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IACHR Condemns Murder of Mexican Journalist

IACHR Condemns Murder of Mexican Journalist

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of journalist Adrián Silva Moreno, which took place on November 14 in Tehuacán, Puebla, and urges federal and local Mexican authorities to take urgent action and activate all legal instruments available for identifying and punishing both the perpetrators of and the masterminds behind this crime. continue reading »

Mexico To Explore UN Torture Charges

Mexico To Explore UN Torture Charges

The Mexican government has agreed to "study carefully" the charges made by the United Nations' Committee Against Torture, which said it was concerned about the use of torture in Mexico during the interrogation of people detained arbitrarily. continue reading »

Black Friday Entices Mexicans to Cross the Border for Shopping Deals

Black Friday Entices Mexicans to Cross the Border for Shopping Deals

Many Mexicans have adopted the American tradition of Black Friday and cross the border to go shopping, and so contribute to the regional economy. continue reading »

Locomotive Fire Strands 600 Central American Migrants in Mexico

Locomotive Fire Strands 600 Central American Migrants in Mexico

About 600 Central American migrants are stranded in Arriaga, a city in the southeastern state of Chiapas, due to a fire in the locomotive of the train used by migrants to reach central Mexico. continue reading »

MEXICO POLL:  War on Drugs a Failure

MEXICO POLL:  War on Drugs a Failure

A recently concluded public opinion poll in Mexico has deemed outgoing President Felipe Calderon’s war on narcos a failure. continue reading »

Mexican Human Right Group Reports Murders, Disappearances Soar

Mexican Human Right Group Reports Murders, Disappearances Soar

Violations of personal rights have soared over the past six years in Mexico, with more than 2,000 people listed as missing and over 46,000 murders linked to organized crime groups, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. continue reading »

Those Who Abuse Bears in Mexico Face Punishment

Those Who Abuse Bears in Mexico Face Punishment

A campaign has been launched in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon to educate people on how to respond if they spot a bear outside its norm continue reading »

U.S. Government Issues Thanksgiving Travel Warning for Mexico

U.S. Government Issues Thanksgiving Travel Warning for Mexico

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State issued a Thanksgiving Travel Warning about the security situation in Mexico. continue reading »

One Latino Amongst 4 Californians Implicated in al-Qaeda Terrorist Plot

One Latino Amongst 4 Californians Implicated in al-Qaeda Terrorist Plot

Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, of Ontario and born in Mexico is one of four young men from Southern California that have been apprehended for planning a terrorist attack in the U.S. and overseas. continue reading »

Ryan Reynolds Given GQ Mexico’s International Actor of the Year Award

Ryan Reynolds Given GQ Mexico’s International Actor of the Year Award

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds was in Mexico City recently for GQ Mexico's "GQ Men of the Year" awards ceremony and party. The recently married man was honored as the magazine’s International Actor of the Year. continue reading »

Could Bimbo Save the Twinkie?

Could Bimbo Save the Twinkie?

Mexican company Grupo Bimbo may be the key to saving the Twinkie from its untimely death. Earlier this month, 6,600 Hostess employees went on strike continue reading »

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II’s Head-dress Restored, On Display in Austria

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II’s Head-dress Restored, On Display in Austria

Is this feather head-dress, as many continue to claim, really in some way connected with the legendary Aztec ruler, Montezuma? Was this the headdress worn by a high-priest while performing ritual sacrifices or making offerings continue reading »

Animal Activists Descend on Mexico City Protesting Bullfighting

Animal Activists Descend on Mexico City Protesting Bullfighting

About 300 animal rights activists were removed by Mexico City police when they blocked ticket booths over the weekend at the Plaza Mexico in an effort to prevent people from watching bullfights at the arena. continue reading »

Mexico City District to Ban Celebratory Gunfire

Mexico City District to Ban Celebratory Gunfire

Municipal authorities in the Mexico City district of Iztapalapa announced on the weekend that they will prohibit residents from engaging in celebratory gunfire into the air during street, religious or civil festivals after a child in a movie theater was killed by a spent bullet. continue reading »

Mexico To Fight Deforestation With $15 Million Loan

Mexico To Fight Deforestation With $15 Million Loan

Mexico will receive $15 million in financial and technical assistance to support climate change mitigation efforts. The program will create a dedicated financing line, accessible by communities and ejidos or their members, for identified low carbon projects in forest landscapes in five of the states with the highest levels of net forest loss: Oaxaca, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Jalisco and Campeche. continue reading »