Mexico


Mexican President Pena Nieto accused of plagiarism in thesis

2016-08-22 22:37

A Mexican news outlet has published a report alleging that President Enrique Pena Nieto's thesis for his law degree has been heavily plagiarised.

'El Chapo' could be returned to prison he escaped

2016-08-18 10:18

A lawyer for drug lord "El Chapo" says a judge has issued an injunction that could send Guzman from a prison in a border state back to the maximum security prison he previously escaped from.

Hurried hugs in mostly dry Rio Grande

2016-08-12 07:13

Hundreds of people from Texas and Mexico have reunited with relatives for a few precious minutes on a mostly dry stretch of the Rio Grande.

PICS: Mexico landslides leave 40 dead as new storm forms

2016-08-08 14:22

Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Earl's remnants have killed at least 40 people in Mexico, officials say, as a new storm threatened the country's Pacific coast.

Mexican gangs breaking code of honour

2016-08-03 18:09

A series of murders targeting families have rocked Mexico, signaling that drug gangs are breaking an unspoken code of honour.

13-year-old in Mexico denied abortion in rape

2016-08-02 07:26

An advocacy group says officials in northern Mexico are denying an abortion to a 13-year-old girl who was raped by a family acquaintance.

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 killed 22 civilians in drug raid

2016-08-19 10:18

Mexican police massacred 22 civilians in arbitrary executions during a raid on a drug gang last year, a human rights ombudsman says.

Son of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' among kidnap victims at Mexican resort

2016-08-17 11:50

Mexican authorities have said a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is among the half-dozen men who have been abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta.

Police arrest alleged drug trafficker accused of murdering journalist

2016-08-11 12:38

A suspected local chief of the notorious Zetas cartel has been arrested in connection with the murder of a journalist in Mexico, officials say.

Six dead in landslides caused by Tropical Storm Earl in Mexico

2016-08-07 09:17

Six people have died in landslides in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz as what had been Tropical Storm Earl dumped copious amounts of rain on the region.

Mexico police, mayor arrested over 10 burned bodies

2016-08-02 12:58

A Mexican mayor and four police officers have been arrested in connection with the murder of 10 people whose bodies were burned, officials say, in the latest scandal involving the country's security forces.

Mexico launches drones to protect endangered porpoise

2016-07-30 07:45

Mexico's government has launched drones to back last-ditch efforts to prevent illegal fishing activities that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise.

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.

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