By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 17:45
A 14-year-old boy was recently arrested and charged with murder while trying to cross the border from Mexico to San Diego. Authorities are claiming the young teen, named Edgar Jimenez, aka "El Ponchis," has been working as a hitman for the Pacifico Sur drug cartel based out of Cuernavaca, Mexico.
He reportedly worked alongside his 16-year-old sister, who dumped the headless bodies after her brother had finished his job. Jimenez, who was paid three thousand dollars per murder, told authorities that he had decapitated numerous rivals for the cartel.
By Lee Hernandez | 12/07/2010 - 14:15
Over the weekend, Ricky Martin performed his new hit single, Lo Mejor de mi Vida Eres Tu, at a charity event at Mexico's National Auditorium, to raise money for children with disabilities, but the singer had an unexpected run-in with someone from his past.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2010 - 14:00
The women who gathered in front of the White House and went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of funding and resources provided to border towns in the U.S. have decided to bring their effort to an end after 10 days of deprivation.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 09:49
Kahlua recently released their latest commercial in their Kahlua Delicioso campaign and it stars Ana de la Reguera hamming it up for the camera.
The commercial begins with de la Reguera saying, "In Mexico we speak Spanish mostly because it is the language that we speak, but also because it makes everything sound more...intriguing."
The Mexican actress brings the laughs, but we want to know what you think!
So watch the commercial below and tell us:
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2010 - 16:00
A group of ten Mexican American women have begun a hunger strike in front of the White House to protest the poverty and violence that has plagued the U.S./Mexico border for years.
Their goal is to increase federal funding for border towns. Cindy Arnolds, the organizer of the hunger strike, told Notimex, "We want to draw public and political attention to the need to invest in the development of communities along the border. There is too much poverty, unemployment and violence."
By Mariela Rosario | 10/27/2010 - 16:00
Madonna is building a new empire, and its home base is Mexico City. The international pop diva is opening a new chain of fitness gyms called Hard Candy and the flagship store will open on November 29 in the upscale Bosques de las Lomas neighborhood in D.F.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/22/2010 - 14:00
Mexico's bloody drug wars have come to this: The new police chief in Pradexis Guadalupe Guerrero, Mexico, in the border state of Chihuahua, is Marisol Valles Garcia, a petite 20-year-old college student who stepped up when no one else would. Here’s what you need to know about this brave chica:
Who She Is: Born and grew up in Ciudad Juarez, which has the highest murder rate in Mexico, so she’s no stranger to violence. She is a fighter: a single mom to a toddler boy and a college student studying criminology.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2010 - 10:40
Marisol Valles Garcia is one brave Latina. The 20-year-old criminology student and mother was hired just this week as the newest police chief of Guadalupe, Mexico—a farming town located just miles away from the border in a region that has been riddled by cartel violence and drug trafficking.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 16:00
The Jonas Brothers recently canceled the Monterrey, Mexico stop of their Look Me in the Eyes tour due to a string of drug related violence in the area.
"Due to the recent series of unfortunate events in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, the Jonas Brothers, in consultation with Live Nation, have decided to cancel their upcoming concert date scheduled for October 21st at Estadio Universitario," read a statement from the band's reps.
By Miranda Noland | 10/19/2010 - 13:00
Mexico is all about breaking world records. With the recent addition of the world's biggest enchilada, Mexico has been racking up numerous Guinness records in the past two years—the country rules in everything from kissing to meat balls. Looks like they may be eyeing the record for the most world records!