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Son of Murdered Activist Marisela Escobedo Calls Suspect in Custody “Scapegoat”

Son of Murdered Activist Marisela Escobedo Calls Suspect in Custody “Scapegoat”

The son of rights activist Marisela Escobedo, who was shot and killed in northern Mexico in 2010 while demanding justice for the murder of her daughter, said a suspect arrested in his mother's slaying is a "scapegoat." continue reading »

Biodegradable Rainforest Gum Presented at Green Forum in Mexico

Biodegradable Rainforest Gum Presented at Green Forum in Mexico

A biodegradable, non-stick gum that won't sully sidewalks and trash cans made of "natural plastic" were some of the products on display at the just-concluded 2012 Green Solutions Forum, held in the Mexican capital to seek ways of combating climate change. continue reading »

Tomb With 1,300 Year Old Remains Discovered in Mexico

Tomb With 1,300 Year Old Remains Discovered in Mexico

Mexican archaeologists discovered the tomb of a person who may have led a region in what is now the southern state of Oaxaca approximately 1,300 years ago, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said. continue reading »

Salma Hayek Reveals How Happiness Has Improved Her Acting

Salma Hayek Reveals How Happiness Has Improved Her Acting

Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek is channeling the happiness in her personal life into comedies such as "Here Comes the Boom," scheduled to hit U.S. theaters Friday, and says that at age 46 she has left her "melodramatic" phase behind and now prefers to make people laugh. continue reading »

Archaeologists Find 50 Skulls Believed to be From Those Sacrificed by Aztecs

Archaeologists Find 50 Skulls Believed to be From Those Sacrificed by Aztecs

Archaeologists in Mexico recently unearthed what they believe to be an Aztec sacrificial stone, 50 skulls and about 250 jaw bones. The skulls, which were found in modern day Mexico City, are believed to have been continue reading »

Mexico’s President Calderon Confirms Zeta Leader Lazcano Was Killed

Mexico’s President Calderon Confirms Zeta Leader Lazcano Was Killed

Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, the top boss of the Los Zetas drug cartel, was killed in a shootout with marines in Coahuila state, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Tuesday. continue reading »

Deaths from Diabetes Soaring in Mexico

Deaths from Diabetes Soaring in Mexico

A total of 89,414 people are projected to die this year of diabetes in Mexico, up 92 percent from the year 2000, health activists and experts said. continue reading »

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 »