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Hundreds of Peasants Protest Deaths of Activists in Mexico

Hundreds of Peasants Protest Deaths of Activists in Mexico

Hundreds of peasants staged a protest outside the Governor's Palace in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua and in front of the state's representative office in Mexico City to draw attention to the murders of two members of the El Barzon debtors' organization. continue reading »

Border Agents Shot at After Finding Drug Smugglers, 63 Bundles of Pot

Border Agents Shot at After Finding Drug Smugglers, 63 Bundles of Pot

Border Patrol agents were reportedly shot at by at least one Mexican national on the Mexico side of the border late last week near Los Ebanos, Texas. continue reading »

Home Remodeling Surprise:  Almost 1,000 pounds of Pot Found in Ceramic Tiles

Home Remodeling Surprise:  Almost 1,000 pounds of Pot Found in Ceramic Tiles

A Mexican national was arrested Friday morning for attempting to smuggle $472,000 worth of marijuana into the United States. continue reading »

Man Freed After Being Falsely Imprisoned for 5 Years in Mexico

Man Freed After Being Falsely Imprisoned for 5 Years in Mexico

A Mazahua Indian man was released from a prison in central Mexico after spending five years behind bars for crimes he never committed. continue reading »

Indian Community Arms Themselves Against Mexican Drug Gang

Indian Community Arms Themselves Against Mexican Drug Gang

Santa Maria Urapicho, a Purepecha Indian community in western Mexico, has armed itself and is on alert to deal with threats from suspected members of the Los Caballeros Templarios drug gang, an Indian leader told Efe. continue reading »

1,000 People Evacuated after Thieves Rupture Gas Pipeline in Mexico

1,000 People Evacuated after Thieves Rupture Gas Pipeline in Mexico

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes as a precaution after would-be thieves ruptured a pipeline in the central Mexican town of Tepeji del Rio, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 3 Soviet Rockets Seized During Shooting in Piedras Negras Coahuila

Blog del Narco: 3 Soviet Rockets Seized During Shooting in Piedras Negras Coahuila

State police found an SUV containing "three rockets" that apparently belonged to a criminal organization in Piedras Negras, a border city in northern Mexico, Coahuila Public Safety Secretary Jorge Luis Moran Delgado said. continue reading »

Mexican Police Seize Narco ‘Rockets’ in Border City of Piedras Negras

Mexican Police Seize Narco ‘Rockets’ in Border City of Piedras Negras

State police found an SUV containing "three rockets" that apparently belonged to a criminal organization in Piedras Negras, a border city in northern Mexico, Coahuila Public Safety Secretary Jorge Luis Moran Delgado said. continue reading »

Mexico Honors Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez With Thousands of Posters

Mexico Honors Nobel Laureate Garcia Marquez With Thousands of Posters

Mexico City is celebrating the life and work of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has lived in the capital for 50 years, by putting up 40,000 posters in honor of the legendary Colombian writer. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

STUDY: Border Violence May Have Negative Effect on Kids’ Mental Health

STUDY: Border Violence May Have Negative Effect on Kids’ Mental Health

Violence and poverty harm the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border, a new study shows. Researchers looked at the mental health of children and teens living in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 2007 and again in 2010. All of the children were Mexican or Mexican-American and lived in homes below the poverty level. None had a history of diagnosed mental illness. continue reading »

Image of Captured Bear Being Abused Causes Outrage in Mexico

Image of Captured Bear Being Abused Causes Outrage in Mexico

A photograph showing emergency management personnel mistreating a young bear has sparked outrage in Mexico and alarmed environmental authorities, who acknowledge that animal abuse remains a serious problem in some parts of the country. continue reading »

Mexican Museum Pays Tribute to Day of the Dead With Mummy Exhibition

Mexican Museum Pays Tribute to Day of the Dead With Mummy Exhibition

Large-format photos of 12 bodies mummified 300 years ago and preserved today in the Mexican capital's El Carmen Museum are being featured on an altar commemorating this year's Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 1, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said Saturday. continue reading »

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes $200,000 Hidden in Mexican’s Car

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes $200,000 Hidden in Mexican’s Car

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Nogales, Arizona, seized more than $200,000 hidden in the car of a Mexican citizen about to cross the border into Mexico. continue reading »

Specialist Sees Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Breast Cancer in Mexico

Specialist Sees Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and Breast Cancer in Mexico

The obesity suffered by 30 percent of Mexico's adult population, and diabetes, considered the principal cause of death, increase the risk of breast cancer in this country, specialist Enrique Gimenez Jimeno told Efe. continue reading »