Mexico City gets new status as near-state

Jan 30, 2016

Mexico City gets new status as near-state

Mexico City is getting a little closer to statehood. The Federal District has long been considered an administrative district run by the central government, much like Washington, D.C., traditionally was in the United States. But the city of 8.85 million is getting more independence ...

'Affluenza' teen flown back to Texas, placed in juvenile detention

Jan 29, 2016

'Affluenza' teen flown back to Texas, placed in juvenile detention

The American teenager derided for a defense of “affluenza” in the killing four people while driving drunk arrived back in Texas on Thursday after being deported from Mexico and was placed in juvenile detention. After his flight landed, Ethan Couch, 18, was seen with ...

Instead of own biopic, Mexican authorities film epic 'Chapo' hunt video

Jan 28, 2016

Instead of own biopic, Mexican authorities film epic 'Chapo' hunt video

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wanted to make a biopic about himself. Instead, authorities produced their own video about his Hollywood-like recapture. The attorney general’s office released on Wednesday a 19-minute documentary-like video, with somber background music, 3-D animation and a man’s ...

Jan 22, 2016

No tsunami alert as M6.6 temblor hits off western Mexico

Authorities say a strong earthquake has struck well off the Pacific coast of western Mexico. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami are expected. The U.S. Geological Survey says Thursday’s quake had a magnitude of 6.6 and was centered ...