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Women in Mexican Prisons Face Sexual Torture, Says Amnesty International

Women in Mexican Prisons Face Sexual Torture, Says Amnesty International

Mexico has not fulfilled its international obligations regarding prevention and punishment of sexual violence against women in custody, Amnesty International said on Thursday. continue reading »

Tequila Exports Increase By 16 Percent

Tequila Exports Increase By 16 Percent

Mexico's tequila exports rose 16 percent to $568 million in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, the Agriculture Secretariat said Wednesday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Feds Sell off Drug Lord “The Boss of Bosses” Mansion

Blog del Narco: Feds Sell off Drug Lord “The Boss of Bosses” Mansion

The Department of Management and Disposal of Assets (SAE) has held an auction of the property that is located on Paseo de las No. Tangerines. 124, Lemon Fractionation in Poblado Ahuetepec in Cuernavaca, Morelos. The house had belonged to the leader of the Beltran Leyva has a starting price of 13 million 989 thousand pesos. continue reading »

Spanish Minister Says Firms Interested in Infrastructure Deals in Mexico

Spanish Minister Says Firms Interested in Infrastructure Deals in Mexico

Spanish Development Minister Ana Pastor said in an interview with Efe that she told Mexican Communications and Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza during a meeting here that firms from Spain were interested in investing in infrastructure in Mexico. continue reading »

Agricultural Experts Discuss Responses to Climate Change in Mexico

Agricultural Experts Discuss Responses to Climate Change in Mexico

Agricultural experts from Latin America and the European Union are meeting in the Mexican capital to discuss ways to improve adaptation to climate change, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Cartel Takes Blow with $300 Million of Cocaine Seized in Peru

Blog del Narco: Mexican Cartel Takes Blow with $300 Million of Cocaine Seized in Peru

Seized Cocaine was displayed in dozens of blocks of 25 kilos each in a hangar at the police airport in Lima. The drugs arrived in the morning on a cargo plane from Trujillo, 560 kms north of the Peruvian capital. The seizure is the largest seizure ever recorded in Peru, a country considered by the UN, along with Colombia, one of the largest producers of this alkaloid with about 320 tones of cocaine annually. continue reading »

Mariachi Barbie Makes her Debut in Mexico

Mariachi Barbie Makes her Debut in Mexico

The latest Barbie doll will be dressed in Mexico's traditional mariachi costume and wide-brimmed sombrero as it joins the 2014 Barbie Dolls of the World Collection, the doll's manufacturer, Mattel, said. continue reading »

New $9.2 Billion Airport Coming to Mexico City

New $9.2 Billion Airport Coming to Mexico City

The Mexican government expects to spend 120 billion pesos ($9.17 billion) building a new airport for this capital, President Enrique Peña Nieto said Tuesday. continue reading »

Heineken Sells Mexican Packaging Empaque to U.S. Concern for $1.22 Billion

Heineken Sells Mexican Packaging Empaque to U.S. Concern for $1.22 Billion

Dutch brewer Heineken said it signed an agreement to sell its Mexican packaging business to U.S.-based Crown Holdings for $1.22 billion. continue reading »

4.5 Ton Fishkill in Jalisco Being Investigated

4.5 Ton Fishkill in Jalisco Being Investigated

Environmental officials in the western Mexican state of Jalisco are investigating a fish kill in the Cajititlan lagoon. continue reading »

Hundreds Evacuated From Central Mexico After Pipe Explosion

Hundreds Evacuated From Central Mexico After Pipe Explosion

At least 500 industrial workers were evacuated following an explosion in a gas pipeline in San Miguel Xoxtla, a town in the central Mexican state of Puebla, but no one was injured in the blast, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Judge Rules Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Can be Tried

Mexican Judge Rules Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader Can be Tried

A man presumed to be the son of Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno, one of the leaders of Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, will face trial on drug and other charges, the Attorney General's Office said, citing a ruling by a judge. continue reading »

Guillermo Arriaga’s “Words With Gods” Screens at Venice Film Festival

Guillermo Arriaga’s “Words With Gods” Screens at Venice Film Festival

A wave of spirituality washed over the Venice Film Festival on Saturday with the out-of-competition screening of "Words with Gods," a series of religious-themed short films directed by Mexico's Guillermo Arriaga and eight other filmmakers, including Spain's Alex de la Iglesia and Argentine-born Brazilian Hector Babenco. continue reading »

Ibero-American Countries Agree on Policies Favoring Exercise to Combat Obesity

Ibero-American Countries Agree on Policies Favoring Exercise to Combat Obesity

Representatives of several Ibero-American governments agreed during a forum in Mexico to implement policies favoring exercise in order to halt the growing problem of obesity and overweight among their populations. continue reading »

Pemex Forecasts 6.7 Percent Drop in Crude Production

Pemex Forecasts 6.7 Percent Drop in Crude Production

Mexican state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said Friday it expects its crude output to fall by 6.7 percent in 2014 compared to last year, attributing the result to measurement improvements. continue reading »