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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.

Odile now a hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

2014-09-13 22:30

Odile has reached hurricane strength as it swirled in the Pacific off the southwestern coast of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Odile meanders off southern Mexico

2014-09-12 13:00

Tropical Storm Odile has meandered off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, keeping out to sea but expected to gain strength over the coming day and possibly become a hurricane.

Tropical storm off Mexico's Pacific coast

2014-09-11 11:35

A tropical storm has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southern coast and strengthened some as it slowly moved northward, possibly to grow into a hurricane.

Coca plants found growing in 'unusual region'

2014-09-10 08:27

Authorities in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas say they have confiscated 1 639 coca plants, and say that cultivation in the region is highly unusual.

Mexico torture rampant

2014-09-04 19:07

Torture and other forms of ill-treatment are "out of control" in Mexico, according to rights group Amnesty International.

Mexico rescues 15 Cubans adrift deep in Gulf

2014-09-02 16:43

The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Millions of fish die due to 'contamination'

2014-09-02 11:29

Authorities are investigating whether negligence at wastewater treatment plant is to blame after millions of fresh water fish began to float up in the Cajititlan lagoon in Mexico.

Mexican wolves back in wild after 30-years

2014-08-27 14:02

Wild Mexican wolf pups have return to Mexico's Sierra Madre after a 30-year absence as conservationists try to save the species which was driven to near extinction.

Hurricane Cristobal heads to Bermuda

2014-08-26 21:04

Hurricane Cristobal is gradually gaining strength while heading over the ocean toward Bermuda.

Mexico nabs suspects with 10 000 sea turtle eggs

2014-08-22 10:44

Environmental prosecutors in Mexico say three suspects have been detained in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca with more than 10 000 illegally harvested eggs from protected sea turtles.

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.

Mexico files complaint against mine in acid spill

2014-08-19 11:29

Environmental authorities have filed a criminal complaint against a copper mine that spilled 38 million litres of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico.

Mexico's Pemex retains 83% of oil reserves

2014-08-14 11:00

Mexico's state oil company Pemex has retained rights to 83% of the country's oil reserves, as the government began implementing landmark energy reforms.

Mexican president signs landmark energy law

2014-08-11 20:09

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed into law a package of laws that promises to lure big investment in the ailing oil, gas and electricity sectors.

6 swept away by swollen river in Mexico

2014-07-30 09:33

Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the US border.

Arriba! Will '15 see Tex and Mex in F1?

2014-07-23 09:49

It's been 22 years since Mexico has hosted a Formula 1 GP, but the original company who used to host the previous races there is trying its best to get the sport back.

Mexico approves key energy reform bill

2014-07-20 17:30

Mexico's Senate has given final approval to a bill to regulate the opening of the oil and gas industries to private investment.

Parents tell horror stories of abuse at shelter

2014-07-17 05:00

Parents of some of the 458 children rescued from the festering squalor of a shelter in Mexico have told horror stories after authorities raided it for sexual assaults and other abuses.

Pope urges - suffer the little children

2014-07-14 20:58

Pope Francis has called for urgent action to protect and care for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children migrating from Central America to the United States.

Killer quake hits Mexico, Guatemala

2014-07-07 18:47

A powerful earthquake has rattled southern Mexico and Guatemala leaving at least 3 dead.

Double tropical storms dump on Mexico

2014-07-02 05:00

Tropical Storm Elida has swirled off Mexico's Pacific while Douglas pulled away - but the double is dumping heavy rains in much of Mexico.

Tropical Storm forms off Mexican coast

2014-07-01 10:03

Tropical Storm Elida has formed off the southwestern Mexico coast. Heavy rains and high surf are forecasted.

Mexico arrests alleged son of drug lord

2014-06-22 09:00

Mexican federal police have captured a 22-year-old man who identified himself as the son of Servando "La Tuta" Gomez Martinez, leader of the Knights Templar cartel, officials said.

Dozens of bodies found in Mexican mass grave

2014-06-19 05:00

Dozens of bodies have been found in a Mexican mass grave in the eastern state of Veracruz.

 

Looting erupts after hurricane thrashes Mexico

2014-09-15 20:44

Looters took food and water from shops in Mexico's Los Cabos beach resorts after Hurricane Odile blew away wooden homes, flooded streets and damaged hotels.

2015 F1 calendar revealed: Mexico back

2014-09-12 14:39

The Formula 1 calendar will expand to a record-equalling 20 races in 2015 with Mexico returning after a 23-year absence, reports the International Automobile Federation..

Mexico pollution, water disputes turn political

2014-09-11 12:13

Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled to blame each other for the problems.

Mexico 'water monster' salamander battles extinction

2014-09-11 10:35

Dubbed the "water monster" by the Aztecs, the axolotl salamander is battling extinction in the remnants of Mexico City's ancient lake, alarming scientists hoping mankind learns from its ability to regenerate organs.

Mexico unveils design for $9bn airport

2014-09-04 09:45

Mexico's government has unveiled the winning design for a new, futuristic, spider-shaped airport for the capital that will ease delays and boost capacity.

3 Mexican mayors charged with organised crime

2014-09-02 15:40

A Mexican federal official says three mayors in the western state of Michoacan have been charged with allegedly having links with a drug cartel.

Latin America woos foreign oil firms

2014-08-28 13:00

Some of Latin America's largest oil producers are on a charm offensive to woo foreign investment, but are still keen to keep a firm government grip.

Mexico thanks California for helping migrants

2014-08-27 09:38

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has thanked California for improving the lives of immigrants from his country, including legalising drivers' licenses for undocumented migrants.

Hurricane Marie sends pounding waves to Mexico

2014-08-25 17:43

Hurricane Marie has been pounding heavy waves into Mexico's Pacific coast, where three fishermen went missing after their boat capsized.

Oil thieves cause pipeline leak, pollute Mexico river

2014-08-22 09:13

Thieves who tapped an oil pipeline in northern Mexico caused a spill that contaminated the San Juan River, a key irrigation source for farmers says.

How to greet people when travelling abroad

2014-08-20 15:54

Travelling to a different country soon, but not quite sure how to say ‘howzit’ to potential new foreign friends? Here’s your guide.

Karina strengthens into hurricane of Mexico

2014-08-15 11:44

A storm far off the west coast of Mexico has strengthened into the sixth hurricane of the Pacific season, US forecasters warn.

Watch: Great white attacks underwater robot

2014-08-12 12:24

In video released by the Discovery Channel, an underwater camera captures a great white shark wrapping its jaws around a robot.

Mexico fines circus over bear's missing jaw

2014-08-05 11:41

Mexican authorities imposed a $53 000 fine on a circus that featured a black bear whose lower jaw had been removed and a lion and three spider monkeys without claws and fangs.

Big money backs Mexico F1 GP's return

2014-07-24 08:57

Mexico is set to have Formula 1 return to the country after a 22-year absence and with big names and big money behind the plot, it looks like a sure deal.

Sanctuary saves tragically abused animals

2014-07-21 13:45

The Communal Living Biopark Pachuca is the first refuge of its kind in Mexico to rescue, rehabilitate and relocate exotic animals.

Mexico says body found is that of US motorcyclist

2014-07-18 10:55

Genetic testing has confirmed that a body found near a Pacific Coast beach town is that of a New York man who vanished while riding his motorcycle to Brazil for the World Cup.

Mexico rescues 458 children from squalid refuge

2014-07-16 10:38

Mexico says it had rescued 458 children from a vermin-infested refuge for abandoned boys and girls, some of whom it believes are sexually abused.

Mexico train derails with 1 300 migrants on board

2014-07-11 10:22

A cargo train has derailed whilst transporting 1 300 Central American migrants who had jammed onto the freight cars on their way to the US.

BMW joins Merc in new Mexico plants

2014-07-04 07:41

Two days after Mercedes announced a joint plant in Mexico with Renault/Nissan/Infiniti fellow German automaker BMW has announced anotther billion-bucks deal there.

Gunfight kills 22 suspected Mexico gang members

2014-07-01 11:14

Twenty-two suspected gang members have been killed southwest of Mexico City and one soldier was wounded, the government says, in one of the bloodiest shootouts with security forces.

Mexican chopper fires on US

2014-06-27 21:04

US authorities are investigating two shots that were fired from a Mexican helicopter when it crossed the border into Arizona.

Sex scandal forces Mexico party boss out

2014-06-13 09:41

The local political chief for Mexico's ruling party in the capital resigned following reports that his office hired women to have sex with him and placed them on party payrolls.

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