WATCH: Mexico Builds the World's Largest Enchilada
WATCH: Mexico Builds the World's Largest Enchilada
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 10:10

Residents of Iztapalapa, Mexico just landed a Guinness World Record by building the globe's largest enchilada. They broke the record with a 230-feet long rolled corn tortilla enchilada, with fillings that weighed in at one ton. It was stuffed with everything from onions, serrano chilis, tomatillos and avocado to a variety of salsas. Yum, we're getting hungry just thinking about it!


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Mexico's Illegal Immigration Problem
Mexico's Illegal Immigration Problem
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2010 - 16:00

Most Americans would probably find it hard to believe that Mexico has a problem with illegal immigration. At best, they may think that it stems from Central and South American's overstaying their welcome in the country en route to the United States. But the majority of illegal immigrants in Mexico are actually from the United States.


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Technology Fills Gap in Reporting Mexican Drug Cartel Violence
Technology Fills Gap in Reporting Mexican Drug Cartel Violence
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2010 - 09:30

Journalists have been murdered at an alarming rate in Mexico over the last few years, and the frightening trend has effectively paralyzed the local news industry. After the murder of a photojournalist at Ciudad Juarez's biggest paper, the Diario de Juárez, the staff responded with a front page editorial pleading with the cartels: "We need you to explain to us what you want us to publish and what not."


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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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