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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 »

Apocalypse is a Judeo-Christian Tradition, Mayans Foresaw the World Continuing for Millennia

Apocalypse is a Judeo-Christian Tradition, Mayans Foresaw the World Continuing for Millennia

The ancient Mayans not only did not predict the end of the world in December 2012, but they expected the world to continue for thousands of years, Mexican epigraphist Erik Velasquez said. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Launch Campaign to Prevent Immigrant Deaths Along Border

U.S. and Mexico Launch Campaign to Prevent Immigrant Deaths Along Border

The U.S. Border Patrol, in coordination with the Mexican government, this week is launching a campaign to prevent the deaths of immigrants along the mutual border and to alert them to the dangerous currents in the irrigation canal in El Paso. continue reading »

Buried Under Mexican Highway, Archaeological Area Containing Mayan Ruins Preserved

Buried Under Mexican Highway, Archaeological Area Containing Mayan Ruins Preserved

Mexican cultural authorities have preserved an archaeological area with several Maya buildings more than 1,500 years old that were buried under a highway in the Yucatan peninsula. continue reading »

Mexican Writer Ernesto de la Peña is Awarded Literature Prize

Mexican Writer Ernesto de la Peña is Awarded Literature Prize

Mexican writer Ernesto de la Peña was presented Tuesday with the 26th Menendez Pelayo International Prize in recognition for "his concern about the transmission of knowledge and access to culture by the new generations." continue reading »

American Tourism to Mexico Up More Than 5 Percent Despite Travel Warnings

American Tourism to Mexico Up More Than 5 Percent Despite Travel Warnings

It would seem many are not heeding travel warnings from U.S. officials, as Mexican tourism officials say the number of U.S. travelers to the country is up. continue reading »

Mexican Journalists and Activists Continue to Flee to U.S.

Mexican Journalists and Activists Continue to Flee to U.S.

Mexican journalists and activists continue coming to the United States asking for what their own country is not giving them, the chance to live without fear, attorney Carlos Spector - who represents about a dozen of these people, most recently reporter Miguel Lopez Solana - told Efe. continue reading »