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U.S. blacklists members of Mexican drug trafficking group: Treasury.

WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday blacklisted Mexican national Jose Luis Ruelas Torres for leading what the U.S. Treasury Department said is a family organization that smuggles heroin across the border for sale in cities across the United States.

- Yahoo! News - US

Mexican National Allegedly Tried to Lure Young Girls into Prostitution.

Authorities say an illegal immigrant pursued a 12-year-old Florida girl and within three days of meeting, asked intimate details about her sexuality and wanted her to run away with him.

- Breitbart - US

Donald Trump holds Vatican meeting with Pope Francis.

President Donald Trump has arrived at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. Mr Trump arrived on Wednesday morning at the Apostolic Palace for an audience with the pontiff. The meeting comes midway through his nine-day international trip. The president and pope have not always seen eye to eye. The two men's often opposite ...

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Pemex chases fuel thieves with big data.

Criminal gangs cost Mexican state oil company $1bn a year through stolen petrol

- Financial Times - US

Vicente Calderon will be missed but Atletico Madrid's future hinges on Fifa's decision.

Diego Simeone needs to sign a proven top scorer to keep fighting with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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Salma Hayek says Hollywood treats actresses like monkeys.

LOS ANGELES, May 24 — Salma Hayek laid into Hollywood sexism yesterday, saying the system treats actresses like performing monkeys and wants rid of them once they realise they are smart. The Mexican star of Frida and Desperado lambasted the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Motorists' alley standoff turns nasty.

Watch as a Mexican standoff quickly escalates into Chinese road rage.

- Stuff - NZ

Cartel Massacres, Rampant Corruption Taint Mexican Border State Elections.

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila -- As the border state of Coahuila prepares for its upcoming gubernatorial election, the main issue that resonates with voters is how Los Zetas were able to murder and incinerate hundreds of victims while the government turned a blind eye.

- Breitbart - US

Feds Arrest Dozens of Texas Mexican Mafia Members.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against 37 suspected Texas Mexican Mafia members – including TMM General' Raul Ramos – charging them with conspiracy, narcotics, and firearm-related crimes.

- Breitbart - US

Erasing Borders: The Mexican-American Connecting Students and Mentors.

Dante Alvarado Leon, a recent UC Berkeley grad, helps students make more magical decisions both about their careers and their futures.

- OZY - US

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Cartel Gunmen Execute Police Chief in Mexican Border State.

SAN PEDRO, Nuevo León -- A team of cartel gunmen executed one of the highest ranking police officers in this metropolitan area. The police chief had previously been threatened by Mexican cartels and had lost a brother to a similar attack.

- Breitbart - US

Russian man who posted racist online videos attacked by angry Mexican mob

Makeev is currently in a drug-induced coma after undergoing surgery following a traumatic brain injury.

- FOX News - US

Bus plunges 300 feet off Mexican roadside, killing at least 17

President Enrique Pena Nieto expressed his condolences to the families of the bereaved on Twitter.

- FOX News - US

Facebook slides into live streaming deal with MLB

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Facebook will live-stream at least 20 Friday Major League Baseball games during this year's regular season, according to the MLB. While only users in the US will be able to watch, ...

- Business Insider - US

Russian Man Attacked By Mexican Mob For Alleged Insults

Mexican authorities say an angry mob has attacked a Russian man in the resort city of Cancun.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Bus plunges 90 meters off Mexican roadside, killing at least 17

Accident occurred near the town of Motozintla The post Bus plunges 90 meters off Mexican roadside, killing at least 17 appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

At least 12 dead as bus plunges 90 meters off Mexican roadside

Authorities suspect a mechanical fault may have caused the vehicle to fall.

- - UK

Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, a prolific reporter on the narco underworld, gunned down in the capital of his home-state of Sinaloa

Jon Lee Anderson / New Yorker: Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, a prolific reporter on the narco underworld, gunned down in the capital of his home-state of Sinaloa  —  In his last public remarks, made on a live television show, “El Almohadazo,” on Monday morning, the Mexican journalist Javier ...

- Mediagazer - US

Mexican mob attacks Russian man in Cancun over insults

Police rescued the Russian, identified as Aleksei Makeev, after the crowd stormed his apartment on Friday night, said Guillermo Brahms, secretary general of Benito Juarez municipality, which encompasses Cancun. The Russian embassy had no immediate comment.

- Yahoo! News - US

BBC: Mexican mob attacks Russian over insults in Cancun

A Russian man has been put into protective custody in hospital after he was attacked by a crowd of angry Mexicans in Cancun, authorities say, according to the BBC.


Russian man in Cancun attacked by Mexican mob over insults

Police rescued the man from his apartment on Friday night.

- - UK

The Young Mexican Sticking it to the Man ... With Biodiesel?

Political and economic shifts have Mexicans looking toward alternative energy sources. And a 28-year-old is cashing in on that.

- OZY - US

Drug War Takes Mexican Journalist's Life

Javier Valdez, who wrote about the booming drug trade dominating Sinaloa state, was shot dead Monday. The newsman's death is believed to be connected to his recent work.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Mexican Boxer Fighting for Both a Title and His Green Card

Boxer Ray Beltran, a Mexican national, is fighting for more than just an International Boxing Federation World title, he is also battling the U.S. Immigration Service to have his immigration status approved, and his green card issued.

- Breitbart - US

Border Patrol Agents Seize $8M in Liquid Meth near Texas Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias, Texas, checkpoint discovered a 250-pound shipment of liquid methamphetamine 80 miles from the Mexican border. The bust follows a similar seizure earlier this week where Customs and Border Protection officers found 200 pounds of liquid meth hidden in a fuel tank.

- Breitbart - US

Mexican Peso Surges After Banxico Surprises with Rate Hike

Mexican Peso Surges After Banxico Surprises with Rate Hike...


Chipotle restaurant set to open at Towson Commons

Chipotle Mexican Grill is readying to open a third Towson-area location. The chain will open a 2908-square-foot restaurant May 25 at Towson Commons, near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and York Road, in downtown Towson. The Denver-based burrito chain also has locations at 801 Goucher Blvd....

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GRAPHIC: Mexican Border State Authorities Unearth Bodies in Shallow Graves

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- The discovery of two bodies in shallow graves near this city set off a forensic investigation to identify two more victims of cartel violence.

- Breitbart - US

Shootings, Kidnappings Mark 3rd Week of Mexican Border City Cartel Violence

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- Cartel gunmen carried out a series of attacks and kidnappings as the ongoing cartel violence in this city creeps into its third week.

- Breitbart - US

An unlikely contender beat out Chipotle and Taco Bell as America's favorite Mexican chain

Moe's Southwest Grill/FacebookMoe's Southwest Grill has triumphed over Chipotle and Taco Bell in the battle of the Mexican fast-food chains. The chain received the top spot in the fast-casual Mexican category in Harris Poll's annual EquiTrend Study. This is the second year in a row Moe's has been crowned the Mexican ...

- Business Insider - US

Facebook to stream MLB games, continues grabbing live sports rights

Facebook has played it cool on live sports rights, but it's quietly amassing a serious lineup. Facebook has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to stream 20 games live on the social network. They'll be spaced out one game per week on Friday night, starting this week. That adds to a growing list of smaller niche sports ...

- Mashable! - US

Is maize subsidy to millers or farmers? MPs demand to know

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 - A meeting between Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett and National Assembly Agriculture Committee over the importation 29,000 metric tonnes of Mexican Maize into the country, ended in disarray after MPs questioned the subsidy extended to millers instead of farmers. Committee chairperson Abdi ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Stocks extend losses as Trump worries hang over markets

EM assets under renewed pressure with Turkish lira and Mexican peso in retreat

- Financial Times - US

How Alejandro G. Iñárritu Used Virtual Reality to Tackle Immigration

The sand is coarse under foot and the moonlight barely illuminates the way through the rocky desert terrain as you edge along the Mexican and American border. Suddenly there's shouting. Vans hurtle forward in the distance, helicopters whirl overhead, as border guards leap out of the shadows, rifles at the ready, ordering ...

- Variety - US

Mexican President Pena Nieto calls for more protection of journalists

The Mexican President said, 'each crime against a journalist is a strike against freedom of expression and the press and the citizenry'

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Mexican journalists protest violence, killing of reporter

Mexican journalists protested against the violence facing those in their profession after the killing of drug trafficking reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas.

- UPI - US

It's The Nuggets That Shine In 'The Golden Cockerel'

The title piece in Mexican master Juan Rulfo's The Golden Cockerel is a good story with a simple point: Life is short and then you die. It's the sketches and fragments that come after that amaze.

- NPR - US

Funeral for slain Mexican reporter amid demands for justice

Friends and family paid their final respects Tuesday to slain journalist Javier Valdez, who apparently paid with his life for his award-winning reporting on the country's violent drug gangs

- The Daily Star - LB

Atlanta restaurant chains named No. 1 brands in Harris Poll

Atlanta-based restaurant companies Chick-fil-A Inc. and Moe's Southwest Grill are ranked No. 1 restaurant brands in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. For the fourth year, Chick-fil-A took the No. 1 spot for chicken restaurant brand of the year, beating out another local chain, Zaxby's, which placed second. Moe's, for ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Study: Trump's Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species

Center for Biological DiversityPresident Trump's border wall threatens 93 endangered and threatened species, including jaguars, ocelots, Mexican gray wolves and cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, according to a new study by the Center for Biological Diversity. The study also found that 25 threatened or endangered species have ...

- Common Dreams - US

Protesters demand justice for Javier Valdez killing

Rights groups accuse Mexican authorities of failing to prosecute those who kill journalists covering drug gangs.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UNESCO urges investigation into murder of award-winning Mexican journalist

Following the killing of award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Arturo Valdez Cárdenas, the head of the United Nations cultural agency today encouraged the country's authorities to move quickly to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure the killing does not go unpunished.

- UN - INT

Mexicans demand justice after brazen murder of prominent reporter, the fifth this year

Media and rights groups protested Tuesday to demand the Mexican government catch the killers of the fifth and most high-profile journalist murdered this year in the country's drug-trafficking gangland. The front pages of major newspapers and journalists demonstrating in the center of the capital carried pictures of Javier ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Mexican journalists protest over Javier Valdez killing

Javier Valdez, who had spent his career investigating drug cartels, was shot dead on Monday.

- BBC - UK

'Where I work ... it is dangerous to be alive': A slain Mexican journalist's prescient speech

Javier Valdez was shot Monday near the offices of the newspaper he founded.

- Washington Post - US

Veteran Mexican Journalist Shot and Killed

A prominent Mexican journalist who covered the country's drug wars was shot and killed Monday outside the offices of the newspaper that he founded in violence-torn Sinaloa state.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Gunmen Kill Prominent Mexican Journalist Who Covered Drug Cartels

The journalist, Javier Valdez Crdenas, 50, had chronicled bloody conflicts among rival drug cartels and the culture of violence they inflicted on the broader society.

- New York Times - US

'Where I work, . . . it is dangerous to be alive': A slain Mexican journalist's prescient speech

Javier Valdez was shot Monday near the offices of the newspaper he founded.

- Washington Post - US

Gunmen Kill Prominent Mexican Journalist Who Covered Drug Cartels

The journalist, Javier Valdez Cárdenas, 50, had chronicled bloody conflicts among rival drug cartels and the culture of violence they inflicted on the broader society.

- International NY Times - US

Journalist who covered Mexican drug wars gunned down in Sinaloa

Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, renowned for dogged reporting on drug trafficking and corruption, was gunned down Monday in Sinaloa, officials said.

- UPI - US