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14Mar2012
World Hunger Solutions Inspired by Athletes, First Ladies, UN, and Tribes

Native American Olympic Team Foundation

With 400 million children worldwide going hungry, what if Siberia, Italy, Austria, Cuba, US and Canada revealed surprising ways to reduce hunger. And what if the Olympic and other star athletes were also inspired to kick hunger; would that be a 2012 Victory for our Human Race?

14Mar2012
Billionaire Druglords: El Chapo Guzman, Pablo Escobar, The Ochoa Brothers

Forbes

Sources say that the net appears to be closing in on the worlds most powerful drug dealer. Guzman is spending more money to defend the cartel than in previous years, and has expanded his activities outside his native country to avoid the heat from Mexican authorities.

14Mar2012
El Chapo Guzman Escapes: Who Tipped Him Off?

Borderland Beat

American officials have become so frustrated with a Mexican drug lords ability to elude capture that they have started telling jokes about it. Behind the jokes, however, is concern that someone in Mexican law enforcement is tipping off Guzman, allowing him to escape just ahead of the raids.

14Mar2012
Quality of Life Improves in Mexico Indigenous Communities

The News

Governor of Quintana Roo Roberto Borge Angulo reported on Sunday that in the first 11 months of his administration, progress has been made in providing basic services to indigenous communities.

14Mar2012
Mexico Children Used As Mules By Drug Gangs

Associated Press

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that between 2008 and 2011, the number of youths aged 14 to 18 caught trying to cross the border between Tijuana and San Diego to sell drugs has grown tenfold.

14Mar2012
Mexico Acts to Toughen Law Against Attacks on Journalists

McClatchy Newspapers

The Mexican Senate Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment that would make attacks on journalists a federal crime, responding to growing pressure on news gatherers in a country where 48 journalists have been slain or have disappeared under suspicious circumstances in the last five years.

11Mar2012
Indigenous Struggle to Protect Peyote

The Washington Post

For the Huichol indigenous people, the desert mountains here are sacred, a cosmic portal with major mojo, where shamans collect the peyote that fuels the waking dreams that hold the universe together. For a Canadian mining company, these same hills look like a billion dollars worth of buried silver.

10Mar2012
Mexican Election May Change How War On Drugs is Fought

Republic Washington Bureau

The U.S.-backed war against violent Mexican drug cartels could undergo a tactical shift, depending on which of the candidates vying to replace outgoing President Felipe Calderon wins the Mexican presidential election this summer.


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