Jan 20, 2015

Mexico to use drones to protect endangered porpoise

Mexico has begun testing unmanned drones that could help it save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, which is threatened by illegal fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez. Alejandro del Mazo, an assistant prosecutor with Mexico’s environmental protection agency, said ...

Jan 11, 2015

U.S. border drone program understates cost, efficiency: report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection drones have had “minimal” impact on stemming illegal immigration and the agency has drastically understated the program’s cost while failing to prove its value, an inspector general’s report says. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general recommended the CBP ...

Mexico bullfighter, two others injured by 'smart' bull

Dec 31, 2014

Mexico bullfighter, two others injured by 'smart' bull

Karla de los Angeles, one of Mexico’s few female bullfighters, vowed Tuesday to return to the ring by mid-January, two days after she and several others were gored by what she said was a “very smart” bull. The 26-year-old bullfighter suffered a pair of ...

Dec 17, 2014

Armed group seizes and beats Mexican reporters

An armed group briefly seized about 60 Mexican reporters and their families and beat some of them for supposedly showing disrespect towards 43 missing students, a local journalist organization said Tuesday. The journalists were gathered for an annual awards ceremony Saturday in the town ...