Third abducted priest also found slain in western Mexico

Sep 26, 2016

Third abducted priest also found slain in western Mexico

A missing Mexican priest was found shot dead off the side of a highway in western Mexico days after he was kidnapped from his parish residence, state prosecutors said Sunday. He was the third Roman Catholic priest to be slain in Mexico in the ...

Pemex fuel tanker still ablaze off Veracruz

Sep 26, 2016

Pemex fuel tanker still ablaze off Veracruz

A fuel tanker continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames. Firefighting boats were battling the blaze aboard the Burgos, which is owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. A large plume ...

Mexico hunts suspected drug cartel members who shot down police chopper

Sep 8, 2016

Mexico hunts suspected drug cartel members who shot down police chopper

Troops and police hunted Wednesday for gang suspects who shot down a police helicopter in western Mexico, killing five aboard in a clash highlighting the government’s struggle to quell violence in the region. The suspects apparently used a high-powered, .50-caliber Barrett rifle to bring ...

Hurricane Newton bears down on Baja resort beaches

Sep 6, 2016

Hurricane Newton bears down on Baja resort beaches

Hurricane Newton soaked Mexico’s western Pacific coast Monday and took aim at Baja California’s twin resorts of Los Cabos, where residents and officials braced for a possible direct hit two years after they were slammed by a major storm. Newton’s maximum sustained winds increased ...