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  • Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years
    Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years 7 hours ago

    Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders: More »

  • Mexico Captures 'Most Wanted' Drug Lord
    Mexico Captures 'Most Wanted' Drug Lord 7 hours ago

    One of Mexico's most wanted fugitives - Knights Templar drug cartel leader Servando Gomez - has been captured, police have said. The 49-year-old gang boss and former primary school teacher was detained by federal officers as he left a house in Morelia, Michoacan, following months of intelligence work, officials said. Gomez was taken to Mexico City and frogmarched in front of TV cameras, as two masked federal police officers held him down by the neck and led him into a helicopter. The kingpin had eluded authorities last year despite a massive manhunt in the mountains of Michoacan with help from a "rural defence" force comprised of former vigilantes, who had taken up arms against the Knights Templar. More »

  • Things to know as New Mexico weighs new tribal casino deal 7 hours ago

    New Mexico lawmakers are facing a hard deadline as agreements that allow a handful of American Indian tribes to operate casinos approach their expiration date. Gov. Susana Martinez's office has spent the ... More »

  • Mexico gillnet ban taking effect to help endangered porpoise 9 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities will use satellite tracking, drones, three naval bases and a fleet of small patrol boats to enforce a new gillnet fishing ban in the upper Sea of Cortes in a bid to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise. More »

  • Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta'
    Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta' 9 hours ago

    By Anahi Rama and Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence. The 49-year-old gang boss was the prime target of President Enrique Peña Nieto's effort to regain control of Michoacan, a western state wracked by clashes between Gomez's Knights Templar cartel and armed vigilantes trying to oust them. Peña Nieto has been trying to quell public outrage in Mexico after the late September abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers by corrupt police in league with gang members. More »

  • Mexico's 'I'm tired now' attorney general steps down
    Mexico's 'I'm tired now' attorney general steps down 11 hours ago

    Mexico's much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, stepped down Friday and was given a more low-key cabinet post. More »

  • Mexico City former mayor breaks with leftist PRD party 12 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said Friday he is splitting with the country's leftist Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, citing what he described as its increasing closeness to President Enrique Pena Nieto and the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party. More »

  • Latest winter storm's snow, ice cover highways in New Mexico 13 hours ago

    The Albuquerque public school system is closing all of its schools due to a winter storm that has left many highways and roads around the state covered with ice and snow. The Albuquerque district initially ... More »

  • Mexico's dolphinariums come under criticism from activists 14 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental and animal-rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of "swim with dolphins" enclosures on the nation's coasts. More »

  • Mexico to replace embattled attorney general
    Mexico to replace embattled attorney general 15 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's embattled attorney general, Jesus Murillo Karam, is leaving the post to take a new cabinet-level job as head of urban and rural development. More »

  • Mexico attorney general who handled student massacre probe to step down
    Mexico attorney general who handled student massacre probe to step down 23 hours ago

    Mexico's attorney general Jesus Murillo, under fire for months over his handling of the investigation into the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 students, will step down, a senior government official said on Friday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Murillo, one of the most experienced politicians in President Enrique Pena Nieto's government, will be moved to the ministry of agrarian and urban development. Murillo will be replaced by Arely Gomez, a senator in the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who took leave of her post on Feb 26, the official said. The disappearance of 43 trainee teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala in late September sparked the biggest crisis of Pena Nieto's administration. More »

  • Mexico official says top capo Servando Gomez captured, ruled western Michoacan … 23 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico official says top capo Servando Gomez captured, ruled western Michoacan state. More »

  • Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals
    Top-seeded Maria Sharapova reaches Mexico Open semifinals Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the Mexico Open semifinals. More »

  • March in Mexico City over slain students
    March in Mexico City over slain students Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Some 2,500 people marched in Mexico City marking the fifth month since the disappearance of 43 students whom the government says were killed by a police-linked drug gang. More »

  • New Mexico House panel OKs Uber, Lyft regulation bill Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A measure aimed at regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft in New Mexico cleared its first hurdle Thursday. The House Transportation and Public Works Committee voted 8-3 to approve a proposal ... More »

  • Mexico image under fire from Hollywood, Holy See
    Mexico image under fire from Hollywood, Holy See Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Mexico's international image is taking a beating these days, even from two worlds that rarely see eye-to-eye: The Holy See and Hollywood. More »

  • Mexico president in crisis is losing support of big business
    Mexico president in crisis is losing support of big business Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The full-page ad in Mexico's national newspapers was unusual, if not unprecedented: 20 powerful business groups and think tanks publicly scolding the government for not doing its job. More »

  • Crews keep cameras rolling in New Mexico post 'Breaking Bad'
    Crews keep cameras rolling in New Mexico post 'Breaking Bad' Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When the last "Breaking Bad" episode aired almost two years ago, New Mexico officials feared film and television production might end in the state after the series brought welcome attention and tourism to Albuquerque. More »

  • Coca-Cola bottler in Mexico eyes oil business
    Coca-Cola bottler in Mexico eyes oil business Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Mexico's FEMSA plans to buy 227 fuel service station franchises from state energy giant Pemex, which is losing its decades-old monopoly under an oil reform More »

  • Mexico police deny killing protestor
    Mexico police deny killing protestor Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Mexican federal police rejected accusations by a teacher's union that a 65-year-old protestor died after being beaten by officers during a demonstration in Acapulco. More »

  • Clash leaves one dead in Mexico teacher protest
    Clash leaves one dead in Mexico teacher protest Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A clash between Mexican police and teachers who blocked Acapulco's airport left one demonstrator dead, while seven officers were injured when they were struck by the protestors' bus, officials said Wednesday. More »

  • Mexico volcanic ash disrupts US, domestic flights
    Mexico volcanic ash disrupts US, domestic flights Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Volcanic ash rained down on the runway of an airport in central Mexico, forcing it to close for several hours on Wednesday and disrupting domestic flights and those to the US. More »

  • Pink cloud visible in Arizona after New Mexico rocket launch
    Pink cloud visible in Arizona after New Mexico rocket launch Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight — a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico. More »

  • Pope Francis' Mexico remark not meant to offend, Vatican says
    Pope Francis' Mexico remark not meant to offend, Vatican says Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A remark by Pope Francis to the effect that he hoped his homeland Argentina could avoid "Mexicanisation" was not intended to offend Mexicans or to undervalue the government's efforts to fight drug trafficking, the Vatican said on Wednesday. Mexico's Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade complained this week that the remark, made by the pope in an email to the head of an Argentinian human rights group, risked stigmatising Mexico, where tens of thousands have died in drug-related violence in recent years. The Vatican said in a statement that it had informed Mexico's ambassador to the Holy See that the "pope had absolutely no intention of offending the feelings of the Mexican people, whom he loves very much, nor to ignore the commitment of the Mexican government to fighting drug trafficking." According to a report last year from the Pew Research Centre, a Washington-based think tank, more than 80 percent of Mexicans are Catholic. More »

  • New Mexico House approves $6.2 billion budget bill Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a $6.2 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year that includes pay raises for new teachers and state police officers. The House voted 42-25 ... More »

  • Reform would let some foreign agents carry guns in Mexico Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday proposed a reform that would allow some foreign agents to carry arms inside Mexico, a significant change in a country that has historically said the practice would violate its sovereignty. More »

  • Mexico proposes allowing foreign agents to bear arms
    Mexico proposes allowing foreign agents to bear arms Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed a reform on Tuesday that would authorise foreign immigration and customs agents to carry arms while in the country, an issue that has long been a source of friction with the United States. In 2011, an unarmed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed when his car was ambushed by drug gang members in central Mexico. The goal of the proposal is to "strengthen commercial exchange and diplomatic relations between Mexico and other nations," the government said in a statement. Under the proposed reform, foreign security personnel accompanying high-level government officials to Mexico would also be able to bear arms. More »

  • Oscar winner Inarritu presses for change in native Mexico
    Oscar winner Inarritu presses for change in native Mexico Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, fresh from his Oscars triumph for "Birdman," spoke out again Tuesday against corruption and impunity in his native Mexico, saying they had reached "intolerable levels." More »

  • ‘I’ll relish this’ – Cathal Pendred is heading to Mexico for his next UFC b …
    ‘I’ll relish this’ – Cathal Pendred is heading to Mexico for his next UFC b … Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    The Dubliner will look to extend his undefeated streak to 12 bouts. More »

  • Oscar wins gets mixed reviews from Mexico film buffs
    Oscar wins gets mixed reviews from Mexico film buffs Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Industry analysts have lauded Inarritu's awards as a triumph for Mexico, but some critics warn of "brain drain". More »

  • Mexico president hits back at director's Oscar comments
    Mexico president hits back at director's Oscar comments Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday fired back at comments made by Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, saying the government was working to improve opportunities for Mexicans. More »

  • Mexico complains about remarks attributed to pope over drug image
    Mexico complains about remarks attributed to pope over drug image Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Mexico said on Monday it would send a letter to the Vatican to complain about remarks attributed to Pope Francis about the risk of Argentina suffering a criminal "Mexicanisation" due to the spread of drug gangs there. Mexico's Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade said his government had expressed concern that the country was being "stigmatized" as a land of drug traffickers in an email attributed to Francis published in Argentina over the weekend. "We had a meeting with the (papal) nuncio and we will indeed send a note, and what worries us is that the drug trafficking challenge is a shared challenge. It's a challenge that Mexico is undertaking massive efforts on," Meade said in Mexico City. More »

  • Mexico: Protest note over pope's purported drugs comment Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will send a protest note to the Vatican over purported comments by Pope Francis worrying about a possible "Mexicanization" of his native Argentina due to rising drug trafficking activity there, authorities announced Monday. More »

  • Mexico rescues more than100 animals from overcrowded zoo
    Mexico rescues more than100 animals from overcrowded zoo Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 100 animals were rescued from overcrowded, abusive conditions at a private zoo in the state of Puebla, Mexican authorities said Monday. More »

  • HSBC 'problem' spots Brazil, Mexico, U.S. and Turkey have 1-2 years … Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC has given its four problem businesses in Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and the United States as little as one year to prove their worth before "more extreme" turnaround solutions are proposed, its CEO said on Monday. Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver told analysts he would consider disposals to simplify the bank and improve returns, although he declined to say if any of the four big trouble countries could be sold. "We're involved at the moment in fortnightly calls ... on Brazil, Mexico, United States and Turkey, which are clearly the four which present the biggest problems in this regard (improving them)," Gulliver told a conference call after HSBC reported a 17 percent drop in pre-tax profit. More »