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Colombian Police Seize 1,760 Pounds of Cocaine Headed for Mexico

Colombian Police Seize 1,760 Pounds of Cocaine Headed for Mexico

In a new blow at the Los Urabaños crime gang in the port of Cartagena, Colombian police seized Saturday 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of cocaine chlorohydrate of the highest purity that was being shipped to the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico by way of Honduras. continue reading »

Activist Group Helps Save North Carolina Immigrant from Deportation

Activist Group Helps Save North Carolina Immigrant from Deportation

U.S. immigration authorities have suspended the deportation of a Mexican woman who entered the country illegally 12 years ago and is the mother of three U.S. citizen children, a move taken after activists launched a campaign and sought the help of Sen. Kay Hagan. continue reading »

Mexico Unveils Plans for High-Speed Train in Yucatan

Mexico Unveils Plans for High-Speed Train in Yucatan

Mexico's government has announced a high-speed rail project in the Yucatan Peninsula aimed at unlocking that region's full economic, tourist and social potential. continue reading »

Chichen Itza Welcomed Crowds Celebrating End of Thirteenth Baktun

Chichen Itza Welcomed Crowds Celebrating End of Thirteenth Baktun

Crowds of people gathered Friday around the Kukulkan pyramid in southeastern Mexico to celebrate with prayers and ritual dances the beginning of a new era on the Mayan calendar. continue reading »

Legislators Pass Peña Nieto’s Education Overhaul in Mexico

Legislators Pass Peña Nieto’s Education Overhaul in Mexico

Mexican lawmakers approved on Friday an educational overhaul that President Enrique Peña Nieto says will improve the quality of schooling in this nation of 113 million people. continue reading »

Petrochemical Project in Mexico Raises $3.2 Billion for Consortium

Petrochemical Project in Mexico Raises $3.2 Billion for Consortium

Brazilian-Mexican consortium Braskem-Idesa said it has reached a $3.2 billion financing deal for its Ethylene XXI petrochemical project in Mexico. continue reading »

Border Agents in Laredo Rescue 10 Undocumented From Human Smugglers

Border Agents in Laredo Rescue 10 Undocumented From Human Smugglers

Zapata Border Patrol Agents Halt Human Smuggling Attempt - On Dec. 18, U. S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Station rescued 10 undocumented immigrants continue reading »

Mexico’s Unemployment Rate Climbs to 5.12 Percent, Majority Working in Service Sector

Mexico’s Unemployment Rate Climbs to 5.12 Percent, Majority Working in Service Sector

Mexico's unemployment rate stood at 5.12 percent in November, up from 4.97 percent in the same month of 2011, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Friday. continue reading »

Mexico’s Knights Templar Seeking Less Violence, Offer to Lay Down Arms

Mexico’s Knights Templar Seeking Less Violence, Offer to Lay Down Arms

A drug-trafficking organization active in the western state of Michoacan offered to lay down its guns if Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, takes effective action to curb violent crime in the state. continue reading »

Tourists Flock to Tortuguero Monument To Celebrate Mayan Era

Tourists Flock to Tortuguero Monument To Celebrate Mayan Era

Curiosity seekers and tourists are planning to perform pre-Columbian rituals at the Tortuguero Monument in southeastern Mexico, where the first inscription referring to Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of a Mayan era was found. continue reading »

Mexsat System Satellite Successfully Sent into Orbit

Mexsat System Satellite Successfully Sent into Orbit

The French company Arianespace on Wednesday successfully fired into orbit Mexico's Bicentenario satellite, the first in the Mexsat system, according to images broadcast live by the Mexican government. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover 1,200 Year-Old Zapotec Tomb

Mexican Archaeologists Discover 1,200 Year-Old Zapotec Tomb

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a roughly 1,200-year-old tomb at the Zapotec site of Atzompa, a find that shows the city's central complex not only had a civic-ceremonial area but also a residential section. continue reading »

TripAdvisor Survey: Cancun is Friendliest Tourist City

TripAdvisor Survey: Cancun is Friendliest Tourist City

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced the results of its Cities Survey, a look into how travelers and locals view 40 key tourist cities around the world. The results were compiled based on more than 75,0 continue reading »

Mexican Marines Apprehend 20 Suspects Carrying 4,000 Rounds of Ammunition

Mexican Marines Apprehend 20 Suspects Carrying 4,000 Rounds of Ammunition

Marines detained 20 suspected criminals in three separate operations in Saltillo, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, and seized rifles, ammunition clips and ammunition, the Navy Secretariat said. continue reading »

Many Mourn Death of Latin Superstar Jenni Rivera in Los Angeles

Many Mourn Death of Latin Superstar Jenni Rivera in Los Angeles

In an emotional public memorial service on Wednesday, friends and family bade farewell to Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. continue reading »