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.

Woman stabs beau 25 times with stiletto

2014-04-01 13:01

A woman has been accused of murdering her boyfriend during a fit of rage by stabbing him to death with the with the stiletto heel of her shoe, striking in the face according to prosecutors.

Mexico police, soldiers kill 10 kidnappers

2014-03-28 08:40

Authorities in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say state police and soldiers engaged in a gunbattle with suspected kidnappers, killing nine men and a woman.

Alleged organ trafficker nabbed

2014-03-18 08:23

Police in Mexico's western state of Michoacan has detained an alleged member of the Knights Templar cartel, saying he is suspected of trafficking organs.

Mexico: 2 000 protest for drug lord's release

2014-02-27 08:03

Some 2 000 people have demonstrated in support of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his home state, chanting "release him" following his weekend arrest.

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.

Mexican drug kingpin captured at resort

2014-02-22 22:16

Notorious Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been arrested by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, a US security official says.

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.

Five Mexican miners die

2014-02-15 11:38

Five miners have died after an elevator they were riding in plunged down a shaft at a zinc and silver mine in northern Mexico.

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.

Pacific castaway prepares to go home

2014-02-05 08:03

Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga is preparing for a faster and more comfortable journey home after 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, as his mother called his rescue "a divine miracle".

Bearded Pacific castaway back in civilisation

2014-02-03 09:02

Sporting a bushy beard and clutching a can of Coke, a castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific Ocean has arrived in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro.

Monarch butterflies drop, migration waning

2014-01-30 08:25

The little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts say.

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.

Mexicans urged to drink tap water

2014-01-24 16:57

Mexico City legislators has called on residents and restaurant owners to drink tap water, in an effort to stem widespread obesity and to create a culture of water consumption.

US executes Mexican despite diplomatic uproar

2014-01-23 07:57

The state of Texas has executed a Mexican man convicted of murder, despite a diplomatic outcry and pressure from the US federal government to further review his case.

Family of drunk left at Taco Bell sues cops

2014-01-20 10:39

The family of a drunken man picked up by police officers and dropped off at a Taco Bell before he was struck by a car is suing over his death, accusing authorities of race discrimination.

At least 4 killed in Mexico

2014-01-19 13:01

Mexican authorities say at least four men have died in a series of shootouts in the city of Agua Prieta, across the border from Douglas, Arizona.

Boy dies after drinking meth at border crossing

2014-01-16 09:25

An autopsy says a 16-year-old Mexican boy died after drinking concentrated liquid methamphetamine at a border crossing in an attempt to convince inspectors that it was only apple juice.

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.

Woman found in suitcase at US-Mexico border

2014-01-08 10:47

Authorities say a smuggling attempt at the US-Mexico border has been thwarted after inspectors found a woman from Thailand inside a suitcase.

Mexico subway dig turns up unusual Aztec find

2014-01-02 11:37

Archaeologists say excavations for a Mexico City subway extension have turned up what appears to be an unusual Aztec offering.


At least 25 dead in Mexico bus crash

2014-04-13 19:03

A bus has burst into flames after slamming into the back of a parked trailer-truck in southeastern Mexico, killing at least 25 people and injuring four others, an official says.

Mexican marines kill Templar cartel's leader

2014-04-01 09:07

Mexican officials say a leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel has been killed in a clash with marines in the central state of Queretaro.

100 people found in house, living in filth

2014-03-20 13:55

A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the US illegally has been uncovered just outside Houston, a police spokesperson says.

VW 1-2, but Hyundai on Mexico podium

2014-03-11 13:31

VW's Sebastian Ogier won the Mexico leg of the 2014 World Rally championship in a 1-2 with team mate Jari-Marri Latvala.

VW 1-2, but Hyundai on Mexico podium

2014-03-10 08:47

VW's Sebastian Ogier won the Mexico leg of the 2014 World Rally championship in a 1-2 with team mate Jari-Marri Latvala.

Arrest of legendary Mexico drug lord emerges

2014-02-24 14:08

After fruitlessly pursuing one of the world's top drug lords for years, authorities have finally drawn close to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman using a cellphone found at a drug house.

Mexico experts sight rare 'water monster'

2014-02-24 11:24

Scientists have discovered that Mexico's salamander-like axolotl apparently hasn't disappeared from its only known natural habitat in Mexico City's few remaining lakes.

Filipino police kill 7 'drug' dealers in shootout

2014-02-22 05:30

Philippine authorities killed at least seven alleged drug traffickers and arrested dozens of others in raids in a southern city, police say.

Salvadoran sea survivor leaves hospital

2014-02-19 08:34

The Salvadoran fisherman who says he drifted at sea for more than a year has left hospital after treatment for the psychological and physical effects of his ordeal.

Mexico state bans odd names

2014-02-12 11:11

Parents in the Mexican state of Sonora will no longer be allowed to name their children “Facebook”, “Rambo” or 59 other now banned given names.

Sea survivor looks weaker at public appearance

2014-02-06 11:03

The Salvadoran man who says he spent more than a year drifting across the Pacific before finally making landfall in the Marshall Islands last week has made a brief public appearance.

Man ate birds, turtles in 13 months adrift

2014-02-03 16:38

A Mexican castaway says he ate fish, birds and turtles as he drifted for 13 months across the Pacific Ocean.

Man washes up 'after 16 months adrift'

2014-01-31 10:37

An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift on the Pacific, floating more than 12 500km from Mexico.

Mexico to legalise vigilantes

2014-01-29 07:14

After months of co-operation with vigilantes trying to drive out a vicious drug cartel, the Mexico government is making plans to legalise the movement and bring it under army control.

Davos: Mexico lures $6bn in investments

2014-01-24 19:51

Pepsico and Nestle announced major investments worth a combined $6bn in Mexico, where the government has just pushed through a series of economic reforms.

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.

Mexico disarms 1 200 police accused of gang ties

2014-01-20 19:05

Mexico has disarmed more than 1 200 local police officers suspected of colluding with drug traffickers in Michoacan state.

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.

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.

Govt forces to depose vigilantes in Mexico

2014-01-14 08:56

Federal forces will take over security in a large swath of a Mexico state where fire fights between vigilantes and drug traffickers have erupted, a Mexican official has announced.

Fishermen find conjoined gray whale calves

2014-01-09 13:00

The Mexican government says fishermen found two rare conjoined gray whale calves in a northern Mexico lagoon that died shortly after being born.

Mexican cartel leader held in the Netherlands

2014-01-04 10:34

A Mexican man described as an alleged leader of the powerful Sinaloa drug syndicate has been detained in the Netherlands on a US arrest warrant, US authorities say.

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