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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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