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Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission: 3 Million Child Laborers in Mexico

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission: 3 Million Child Laborers in Mexico

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said 3 million minors between the ages of five and 17 work nationwide, nearly half of whom either receive no compensation or are paid in kind. Most of these youths work to cover their basic needs and contribute to household income, are forced to abandon their studies, work excessively long hours and are at constant risk of injury or illness due to poor labor conditions, the country's equivalent of an ombud's office said in a statement Thursday, citing official figures. continue reading »

4 Missing Children Found Dead in Mexico Buried in Shallow Grave

4 Missing Children Found Dead in Mexico Buried in Shallow Grave

Four children from the same family who had been reported missing earlier this week were found dead in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco, officials said. A rural laborer discovered the corpses Friday in two shallow graves at a ranch in Tacotalpa, a municipality near Tabasco's border with the neighboring state of Chiapas. continue reading »

Marc Anthony is ‘Not Seeking Financial Support’ From ex Jennifer Lopez

Marc Anthony is ‘Not Seeking Financial Support’ From ex Jennifer Lopez

He filed for divorce in April but Marc Anthony is not asking Jennifer Lopez for financial support. The divorce between the Q’Viva! The Chosen judges will be civil and no custody battle will be taking place. “The parties are working together to reach a friendly resolution that’s in the best interest of their children,” Ron Anteau, Lopez’s family law attorney, explained to PEOPLE. continue reading »

Pitbull

Pitbull"s Latin Music Awards 2012 Performance (VIDEO)

The Billboard Latin Music Awards opened up this year with Pitbull. Rising from the stage and seeming to struggle with his microphone, Mr. Worldwide opened the show with a two-song set. After performing "Sube las Manos Pa' Arriba," Pit was joined on stage by his Dominican protégé Sensato. The two tore it up with their infectious Spanglish rap track, "Loca People." continue reading »

Relics of Six Mexican Priests Martyred in Early 20th Century  Begin 2012 US Tour

Relics of Six Mexican Priests Martyred in Early 20th Century Begin 2012 US Tour

Relics of six Knights of Columbus canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000 will launch a tour of several American cities Friday, April 27, in Houston. The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston will host the relics beginning with a special Mass Friday evening for the Knights of Columbus Texas State Convention. The relics will remain in the church for veneration during the regularly scheduled weekend Masses. continue reading »

Tranquil Arizona-Mexico Border Masks Nogales’ Economic Woes

Tranquil Arizona-Mexico Border Masks Nogales’ Economic Woes

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law, the violent drug war in Mexico continues, with the death toll over the past six years exceeding 50,000. Supporters of the Arizona law often talk about violence spilling over the border, but there has been very little impact on the U.S. side, where trade and tourism continue in spite of all the bad press continue reading »

Fashion Designer Elie Saab to Open First Store in Latin America in Mexico City

Fashion Designer Elie Saab to Open First Store in Latin America in Mexico City

Lebanese fashion designer and designer to the stars, Elie Saab will be opening his first store in Latin America this summer in Mexico City. continue reading »

Meet the Mexican OctoMom Plus One Karla Perez

Meet the Mexican OctoMom Plus One Karla Perez

Karla Vanessa Perez, a Mexican woman from the northeastern state of Cohuila, is the the first woman to be expecting nine children continue reading »

Mexicana Airlines Charged with Discriminating Against Nude, Playboy Flight Attendant

Mexicana Airlines Charged with Discriminating Against Nude, Playboy Flight Attendant

In November 2010 Mexicana Aviation went bankrupt leaving many of its flight attendants without a job and subsequently without a source of income. continue reading »

Booty Scare: Singer Alejandra Guzman Buttock Surgery Lands Her in the Hospital

Booty Scare: Singer Alejandra Guzman Buttock Surgery Lands Her in the Hospital

Mexican singer, Alejandra Guzman underwent a second surgery and 30 days in the hospital after suffering the consequences of buttock surgery gone wrong. continue reading »

Discovery en Espanol Airs Puebla Documentary-Puebla Launches English Website

Discovery en Espanol Airs Puebla Documentary-Puebla Launches English Website

As Mexico commemorates the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Battle of Puebla, the Government of Puebla launched today an English website to inform visitors about the history, diversity and significance of Cinco de Mayo. continue reading »

Wal-Mart Now Faces Investigation by Mexican Government for Allegation of $24 Million Bribery Scheme

Wal-Mart Now Faces Investigation by Mexican Government for Allegation of $24 Million Bribery Scheme

Investigators are looking into allegations that U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart's unit in Mexico paid bribes to officials to speed the opening of stores during its expansion push in the country in the past decade, the Mexican government said. continue reading »

MEXICO: Fire Detroys Thousands of Acres, Gunmen’s Threats Block Firefighters

MEXICO: Fire Detroys Thousands of Acres, Gunmen’s Threats Block Firefighters

The fire that started last weekend in the La Primavera forest outside the western Mexican city of Guadalajara burned between 30 percent and 40 percent of the trees in an area of about 3,000 hectares (7,407 acres), Environment Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada said Thursday. continue reading »

LATNIO BLOTTER: Mother and Son Team Steal $350,000 Worth of Copper from Border Factory

LATNIO BLOTTER: Mother and Son Team Steal $350,000 Worth of Copper from Border Factory

According to Chihuahua state authorities, five men along with one mother allegedly stole $350,000 worth of copper from a Juárez assembly plant. It is believed that the group was aided by the plant’s security guard, the alleged mastermind of the crime which took place on April 3rd at Bell Electronics. continue reading »

Group of Mexican Attorneys Promoting Online Divorces

Group of Mexican Attorneys Promoting Online Divorces

A group of Mexican attorneys wants to convince people that divorces are not difficult to obtain, rolling out a prepaid card that simplifies the process and can even be purchased at supermarkets. continue reading »