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September 24, 2020, 4:03 PM

Mexico homicide rate remains high at 29 per 100,000

Mexico's homicide rate remained at historically high levels of 29 killings per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the National Statistics Institute
September 24, 2020, 4:03 PM
September 10, 2020, 7:27 PM

Mexico president regrets protester killing, wants justice

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he regrets the killing of a woman and the wounding of her husband in a clash with National Guard troops over water in the northern state of Chihuahua
September 10, 2020, 7:27 PM
September 10, 2020, 7:06 PM

Scientists unearth Ice Age mammoths in Mexico

More than 100 mammoth skeletons have been identified, spread across nearly 200 excavation sites, in the area destined to become the Mexican capital's new commercial airport.
September 10, 2020, 7:06 PM
Scientists unearth Ice Age mammoths in Mexico
September 9, 2020, 4:08 AM

Bodies of American couple found in Mexico

The victims, from southern California, were reported missing last week and found at the bottom of a well, authorities said.
September 9, 2020, 4:08 AM
Bodies of American couple found in Mexico
September 8, 2020, 5:14 PM

Canceled Mexico City airport project to become park

The abandoned construction zone is now part of a project to conserve nearly 50 square miles of marsh.
September 8, 2020, 5:14 PM
Canceled Mexico City airport project to become park
September 1, 2020, 12:18 PM

Mexico City's 2nd oldest church burns amid homeless takeover

Authorities promised to erect a barricade around Mexico City's second oldest church after a weekend fire damaged the tower, choir, an organ and stained glass
September 1, 2020, 12:18 PM
1 month ago

Mexican students start new school year from home

Millions of Mexican school children are returning to classes — but not to schools
1 month ago
1 month ago

Gunmen kill son of legendary Mexico drug capo Amado Carrillo

His father, "The Lord of The Skies," transported drugs on jet airliners.
1 month ago
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Journalist and police guard killed in southern Mexico

Unidentified gunmen have killed a journalist in southern Mexico along with a police officer assigned to protect him after a 2016 attack
2 months ago
2 months ago

Mexico to create drug purchasing agency amid shortages

Mexico's president says he is creating a central national purchasing agency for medicines, vaccines and medical equipment, amid persistent reports of shortages during and before the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
2 months ago

Mexico: Group missing after attack in Puerto Vallarta

One was killed and the others have disappeared and may have been kidnapped.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Murders in Mexico, especially of women, grew during pandemic

New government figures show the number of homicides in Mexico has grown during the new coronavirus pandemic, including a 9.2% spike in killings of women
2 months ago
3 months ago

Mexico joins international labor agreement on maids' rights

Guidelines protects maids from exploitation, violence or unsafe work conditions.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Mexican soldiers kill 12 gunmen in city on border with Texas

Mexico's military says soldiers patrolling in the border city of Nuevo Laredo across from Texas came under fire from drug cartel gunmen, then killed 12 of their attackers in a gunbattle
3 months ago
Mexican army kills 12 gunmen in city along Texas border
3 months ago

Death toll rises to 26 in Mexican drug rehab center attack

The killing of 26 people in an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico is the deadliest such attack in a decade and has led to calls for change in a prosperous state that has become a cartel battleground
3 months ago
3 months ago

Brazen ambush of Mexico City chief blamed on Jalisco cartel

Dozens of gunmen believed tied to the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation Cartel deployed for a complex, multi-point dawn ambush meant to kill Mexico City’s police chief
3 months ago
Brazen ambush of Mexico City chief blamed on Jalisco cartel
4 months ago

Missing Mexican lawmaker's body found following abduction

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the body of a missing congresswoman from the western state of Colima has been found in a hidden grave more than a month after armed men abducted her
4 months ago
4 months ago

People throw food from windows as part of donation campaign in Mexico

The campaign was launched to help people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 months ago
People throw food from windows as part of donation campaign in Mexico
4 months ago

In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US

Citing a threat of the coronavirus from Mexico, the Trump administration has banned hundreds of thousands of people from crossing the southern border with emergency measures that prohibit nonessential traffic and reject asylum seekers without a hearing
4 months ago
In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US
4 months ago

Ex drug cartel hitman 'El Chino Antrax' killed in Mexico

 A former top enforcer for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel who spent time in a U.S. prison has been identified as one of three people found murdered in Sinaloa state over the weekend
4 months ago
Ex drug cartel hitman 'El Chino Antrax' killed in Mexico
4 months ago

Mexico’s hidden death toll

Ian Pannell is in Mexico City, where crematoriums and funeral homes are at capacity as the nation’s COVID-19 infections and deaths soar.
4 months ago
Mexico’s hidden death toll
4 months ago

Local leaders resist Mexico president's push for reopening

Local governments across Mexico pushed back against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s call to reopen the economy in some 300 townships that do not have active cases of coronavirus
4 months ago
5 months ago

Mexico lacks health care workers, but turns applicants away

Mexico has announced an urgent campaign to recruit medical workers, but the effort sometimes lacks coordination
5 months ago
6 months ago

19 killed in clash between drug gangs in northern Mexico

Rival Mexican drug gangs had a big shootout in the border state of Chihuahua.
6 months ago
6 months ago

In Mexico, a cartel is taking over: Jalisco New Generation

The Jalisco New Generation gang, has a reputation for ruthlessness.
6 months ago
In Mexico, a violent cartel is taking over
6 months ago

More than 380 women have been killed in Mexico this year. Activists say a cultural change is needed.

Feminicide still continues in Mexico despite protests.
6 months ago
386 women have been killed in Mexico this year, as feminicide protests rage on
7 months ago

Friends say Tijuana woman was stalked even after death

The man was obsessed with Marbella Valdez
7 months ago
Friends say Tijuana woman was stalked even after death
7 months ago

Outspoken gang critic LeBarón flees threat in Mexico for US

There were 35,588 murders in Mexico in 2019, most since records have been kept.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Stalled mega power project in central Mexico stirs discord

A stalled thermo-electric plant looms over Huexca, a central Mexican farm hamlet
7 months ago
7 months ago

Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects

More than 1,000 people have marched through the center of Mexico City in opposition to the government's largest infrastructure projects
7 months ago
Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects
7 months ago

Police find 24 decomposed bodies at house in western Mexico

Prosecutors in western Mexico say the arrest of a criminal gang led to the discovery of a house that had been used to dispose of 24 bodies
7 months ago
24 decomposed bodies found at house in Mexico
8 months ago

Grieving families bury kids slain in Mexico arcade attack

Relatives have gathered in a driving rain to mourn and bury three children, a 17-year-old and five adults shot to death in an attack on a video-game arcade in western Mexico
8 months ago
Grieving families bury kids slain in Mexico arcade attack
8 months ago

US finds ally in Mexico as asylum policy marks first year

It's been a year since the Trump administration adopted a policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court
8 months ago
8 months ago

Cross-border tunnel discovered from Mexico to San Diego

With a total length of 4,309 feet, it is “the longest illicit cross-border tunnel,” authorities said.
8 months ago
Cross-border tunnel discovered from Mexico to San Diego
8 months ago

Longest illegal underground tunnel found

The tunnel stretches from Tijuana, Mexico, to San Diego, and was built with an elevator, rail system and electrical cables.
8 months ago
Longest illegal underground tunnel found
8 months ago

3 inmates facing extradition to US escape Mexican prison

Mexico authorities say three inmates facing extradition requests from the United States have escaped from a Mexico City jail
8 months ago
8 months ago

Mexican women protest murders of activists, target monuments

Hundreds of feminists have swarmed the streets of Mexico City to demand justice for two feminist activists murdered in Mexico this month
8 months ago
8 months ago

Mexico issues arrest warrant in killing of journalist Valdéz

Federal prosecutors in Mexico have issued an arrest warrant for suspected drug capo Dámaso López in the 2017 killing of crusading journalist Javier Valdéz
8 months ago
8 months ago

2 more bodies found at Tijuana home where US couple buried

The new set of bodies -- one male, one female -- are in advanced decomposition.
8 months ago
8 months ago

In Mexican capital, red shoes to protest killings of women

Activists set hundreds of pairs of painted-red women’s shoes in Mexico City.
8 months ago
8 months ago

1 of Mexico’s most famous volcanoes erupts

Mexico’s National Civil Protection Coordination issued a yellow alert for the area around San Nicolas de los Ranchos.
8 months ago
1 of Mexico’s most famous volcanoes erupts
8 months ago

Student, teacher killed in Mexico school shooting

Mexico authorities say at least two people have been killed at an elementary school in northern Mexico. Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme says an 11-year-old sixth-grade student arrived at the Colegio Cervantes in Torreon, Coahuila on Friday morning
8 months ago
8 months ago

Mexican man kills self on border bridge

Mexican officials say a Mexican man has killed himself on a bridge connecting Reynosa, Mexico and Pharr, Texas, temporarily shutting down a portion of the bridge
8 months ago
Mexican man kills self on border bridge
9 months ago

26 bags of body parts found in western Mexico ravine

Forensics officials in the western Mexican state of Jalisco are trying to determine how many victims are accounted for in 26 plastic bags of body parts found in a ravine this week
9 months ago
9 months ago

Missing journalist's body found in Mexico's Michoacan state

Authorities in the Mexican state of Michoacan say they have found the body of a radio journalist missing since Nov. 29
9 months ago
Missing journalist's body found in Mexico
9 months ago

1 American killed, 2 injured in attack while driving in Mexico

News of the death comes after the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas province, issued a series of security alerts last Thursday and Friday because of violence in the area.
9 months ago
1 American killed, 2 injured in attack while driving in Mexico
9 months ago

1 American killed, 2 injured in attack while driving in Mexico

One American citizen was killed and two others injured during an attack just south of the Texas border in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
9 months ago
1 American killed, 2 injured in attack while driving in Mexico
9 months ago

US teen killed as family attacked in Mexico

Authorities said the highway where the family was attacked is considered high risk.
9 months ago
US teen killed as family attacked in Mexico
9 months ago

American family attacked in Mexico, child killed

They came under attack south of Texas, with armed gunmen killing a 13-year-old.
9 months ago
9 months ago

At least 16 dead, 5 wounded in central Mexico prison riot

At least 16 inmates in a central Mexico prison have been killed and five more wounded in a riot that closed out a violent 2019 for the country
9 months ago
At least 16 dead, 5 wounded in central Mexico prison riot