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  • Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico
    Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico 15 hours ago

    The 7.2-magnitude earthquake's epicenter was near the resort of Acapulco in the southwestern state of Guerrero. More »

  • Major Earthquake Hits Mexico City
    Major Earthquake Hits Mexico City 16 hours ago

    A major earthquake has shaken Mexico City. The tremor was felt across central and southern Mexico. "There is a crisis of panic," Alicia Dominguez of the civil protection office told the Associated Press. "I started to hear the walls creak and I said, 'Let's go,'" said Rodolfo Duarte, 32, who fled his third-floor apartment. More »

  • US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5 18 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5. More »

  • Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has Died in Mexico, Aged 87
    Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has Died in Mexico, Aged 87 Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. The cause of his death is not yet known, though he was recently hospitalised for a lung and urinary tract infection in Mexico City. Announcing the news on Twitter Fernanda Familiar, a spokeswoman for the family said: "Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died.  Mercedes and her sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo, have authorised to give me the information. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the famed author. More »

  • Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies In Mexico
    Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies In Mexico Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died aged 87. More »

  • Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. More »

  • Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area
    Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers. But a theater project led ... More »

  • BP says shore clean-up after Gulf of Mexico oil spill ends
    BP says shore clean-up after Gulf of Mexico oil spill ends Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - BP Plc said the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the four-year cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The move completes a cleanup operations that ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi last June, BP said in a statement on Tuesday. "BP has spent more than $14 billion and more than 70 million personnel hours on response and cleanup activities," Laura Folse, BP's executive vice president for Response and Environmental Restoration, said in a statement. More »

  • Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus. More »

  • Mexico captures senior drug boss operating in Mexico City Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Mexican police have captured the second-in-command of one of the country's main drug gangs, who was operating in Mexico City, the government said on Wednesday. Arnoldo Villa Sanchez of the Beltran Leyva cartel was arrested by federal police on Tuesday while travelling in an undisclosed location in the city where he had been holding business meetings, the government said. "The centre of his operations was in Mexico City, with presence also in the states of Mexico, Chiapas, Guerrero, Puebla and Tlaxcala," national security commissioner Alejandro Rubido told a news conference. The attorney general's office of Mexico City has in the past rejected the idea that organized crime has a significant presence in the city. More »

  • Mexico captures Beltran Leyva cartel honcho
    Mexico captures Beltran Leyva cartel honcho Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Police have arrested the deputy leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in Mexico City as he visited the capital, authorities said Wednesday. More »

  • Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel. More »

  • Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion
    Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members. More »

  • IBM says Mexico's Iusacell sued to avoid complying with contract
    IBM says Mexico's Iusacell sued to avoid complying with contract Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    (Reuters) - IBM Corp on Wednesday blasted a lawsuit filed by Mexican mobile phone operator Iusacell against the U.S. technology company as a "transparent attempt" to avoid complying with contractual obligations. IBM said in a statement that Iusacell has failed to pay IBM Mexico what it is owed under the contract. The software company's Mexican unit had previously filed an arbitration claim against Iusacell seeking to enforce the contract, the statement said. ... More »

  • Mexico sets date for vigilantes to register guns
    Mexico sets date for vigilantes to register guns Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says vigilante groups in the western state of Michoacan will have until May 10 to register their guns and decide whether to join the army's "rural defense corps." More »

  • Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class
    Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters. When the cake ... More »

  • Mexico pledges own anti-money laundering list Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has announced plans to fight money laundering by using "kingpin" lists like those issued by the United States, although unlike the public U.S. list, Mexico will make its registry confidential, a Mexican official said Monday. More »

  • Gunmen kill 4 adults, 2 children in south Mexico Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say gunmen killed six people, including an 11-year-old girl and 7-month old baby, in a house in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. More »

  • Bus hits truck on Mexico highway; 36 reported dead
    Bus hits truck on Mexico highway; 36 reported dead Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported. More »

  • At least 36 dead in Mexico bus crash
    At least 36 dead in Mexico bus crash Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    A bus slammed into the back of a badly parked trailer-truck and burst into flames in Mexico Sunday, killing at least 36 people and injuring four others, authorities said. More »

  • Dozens killed in bus crash in Mexico
    Dozens killed in bus crash in Mexico Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    At least 36 reported dead after bus hits parked lorry and burst into flames along Mexico highway. More »

  • At least 34 reported dead in Mexico bus crash Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A passenger bus collided with a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 34 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the national government reported. More »

  • At least 33 reported dead in Mexico bus crash Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A passenger bus collided with a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 33 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported. More »

  • At least 30 reported dead in Mexico bus crash Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — Officials in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say a passenger bus has hit a truck and at least 30 people are dead. More »

  • The government liked* Mexico so much they’re sending someone there again
    The government liked* Mexico so much they’re sending someone there again Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    *And by liked, we mean liked the potential of increased trade with the country. More »

  • The Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a glance Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — April 20 marks the fourth anniversary of an explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the nation's worst offshore oil disaster. More »

  • Mexico's Videgaray urges G20 to give U.S. time to OK IMF reforms
    Mexico's Videgaray urges G20 to give U.S. time to OK IMF reforms Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    By Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Group of 20 countries should give the United States time to get planned reforms to the International Monetary Fund through Congress and not rush into short-term workarounds, Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Thursday. Australian Finance Minister Joe Hockey is urging G20 countries to find a way around an impasse in the U.S. Congress on reforms increasing funding and widening representation at the IMF, and options are due to be discussed on Friday morning. Videgaray said there would be a window for the U.S. Congress to pass reforms following U.S. mid-term elections in November and short-term fixes, such as ad hoc quota increases for other countries, were not the appropriate route - yet. "It would be a mistake not to give the United States the opportunity to get it done," he said in an interview on the sidelines of the Washington meetings. More »

  • Date set for New Mexico dig for Atari 'E.T.' games Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Organizers of a search in a New Mexico landfill for a rumored stash of what some call the worst video game ever made by Atari announced Thursday that the dig will get underway this month. More »

  • Mexico, France relaunch strained relationship
    Mexico, France relaunch strained relationship Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto says Mexico and France will strengthen their relationship after it was strained by the case of a Frenchwoman who was imprisoned in Mexico City on kidnapping charges. More »

  • Drone Images Reveal Buried Ancient Village in New Mexico
    Drone Images Reveal Buried Ancient Village in New Mexico Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Thermal images captured by an small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing never-before-seen structures in an ancient Native American settlement. Called Blue J, this 1,000-year-old village was first identified by archaeologists in the 1970s. It sits about 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of the famed Chaco Canyon site in northwestern New Mexico and contains nearly 60 ancestral Puebloan houses around what was once a large spring. Now, the ruins of Blue J are obscured by vegetation and buried in eroded sandstone blown in from nearby cliffs. More »

  • Child custody case jolts French leader's Mexico trip
    Child custody case jolts French leader's Mexico trip Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    France's president traveled to Mexico to bury diplomatic tensions, but his ex-partner jarred his visit Thursday by championing the cause of a Frenchwoman's child custody battle with a former Mexican governor. More »

  • Drug cartel internal feud leaves 28 dead in Mexico
    Drug cartel internal feud leaves 28 dead in Mexico Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    An internal power struggle within the once-powerful Gulf drug cartel has left 28 people dead in gunfights on Mexico's northeastern coast this week, authorities said Thursday. More »

  • Mexico overtakes Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US
    Mexico overtakes Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    View of the main entrance to a new Honda manufacturing plant in Celaya, Mexico, on February 21, 2014 More »

  • Mexico congressmen charge mayors for federal funds
    Mexico congressmen charge mayors for federal funds Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    The mayor of the central Mexico city of Celaya thought he was having a private conversation when he told his staff that congressmen were requiring him to inflate a paving contract by 35 percent in exchange ... More »

  • Honduran migrants ask Mexico to allow free passage
    Honduran migrants ask Mexico to allow free passage Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    About a dozen Honduran migrants who lost legs and arms after falling from trains during northbound journeys across Mexico asked the country's Senate on Tuesday to stop the government's persecution of Central ... More »