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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/08/2009 - 12:15
A deadly fire ripped through a day-care center in the northwestern state of Sonora, Mexico, killing at least 38 children.
President Felipe Calderón, himself the father of two young children, promptly ordered a government investigation and gave an emotional speech on Saturday in which he offered his prayers for the parents of the deceased children. “I want to express, in the name of the federal government, of all Mexicans and of me personally, our condolences to the mothers and fathers for this tragic accident,” he said.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/27/2009 - 11:00
Mexican authorities have detained 27 high-ranking officials—including 10 mayors, a judge and an aide to the governor of Michoacan—on suspicion of corruption and cooperation with infamous drug cartels. These latest arrests come just a few short days after members of the Mihoacan drug cartel known as La Familia were detained. La Familia is largely considered to be one of the most violent drug gangs in Mexico.
By Christine Estevez | 05/19/2009 - 16:00
Toddler Briant Rodriguez was finally reunited with his mother, Maria Rosalina Millan, over the weekend, more than two weeks after his abduction on May 3rd. Police named Liberto Vega and Israel Moreno as the suspects responsible for abducting Briant,3, from his San Bernardino home. The two men are accused of kidnapping the child at gun point after tying up his mother and four other children.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/19/2009 - 09:50
A small armed militia broke into a maximum security prison in Zacatecas, Mexico over the weekend and succeeded in freeing over 50 prisoners while making a clean get away. About 20 armed men, disguised as Federal Police, managed to break into the Cieneguillas prison in under 5 minutes. They arrived with 15 vehicles and a helicopter, gained access to the prison by claiming they were there to transport a prisoner and managed to free the inmates without firing a single shot.