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.
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.
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.
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.”
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."
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."
By Mariela Rosario | 08/18/2010 - 08:00
Salma Hayek is causing quite a stir in the Mexican press after appearing in a PSA urging citizens to improve their lives by taking responsibility for the country's woes. "With one grain of sand, mountains are made," assures Hayek.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/27/2010 - 16:00
Arizona's SB 1070 is set to go into effect this Thursday, July 29, and the lead-up to D-day has elicited a variety of reactions from Latin America leaders. Many countries, including Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Paraguay, have filed motions against the law.
By Alice Taranto | 07/21/2010 - 08:00
Last week, Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, and the related gaiety (pun intended) has spread north.