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Mexico’s Auto Production up 12.8% in 2012

Mexico’s Auto Production up 12.8% in 2012

Mexico's production of motor vehicles grew 12.8 percent last year to a record 2.88 million units as exports increased 9.9 percent to 2.35 million, also a new high, the AMIA industry association said Thursday. The strength of the export sector compensated for slow sales at home, AMIA said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Mexico’s First Lady Will Head Social Welfare Institute

Latin America News:  Mexico’s First Lady Will Head Social Welfare Institute

Mexican first lady Angelica Rivera will chair the Citizen's Consultative Council of the National System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family, or DIF, President Enrique Peña Nieto's office said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Cross Dresser Kidnapped and Murdered in Nuevo Leon

Blog del Narco: Cross Dresser Kidnapped and Murdered in Nuevo Leon

The manager of a bar that was kidnapped last night by an armed group in Montemorelos and was found murdered this morning. Daniel Mendoza Ricardo Macias, 23, nicknamed "The Daniela", was dressed as a woman, was taken from the bar at Mountain Avenue Cemetery, in the Barrio Lerdo de Tejada. continue reading »

Prehispanic Teotihuacans Exhumed Dead and Used Make-Up in After-Death Rituals

Prehispanic Teotihuacans Exhumed Dead and Used Make-Up in After-Death Rituals

In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honour their city’s most important people. continue reading »

Projections Show Latin American Consumer Market to Reach 661 million People in 2025

Projections Show Latin American Consumer Market to Reach 661 million People in 2025

Mega Trends are transformative, global forces that define the future world with their far reaching impact on business, societies, economies, cultures and personal lives. In the last decade, Latin America has shown tremendous growth supported by the strong macroeconomic reforms implemented during the 1990s. continue reading »

Chile’s ‘No’ Makes Final Oscars Cut, Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Chile’s ‘No’ Makes Final Oscars Cut, Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Chile’s No, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, has made the final cut, and is officially a Oscar nominee in the Foreign Film category. In 1988, due to international pressure, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, is forced continue reading »

Mexican Olympian Noe Hernandez Says He Targeted When Shot at Nightclub

Mexican Olympian Noe Hernandez Says He Targeted When Shot at Nightclub

Mexican Olympic medalist Noe Hernandez said Wednesday that the gunshot wound to the head he suffered at a nightclub late last month was not accidental. continue reading »

Mexico Should Invest More in Green-Economy, Says OECD

Mexico Should Invest More in Green-Economy, Says OECD

Mexico should increase green-economy investments as it strives to promote economic growth while reducing pollution, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a report published Tuesday. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Mexico Adopts Crime Victims’ Rights Law

Latin America News:  Mexico Adopts Crime Victims’ Rights Law

Mexico's Congress promulgated on Wednesday a measure obliging the government to protect and make whole victims of the gangland violence that has claimed some 70,000 lives in the last six years. continue reading »

Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Joins New Political Party

Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Joins New Political Party

The dominant figure on the Mexican left for a decade, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, formally signed up on Tuesday with the new political party he hopes will become a mass movement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Man Found Tortured and Executed in Zacatecas

Blog del Narco: Man Found Tortured and Executed in Zacatecas

A man was killed with three shots from a firearm at close range and his body was left in the road to the entrance "Garden of Remembrance". The man has not been identified so far. He is described as about 40 years old, wearing blue jeans, a colored shirt and blue military-style boots. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking:  $3 Million in Heroin and Undeclared Bulk Currency Seized at Border

Extreme Trafficking:  $3 Million in Heroin and Undeclared Bulk Currency Seized at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered heroin valued at approximately $3,090,000 allegedly being smuggled into the country by a man driving a Ford F250 continue reading »

Family Thought to Play Part in Reducing Stress for Young Mexicans, Study Shows

Family Thought to Play Part in Reducing Stress for Young Mexicans, Study Shows

Family members may play a unique and influential role in buffering Mexican youth against the negative effects of stress as they transition into adulthood, suggests a new study by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at universities in Mexico and the U.S. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

INFOGRAPHIC: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border Enforcement

One of the most common refrains voiced by opponents of immigration reform is that it must wait until the federal government has secured our border with Mexico and enforced the nation’s current immigration laws. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Female Taxi Driver Murdered in Guerrero

Blog del Narco: Female Taxi Driver Murdered in Guerrero

A female taxi cab driver was found shot and executed in her vehicle in the housing unit the Colossus. The vehicle was found abandoned and the report of the discovery was made at about eleven o'clock. continue reading »