By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/10/2013 - 16:51
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has found a way to fight back against the global war on drugs and the Obama administration's war on marijuana.
According to The Huffington Post, Fox met with cannabis advocates in San Francisco on Monday to announce the formation of an international partnership dedicated to decriminalizing and regulating pot. He has become one of the most prominent voices behind marijuana legalization.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/15/2011 - 14:00
— At this year’s 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Awards, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas dedicated his Best Movie Actor award to his nephew, Javier. “Whatever you do in your life – and this goes to you and for every Latino your age in this country – do it with love,” the 51-year-old actor said. The ALMA Awards air tomorrow at 9/8 PM central on NBC.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/29/2011 - 13:50
Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox has suggested that perhaps a truce should be formed between the country’s government and drug traffickers to end the ongoing drug war. According to the Associated Press, the 69-year-old announced this during an anti-crime event. “I want to start a public debate on the following ideas,” Fox said, “… call on the violent groups for a truce.”
By Adriana Rivera | 06/09/2011 - 15:15
13 buses and at least 25 cars full of people are traveling in caravan through Mexico on their way to Ciudad Juarez, infamously known as the world’s murder capital.
By Smriti Mundhra | 03/29/2011 - 17:29
It may be Bob Marley’s name that has become synonymous with dub and reggae, but—as filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough know—his mentor Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is the true godfather of the movement. Now 70-something and living in Switzerland, Perry gets his close-up in The Upsetter, a feature documentary directed by Higbee and Lough and narrated by Benicio del Toro.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/08/2011 - 15:45
UPDATE: After being hailed as “the bravest woman in Mexico” for becoming a 20-year-old female police chief in a town where drug cartels had beheaded her predecessor, Marisol Valles Garcia of drug-embattled Pradexis Guerrero apparently crossed the border and is seeking asylum in the United States for herself and her infant son. Local officials fired her on Monday for not returning to work.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2010 - 09:30
Journalists have been murdered at an alarming rate in Mexico over the last few years, and the frightening trend has effectively paralyzed the local news industry. After the murder of a photojournalist at Ciudad Juarez's biggest paper, the Diario de Juárez, the staff responded with a front page editorial pleading with the cartels: "We need you to explain to us what you want us to publish and what not."
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/25/2010 - 09:54
Police believe that a former lingerie model is the leader of one the world’s largest drug gangs. An international arrest warrant is reportedly in affect for Angie Sanselmente Valencia, 30, who recruited gorgeous models she described as “unsuspicious, beautiful angels” to traffic drugs from South America through Cancun, Mexico and into Europe. The women were paid around five thousand dollars for each trip they made and reportedly one model boarded a plane every 24 hours.
By Mariela Rosario | 02/01/2010 - 12:55
In the deadliest attack the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez has seen since Sept. 2009, fifteen young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were murdered when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on the house where they were celebrating a friend's birthday.