Landslide in Oaxaca, Mexico Buries Hundreds of Homes
Landslide in Oaxaca, Mexico Buries Hundreds
By Mariela Rosario | 09/28/2010 - 13:10

A landslide caused by the recent deluge of rain in the Mexican state of Oaxaca left three hundred homes buried this Tuesday morning. Hundreds of people are missing and thousands are now homeless.

The town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec was buried by the landslide. Mayor Palemon Vargas Hernandez told a local radio program that 8,000 of the town's 10,000 residents were impacted. Survivors are sticking together in the center of the town and seeking shelter while they continue to wait for assistance.


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Paulina Rubio Temporarily Retires to Prepare for Baby
By Mariela Rosario | 09/20/2010 - 13:51

Paulina Rubio stepped out of the limelight recently in order to prepare for the birth of her baby boy in November. Her last official public performance happened last week in Mexico City's Zocalo Plaza in honor of the bicentennial. The Gran City Pop singer took to her favorite form of communication, Twitter, to sign off with her fans and let them know what a great time she had performing for them: “What a beautiful experience! It was unforgettable!" la Chica Dorada gushed.


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Los Tigres del Norte's 10 Favorite Songs about Mexico
By Sam Quinones | 09/16/2010 - 17:30

Better than journalists or  anthropologists, Los Tigres del Norte—made up of four Hernández brothers (Jorge, Hernán, Eduardo and Luis) and their cousin (Oscar Lara)—have chronicled the epic tale of the arrival of Mexicans in the United States.


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Mexico Food
Two Dueling Sandwiches and One Delicious Drink from Mexico!
By Wendy G. Ramunno | 09/16/2010 - 14:00

The Mexican Torta and Cemita are savory, rich—and  worth ditching your diet for.

Chorizo-potato torta

1            lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced small

5            oz. fresh Mexican chorizo, casings removed

1            can (15 oz.) pinto beans with liquid


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Migrants Mourned
Families Mourn Massacred Migrants
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2010 - 09:00

72 Central and South American citizens were found murdered along the northern Mexico border on August 24, and since then there has been an international outcry to bring those responsible to justice. The bodies were found after a shoot-out between suspected drug cartel members and local authorities.


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Mexico Bicentennial
Mexican Classics Get a Rock Makeover for Bicentennial
By Grace Bastidas | 09/02/2010 - 18:00

Bésame, bésama mucho… Sound familiar? The lyrics belong to one of those Mexican oldies that have withstood the test of time, like all of the tracks on Bimexicano: Nuestros Clasicos Hechos Rock (Nacional Records; out September 7 on iTunes), an upcoming compilation celebrating 200 years of Mexican Independence.


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 Robert Rodriguez on Machete: The movie makes Latinos look badass
Robert Rodriguez on 'Machete': "The movie makes Latinos look more badass than ever before"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/31/2010 - 14:00

After producing this summer’s Predators reboot, bad boy Texican filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is back with Machete, starring tough-guy Danny Trejo as a double-crossed ex-Mexican federale. With Rodriguez’s trademark over-the-top violence and butt-kicking chicks and its "We-didn’t-cross-the-border; the-border-crossed-us" take on the immigration issue, the movie is bound to create controversy. When we spoke to Rodriguez, though, he insisted it was all in the name of giving moviegoers a much needed good time.


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‘Cristiada’ is a Passion Project for Eva Longoria Parker
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/26/2010 - 09:00

At a Mexico City press conference for her latest movie, Cristiada, Eva Longoria (who co-stars with Andy Garcia) told reporters in Spanish: “Sorry about my Spanish.  I was born in the United States, but I’m Mexican to the core.”


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Miss Universe
Mexico Wins the Miss Universe Pageant!
By Mariela Rosario | 08/24/2010 - 09:30

22-year-old beauty Jimena Navarrete took home the crown last night for Mexico at the Miss Universe pageant.

Wearing a long, flowing red crown, Navarrete nailed her question and answer session. When asked about children using the Internet unsupervised, Navarrete answered: "I do believe that Internet is an indispensable, necessary tool for the present time. We must be sure to teach them the values that we learned as a family."


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U.S. Dept. of Justice May Sue AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio
U.S. Dept. of Justice May Sue AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio
By Mariela Rosario | 08/18/2010 - 17:45

A federal investigation looking into the controversial practices of Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph Arpaio has heated up since the recent Department of Justice victory over Senate Bill 1070. Ever since President Obama came into office, the White House administration has been butting heads with the self-named "Toughest Sheriff in America."


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