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.

Seven dead in Mexico landslide

2014-05-02 05:30

Four children and a pregnant woman were among seven people killed when torrential rains sparked a landslide in central Mexico.

US euthanises 300 birds in cockfighting farm

2014-04-23 12:19

State authorities have euthanised scores of steroid-filled roosters after raiding a farm and arresting a man on suspicion of raising the birds for cockfighting, prosecutors say.

Death toll hits 36 in Mexico bus tragedy

2014-04-14 09:46

A passenger bus has slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reports.

Woman stabs beau 25 times with stiletto

2014-04-01 13:01

A woman has been accused of murdering her boyfriend during a fit of rage by stabbing him to death with the with the stiletto heel of her shoe, striking in the face according to prosecutors.

Mexico police, soldiers kill 10 kidnappers

2014-03-28 08:40

Authorities in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say state police and soldiers engaged in a gunbattle with suspected kidnappers, killing nine men and a woman.

Alleged organ trafficker nabbed

2014-03-18 08:23

Police in Mexico's western state of Michoacan has detained an alleged member of the Knights Templar cartel, saying he is suspected of trafficking organs.


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.

Mexican vigilantes search caves for cartel leader

2014-04-25 08:53

Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "self-defence" group leader in western Mexico says.

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico

2014-04-18 20:21

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, though there were no early reports of major damage.

At least 25 dead in Mexico bus crash

2014-04-13 19:03

A bus has burst into flames after slamming into the back of a parked trailer-truck in southeastern Mexico, killing at least 25 people and injuring four others, an official says.

Mexican marines kill Templar cartel's leader

2014-04-01 09:07

Mexican officials say a leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel has been killed in a clash with marines in the central state of Queretaro.

100 people found in house, living in filth

2014-03-20 13:55

A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the US illegally has been uncovered just outside Houston, a police spokesperson says.

VW 1-2, but Hyundai on Mexico podium

2014-03-11 13:31

VW's Sebastian Ogier won the Mexico leg of the 2014 World Rally championship in a 1-2 with team mate Jari-Marri Latvala.

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