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Mexico’s Zapatista rebels to field a presidential candidate


Mexico’s Zapatista National Liberation Army says it will choose an indigenous woman as its independent candidate for the country’s 2018 presidential election.

The rebels say in a Friday statement they will begin consultations to select the candidate. It did not participate in Mexico’s past elections.

The 2018 presidential contest will be the first to allow independent candidates not aligned with a political party.

The Zapatistas rose up on Jan. 1, 1994 in the southern state of Chiapas to demand rights for indigenous people.

The group was known for its leader Subcomandante Marcos, since re-baptized Galeano. He and the other rebels hid their identities with ski masks.

While the rebels never abandoned their arms, they have not used them since the uprising and later signed a peace accord with the government.

50 years of productive relations: Viva Mexico! Viva Jamaica!

Jamaica Observer

Mexico, one of the powers of the western hemisphere and an influential country in international affairs generally, has been an important and …

Shannen Doherty Celebrates Her 5-Year Wedding Anniversary in …

E! Online

In an Instagram post shared Saturday afternoon, Shannen gave a glimpse into the memories she was making while in Mexico. “5 years ago …

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The United States’ hopes of hosting the 2026 World Cup with Mexico …

Business Insider

In May, ESPN FC reported that football officials from the US and Mexico were in talks to submit a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. That report also said that a …

‘RiseUp AS ONE’ concert bridges US-Mexico border

The San Diego Union-Tribune

‘RiseUp AS ONE’ concert bridges U.S.-Mexico border. RiseUp AS ONE concert bridges U.S.-Mexico border …

Ex-Mexico cop charged in sexual assault of mother of one-year-old

Daily Mail

A former police officer in Mexico is charged with sexually assaulting a mother and accused of returning less than a month later to the same …

Former police officer from Mexico a suspect in Colorado rapes
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Hernandez takes me to a spot across from Tecate, Mexico. It’s like a museum of border fencing. Three types are on display within about 100 …

Mexico’s Zapatista rebels to field a presidential candidate

Fox News

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s Zapatista National Liberation Army says it will choose an indigenous woman as its independent candidate for the …

Mexico to extradite Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán to the US in early 2017

The Guardian

Mexico expects to extradite captured drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to the United States at the outset of 2017, a top government official …

Mexico aims to extradite “El Chapo” to US by February
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GM invests millions in Mexico while Trump bashes Ford

The Detroit News

After more than a year of watching Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump bash Ford Motor Co. for moving jobs to Mexico, General …

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Consular diplomacy and LGBT rights – lessons from Mexico

The Hill

Mexico’s leadership on consular diplomacy and diaspora empowerment, particularly through its consulates in the United States, can provide …

Two Suspected ISIS Recruits Traveling to Mexico Busted in Texas

Breitbart News

Information provided by the Department of Justice’s Eastern District of Wisconsin stated the two men were traveling to Mexico after having …

The 9 Top Spots For Americans Who Want To Live In Mexico

Huffington Post

But in Mexico, there are so many top options for living and investing on the … nine places to hang your hat In Mexico, to the beach and beyond: …

In Attacking Carlos Slim After Times Reports, Trump Invokes Mexico …

Blame it on Mexicans and Mexico, again. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim was …

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Trump accuses Mexico’s Carlos Slim of trying to help Clinton

How Mexico’s president may have rescued his country

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Back in 2012, Mexico was a mess, seemingly stuck in a death-cycle of dysfunction that looked even worse than the one gripping Washington …

Manufacturer Rexnord plans to move 300 high-paying jobs to Mexico

Indianapolis Star

Rexnord in a statement confirmed it is “tentatively” planning to move its bearings manufacturing work to Monterrey, Mexico. The move would be …

From Mexico City to Mendoza: a view of Latin America from Google …

The Guardian

Argentinian photographer Federico Winer uses Google Earth satellite images to play with the way we see our planet in his long-ter

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Arizona-Mexico trade relations should be expanded, officials say

Prescott Daily CourierMexico is the 15th largest economy in the world and is projected to be the sixth largest by 2050, according to a report released by the …

Mexico, 3 Central American countries sign migrant labor agreement

Fox News Latino

Cancun – Mexico has signed a memorandum of understanding with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that lays the groundwork for a joint …

Mexico Sweetens Pemex Trion JV Terms for Second Time


Mexico has eased the terms of a joint-venture with state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos in the deep-water Trion field to attract more bids.

Exclusive: Mexico’s Pemex risks compensation bust from lost oil fields

Mexico’s anti-corruption efforts lack the urgency people desire

Financial Times

The state of Veracruz has given Mexico a breathtaking tourist spectacle, the Voladores de Papantla, or flying men of Papantla. Four men, each …

Mexico governor facing corruption inquiry to step down before term …
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Mexico considers new gun laws amidst violent crime


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Tragic and creepy ‘doll island’

Mexico’s La Isla de las Munecas, or “Island of the Dolls”, has become an unlikely tourist attraction just south of Mexico City, drawing thousands …

Watch: Great White shark breaks into diving cage in Mexico

Incredible footage captured off the coast of Mexico will make you think twice about plunging into the ocean. The video, posted three days ago, …

Shark breaches cage with diver inside off Mexico
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Sanctuary for Mexico’s wounded dogs


Throughout the world, many animals – including dogs – bear the wrath of human cruelty. In Mexico, there is a special place for some of the …

Crystal meth ‘superpower’: An upstart cartel is climbing to the top of …

Business Insider

All but four in a 2009 list of Mexico’s 37 most wanted capos are now dead or in jail, according to Reuters, and the outset



Beef access to Mexico resumes; could be bigger…

Western Producer

In a conference call this morning from Mexico, where he was on a trade mission, MacAulay said details have been finalized, and normalized …

Mexico reopens to all Canadian beef
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Haitians Mass at US-Mexico Border Despite Deportation Policy

ABC News

Many Haitians arriving at the Mexico-U.S. border are unaware of a new U.S. policy of putting them in deportation proceedings and de

Mexico, Spain share the spoils

Mexico finished top of Group A at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan after drawing 1-1 with Spain in a top-of-the-table clash at the King …


All Whites to be ‘brave and organised’ when they play Mexico in …

All Whites to be ‘brave and organised’ when they play Mexico in friendly … a friendly against Mexico in Nashville on Sunday morning (NZ time), …

Mexico stronger by far, says NZ coach

Ford chairman met with Trump over ‘infuriating’ Mexico comments


Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said on Wednesday he has met with Donald Trump to talk about the Republican presidential …

Ford Chairman Met With Donald Trump Over ‘Infuriating’ Mexico …
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Mexico’s masked wrestling heroes train police

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MEXICO CITY – Wearing colorful masks, two pro wrestlers show off their moves to a crowd, but this time it’s not in an arena: They’re teaching …

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Brenda Delgado Extradited from Mexico
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United States Men Win in Cuba in a Tuneup for Mexico

New York Times

The United States started nine players who most likely will be on the field for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Mexico. The Americans …


Fort Worth man who married woman in Mexico to molest her …

Dallas News

A Fort Worth man who lived in Mexico for 15 years and said he married a woman there to molest her daughter was sentenced Friday to 30 …

Mexico’s Rising Pay-TV Prices Show Peso Fanning Inflation


Since June, Mexico’s linkers have been among the top 10 holdings in Bill Gross’s $1.5 billion Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, …

Mexico annual inflation nears 3 pct target rate in September


Lap Dancing for the Cartels: Sex Work and Survival on Mexicos …

Daily Beast

A stunning look at life—and death—in the sex trade, from Mexico City’s defiant trans prostitutes to the lonely victims of trafficking and abuse in …

Mexico auto sales shatter more records in September

Automotive News

MEXICO CITY — Light-vehicle sales in Mexico rose 18 percent in September to 131,443 vehicles, shattering previous records for the month and …

Desert Trip: Four longtime friends from Mexico unite

The Desert Sun

In 1977, four teens from Mexico went to a Fleetwood Mac concert in Tucson, Ariz. They met for the first time at that “Rumours” tour stop, …

US wants to renew aid to Mexico despite continued human rights …

Fox News Latino-

Despite criticism that Mexico has not done enough to investigate the 2014 kidnapping and apparent murder of 43 college students by local …


Mexico’s Colima state: The drug war flashpoint

Colima, Mexico – Alma Hernandez’s dreams of becoming an architect and building a future with her boyfriend, Pedro Navarro, were irrevocably …

Mexico’s erupting Colima volcano triggers evacuations
BBC News

Mexico gang ‘used women to lure kidnap victims over the internet’

BBC News

There were 867 reported kidnappings in Mexico between January and August, with 92 of them in Veracruz, according to government figure …

Drug illegally manufactured in China & Mexico is causing overdose …

KOAT Albuquerque

Fentanyl is a pharmaceutical drug used to treat chronic pain, but now it’s making its way into New Mexico as an illegal substance. “Right now …

TOP SHELF: Vampires clash in Mexico City


After efforts around the world to control or eliminate them, quite a few of the bloodsuckers migrated to Mexico, where an ancient Mesoamerican …

The 9 Top Spots For Americans Who Want To Live In Mexico



9 Top Spots For Living In Mexico


In most of the countries I talk about, there is usually one stand-out place. Sometimes, two…

When I talk about Colombia, for instance, Medellín comes out tops. In the Dominican Republic, it’s the Samana Peninsula. In Belize, it’s a toss-up between the Cayo and the Cayes.

But in Mexico, there are so many top options for living and investing on the table that it’s hard to pick a winner. So here’s a rundown of my favorite nine places to hang your hat In Mexico, to the beach and beyond:

The Beaches


The options are so broad for seaside living that you can actually specify a price point, a convenience factor, and a lifestyle, and still have plenty of options.

On the east coast, you have:

  1. Cancún, one of Mexico’s top two resort towns. 1a3
    Cancún was nothing more than a small fishing village when it was targeted for development in 1974. As it exploded into a tourist mecca of more than 700,000, the swath of development extended southward to Playa del Carmen… transforming Cancún from a fishing village to a town of more than 150,000 today.
  2. Playa del Carmen (“Playa” to the locals)
    It’s just 57 minutes south of Cancún, and it has taken over as the region’s chic place to be (and the place to be seen). You’ll find vacationing Europeans and North Americans as well as a sizeable number of expats in residence.

Just off the town square is the renowned Avenida Quinta (5th Avenue) running parallel to the shore and offering more than 20 blocks of fine restaurants and shops. It’s almost as big a draw as the beautiful beaches.

The Riviera Maya is the section of Caribbean coast on the eastern side of the Yucatán Peninsula between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It’s about 125 miles long.

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    Just a few years ago, the town of Tulum (where we convened for our conference last week) consisted of a handful of cabins and a few fishing shacks. Today, the census counts more than 18,000 people in Tulum. This is a particular point of opportunity.

The Riviera Maya features warm Caribbean waters and pristine beaches. Also, the Great Mayan Reef — the largest coral reef in the Atlantic Ocean — is located offshore, providing world-class diving and snorkeling. Another draw to this area is the presence of the best preserved Mayan archeological sites… plus a few world-class golf courses to round out the local attractions.

Moving to the west coast, there’s…

  1. Puerto Peñasco 1a5
    The seaside resort that’s most convenient to the United States by car… just over an hour from the border. Also known as Rocky Point, it has been a playground for the western United States and Canada for almost 100 years.

Homeowners in Puerto Peñasco can drive over the border and head right for their seaside home without even stopping to register their car. Yet the beaches are second to none.

Puerto Peñasco enjoys warm, calm waters all year, broad, sandy beaches, lots of housing options, and low property prices.

Best of all, you can find two-bedroom condos on this beach starting at just US$109,000. Perfect for a vacation home or a weekend getaway.

  1. Mazatlán1a6
    Mazatlán has rebounded from the 70s and 80s when it was mostly forgotten as a resort. Today, its 20 miles of beaches and boardwalks are once again as busy as when John Wayne and Gary Cooper were in town.

Even better, the historic center has been renovated over the past 10 years. Now it’s a fine example of Spanish-colonial America, with plenty of world-class restaurants, sidewalk cafés, and a beachfront promenade.

  1. Puerto Vallarta
    It has been one of Mexico’s most popular resorts since the 1960s, although its rich colonial history goes back hundreds of years. Unlike many resort areas, PV has a number of coastal sections with beaches interspersed among them… meaning different areas have their own unique character.

Puerto Vallarta excels when it comes to ocean views. Here you’ll find lots of properties perched on lush, green hillsides and long views looking out to the ocean.

Beyond The Beach 

Not everyone is a beach person. Many full-time expats prefer the ambiance and brilliant weather of Mexico’s colonial heartland, including these three top towns where expats have settled…

  1. San Miguel de Allende
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    San Miguel de Allende is a remarkably beautiful and sociable colonial town. Many expats believe that it’s the finest example of colonial living abroad… in any country… and thousands of expats call it home.

Its magnificent historic center is mostly level — great for walking — and full of delights for visitors and residents. The quantity of first-class restaurants and fine shopping venues per block is probably unmatched anywhere else in Mexico.

  1. Guanajuato
    Guanajuato is another colonial gem, but it’s a gem that’s less polished and more natural than San Miguel de Allende.

Instead of San Miguel’s thousands of expats, Guanajuato’s expat community numbers in the hundreds. It’s still a large town with everything you need—plus beautiful architecture—but it’s more of a “Mexican” town, with less expat influence.

  1. Álamos
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    A small town of less than 25,000 people, but the state of restoration and preservation in its historic center is beyond anything we’ve seen anywhere. Of the dozens of Latin American cities that bill themselves as a “bohemian town that’s home to artists, writers, musicians, and poets,” Álamos is the only one where we’ve actually seen a large percentage of artists, writers, musicians, and poets.

For a small-town alternative to cities like San Miguel, Guanajuato, and Oaxaca, Álamos is the best we’ve found.

Faced with all these options, how do you find the place that’s right for you?

It all comes down to personal taste and priorities. But it’s hard to imagine how anybody couldn’t find something to suit them in Mexico… whatever their budget.



razaRecognizing Heritage and Diversity on Dia de la Raza 

Tara A. Spears                                                                         

October 12 is still designated as a holiday but is rarely commemorated outside of schools any more. The current feeling among the intellectuals and general public is that the invading explorers beginning with Columbus should not be the focus of this special day but rather it needs to be a celebration of the native populations of Mexico who survived in spite of the Spanish genocide.  According to Mexican poet Homero Aridjis, “The Spanish were conquered in turn by those they conquered”.raza-2

It was in 1918 that the philosopher Antonio Caso took October 12th as an opportunity to praise the “Mexican mestizo race”, La Raza, the rich mixture of Spanish and indigenous cultures which characterizes Mexican people. He was perhaps the first to coin the term La Raza, which has now been adopted by Latinos from all across the continent. Ten years later, the Día de la Raza was declared an official national holiday by Congress, after only minor debate.

In 1941, Alfonso Reyes, one of Mexico’s most distinguished scholars and men of letters, said that “America was the invention of poets, the charade of geographers, the boasting of adventurers, the greed of companies and, in short, an inexplicable appetite and an urge to transcend limits”.  The anti-Columbus movement continued to gain supporters throughout the twentieth century.

Historian Edmundo O’Gorman, author of La invención de América, (The Invention of America, 1958), felt so passionately about the issue (honoring Columbus and the invasion of Europeons) that he resigned as Director of the Mexican Academy of History in 1987, because of his objections to concepts such as the “discovery of America”, “the encounter of two worlds” and “cultural fusion”. To him, the appropriate terms for the historical phenomenon were “taking over” and “domination”. The key to resolving the problem of the historical appearance of America, in his view, was to consider this event as the result of an invention of western thought, and not as a merely physical discovery, which occurred by chance: Columbus was trying to create a new travel route, not find new land. raza-3

In modern Mexico the controversy is far from over. However, it has produced some positive results. One of the positives is that keeping October 12 as Dia de la Raza has brought attention to many of the important issues of today, such as the plight of the indigenous populations of America. Mexico is involved in a broad range of efforts to improve the living conditions of its indigenous population. Mexican legislation to that effect is pending before Congress and there is a new culture of respect for them.            

In the words of President Zedillo: “Mexico’s cultural strength, which is recognized and admired the world over, is the result of the very rich cultural diversity of our states and regions. It is the government’s responsibility to make it a priority to recognize that diversity and its contribution to the country.”raza-4

Whether one believes that the chance event which took place five hundred twenty years ago was a blessing or a curse, October 12th is an excellent opportunity for all people to consider the ramifications that the discovery of the North American continent has had on all of our lives.

Today Mexico has evolved into a society that blends the influence of the European colonists with the indigenous cultures to form a rich cultural diversity that varies by region. Recognizing the importance of a multi-ethnic society should not only be on October 12 –Dia de la Raza- but throughout the year.


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Cholula – the church on a pyramid

44th International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato

The 44th International Cervantino Festival in Guanajuato continues until October 23 with a program that includes some 700 activities, in which around 3,500 artists from 38 countries will participate.

Guanajuato, Mexico – The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Tecalitlan Mariachi band performed together last weekend at the inaugural gala of the 44th International Cervantino Festival, filling the city of Guanajuato with the music and traditions of guest state Jalisco.

With vocals by soprano Barbara Padilla, the groups offered those gathered on the Alhondiga de Granaditas Esplanade a handful of well-known songs that had the audience singing along.

After a prelude by the orchestra directed by Enrique Radillo, Padilla came on stage to sing “Ya Lo Se que Tu Te Vas” and “Jurame,” backed by both band and orchestra.

The Mariachi then took center stage, beginning with the popular “El Son de la Negra,” and then again accompanied Padilla.

The soprano vocalized with the band, which has been performing for more than 50 years, the numbers “Mexico Lindo y Querido” and “Besame Mucho” by Consuelo Velazquez, another famed Jalisco native, to whom tribute will be paid during the festival with the “Amar y Vivir” show, in which several other artists will take part.

After singing “Amor Eterno,” Padilla dedicated the emotional tune to Juan Gabriel, who died last August. “You were the greatest, maestro, thank you,” said the soprano, who specializes in the “classical crossover” genre, which combines opera with pop music.

The orchestra and the Mariachi band joined forces to play some medleys that included numbers by Agustin Lara and songs dedicated to Jalisco. Read the entire article here

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Photo By Laura Gomez Reyna

Puerto Vallarts


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You need Mexico car insurance because it’s required and US /Canadian insurance coverage stops at the Mexican border. Every year Mexico implements stricter laws for uninsured motorists, meaning not having it can cost you money due to damage/loss to your vehicle, fines and more
When you drive your car to Mexico, travel with complete peace of mind, by being properly insured. Your U.S. or Canadian insurance policy, however comprehensive, won’t cover you in Mexico, but affordable insurance is available…

Mexican Auto insurance You Can Trust if you ever get into an accident in Mexico

Insuring Your Car in Mexico
Although your U.S./Canadian car insurance policy may be comprehensive, and might also extend some limited damage coverage in Mexico, you will still need to purchase policy that is legally valid in Mexico.
U.S. and Canadian auto insurance policies, however comprehensive, hold no legal jurisdiction in Mexico. This means that you must buy separate insurance cover for your car while you’re driving in Mexico if you want to travel with complete peace of mind.

If you are driving your car improperly insured in Mexico and you become involved in an accident it will, at best, cost you a lot of money and, at worst, leave you imprisoned in a Mexican jail house. Presenting a U.S. or Canadian auto insurance policy will be of no use because these documents have no legal or actual force in Mexico, and the companies backing them will not settle any claim arising when you or your car are situated south of the border.
Drivers who are involved in serious accidents in Mexico are usually arrested pending investigation. If you are not properly insured in Mexico and become involved in a serious accident—even if it’s not your fault—these procedures will likely place a great deal of stress and financial burden upon you.
This guide explains how insurance works in Mexico and how to go about buying the additional insurance protection you need to ensure that you, your passengers, and your vehicle are properly insured when driving on Mexican soil and that, in the event of a serious accident, you are properly covered by a legally-valid and adequate insurance policy.
Mexican Auto Insurance
Mexican Law stipulates that only insurance companies which are licensed in Mexico can provide the type of auto insurance coverage that is recognized and accepted by Mexico’s legal system.
A few U.S.-based insurance companies will extend physical damage coverage on cars and RVs while they are situated in Mexico, but they cannot and do not provide Mexican liability insurance. So, although these policies may cover your damage, they will not cover your liability to others in Mexico. This is why a special insurance policy is absolutely necessary to be properly insured in Mexico.
Mexican Insurance Companies
Mexican Law also stipulates that liability insurance must be purchased from a licensed Mexican company, so your auto insurance policy necessarily needs to be issued by one of Mexico’s insurance companies, or through a broker in the U.S./Canada working in conjuction with a Mexican insurance company.
Who’s Insuring You?
Buyers purchasing insurance for their car in Mexico are often times misled by believing that they can rely on the broker, rather than the Mexican Insurance Company, to properly handle any claim that may arise during their stay in Mexico.
The insurance company underwriting your policy is much more important than the Broker that sells you the policy.
As all insurance policies are sold through brokers, it’s important to know which insurance company (or companies) are underwriting the policies being sold to you by the broker. Click here to read more  Click here to get your free quotes


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