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1,300 Year Old Kiln Used by Ancient Zapotecs Discovered in Mexico

1,300 Year Old Kiln Used by Ancient Zapotecs Discovered in Mexico

Mexican archaeologists have discovered in the southern part of the country a kiln used by the ancient Zapotecs to make ceramics more than 1,300 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Kate del Castillo Defends Free Speech, Calls Herself “Pretty Ignorant and Uncultured”

Kate del Castillo Defends Free Speech, Calls Herself “Pretty Ignorant and Uncultured”

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo rejected comments by journalists on the "Tercer Grado" (Third Degree) program criticizing a letter she published on Twitter giving her thoughts on marriage, sex, religion and politics. continue reading »

6-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Northern State of Chiapas in Mexico

6-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Northern State of Chiapas in Mexico

A magnitude-6 earthquake shook the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas on Saturday, although there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, the National Seismological Service, or SSN, said. continue reading »

Gonzalo Garcia Vivanco in New Telenovela about High School in the US

Gonzalo Garcia Vivanco in New Telenovela about High School in the US

Mexican actor Gonzalo Garcia Vivanco, who plays one of the leading roles in the telenovela "Relaciones Peligrosas" (Dangerous Relations), is delighted with his part in this groundbreaking production and its study of burning social issues. continue reading »

Singer Alejandro Fernandez has Surgery- Expects to be Back on Stage Soon

Singer Alejandro Fernandez has Surgery- Expects to be Back on Stage Soon

Ranchera artist Alejandro Fernandez underwent knee surgery here to repair damage done last year in a skiing mishap in Colorado, his agents said. His publicist said the two-hour procedure at a Guadalajara hospital was successful and that Fernandez "is very calm and is resting with his family around him. continue reading »

Mexico Accuses 9 of Baby-Trafficking Infants to Ireland

Mexico Accuses 9 of Baby-Trafficking Infants to Ireland

Authorities in the western state of Jalisco have nine people in custody as part of an investigation into a ring trafficking Mexican babies to Ireland. All of the arrests took place in Guadalajara, the state capital and Mexico's second-most-populous city. continue reading »

Narco Blog: 5 Killed in Gangland Violence in Northern Mexico

Narco Blog: 5 Killed in Gangland Violence in Northern Mexico

A police officer and four civilians were killed by gunmen in two separate incidents in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, authorities said Thursday. Here in Ciudad Juarez, a crime-wracked metropolis just across the border from El Paso, Texas, assailants in several vehicles opened fire on municipal cops responding to what turned out to be a false report of a road accident. continue reading »

Mexican with Green Card Dies in ICE Custody in Las Vegas

Mexican with Green Card Dies in ICE Custody in Las Vegas

A Mexican immigrant who had legal permanent residence in the United States died in Nevada while under the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE said.Miguel Sarabia-Ortega was arrested Tuesday in continue reading »

A Look Behind the U.S. Drop in Illegal Immigration

A Look Behind the U.S. Drop in Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigration to the United States has plummeted, with inflows significantly dampened by continuing weaknesses in the labor market and beefed-up enforcement at the U.S. borders and within the interior. Other factors are at play as well: Changing demographics in Mexico and El Salvador that are reducing migration pressures; the likelihood of more vibrant Mexican and Central American export markets continue reading »

HS News Narco Blog: Murder Victims Dumped in Mexican Port City

HS News Narco Blog: Murder Victims Dumped in Mexican Port City

Four people were found dead in a vacant lot in this port city on Mexico's Gulf coast, authorities said. The bodies were wrapped in plastic, police sources said. Marines and army troops were quickly deployed to the Dos Caminos district of Veracruz to search for the killers, but their efforts were unsuccessful. continue reading »

Chevy Tahoe Stuffed with 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Found, Narcos Jump in Rio Grande Fleeing

Chevy Tahoe Stuffed with 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Found, Narcos Jump in Rio Grande Fleeing

More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were seized Saturday in Escobares, Texas, by agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station. The agents were working near the river when they saw several people continue reading »

59 Undocumented Guatemalans Located in Mexico in Cargo Truck

59 Undocumented Guatemalans Located in Mexico in Cargo Truck

Federal police intercepted 59 undocumented Guatemalans traveling in a cargo truck in the western state of Sinaloa, Mexico's public safety department said. continue reading »

Mexican Actress Daniela Romo Recovering from Breast Cancer Surgery, Chemo Next

Mexican Actress Daniela Romo Recovering from Breast Cancer Surgery, Chemo Next

Mexican actress Daniela Romo is recovering after surgery to remove a malignant breast tumor, one of her friends told Efe. continue reading »

Objects Left by Immigrants en Route to U.S. Tell a Part of History

Shoes, backpacks and other objects discarded in the desert by undocumented immigrants have been collected by a team of anthropologists to document the difficult journey they make to get into the United States. continue reading »

Mexicans Hurry to Aid the Tarahumara Upon Hearing False Reports They’re Committed Mass Suicide

Upon hearing that a number of proud Tarahumara indians in Mexico‚Äôs northern mountains were committing suicide rather than succumb to famine, Mexicans rushed aid to them. However, the story of mass suicides was not exactly true. continue reading »