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, ...

Mexico judge frees drug 'Queen of the Pacific'

Feb 8, 2015

Mexico judge frees drug 'Queen of the Pacific'

A Mexican woman whose links to drug traffickers earned her the nickname “Queen of the Pacific” and inspired a soap opera was released from prison Saturday after winning an appeal. Sandra Avila Beltran, 54, was freed after a judge ordered her immediate release, saying ...

Feb 6, 2015

Mexico rescues 129 workers 'abused' by South Korean firm

Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were exploited and physically and sexually abused at a garment factory run by South Koreans, officials said Thursday. Four South Korean nationals have been handed over to prosecutors in the western state ...

Feb 6, 2015

Mexico rescues 129 workers 'abused' by South Korean firm

Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were physically and sexually abused at a garment firm run by South Koreans, officials said Thursday. Four South Korean nationals have been handed over to prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco ...

Mexico opium farmers expand to feed U.S. heroin boom

Feb 3, 2015

Mexico opium farmers expand to feed U.S. heroin boom

Red and purple blossoms with fat, opium-filled bulbs blanket the remote creek sides and gorges of the Filo Mayor mountains in the southern state of Guerrero. The multibillion-dollar Mexican opium trade starts here, with poppy farmers so poor they live in wood-plank, tin-roofed shacks ...