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Ana Gabriel to Perform in Dominican Republic and Record New Album

Ana Gabriel to Perform in Dominican Republic and Record New Album

Mexican singer Ana Gabriel said she planned to perform on June 9 at the Altos de Chavon amphitheater in La Romana, a province in the eastern Dominican Republic, using the concert to record her new album, which is scheduled to be released in September. continue reading »

California School District Bans Derogatory Terms Taunting Those of Indigenous Mexican Heritage

California School District Bans Derogatory Terms Taunting Those of Indigenous Mexican Heritage

A California school district has banned the use of Mexican epithets given to indigenous people in an attempt to put a stop to intolerance and bullying. Students were reportedly using names like “oaxaquita” continue reading »

Drug-war Victims’ Families Call For “National Unity” Pact in Mexico

Drug-war Victims’ Families Call For “National Unity” Pact in Mexico

Family members and activists representing more than 50,000 victims of drug-related violence in Mexico in recent years held a testy meeting with the four presidential hopefuls and called for a "national unity" pact to restore peace. continue reading »

Peace Activist Slams Mexican Presidential Campaigns

Peace Activist Slams Mexican Presidential Campaigns

Poet Javier Sicilia, the leader of Mexico's Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, blasted on Monday the farce represented by the current electoral campaign, considering it "the continuation of violence by other means." continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Sniffer Dog Finds Drugs Hidden in Rectum

LATINO BLOTTER:  Sniffer Dog Finds Drugs Hidden in Rectum

Malone the drug-sniffing dog that works the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso abilities are now legendary. continue reading »

Missing Canadian Children Found Locked in Mexican Home After Father Allegedly Took Them 4 Years Ago

Missing Canadian Children Found Locked in Mexican Home After Father Allegedly Took Them 4 Years Ago

The family of two missing children from Winnipeg, Canada worried for the children’s safety after they were allegedly abducted by their father nearly 4 years ago, but this story may have a happy ending after all. continue reading »

Narco News: 10 Murdered in Acapulco Over Weekend in Cartel Violence

Narco News: 10 Murdered in Acapulco Over Weekend in Cartel Violence

At least 10 people were murdered over the weekend in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexican prosecutors said. The bodies of nine men and a woman were found in different sections of the port city between Saturday night and noon on Sunday, spokesmen for the Guerrero state Attorney General's Office told Efe. continue reading »

Wife Accuses Zeta Cartel of Kidnapping Her Husband Out of Their Texas Home

Wife Accuses Zeta Cartel of Kidnapping Her Husband Out of Their Texas Home

Marina Morfin is pleading for the safe return of her husband Armando Morfin, who was kidnapped out of their La Blanca, Texas home on March 30th. continue reading »

Narcos Suspected in Fire Bombings of Pepsi Subsidiary in Mexico

Narcos Suspected in Fire Bombings of Pepsi Subsidiary in Mexico

This weekend a series of fire bombings targeted a PepsiCo subsidiary, Sabritas and for the first time in narco war history a private, large scale enterprise has been targeted. continue reading »

Mexico’s “Chicharito” Hernandez is UNICEF’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador

Mexico’s “Chicharito” Hernandez is UNICEF’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who plays for Manchester United and the Mexican national team, has agreed to serve as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF Mexico. continue reading »

Mexico’s Carlos Reygadas Wins Best Director at Cannes for “Post Tenebras Lux.”

Mexico’s Carlos Reygadas Wins Best Director at Cannes for “Post Tenebras Lux.”

Mexico's Carlos Reygadas on Sunday won the prize for best director at the 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival for "Post Tenebras Lux." "I would like to thank the festival, which believed in this film, which invited it to be here and which continues supporting it," said Reygadas upon collecting the award from the hand of French singer Patrick Bruel. continue reading »

Mexican-American Five-Time World Boxing Champ John Lee “Johnny” Tapia Dies at 45

Mexican-American Five-Time World Boxing Champ John Lee “Johnny” Tapia Dies at 45

Police say five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia has been found dead by a family member at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday. continue reading »

Festival To Support Mexican Indians Draws Major Crowds

Festival To Support Mexican Indians Draws Major Crowds

Thousands of people attended a festival this weekend in Mexico City to show their support for the efforts of the Wixarika Indians to protect their land and learn more about indigenous culture. continue reading »

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

3 Dead, 16 Wounded in Mexican Bar Brawl

Three men were gunned down following an argument with a woman at a bar in Ocotepec, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, prosecutors said. The woman made a telephone call after the argument and told the people on the other end, "come over here," the Morelos Attorney General's Office said in a statement, citing eyewitness accounts. continue reading »

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Mexican Rights Activist to Discuss Anti-Violence Movement With Presidential Candidates

Poet and human rights activist Javier Sicilia plans to meet with Mexico's four presidential candidates this week to lay out the position of his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, or MPJD, on security and victims of violence. continue reading »