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21Mar2012
Remembering the Abraham Lincoln of Mexico

TheCalifornian.com

He came from abject poverty, an orphan who did not even speak Spanish until he was a teenager. But on March 20th in 1806, a Zapotec native was born in a village in the Mexican state of Oaxaca who would help shape the course of Mexican history.

20Mar2012
7.4 Earthquake Hits Mexico

CNN

A strong earthquake rattled residents in Mexican resort towns and the nations capital Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake had a magnitude of 7.4.

20Mar2012
Pot-Smuggling Tunnels in Tijuana Grow More Elaborate

McClatchy Newspapers

U.S. agents have been waging war against the tunnels for years, using a range of high-tech devices from ground-penetrating radar to seismic sensors to find and destroy them. But despite the efforts, drug smugglers continue to build the tunnels, often spending $1 million to dig a single pathway.

20Mar2012
Over 4,000 Kidnap Victims Freed in Two Years

The US Open Borders

The Mexican government announced that the police had liberated more than 4,000 kidnap victims in the last two years, an impressive number, but one that also points to the scale of the problem.

20Mar2012
American Aid Missions Fall Victim to Mexican Turmoil

McClatchy Newspapers

As Mexico battles narcotics and crime groups, U.S. medical and religious missions that for generations had come to build houses, tend the sick and conduct goodwill activities have been forced to retreat. The suspension of such missions has cast a terrible, unseen blow on hidden corners of Mexico.

19Mar2012
US President Daughter Spends Springbreak in Mexico

France24.com

The elder daughter of US President Barack Obama is spending her springbreak in the historic Mexican city of Oaxaca in the company of 12 friends, a state police official said.

19Mar2012
Mexicans Love the Pope - That Other One

Los Angeles Times

Take a look around Mexicos most important Roman Catholic cathedral and you will observe reverence to the pope. However, it is not the same pope who arrives in Mexico in less than a week. The late John Paul II continues to dominate the spiritual vision of the faithful in Mexico, and probably much of Latin America.

19Mar2012
Navarro at Zeta Magazine Among Newsweek Fearless Women

Fronteras

Though 69 of her colleagues have been murdered during Mexicos drug war, Adela Navarro Bello continues to publish investigative news stories about drug trafficking and corruption in Baja California. Navarro is co-director of the Tijuana-based weekly Zeta.

19Mar2012
Cartel Promises No Violence During Papal Visit

Associated Press

Banners purportedly signed by The Knights Templar drug cartel and hung in Guanajuato promise there will be no violence during next weekends visit to the state by Pope Benedict XVI, an official said Sunday.

18Mar2012
Mexico Combats Human Trafficking

The News

The Chamber of Deputies unanimously approved the Federal Act for the Prevention and Eradication of Human Trafficking and Related Crimes last week. The new law, approved with 315 votes, seeks to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking in Mexico.


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