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UN Human Rights Representative: More Than 30,000 Missing in Mexico

Prensa Latina

The representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico, Jan Jarab, confirmed that up to now 30,000 people have been reported missing in the country in recent years.

108 Mexican Firefighters ’Eager to Start’ on British Columbia Wildfire Efforts

CBC News

It’s the province’s first-ever deployment from Mexico, underscoring the intensity of the 100-plus wildfires that have strained the roughly 1,000 B.C. firefighters battling the blazes.

Tropical Storm Franklin Expected to Hit Mexico’s East Coast as Hurricane

Tropical storm Franklin has gained in strength and is expected to develop into a hurricane, hitting Mexico’’s eastern Veracruz state on Wednesday night or early on Thursday.

In a Bold Move, Mexico City Prioritizes Affordable Housing Over Parking


Mexico City just dropped its parking requirement, or the minimum number of spaces that developers must include when they construct new apartments and office buildings.

Lawmakers Are Laying the Groundwork for Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Program

Green Rush Daily

Under current laws, cannabis is illegal in Mexico. And that includes medicinal cannabis. But the country could now be moving in a different direction.

’Traitor to Mexico’ Pena Nieto Declared ’Persona Non Grata’ in Chiapas Protests


Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has been declared “Persona Non Grata” and a traitor to Mexico by the people of Chiapas, who have blasted his neoliberal economic policies and what locals call his servility to the United States.

Testing by Government Finds No Tainted Alcohol at Cancun’s Iberostar Resort

Travel Agent Central

Riviera Maya News reports that lab tests of alcoholic beverages served at the resort were found to be normal, containing no adulterants, including taurine products that are commonly found in energy drinks.

Are Mexican Drug Cartels Adopting Terrorist Strategies? US Officials Are Concerned

PanAm Post

With car bombs and grenades, criminal groups across Mexico have begun using terrorist weapons and techniques, a new US report claims — and politicians are concerned.

Unpopular Ruling PRI Party Scrambles to Hold Onto Power in Mexico


A year is a long time in politics. But for the task confronting Mexico’s ruling party - to recover from rock bottom approval ratings and retain the presidency - it may not be long enough.

Forecasters Watch Tropical Storm That Could Deliver Double-Whammy to Mexico

USA Today

A strengthening tropical system in the Caribbean threatens to slam into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and then develop into a hurricane to deliver another blow to the country’s east coast later this week.

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