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Hundreds of children abandoned by smugglers en route to US: Mexico

Authorities in Mexico said Saturday they found more than 370 children dumped by people smugglers while trying to make their way into the United States. The National Institute of Migration (INM) said the huge number of children, from different nations in Central America, were discovered in just a single one-week…

Detained 8-year-old Mexican girl hangs self at shelter after border crossing fails

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission has opened an investigation into the death of an 8-year-old girl who authorities say committed suicide at a shelter where she was being held after a migrant smuggler was unable to get her into the United States to join her parents. According the Associated Press,…

More than 100 immigrants pulled from Texas smugglers’ ‘stash house’

By Andrea Lorenz HOUSTON (Reuters) – Police found more than 100 foreign nationals from Central America and Mexico being warehoused in a rundown Houston-area residence during a raid on Wednesday into a suspected human smuggling operation. Five people were arrested on suspicion of running the smuggling ring, while almost all…

Mexico captures suspected cocaine drug lord Tirso Martinez Sanchez wanted in United States

Mexico’s federal police on Sunday said they arrested suspected drug boss Tirso Martinez Sanchez, who has been wanted in the United States and Mexico for allegedly running an operation that smuggled tons of cocaine across the border and into the United States and Europe. The U.S. State Department has been…

Rep. Henry Cuellar pushing U.S.-Mexico high-speed railway

Originally published on Gas2. By Heather Carr. A proposed high-speed rail line between the U.S. and Mexico could improve trade, reduce travel time, and increase tourism between the two countries. Representative Henry Cuellar – who represents a crazy……

Mexican Senate debates allowing foreign firms to drill for oil

Mexico’s Senate opened a debate Tuesday on controversial legislation to break the country’s oil monopoly by allowing foreign firms to drill for crude for the first time in 75 years. The bill — which has sparked demonstrations — is the centerpiece of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s sweeping reform drive, which…

Hundreds of pounds of pot falls from the sky in San Diego

Bundles of marijuana were dropped from a plane Monday morning over San Diego. U.S. Customs and Border Protection began tracking the ultra-light plane as it crossed the border about 4:15 a.m. and returned to Mexico without landing. Federal agents said a plane originated in Mexico dropped the bundles of pot…

Mexico launches investigation into sportswriter’s shooting death

Gunmen killed a Mexican sports journalist who was driving in a car in the northern state of Sinaloa, officials said Tuesday. Three carloads of gunmen chased Alberto Angulo Gerardo’s car and fired when he refused to stop in the small town of Angostura, a police official told AFP on condition…

Corporations push back against Mexico’s proposed junk-food tax

Via lobbying and full-page newspaper advertisements, big companies and health advocates are pressing lawmakers in a fight over soda and junk-food taxes to curb Mexico’s obesity epidemic. The Senate is debating legislation that would impose a five-percent tax on high-calorie snacks such as sweets and potato chips as well as…

Immigration activists will attempt to cross back into US from Mexico

At 1 p.m. Monday, Rocio Hernandez Perez and 29 other young people will walk in a convoy across the bridge over the Rio Bravo and head for the Nuevo Laredo border crossing between Mexico and the US. Dressed uniformly in graduation caps and gowns in the style of American students,…

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