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18Mar2012
Mexico Nabs Jalisco Drug Cartel Chief

AFP

Mexican authorities announced they had captured the leader of the Jalisco New Generations drug cartel in Guadalajara, along with a top lieutenant, early last week.

18Mar2012
Prostitute Saved Chapo Guzman from Capture

The US Open Borders

Mexican authorities said that their recent near-capture of drug lord Joaquin Guzman, alias El Chapo, was foiled by his last minute decision to cut short a planned tryst with a sex worker.

16Mar2012
Mexico Prepares for Pope Visit and Millions of Visitors

Associated Press

It takes a lot to prepare for the coming of the pope and the 3 million people the host Archdiocese of Leon says he is expected to draw. The visit of Pope Benedict XVI, his first to Spanish-speaking Latin America, begins in just a week in Mexicos central state of Guanajuato.

16Mar2012
Zetas Cartel Founder Gets 35 Year Sentence

Associated Press

A judge in Mexico sentenced a founding member of the Zetas drug cartel to 35 years in prison for kidnapping and organized crime activity, prosecutors announced Thursday.

16Mar2012
Mexico Resort Plans Under Threat from Local Activists

OPP Media

Development plans for a major new resort to be built on the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico are under threat as local activists try to stop construction going ahead in an area where a successful environmental rescue project has led to the coral reefs growing again.

16Mar2012
The End of Mexicos VW Bug Cabs

Gas2

Whether its pushing a VW Bus off an assembly line or building a classic VW Bug Type 1s up until 2003, Mexico and Mexico City love Volkswagen, especially as cabs. While it remains to be seen if 2012 will be the end of humanity, the year 2012 will be the end of the VW Beetle Taxicab of Mexico.

16Mar2012
Teachers in Mega Protest March Tie Up Mexico City

Los Angeles Times

Another day, another demo. In a megalopolis known for its traffic-twisting protest marches and political rallies, Thursdays did not disappoint. Tens of thousands of teachers tromped through city streets, converging on the Mexico City downtown Zocalo, or plaza, from three directions.

15Mar2012
Mexico Shrimp Ban Begins in Pacific Waters

FIS Mexico

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) has ordered the ban on fishing for all shrimp species existing in the marine waters under federal jurisdiction of the Pacific Ocean starting Wednesday, March 15th.

15Mar2012
French Kidnap Convict Sparks Debate in Mexico

Associated Press

A recommendation that Mexico release a French woman serving a 60-year kidnapping sentence sparked a heated debate Thursday about whether the Frenchwoman should be retried or released, and whether that would be fair to the victims in the case.

15Mar2012
Authorities Criticized for Removing Bones From Archaeological Site

EFE

Mexican authorities decision to remove human skeletons from a pre-Columbian site in the southern state of Chiapas resulted in the loss of invaluable anthropological information, experts said.


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