loading

News: Mexico

We have started to collect the most important news related to Mexico in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Mexico – overview

Mexico: news

Murders down in Mexico's Juarez

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 1:35
related places: Ciudad Juarez, Juarez

The murder rate in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez dropped by 45% between 2010 and 2011, says President Felipe Calderon.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico destroys seized weapons

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:58

Mexican army destroys thousands of seized weapons
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Modern Mayans struggling to cope

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 23:40

The Mayan civilisation may have died out centuries ago, but people descended from them still live in Central America and southern Mexico.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico arrests cartel 'meth boss'

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 22:21
related places: Sinaloa

Mexican police capture Jaime Herrera, who is accused of being a major producer of methamphetamine for the Sinaloa drugs cartel.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Mexicans concerned about drug killings

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 0:56

Drug killings have soared in Mexico since President Calderon launched his war on drug cartels - and security is now a major concern in election year
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Three Mexico 'kidnappers' killed

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 23:18

Three men accused of attempted kidnap die after being beaten and set alight by local residents near Mexico City.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico seizes 'largest meth haul'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 19:58
related places: Jalisco

Mexican soldiers secure 15 tonnes of methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco, believed to be the largest seizure of the drug yet.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico mass graves hold 15 bodies

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 10:19
related places: Veracruz

A suspected member of Mexico's Zetas drugs gang leads authorities to two graves in Veracruz state containing 15 bodies, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama to give back campaign funds

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama's election campaign is to return some $200,000 of funding linked to the family of a Mexican fugitive.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Cubans rescued from adrift raft

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 16:32
related places: Isla

The Mexican navy rescues six Cubans found adrift on a raft floating off the Isla de Mujeres
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Woman runs for Mexico presidency

Monday, February 6th 2012, 9:25

Mexico's governing conservative party selects its first woman candidate to run in the country's presidential election.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico 'cartel enforcer' detained

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 23:09
related places: Sinaloa

Police in Mexico say they have arrested the suspected leader of the Gente Nueva gang, the armed wing of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico ambassador in kidnap drama

Monday, January 30th 2012, 18:41
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Mexico's ambassador to Venezuela and his wife are released after being kidnapped in Caracas, in the latest high-profile crime in the city.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nobel plea for Mexico journalists

Friday, January 27th 2012, 21:14

A host of international writers including several Nobel laureates issue a joint statement condemning attacks on journalists in Mexico.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

BP ordered to share spill damages

Friday, January 27th 2012, 0:40
related countries: United States United States

BP must cover some but not all of oil rig owner Transocean's liabilities for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a US judge rules.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Zetas Mexico's 'biggest cartel'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sinaloa

The Zetas are now the largest cartel in Mexico, overtaking their bitter rival, the Sinaloa cartel, a report by US security firm Stratfor suggests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Six die in failed Mexico escape

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 20:21

An attempt by gunmen to free two detainees ends in a shoot-out in which five policemen and one detainee are killed.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexican strike on Sinaloa cartel

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 19:25
related places: Sinaloa

Soldiers in Mexico arrest alleged members of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel and kill one of its regional leaders, Luis Alberto Cabrera Sarabia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Caravan of Hunger reaches Mexico City

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 15:55

Hundreds of farmers and indigenous Indians march for a week to the Mexican capital to draw attention to a 'devastating' drought.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico earthquake shakes region

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 20:08
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador
related places: San Salvador, Tuxtla Gutierrez

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern Mexico is felt around the region, from regional capital Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Salvador.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Extinct bear skulls found underwater

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:55

Scientists discover the remains of four prehistoric bears which they believe date back to the ice age in an underwater cave in Mexico
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico army frees 'held children'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 21:47
related places: Morelos

Soldiers in the central Mexican state of Morelos say they have freed three children who had been held by a suspected criminal gang.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico navy seizes drug chemicals

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 0:44

The Mexican security forces find 12 shipping containers full of a chemical used to make the synthetic drug methamphetamine in a port on the Pacific.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Food aid sent to Mexico Indians

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:18
related places: Tarahumara

Mexico mobilises aid for Tarahumara indigenous communities suffering a food crisis amid a drought in the north of the country.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Guatemalan army joins drugs fight

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 23:37
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Honduras Honduras

Guatemala follows in the footsteps of Mexico and Honduras, as new President Otto Perez Molina orders the army to join the fight against drug cartels.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 21:23

Mexican officials say nearly 13,000 people were killed in violence blamed on organised crime between January and September 2011.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexican drug war deaths at 47,515

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 8:18

Mexican officials say nearly 13,000 people died in drug-related violence in 2011, bringing the overall number since late 2006 to 47,515.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Rubbish piles up in Mexico City

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 18:24

With the closure of Mexico's largest landfill site Bordo Poniente, rubbish is clogging up the streets of Mexico City.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bodies dumped at Mexico forecourt

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 7:53
related places: Michoacan

Police in Mexico are trying to establish the identities of 15 bodies dumped at a petrol station in the western state of Michoacan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Mexico murders 'linked to drug war'

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 1:20
related places: Michoacan

Police in western Mexico have found 13 bodies at a petrol station in the state of Michoacan, more apparent victims of the country's vicious drug war.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Mexico monument finally unveiled

Monday, January 9th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Spain Spain

A monument to celebrate Mexico's 200 years of independence from Spain is finally inaugurated after nearly 15 months of delay.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexican goalie in 'kidnap plot'

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 7:22

A former international footballer in Mexico, Omar "El Gato" Ortiz, is arrested for alleged participation in a kidnapping ring.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Arrest over Mexico casino attack

Friday, January 6th 2012, 18:27
related places: Monterrey

Mexican police capture the alleged mastermind of an arson attack on a casino in Monterrey last year that killed 52 people.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Mexico hails world's tallest bridge

Friday, January 6th 2012, 4:56

A bridge in Mexico, officially recognised as the tallest in the world, has been inaugurated by President Felipe Calderon.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico bridge sets world record

Friday, January 6th 2012, 2:19
related places: Baluarte

President Felipe Calderon inaugurates the Baluarte bridge in northern Mexico, which at 403m is now the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Fight in Mexican prison kills 31

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 7:34
related places: Altamira

A fight between prisoners armed with makeshift weapons at a jail in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas leaves 31 inmates dead, authorities say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico cartel boss pleads guilty

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

The leader of a notorious 1990s Mexican drug cartel pleads guilty to racketeering and money-laundering charges in a US court after being extradited.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico warlock says Obama to lose

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 5:45
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Mexico's self-appointed grand warlock predicts that US President Barack Obama will lose the 2012 elections and Syria will be invaded.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

BP seeks damages from Halliburton

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 10:15

Oil giant BP asks its contractor Halliburton to pay all costs and damages arising from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico's drugs war: Lessons and challenges

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 2:08

Mexico's drugs war as nation enters election year
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Boxer's shorts spoil Mexico vote

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 1:50

Mexico annuls a local election result, partly because a famous boxer wore a party logo on his shorts the night before in violation of campaign rules.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico rehab poisoning kills five

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 4:24
related places: Guadalajara

Five patients at a drug clinic in Mexico's Guadalajara die after eating contaminated sausage, sparking an inquiry into possible deliberate poisoning.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico drug 'security chief' held

Monday, December 26th 2011, 19:06
related places: Tamaulipas

Mexican authorities capture Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, the alleged security chief for the boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexican police force disbanded

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 0:11
related places: Veracruz

Mexico disbands an entire municipal police force in Veracruz as part of a campaign to eliminate corruption and improve security in the face of drug-related violence.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Maya begin 'end of era' countdown

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 21:28

Maya communities in Mexico begin a year-long countdown to the "end-of an-era" date of 21 December 2012, but insist it will not be the apocalypse.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico closes huge rubbish dump

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 0:33

Mexico City closes one of the world's biggest landfill dumps, where most rubbish will now be recycled or turned into compost and green energy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

BP agrees further Gulf settlement

Friday, December 16th 2011, 8:20

Oil giant BP agrees $250m settlement with contractor Cameron International over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico Zeta drug gang boss caught

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 2:24
related places: Veracruz

A key leader of the powerful Zetas drugs cartel, Raul Lucio Hernandez Lechuga - alias El Lucky - is captured in Mexico's Veracruz state, say officials.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Strong earthquake rattles Mexico

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 5:16
related places: Guerrero

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico's western Guerrero state, shaking buildings and killing at least two people, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Who is winning Mexico's drugs war?

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 0:21

Where do Mexican cartels get their guns and their money from?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Campaigner found dead in Mexico

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 21:47
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
related places: Cruz

The authorities in Mexico say they have found the body of indigenous rights campaigner Jose Trinidad de la Cruz, who had been kidnapped on Tuesday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Gaddafi son 'in Mexico entry bid'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 19:35
related countries: Libya Libya

A bid to smuggle one of the sons of Libyan ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi into Mexico has been thwarted, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »


This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.