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Mexican Federal Police Open Fire on Two U.S. Government Workers

Mexican Federal Police Open Fire on Two U.S. Government Workers

Thinkstock/Comstock(MEXICO CITY) — Two U.S. government employees were shot Friday an incident involving the Mexican federal police.  The two Americans were riding in an armored U.S. embassy SUV when they came under fire south of Mexico City.Mexic…

United States Shocks Mexico, 1-0

United States Shocks Mexico, 1-0

Miguel Tovar/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — The United States soccer team made some history on Wednesday night after they stunned Mexico, 1-0, at Azteca Stadium.  Michael Orozco Fiscal scored in the 80th minute to give the U.S. its first-ever win ag…

Mexico Knocks Out Brazil, Wins Men’s Olympic Soccer Gold

Mexico Knocks Out Brazil, Wins Men’s Olympic Soccer Gold

Michael Regan/Getty Images(WEMBLEY, England) — Mexican striker Oribe Peralta scored both of Mexico’s goals, as Mexico defeated Brazil 2-1 to win their first Olympic gold medal in men’s soccer, at Wembley Stadium Saturday.
Peralta got the scoring start…

Alleged Drug ‘Queenpin’ Extradited from Mexico, Appears in Florida Court

Alleged Drug ‘Queenpin’ Extradited from Mexico, Appears in Florida Court

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — The alleged “queenpin” of Mexico’s West Coast drug trade, once celebrated in song as the “Queen of the Pacific,” appeared in a U.S. courtroom Friday to face drug trafficking charges after being extradited from Mexico City …

Tropical Storm Ernesto Soaks Jamaica; Florence in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Ernesto Soaks Jamaica; Florence in Atlantic

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Tropical storm Ernesto is expected to soak Jamaica with three to six inches of rain and winds of 50 mph today as it barrels toward Central America. It is forecast to make landfall there Monday or Tuesday. The storm has lo…

Huge US-Mexico Drug Tunnel Discovered

Huge US-Mexico Drug Tunnel Discovered

DEA(YUMA, Ariz.) — Authorities in Arizona have discovered a lighted, ventilated cross-border drug smuggling tunnel more than two football fields long just steps from an official border-crossing checkpoint between Mexico and the U.S. Local and federal …

Mexico’s New President: Safety a Primary Focus

Mexico’s New President: Safety a Primary Focus

Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — As he prepares to take over a country ripe with violence and plagued by drug wars, Mexico’s president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto is promising to focus first and foremost on making the stree…

Mexico’s President-Elect Faces Challenges

Mexico’s President-Elect Faces Challenges

Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party is back in power for the first time in 12 years after Sunday’s presidential election, but it wasn’t the landslide that many had predicted.The party…

Young American Journalist Found Dead in Mexico City

Young American Journalist Found Dead in Mexico City

ABC News(MEXICO CITY) — A young journalist interning with the Associated Press in Mexico City has been found dead.Twenty-two-year-old Armando Montano’s body was found on Saturday in the elevator shaft of an apartment building near where he was staying…

Mexico Drug War: More Families Buying Armored Cars

Mexico Drug War: More Families Buying Armored Cars

ABC News(MEXICO CITY) — Eighty million citizens in Mexico headed to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president at a time when drug war violence remains a crucial issue.  Some of them likely took that journey in their own armored vehicles.More t…

Violence Rocks Mexico on Eve of Elections

Violence Rocks Mexico on Eve of Elections

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — On the eve of a presidential election, Mexicans awoke to headlines and gruesome photos of a car bomb blast that injured seven people.The images from Friday’s bombing in Nuevo Laredo, just a few miles away…

American Journalist Disappears in Mexico Drug Cartel Stronghold

American Journalist Disappears in Mexico Drug Cartel Stronghold

Freelance Texas photojournalist Zane Alejandro Plemmons Rosales is shown in this undated photo. (Facebook)(NEW YORK) — A 30-year-old American photojournalist has become the latest reporter to go missing while covering Mexico’s drug war, after he left …

Mexican Government Admits Mistaken Identity in Guzman Drug Arrest

Mexican Government Admits Mistaken Identity in Guzman Drug Arrest

Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — The Mexican government has admitted that it mistakenly identified the man they arrested as the son of the nation’s most-wanted drug lord, the BBC reports. Officials on Thursday paraded a man they b…

Mexican Drug Lord Son Captured, Authorities Say

Mexican Drug Lord Son Captured, Authorities Say

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mexican authorities said today they captured the son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the notorious leader of one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels. Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, a suspected high-level operative…

Mexican President Thanks Obama for Limiting Deportations

Mexican President Thanks Obama for Limiting Deportations

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(LOS CABOS, Mexico) — Mexican President Felipe Calderon praised President Obama today for having the “valor and courage” to stop deporting hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants.“We believe that …

Whale Sinks Sailboat Off Coast of Mexico

Whale Sinks Sailboat Off Coast of Mexico

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A California man was rescued after his 50-foot sailboat was struck by a whale while he was sailing alone about 40 miles off the coast of Mexico.The impact from the collision disabled the sailboat’s steerin…

Tropical Storm Carlotta Forms Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Tropical Storm Carlotta Forms Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A storm system off the Pacific coast of Mexico — strengthened from a tropical depression to a tropical storm overnight — is on track to become a hurricane when it makes landfall on Friday.As of Thursday morning, Tr…

US Warns of ‘Retaliation’ Against American Tourists in Mexico

US Warns of ‘Retaliation’ Against American Tourists in Mexico

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — American travelers to Mexico should beware of possible violent retaliation for this week’s arrest of alleged Zetas drug cartel associates and family members inside the U.S., the U.S. State Department has warned. Though the warni…

Star Student in Immigration Flap Will Be Home for Graduation

Star Student in Immigration Flap Will Be Home for Graduation

Frankfort High School(FRANKFORT, Ind.) — High school senior Elizabeth Olivas is coming home. After getting caught up on an immigration technicality in her native Mexico, the Frankfort Indiana High School homecoming queen will get to walk with her clas…

Drug Cartel Attacks U.S.-Owned Potato Chip Company

Drug Cartel Attacks U.S.-Owned Potato Chip Company

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GUANAJATO, Mexico) — Mexican authorities arrested four alleged members of the Knights Templar drug cartel after a series of firebomb attacks on a potato chip company owned by the U.S. food company PepsiCo, the first attack on an…

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