In the hot land, Mexicans just say no to drug cartels
Communities in Michoacan's Tierra Caliente are rising up against the drug-trafficking gangs that have terrorized them for years. COALCOMAN, Mexico — Rafael Garcia slaps the oversize wooden desk where he sits, one of the last mayors still in office in this region of Mexican farm country known as Tierra Caliente — hot land.
Ex-Official Seized in Mexico Corruption Case
Officials say the former treasurer of the state of Tabasco has been arrested on the U.S. border in an embezzlement investigation after nearly $7 million in cash was found in his office.
Former Guatemala President Alfonso Portillo extradited to U.S.
He's accused of using U.S. banks to launder millions of dollars in public funds he allegedly embezzled while in office. MEXICO CITY — Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited Friday from his home country to the United States, where he faces long-standing charges that he used U.S. banks to launder millions of dollars in public funds that he allegedly embezzled while in office, according to U.S. officials and court documents.
Mexico Judge Orders Prison for Suspects in Killing
A judge on Saturday issued an order for the imprisonment of two waiters accused in the beating death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, the Mexico City attorney general's office said.
Corporate Fail: Disney's Attempt to Trademark Cultural Holiday
Disney has dropped its effort to trademark 'Día de los Muertos,' a holiday celebrated in Mexico and around the world, following widespread outrage. Fronteras Desk reported that Disney filed 10 requests in the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office this month to coin the phrase. Disney's filings are mainly for merchandise, presumably connected to an upcoming film.