Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal Push for Marijuana Legalization
Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal Push for Marijuana Legalization
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/27/2013 - 09:39

Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal are among the 67 prominent Mexican artists, politicians, intellectuals and attorneys, whom are calling for marijuana legalization.


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Latin American Countries Becoming Happier, Study Finds
Latin American Countries Becoming Happier, Study Finds
By Cristina Arreola | 09/11/2013 - 15:27

Ever considered moving to a different country? It looks like Latin America is a good bet!

According to the 2013 World Happiness Report, Latin America showed the most improvement and potential for becoming the happiest region in the world. While Northern Europe still dominated the rankings, Latin America and the Caribbean showed a significant increase in average happiness. 


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World's Biggest Baby Born in Mexico
World's Biggest Baby Born in Mexico
By Tanisha Ramirez | 08/22/2013 - 15:13

Whoa, baby!

The world’s biggest baby was born in Mexico last week, weighing in at a whopping 14 pounds and 8 ounces! Ouch!

The record-shattering baby was born to the Flores Hernandez family in a border city of Juarez, Mexico, and has been named Dilan Aram.  

According to the Mexican newspaper Norte de Juarez, Dilan’s parents were far from prepared for such a large baby.


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Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Term 'Wetback' Used By Juror
Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Term 'Wetback' Used By Juror
By Samantha Leal | 08/21/2013 - 11:58

A federal judge has ordered a new trial for two Mexican restaurant owners who were accused of hiring undocumented workers, after he learned a juror refered to the defendants as "wetbacks," according to the Bangor Daily News.


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Ana Maria Jimenez Ortiz
Mexican Congresswoman Gives Strangest Argument Against Gay Marriage
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/21/2013 - 10:05

Ana Maria Jimenez Ortiz has set her stance on gay marriage.

According to The Huffington Post, during a marriage equality forum called "Matrimonio Igualitario" in Puebla, Mexico this month, the conservative Mexican Congresswoman gave her reasoning as to why same sex couples should not marry.


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Elia Guzman de Estrada
Wow! 99-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen
By Latina Staff | 08/20/2013 - 15:00

It's never too late to go after a dream, and Elia Guzman de Estrada shows us that. The 99-year-old Mexican immigrant was recently sworn in as a U.S. citizen in Texas, reports KVEO newscenter. 

"I am very emotional. I have so much joy that the emotion makes me cry," said Estrada.

Family members including daughters, granddaughters, grandsons and great-granddaughters joined Elia as she was given citizenship.


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More Than 100 Mexican Women Take Up Firearms to Protect Town
More Than 100 Mexican Women Take Up Firearms to Protect Town
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/20/2013 - 09:36

These women are certainly inspiring!

According to Fox News Latino, over 100 women living in the Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken it upon themselves to protect the people in their community from organized crime groups.


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Asylum Seekers at US/Mexican Borders Double
Asylum Seekers at US/Mexican Borders Double
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/19/2013 - 17:30

Asylum requests in the United States have more than doubled over the last three years, according to The Huffington Post.


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Mexico's Textbook Blunder Causes Massive Headache
Mexico's Textbook Blunder Causes Massive Headache
By Tanisha Ramirez | 08/19/2013 - 14:33

Oopsie! Let’s hope Mexico’s school children learn from their education department’s mistakes.

As Mexico’s elementary school children prepare to return to school this Monday, the country’s teachers are scrambling to manually correct at least 177 grammatical errors found in the 235 million new elementary school textbooks recently printed by the Department of Education, reports the Associated Press.


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Eight Dreamers march in Mexico
DREAMers Who Voluntarily Left U.S. Arrested When Trying to Return
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/24/2013 - 10:06

Eight DREAMers, who left the United States to travel to Mexico, were detained on Monday upon trying to return to the states.

According to Fox News Latino, the undocumented activists left the U.S. in order to draw attention to the rise in deportations which have been carried out under the Obama administration.


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