Pet frenzy sweeps through Mexico's thriving middle class

Apr 16, 2014

Pet frenzy sweeps through Mexico's thriving middle class

Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters. When the cake arrived she barked at the single flickering candle, provoking a similar reaction ...

Apr 10, 2014

Mexico passes Japan to become No. 2 car exporter to the U.S.

Mexico’s booming auto industry has reached a major milestone, claiming to have overtaken Japan as the second-biggest car exporter to the United States in the past three months. The Latin American nation now only trails Canada, but experts say Mexico could become the top ...

Authorities find drug-smuggling tunnels under California-Mexico border

Apr 5, 2014

Authorities find drug-smuggling tunnels under California-Mexico border

Two drug-smuggling tunnels with rail systems stretching hundreds of meters across the U.S.-Mexico border were discovered by law enforcement officials, and a 73-year-old woman was charged with helping run one operation, federal authorities said Friday. No contraband was found in connection with the tunnels, ...

Mexico to crack down on vigilante 'self-defense' forces

Mar 15, 2014

Mexico to crack down on vigilante 'self-defense' forces

Mexican authorities have finally served notice to vigilantes fighting a drug cartel in western Michoacan state that their illegal tactics will no longer be tolerated, starting with a string of arrests last week. The change comes after months in which government troops and federal ...

'Slain' Mexico cartel leader dies a second time

Mar 10, 2014

'Slain' Mexico cartel leader dies a second time

Cartel kingpin Nazario Moreno Gonzalez had two lives. One ended in late 2010 when the leader of a vicious drug gang ruling the western state of Michoacan was supposedly killed by federal police. The second ended just after his 44th birthday, when he died ...

Seafaring drug smugglers straining U.S. Coast Guard

Mar 2, 2014

Seafaring drug smugglers straining U.S. Coast Guard

While security has tightened at the U.S. border, drug smugglers are increasingly turning to the high seas. The area where boats were seized off California and the northwest coast of Mexico tripled during the 2013 fiscal year, which ended in September. Off South America, ...

Feb 26, 2014

Mexico makes clear it will hold on to 'El Chapo'

Mexico made clear Tuesday it is determined to keep Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in its highest-security prison for the foreseeable future, putting off U.S. extradition in a move that could bolster President Enrique Pena Nieto’s nationalist credentials but also shine a spotlight on the ...

| Feb 25, 2014

Mexico cartel to carry on despite captured capo

The powerful Sinaloa cartel is expected to go right on selling billions of dollars worth of illegal drugs despite the takedown of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, its legendary leader, who leaves in place a sophisticated distribution network and business plan. Guzman’s capture Saturday was ...