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Mexico in the middle of immigration debate (video)

Mexico debates how best to deal with the seemingly unending flow of tens of thousands of undocumented Central Americans.

Government calls toxic spill Mexico’s worst modern mining disaster (video)

Mexican government officials confirm that some 40-thousand cubic meters of toxic waste water spilled from a copper mine in early August.

The Whole Enchilada Just Got Bigger As Mexico City Beats Own Record

Mexico City gives new meaning to the “whole enchilada” as it breaks its own record with a 85-metre long enchilada.

The PRI wants the Size of Congress Reduced

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of México’s Congress, currently has 500 seats, while the Senate has 128 seats.

Coahuila Bans Animals in Circuses

The state of Coahuila has banned the use of animals in circuses or in any other kind of entertainment.

Almost $10 Billion in FDI in First Half of 2014

The first half of 2013 also saw an atypical transaction when shares of Mexican Groupo Modelo were sold to foreign investors.

August 30, 1923

On this date one American dollar was worth 10 million German marks.

Movies Playing Aug 30 – Sept 4

Our resident film critic Ken Albanese reviews this week’s movie selections including Jersey Boys directed by Clint Eastwood.

Stone Island Boarding Dock Closed by Port Captain

Port Captain Gustavo Gómez Rangel said the 12 panga owners operating from the dock had not renewed their permits which were now five months in arrears.

Who Needs Cones to Save Parking Spots?

Street car washers use the bottom half of store mannequins to save parking spots for potential clients.

August 29, 1929

On this date the German dirigible Graff Zeppelin landed in Lakehurst, New Jersey becoming the first flying machine in its class to circumnavigate the world after a 21 day voyage covering 34,000 kilometres.

Ecology Department to Plant 2,000 Trees

In a city the size of Mazatlán, there should be 12-16 trees per person, but there are only four per person.

Sinaloa in Top Ten of “Ghost Teachers”

Sinaloa is seventh in the top ten States paying for teachers who do not teach in classrooms, are retired, deceased or who have left their jobs.

Kia to Build $1 Billion Plant in México

The plant is expected to begin operations in 2016.

México to Impose Tariff of up to 30% on Footwear Imports

The imports are expected to go into effect on Friday.