Mexico


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.

Resort plans draw fire in Mexico flamingo reserve

2014-06-09 09:11

Resort plans draw fire in Mexico's Holbox reserve, known for flamingo flocks

Tropical storm Boris to slam Mexico, Guatemala

2014-06-04 11:00

Tropical storm Boris has hit Mexico and Guatemala, bringing drenching rains to a region stricken just days earlier by deadly flooding and mudslides.

World heavyweight, dies at 48

2014-05-27 07:37

A Mexican man who was once the world's heaviest human when he weighed 597kg at one point, has died at the age of 48.

'Lost' snake species resurfaces in Mexico

2014-05-20 07:29

The Clarion nightsnake, a reptilian species believed lost, has resurfaced in Mexico, a US museum says.

Girl's skeleton reveals Native American origins

2014-05-16 09:02

A teenage girl who fell into a hole more than 12 000 years ago in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is offering new clues about the origins of the first Native Americans, researchers say.

Zetas cartel founder killed in Mexico

2014-05-13 10:27

A most-wanted founder of Mexico's ultra-violent Zetas drug cartel has been killed in a clash with the military that involved grenades and assault rifles, authorities say.

 

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.

Mexico ends deal with Spanish oil giant

2014-06-04 20:00

Mexican state oil company Pemex has sold most of its holding in Spanish oil giant Repsol, ending a quarter-century partnership.

Scientists track migration of great white shark

2014-06-03 08:36

A great white shark tagged in 2013 with a satellite tracking device is charting a groundbreaking map of the shark highway from Cape Cod to the Gulf of Mexico.

Mexico to extract 12 000-year-old teen skeleton

2014-05-20 10:50

Researchers plan to extract the more than 12 000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl whose discovery in an underwater cave has given new clues about the first Native Americans.

Headless, tortured bodies found in Mexico

2014-05-16 22:15

Four decapitated bodies, each showing signs of torture, have been exhumed from a mass grave in an eastern Mexico state plagued by drug trafficking.

Water a precious resource in Mexico

2014-05-15 09:41

In Tehuixtitla, a mountainous area south of Mexico City, there is no running water, and President Enrique Pena Nieto has said this basic problem was a "national priority".

Strong quake shakes Mexico

2014-05-10 11:26

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Mexico and the nation's capital, two days after a similar temblor rattled the country.

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