Babies found alive after hospital explosion

2015-01-30 07:16

A gas truck explosion has ripped through a maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, killing one woman and two children and injuring dozens, with several babies found alive in the rubble.

Mexican police find 11 severed heads

2015-01-08 11:28

Mexican police have found 10 decapitated corpses and 11 severed heads in a south-western state, at the same site of an apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers last September.

Families of missing Mexican students promise protests

2014-12-22 17:24

Family members of 43 missing Mexican students say they would continue pressing for answers over the fate of their sons throughout the holidays.

Missing Mexican student identified, justice demanded

2014-12-08 14:15

The family of the first victim identified among 43 missing Mexican students has lamented the dashed dreams of the aspiring teacher, calling for justice in the case that has shocked the country.

Violent protests rage on for missing Mexicans

2014-12-02 10:25

A peaceful rally over the presumed massacre of 43 Mexican students has ended with violence in the capital, as the president's popularity sank to new lows on his second anniversary.

Mexico protesters burn congress building

2014-11-13 08:00

Protesters fuming over the disappearance of 43 college students have set fire to a southern Mexico state congress in another day of angry demonstrations over the presumed massacre.

Mexico first lady's mansion causes stir

2014-11-11 07:44

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is battling an emerging controversy over his wife's purchase of a mansion built by a company that later briefly won a lucrative bullet train contract.

Mexico investigators comb gully for missing 43

2014-10-29 10:40

Forensic experts have combed a gully in southern Mexico for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the detained over the lack of answers.

Mexico thanks California for helping migrants

2014-08-27 09:38

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has thanked California for improving the lives of immigrants from his country, including legalising drivers' licenses for undocumented migrants.

BMW joins Merc in new Mexico plants

2014-07-04 07:41

Two days after Mercedes announced a joint plant in Mexico with Renault/Nissan/Infiniti fellow German automaker BMW has announced anotther billion-bucks deal there.

Death toll hits 36 in Mexico bus tragedy

2014-04-14 09:46

A passenger bus has slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reports.

Obama pressed by neighbour countries at talks

2014-02-20 07:30

Pressed by North American allies on an array of politically fraught issues, President Barack Obama has vowed to press ahead with stalled efforts for trade expansion and US immigration reforms.

Mexico troops nab Knights Templar leader

2014-01-28 08:23

Mexican troops have seized a high-ranking leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, blamed for much of the crime in troubled Michoacan state, prosecutors say.

Mexico security forces capture cartel leader

2014-01-20 09:20

Mexican security forces have arrested 38 people in Michoacan, including a leading figure of the notorious Knights Templar drug cartel, a senior public safety official says.

France spy reports inaccurate: US

2013-10-23 09:54

The US intelligence chief says French newspaper reports about America's espionage activities abroad contains inaccurate and misleading information.

Teams dig in mud, rain for dead in Mexico

2013-09-23 11:02

Searchers are battling mud and rain while slowly digging out victims of a catastrophic mudslide that buried the Mexican village of La Pintada, leaving 68 people missing.

Brazil leader postpones US state visit over spy row

2013-09-18 07:02

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a long-planned state visit to Washington, the most serious diplomatic fall-out yet from Edward Snowden's leak of US secrets.

US spying won't hurt relations: Brazil

2013-07-11 10:02

Disclosures alleging that the United States has collected data on billions of telephone and e-mail conversations in Latin America's biggest country will not affect Brazil-US relations, says a Brazilian official.

Mexico opposition leading state elections

2013-07-08 14:00

Mexico's opposition conservatives are heading for victory in a regional election, likely bolstering a fragile national cross-party pact forged to broker economic reforms.

Killing of journalists' sons probed

2013-05-07 15:01

Media rights groups have called for a thorough probe into the murder of two sons of Mexican journalists, slamming authorities for saying the killings were unrelated to the parents' work.

Obama reaches out to Mexican young

2013-05-03 13:35

President Barack Obama and Mexico's new president, Enrique Pena Nieto, are stepping gingerly to avoid any suggestion of meddling in each other’s most contentious issues.

Mexico vigilantes challenge government

2013-02-22 13:00

Fed up with the police's failure to curb crime, armed vigilante groups have spread to at least four Mexican states, manning checkpoints, patrolling streets and in one case killing a "suspect".

Search on for survivors after Mexico blast

2013-02-01 13:43

Emergency services have been working to find people trapped in rubble under state oil company Pemex's headquarters in Mexico City after an explosion that killed at least 25.

Protests ahead of Pena Nieto inauguration

2012-12-01 23:00

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police outside Mexico's congress ahead of Enrique Pena Nieto's presidential inauguration.

Mexico court rejects vote appeal

2012-08-31 12:24

Mexico's electoral tribunal has unanimously rejected a left-wing bid to overturn the July 1 presidential election victory of Enrique Pena Nieto.


Ex-mayor faces kidnapping charges of 43 Mexican students

2015-01-14 12:35

The former mayor of the south-western city of Iguala has been charged with last year's kidnapping of 43 students who are feared to have been killed.

Mexico calls for overhaul of UN Security Council

2014-12-29 18:38

Mexico has called for an overhaul of the UN Security Council, envisaging more member countries across a wider geographical swathe, as the government steps up efforts to raise its profile on the global stage.

11 dead in vigilante shootout in Mexico

2014-12-17 13:51

A shootout between rival vigilantes in Mexico's western Michoacan state has left 11 dead, authorities say, in the clearest sign yet of renewed unrest.

Mexico president seeks to dissolve local police forces

2014-12-02 11:34

Mexico's embattled president has unveiled sweeping reforms to dissolve corruption-plagued municipal police forces nationwide.

Mexico's president reveals $3m in assets

2014-11-20 13:25

Facing conflict of interest accusations over a luxury home, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has disclosed ownership of nine properties among assets worth at least $3.3m

Protesters furious over deaths of 43 missing students

2014-11-12 07:34

Mexican protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students torched the ruling party's Guerrero state headquarters as demonstrations rocked President Enrique Pena Nieto's government.

Parents of Mexico missing meet with president

2014-10-30 10:46

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has met with parents of 43 teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared over a month ago, when investigators say police detained the students and handed them over to a drug gang.

Hitmen killed 17 of 43 missing Mexico students

2014-10-06 10:36

Two gang hitmen linked to police have admitted to killing 17 of 43 students missing in southern Mexico, prosecutors say, amid fears the victims were among bodies found in a mass grave.

Mexico increases number of missing to 22 322

2014-08-22 08:21

Revising its calculation upward, the Mexico government now says 22 322 people are reported missing since 2006.

Gunfight kills 22 suspected Mexico gang members

2014-07-01 11:14

Twenty-two suspected gang members have been killed southwest of Mexico City and one soldier was wounded, the government says, in one of the bloodiest shootouts with security forces.

Second Honda factory for Mexico

2014-02-24 13:26

Honda opened a second factory in Mexico to capitalise on the country's rising power in the automotive sector and strengthen the Japanese automaker's foothold in North America.

4 severed heads found in Mexico

2014-02-07 11:09

A chilling note has been found alongside the severed heads and dismembered bodies of four people in the Mexican state of Michoacan where vigilantes are battling a drug cartel.

Mexico president denies fostering vigilantes

2014-01-23 12:35

President Enrique Pena Nieto is denying that his government allowed the expansion of self-defence groups that emerged recently to fight drug traffickers in the state of Michoacan.

Mexican vigilantes seize town from cartel

2014-01-13 09:38

Vigilantes have seized a drug cartel's bastion in western Mexico, sparking a shootout as civilian militias gained new ground in their struggle against the drug cartel.

Mexican drug lord captured

2013-10-18 18:02

It seems fitting that US Mexican journalist Alfredo Corchado, author of a book on Mexico's drug war, would get the scoop on the capture of Zetas drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Trevino.

Mexican villagers recount horror of huge mudslide

2013-09-19 12:04

A rumbling noise came from the hill before the earth crashed down on the Mexican hamlet of La Pintada, burying people, the school and church after days of rain, survivors say.

Mexico leader pushes new reform

2013-09-09 14:15

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has pressed on with his reform agenda, unveiling a tax system overhaul after thousands of people rallied against his policies.

Mexico seeks info on reported US spying

2013-07-10 10:00

Mexico has asked the United States to provide "broad information" about a report that it is among Latin American nations targeted by US electronic espionage, says the foreign ministry.

Mexico in new anti-drug military operation

2013-05-22 11:01

Mexico's government has pledged to keep thousands of troops in the western state of Michoacan until peace is restored in this region tormented by violent drug cartels.

Obama: A new Mexico is emerging

2013-05-03 21:37

US President Barack Obama has told the Mexican people that he sees a "new Mexico" emerging, with a deepening democracy and growing economy.

Foreign wind farms cause uproar in Mexico

2013-04-07 22:22

Foreign energy firms have flocked to a narrow region of southern Mexico, known as one of the world's windiest places, but some projects have angered and torn indigenous villages.

Pemex blast caused by gas build-up

2013-02-05 09:00

The explosion that killed 37 people at the headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil firm was caused by a gas build-up, officials have said, ruling out a bomb attack.

Mexicans swop guns for toys

2012-12-31 16:02

Fed up with rampant crime, a Mexico City district is pressing locals to swop personal firearms for bikes, tablet computers and even cash, in a desperate bid to get guns off the streets.

Mexico might be headed for a name change

2012-11-23 11:03

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has one non-urgent item pending on his agenda in the dying days of his presidency - he wants to change his country's name.

Mexican mayor-elect shot dead

2012-08-13 12:06

A mayor-elect from a party that scored a comeback in recent elections has been found shot dead along with an aide in northern Mexico, officials say.

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