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Narco Singer Gunned Down With AK-47 in Mexico (VIDEO)

Narco Singer Gunned Down With AK-47 in Mexico (VIDEO)

A singer-songwriter who performed grupero music and "narcocorridos," ballads that recount the exploits and travails of drug kingpins, was gunned down over the weekend continue reading »

Southwest Plans Mexico Travel Service, Will Use AirTran

10 Million People Suffer from Diabetes in Mexico, Considered Top Health Problem

10 Million People Suffer from Diabetes in Mexico, Considered Top Health Problem

Diabetes is "the most serious public health problem faced" by Mexico, where 10 million people currently suffer from the disease and the continue reading »

President Calderon Offers Condolences to Families of Helicopter Crash

President Calderon Offers Condolences to Families of Helicopter Crash

Mexican President Felipe Calderon attended Saturday the two vigils being held in Mexico City, one civilian and the other military, at which loved ones paid their last respects to Interior Secretary Jose Francisco Blake and the other seven victims of a helicopter crash on Friday. continue reading »

Nation’s Spys to Help in Fight Against Narco Cartels & Other Illegal Marijuana Growers in States

Nation’s Spys to Help in Fight Against Narco Cartels & Other Illegal Marijuana Growers in States

Lawmakers soon may enlist the nation's spymaster to help fight Mexican drug traffickers and others who use federal land in California and elsewhere to grow marijuana. continue reading »

Whose Behind Death Threats to Potential Mexicana Airline Investors?

Whose Behind Death Threats to Potential Mexicana Airline Investors?

The judge overseeing Mexicana de Aviacion's bankruptcy proceedings said Friday that potential investors in the grounded Mexican airline told him they had received threats. continue reading »

Early Indications in Mexico Helicopter Crash Point to Weather Not Blast as Cause

Early Indications in Mexico Helicopter Crash Point to Weather Not Blast as Cause

The helicopter crash that killed Government Secretary Jose Francisco Blake and seven other people earlier this weekend was not due to "some type of damage caused by an explosion or fire continue reading »

Mexico Asks US and  France to Help in Helicopter Crash Investigation

Mexico Asks US and France to Help in Helicopter Crash Investigation

Mexican authorities have asked U.S. and French aviation crash experts to help investigate the helicopter crash that killed Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora, a key figure in fighting the country's illegal drug cartels. Officials say Mora was killed Friday while traveling between Mexico City and the state of Morelos. President Felipe Calderon said the helicopter crash happened in foggy conditions and was probably an accident. The president, however, said all possible causes are under investigation. Seven other people were on board the helicopter and were also killed. continue reading »

Alfonso Herrera Turns to Acting in “El Diez”

Alfonso Herrera Turns to Acting in “El Diez”

Former RBD lead singer Alfonso Herrera will play the soccer player at the center de "El Diez" (The Ten), the first original scripted series on Spanish-language sports cable network ESPN Deportes. continue reading »

MX Considering Jail Time for Those who Glorify Drug Trafficking and Violence

MX Considering Jail Time for Those who Glorify Drug Trafficking and Violence

Mexican lawmakers want to punish those who promote violence and drug trafficking in films, on the radio, on television and over the Internet, including composers of the "narcocorridos," or ballads, that praise drug traffickers, with prison time, Congressman Oscar Arce told Efe. continue reading »

Pair of Diego Rivera sell for $709,000 in Mexico

Pair of Diego Rivera sell for $709,000 in Mexico

Two paintings by Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera sold here at auction Friday for 9.6 million pesos ($709,000). The pieces were part of a sale at the Morton auction house of 194 works by Latin American artists. The Rivera painting knocked down for the highest price was the "Tehuana" portrait that the famed muralist created in 1929. It went for $406,000. continue reading »

370 Patients Dead in Mexico in Secret Medical Experimental Program

370 Patients Dead in Mexico in Secret Medical Experimental Program

An experimental procedure carried out by doctors at Mexico's National Neurology and Neurosurgery Institute on some 500 unwitting patients caused 370 deaths between 1994 and 2007, activists said. continue reading »

Threats Made Against Potential Investors of Bankrupt Mexican Airline

Threats Made Against Potential Investors of Bankrupt Mexican Airline

Referring to that deadline, Soto said he was prepared to postpone it if Mexico's transportation department requests such a move after confirming the existence of a suitor with sufficient funds. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS Mexico’s Secretary of Interior Dies in Helicopter Crash

BREAKING NEWS Mexico’s Secretary of Interior Dies in Helicopter Crash

Mexican Government officials have confirmed Secretary of Interior Jose Francisco Blake Mora died today, after his helicopter crashed attempting an emergency landing. continue reading »

Rights Groups in Mexico Say Country’s Cops and Soldiers Guilty of Numerous Abuses

Rights Groups in Mexico Say Country’s Cops and Soldiers Guilty of Numerous Abuses

Mexican President Felipe Calderon pledged to look "one by one" at cases of alleged military and police abuse documented by Human Rights Watch, the organization's Americas director said. continue reading »