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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...

Zetas Drug Cartel Arranged Prison Break, Say Officials

Zetas Drug Cartel Arranged Prison Break, Say OfficialsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(EAGLE PASS, Texas) -- The director and 15 other staffers of a Mexican prison on the Texas border are being held under house arrest while authorities investigate whether they helped Mexico's most violent drug cartel, the Zetas, br...

Mass Prison Break on Texas Border

Mass Prison Break on Texas BorderKevin Horan/Stone(WASHINGTON) -- Authorities have launched a massive manhunt for more than 130 inmates who made a daring daylight escape from a Mexican prison using a tunnel equipped with ropes and electric cables. More than half of those who escaped f...

Prison Break Reported Along US/Mexico Border

Prison Break Reported Along US/Mexico Border(DALLAS) -- A prison break has been reported south of the Rio Grande near Texas where 132 inmates escaped through a tunnel.The escape, according to authorities in Coahuila, took months of planning and preparation to dig a 21-foot tunnel that was 1 feet...

Shaq May Play in Mexico

Shaq May Play in MexicoJesse Grant/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Shaquille O'Neal may be heading to Mexico. The 15-time NBA All-Star is in talks with Sergio Ganem, president of the Fuerza Regia team from the Mexican League, to play a few games, Ganem said Wednesday. O'Neal received...

Mexican President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto Files Supreme Court Brief in U.S. Murder Case

Mexican President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto Files Supreme Court Brief in U.S. Murder CaseMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A Mexican woman who was sentenced to 99 years in prison for murdering a Texas boy has received help from the president-elect of Mexico, who filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for a review of the c...

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

Mexican Federal Police Open Fire on Two U.S. Government WorkersThinkstock/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, 1-0Miguel 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 GoldMichael 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 CourtComstock/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 AtlanticHemera/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 DiscoveredDEA(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 FocusSusana 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 ChallengesDaniel 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 CityABC 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 CarsABC 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 ElectionsStockbyte/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 StrongholdFreelance 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 ArrestMiguel 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 SayDigital 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...
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