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UPDATE: Carnival Cruise Passengers are Robbed in Mexico and Another Ship Adrift is in Italy

UPDATE: Carnival Cruise Passengers are Robbed in Mexico and Another Ship Adrift is in Italy

A group of Carnival Cruise passengers are understandably shaken after armed men robbed them while they were heading back to the ship from a nature hike in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. continue reading »

Documentary Lambasts Mexico’s Failing School System (VIDEO)

Documentary Lambasts Mexico’s Failing School System (VIDEO)

Mexican filmmaker, Juan Carlos Rulfo, and journalist, Carlos Loret de Mola, have joined forces to show México, as well as the world, the current state of their school system. ‘¡De Panzazo! continue reading »

Demian Bichir Lost the Oscar but Gets a ‘Corrido’ Ballad (Video)

Mexican actor Demian Bichir might have lost the Best Actor Oscar to a Frenchman but he got another honor, his own 'corrido' ballad. Typically reserved for those on the other side of the law and not for those in front of the camera, a corrido tells the woes of ones life. continue reading »

Mexican Archbishop Warns of Fake Tickets for Papal Mass

Mexican Archbishop Warns of Fake Tickets for Papal Mass

Distribution of tickets for the Mass that Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate during his visit to the central Mexican state of Guanajuato is slated to start in the second week of March and all tickets being offered on the Internet are fake, Leon Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Cemex Buys Ireland’s Readymix

Mexico’s Cemex Buys Ireland’s Readymix

Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's three largest cement companies, said it has agreed to acquire all of the shares in Ireland's Readymix PLC it did not already hold for 10.6 million euros ($14.2 million). continue reading »

Female Sinaloa Cartel Narco Member Arrested for Ordering Multiple Kllings

Female Sinaloa Cartel Narco Member Arrested for Ordering Multiple Kllings

A woman who confessed to ordering the killings of five people last month was among several Sinaloa drug cartel members arrested in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California, state officials said. continue reading »

Luis Miguel Concert Inaugurates New $400 Million Mexico City Arena

Luis Miguel Concert Inaugurates New $400 Million Mexico City Arena

According to what businessmen Alberto Hinojosa and Guillermo Salinas Pliego said on Saturday, the venue is one of the largest of the so-called "arenas" in the Americas, which are designed for musical, theatrical and sports events. continue reading »

Mexicana Airlines Set to Return to the Skies

Mexicana Airlines Set to Return to the Skies

Mexican airline Mexicana de Aviacion, grounded since August 2010 while in bankruptcy proceedings, is set to return to the skies under new ownership. continue reading »

Black Eyed Peas’  Jaime Gomez, aka Taboo Honored for Latino Advocacy

Black Eyed Peas’  Jaime Gomez, aka Taboo Honored for Latino Advocacy

The Black Eyed Peas' Jaime Gomez, known as Taboo, is the 2012 recipient of the National Hispanic Media Coalition's Outstanding Advocate for the Latino continue reading »

AntiSEC and Anonymous Hack Private Prison Corporation

AntiSEC and Anonymous Hack Private Prison Corporation

Antisec and Anonymous have hacked and defaced the website to private prison corporation GEO Group. This is one of the biggest money makers in the continue reading »

Activists say Border Patrol Staking out Arizona Hospitals

Activists say Border Patrol Staking out Arizona Hospitals

The Arizona Human Rights Coalition has asked for the cooperation of the immigrant community to report the presence of Border Patrol agents in hospitals. Kat Rodriguez, the spokesperson for the coalition, told Efe that they had seen an increase in complaints about the presence of Border Patrol agents in the emergency rooms and even maternity wards continue reading »

Deported Father Receives Good News in Battle to be Reunited with U.S. Citizen Children

Deported Father Receives Good News in Battle to be Reunited with U.S. Citizen Children

A father who was deported to Mexico has a little more hope now after thousands of people signed a petition to slow the court case that could conceivably keep him from his children. continue reading »

Vaccine Against Heroin Being Developed in Mexico

Vaccine Against Heroin Being Developed in Mexico

Tests of the medication on animals have achieved "significant advances related to the time in which the subjects remain immunized," the institute's head of epidemiological and psychosocial research, Dr. Maria Elena Medina-Mora, told a press conference here. continue reading »

Salma Hayek to Turn Gibran’s “Prophet” into Animated Film

Salma Hayek to Turn Gibran’s “Prophet” into Animated Film

Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek plans to make an animated film based on Lebanese author Khalil Gibran's novel "The Prophet," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday. The book, written in 1923, consists of 26 chapters devoted to topics such as love, marriage, childhood, joy, freedom, death and faith. continue reading »

International Organizations Voice Alarm Over Killing of Inmates in Mexico

International Organizations Voice Alarm Over Killing of Inmates in Mexico

The United Nations human rights office has called on Mexican authorities to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the killing over the weekend of 44 inmates at a prison in the country’s north, apparently by members of an organized criminal group. continue reading »