Skull-lined Aztec altar discovered in Mexico

Aug 23, 2015

Skull-lined Aztec altar discovered in Mexico

Archaeologists say they have found the main trophy rack of sacrificed human skulls at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Aztec ruin site. Racks known as “tzompantli” were where the Aztecs displayed the severed heads of sacrifice victims on wooden poles pushed through the sides of ...

Large opium poppy plantation found, destroyed near Mexico City

Aug 19, 2015

Large opium poppy plantation found, destroyed near Mexico City

Mexican navy personnel have found and destroyed a 6-acre (2.4-hectare) opium poppy plantation near the nation’s capital. The field was found in the State of Mexico, in an area about 80 km (50 miles) from Mexico City, near the Nevado de Toluca volcano. The ...

Truck slams into Mexico pilgrim procession; 24 dead

Jul 31, 2015

Truck slams into Mexico pilgrim procession; 24 dead

At least 24 people, including four children, were killed when a truck plowed into pilgrims after its brakes failed in Mexico, authorities said Thursday as the driver fled the scene of the tragedy. More than 20 other people were injured following Wednesday afternoon’s accident ...