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.

Besieged Mexicans cheer soldiers' arrival

2013-05-21 12:01

Residents of a western Mexico area who have endured months besieged by a drug cartel have cheered the arrival of hundreds of Mexican soldiers.

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.

Mexico captures high-ranking Zetas leader

2012-09-27 09:01

The Mexican navy says it has captured one of the leaders of the notoriously brutal Zetas drug cartel, delivering a boost to the government's efforts to bring the gangs to heel.

17 held in Mexico church camp attack, rapes

2012-07-19 12:06

Police have arrested 17 men on suspicion of attacking youths and raping five women and girls who were on a church camping trip outside Mexico City.

Mexican recount confirms Pena Nieto win

2012-07-06 07:58

A recount has showed Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto as the clear winner of the country's presidential election, but the runner-up still refuses to concede.

Mexican candidates debate amid protests

2012-06-11 15:02

Mexico's presidential race has entered a critical phase after the four candidates clashed in a second debate as about 90 000 people protested in the capital against the frontrunner.

Obama to meet Mexico, Canada leaders

2012-04-02 11:02

US President Barack Obama is set to host the leaders of Mexico and Canada at the White House for a North American summit overshadowed by the raging drug war in Mexico and violence on the US border.

Massacre highlights Mexico jail corruption

2012-02-21 10:00

Nine guards have confessed to helping Zetas drug gangsters escape from prison before other Zetas slaughtered 44 rival inmates, a state official says.

Mexican held for 75 drug cartel killings

2012-01-31 13:47

Police in northern Mexico have captured an alleged member of the Zetas drug gang who confessed to killing at least 75 people, including many who were pulled off buses, say authorities.


Mexico govt faces vigilante monster it created

2014-01-16 14:58

Vigilantes who have challenged the government's authority in lawless Michoacan state held onto their guns as federal authorities struggled to rein in a monster they helped create.

Mexico slammed over 'disappearances'

2013-02-21 09:01

Human Rights Watch has charged that Mexican security forces were not properly investigated over at least 249 "disappearances" that occurred during President Felipe Calderon's government.

US-led 'war on drugs' questioned at UN

2012-09-27 12:04

The presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala have all called for a global debate of anti-narcotics laws at the UN, raising new questions about the wisdom of the, US-led "war on drugs".

17 mutilated bodies found in Mexico

2012-09-17 11:04

The dismembered bodies of 17 men were found on a farm in a part of central Mexico disputed by violent drug cartels, say officials.

Mexican president: Drug murders down

2012-07-16 14:01

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says homicides in Mexico have dropped 15% to 20% in the first six months of this year compared to the same period of 2011.

Leftist candidate rejects Mexico results

2012-07-03 07:53

The runner-up in Mexico's presidential election has rejected the "fraudulent" victory of rival Enrique Pena Nieto, raising the spectre of protests.

Drug gang fear silences Mexico journalists

2012-05-11 14:00

Drug traffickers are applying a policy of terror against journalists who fail to follow their wishes, with threats and brutal killings silencing the press in many parts of Mexico.

Mexican parties make presidential picks

2012-03-12 11:02

Mexico's ruling National Action Party and leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution have made their presidential picks official, with the loser of the 2006 vote making another try.

Mexico gets female presidential candidate

2012-02-06 14:44

Mexico's ruling conservative party has chosen Josefina Vazquez Mota, a 51-year-old economist and former minister, as its candidate for presidential elections on July 1.

Mexico drug violence kills 1 000 a month

2012-01-02 22:28

Around 12 000 people died in drug-related violence in 2011 in Mexico and around 50 000 have been killed since the start of President Felipe Calderon's crackdown on drug gangs in 2006.

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