May 23, 2015

Mexican gunfight leaves 43 dead in three-hour battle

At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunfight between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. All the dead were suspected criminals except for ...

Sun halo over Mexico sparks doomsday fears, UFO hype

May 22, 2015

Sun halo over Mexico sparks doomsday fears, UFO hype

Was it a UFO? A sign that the end is nigh? A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy of pictures and jokes about the end of the world. Some weren’t so ...

Apr 23, 2015

Mexican girl wrongly sent to U.S. returns to celebration

A 14-year-old Mexican girl who was taken by authorities and sent screaming to live in the United States was returned home Wednesday after DNA tests showed she is not the daughter of the Houston woman who claimed her. The case of Alondra Luna Nunez ...

Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

Apr 23, 2015

Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

A small container of radioactive material that was stolen last week in southeastern Mexico was found Wednesday abandoned under a pedestrian bridge, resolving the fourth such theft since 2013. The April 13 theft of the toolbox-sized container carrying the Iridium-192 capsule in Cardenas, Tabasco ...

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 ...