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Search of Mexican Prison in Tabasco Finds Drugs, Knives, Alcohol

Search of Mexican Prison in Tabasco Finds Drugs, Knives, Alcohol

According to Spanish-language news source El Excelsior, Mexico's federal police performed a surprise search of a Tabasco Prison a facility and found a number of alarming items. Upon searching the prison's State Center continue reading »

Guards Foil Attempted Prison Escape in Mexico

Guards Foil Attempted Prison Escape in Mexico

Police and guards foiled an attempt by inmates to escape from a prison in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, over the weekend, state officials said, adding that a police officer was wounded in the incident. continue reading »

640,000 Come Out to Hear Pope’s Mass in Mexico

640,000 Come Out to Hear Pope’s Mass in Mexico

Among the 640,000 people attending the Mass celebrated Sunday by Pope Benedict XVI in the Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario in Silao were the four Mexican candidates for the presidency of the world's second-largest Catholic country. continue reading »

Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned

Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Agnes Torres Sulca, a trans person and human rights defender of lesbians, gays, trans, bisexuals and intersex persons (LGTBI) in Mexico. continue reading »

Issue of Church’s Role in Child Sex Abuse Surfaces in Pope’s Mexico Visit

Issue of Church’s Role in Child Sex Abuse Surfaces in Pope’s Mexico Visit

Mexicans who denounced the sexual abuses committed by Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), founder of the Legion of Christ, asked Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday to acknowledge the church's responsibility in covering up his case and to announce that "never again" will pederasty be tolerated. continue reading »

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

Nearly 10,000 bodies of victims of organized crime-related violence, including Central American and Mexican migrants, remain unidentified in Mexico, activists told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States. continue reading »

Mexico City Takes First Step in Banning Bullfighting

Mexico City Takes First Step in Banning Bullfighting

A commission of the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City approved a bill that would ban bullfights in the Mexican capital. Three of the panel's members endorsed the measure, while two others abstained and a sixth member walked out before the vote. continue reading »

Blog Del Narco: Mexican Cartels Use Minors to Transport Drugs into US

Blog Del Narco: Mexican Cartels Use Minors to Transport Drugs into US

The number of minors transporting drugs across the Mexico-U.S. border continues to rise, as does the number of "blind mules" who transport dope without their knowledge, activists said. continue reading »

“I Come as a Pilgrim of Faith, of Hope, and of Love.” The Pope Arrives in Mexico

“I Come as a Pilgrim of Faith, of Hope, and of Love.” The Pope Arrives in Mexico

Yesterday morning, before boarding his flight for Mexico, Benedict XVI was greeted at Rome's Fiumicino airport by Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy. Later, during the course of the journey, the Holy Father participated in the traditional in-flight press conference with the more than seventy journalists continue reading »

On World Water Day, Greenpeace Denounces Mexican Water Pollution

On World Water Day, Greenpeace Denounces Mexican Water Pollution

Environmental watchdog Greenpeace denounced on World Water Day the pollution of rivers and other surface waters in Mexico and asked the government to establish a policy of zero dumping of toxic substances by 2020. continue reading »

Immigration Judge Delays Deportation of Gay Mexican Man Married to U.S. Citizen

Immigration Judge Delays Deportation of Gay Mexican Man Married to U.S. Citizen

An immigration judge in California decided to delay the deportation of an undocumented Mexican immigrant who wed his U.S. citizen partner in New York, where same-sex unions are recognized. continue reading »

Papal Visit:  Catholic Church Facts for Mexico and Cuba

Papal Visit:  Catholic Church Facts for Mexico and Cuba

Hours before Pope Benedict XVI is to land in Guanajuato, Mexico the Vatican has released statistical information on Mexico and Cuba. The Pope has events schedule in three cities in Guanajuato during his March 23-26 visit, he is due to land in Mexico at 5:30 CST. continue reading »

Ban on Bullfighting Bill in Mexico Advances

Ban on Bullfighting Bill in Mexico Advances

A commission of the Legislative assembly (local congress) of the Federal District (ALDF) approved a bill that bans bullfighting in the capital city of Mexico City. continue reading »

Anonymous Disables Guanajuato Websites to Protest Papal Visit

Anonymous Disables Guanajuato Websites to Protest Papal Visit

The hacker group Anonymous disabled both Guanajuato’s government website and the Mexican site for Pope Benedict XVI in protests to his visit to Mexico. continue reading »

Founder of Tequila Don Julio Dies

Founder of Tequila Don Julio Dies

Julio Gonzalez Estrada, who helped make tequila a lucrative export for Mexico, died at his home in the western state of Jalisco, industry sources said. He was 83. continue reading »