allegations He’s Connected to Drug Cartels Are False

A Mexican former state governor accused of ties to drug cartels denied the allegations and said they were aimed at discrediting his party ahead of the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

Mexican Government Authorizes Witness Protection Law

Mexican Government Authorizes Witness Protection Law

President Felipe Calderon signed into law a measure authorizing benefits - including new identities - for people who find themselves at risk due to their participation in judicial proceedings, Mexico's attorney general said. continue reading »

Mexican Court Overturns Ruling, “Queen of the Pacific” Will be Extradited to the U.S.

Mexican Court Overturns Ruling, “Queen of the Pacific” Will be Extradited to the U.S.

A Mexican federal court ruled that a reputed drug trafficker known as the "Queen of the Pacific" can be extradited to the United States. The judges overturned a January ruling blocking the handover of Sandra Avila Beltran on grounds that U.S. authorities were seeking to try her on the same charges as those she had already been acquitted of in Mexico. continue reading »

Costly Network Infrastructure Means Prospective Mexican TV Operators Must Invest $1 Billion

Costly Network Infrastructure Means Prospective Mexican TV Operators Must Invest $1 Billion

Bidders in a planned auction of two broadcast television channels in Mexico must be prepared to invest at least $1 billion to cover the cost of network infrastructure and other expenses, the head of the Federal Telecommunications Commission, or Cofetel, said. continue reading »

Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso Gets $205 Million Pemex Rig Contract

Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso Gets $205 Million Pemex Rig Contract

Billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso said its Operadora Cicsa unit received contracts worth $205 million from state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to build three offshore oil rigs. continue reading »

Latin America’s 1st Double-Arm Transplant Performed After Man Loses Arms in Electrical Accident

Latin America’s 1st Double-Arm Transplant Performed After Man Loses Arms in Electrical Accident

A 52-year-old Mexican man who lost his arms in a 2011 electrical accident became the first patient in Latin America to receive a double-arm transplant. continue reading »

Orphaned Elephants from Namibia Make it to New Home in Mexico

A group of 9 elephants from Namibia are enjoying their new home in Mexico. The African elephants were orphans after their parents were killed by ivory hunters and range in age from 4 to 9. continue reading »

Mazda Begins Training Mexican Employees in Japan Ahead of Plant Opening

Mazda Begins Training Mexican Employees in Japan Ahead of Plant Opening

Japanese automaker Mazda Motor said it started training the initial group of workers for its new plant in Mexico at its Hiroshima headquarters on Thursday. continue reading »

Lopez Obrador is Gaining Points in Mexican Presidential Elections, Peña Nieto Falling

Lopez Obrador is Gaining Points in Mexican Presidential Elections, Peña Nieto Falling

Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has consolidated his hold on second place in the polls ahead of Mexico's presidential election next month, trailing frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto, who saw his support drop amid the rise of a national student movement that opposes his candidacy. continue reading »

Mexico’s PRI Presidential Candidate Enrique Pena Nieto’s Image Used for Adultery Website Billboard

Mexico’s PRI Presidential Candidate Enrique Pena Nieto’s Image Used for Adultery Website Billboard

As the presidential race in Mexico continues to heat up, a website that promotes cheating on your significant other has purchased a billboard ad, not only promoting itself, but also attacking PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »