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Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

The first units of the National Guard contingent Texas Gov. Rick Perry is deploying to the Mexican border amid a surge in the arrivals of unaccompanied minors from Central America are in position, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Groups Call on Mexico to Ban Fishing Nets to Protect Endangered Vaquita

Groups Call on Mexico to Ban Fishing Nets to Protect Endangered Vaquita

Environmentalist groups have asked the Mexican government to declare a total and immediate ban on fishing nets in order to avoid the extinction of the vaquita, a rare species of porpoise found only in the northern Gulf of California. continue reading »

Official Slams Rick Perry’s Claim of Jihadists in Mexico

Official Slams Rick Perry’s Claim of Jihadists in Mexico

There is no evidence to support the comments by Texas Gov. Rick Perry that jihadists could enter the United States via the southern border, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade said. continue reading »

3 Die in Shootout in Central Mexico

3 Die in Shootout in Central Mexico

Three people, including a police officer, died in a shootout triggered by an attempt to steal an automobile in the central Mexican city of Ecatepec, media reports said. continue reading »

Mexican Government Says FDI Fell 59 Percent

Mexican Government Says FDI Fell 59 Percent

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico totaled $9.73 billion in the first half of this year, down 59 percent compared to the same period in 2013, the Economy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Marie Becomes Category 1 Hurricane, to Bring Heavy Rains to Western Mexico

Marie Becomes Category 1 Hurricane, to Bring Heavy Rains to Western Mexico

Marie was upgraded Saturday from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast and its outer bands are expected to begin lashing western states with heavy rains in the coming hours, the National Water Commission, or Conagua, said. continue reading »

11 Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves in Mexico

11 Bodies Found in Clandestine Graves in Mexico

Mexican authorities have discovered 11 bodies in two clandestine graves in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said. continue reading »

Another Mexican State Bans Use of Circus Animals

Another Mexican State Bans Use of Circus Animals

The Mexican state of Coahuila has banned the use of animals in circuses or in any other kind of entertainment. The reform, unanimously passed by the state legislature, prohibits the use of animals in shows or promotional parades, even including the rabbits and doves manipulated by magicians in their sleight-of-hand feats. continue reading »

Mexico’s Gendarmerie Ready to Hit the Streets

Mexico’s Gendarmerie Ready to Hit the Streets

President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday formally commissioned the Gendarmerie, a new division of the Mexican Federal Police. continue reading »

Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Increase in Border States

Mexico’s Supreme Court Upholds Sales Tax Increase in Border States

Mexico's Supreme Court has upheld a law that raised the sales-tax rate in border states from 11 percent to 16 percent to bring it in line with the rest of the country. continue reading »

Sinaloa Legislators Repeal Restrictions on Media at Crime Scenes

Sinaloa Legislators Repeal Restrictions on Media at Crime Scenes

Legislators in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa repealed a measure that barred reporters from crime scenes and otherwise limited their ability to cover issues of public safety and criminal justice. continue reading »

Nissan to Make 3 Small Infiniti Models at New Mexico Plant

Nissan to Make 3 Small Infiniti Models at New Mexico Plant

Nissan Motor Co. will manufacture three small Infiniti luxury vehicles at the plant it is jointly building with Germany's Daimler in the north-central Mexican state of Aguascalientes, Japanese daily Nikkei reported Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Grad Student Develops Voice-Recognition Software

Mexican Grad Student Develops Voice-Recognition Software

A graduate student in the engineering department is developing voice-recognition software for use in investigations and court cases, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, or UNAM, said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Governing Party Wants Referendum on Decreasing Size of Congress

Mexico’s Governing Party Wants Referendum on Decreasing Size of Congress

The governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, said it would hold a referendum in 2015 to ask voters whether they support eliminating 100 seats in the lower house of Mexico's Congress and 32 in the Senate. continue reading »

Mexican Government to Loan Farmers Over $3 Billion

Mexican Government to Loan Farmers Over $3 Billion

Mexico's government plans to provide farmers with 44 billion pesos ($3.35 billion) in loans this year on preferential terms, President Enrique Peña Nieto said. continue reading »