Latest Mexico News

  • Mexico won't prosecute adoptive parents who paid for kids Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Mexican border state of Sonora has decided to drop charges against adoptive parents who paid a former official for babies taken from poor or drug-addicted mothers. More »

  • Mexico Senate ratifies academic as next ambassador to US Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican lawmakers have confirmed a U.S.-based Mexican academic as the country's next ambassador to the United States. More »

  • After hiatus, Tim Howard won't be US starter vs Mexico Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tim Howard returned to the U.S. soccer team knowing he'd be playing behind Brad Guzan at least through mid-October. More »

  • Mexico's president acknowledges distrust,  fear
    Mexico's president acknowledges distrust, fear Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged Wednesday that the country's crime, corruption and economic troubles have caused distrust and anger among Mexicans. More »

  • Embattled Mexico leader acknowledges national 'outrage'
    Embattled Mexico leader acknowledges national 'outrage' Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    His popularity plunging, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto used his annual state-of-the-nation speech on Wednesday to acknowledge national anger over violence and scandals that have shaken the country. More »

  • Mexico says 4-year search of ranch has found 31 bodies Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Authorities say a four-year search of a ranch in northern Mexico has turned up bone fragments belonging to at least 31 individuals. More »

  • Mexico asks Austria lab to test missing students' clothes
    Mexico asks Austria lab to test missing students' clothes Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Mexican authorities delivered on Tuesday clothing and objects linked to last year's disappearance and presumed massacre of 43 students to an Austrian laboratory in a new bid to identify the victims. More »

  • Mexico sends missing students' clothing for testing Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have passed clothing that belonged to some of the 43 students missing from rural teachers' college to a lab in Austria for genetic testing. More »

  • Mass grave found in northern Mexico
    Mass grave found in northern Mexico Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A mass grave has been found in northern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday, as a rights group indicated it could contain 31,000 bone fragments corresponding to at least 31 bodies. More »

  • 8 pay-for-adoption parents arrested in Mexico scandal Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The prosecutor in the Mexican border state of Sonora says all eight of those arrested so far in a pay-for-adoption scheme are adoptive parents, while the ringleaders of the scheme remain at large. More »

  • Silencer used to kill Mexico photojournalist: lawyer
    Silencer used to kill Mexico photojournalist: lawyer Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    A silencer was used to kill a Mexican photojournalist and four women last month, a lawyer said, providing new details of a murder that drew a new international call for justice. More »

  • 6 New Mexico sites make national list of historic places Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 1,200-year-old Native American ceremonial site in northern New Mexico and the post office that served scientists following the Manhattan Project are among the latest locations to make the National Register of Historic Places. More »

  • Texas beats Mexico 6-4 in Little League consolation game Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Issac Garcia hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help Pearland, Texas, beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 6-4 in Sunday's consolation game of the Little League World Series. More »

  • Eighties Atari console games buried in New Mexico desert sold for $108,000
    Eighties Atari console games buried in New Mexico desert sold for $108,000 Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Hundreds of old Atari games found in a New Mexico landfill have sold for $108,000 (£70,000) in sales since they were discovered in April 2014. The collection of 881 Atari game cartridges, which had been buried for more than 30 years near the city of Alamogordo, was sold to buyers from 45 states and 14 countries on eBay. The results of the sale were announced by Joe Lewandowski, a consultant for the film companies that documented the dig as part of a documentary called Atari: Game Over. More »

  • Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico
    Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano. More »

  • Japan beats Mexico 1-0 at Little League World Series
    Japan beats Mexico 1-0 at Little League World Series Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Yugo Aoki singled for Tokyo's first hit in the seventh inning, and then scored on a fielder's choice to help Japan beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 1-0 on Saturday for a spot in the championship game of the Little League World Series. More »

  • New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft
    New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns. More »

  • Mexico adoption-for-cash scheme took babies from mothers Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday. More »

  • Texas, Mexico get 2nd chances in LLWS title games
    Texas, Mexico get 2nd chances in LLWS title games Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The title round at the Little League World Series is flush with second chances. More »

  • Arms treaty conference fails to set reporting rules in Mexico Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    By Isela Serrano CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Countries backing a major accord to regulate the international arms industry on Thursday failed to agree on a definitive format for reporting arms sales, kicking the issue down the road and disappointing advocates of arms control. Officials from 121 governments have been meeting in the Mexican resort of Cancun to agree details of how the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will oversee the multi-billion dollar industry. For the ATT to be effective, say arms control groups, there must be full disclosure of weapons sales, but the issue is contentious and officials had already suggested that reaching agreement might prove impossible at the inaugural conference. More »

  • Mexico president reshuffles cabinet
    Mexico president reshuffles cabinet Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto appointed seven new ministers Thursday in a cabinet reshuffle, including naming a new foreign minister, in a mid-term shakeup of his administration. More »

  • Mexico foreign minister takes new post, may augur presidency bid
    Mexico foreign minister takes new post, may augur presidency bid Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday shifted Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade into a key ministry in a cabinet reshuffle that could provide Meade with a platform to mount a presidential bid in 2018. Meade, 46, served as finance and energy minister in the previous government and could be an alternative candidate to the man currently expected to lead the ruling party's campaign to replace Peña Nieto in 2018, Manlio Fabio Beltrones. More »

  • Mexico: President Enrique Peña Nieto shuffles cabinet, removes six minister …
    Mexico: President Enrique Peña Nieto shuffles cabinet, removes six minister … Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto has reshuffled his cabinet, following declining approval ratings and several scandals, including the escape of infamous drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from a maximum security prison. Peña Nieto, who is midway through his six-year term, removed six ministers and shuffled another four to new positions. The president replaced the education minister and national security commissioner, but kept two of his chief aides, the finance and interior ministers, The Wall Street Journal reported. More »

  • Mexico advances to International title game at LLWS
    Mexico advances to International title game at LLWS Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Left-hander Daniel Zaragoza gave up only three hits and doubled home a pair of runs Thursday, leading Mexicali Baja California, Mexico, to an 11-0 victory over Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and a berth in the International championship game at the Little League World Series. More »

  • Mexico interim coach Ferretti excludes Ochoa for friendlies Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new interim coach Ricardo Ferretti has left goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and brothers Jonathan and Giovani Dos Santos out of the squad for the upcoming friendlies next month against Trinidad and Tobaho and Argentina. More »

  • Mexico replaces security chief and foreign relations head
    Mexico replaces security chief and foreign relations head Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto replaced the country's national security chief on Thursday, 1 ½ months after top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from a maximum security prison. More »

  • Fuel thieves tap into pipelines in Mexico City Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thieves drilled taps into fuel pipelines not far from downtown Mexico City in one of the most daring and dangerous of thousands of illegal taps investigators find each year. More »

  • Energy company announces settlement in lawsuit over decade-old oil leak in Gulf … Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Energy company announces settlement in lawsuit over decade-old oil leak in Gulf of Mexico. More »

  • Arms treaty conference agrees decisions by majority in Mexico Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    By Isela Serrano CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Countries behind a treaty to regulate the international arms trade have agreed future decisions will be made by majority vote, avoiding the risk of veto, and picked Geneva as the seat of the body to police the accord, Mexico's government said on Wednesday. Officials from 121 governments have been meeting in the Mexican resort of Cancun to agree details of how the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will oversee the multi-billion dollar industry. Jorge Lomonaco, Mexico's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, said state parties to the ATT had agreed unanimously that if no absolute consensus could be agreed, votes to enable decisions would be passed by two-thirds majority. More »

  • Mexico seizes 9 quarter horses at Zeta's cartel ranch Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Raids and arrests haven't cooled the fascination of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with fine horses. More »

  • Ex-New Mexico school administrator booked into Denver jail
    Ex-New Mexico school administrator booked into Denver jail Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A former Albuquerque, New Mexico, school administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado has been booked into a Denver jail a day after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. More »

  • Mexico airlifts big cats, coyote to US wildlife sanctuary
    Mexico airlifts big cats, coyote to US wildlife sanctuary Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities loaded eight lions, two lynxes, a puma and a coyote aboard two military planes for a trip to a Colorado wildlife sanctuary on Wednesday, after the animals were found mistreated or abandoned. More »

  • Mexico keeps going in LLWS, gets to pose with Rivera, too
    Mexico keeps going in LLWS, gets to pose with Rivera, too Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. They spotted one of baseball's greatest players walking toward them. More »

  • Trump vows never to eat Oreos again, citing move to Mexico
    Trump vows never to eat Oreos again, citing move to Mexico Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico. ... More »

  • Mexico's 11-1 win eliminates Taiwan from Little League WS
    Mexico's 11-1 win eliminates Taiwan from Little League WS Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Catcher Raul Leon drove in five runs with a homer and a single, and Mexico eliminated Taipei, Taiwan with an 11-1 victory on Tuesday at the Little League World Series. More »