Two news stories involving Mexican women piqued our interest yesterday: 1) A Mexican pop diva is suing TV Azteca for allegedly defaming her reputation; and 2) Mexican police arrested a woman in possession of more guns than T.I., including an anti-aircraft machine gun(!). So of course, we immediately started thinking of possible posts...a look at corruption at Spanish-speaking networks? An investigative report on how Mexican drug cartels are outgunning the military? Or, maybe—the hottest women in Mexico? Ding. Ding.

Just so you know, we didn't go Maxim on you and fill our list with vaguely Mexican celebs like, say, Jessica Alba. Nope, we dug deep to find the most authentic hot chicks repping the tricolor. Consider this an early celebration of Cinco de Mayo: We present the 9 hottest women of Mexico...

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#9. MAITE PERRONI
CLAIM TO FAME: We'd like to cast the 26-year-old singer/actress in the next Bond flick. The role? Culo...Culo Diabolical.

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