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Mexican Lawmakers to Submit Bill To Tackle States’ Excessive Borrowing

Mexican Lawmakers to Submit Bill To Tackle States’ Excessive Borrowing

Mexico's federal government will submit a bill in February aimed at getting the fiscal houses of states and municipalities in order, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray said. continue reading »

Mexican Officials Implement Diet Regimen for Overweight Police

Mexican Officials Implement Diet Regimen for Overweight Police

Forty percent of the police officers in Ciudad Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico, are obese and at least 80 percent are overweight, prompting officials to put them on diets. continue reading »

Televisa Deportes Reporter Jorge “Chori” Lopez Dies in Small Plane Crash

Televisa Deportes Reporter Jorge “Chori” Lopez Dies in Small Plane Crash

A Televisa sportscaster and his American pilot died when their small plane crashed in Cozumel, an Island in Mexico's Caribbean region, while performing stunts, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Rice University: No Panaceas for Mexico’s Violent Drug War, but Prohibition has Failed

Rice University: No Panaceas for Mexico’s Violent Drug War, but Prohibition has Failed

While Mexico and the United States have ramped up their efforts to control and perhaps defeat Mexico’s increasingly violent drug cartels, the outcome of these efforts remains in doubt and no panaceas are in sight, but pr continue reading »

Pemex Prepares to Lay Off 15,000 in Mexico

Pemex Prepares to Lay Off 15,000 in Mexico

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, plans to cut at least 15,000 jobs as part of a reorganization, press reports said. continue reading »

Border Patrol Rescue Volunteers in Arizona Mountains

Border Patrol Rescue Volunteers in Arizona Mountains

U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two women belonging to a group of volunteers who carry water for undocumented immigrants who run into trouble in the desert along Arizona's border with Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Rep. Gutierrez Hires “Deferred Action” Recipient for Chicago Office

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced the hiring of José M. Quintero as an employee in his District Office on North Avenue in Chicago. Quintero was the first young immigrant in Illinois to receive work authorization via Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the deportation-relief offered by President Obama to immigrants eligible for the DREAM Act continue reading »

Mexican Mother Gives Birth to Sextuplets, Had Quadruplets 12 Years Ago

Mexican Mother Gives Birth to Sextuplets, Had Quadruplets 12 Years Ago

A woman in Mexico had an emergency Caesarean section on Thursday to deliver the sextuplets she was only able to carry for 27 weeks due to internal bleeding and anemia. Even more astonishing was the fact that this was not her first multiple continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Brothers Found Executed in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: Brothers Found Executed in Sinaloa

Police have discovered two brothers who had been shot to death on a dirt road leading to the area community basurón Pitayita. The bodies were discovered on Monday morning. The bodies have been identified as Enrique Fidel and Hugo Urias, 46 and 44, respectively. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Partners with Khan Academy to Bring Online Education to Latin America

Carlos Slim Partners with Khan Academy to Bring Online Education to Latin America

Billionaire Carlos Slim, ranked by Forbes as the world's richest person, said he planned to invest more than 4 billion pesos (about $317 million) over the next three years to support Mexico's education system. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico Creates Indigenous Indian Commission

Latin America News: Mexico Creates Indigenous Indian Commission

The government has created the Commission for Dialogue with Mexico's Indian Peoples in an effort to repay the "historical debt" owed to the nation's native communities, Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. continue reading »

11 People Murdered Throughout Mexico City Metropolitan Area

11 People Murdered Throughout Mexico City Metropolitan Area

The bodies of 11 people were found in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, officials said. continue reading »

Thousands of Teachers in Mexico Protest Pending Education Reform Initiatives

Thousands of Teachers in Mexico Protest Pending Education Reform Initiatives

Thousands of Mexican teachers took part in protests Monday against an overhaul of labor law and a pending education initiative that would substantially change the terms of their employment. continue reading »

Pres. Obama Receives Letter with Over 50,000 Signatures from Mexicans Asking to Stop Flow of Guns

Pres. Obama Receives Letter with Over 50,000 Signatures from Mexicans Asking to Stop Flow of Guns

Mexican activists Javier Sicilia and Sergio Aguayo on Monday delivered to the U.S. Embassy in this capital a letter signed by more than 50,000 people in which they ask Washington for concrete measures to halt the "illegal and immoral" flow of weapons to Mexico. continue reading »

Latin America News: Mexico Set to Buy Fertilizer from Ukraine

Latin America News: Mexico Set to Buy Fertilizer from Ukraine

Negotiations are taking place for Mexico to "purchase up to 500,000 tons annually" of fertilizer from Ukraine, the National Peasants Confederation, or CNC, said. continue reading »