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 ...

Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader Gomez

Feb 28, 2015

Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader Gomez

Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and ...

Feb 27, 2015

Popular Mexican singer Ariel Camacho dies in car crash

Young, up-and-coming Mexican singer Ariel Camacho has died in a traffic accident after leaving a concert, his record company confirmed Thursday. Camacho, already popular in his home state of Sinaloa and parts of the U.S. as a singer of the “grupera” genre, was touring ...

Feb 25, 2015

Proposed reform would let some foreign agents carry guns in Mexico

President Enrique Pena Nieto has proposed a legal reform that would allow some foreign agents to carry arms inside Mexico, a significant change in a country that has historically said the practice would violate its sovereignty. The bill, sent to Mexico’s Senate, would allow ...

After judge blocks Obama orders, immigrants feel stuck

Feb 20, 2015

After judge blocks Obama orders, immigrants feel stuck

by Astrid Galvan

Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked Obama’s efforts to protect ...

Feb 18, 2015

Mexico regrets U.S. judge's immigration ruling

The Mexican government on Tuesday lamented a U.S. judge’s decision to block an immigration order by President Barack Obama that would have protected millions of undocumented workers from deportation. “These programs are a fair migration remedy for millions of families and could strengthen the ...

Feb 11, 2015

Gang crackdown affected Mexico iron ore exports to China

Mexico’s iron ore exports to China fell sharply last year after the government cracked down on illegal shipments sent by drug gangs, an official said Tuesday. Some 2.2 million tons were exported in 2014 compared to 10 million tons in 2013, said Mario Cantu, ...