Mexico confirms capture of Gulf Cartel leader

Apr 19, 2015

Mexico confirms capture of Gulf Cartel leader

Mexican authorities on Saturday confirmed the capture of a leader of the Gulf Cartel, describing him as responsible for much of the violence in the U.S. border city of Reynosa in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. Jose Tiburcio Hernandez Fuentes was captured Friday and ...

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

Apr 17, 2015

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

President Enrique Pena Nieto inaugurated a plan Thursday to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, found only in the Sea of Cortez. There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left and the head of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, Omar ...

Apr 9, 2015

$8.5 million gold heist from Mexican mine believed an inside job

A robbery of $8.5 million in gold from a mine refinery in Mexico’s western Sinaloa state was likely an inside job, authorities said Wednesday. Sinaloa’s interior minister, Gerard Vargas Landeros, told reporters that the caper at the facility of Canada-based McEwen Mining Inc. had ...

North Korea slams Mexico over ship seizure, threatens action

Apr 9, 2015

North Korea slams Mexico over ship seizure, threatens action

North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take “necessary measures” to release the vessel, which United Nations sanctions monitors say belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm. The 6,700-ton freighter Mu ...

Police convoy ambushed in western Mexico; 15 slain

Apr 8, 2015

Police convoy ambushed in western Mexico; 15 slain

An attack on a police convoy in the western Mexico state of Jalisco killed 15 state police officers and wounded five, marking the deadliest single attack on police in Mexico in recent memory. The Monday ambush in a rural area of Jalisco left police ...

Apr 3, 2015

Toyota to build new plants in China, Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. has decided to set up a new plant in China and another in Mexico at a total cost of ¥150 billion, with construction seen starting from 2018, informed sources said Friday. The Chinese plant will have an annual capacity of 100,000 ...

Mar 29, 2015

Mexico sets 25% pollution cut goal by 2030 for climate talks

Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall’s Paris climate change talks, pledging to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030. Short-lived pollutants include “black carbon,” essentially soot produced by burning wood, dung, ...