Mexican gang leader dies after being caught in crossfire

CIUDAD JUÁREZ (MEXICO).- Relatives of inmates are awaiting information on the transfer of inmates to federal prisons, in Ciudad Juárez, in the state of Chihuahua (Mexico) on January 4, 2023. EFE / Luis Torres

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Jan 5 (EFE) .- Mexican authorities reported on Thursday the death of a criminal leader whose break from prison on Sunday led to a riot that left 17 dead and the escape of over 20 inmates.  The leader of the criminal gang Los Mexicles, Ernesto Alberto Piñon, also known as El Neto, … Read more

Indigenous dancers revive celebration of Niño de Atocha in southern Mexico

Children dance through the streets of Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico, to honor the local patron saint, the Niño de Atocha, every Jan. 4. EFE/Carlos Lopez

Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico, Jan 4 (EFE).- Hundreds of children descended from the indigenous Zoque people on Wednesday returned to the streets after two years of pandemic restrictions to dance for their patron saint, the Niño de Atocha (Sacred Child of Atocha), in the southeastern Mexican town of Chiapa de Corzo. The ancestral tradition, known … Read more