Pope wades into crime-ridden Mexico city

2016-02-14 22:07

Pope Francis has waded into one of Mexico's most dangerous cities to celebrate an open-air mass with more than 300 000 Catholic faithful longing for a message of peace.

Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

2016-02-12 09:55

A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons

Dozens dead in Mexico prison riot - reports

2016-02-11 15:31

At least 30 people have died in a pre-dawn prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, reports say.

Journalist kidnapped in southern Mexico found dead

2016-02-10 07:49

A reporter who was kidnapped by armed assailants in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz this week has been found dead, Mexican authorities say.

Mexico deports US 'affluenza' teen

2016-01-28 20:26

Mexican authorities have deported a US teenager known for using an "affluenza" defence in a fatal Texas drunk-driving accident, a month after the fugitive was caught in a resort.

Dog tastes Mexican drug lord Guzman's jail food for poison

2016-01-21 12:48

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has had a rocky return to prison: He arrived depressed, officials gave him "Don Quixote" to read and a dog tastes his food for poison.

Guzman recapture will not solve Mexico ills

2016-01-15 22:15

Mexico's president has declared 'mission accomplished' after drug baron Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was recaptured.

El Chapo, actress talked of 'dream' meeting in texts

2016-01-14 10:35

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman fawned over the "beautiful" actress Kate del Castillo, while she confessed her "dream" of meeting him in leaked text messages filled with warm exchanges.

Sean Penn dismisses criticism of El Chapo interview

2016-01-12 13:51

American actor says he has nothing to hide as US and Mexican authorities announce probe into his meeting with druglord.

20 dead in bus crash in southern Mexico

2016-01-11 09:53

Mexican officials say 20 people died when a bus plunged off a bridge and fell into a deep gorge.


Pope heads for historic encounter with Russian patriarch

2016-02-12 11:09

Pope Francis has headed to Cuba looking to heal a 1 000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.

More than 50 dead in Mexican prison riot

2016-02-11 20:05

A prison riot in Monterrey, Mexico, has left 52 people dead and a dozen injured, officials say.

124 crocodiles suffocate in Mexico truck trip

2016-02-11 11:20

More than 120 crocodiles died from apparently suffocating and crushing each other while being transported across Mexico in a truck, authorities say.

7 dead in Mexico shootings

2016-01-28 22:38

The bullet-ridden bodies of 7 men have been found in the city of Chilpancingo, in southern Mexico.

Mexico fast tracking 'El Chapo' extradition

2016-01-22 22:31

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says his country is working to extradite recaptured drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman for trial in the United States as soon as possible.

Mexican judge halts wetland destruction

2016-01-21 10:53

A federal judge in Mexico's Quintana Roo state has ordered a halt to the destruction of a mangrove swamp in Cancun.

2 bodies found in area where 43 students disappeared

2016-01-15 08:56

Mexico's attorney general says two bodies were found in recent days in the area of southern Guerrero state where 43 students disappeared in September 2014.

Guzman's infatuation with actress led to downfall

2016-01-13 09:14

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was apparently infatuated with actress Kate del Castillo and his desire to see her again contributed to his downfall, government officials say.

'El Chapo' extradition could take a year - prosecutor

2016-01-11 18:09

Extraditing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States could take a year or more, a prosecutor says.

Mexico launches drug lord's US extradition process

2016-01-11 09:11

Mexican authorities launches the process to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, as they also sought to question US actor Sean Penn over their clandestine meeting.

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