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2,500-year-old Altar Unearthed By Mexican Archaeologists

2,500-year-old Altar Unearthed By Mexican Archaeologists

An altar and a stela estimated to date from as early as 800 B.C. were found at the Chalcatzingo archaeological site in the central state of Morelos, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

Death Threats Force Human Rights Lawyer To Leave Mexico

A Mexican attorney who specializes in human rights cases announced he is leaving the country temporarily because of death threats. Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, legal counsel for the Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center, is the second rights activist in less than a month to flee Mexico. continue reading »

Former Mexican Governor Apprehended on Corruption Charges

Former Mexican Governor Apprehended on Corruption Charges

The former governor of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur was arrested here on corruption charges, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Locked Up Abroad: Man Escapes a Mexican Prison by Dressing Like a Woman

Locked Up Abroad: Man Escapes a Mexican Prison by Dressing Like a Woman

In 1973, Dwight Worker was arrested in Mexico City after he was caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. He was sentenced to 5 years for drug possession, but after 2 years of allegedly being tortured in Lecumberri Prison (often called “The Black Palace of Mexico”) Worker was at his breaking point. continue reading »

Family Continues to Honor Hispanic Soldier Killed in Iraq in 2004

Family Continues to Honor Hispanic Soldier Killed in Iraq in 2004

The parents of Isela Rubalcava, an Hispanic soldier who died eight years ago in Iraq, will remember their daughter with special intensity this Memorial Day weekend. continue reading »

Crossing into the U.S. from Mexico? You Could be Smuggling in Drugs Underneath Your Car

Authorities say Mexican drug smugglers are using unsuspecting drivers to move the drugs for them. Using strong magnets taped to the drugs to be transported, drug smugglers attach the drugs to the unde continue reading »

Mexico City Starts Composting 12,600 Tons of Daily Garbage

Mexico City Starts Composting 12,600 Tons of Daily Garbage

The capital of Mexico has begun a new waste management project of composting. The immense city which disposes of nearly 12,600 tons of trash daily continue reading »

FBI Award for Alleged Bride Killer, Arnoldo Jimenez, Probably Hiding in Mexico

FBI Award for Alleged Bride Killer, Arnoldo Jimenez, Probably Hiding in Mexico

Alleged bride killer, Arnoldo Jimenez, remains elusive to police and is probably hiding out in Mexico so the FBI has announced a $10,000 rewards in hopes of catching him. continue reading »

Severe and Permanent Drought Predicted for Mexico and Parts of Central America

Severe and Permanent Drought Predicted for Mexico and Parts of Central America

According to a 2011 study, if current warming trends continue, Mexico and many sections of the United States as well as the majority of Central America could face severe and permanent drought conditions in the future. continue reading »

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

Only 2% of Congressional Representation is Latinos - Diversity Lacking in Government

National Urban Fellows, one of the country’s oldest leadership development organizations, announced the findings of Diversity Counts: Racial and Ethnic Diversity among Public Service Leadership, the first comprehensive review of representation in government, philanthropy, and non-profit organizations. continue reading »

Mother Carmen Rios Garcia Blinded her Son as Part of Satanic Ritual

Mother Carmen Rios Garcia Blinded her Son as Part of Satanic Ritual

A Mexican mother blinded her 5-year-old son in an apparent satanic ritual, authorities in the central state of Mexico said Thursday. Carmen Rios Garcia, 23, is one of seven people in custody in connec continue reading »

Mexico’s PRI Party Disavows Politician With Links to Cartels

Mexico’s PRI Party Disavows Politician With Links to Cartels

Mexico's PRI, poised to retake the presidency this year after more than a decade in opposition, sought on Wednesday to distance itself from a prominent party member accused by U.S. authorities of taking bribes from drug cartels. continue reading »

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

America Ferrera Launching “America4America” Campaign for Voto Latino

Voto Latino, is announcing the launch of the “America4America” on Thursday May 31st, spearheaded by America Ferrera. continue reading »

Mexican Bus Passengers Kill One Would Be Robber and Injure Another

Mexican Bus Passengers Kill One Would Be Robber and Injure Another

A group of bus passengers overpowered two would-be robbers, beating one to death and leaving the other badly injured, Mexican police said Thursday. The incident took place before dawn on the highway linking the northern cities of Monterrey and Durango. continue reading »

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

President Obama to Deliver Speech At NALEO Conference

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation’s Latino leadership at the organization’s 29th Annual Conference on Friday, June 22, in Orlando, Florida. continue reading »