Report: BMW to Announce First Mexican Auto Plant in July

The German-based auto corporation BMW will announce the location of its first planned assembly plant construction in Mexico in July, the German magazine Automobilwoche reported over the weekend. BMW is eyeing the Mexican state of Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi, but has yet to confirm where the assembly plant will be built. With cheap labor…

Remembering Rwanda

By Olalekan Jimoh It started suddenly on a sunny day in April of 1994 in the beautiful city of Kigali the capital city of Rwanda. The day started as any other and families all woke up without any premonition of what the day would bring. School kids preparing for school and parents preparing for work…

“Peña-Bots” on Twitter Attack Carmen Aristegui

The “Peña-Bots” are back and are bashing the prominent and well-known Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui, who is at the center of a controversy that alleges Aristegui’s employer, MVS Noticias, paid a woman to speak against an official affiliated with Mexico’s ruling party. According to Aristegui, the allegations made by Claudia Priscila Martínez González are false…

Prominent Mexican Journalist Claims Group Wants to Discredit Her

The widely-known Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui, who works for MVS Noticias and CNN en Español, claims there is a campaign—yet to be identified—that is behind an effort to discredit her. In her morning radio program last Friday, Aristegui reported on the initiation of a campaign against her and her affiliates, however Aristegui was not able…

Venezuelan Police Officer Killed in Clashes with Protesters

A Venezuelan policeman has died after he was shot during clashes with anti-government protesters in the capital city of Caracas, the Agence France Presse reported. Venezuelan officials declined to identify the police officer who was shot dead, including two others who were wounded. Police officers detained more than 240 people in a surprise early morning…

PROFILE: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or “Fifth of May” in Spanish, is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla that took place in the southern Mexican state of Puebla in 1862. The day celebrates the victory of Mexican forces against the French soldiers of Napoleon III. After Mexico declared a moratorium on foreign debt repayment, English, Spanish…

Is North Korea on Fire? NASA Reveals Satellite Photos of Wild Fires

NASA has released satellite imagery of what appears to be large wildfires burning in North Korea’s south east. Plumes of smoke can be seen coming from farmland, where according to NASA, could have been intentionally burned in order to aid in the fertilization of the soil. The images come one month after North Korea launched…