Mexico City, April 3 (IANS/EFE) The World Boxing Council proclaimed South Africa's Nelson Mandela as "King of Human Equality" in recognition of his decades-long struggle against racial segregation in his country. Mandela, an amateur boxer in his youth, was honoured in the context of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Mexico-based
Mexico City, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Nine bodies, the majority of them dismembered, were found inside an SUV with Texas tag in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, officials said. The grisly discovery was made Sunday night in the community of Santa Clara, the Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office and the Public Safety Secretariat said in a joint statement. The Gulf and Los Zetas drug cartels have been fighting for control of Tamaulipas and smuggling routes into the
Mexico City, April 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexico received $1.58 billion in remittances in February, 11.1 percent below the amount recorded in the same month of 2012, the country's central bank said. This was the eighth straight month in which remittances declined on an inter-annual basis.
Mexico City, March 29 (IANS/EFE) A former police officer has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old boy and the rape of his 15-year-old girlfriend last month, Mexican officials said. Pedro Luis Becerril is a former member of the police department in Chimalhuacan, a city in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area.
Morelia (Mexico), March 28 (IANS/EFE) The government of the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan may provide some journalists with armoured vehicles, bulletproof vests and protection for their families under a bill still in the preparation stage. The legislation being put together by Cristina Portillo Ayala, a lawmaker with the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, would protect reporters who cover drug-trafficking and organized crime issues.
Mexico City, March 23 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's unemployment rate fell to 4.85 percent in February, down from 5.33 percent in the same month of last year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or Inegi, said. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 4.76 percent last month, 0.45 percentage points lower than in February 2012, Inegi said. The underemployment rate (the proportion of employed persons who would like to work longer hours), was 8.2 percent in February, compared to 12 months earlier.
Mexico City, March 18 (IANS/EFE) Spanish musicians are looking to Mexico for opportunities amid the deep economic recession that has hurt music sales and dampened concert attendance in their homeland. Mexico is a dynamic market that offers Spanish musicians the chance to keep sharing their work with the world and earn a living from their art. Carlos Garcia, director of planning for the Spanish Music Producers Association, or Promusicae, plans to travel to Mexico and the US in coming days to try to find new markets
Mexico City, March 18 (IANS/EFE) Global investment in clean energy climbed to a record $250 billion last year despite adverse worldwide economic conditions, the president of the International Solar Energy Society said in an interview in Mexico. David Renee told EFE that although that figure is still small compared with total global energy investment, the amount spent on renewable energy technologies continues to grow every year and at a pace faster than that of traditional technologies.
Mexico City, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Thousands of Venezuelans lined up Saturday outside the Military Museum in capital Caracas, where the body of Hugo Chavez had been brought and placed into a marble sarcophagus. Access to the sarcophagus was opened Saturday for those wanting to pay tribute to the Venezuelan president, who died March 5, aged 58, following a two-year-long fight with cancer. In a culmination of 10-day national mourning, crowds escorted Friday a black hearse carrying a casket with Chavez's body on a 12-km trip to the Military Museum from the Military Academy, where it had been lying.
Mexico City, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Nine people were killed Friday when a vehicle carrying fireworks exploded during a religious festival in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, authorities said. An undetermined number of people injured in the blast were taken to hospitals in Tlaxcala and the neighbouring state of Puebla. "Unfortunately, we have nine deaths