Police convoy ambushed in western Mexico; 15 slain

Apr 8, 2015

Police convoy ambushed in western Mexico; 15 slain

An attack on a police convoy in the western Mexico state of Jalisco killed 15 state police officers and wounded five, marking the deadliest single attack on police in Mexico in recent memory. The Monday ambush in a rural area of Jalisco left police ...

Apr 3, 2015

Toyota to build new plants in China, Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. has decided to set up a new plant in China and another in Mexico at a total cost of ¥150 billion, with construction seen starting from 2018, informed sources said Friday. The Chinese plant will have an annual capacity of 100,000 ...

Mar 29, 2015

Mexico sets 25% pollution cut goal by 2030 for climate talks

Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall’s Paris climate change talks, pledging to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030. Short-lived pollutants include “black carbon,” essentially soot produced by burning wood, dung, ...

Homegrown gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico

Mar 17, 2015

Homegrown gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico

Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff. Instead of Acapulco Gold, Mexican ...

Mexico drug cartels adapting to legalization of marijuana in U.S.

Mar 17, 2015

Mexico drug cartels adapting to legalization of marijuana in U.S.

The growing legalization of cannabis in the United States is forcing Mexico’s drug cartels to rethink their illicit business model, turning to opium poppy plantations and domestic pot consumption, experts say. Americans have been legally allowed to light up joints in the U.S. capital ...

Mexico finds mummified bodeis in glacier

Mar 8, 2015

Mexico finds mummified bodeis in glacier

Climbers have found two mummified bodies in a glacier on Mexico’s tallest peak, and said the bodies may be the remains of climbers missing since a 1959 avalanche. Juan Navarro, the mayor of Chalchicomula de Sesma, the town nearest the Pico de Orizaba volcano, ...

Mexico authorities arrest Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales

Mar 5, 2015

Mexico authorities arrest Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales

Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country’s northern border with the U.S., a federal official said. The ...