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Troubling Details Surround Mexican Journalist Missing Since May

Troubling Details Surround Mexican Journalist Missing Since May

A journalist with Mexico City daily Punto Critico and the radio program "Voces del mediodia" (Voices of Midday) has been missing since May, his family said. Federico Manuel Garcia Contreras has not been heard from since shortly after his arrival in the central town of Tanquian de Escobedo, in San Luis Potosi state, for an assignment, Africa Garcia, one of the reporter's daughters, told Efe. continue reading »

Jessica Sanchez, the Runner-up on ‘American Idol’ to Appear on ‘Glee’

Jessica Sanchez, the Runner-up on ‘American Idol’ to Appear on ‘Glee’

Jessica Sanchez, the runner-up on American Idol’s 11th season, is reportedly up for a role on the Fox series, Glee. She will appear in a multi-episode arc of the show’s upcoming fourth season. She joins actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson, both of whom will also be seen on numerous episodes of the show. continue reading »

Man Arrested This Week Not Son of Mexico’s Most Wanted “El Chapo”

Man Arrested This Week Not Son of Mexico’s Most Wanted “El Chapo”

Mexican authorities confirmed that a man arrested earlier this week and initially reported to be the son of fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman is in fact another individual. continue reading »

Activists and Reporters in Mexico May Soon Be Protected by New Gov’t Decrees

Activists and Reporters in Mexico May Soon Be Protected by New Gov’t Decrees

The Mexican government handed down two decrees Friday to draw "immediate attention" to the issue of protecting journalists and defenders of human rights amid the increasing violence against them. continue reading »

Drug Traffickers Escape Mexican Prison with Help from Gunmen

Drug Traffickers Escape Mexican Prison with Help from Gunmen

A police officer was killed Thursday when gunmen attacked a lockup in the western Mexican state of Michoacan and freed two suspected drug traffickers, officials said. continue reading »

Pemex Covers Expenses and Investments By Selling $1.75 Billion in Bonds Internationally

Pemex Covers Expenses and Investments By Selling $1.75 Billion in Bonds Internationally

State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it sold $1.75 billion worth of bonds on the international market, raising funds that will be used to cover operating expenses and investment. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

President Obama and President Calderón Chat After G-20 Bilateral Meeting

President Obama and President Calderón Chat After G-20 Bilateral Meeting

The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, met with Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, before the start of the day’s activities at the VII Summit of Leaders of the Group of Twenty in Los Cabos, Mexico. continue reading »

Victims of Mexico’s Drug War Prepare “Caravan for Peace” for U.S. Tour

Victims of Mexico’s Drug War Prepare “Caravan for Peace” for U.S. Tour

Javier Sicilia and Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity have announced they will lead a caravan across the U.S. this summer to call an end to the ongoing drug war. continue reading »

The “Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Hosted Presidential Debate

The “Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Hosted Presidential Debate

The presidential debate staged by Mexico's "Yo soy 132" student movement was plagued by transmission problems and the absence of frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: El Chapo’s Son Arrested in Mexico

Blog del Narco: El Chapo’s Son Arrested in Mexico

One of the sons of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, Mexico's most-wanted man, was arrested Thursday by marines in the western state of Jalisco, the Navy Secretariat said. Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar was captured Thursday morning, thanks to "intelligence work," the secretariat said in a brief statement. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

No Cuchi-Cuchi! Withholding Sex to Get the Vote in Mexican Presidential Politics

No Cuchi-Cuchi! Withholding Sex to Get the Vote in Mexican Presidential Politics

In an effort to empower women while also improve her own chances for a political victory in Mexico’s upcoming election, presidential candidate, Josefina Vazquez Mota, shocked her audience by suggesting women use their own powers in the bedroom to get their husbands out to vote. continue reading »

Blog del Narco- 13 Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel Members Arrested in Mexico

Blog del Narco- 13 Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel Members Arrested in Mexico

Thirteen suspected members of Mexico's Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartel were arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of an employee of the Jalisco state Attorney General's Office, a military commander said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexico Joins Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Negotiations

Mexico Joins Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Negotiations

Mexico is officially joining the group of nine nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, an effort to create a free trade area spanning the Asia-Pacific region, the Malaysian government said Tuesday. continue reading »