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.

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.

Ministers to monitor markets at Vienna oil talks

2014-11-26 11:09

Oil producers Mexico, Venezuela, Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to constantly monitor international markets, citing a slide in oil prices.

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

Parents of 43 missing students cling to hope

2014-11-14 18:32

The parents of 43 missing students are clinging to hope, not believing the government's view the youths were slain.

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.

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.

China surprised at Mexico's scrapping of deal

2014-11-09 13:30

China has expressed surprise on at Mexico's decision to revoke a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract from a China-led consortium.

Mexico scraps $3.75bn China rail deal

2014-11-07 20:15

Mexico has revoked a $3.75bn high-speed rail contract from a Chinese-led consortium after its uncontested bid prompted an outcry from lawmakers.

Security chief killed in Mexican border state

2014-11-04 13:28

Authorities in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas say a regional security chief and his wife have been killed by armed assailants.

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.

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 governor steps down over student disappearances

2014-10-24 08:36

The governor of the Mexican state where 43 students vanished following a confrontation with police has resigned, saying he was stepping down to assist the investigation into the disappearances.

Mexican soldiers 'executed' 12 surrendered suspects

2014-10-22 16:04

Mexican soldiers executed at least a dozen people who surrendered after a gunfight in June between troops and suspected criminals, a government rights official says.

US man killed by camel at Mexican wildlife park

2014-10-16 08:54

The US owner of a wildlife park in Mexico has died after being kicked, bitten and sat on by a camel, and authorities seized the private facility's animals pending an investigation.

German student shot by police in Mexico

2014-10-14 08:52

A German student was shot and wounded when police in southwest Mexico opened fire on the vehicle he was travelling in, authorities say.

Mexico's 43 missing students, more graves found

2014-10-10 09:16

Two weeks after 43 students disappeared in a clash with police in rural southern Mexico, authorities say the suspects have led them to more mass graves.

Olé! Mexico record for classic-car queue

2014-10-07 06:33

Now who would have thought Mexico would be the city to break a Guinness world record for the biggest classic car parade...

Mass graves found in Mexico

2014-10-05 11:16

Authorities have found mass graves with the charred remains of up to 20 people in the restive southern Mexican state of Guerrero.

Mexico catches drug lord in tourist hub

2014-10-02 11:35

Soldiers have captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug barons, Hector Beltran Leyva, in a restaurant in colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.

Mexico announces homicide charges in army killings

2014-10-01 15:02

Mexican prosecutors have announced homicide charges against three soldiers in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico.

Mexican students missing after deadly protest

2014-09-29 07:44

Mexican authorities are searching for 58 students who went missing after protests turned deadly in the troubled southern state of Guerrero.

Mexico in shock after lawmaker killed, burned

2014-09-25 13:02

A Mexican federal lawmaker has been killed and burned after being abducted in broad daylight, shocking his ruling party amid government assurances that violence is down.

Mexican drug lord makes waves new videos

2014-09-23 09:28

Servando Gomez is believed to be hiding deep in the mountains of the western state of Michoacan, yet he is the most visible drug lord in all of Mexico.


Obama: US offers Mexico help on missing students

2014-12-10 06:19

President Barack Obama says the US has offered to help Mexico figure out what happened to 43 college students who've been missing since September.

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.


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Mass protests rage on in Mexico over students

2014-11-21 09:11

Thousands of demonstrators have marched through Mexico City and converged on the city's main square, calling for justice over the fate of 43 missing students.

Ugandan priest's remains found in Mexico grave

2014-11-15 10:17

The remains of a Ugandan priest who travelled to Mexico as a missionary have been found along with another 12 bodies in a clandestine grave, officials say.

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.

2 endangered condors sent to Mexico zoo

2014-11-11 14:30

The US government has donated two endangered female California condors to Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo for a new breeding-in-captivity programme.

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span

2014-11-10 18:43

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets. Researchers have discovered hummingbirds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely.

Suspects admit killing missing Mexico students

2014-11-08 12:06

Gang suspects have confessed to killing 43 missing Mexican students, burning their bodies for 14 hours and tossing their charcoal-like remains in a river, authorities say.

Mexico scraps $3.75bn China rail deal

2014-11-07 13:15

Mexico has revoked a $3.75bn contract for a high-speed passenger rail link from a Chinese-led consortium after its bid sparked an outcry from lawmakers.

Bodies of 3 US siblings found in Mexico

2014-10-31 08:18

The bodies of three US siblings of Mexican descent believed to have been kidnapped by armed assailants have been found in Mexico's troubled Tamaulipas state, a prosecutor says.

More bodies found in Mexico

2014-10-30 09:29

Four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamaros, near where three young Americans went missing, a Mexican state official says.

Search for missing Mexico students finds more dead

2014-10-28 07:20

Mexican authorities searching for 43 missing college students have found human remains in a new area of southern Guerrero state and are testing to see if they belong to the young men who last were seen in police custody a month ago, a government official says.

Mexico mayor charged with attack on missing students

2014-10-23 09:19

Mexico has ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging they masterminded last month's attack that left six students dead and 43 missing.

Organic fertiliser helps Monarch Butterflies

2014-10-21 10:56

Using an organic fertiliser, a conservationist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, leads an award-winning project to reforest the sanctuary of monarch butterflies.

Mass graves don't hold Mexico's 43 missing students

2014-10-15 09:09

It was news that gave parents hope: None of the bodies that have been found in five mass graves in southern Mexico belonged to 43 students who have been missing for nearly three weeks.

Mexico arrests Juarez drug cartel leader

2014-10-10 12:36

Mexican police have arrested Juarez drug cartel boss Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, catching a man known as 'El Viceroy' whose gang's turf wars with enemies were blamed for thousands of deaths.

Protesters block Mexico highway, demanding justice

2014-10-09 14:38

Teachers, activists and residents have marched and blocked a major highway in Mexico to protest the disappearance of 43 teachers college students and demand that authorities find them.

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.

Experts expect rebound in monarch butterflies

2014-10-02 22:29

Experts say deforestation in Mexico is down, as a result experts say a rebound is expected for monarch butterflies.

Girl missing for 12 years found with mom

2014-10-02 08:14

A Texas girl reporting kidnapped 12 years ago has been found with her mother in Mexico.

Mexico probes disappearance of 57 students

2014-09-30 09:48

Mexican prosecutors are investigating whether local police officers were involved in the disappearance of 57 students who vanished after deadly incidents in the southern state of Guerrero.

Mexico troops held in killing of 22 gang suspects

2014-09-26 10:44

A Mexican army officer and seven soldiers have been detained in connection with the shooting deaths of 22 gang suspects after a witness said 21 of them were executed despite surrendering.

Fisherman survives 8 days at sea in a cooler

2014-09-24 14:41

A fisherman who went missing during Hurrican Polo has been found floating in an ice cooler near Acapulco, Mexico.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

2014-09-16 13:58

Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, leaving entire neighbourhoods as disaster zones.

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