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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Grieving Mexicans Demand Justice in Day Care Fire
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/23/2009 - 09:37

It has been over two weeks since a fire at a day care center killed 47 children in Hermosillo, and since then evidence has piled up suggesting a chain of negligence contributed to the blaze, The New York Times reports. The revelations have led to outrage and, thanks to the country’s rampant corruption, resignation.

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Priest and Two Seminary Students Shot Dead In Mexico
By Diana Buendia | 06/17/2009 - 14:25

Father Habacuc Hernandez and seminary students Eduardo Oregon Benitez and Silvestre Gonzalez were shot dead by gunmen over the weekend while driving through the town of Arcelia in southwestern Mexico. According to the Archbishop of Acapulco Felipe Aguirre Franco, the victims were in the area to help organize a spiritual retreat when they were ordered out of their car and killed.

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Bristol Palin's Baby Daddy Levi Johnston is Half Mexican!
By Mariela Rosario | 06/15/2009 - 10:00

In today's OMFG-Are-You-Freaking-Kidding-Me news, apparently Levi Johnston, better known as Bristol Palin's estranged baby daddy, is half Mexican. Guanabee was the first to report this revelation after Mario Lopez of Extra TV tweeted about a recent interview with the teenager, saying, "Nice guy. Very shy and quiet. Loves moose hunting. Told me he's a half Mexican! Whoa."

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Texas Mayor Abandons Post for His Gay, Illegal Lover
By Mariela Rosario | 06/12/2009 - 09:35

Mexico City newspaper El Mundo reports that the mayor of San Angelo, a small town in the shepherding region of Texas, has resigned from his post and moved to Mexico with his gay partner, who also happens to be an illegal immigrant.

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Drug Violence Rocks Tourist Mecca of Acapulco
By Mariela Rosario | 06/10/2009 - 17:10

Another day, another story of violence in Mexico spurred by the ongoing war between the government and drug cartels. But now, the violence has spilled over into the tourist destination of Acapulco, causing dozens of frightened visitors to flee their hotels and head home.

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