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PRD Senate Leader Miguel Barbosa Slams Paltry Rise in Mexico's Minimum Wage

Latin American Herald Tribune

The president of Mexico’s Senate slammed what he described as a meager rise in the minimum wage for 2015, saying the 4.2 percent increase to $4.85 a day is insufficient to meet workers’ needs.

More Central Americans Apprehended Than Mexicans Crossing Northern Border


For the first time since detailed records began being kept in 1992, undocumented immigrants from Mexico made up less than half of those apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Court Upholds Mexico's Constitutional Ban on Political Proselytizing from Pulpit

Fox News Latino

Mexico's top electoral court has upheld the constitutionality of a law the prevents priests and ministers from favoring a candidate or party over another or urging citizens to abstain from voting.

Students' Saga Triggers Resignation of Mexico City Police Chief


The police chief in Mexico City has resigned after being criticized for his department’s detention of demonstrators who protested against the disappearance of some college students.

Upcoming Elections in Mexico's Guerrero State Will Not Be Cancelled


Mexico’s National Electoral institute has rejected petitions by the families of the Ayotzinapa victims that the election process in June be halted and the government dissolved.

Vigilante Leader Says Elite Mexico Police Unit Not Involved in Deadly Clash

Agencia EFE

The founder of one of the first self-defense groups in the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan denied Thursday that the Federal Police's elite Gendarmerie division was involved in this week's armed clash between rival vigilante forces that left 11 dead.

Townspeople Were Forced to Help Cartel on Night of Attacks on Mexican Students, Report Says


Residents of a community near the Mexican city where police attacked buses full of students said in a new report that they were obligated to help the Guerreros Unidos cartel carry out the mass disappearance of 43 teachers college students.

Ex-President Felipe Calderon's Former Spokeswoman Says Forbes Defamed Her

Courthouse News

A former spokeswoman for Mexico's ex-president Felipe Calderon seeks punitive damages from Forbes Magazine, claiming its putting her on the "10 Most Corrupt Mexicans of 2013" is defamatory and "completely unjustified."

Parents Hold Press Conference, #Ayotzinapa Solidarity Actions to Continue

Television del Sur

During a press conference, the family members of the 43 disappeared students reiterated their demand for a direct investigation of all police and military forces involved, as well as organized crime groups.

Rivalry Leads to Shoot-Out Between Two Vigilante Groups in Michoacan


Two rival vigilante groups in Mexico's western state of Michoacan had a violent show-down in La Ruanta that left at least 11 people dead.

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