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  • Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members. Prosecutors in Michoacan state said late Tuesday that they arrested...

  • Mexico pledges own anti-money laundering list

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has announced plans to fight money laundering by using "kingpin" lists like those issued by the United States, although unlike the public U.S. list, Mexico will make its registry confidential, a Mexican official said Monday. Alberto Elias Beltran, the official in...

  • 14 die as criminals clash in Mexico border state

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A series of weekend clashes among criminal gangs killed 14 people during a day of violence in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas on the border with Texas, local authorities reported. Thirteen men and one woman were killed Sunday in the southern part of the state...

  • Colorado River begins flooding Mexican delta

    LOS ALGODONES, Mexico (AP) — Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta in northwest Mexico, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday. The gush of water in Mexico is an effort to revive the last 70-mile stretch of the river into the Sea of...

  • Study: 56 percent of Mexican adults don't exercise

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than half of Mexican adults don't get regular exercise, a worrisome figure in a country with high rates of obesity and diabetes, a study published Wednesday found. The National Statistics Institute said only 43.6 percent of Mexicans exercise or practice sports...

  • Mexico detains oil executive for possible fraud

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have detained the owner of a Mexican oil services company who allegedly defrauded Citigroup of up to $400 million and may have used his professional soccer team to launder money, a top official said Monday. Amado Yanez is being held under a form of house...

  • Mexican hunger crusade raises questions

    COCHOAPA EL GRANDE, Mexico (AP) — On a recent weekday afternoon, half a dozen children crossed the main square on their way home from school in this dusty farming town of 2,600 people high in the pine-covered mountains of southern Mexico. Their bellies ached from malnourishment and their arms...

  • 7 men fatally shot in Mexico near Arizona border

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — Seven men were shot to death in an apparent ambush by rival drug traffickers near the Mexico-Arizona border, authorities said Thursday. An eighth man was found wounded on a hill in an area called Ejido Los Ejemplos near Sonoyta, Mexico, Sonora state police said in a...

  • Evicted vendors make noise at Mexico city hall

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Boarding the Mexico City Metro once meant squeezing in with dozens of vendors hawking everything from anti-bacterial gel and Jolly Ranchers to a global CD selection. They hawked their wares with painfully loud speakers carried on their backs, sometimes alongside bizarre...

  • Mexico appoints new chief of federal police

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has chosen the man who runs its national security council to be the new chief of federal police two days after the previous official resigned. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said Tuesday that Monte Alejandro Rubido is replacing Manuel...

  • Mexico drug cartel makes more dealing iron ore

    LAZARO CARDENAS, Mexico (AP) — Forget crystal meth. The pseudo-religious Knights Templar drug cartel in western Mexico has diversified to the point that drug trafficking doesn't even rank among its top sources of income. The cartel counts illegal mining, logging and extortion as its biggest...

  • Suicide, allegations stun border agent's family

    Esteban Manzanares was working his regular day shift as a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the busiest stretch of Mexican border when a trio of Honduran immigrants spotted him and offered to surrender.

  • Head of Mexico's federal police force resigns

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican official in charge of the nation's federal police force has resigned. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong says Manuel Mondragon is stepping down as head of the National Security Commission but will continue to work with the department on strategy....

  • Is the immigration system really broken?

    President Obama likes to talk about how the immigration system is "broken," most recently on Thursday when he ordered a review of deportation practices after a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

  • Facebook's college dropout co-founder leads effort that could help dispel anti-Latino myths

    FWD.us, a pro-immigration group founded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, last week launched a month-long ad campaign to shame Republicans into passing comprehensive immigration reform that includes “amnesty” and a guest-worker program for Mexicans. It’s a noble cause. But advancing it...



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