Escape by top drug lord a strong blow to Mexico's government

2015-07-13 10:38

The capture of drug lord Joaquin Guzman was the crowning achievement of Mexico's government in its war against drug cartels, making the bold escape by "El Chapo" from a maximum security prison all the more devastating.

Mexico's ruling party wins Congress election

2015-06-08 13:26

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's party have won the congressional elections, retaining its simple majority despite protests and falling approval ratings, according to preliminary results.

Gunfight in western Mexico - 39 dead

2015-05-22 22:41

At least 39 people were killed in western Mexico during a fight between armed civilians and security forces.

Mexico journalist who revealed first lady mansion gets fired

2015-03-16 10:58

An influential Mexican broadcast journalist whose report about the first lady's mansion caused a scandal has been sacked, sparking anger among supporters who called her firing an affront to freedom of speech.

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.


Top Mexico drug lord tunnels to freedom

2015-07-12 20:49

Top Mexico drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman has escapes prison through an elaborate tunnel, for the second time.

Mexican president caught up in another property scandal

2015-05-29 10:08

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has misrepresented to authorities the circumstances under which he acquired one of his properties, public documents show, a discrepancy that could add to the controversy surrounding his personal finances.

Top Mexican reporter’s firing ‘a blow to free speech’

2015-03-17 14:20

The crusading host of Mexico's top-rated national news radio program has been fired in a case that many fear is a blow to freedom of expression.

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.

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