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Mexican Police Rescue 20 Central American Migrants

Mexican Police Rescue 20 Central American Migrants

Police in the Mexican capital rescued 20 Central American migrants found suffering from hunger and dehydration, the municipal Public Safety Office said. The group included six woman and four minors. continue reading »

Protestors Set Up Blockade on Busy Mexican Highway

Protestors Set Up Blockade on Busy Mexican Highway

The expressway linking the Mexican capital with the Pacific resort city of Acapulco was re-opened early Friday after being blocked for more than 10 hours by peasants demanding that authorities do more to fight crime, the Guerrero state government said. continue reading »

Son of Mexican Politician Indicted for Ties to Cartel

Son of Mexican Politician Indicted for Ties to Cartel

A Mexican court on Friday formally charged the son of the former governor of the western state of Michoacan with obstruction for his refusal to answer questions about his videotaped meeting with a drug kingpin. continue reading »

Producers of “La Voz” Say Contestants Will Receive More Support

Producers of “La Voz” Say Contestants Will Receive More Support

The fourth edition of the reality singing competition "La Voz...Mexico" (The Voice...Mexico) will be all about giving more support to the contestants, the producer of the hit show said. continue reading »

Mexico City to Get First High-Speed Train in Latin America

Mexico City to Get First High-Speed Train in Latin America

The high-speed Mexico City-Queretaro train, which will cover the 210-kilometer (130-mile) route at a speed of 300 kph (186 mph), will be the first of its kind in Latin America, the Communications and Transportation Secretariat said. continue reading »

Strong Increase in Number of Foreign Tourists Visiting Mexico in 2014

Strong Increase in Number of Foreign Tourists Visiting Mexico in 2014

Mexico welcomed 6.9 million foreign tourists by air in the first half of 2014, up 10.9 percent from the 6.2 million visitors who arrived by air during the same period last year, the Tourism Secretariat said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Students in Acapulco form Gang that Kidnaps, Ransoms and Kills

Blog del Narco: Students in Acapulco form Gang that Kidnaps, Ransoms and Kills

All of the young men were studying at the Institute of Technology of Acapulco and were all well regarded in their school and in their social circles. But they formed a band of kidnappers and murderers who showed extreme cruelty and an absolute lack of scruples. They kidnapped their college buddies and then charged ransom, they killed many so they could not identify them. They come from families of influence and the parents of victims fear that they may soon go free ... and seek vengeance. continue reading »

Spanish Firm Delivers Second Tuna Boat to Mexico’s Grupomar

Spanish Firm Delivers Second Tuna Boat to Mexico’s Grupomar

Spanish shipyard Armon on Sunday delivered the tuna boat Oaxaca, the second vessel in a three-ship package, to Mexico's Grupo Maritimo Industrial, or Grupomar. continue reading »

Mexico, U.S. Weigh Using Force on Border

Mexico, U.S. Weigh Using Force on Border

Mexican and U.S. officials met to discuss the use of force by U.S. federal agents on the border in an effort to reduce violent incidents during the apprehension of migrants, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

Sinaloa State Legislature to Repeal “Gag” Law for Media

Sinaloa State Legislature to Repeal “Gag” Law for Media

The state legislature of the western Mexican state of Sinaloa said it will repeal a measure, denounced by journalists as a "gag law," that bars reporters from crime scenes and sharply limits the press' ability to cover issues of public safety and criminal justice. continue reading »

Mexico’s Lower House Passes Final Package of Bills for Energy Overhaul

Mexico’s Lower House Passes Final Package of Bills for Energy Overhaul

Mexico's lower house concluded early Saturday the process of debating and approving the secondary legislation needed to implement last year's energy overhaul, which opens the oil sector to private investment. continue reading »

Remittances to Mexico Rise by 7.3 Percent in Early 2014

Remittances to Mexico Rise by 7.3 Percent in Early 2014

Mexico received $11.62 billion in remittances in the first half of this year, up 7.3 percent from the same period of 2013, the country's central bank said. continue reading »

Members of Mexican Teachers’ Union Trash Ruling-Party Offices

Members of Mexican Teachers’ Union Trash Ruling-Party Offices

More than 60 members of the militant CNTE teachers union destroyed regional offices of Mexico's governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in the southern state of Oaxaca, a party spokesman told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Economists Cut Forecast for Mexico’s 2014 Growth

Economists Cut Forecast for Mexico’s 2014 Growth

Economists last month lowered their forecast for Mexico's 2014 growth to 2.56 percent, down from 2.65 percent in June, a central bank survey showed Friday. continue reading »

Legislators Ban Media from Crime Scenes in Western Mexico

Legislators Ban Media from Crime Scenes in Western Mexico

Legislators in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa passed a measure that bars reporters from crime scenes and sharply limits the press' ability to cover issues of public safety and criminal justice. continue reading »