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Ex-Marine Jon Hammar Freed From Mexico Prison

Ex-Marine Jon Hammar Freed From Mexico PrisonWPLG/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A former U.S. Marine has been released from a Mexico jail after being locked up for five months on gun charges.Officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros, Mexico met Jon Hammar at the prison Friday and escorted hi...

‘Alien’-Looking Human Skulls Found in Mexico

‘Alien’-Looking Human Skulls Found in MexicoFile photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(SONORA, Mexico) -- Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered 25 “alien”-looking human skulls in a cemetery in the northwest state of Sonora, they said Friday.Some of the skulls showed “deformities,” ...

Jenni Rivera’s Remains ‘100%’ Identified; Funeral Preparations Begin

Jenni Rivera’s Remains ‘100%’ Identified; Funeral Preparations BeginTibrina Hobson/Getty Images(LAKEWOOD, Calif.) -- The remains of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera have been "100 percent" identified, her brother Pedro told reporters outside his parents' home in Lakewood, Calif., on Thursday."It is 100 percent conf...

Drug Smugglers Shoot Drugs Across US/Mexico Border with Cannon

Drug Smugglers Shoot Drugs Across US/Mexico Border with CannoniStockphoto/Thinkstock(YUMA, Ariz.) -- Drug smugglers continue to show creativity in inventing new ways of getting drugs across the U.S. border from Mexico.Border Patrol agents say they believe a pneumatic cannon was used to launch dozens of containers...

Former US Marine Stuck in Mexican Jail, Fighting Weapons Charges

Former US Marine Stuck in Mexican Jail, Fighting Weapons ChargesWPLG/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A former U.S. Marine who took off on a surfing adventure to Costa Rica in August is stuck in a Mexican jail just over the border from Texas, and his family is calling for his release.Ex-Marine Jon Hammar headed south with fel...

Jenni Rivera’s Death Confirmed; NTSB to Assist in Crash Investigation

Jenni Rivera’s Death Confirmed; NTSB to Assist in Crash InvestigationTibrina Hobson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer and reality television star, died on Sunday when the plane she was traveling in crashed outside Monterrey, ...

Mexican-American Singer Jenni Rivera Feared Dead in Plane Crash

Mexican-American Singer Jenni Rivera Feared Dead in Plane CrashTibrina Hobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Multiple reports, including one from Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico's secretary of communications and transports, confirmed on Sunday that the remains of the private jet carrying popular Mexican-American singer Je...

Private jet Carrying Regional Mexican Superstar Jenni Rivera Disappears

Private jet Carrying Regional Mexican Superstar Jenni Rivera DisappearsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Mexican officials have confirmed the disappearance of a private jet carrying regional Mexican music superstar Jenni Rivera that took off from the northern Mexican city of Monterrey at 3:15 a.m. local time on Sunday a...

Father of Girl Missing from Cancer Ward Denies Role in Her Disappearance

Father of Girl Missing from Cancer Ward Denies Role in Her DisappearanceiStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- The U.S. Border Patrol located the father of an 11-year-old girl whose mother had removed her from Phoenix Children's Hospital with a catheter still in her heart, but he has denied playing any role in taking the cance...

Peña Nieto Makes Big Promises to Mexico

Peña Nieto Makes Big Promises to MexicoMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, started his first day in office by making some big promises, mentioning that his goal is to "set the grounds" for Mexico to become a developed country. Surroun...

Amidst Violent Protests Enrique Peña Nieto Sworn in as President of Mexico

Amidst Violent Protests Enrique Peña Nieto Sworn in as President of MexicoPedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A chaotic protest of thousands of people unfurled outside Mexico's Congress on Saturday as Enrique Peña Nieto took the oath of office to become the new president of Mexico. Peña Nieto takes over l...

Mexico’s New President Faces Big Challenges

Mexico’s New President Faces Big ChallengesStockbyte/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) -- When Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in as Mexico's president on Saturday, he agreed to lead a country of 115 million people that ranks as the world's thirteenth largest economy and has become one of the top ten...

Obama, Mexican President-Elect Pledge Close Ties in Meeting

Obama, Mexican President-Elect Pledge Close Ties in MeetingRon Sachs/Pool via Bloomberg(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama welcomed Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto into the Oval Office Tuesday afternoon, pledging close cooperation on issues like trade and immigration reform.Obama noted the contri...

Bad Company: Mexican Beauty Queen Killed During Drug Fight

Bad Company: Mexican Beauty Queen Killed During Drug FightiStockphoto/Thinkstock(SINALOA, Mexico) -- A violent, hours-long car chase and gunfight between the Sinaloa drug cartel and Mexican soldiers over the weekend claimed the life of a young Mexican beauty queen who police said was riding with the drug runn...

Trucker Who Made Wrong Turn Freed From Mexican Prison

Trucker Who Made Wrong Turn Freed From Mexican PrisonABC News(EL PASO, Texas) -- A Dallas truck driver is enjoying his first weekend of freedom in seven months after what his employer said was an “honest mistake” landed him in a Mexican prison.Jabin Bogan was transporting a load of ammunition...

New Zetas Cartel Leader Violent ‘to the Point of Sadism’

New Zetas Cartel Leader Violent ‘to the Point of Sadism’Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The new head of the Zetas drug cartel is a former Dallas resident who is labeled as a traitor by many of his own cartel soldiers and mocked as an ex-"car washer" by his enemies.  But he has risen to power thanks t...

Suspect in Youth Soccer Coach’s Murder Flees to Mexico

Suspect in Youth Soccer Coach’s Murder Flees to MexicoABC News(NEW YORK) -- A man suspected of murdering and mutilating a New York youth soccer coach has fled the country, according to police.Michael Jones, 25, was stabbed numerous times in the chest, ear and neck in an attack that left blood on the sidew...

Narcoboss ‘Commander Squirrel’ Linked to American’s Mystery Death on Falcon Lake

Narcoboss ‘Commander Squirrel’ Linked to American’s Mystery Death on Falcon LakeABC News / Google Earth(NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico) -- Mexican authorities have arrested an alleged drug cartel leader known as Commander Squirrel who they say is linked to the 2010 murder of American jet skier David Hartley on a border lake, as well as to m...

Narcoboss ‘Commander Squirrel’ Linked to American’s Mystery Death on Falcon Lake

Narcoboss ‘Commander Squirrel’ Linked to American’s Mystery Death on Falcon LakeABC News / Google Earth(NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico) -- Mexican authorities have arrested an alleged drug cartel leader known as Commander Squirrel who they say is linked to the 2010 murder of American jet skier David Hartley on a border lake, as well as to m...

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever CaughtiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A California man got a lot more than he bargained for when he caught a yellowfin tuna in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, that potentially could shatter the previous world-record weight of 405 pounds.Rangler Guy Yocom of Dana...
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