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Michoacan Mayor Killed Outside His Home

Michoacan Mayor Killed Outside His Home

The mayor of the southwestern Mexican town of Tanhuato was killed Saturday morning outside his home, Michoacan state government officials told Efe. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: New Most Wanted Drug Cartel Leaders Family Lives Quietly in Mountains

Blog del Narco: New Most Wanted Drug Cartel Leaders Family Lives Quietly in Mountains

Nestled in the mountains, Arteaga is large town covering nearly 6% of the statewide of ​​Michoacán, with nearly 6 percent statewide. But a place according to some of continue reading »

Blog del Narco: New Most Wanted Drug Cartel Leaders Family Lives Quietly in Mountains

Blog del Narco: New Most Wanted Drug Cartel Leaders Family Lives Quietly in Mountains

Nestled in the mountains, Arteaga is large town covering nearly 6% of the statewide of ​​Michoacán, with nearly 6 percent statewide. But a place according to some of continue reading »

Jesus Zambrano to Continue as Chair of Mexico’s PRD Political Party

Jesus Zambrano to Continue as Chair of Mexico’s PRD Political Party

Jesus Zambrano will serve another term as chairman of Mexico's leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, party officials said. continue reading »

Thousands Celebrate Spring Equinox at Pre-Columbian Site in Mexico

Thousands Celebrate Spring Equinox at Pre-Columbian Site in Mexico

Thousands of Mexicans traveled to different pre-Columbian sites, chiefly to Teotihuacan, at some 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Mexico City, and to Chichen Itza in the Yucutan, to get "charged with energy" and greet the spring. continue reading »

Mexico’s Pemex Files List of Desired Oil Fields Amidst Overhaul

Mexico’s Pemex Files List of Desired Oil Fields Amidst Overhaul

Mexican state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos said it informed the Energy Secretariat of the oil fields it would like to keep in the wake of an historic energy overhaul, including areas it has been exploring and others already under production. continue reading »

Guadalajara Kicks off 29th Film Festival

Guadalajara Kicks off 29th Film Festival

The 29th Guadalajara International Film Festival, or FICG, which has the Canadian province of Quebec as guest of honor, was inaugurated at the Telmex Auditorium in this western Mexican city. continue reading »

Mexican Activist Elvira Arellano Released in California

Mexican Activist Elvira Arellano Released in California

Mexican activist Elvira Arellano, who holed up in a Chicago church for more than a year to avoid deportation, was freed in San Diego two days after giving herself up to U.S. immigration authorities. continue reading »

Florida Police Arrest Immigration Activist in Miami

Florida Police Arrest Immigration Activist in Miami

Veteran labor organizer and immigration reform advocate Eliseo Medina was arrested here Friday after attempting to enter the offices of Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.). continue reading »

Mexican Newspaper Reports Organized Crime Running Mines

Mexican Newspaper Reports Organized Crime Running Mines

Organized crime gangs have seized control of iron-ore mines in the western Mexican state of Colima and are selling the mineral to China at below-market prices, costing legitimate producers more than $12 million this year, Mexico City daily Reforma reported Thursday. continue reading »

Mexican Journalists Covering Politics More Likely to be Targeted with Aggression

Mexican Journalists Covering Politics More Likely to be Targeted with Aggression

Public officials accounted for 60 percent of the 330 acts of aggression against journalists and media outlets documented in Mexico last year, press-freedom watchdog Article 19 says in a new report. continue reading »

Enrique Peña Nieto Appoints Former Spy to National Security Commission

Enrique Peña Nieto Appoints Former Spy to National Security Commission

President Enrique Peña Nieto nominated attorney and former intelligence chief Monte Alejandro Rubido as the new chairman of Mexico's National Security Commission. continue reading »

Deported Mexican Activist Turns Self in to U.S. Authorities

Deported Mexican Activist Turns Self in to U.S. Authorities

Mexican activist Elvira Arellano turned herself in Tuesday to U.S. immigration authorities, whom she will ask - for humanitarian reasons - to be allowed to return to the country from which she was deported in 2007 continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Knights Templar Linked to Organ Trafficking and Cannibalism

Blog del Narco: Drug Cartel Knights Templar Linked to Organ Trafficking and Cannibalism

Mexican authorities investigating the Knights Templar Drug Cartel cartel have made it known that they are looking into suspected organ trafficking but now they are talking about initiation rites in which its members are forced to eat human hearts, said commissioner Michoacán, Alfredo Castillo. continue reading »

Blog del Narco:  Knights Templar Narco Arrested for Killing Minors for their Vital Organs

Blog del Narco:  Knights Templar Narco Arrested for Killing Minors for their Vital Organs

Police in western Mexico arrested a nephew of drug kingpin Enrique Plancarte Solis in connection with several murders, Michoacan state authorities said Monday. continue reading »