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Mexican-American Five-Time World Boxing Champ John Lee “Johnny” Tapia Dies at 45

Mexican-American Five-Time World Boxing Champ John Lee “Johnny” Tapia Dies at 45

Police say five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia has been found dead by a family member at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday. continue reading »

Festival To Support Mexican Indians Draws Major Crowds

Festival To Support Mexican Indians Draws Major Crowds

Thousands of people attended a festival this weekend in Mexico City to show their support for the efforts of the Wixarika Indians to protect their land and learn more about indigenous culture. continue reading »

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

Three men were gunned down following an argument with a woman at a bar in Ocotepec, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, prosecutors said. The woman made a telephone call after the argument and told the people on the other end, "come over here," the Morelos Attorney General's Office said in a statement, citing eyewitness accounts. continue reading »

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Poet and human rights activist Javier Sicilia plans to meet with Mexico's four presidential candidates this week to lay out the position of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, on security and victims of violence. continue reading »

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Cheese Flautas Recipe

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Cheese Flautas Recipe

Flautas are a Mexican dish, from Sinaloa, consisting of a tortilla stuffed with different ingredients and then fried. These crispy snacks make the perfect party food. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »

Six Cartel Gunmen Arrested with Large Collection of Firearms in Mexico

Six Cartel Gunmen Arrested with Large Collection of Firearms in Mexico

Soldiers arrested six drug-cartel enforcers and seized an arms cache in the western state of Michoacan, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Wilmer Valderrama Being Sued By Neighbor For “Too Much Noise”

Of all the neighbors in the world to live by, Wilmer Valderrama isn’t one person’s first choice, reports state. continue reading »

Mexican Woman Supports Family By Selling Metal Recyclables in Chicago

Mexican Woman Supports Family By Selling Metal Recyclables in Chicago

Mexican immigrant Erika Lopez is known as "the iron lady" because for two years she has scoured the streets of Chicago in search of discarded metal objects, mattresses and all kinds of recyclable material that she later sells to support her four daughters and jobless husband. continue reading »

701 Pound of Pot Found in Gas Tank of Bus Carrying 22 Passengers

701 Pound of Pot Found in Gas Tank of Bus Carrying 22 Passengers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Tuesday morning discovered 701 pounds of marijuana in the gas tank of a commercial bus. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez Hopes to Follow in Beyonce’s Footsteps

Jessica Sanchez, the 16-year-old runner-up in the latest season of "American Idol", told Efe on Friday that she wants of model her career on what Beyonce has done, and that she doesn't rule out singing in Spanish in the future. continue reading »

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Chiles Capones Recipe

Celebrate Memorial Day With This Chiles Capones Recipe

Another form of chile relleno, this snack from Puebla, Mexico can be rustic fare for casual parties. Most of the work can be done ahead of time, leaving only the frying of the chiles for the last minute. Although following the procedures in this recipe should result in virtually no-heat chiles, jalapenos can vary. continue reading »

Pablo Azar Pleads for Improved Living Conditions for Diego the Lion

Pablo Azar Pleads for Improved Living Conditions for Diego the Lion

After viewing video footage and photos of Diego, the suffering young lion confined alone to a barren enclosure in Mexico's Zacango Zoo, Mexico City–born El Talismán star Pablo Azar has fired off a letter on PETA's behalf to local and national wildlife officials to ask them to expedite Diego's relocation to a U.S. sanctuary that is standing by to accept him. There, he would be afforded room to roam and get to enjoy the company of other big cats. continue reading »

2,500-year-old Altar Unearthed By Mexican Archaeologists

2,500-year-old Altar Unearthed By Mexican Archaeologists

An altar and a stela estimated to date from as early as 800 B.C. were found at the Chalcatzingo archaeological site in the central state of Morelos, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

A Mexican attorney who specializes in human rights cases announced he is leaving the country temporarily because of death threats. Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, legal counsel for the Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center, is the second rights activist in less than a month to flee Mexico. continue reading »