Mexico

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Mexican Authorities Raid Migrant Caravan

Up to 500 detained in surprise Chiapas raid

(Newser) - Central American migrants hoping to reach the US now carry the added anxiety of the pursued after Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds in a surprise raid on a caravan in Mexico's south. While their compatriots were being taken into custody Monday, hundreds of other migrants scrambled away... More »

Trump Gives Mexico a One-Year Warning

President eases threat to immediately close the border

(Newser) - The US-Mexico border won't be closed after all. A few days ago, President Trump threatened to shut the border as early as this week unless Mexico stopped all illegal immigration immediately. On Thursday, the president replaced the threat with a warning: If Mexico doesn't stop illegal drugs and... More »

Mexico Seeks an Apology. It's 'Completely' Rejected

Spain seems offended by the notion

(Newser) - Spain is "completely" rejecting the Mexican president's demand for an apology over crimes against his country's indigenous people 500 years ago, the Guardian reports. In a video posted on social media, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stood in the remains of an ancient city and... More »

After Locals Told of the Cave, It Was Sealed—Until Now

Some 200 Mayan artifacts found below Chichen Itza

(Newser) - This "extraordinary" story could have been published 50 years ago. That's when locals at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza told an archaeologist about a cave there, but he had its entrance sealed, possibly to safeguard what was inside. The AP reports his brief report on it languished... More »

Mexico Apologizes Over Deaths of Youths Kidnapped by Cops

4 young men and a teenage girl were turned over to cartel and murdered

(Newser) - They were coming home from a party in Veracruz, Mexico, when they had to stop at a police roadblock. Then two things sealed the fate of the four young men and teenage girl in the vehicle: First, police thought they belonged to a drug gang. (They didn't.) Second,... More »

Feds Charge El Chapo's Sons

2 younger sons accused of conspiracy to distribute drugs in US

(Newser) - The feds got El Chapo . Now they want two of his sons. The Justice Department on Thursday announced drug conspiracy charges against the younger sons of Joaquin Guzmán, who are accused of working to send cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine across the US border from Mexico, where both are believed... More »

Last Island Penal Colony in the Americas Is Closing

Mexico's Islas Marias will become a cultural center

(Newser) - Mexico is closing its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie Papillon. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico will relocate about two-thirds of the 659 remaining inmates and free... More »

Jennifer Aniston Was Headed to Mexico. Then, an Emergency

Star's private plane safely lands at Calif. airport after landing gear malfunction

(Newser) - What was likely a festive mood on Jennifer Aniston's private jet headed to Cabo San Lucas quickly changed Friday after a mechanical issue forced an emergency landing in California. People reports that Aniston and nine other passengers were on their way to Mexico from Los Angeles to celebrate the... More »

More Wire Was Put on City's Border Wall. It Wants It Gone

Resolution out of Nogales, Ariz., calls razor wire 'not only irresponsible but inhuman'

(Newser) - A border wall stretching between downtown Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico, now has even more barbed wire—and the city council for the US side is demanding the government take the wire down within city limits, threatening legal action if it doesn't do so, per the AP . The concertina... More »

El Chapo's Ex-Bodyguard Gives Graphic Testimony

He tells court he saw drug lord kill 3 men

(Newser) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was the kind of boss who wasn't afraid to pitch in and get his hands bloody, a former bodyguard testified Thursday at the drug lord's trial in New York. In what the BBC describes at the trial's most gruesome testimony yet, Isaias... More »

Horror in Mexico: 'Only a Handful of the Remains Still Had Skin'

Death toll rises to 73 in fuel pipeline blast

(Newser) - On Friday, hundreds of people had gathered in an almost festive atmosphere in a field where a pipeline had been perforated by fuel thieves and gasoline spewed 20 feet into the air. State oil company Petroleos Mexicanos said the pipeline, which supplies much of central Mexico with fuel, had just... More »

AeroMexico Ad: Actually, You're Mexican

The airline's commercial offer goes viral

(Newser) - An AeroMexico ad with a cheeky offer for Americans has gone viral nearly two weeks after being posted on Twitter , reports ABC 7 . In the commercial , Texas residents are asked whether they want to travel to Mexico—"That's not my cup of tea" is an answer that sums... More »

Oil Firm Says They Were Stealing Fuel. Then, a Giant Fireball

Pipeline explosion kills 66, injures dozens in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico

(Newser) - A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 66 people and left 85 others missing in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold. It came just three weeks after new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an... More »

Report: Trump's Border Wall Plan Has a Major Gap

Most undocumented immigrants enter US legally, then overstay

(Newser) - A new report from the Center for Migration Studies highlights a major flaw in President Trump's plan to curb illegal immigration with a border wall: Most undocumented immigrants arrive legally and overstay their visas. The center says that in 2016-2017, overstayers accounted for 62% of newly arrived undocumented immigrants,... More »

Witness Drops Bombshell in 'El Chapo' Trial

'Right-hand man' claims Mexican president was given $100M bribe

(Newser) - Shocking allegations in the "El Chapo" trial: Drug lord Joaquin Guzman paid former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto $100 million to avoid recapture, and it was Peña Nieto who reached out first, a witness claimed in the trial Tuesday. Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian drug trafficker who describes... More »

Trump's Mexico Assertion Is Getting Lots of Attention

He reiterates on Friday that he never expected a check

(Newser) - President Trump raised eyebrows on Thursday when he maintained that he had never said Mexico would directly pay for a border wall. "I never meant they're going to write out a check,” Trump said, per the Washington Post . "I said they're going to pay for... More »

They Honored Him by Skinning People. Now, 'Flayed Lord' Temple Found

Site buried in Popoloca Indian ruins was dedicated to Xipe Totec god

(Newser) - Mexican experts have found the first temple of the "Flayed Lord," a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse, authorities said Wednesday. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said the find was made during recent excavations of Popoloca Indian ruins in the central state... More »

As Migrants Try to Scale Border, US Fires Tear Gas

CBP says it fired after a group of around 150 migrants threw rocks

(Newser) - American authorities fired tear gas across the border into Mexico during a dangerous and chaotic situation in the early hours of 2019, officals say. Customs and Border Protection officials say agents used pepper spray and tear gas early Tuesday as a group of around 150 migrants tried to get over—... More »

Political Power Couple Killed in Christmas Eve Helicopter Crash

Martha Erika Alonso had been sworn in as Puebla's first female governor just 10 days ago

(Newser) - On Dec. 14, Martha Erika Alonso was sworn in as the first female governor of the Mexican state of Puebla, a job previously held by her husband, Rafael Moreno Valle. Just 10 days later, the political power couple were dead, killed in a Christmas Eve helicopter crash just minutes after... More »

Actress Who Took Sean Penn to 'El Chapo': Penn Betrayed Me

Kate del Castillo sues ex-Mexican officials for 'political persecution'

(Newser) - Actress Kate del Castillo said she's suing former Mexican officials for $60 million in "moral and material damages" because of what she calls "political persecution" against her. Mexican authorities investigated del Castillo following the secret meeting she arranged with Sean Penn and former fugitive drug boss Joaquin... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB