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Team USA Is Headed to Brazil

Team USA Is Headed to Brazil

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The U.S. men’s soccer team is headed to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Americans shutout Mexico 2-0 Tuesday night and then watched as Honduras tied Panama 3-3, sending Team USA to the World Cup for the sev…

How a Cartel Dominated a Mexican Town

How a Cartel Dominated a Mexican Town

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico) — A video published recently on YouTube provides a chilling account of how organized crime has evolved in Mexico. And it’s getting a lot of play in the media, given the recent surge of violence in the weste…

Mexican Teen Fakes Own Kidnapping, Gets Arrested

Mexican Teen Fakes Own Kidnapping, Gets Arrested

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VERACRUZ, Mexico) — Mexican police have arrested a teenager who faked her own kidnapping so that she could get money to go on vacations with her ex-boyfriend and four other friends.
Nineteen year-old Arely Soto actually wanted h…

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana Legalized

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana Legalized

Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — A former Latin American president has once again said that drugs should be legalized. This time it was Vicente Fox who was the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006.Fox was in Seattle on Thursday, …

What Obama Can Achieve in Mexico

What Obama Can Achieve in Mexico

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — President Barack Obama arrives in Mexico on Thursday afternoon for a 24-hour trip in which he is expected to meet with Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, to talk about trade, security and immigra…

Louis C.K. On ‘People Just Accepting That I’m White’

Louis C.K. On ‘People Just Accepting That I’m White’

Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Louis C.K. shared his viewpoint on race in Rolling Stone’s cover story on the comedian, which hit newsstands on Friday.
C.K. was born in California, but lived in his father’s native Mexico from the…

World Cup Qualifier: USA Battles to Draw with Mexico

World Cup Qualifier: USA Battles to Draw with Mexico

Miguel Tovar/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — The U.S. men’s national team battled Mexico to a 0-0 tie, in a World Cup qualifying match at Estadio Azteca Tuesday night.
The tie marks only the second time in U.S. World Cup qualifying history that the Americ…

Report: Deaths Increasing at US-Mexico Border

Report: Deaths Increasing at US-Mexico Border

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The number of immigrants who died while attempting to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border saw a large increase in 2012, even though there seem to be far fewer people attempting the crossing.According to…

Report: Deaths Increasing at US-Mexico Border

Report: Deaths Increasing at US-Mexico Border

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The number of immigrants who die while attempting to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border saw a large increase in 2012, even though there seem to be far fewer people attempting the crossing.According to …

Canada And Mexico Brawl During The World Baseball Classic

Canada And Mexico Brawl During The World Baseball Classic

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(PHOENIX) –  Things turned a bit ugly on Saturday at the World Baseball Classic.
Several players threw punches in an all-out brawl during the ninth inning of Canada’s 10-3 win over Mexico in Pool D play.
The fights …

Team USA Drops Opener To Mexico

Team USA Drops Opener To Mexico

Barry Gossage/WBCI/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Team USA did not get off to a good start in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a home run and drove in three runs to lead Mexico past the United States, 5-2 in Team USA’s open…

Mexican 9-Year-Old Mom Is Actually 12 or 13, Officials Say

Mexican 9-Year-Old Mom Is Actually 12 or 13, Officials Say

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A young Mexican girl who gave birth to a daughter two weeks ago is actually 12 or 13 years old, not 9 years old as her parents initially claimed, authorities say.The girl, identified as Dafne, was impregnated by her 44-…

Celebrities Spending the Holidays in Aspen and Mexico

Celebrities Spending the Holidays in Aspen and Mexico

MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson are just some of the stars who have been celebrating the holidays in Aspen, Colo.  Hawn tweeted on Wednesday, “Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We are all tog…

Rosie Rivera to Oversee Jenni Rivera’s Finances

Rosie Rivera to Oversee Jenni Rivera’s Finances

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mexican-American banda singer Jenni Rivera, who was laid to rest last week following the fatal plane crash that killed her and six others, has left her considerable fortune — estimated at 25 million dollars — …

Ex-Marine Jon Hammar Freed From Mexico Prison

Ex-Marine Jon Hammar Freed From Mexico Prison

WPLG/ABC News(NEW YORK) — A former U.S. Marine has been released from a Mexico jail after being locked up for five months on gun charges.Officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico met Jon Hammar at the prison Friday and escorted hi…

‘Alien’-Looking Human Skulls Found in Mexico

‘Alien’-Looking Human Skulls Found in Mexico

File photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(SONORA, Mexico) — Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered 25 “alien”-looking human skulls in a cemetery in the northwest state of Sonora, they said Friday.Some of the skulls showed “deformities,” …

Jenni Rivera’s Remains ’100%’ Identified; Funeral Preparations Begin

Jenni Rivera’s Remains ’100%’ Identified; Funeral Preparations Begin

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(LAKEWOOD, Calif.) — The remains of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera have been “100 percent” identified, her brother Pedro told reporters outside his parents’ home in Lakewood, Calif., on Thursday.”It is 100 percent conf…

Drug Smugglers Shoot Drugs Across US/Mexico Border with Cannon

Drug Smugglers Shoot Drugs Across US/Mexico Border with Cannon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(YUMA, Ariz.) — Drug smugglers continue to show creativity in inventing new ways of getting drugs across the U.S. border from Mexico.Border Patrol agents say they believe a pneumatic cannon was used to launch dozens of containers…

Former US Marine Stuck in Mexican Jail, Fighting Weapons Charges

Former US Marine Stuck in Mexican Jail, Fighting Weapons Charges

WPLG/ABC News(NEW YORK) — A former U.S. Marine who took off on a surfing adventure to Costa Rica in August is stuck in a Mexican jail just over the border from Texas, and his family is calling for his release.Ex-Marine Jon Hammar headed south with fel…

Jenni Rivera’s Death Confirmed; NTSB to Assist in Crash Investigation

Jenni Rivera’s Death Confirmed; NTSB to Assist in Crash Investigation

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer and reality television star, died on Sunday when the plane she was traveling in crashed outside Monterrey, …

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