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Calderon Visits Cuba Seeking Better Relations


Mexican President Felipe Calderon visits Cuba today for a quick trip to patch up bruised relations with the communist island and discuss possible business ventures, including oil deals.

Study Blames NAFTA for Obesity Epidemic in Mexico

Weekly News Update

A study published in the March issue of the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health finds that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may be partly responsible for the sharp increase in obesity among Mexicans since the accord took effect in January 1994.

Canadian Teen Raises $33K for Orphanages in Mexico

CBC News

A Yellowknife teen has raised more than $33,000 by selling cupcakes to help orphanages in Mexico. Cole Philipp, 14, and his mother Stephanie have been raising funds for five orphanages in Mazatlan, Mexico, by selling cupcakes during the last two years.

President Calderon Visits Quake-Hit Area

The News

Visiting areas of Guerrero affected by the March 20 magnitude-7.4 earthquake, President Felipe Calderon said that aid for families must be distributed without political bias or opportunism.

US Eye Doctors Prepare for Mexico Volunteer Trip

A group of Arizona doctors are getting ready to take a trip down to Mexico. Their mission is to help give hundreds of people better vision - and even restore sight to some that are blind.

Micah True's Death Clouds Future of Copper Canyon's Ultra-Marathon

Associated Press

A wanderer of sorts, ultra-marathoner Micah True was always looking for what friends described as "a right path in life." He found that path in the heart of Mexico's Copper Canyon with the Tarahumara, a community of indigenous people known for their extreme running prowess.

'War on Women' in Mexico Described as Growing Worse

El Paso Times

Violence against women in Mexico grew worse during the country's war against the drug cartels, according to the preliminary findings of a recent fact-finding delegation led by two Nobel laureates.

Tiny Mexican Newspaper Leads the Fight for Truth

Guardian UK

Run on a shoestring from a few rooms above a dentist's office in Culiacan, Rio Doce is one of the last redoubts of investigative journalism on the frontline of Mexico's drug wars.

China, Mexico Join Forces Against Smuggling of Antiquities


The governments of China and Mexico signed Friday in Beijing an accord by which the two countries, both millennial cultures that frequently lose national treasures to robbery and contraband, agreed to join forces against such crimes.

CentAm Migrants Stage Mock Crucifixion in Mexico

Associated Press

Dozens of Central American migrants staged a mock crucifixion of one of their colleagues Friday to illustrate the dangers and suffering they face in southern Mexico.

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