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Mexico Rattled by 5.2 Magnitude Aftershock

Associated Press

Central Mexico has been rattled by a moderate 5.2-magnitude aftershock, following a 7.4 temblor earlier in the week. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock was centered in southern Guerrero state along the border with neighboring Oaxaca, the same area where Tuesdays quake was centered.

Sex Trafficking Rampant, Lawmaker Says


At least 47 sex-trafficking rings are operating in Mexico and the number of victims is more than 800,000 a year, including 20,000 children, Congresswoman Rosi Orozco said.

Team Obama Rips Santorum for Criticizing Malias Trip to Mexico

New York Daily News

Team Obama is hitting back at Rick Santorum for criticizing the dad-in-chiefs parenting skills. The Presidents deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, said she is astonished the Republican presidential candidate would criticize Obama for allowing his teen daughter to go on a school trip to Mexico.

Mexico Unveils New Weapons Against Corruption

Al Jazeera

Mexicos own corrupt police officers often hinder the countrys fight against drug gangs and organized crime but government officials in the state of Nuevo Leon say they have a plan to get rid of corruption, once and for all.

Preparedness Saved Lives During Earthquake


In Mexico City, years of earthquake preparedness paid off as multitudes rapidly evacuated the citys many high rises, schools, hospitals and government dependencies during a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that lasted about 55 seconds.

French Citizen Remains in Mexico Jail

Al Jazeera

Mexicos Supreme Court says the decision to imprison a French citizen for 60-years for kidnapping will not be overturned. Florence Cassez was arrested in 2005 by federal officers at a ranch near Mexico City with her ex-boyfriend, Israel Vallarta.

Mexican Tribal Region Battles Drought

Al Jazeera

The Raramuri indigenous people, living in the highlands of northern Chihuahua state, have long been battling malnutrition, and a severe drought in northern Mexico, said to be the worst in 70 years, will further worsen the situation.

100s of Homes Damaged in Quake

Associated Press

A strong, long earthquake with epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets.

Remembering the Abraham Lincoln of Mexico

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.

7.4 Earthquake Hits Mexico


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.

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