Mexico


Fifth family gunned down in Mexico

2016-07-23 21:14

A couple and their three children have been gunned down in western Mexico, marking the fifth killing of families in two weeks.

10 prison inmates escape in Mexico beach resort Cancun

2016-07-13 11:51

Ten inmates escaped in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Cancun by jumping the prison wall, in the latest jailbreak to hit the country's scandal-plagued penitentiary system.

Strange skeleton found in Mexico's ancient ruins

2016-07-09 20:29

Archaeologists have discovered near Mexico's ancient ruins of Teotihuacan the skeleton of an upper-class woman whose skull was intentionally deformed.

Mexico high court rejects legalising abortion

2016-06-30 10:30

Mexico's Supreme Court has rejected a proposal to legalise abortion but suggested more debate on the issue in the country boasting the world's second-largest Catholic population.

Mexico police, troops 'routinely' rape arrested women

2016-06-28 14:32

Mexico's police and armed forces routinely torture and mistreat women, sometimes using sexual violence during arrest and interrogation, Amnesty International wrote in a damning report.

Six dead, more than 100 injured in Mexico protest

2016-06-20 09:55

Unknown gunmen opened fire as police and teachers clashed in southern Mexico during a protest that left six people dead and more than 100 injured, authorities say.

Mexico police kill 8 gunmen in shootout

2016-06-14 18:17

Police in Mexico City say eight gunmen have been killed in a shootout with police in northern Mexico near the Gulf coast.

Gunmen open fire, kill two at Mexico baseball game

2016-06-13 10:53

Two people were killed and at least six others seriously wounded in Mexico when armed men opened fire on players and spectators at an amateur baseball game, authorities said.

Strong quake shakes Mexico

2016-06-07 15:14

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off Mexico's Pacific coast, slightly shaking towns, but no immediate damage was reported.

Sergio Perez to replace Raikkonen at Ferrari?

2016-06-06 13:31

Sergio Perez's father, Antonio, ignited a wildfire when he said the Mexican Formula 1 driver could be heading for Ferrari sometime this season.

 

Mexican president apologizes over mansion scandal

2016-07-19 16:13

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto apologised and admitted committing an error over his wife's purchase of a mansion from a government contractor.

Slain student's face eaten by animals

2016-07-12 07:32

Animals ate the face of a student after he was tortured and killed in southern Mexico on the same night that 43 of his classmates disappeared, a human rights body said.

Mexican zoo shocked after beloved gorilla dies

2016-07-08 14:01

Mexico City's zoo is in shock after its beloved male gorilla died as veterinarians prepared to transport him to another city to mate with two females.

North American leaders make energy pledge

2016-06-28 16:04

The leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico are set to pledge to use renewable energy to generate half of North America's power by 2025, White House officials say.

Earthquake causes buildings to sway in Mexico City

2016-06-27 23:17

An earthquake has set tall buildings swaying in Mexico City, causing people to leave office buildings and congregate in the streets

Fugitive captured in Mexico after 19 years on the run

2016-06-17 09:54

A man who police say fled prosecution 19 years ago for sexual assault crimes has been captured by authorities in Mexico and returned to Oregon.

Riot, fire erupt in prison near Mexico City

2016-06-14 14:23

A riot and fire erupted at a prison in a Mexico City suburb, prompting authorities to send in hundreds of police and firefighters to restore order.

11 family members shot dead in Mexico

2016-06-11 09:04

Eleven members of a family have been found shot to death in central Mexico, and a local official says a religious dispute may have been behind the killings

Mexico government committed 'crimes against humanity'

2016-06-07 10:22

Mexican authorities and a feared gang have committed "crimes against humanity" during the country's decade-long drug war, a US-based non-governmental organisation says.

Teachers have heads shaved for not striking

2016-06-01 22:28

A dissident faction of Mexico's teachers' union is under fire for publicly humiliating teachers and administrators who defied their strike.

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