Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

Sep 16, 2014

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

Hurricane Odile hammered Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula overnight, damaging homes and tearing away the facades of luxury resorts, shattering countless car and hotel windows and leaving lobbies swamped and full of debris on Monday. The storm, which made landfall near Cabo San Lucas the ...

Mexico on alert as strong hurricane closes in

Sep 15, 2014

Mexico on alert as strong hurricane closes in

Mexico put the Baja California peninsula on high alert Sunday as Hurricane Odile churned toward the popular Los Cabos tourist resorts with swirling 135-mile-per-hour winds. Odile was a highly dangerous storm likely to trigger deadly flash floods and landslides, officials warned, rating the hurricane ...

Sep 9, 2014

Fueling drug gangs' impunity, unidentified corpses pile up in Mexico

In Mexico’s blood-soaked northern state of Sinaloa, a simple gravestone adorned with pink, blue and yellow plastic flowers marks the tomb of 42-year-old assistant carpenter Carlos Montano. But Montano is alive and well in the city of Tijuana, hundreds of miles away near the ...

California quake hastens calls for warning system

Aug 27, 2014

California quake hastens calls for warning system

The earthquake that jolted California’s wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state’s effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under ...

Aug 12, 2014

Mexico doctors remove woman's 130-pound tumor

Mexican doctors say they have removed a 130-pound (60-kilogram) tumor from the body of a 51-year-old woman who had been unable to leave her home for two years. Dr. Gilberto Inzulza says a team of surgeons needed four hours to remove the giant tumor ...

Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to team up with Mexican government bank

Jul 28, 2014

Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to team up with Mexican government bank

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ said Monday it has concluded a long-term deal to procure the Mexican peso with a government-affiliated lender in Mexico. Through the agreement with Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior S.N.C., or Bancomext, the local unit of BTMU will lend pesos to ...

Abe leaves Mexico, heads for Trinidad and Tobago

Jul 28, 2014

Abe leaves Mexico, heads for Trinidad and Tobago

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Mexico Sunday, having struck a series of energy deals, and headed for Trinidad and Tobago, his next stop on a tour of Latin America. The Japanese leader and his wife received a red-carpet sendoff flanked by soldiers at the ...

Abe tours ancient pyramids with Mexican leader

Jul 27, 2014

Abe tours ancient pyramids with Mexican leader

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up a two-day visit to Mexico on Saturday, taking a break from sealing energy deals to tour pyramids with President Enrique Pena Nieto. Abe and Pena Nieto visited the pre-Columbian city of Teotihuacan with their wives, Akie Abe and ...

Jul 17, 2014

607 rescued from Mexican shelter

Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that victims told horrific tales of sexual abuse, beatings, hunger and filth in a once well-regarded group home where authorities freed a total of 607 adults and children in a raid. Some were forced into sex by shelter employees and ...