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Public Safety Group Says Mexico Home of World’s Deadliest Cities

Five of the world's 10 deadliest cities in 2011 are in Mexico, though a Honduran metropolis leads the list, the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice said. continue reading »

Latin Musics Mana & Prince Royce reach No. 1 on Billboard Latin Songs

Latin Musics Mana & Prince Royce reach No. 1 on Billboard Latin Songs

Mexican rock icons Mana climbed to the top of Billboard's Latin Songs chart this week with "El verdadero amor perdona," featuring bachatero Prince Royce. "Promise," Romeo Santos' collaboration with R&B giant continue reading »

Cop in Violent & Drug Plagued Ciudad Juarez Busy Issuing 6-Year Traffic Ticket for Toy Motorcycle?

Cop in Violent & Drug Plagued Ciudad Juarez Busy Issuing 6-Year Traffic Ticket for Toy Motorcycle?

The incident occurred on Dec. 27, when the boy, identified only as Gael, was riding his toy motorcycle in the gated subdivision where his family lives and collided with an SUV that had blown a stop sign continue reading »

Deadly Statistic:  47,000 Dead from Narco Wars in Mexico

Deadly Statistic:  47,000 Dead from Narco Wars in Mexico

A total of 12,903 people were killed in drug-related violence between January and September 2011 in Mexico, an increase of 11 percent with respect to the same period of 2010, bringing the drug war death toll since December 2006 to 47,515, the government said. continue reading »

Video of Mexican Businessman Beats  Doorman for NOT Changing Tire- Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Video of Mexican Businessman Beats Doorman for NOT Changing Tire- Goes Viral (VIDEO)

A video of a wealthy businessman beating a doorman at his luxury apartment building has sparked outrage in Mexico, where people have taken to social-networking sites to vent their anger. The attack occurred in July of last year but did not come to the public's attention until Tuesday, when the video of the incident went viral on YouTube. continue reading »

Latino Culture is Theme of New Food and Travel Magazine- “Latin Lover”

Latino Culture is Theme of New Food and Travel Magazine- “Latin Lover”

Lovers of Latin American gastronomy are enjoying a new online magazine specializing in food and travel, in which restaurants, recipes and hotels are reviewed and other aspects of the Latino culture and tourist opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean are discussed. continue reading »

Actress Kate del Castillo Believes More in “El Chapo” Guzman Than the Government

Actress Kate del Castillo Believes More in “El Chapo” Guzman Than the Government

Crossover actress Kate del Castillo has stunned many with recent claims that she believes more in the escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman than in her government. continue reading »

Mexican Filmmaker to make part 2 of  Mexico Blockbuster - “A Day Without a Mexican”

Mexican Filmmaker to make part 2 of Mexico Blockbuster - “A Day Without a Mexican”

Mexican director Sergio Arau and his wife, actress Yareli Arismendi, are working on a sequel to the film "A Day Without a Mexican" to keep the subject of immigrants in the public eye. "It's going to be called 'Another Day Without Mexicans,' and of course we're a little scared because 'Part 2' of anything is rarely good, but we think we have to keep the public focused continue reading »

Like the Failed ATF “Fast and Furious”, the DEA is Trying to Track Money They’ve Given to Cartels

Like the Failed ATF “Fast and Furious”, the DEA is Trying to Track Money They’ve Given to Cartels

According to the New York Times, while attempting to track money that was believed to be making it into the hands of drug cartels, the U.S. government was actually laundering and smuggling money from and for the drug organizations. continue reading »

Latino Children Who Are Citizens Being Recruited by Narcos to Smuggle Drugs into U.S.

Latino Children Who Are Citizens Being Recruited by Narcos to Smuggle Drugs into U.S.

Children between the ages of 11 and 17 are being recruited by Mexico's drug cartels to smuggle narcotics and work as spies, the Mexican press reported Sunday, citing information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. continue reading »

Professional Mexican Soccer Player, El Gato, Who Turned into Narco Kidnapper is Arrested

Professional Mexican Soccer Player, El Gato, Who Turned into Narco Kidnapper is Arrested

A former professional soccer player turned Gulf cartel kidnapping specialist was arrested in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Northern Mexico, Same Area Where 30 Oil Workers Went Missing

Journalist Gunned Down in Northern Mexico, Same Area Where 30 Oil Workers Went Missing

Raul Regulo Garza Quirino, a reporter for the La Ultima Palabra newspaper, was shot dead by several gunmen while driving in Cadereyta, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, police said. continue reading »

2,000 Year-Old Cave Paintings Found in Guanajuato, Mexico

2,000 Year-Old Cave Paintings Found in Guanajuato, Mexico

Mexican archaeologists found some 3,000 cave paintings, some almost 2,000 years old, in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Companions Chain 71-Year-Old Man to Bed to Get Him to Stop Drinking

Companions Chain 71-Year-Old Man to Bed to Get Him to Stop Drinking

Municipal police freed a 71-year-old man, apparently an alcoholic, who had been chained to his bed in Mexicali, capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Baja continue reading »

Mexican Warlock’s Cards Predicts 2 more LatAm Presidents will get Cancer

Mexican Warlock’s Cards Predicts 2 more LatAm Presidents will get Cancer

Mexico's chief warlock said the fact that six former or current presidents have or have had cancer shows that Latin America was the victim of "evil eye" and prophesied that two more leaders would get the disease. Antonio Vazquez, who has a wide following in Mexico and is considered an authority on "white magic," continue reading »