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Mexico Stopped 9,622 Unaccompanied Minors From Crossing Border in 2013

Mexico Stopped 9,622 Unaccompanied Minors From Crossing Border in 2013

Mexican immigration agents have stopped 9,622 unaccompanied minors this year, a figure equal to the 2013 total, with the total for the full year projected at 16,000, Deputy Government Secretary for Population, Migration and Religious Affairs Mercedes del Carmen Guillen Vicente said. continue reading »

Kate del Castillo Calls On Mexico City Mayor to Ban Circus Animals

Kate del Castillo Calls On Mexico City Mayor to Ban Circus Animals

Actress Kate del Castillo is calling on Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera to sign legislation passed by the Federal District Legislative Assembly that would ban the use of animals in circuses. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Leader of Tijuana Cartel Arrested in Northern Mexico

Blog del Narco: Leader of Tijuana Cartel Arrested in Northern Mexico

The suspected leader of the Tijuana drug cartel was arrested in northwestern Mexico, media reports said Tuesday. Fernando Sanchez Arellano was captured on Monday in Tijuana, a border city located near San Diego, California. continue reading »

30 Scarlet Macaws Released Into Mexican National Park

30 Scarlet Macaws Released Into Mexican National Park

Thirty specimens of the scarlet macaw were released in Palenque National Park in the Mexican state of Chiapas as part of a program to preserve this species, the Aluxes Ecoparque Palenque said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Economic Activity Increase Slightly in April

Mexico’s Economic Activity Increase Slightly in April

Mexico's Global Economic Activity Index, or IGAE, rose 0.50 percent in April, compared to the same month last year, thanks to strength in the agricultural and service sectors, the National Statistics Institute, or INEGI, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Indian Women Ask for Apology and Damages for Human Rights Violations

Mexican Indian Women Ask for Apology and Damages for Human Rights Violations

Human rights groups called Monday on the Mexican government to comply with judicial rulings by apologizing and paying compensation to three Otomi Indian women who spent time in prison on kidnapping convictions that were later thrown out by the courts. continue reading »

Son of Caballeros Templarios Boss Arrested in Mexico

Son of Caballeros Templarios Boss Arrested in Mexico

One of the sons of Caballeros Templarios drug cartel boss Servando Gomez Martinez was arrested in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, officials said. continue reading »

U.S., Mexico, Central America Cooperate to Walt wave of Immigrant Children

U.S., Mexico, Central America Cooperate to Walt wave of Immigrant Children

The governments of the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have begun a coordinated effort to halt the humanitarian crisis caused by massive arrivals of unaccompanied Central American minors at the southern U.S. border. continue reading »

UNESCO Names 2 Additional World Heritage Sites in Mexico

UNESCO Names 2 Additional World Heritage Sites in Mexico

The Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul in Mexico's Campeche state have been named "mixed natural and cultural" World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Bodies Found in Mass Grave Show Signs of Torture or Mutilation

Blog del Narco: Bodies Found in Mass Grave Show Signs of Torture or Mutilation

Authorities in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz confirmed that some of the 31 bodies found this week in a clandestine grave are badly disfigured and said the victims had been killed recently. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Authorities Identify 8 of 31 Bodies From Mass Grave in Mexico

Blog del Narco: Authorities Identify 8 of 31 Bodies From Mass Grave in Mexico

Forensic experts have identified eight of the 31 bodies found this week in a clandestine grave in the southern part of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, Mexican authorities said. Those eight people were area residents who had been reported missing. continue reading »

Larry Hernandez Asks for “Divine Protection” During Tour in Mexico

Larry Hernandez Asks for “Divine Protection” During Tour in Mexico

Singer Larry Hernandez expressed concern about the violence so prevalent in his native Mexico and asks for divine protection during his upcoming concert tour south of the border. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Arrest 2 Crime Bosses

Blog del Narco: Mexican Authorities Arrest 2 Crime Bosses

Two "priority objectives" were among five organized crime figures apprehended in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, the head of Mexico's National Security Commission said. continue reading »

UNESCO Appoints Mexico to Oversee International Hydrological Program

UNESCO Appoints Mexico to Oversee International Hydrological Program

Mexico has been chosen to head the inter-governmental council that oversees UNESCO's International Hydrological Program, or IHP, officials said. continue reading »

Dispute Over Election Law May Halt Energy Reforms in Mexican Congress

Dispute Over Election Law May Halt Energy Reforms in Mexican Congress

Mexico's conservative National Action Party, or PAN, said it would participate in the debate on the secondary energy industry reform legislation only if the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, ceased pressing for the modification of an election law. continue reading »