Mexican Teen Fakes Kidnapping, Planned to Use Money for Vaca
Weird News of the Day: Mexican Teen Fakes Kidnapping, Planned to Use Money for Vaca
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/22/2013 - 16:40

It's crazy to think a teenager would actually fake their own kidnapping in order to nab a lot of cash from their parents, but it's true.

According to ABC News, 19-year-old Mexican Arely Soto faked her own kidnapping so that she could get money to go on vacations with her ex-boyfriend and four other friends.

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Zetas Leader Moved to Maximum Security Prison
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/22/2013 - 15:17

The leader of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, has been transported to a maximum-security prison in central Mexico.

According to Fox News Latino, Morales was captured in northern Mexico on Monday and was transferred by navy helicopter at around 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

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Benjamin Medrano
Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2013 - 11:46

Mexico has a new mayor named Benjamin Medrano – and he’s openly gay. According to the Huffington Post Latino Voices, this is a first for the United States’ southern neighbor.

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Dead Man Wins Mexican Mayor Race
Dead Man Wins Mexican Mayor Race
By Amaris Castillo | 07/12/2013 - 15:52

A man has been elected mayor of a village in southern Mexico.

Just one little problem – he was believed to be dead.

According to the Huffington Post, Lenin Carballido narrowly won the mayoral election this past Sunday in San Agustin Amatengo, which is located near the colonial city of Oaxaca.

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Salma Hayek Angers Mexicans By Singing U.S. National Anthem
Salma Hayek Angers Mexicans By Singing U.S. National Anthem
By Amaris Castillo | 07/12/2013 - 11:33

Salma Hayek has pissed off the Mexican media after singing the U.S. National Anthem on the Late Show With David Letterman.

On a recent appearance on the show, the 46-year-old Mexican Grown Ups 2 star stood up and belted out the American National Anthem in front of host David Letterman’s audience. Hayek stumbled a bit, but her performance was overall decent.

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Vicente Fox
Former Mexican President Launches Global Partnership with Pot Advocates
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/10/2013 - 16:51

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has found a way to fight back against the global war on drugs and the Obama administration's war on marijuana.

According to The Huffington Post, Fox met with cannabis advocates in San Francisco on Monday to announce the formation of an international partnership dedicated to decriminalizing and regulating pot. He has become one of the most prominent voices behind marijuana legalization.

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Mexico Is Now the Fattest Country in the Americas!
Mexico Is Now the Fattest Country in the Americas!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/10/2013 - 16:29

Mexico is a very fat country. That’s according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, which calls the U.S.’ southern neighbor the most obese country in the hemisphere.

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Manuela Hernandez Graduates from School at 100 Years Old
100-Year-Old Abuelita Finally Graduates From School!
By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2013 - 12:39

An abuelita is now a graduate! According to MSN Now, 100-year-old Manuela Hernandez has finally graduated from elementary school.

Hernandez, who hails from Mexico’s Oaxaca state, had to drop out of school after just one year because her family needed additional support with chores.

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Mexico Border Security Measures
Mexico Concerned About Measures to Strengthen Border Security
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/26/2013 - 14:20

After the Senate voted on Monday to back an amendment for the immigration reform bill currently being debated which would increase the amount of security currently at U.S. borders, Mexico quickly voiced their concerns.

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Javier Hernandez Rodriguez and brother Pablo Montero
Mexican Telenovela Star's Brother Killed
By Amaris Castillo | 06/14/2013 - 16:33

Pablo Montero and his family received a devastating blow after his brother Javier Hernández Rodríguez was reportedly stabbed on Wednesday.

According to the Huffington Post, the Mexican telenovela actor’s brother was stabbed and killed early Wednesday morning.

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