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Arizona Border: Deaths of Undocumented Mar 2012

Arizona Border: Deaths of Undocumented Mar 2012

The violence in neighboring Mexico and the deaths of undocumented immigrants at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents once more marred the situation along the Arizona border in 2012. continue reading »

“Tales of Masked Men” Shines a Light On Mexico’s Lucha Libre (VIDEOS)

“Tales of Masked Men” Shines a Light On Mexico’s Lucha Libre (VIDEOS)

This graphics segment is featured in "Tales of Masked Men," a new PBS documentary about Lucha Libre. The film was directed and produced by Carlos Avila. continue reading »

9 Gunned Down in Sinaloa on Christmas Eve

9 Gunned Down in Sinaloa on Christmas Eve

At least nine people were killed by gunmen in El Platanar de los Ontiveros, a town in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, media reports said. continue reading »

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Announces Addition of Jose Luis Chavez

Bolivian midfielder Jose Luis Chavez will play for Mexico's Atlas soccer team starting with the Clausura 2013 tournament, the club said in a statement. continue reading »

Death Threats Against Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Leads to Legal Action

Death Threats Against Mexico’s Atlas Soccer Team Leads to Legal Action

Mexico's Atlas soccer team plans to take legal action against the fans who unfurled two banners bearing threatening messages at club offices last week, team executives said. continue reading »

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

2013 Feria Universitaria Expects 2,500 Latino High School Students - Focus is on College Financial Aid & Admissions - Latino high school students are invited to learn abo continue reading »

Burnt Bodies of Four Kidnapped Police in Mexico near Jalisco

Burnt Bodies of Four Kidnapped Police in Mexico near Jalisco

At least six people, including five police officers, were killed in different cities on the border between the western Mexican states of Jalisco and Michoacan, officials said. continue reading »

Statistics Show US-Mexico Border is Secure- NPR

Statistics Show US-Mexico Border is Secure- NPR

At NPR today is an analogy on why people find themselves forced to come to the US without papers: Imagine immigration, especially from Latin America, as a two-lane residential street with a 20-mile-an-hour speed limit. Over the decades, it’s grown to an eight-lane superhighway. But the speed limit is still 20 mph. That is, visas for needed workers haven’t risen along with the traffic. continue reading »

Mexico Sets Oil Price at $86 per Barrel in 2013

Mexico Sets Oil Price at $86 per Barrel in 2013

The government has purchased options to cover crude exports at a price of $86 per barrel and ensure it meets the targets set in the Revenue Law, the Mexican Finance Secretariat said. continue reading »

Justice Needed for Victims of 1997 Acteal Massacre, Says Amnesty International

Justice Needed for Victims of 1997 Acteal Massacre, Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International demanded Saturday that the Mexican government and the state of Chiapas assure that justice be done for the victims of the 1997 Acteal massacre. continue reading »

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 »