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Just In: Blog del Narco: Slain Cartel Leaders Body Stolen in Mexico

Just In: Blog del Narco: Slain Cartel Leaders Body Stolen in Mexico

The body of Heriberto Lazcano, leader of Los Zetas, Mexico’s largest and most dangerous drug cartel, has been stolen from a funeral home by a group of armed men. Lazcano was killed on Sunday in a shootout with Mexican Marines. continue reading »

President Felipe Calderon Meets with His Successor to Discuss Mexico’s Economic Challenges

President Felipe Calderon Meets with His Successor to Discuss Mexico’s Economic Challenges

President Felipe Calderon and President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto held their fourth meeting as part of the transition process and discussed Mexico's economic situation and challenges continue reading »

Mexico Announces New Significant Crude Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Mexico Announces New Significant Crude Oil Discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Friday said another significant crude discovery has been made at a well in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, hailing the find as confirmation of a "huge oil system" in that region. continue reading »

11 Central American Kidnapped Migrants Saved by Mexican Army

11 Central American Kidnapped Migrants Saved by Mexican Army

Mexican army soldiers freed 11 abducted Central American migrants and seized an arsenal in two separate operations in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, military officials said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Investigating Conspiracy Theory in Murder of Politician’s Son

Mexican Authorities Investigating Conspiracy Theory in Murder of Politician’s Son

The theory that an organized crime group and public officials may have conspired to kill the son of a prominent Mexican politician is gaining ground among investigators, the government of the northern state of Coahuila said. continue reading »

Soldiers Disband Kidnapping Operations in Mexico, Free 11 Migrants

Soldiers Disband Kidnapping Operations in Mexico, Free 11 Migrants

Mexican army soldiers freed 11 abducted Central American migrants and seized an arsenal in two separate operations in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, military officials said. continue reading »

4 Mexican Police in Custody for Murdering Former Governor’s Son

4 Mexican Police in Custody for Murdering Former Governor’s Son

Four Mexican municipal police have been detained for their alleged involvement in this week's murder of the son of a prominent politician, officials said. continue reading »

Vampire Woman, Wolfman Take a Stand Against Bullying in Mexico

Vampire Woman, Wolfman Take a Stand Against Bullying in Mexico

Two Mexicans known as The Wolfman and The Vampire Woman joined forces to speak out against bullying and domestic violence in a talk they gave in the western city of Zapopan. continue reading »

Publishing Company Awards Novel of Mexican Author Daniel Krauze

Publishing Company Awards Novel of Mexican Author Daniel Krauze

The novel "Dias de Lava" (Days of Lava) by Mexican writer Daniel Krauze was honored in the inaugural edition of the Nuevas Letras Prize, awarded by the Planeta publishing corporation and the Sanborns Group, and includes a cash prize of 1 million pesos (about $78,000). continue reading »

Amnesty International: 40 Central American Migrants Kidnapped in Mexico

Amnesty International: 40 Central American Migrants Kidnapped in Mexico

At least 40 Central American migrants were abducted this week while crossing southeastern Mexico en route to the United States, Amnesty International said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Author Lydia Cacho Believes Death Threats Came From Cartel-linked Police

Mexican Author Lydia Cacho Believes Death Threats Came From Cartel-linked Police

Mexican muckraking author and journalist Lydia Cacho said it is becoming increasingly clear that death threats leveled against her came from police linked to the once-powerful Gulf drug cartel. continue reading »

Mexican Students Protest Labor Law, Seize 33 Vehicles Including Coca-Cola Truck

Mexican Students Protest Labor Law, Seize 33 Vehicles Including Coca-Cola Truck

Students in the western state of Michoacan seized 15 buses and 18 delivery trucks belonging to firms such as Coca-Cola and baking giant Bimbo as part of protests against a proposed overhaul of Mexican labor law. continue reading »

Anthropologists Believe Mayan Ballgame had Astronomical Function

Anthropologists Believe Mayan Ballgame had Astronomical Function

Restoration works at Chichen Itza have confirmed the hypothesis that the ballgame played in that ancient Mayan city in southeastern Mexico had an astronomical function, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Frida Kahlo’s Clothing to Go on Display in Mexican Museum

Frida Kahlo’s Clothing to Go on Display in Mexican Museum

Famed artist Frida Kahlo was known, in part, for you colorful dresses. Those very dresses will soon be on display in Mexico thanks to the curators of the Kahlo’s “Blue House” in Mexico City. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Child Killer Edward Salas Apprehended in Mexico after 2008 Prison Escape

Latino Blotter:  Child Killer Edward Salas Apprehended in Mexico after 2008 Prison Escape

U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted fugitive Edward Salas was arrested today in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico, by the Policia Federal Ministerial in coordination with the U.S. Marshals Service. continue reading »