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  • Mexico says to investigate reports of police killings
    Mexico says to investigate reports of police killings 13 hours ago

    Mexico's government said on Monday it would investigate reports that federal police killed 16 unarmed people in two attacks in January, the latest allegations to raise the spectre of abuses by Mexican security forces. The weekend reports in three media outlets on the Jan. 6 killings in the troubled western state of Michoacan contrasted with an account by the federal government that several of the deaths could have been caused by stray bullets in a gunfight. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said he had asked the attorney general's office and the internal affairs department of the federal police to probe the killings in the city of Apatzingan, a flashpoint for violence in the state. President Enrique Pena Nieto's image has been damaged by failings over security in recent months, including the alleged execution of suspected gang members by soldiers in June, and the apparent massacre of 43 students by drug cartel members in league with corrupt police in southwest Mexico in September. More »

  • Mexico: New video in vigilantes' killings by security forces 15 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Monday they have delivered new information about the January killings of vigilantes during clashes with soldiers and police, as part of a probe of possible excessive force. More »

  • Experts ask for Mexico to check new leads in 43 missing case
    Experts ask for Mexico to check new leads in 43 missing case 20 hours ago

    A regional human rights body investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico has asked police to inspect two sites that parents of the missing hope could shed light on the case. More »

  • Wes Roach wins in Mexico for first Web.com Tour title Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    LEON, Mexico (AP) — Wes Roach won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Kevin Tway and Patton Kizzire by four strokes. More »

  • Parents of students missing in Mexico visit Boston Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Relatives of some of the 43 students who vanished in Mexico last September rallied with supporters in Boston on Sunday as part of a national tour to call attention to their plight. More »

  • Mexico officials report capture of alleged cartel leader Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican security officials said Sunday they have captured the man who has led the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes. More »

  • Mexico captures leader of Juarez cartel
    Mexico captures leader of Juarez cartel Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    The head of the once-powerful Juarez drug cartel has been captured, officials said on Sunday, confirming the most recent in a string of victories against Mexico's narco-traffickers. More »

  • Mexico says captures Juarez Cartel leader Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Mexican authorities said on Sunday they had captured a leader of the Juarez Cartel wanted by the United States government who took the helm after the organisation's long-time chief was nabbed last year. The leader, Jesus Aguayo, was detained on Friday by Federal troops in Villa Ahumada in the northern state of Chihuahua, which borders the United States and has played host to some of the worst drug trafficking-related violence in the country. He assumed command of the organisation following the capture of former Juarez Cartel chief Vicente Carrillo in October. The United States accuses Aguayo of drug trafficking and involvement in the killing of José Daniel González, a protected witness killed in El Paso in 2009. More »

  • Fire sends plume of smoke above Mexico City Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire in a brewery's warehouse sent a towering black plume of smoke pouring into the sky above Mexico City on Sunday, but officials said there were no reported injuries. More »

  • Mexico confirms capture of Gulf Cartel leader
    Mexico confirms capture of Gulf Cartel leader Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    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 on Friday and transferred to Mexico city, despite a shootout between the Mexican army and police and around 60 of Hernandez's gunmen who tried to rescue him. Reports on Friday suggested authorities had detained a different leader, Jose Hugo Rodriguez Sanchez, who was arrested last year. Hernandez worked his way up into the Gulf Cartel's hierarchy as its leaders were imprisoned or killed. More »

  • Migrants' protest convoy reaches Mexico City with complaints
    Migrants' protest convoy reaches Mexico City with complaints Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 200 participants in a protest convoy of Central American migrants arrived in Mexico's capital Saturday and filed abuse complaints with the government's National Human Rights Commission. More »

  • Arrest of Gulf Cartel chief sparks Mexico border gunfights Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say the arrest of the man who headed the once powerful Gulf Cartel sparked the gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico's border with the United States. More »

  • Mexico drug lord's arrest sparks gunfights, three dead
    Mexico drug lord's arrest sparks gunfights, three dead Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    A cartel attacked Mexican security forces in reaction to a drug lord's arrest in a city near the US border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers. More »

  • Ford to spend $2.5 billion on plants in Mexico, angering UAW
    Ford to spend $2.5 billion on plants in Mexico, angering UAW Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Ford Motor Co said on Friday it will spend $2.5 billion (1.67 billion pounds) to build a new generation of fuel-efficient engines and transmissions in Mexico, creating 3,800 jobs. The United Auto Workers union, in response, said putting jobs in Mexico rather than the United States will be a major issue at its upcoming U.S. labor talks with Ford, General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles . The UAW president, Dennis Williams, said Ford's announcement is "disappointing, but not any more disappointing than GM's decision to invest $5 billion in Mexico,” or those made by all six of the top-selling automakers in the U.S. market. The companies are drawn to Mexico for its proximity to the lucrative U.S. market as well as lower worker pay than at U.S. plants. More »

  • Ford to build $2.5 bn Mexico engine, transmission plants
    Ford to build $2.5 bn Mexico engine, transmission plants Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Ford Motor Company president for the Americas Joseph Hinrichs (R) shakes hands with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto after delivering a speech at Los Pinos presidential palace in Mexico City on April ... More »

  • Ford announces $2.5 bn auto plant investment in Mexico
    Ford announces $2.5 bn auto plant investment in Mexico Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Ford Motor Company announced a $2.5 billion plan to expand factories in Mexico to make next-generation engines and transmissions More »

  • Ford announces $2.5 bn plant investment in Mexico
    Ford announces $2.5 bn plant investment in Mexico Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Ford Motor Company announced a $2.5 billion plan to expand factories in Mexico to make next-generation engines and transmissions More »

  • Mexico's 'New Generation' cartel takes police head-on
    Mexico's 'New Generation' cartel takes police head-on Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The town still bears the scars from the unprecedented offensive launched by a powerful Mexican drug cartel against government forces: bullet-pocked buildings and blood stains on the street. More »

  • Mexico implements plan to save endangered vaquita porpoise Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    President Enrique Pena Nieto formally 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 ... More »

  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
    Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches off the coast of Louisiana. From an airplane, it's easy to see gas bubbles that mark the spot where an oil platform toppled during a 2004 hurricane, triggering what might be the longest-running commercial oil spill ever to pollute the Gulf of Mexico. More »

  • Mexico scrambles to find stolen radioactive material
    Mexico scrambles to find stolen radioactive material Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Authorities appealed for help among Mexico's population Thursday to locate stolen radioactive material, as the fourth such theft in less than two years prompted officials to mull new security measures. More »

  • Blind vendors scuffle with Mexico City police Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Blind vendors angry about having their stalls removed from a downtown Mexico City subway station this week clashed with police outside city hall Thursday. More »

  • Mexico boosts protection of near-extinct porpoise
    Mexico boosts protection of near-extinct porpoise Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Mexico is greatly expanding a protected area of the Gulf of California and boosting navy patrols in an effort to save the vaquita marina, a small porpoise facing imminent extinction. More »

  • Mexico reports another theft of radioactive material Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have issued an alert for five states over the theft of a container of hazardous radioactive material used for industrial inspection in the country's southeast. More »

  • Radioactive X-ray material stolen again in Mexico - government Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Radioactive industrial x-ray material has been stolen in Mexico's eastern coastal state of Tabasco, Mexican authorities said, the latest in a string of such thefts. The material, Iridium-192 was reported stolen on Monday from a pickup truck in Cardenas, Tabasco, authorities said in a statement late on Wednesday. Used for mobile industrial x-rays, the substance would be dangerous if removed from its container, authorities said. A load of the same material was stolen in a pickup truck in an industrial Mexico City suburb last July. More »

  • Mexico: 500,000 left without drinking water after oil spill
    Mexico: 500,000 left without drinking water after oil spill Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    As the number of Mexicans without drinking water climbed to roughly half a million on 15 April after an oil spill, authorities in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco were moving to get water purification and treatment plants reopened. The trouble began at the end of last week, when trespassers reportedly slashed an oil pipeline, which in turn polluted local waterways including the Sierra River. As a result, four water treatment facilities were shuttered. Pemex, the national oil company, dispatched workers to try and protect drinking water. More »

  • Morris scores in 1st US start in 2-0 win over Mexico
    Morris scores in 1st US start in 2-0 win over Mexico Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Morris made a loud statement in his first start for the U.S. national team against his country's biggest and most bitter rival. More »

  • Morris scores in US 2-0 win over Mexico in friendly
    Morris scores in US 2-0 win over Mexico in friendly Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Morris scored early in the second half and Juan Agudelo added his first international goal in four years as the United States downed Mexico 2-0 in an international friendly Wednesday. More »

  • Toyota resumes expansion with new Mexico, China plants
    Toyota resumes expansion with new Mexico, China plants Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will build new factories in Mexico and China, ending a self-imposed expansion freeze and putting more pressure on global rivals. The world's largest automaker by sales volume said it would build a $1 billion plant with an annual capacity of 200,000 cars in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, increasing its overall North American production capacity by about the same number of vehicles. The highly anticipated announcement comes amid a flurry of new auto investments in Mexico, as carmakers are drawn to its low labour costs, free trade agreements and proximity to the United States. Since the beginning of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration in December 2012, auto investments have reached over $20 billion (13 billion pounds), Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said at Toyota's announcement in Mexico City on Wednesday. More »

  • Relatives of students missing in Mexico rally in Connecticut Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — Relatives of some of the 43 students who disappeared last September in Mexico are visiting Connecticut this week, holding rallies to bring attention to their cause and what they describe as human rights abuses on both sides of the border. More »

  • Toyota ends plant freeze with $1.0 bn Mexico factory
    Toyota ends plant freeze with $1.0 bn Mexico factory Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, is ending its freeze on building new factories More »

  • Toyota building plants in Mexico, China; seeks growth again
    Toyota building plants in Mexico, China; seeks growth again Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Toyota plans to build new auto assembly plants in Mexico and China, ending a self-imposed 3-year break from expansion over quality concerns due to massive recalls. Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday ... More »

  • Toyota lifts new plant freeze with $1.0 bn Mexico factory
    Toyota lifts new plant freeze with $1.0 bn Mexico factory Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, is ending its freeze on building new factories More »

  • Migrants hope to re-start protest convoy in Mexico Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Migrant rights activists said Tuesday that about 200 Central American migrants hope to re-start a journey to hold a "Viacrucis" protest in Mexico City, after highway immigration checkpoints stymied their trip last week. More »

  • Mexico oil spill affects drinking water for Tabasco city Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tabasco has set up an emergency plan to supply drinking water to the capital of Villahermosa after oil thieves punctured a pipeline, contaminating rivers that normally supply the city. More »