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Mexico No. 2 Producer of Child Porn, Lawmakers Say

Mexico No. 2 Producer of Child Porn, Lawmakers Say

Mexico is the world's No. 2 producer of child pornography and is classified as a source, transit and destination country for people traffickers involved in sexual exploitation, lawmakers said. Child pornography is the No. 2 illegal business, trailing only drug trafficking, and generates $42 billion annually, Special Committee to Fight People Trafficking chairwoman Rosi Orozco said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Bank Robber Uses Skateboard From Bank to Bank

LATINO BLOTTER: Bank Robber Uses Skateboard From Bank to Bank

Police in Mexico say a man has been arrested after attempting to rob two banks, using his skateboard as the getaway “car”. Sergio Ledesma was taken in to custody after police say he tried to rob two Mexico City banks continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Over 200 Pounds of Pot Hidden in Religious Statues Seized

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Over 200 Pounds of Pot Hidden in Religious Statues Seized

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo port of entry on Saturday seized marijuana valued at more than $233,000 during a routine vehicle inspection. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  756 Pounds of Pot Found Stashed in Frame of Flatbed Trailer

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  756 Pounds of Pot Found Stashed in Frame of Flatbed Trailer

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry Thursday stopped a tractor-trailer with 756 pounds of marijuana hidden in the frame. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Denounces Impunity for Crimes Against Women in Mexico

Nobel Laureate Denounces Impunity for Crimes Against Women in Mexico

Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams denounced in Mexico the impunity that prevails for crimes against women in this country and the lack of political will to seek solutions. After meeting with a group of 50 women's rights activists, Williams criticized the "pretty words" of the Mexican government and demanded real solutions to a problem that affects the entire population. continue reading »

7 Killed, Others Injured When Gunmen Kills Mourners inside Chapel in Mexico

7 Killed, Others Injured When Gunmen Kills Mourners inside Chapel in Mexico

On Saturday night, January 21, a group of armed men burst into a chapel in the community of Corral Falso, in the municipality of Atoyac de Alvarez, and opened fire on the faithful who had gathered in prayer for the mass of a community continue reading »

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 »