By Grace Bastidas | 08/17/2009 - 10:52
In case you missed it, the Travel section of Sunday’s New York Times included a story on Los Angeles’ corridos (and narcocorridos) scene. Writer Lawrence Downes follows the “sounds of the Mexican countryside” across “clubs, bars, swap meets and concert halls.”
By Mariela Rosario | 08/11/2009 - 12:56
Since 1993, countless women have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez, their bodies displaying signs of sexual abuse and torture, dumped in empty lots and ditches around the city. Most of the murders remain unsolved, even after the creation of a special prosecutor's office to look into the crimes. After a spike in media interest in the story back in 2006—culminating in 2007 with the publication of Daughters of Juarez, a book by journalist Teresa Rodriguez—these women were forgotten.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/10/2009 - 17:15
President Barack Obama completed a two-day trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he took part in a summit—dubbed the Three Amigos' summit—with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The three met today to discuss, among other things, their commitment to fighting swine flu and climate change. In a joint statement, they said their countries will collaborate to combat the threats.
By Anabell Romero | 07/30/2009 - 11:46
The home of the police commander of Veracruz, Mexico, Jesus Antonio Romero, was set on fire on Wednesday morning, killing him and his family. Romero had just recently been appointed operations chief for the joint police force of Veracruz and Boca del Rio when an unknown number of gunmen attacked his home.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/22/2009 - 09:32
It sounds like a scene straight out of a movie, but reality is sometimes even stranger than fiction. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal exposed the over-the-top luxuries enjoyed by some of Mexico's biggest drug kingpins. From leopard-skin Rolex watches to endangered species, it seems that for Mexico's head honchos, nothing is too rare, expensive or ostentatious to collect.
By Diana Buendia | 07/20/2009 - 12:00
Lesbian lovers Norma Angelica Gomez, 33, and Alina Gallegos Lee, 34, have claimed refugee status in an attempt to avoid being deported back to Mexico from their current residence in Toronto, Canada. The couple claim that they are constantly harassed by Mexican police for being in a same-sex relationship.
By Christine Estevez | 07/16/2009 - 17:33
Bruno’s at it again. This time the Austrian fashionista’s target is the sensuous Salma Hayek. While going to the spa for a quick wax job he makes a few jokes at the expense of Mexicans, Miss Hayek in particular. Bruno says his first choice spa was the place where the sultry mexicana “gets her hairy ass done.” He then makes a joke about the spa workers making a coat of her discarded body hair.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/16/2009 - 12:07
30 people died over just a 48-hour period this week in Mexico. The victims included 12 police officers whose bodies were discarded along a road and found on Tuesday in Michoacan. The bodies of 11 men and one female, who had been investigating drug related crimes in the area, were identified yesterday as police. Police spokesman Monte Alejandro Rubido said the bodies were piled on top of each other and displayed signs of torture.
By Christine Estevez | 07/14/2009 - 12:03
A dozen bound and tortured bodies were discovered dumped on the side of a remote highway in Michoacán. Police found the latest victims of the ongoing battle between rival drug traffickers on Monday.
A threatening message was located near the beaten bodies of 11 men and one woman piled up and wrapped in a tarp, police revealed at the scene. Sadly, this has become a frequent occurrence: Last week, police found four bodies and a menacing note in the same spot.
By Lee Hernandez | 07/13/2009 - 17:00
This hasn’t been a good year for Mexico. The country has had to deal with a swine flu outbreak, violent drug cartels, kidnappings and numerous other challenges. And now, making matters worse, the country has to put up with Aiiiya, the 21-year-old Mexicana from MTV's Real World Cancun. Homegirl is a hot mess!