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Mexican Politician Killed Fellow PRI Party Member

Mexican Politician Killed Fellow PRI Party Member

Eduardo Castro Luque, an Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, member elected to the Sonora state legislature, was allegedly murdered by fellow party member Manuel Alberto Fernandez Felix, who is on the run, Mexican officials said. continue reading »

UC Davis Conducts First Ever Mexican and U.S. Mexican-American Smokers Study

UC Davis Conducts First Ever Mexican and U.S. Mexican-American Smokers Study

Led by UC Davis researchers, the first-ever transnational study of Mexico-U.S. migration and smoking has found that U.S.-born Mexican-Americans start smoking at an earlier age but are more likely to quit than their counterparts in Mexico. continue reading »

U.S. Treasury Targets More Family Members of Chapo Guzman and Sinaloa Cartel

U.S. Treasury Targets More Family Members of Chapo Guzman and Sinaloa Cartel

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of Victor Manuel Felix Felix, a close associate of fugitive drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. continue reading »

Soon-to-Be Former Pres. Calderon Says Mexico is “Better Neighborhood”

Soon-to-Be Former Pres. Calderon Says Mexico is “Better Neighborhood”

Felipe Calderon, due to step down as president of Mexico on Nov. 30, said here Monday that he will be leaving behind "a stronger nation and a better neighbor." The outgoing head of state addresse continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto met over the weekend in Lima with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss the state of bilateral relations. continue reading »

Mexican Architect Mijares Honored for His Contribution to Modern Architecture

Mexican Architect Mijares Honored for His Contribution to Modern Architecture

Mexican architect Carlos Mijares Bracho was honored at an event this weekend in Mexico City for his work on religious and public buildings using the traditional bricks known as "xamixcalli." continue reading »

Mexican Actor Satisfies His Childhood Desire to Bullfight in New Movie

Mexican Actor Satisfies His Childhood Desire to Bullfight in New Movie

When he was 11 years old, Spanish-born Mexican actor Daniel Gimenez Cacho went to his first bullfight and was absolutely fascinated. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

No Major Damage Reported from 5.4 Earthquake that Shook Southern Mexico

No Major Damage Reported from 5.4 Earthquake that Shook Southern Mexico

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake rattled parts of southern Mexico on Saturday, although no injuries or material damage have been reported, the National Seismology Service, or SSN, said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Apprehend Suspect with Close Ties to American-born Drug Kingpin “La Barbie”

Mexican Police Apprehend Suspect with Close Ties to American-born Drug Kingpin “La Barbie”

Mexican police have arrested a suspect linked to notorious American-born drug kingpin Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," who was captured in 2010, the federal Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

Guillermo del Toro Recognized for His Contribution to Horror Genre

Guillermo del Toro Recognized for His Contribution to Horror Genre

Mexican moviemaker Guillermo del Toro received an Eyegore Award for his career contribution to the horror genre in an event at Universal Studios Hollywood, where he told Efe that he is "excited" by the conversion of his upcoming film "Pacific Rim" to 3D. continue reading »

“For Italians, Opera Exists for Mexicans, its Lucha Libre ” Tales  Of  Masked Men on PBS

“For Italians, Opera Exists for Mexicans, its Lucha Libre ” Tales Of Masked Men on PBS

Tales of Masked Men, a new documentary about the colorful, fascinating and mysterious world of Lucha Libre, premieres on Public Broadcasting PBS. Filmed in Mexico and the United States and loade continue reading »

PBS To Broadcast Film That Exposes the Aftermath of Mexico’s Drug Wars

PBS To Broadcast Film That Exposes the Aftermath of Mexico’s Drug Wars

El Velador (The Night Watchman), an Official Selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight and New Directors/New Films Festival, has its national broadcast premiere on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 10 p.m., during the 25th anniversary season of POV on PBS. (Check local listings.) It will stream on POV’s website, www.pbs.org.pov/, from Sept. 28 – Dec. 20. continue reading »

Mexican PRI Lawmaker Stabbed to Death by Wife

Mexican PRI Lawmaker Stabbed to Death by Wife

The legislator who died of stab wounds last weekend was killed by his own wife, Mexico state Attorney General Miguel Angel Contreras said Friday. continue reading »