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Blog del Narco: Unconfirmed Reports of Knights Templar Leader La Tuta Arrest

Blog del Narco: Unconfirmed Reports of Knights Templar Leader La Tuta Arrest

In Morelia, Michoacan, the leader of the self-defense groups in Ruana Hipolito Mora, last night confirmed that an operation by the Rural Police has resulted in the capture of La Tuta. continue reading »

Blog del Narco- Homeowner Murdered by Three Men on Motorcycles

Blog del Narco- Homeowner Murdered by Three Men on Motorcycles

A murder has been reported to authorities in Santa Ana Pacueco. The attacked man was identified as Martin "N", 31, residing at the corner of Rio Grande and River Shore streets in Santa Ana Pacueco. He was killed by shots to the chest, continue reading »

Mexican Immigrant Found Hanged in Texas Detention Center

Mexican Immigrant Found Hanged in Texas Detention Center

Texas authorities are investigating the death of an immigrant who was found hanged in his cell at the Border Patrol detention center in McAllen. continue reading »

Hurricane Norbert Floods 800 Homes, Displaces 2,000 in Mexico

Hurricane Norbert Floods 800 Homes, Displaces 2,000 in Mexico

Hurricane Norbert, which has strengthened to a Category 3, hit the coasts of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and left 800 homes flooded, while some 2,000 people were evacuated from the community of San Carlos in the Comondu municipality. continue reading »

4 Die at Quarry Landslide in Mexico

4 Die at Quarry Landslide in Mexico

At least four workers died in a landslide at a quarry in the central Mexican state of Puebla, officials said. The emergency-management office in that state said in a statement that the accident occurred at the quarry located on El Rosario hill, in the municipality of Zacapala. continue reading »

Mexico Lowers 2015 Growth Forecast to 3.7 Percent

Mexico Lowers 2015 Growth Forecast to 3.7 Percent

Mexico's government has lowered its growth forecast for 2015 to 3.7 percent, down from 4.7 percent in April, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray said. continue reading »

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 »