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Obama Addresses Plans to Curb Swine Flu
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.


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Mexican Police Commander and His Four Children Murdered
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.


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Leopard Skin Rolex, Albino Tigers Seized from Mexican Drug Kingpins
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.


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Mexican Lesbian Couple Claims Refugee Status in Canada
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.


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Bruno Makes Fun of Salma Hayek
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.


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Alarming Escalation of Violence in Mexico
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.


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Drug Violence Continues to Plague Mexico’s Northern Border
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.


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Real World Cancun Cast Member Aiiiya Adds to Mexico's Troubles
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!


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Trend Alert: Huarache Sandals
By Miranda Noland | 07/06/2009 - 14:20

Fashion is looking to Mexico for the latest trend in footwear. Huaraches are woven sandals that have been a part of Mexican culture for centuries. These modern versions of the style come in sexy heels, comfy flats and beautiful colors. Check out some of our favorites!


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Cartels Luring Young Americans as Assassins
By Yuliana Gomez | 06/23/2009 - 19:13

A report by The New York Times today reveals the new trend for Mexican cartels is recruiting American teens along impoverished U.S. bordertowns, adding complexity and tensions to life along the U.S.-Mexico border.


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