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JUST IN:  2 U.S. Government Employees Shot in Mexico City

JUST IN:  2 U.S. Government Employees Shot in Mexico City

Two U.S. government employees riding in a U.S. embassy vehicle were shot near Mexico City earlier today. continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t Suspends Egg Import Tariffs in the Face of a Bird-Flu Outbreak

Mexican Gov’t Suspends Egg Import Tariffs in the Face of a Bird-Flu Outbreak

The Mexican government suspended tariffs on egg imports in the face of a bird-flu outbreak that has caused the domestic price of eggs to double in the last two months, the economy secretary said. continue reading »

Government Denies Pressuring Media to Fire Popular Journalist

Government Denies Pressuring Media to Fire Popular Journalist

Mexico's government denied pressuring media company MVS Comunicaciones to fire popular news anchor Carmen Aristegui in February 2011 and said the company took the decision on its own before rehiring her days later. continue reading »

Mexico City Sewer Diver Covers Over 6000 Miles of Pipework- In the Dark

Mexico City Sewer Diver Covers Over 6000 Miles of Pipework- In the Dark

Julio Cesar Cu Camara has turned his diving hobby into an extreme job, keeping Mexico City's vast sewerage system flowing for 29 years. "I'm the only diver in the world who goes into black water," Cu Camara, chief diver for the Federal District's sewerage system, said in an interview with Efe that also featured a demonstration of his technique. continue reading »

Mexico Establishes New Award for Literary Translation

Mexico Establishes New Award for Literary Translation

A new award bearing the name of Spanish-born Mexican author, translator and poet Tomas Segovia (1927-2011) has been created to honor outstanding work in literary translation, Mexican cultural officials said. continue reading »

Kidnapper Turns Self in to Border Officials, Hours Later Victim is Found Crossing into US

Kidnapper Turns Self in to Border Officials, Hours Later Victim is Found Crossing into US

U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers assigned to the San Luis Port arrested a woman with an outstanding warrant and intercepted a missing Phoenix teen attempting to cross into the United States. continue reading »

Mexican Studio Recreates Chef René Redpezi’s Face in Uniquie Way (VIDEO)

Mexican Studio Recreates Chef René Redpezi’s Face in Uniquie Way (VIDEO)

For the August issue of Clase Premier magazine, Mexico’s Golpeavisa studio was told to make a portrait of internationally renowned chef René Redzepi, they set out to do something different and more challenging than their usual digital drawings. continue reading »

733 Pounds of Pot Found in John Deere Tractors Coming into U.S. from Mexico

733 Pounds of Pot Found in John Deere Tractors Coming into U.S. from Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico port of entry seized 733 pounds of marijuana last week. The drugs were concealed in five John Deere tractors which were being transported from Mexico to the U.S. continue reading »

Nearly 11 Million Birds Slaughtered To Prevent Spread of Flu in Mexico

Nearly 11 Million Birds Slaughtered To Prevent Spread of Flu in Mexico

The second phase of the bird flu vaccination campaign has started in Mexico, where nearly 11 million birds have been slaughtered to prevent the spread of the AH7N3 avian flu virus, the National Food Health, Safety and Quality Service, or Senasica, said. continue reading »

Mexico Human Rights Commission Looks into Violence in Religious Community

Mexico Human Rights Commission Looks into Violence in Religious Community

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, has opened a probe into recent violence in a religious community in the western state of Michoacan, where disturbances prevented the start of the 2012-2013 school year. continue reading »

Mexican Investigators Exhume Bodies Searching for Missing Migrants

Mexican Investigators Exhume Bodies Searching for Missing Migrants

Investigators have started exhuming unidentified bodies at two burial grounds in the southern state of Chiapas in an effort to determine if they are those of migrants who disappeared in Mexico while trying to reach the United States, the State Human Rights Council, or CEDH, said. continue reading »

Texas Couple Arrested For Aiding Mexican Cartels

Texas Couple Arrested For Aiding Mexican Cartels

Federal authorities arrested a couple who own a firearms store in Laredo, Texas, for allegedly selling large quantities ammunition that were destined for Mexican drug cartels. continue reading »

What Does Juarez’s Lower Murder Rate Really Mean?

What Does Juarez’s Lower Murder Rate Really Mean?

For too long, the mere mention of Juarez elicited comments about murder and an overall lack of safety, but things in the murderous Mexican city may finally be changing. According to El Diario continue reading »

Disturbances Return to Small Religious Community in Mexico

Disturbances Return to Small Religious Community in Mexico

Outbreaks of violence have been reported once again in La Nueva Jerusalen, a religious community in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, leading the governor to threaten to use force to restore order. continue reading »

Suspected Undocumented Alien Gets 30 Months in Jail for Assaulting Border Patrol Agent

Suspected Undocumented Alien Gets 30 Months in Jail for Assaulting Border Patrol Agent

Jorge Cruz-Gallardo, Jr., 25, of Guadalajara, Mexico, been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, with no parole for assaulting and causing bodily injury to a Border Patrol agent who was trying to detain him. continue reading »