Amnesty International Accuses Mexican Army of Torture
By Mariela Rosario | 12/09/2009 - 10:00

In a report released yesterday, Amnesty International accused the Mexican Army of committing numerous human rights violations, including torture and forced dissapearances in the country's ongoing war against the drug cartels. The human rights watchdog group also accuses local authorities of ignoring the abuses and failure to investigate the allegations.

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Find Wellness, Relaxation and Luxury in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/24/2009 - 18:25

Any discerning traveler knows that it's difficult to find hotels that are able to meet all of your needs and make you feel special. Well, if your needs include pristine beaches, insanely luxurious accommodations, health and wellness options, gourmet cuisine, top-notch service, access to nightlife, a full-service spa and seriously reasonable prices, then you must visit Villa La Estancia in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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"Reverse Remittances" on the Rise in Mexico
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2009 - 18:00

The New York Times reported recently on a startling new trend that no one on either side of the US/Mexico border could have predicted. Community banks, immigration experts and government officials have noticed a rise in "reverse remittances," or people sending money from Mexico up north to family members who have moved to the United States.

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An Expatriate Sees Mexico in a Whole New Light
By Joy Hepp | 11/17/2009 - 14:02

I had been working as a freelance writer and blogger in Mexico City for about nine months when the swine flu began to take hold of the metropolis. “I’m from Los Angeles,” I thought, as events unfolded. “I’ve seen crazier things happen on the 405 freeway.” Reports of strange symptoms, surgical masks in the metro and friends joking about zombie attacks didn’t faze me, but when a small earthquake shook Mexico City’s foundation three days after the strange illness shut down the city’s schools, I began to question my sanity. Who would want to stick around such a cauldron of craziness?

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Mexican Drug Lord Tops Three Presidents on "Forbes" Most Powerful List
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/13/2009 - 11:07

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo,” is Mexico’s most wanted drug lord. He’s also, according to Forbes magazine, one of the world’s most powerful men.

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Good Eatin' in Los Cabos
By Mariela Rosario | 11/05/2009 - 17:00

When people picture Los Cabos, they tend to think about spring break and drunken debauchery. But as I discovered on a recent trip down, there is much more going on than a lively bar scene where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific Ocean. Although Cabo San Lucas is the more well-known of the two Cabos, I found San Jose del Cabo to be more quaint and inviting. The whole town has a homey, communal feel to it and around every corner there is a cool art gallery or delicious restaurant to discover.

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From Conservative Shock Jock to Immigration Advocate
By Mariela Rosario | 11/05/2009 - 09:34

Sounds like an unlikely evolution, right? But that's exactly the path that Ben Reed followed. Reed is a longtime Idaho radio DJ and a former Mormon missionary. He was also a committed Republican, until love changed everything.

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U.S. Announces Record Number of Extraditions from Mexico
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/02/2009 - 17:15

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to meet with Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez to discuss the extradition of suspected criminals to the United States.

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Explore Three Mexican Gems
By Verky Arcos | 11/02/2009 - 08:00

With countless sights to tour, wonderful people to meet and rich, flavorful foods to devour, this undeniably colorful nation can offer you the journey of a lifetime.


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ESPN's Bob Griese Suspended After Making Taco Joke About Juan Pablo Montoya
By Mariela Rosario | 10/27/2009 - 12:00

ESPN broadcaster Bob Griese was reprimanded by the sports channel after making racist remarks with regards to superstar NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya. While commentating during Saturday's Ohio State-Minnesota football game, a promotion for NASCAR pictured the top five drivers, but Montoya wasn't one of them.

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