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Mexico’s Mariachi Music Deemed One of the World’s Cultural Treasures

Mexico’s Mariachi Music Deemed One of the World’s Cultural Treasures

Twelve elements, ranging from rice planting rituals in Japan to Mexico''s mariachi music to a horseback-riding tradition in France, were added to the United Nations-backed list of the continue reading »

Mexico Debuts Bicycle-Powered Lighted Christmas Tree

Mexico Debuts Bicycle-Powered Lighted Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree whose 8,000 lights get their electricity from the kinetic energy of 15 bicycles has been lighted in the Mexican state of Puebla, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Truck Seized Near Border with $13 Million in Marijuana

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Truck Seized Near Border with $13 Million in Marijuana

This week a tractor-trailer truck was seized in California after immigration officials found 1,146 package of marijuana valued at $13 million inside. continue reading »

16 Drug Mules Arrested at Arizona Mexico Border This Week

16 Drug Mules Arrested at Arizona Mexico Border This Week

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector, a component of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Joint Field Command-Arizona, seized 1,087 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $543,500 and arrested 16 drug smugglers while patrolling in the West Desert Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican town’s police force walks out over threats

Mexican town’s police force walks out over threats

The entire police force of a town in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has deserted due to death threats from suspected drug traffickers, officials said. continue reading »

Drug war claims 14 more lives in Mexican Gulf coast state

Drug war claims 14 more lives in Mexican Gulf coast state

The drug-war death toll in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz has risen by 14 over the past 48 hours, authorities said. continue reading »

6 In every 10 Mexican women victims of violence, rights panel says

6 In every 10 Mexican women victims of violence, rights panel says

Six out of every 10 Mexican women over the age of 15 have been the victims of gender violence that has left them with physical and mental traumas, among other ill effects, Mexico's independent National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. continue reading »

México Admits There’s Second 2012 Reference in Mayan Ruins

México Admits There’s Second 2012 Reference in Mayan Ruins

Mexico's archaeology institute says apocalypse is unlikely to occur next year, yet on Thursday admitted that a second reference to 2012 exists on a carved fragment found at ruin site in southern Mexico. continue reading »

Britney Spears In Negotiations for Free Christmas Show in Mexico City

Britney Spears In Negotiations for Free Christmas Show in Mexico City

Britney Spears reps are negotiating extending the singer’s December Mexico tour days one day for a free Christmas show in Mexico City organized by the government. continue reading »

Government Says Mexico Drought is Worst in 70 Years

Government Says Mexico Drought is Worst in 70 Years

Mexico is suffering its worst drought in the past 70 years, a dearth of rainfall that has forced the government to supply water to nearly 2.5 million people, the Social Development Secretariat said. continue reading »

POLL:  Overwhelming Majority of Mexican Citizens Believes Government Losing Fight Against Cartels

POLL:  Overwhelming Majority of Mexican Citizens Believes Government Losing Fight Against Cartels

Six in 10 Mexicans say the government is losing the war on violent drug cartels, while just 20 percent believe the opposite to be true, according to a new survey by polling firm Mitofsky and the non-governmental organization Mexico United against Crime. continue reading »

26 Bodies Found on Busy Intersection in Guadalajara, 2nd Mass Dumping of Bodies in Mexico This Week

26 Bodies Found on Busy Intersection in Guadalajara, 2nd Mass Dumping of Bodies in Mexico This Week

The bodies of 26 men were found inside two SUVs and an automobile abandoned on a busy avenue in Guadalajara, one of Mexico's largest cities, prosecutors said Thursday. continue reading »

Mexico to Build One of Latin America’s Largest Wind Farms, Heineken Already a Customer

Mexico to Build One of Latin America’s Largest Wind Farms, Heineken Already a Customer

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of up to 1.1 billion Mexican pesos (or approximately $72 million) to help finance the construction of a 396-megawatt wind farm in Mexico, continue reading »

Mexico to Republican Candidates:  ‘There are No Radical Islamists in Mexico’

Mexico to Republican Candidates:  ‘There are No Radical Islamists in Mexico’

The allegations by U.S. Republican presidential candidates that Islamic groups have a presence in Mexico "are unfounded," Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa said. continue reading »

78 and 81-Year Old Mexican Women Attempt to Smuggle $1 Million in Cash Out of U.S.

78 and 81-Year Old Mexican Women Attempt to Smuggle $1 Million in Cash Out of U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested one male and two elderly female Mexican nationals on Friday for attempting to smuggle more than $1 million inside a Ford Explorer. continue reading »