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Mexican Drug Cartels Make Fake Military Uniforms

Mexican Drug Cartels Make Fake Military Uniforms

JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — Mexican authorities said Thursday that they have busted a factory on the U.S. border where drug cartels were allegedly manufacturing copies of Mexican military uniforms. The Mexican Navy said that an unnam…

‘El Loco’ Arrested After 49 Beheaded Bodies Found

‘El Loco’ Arrested After 49 Beheaded Bodies Found

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GettyImages(MEXICO CITY) — Authorities have arrested an alleged Zetas drug cartel leader nicknamed “El Loco,” AKA the Fool or the Crazy One, on charges that he dumped 49 headless bodies on a highway outside Monterrey, Mexico.When the M…

Carlos Fuentes, Mexican Novelist Who Inspired Latin American Writing, Dies

Carlos Fuentes, Mexican Novelist Who Inspired Latin American Writing, Dies

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images (MEXICO CITY) — Carlos Fuentes, the Mexican writer whose powerful mix of deep political and social commitment with bold stylistic innovation made him among the most prominent figures in Latin American writing in th…

Gray Whales, Protected Off Mexico, May Face New Threat in Arctic

Gray Whales, Protected Off Mexico, May Face New Threat in Arctic

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Gray whales are starting to make a strong comeback in the Pacific thanks, in part, to Mexico’s aggressive eco-tourism program, where whale-watching is regulated, but a new threat is emerging some 10,000 miles a…

49 Bodies Found Decapitated, Hands Cut Off, 110 Miles from U.S. Border

49 Bodies Found Decapitated, Hands Cut Off, 110 Miles from U.S. Border

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — The mutilated bodies of 43 men and six women were discovered in plastic bags near the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, 110 miles from the U.S. border, the BBC reports. The bodies were found in Cadereyta munic…

18 Headless Bodies Discovered in Mexico Tourist Area

18 Headless Bodies Discovered in Mexico Tourist Area

HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/GettyImages(MEXICO CITY) — Police found 18 mutilated, headless bodies near a lake popular with tourists just outside Guadalajara, Mexico, a massacre that authorities blamed on the Zetas drug cartel. A phone call alerted police to t…

Female Hit Squad Leader Linked to 20 Murders Arrested

Female Hit Squad Leader Linked to 20 Murders Arrested

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — Mexican police say they have arrested a female drug cartel assassin whose hit squad carried out at least 20 murders, including a hit on a policeman. Maria Jimenez, AKA La Tosca, or “The Tough One,” allegedly led a…

Nuevo Laredo: 23 Bodies Found on U.S. Border, Decapitated, Tortured

Nuevo Laredo: 23 Bodies Found on U.S. Border, Decapitated, Tortured

Hemera/Thinkstock (NUEVO LAREDO, Texas) — The bodies of 23 people killed under horrific conditions have been found in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo on the U.S. border, the BBC reports.  Nine bodies showing signs of torture were discovered hang…

Four Dead in Yacht Race Crash Off California, Mexico Coast

Four Dead in Yacht Race Crash Off California, Mexico Coast

Fogstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Four crew members have been killed after a yacht apparently crashed into a larger boat during a race off the coast of California and Mexico this past week, authorities said.The accident occurred Friday night or ear…

Isabel Celis: Man Captured in Surveillance Video Comes Forward, Search Expanded

Isabel Celis: Man Captured in Surveillance Video Comes Forward, Search Expanded

ABC News (TUSCON, Ariz.) — A man captured in a surveillance video could be a key witness in the case of a missing Tucson, Ariz. girl as authorities expand their search into Mexico. A group of five people were captured on surveillance video leaving a c…

Wal-Mart Critics Pounce on Bribery Scandal

Wal-Mart Critics Pounce on Bribery Scandal

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wal-Mart’s critics say they are not surprised by charges that the giant retailer paid bribes in Mexico to get its way.  Some hope the Mexico scandal, which could wind up costing Wal-Mart billions in fines,…

Report: Fewer Mexicans Coming to US, More Returning Home

Report: Fewer Mexicans Coming to US, More Returning Home

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A report by the Pew Hispanic Center reveals that the influx of Mexicans into the U.S. that began during the 1970s has slowed down to a trickle over the past five years for various reasons, including the American …

Report: New Video Prompts Questions in Border Patrol Killing

Report: New Video Prompts Questions in Border Patrol Killing

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A new video, along with an eyewitness account, has emerged that appears to show the beating and repeated tasering of an illegal immigrant by a group of border patrol agents just hours before the immigrant’s death, …

2,000 Pound Great White Shark Caught in Mexico

2,000 Pound Great White Shark Caught in Mexico

Comstock/Thinkstock (file photo)(CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico) — Two fisherman in Mexico netted a monstrous catch quite unexpectedly this week: a 2,000 pound great white shark.The enormous shark, which measured almost 20 feet in length, was caught in a net …

Unresponsive Plane Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Unresponsive Plane Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A twin-engine aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico after the pilot was unresponsive for nearly three hours and radar tracked the plane flying aimlessly in loops. The FAA lost radio contact with the …

Obama at Americas Summit: Open to Debate Drug Laws But Legalization Not the Answer

Obama at Americas Summit: Open to Debate Drug Laws But Legalization Not the Answer

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) — President Obama said at the Summit of the Americas on Saturday that he is open to a debate about current drug laws but that legalization is not the answer, The Los Angeles Times reports. Colombian Pres…

Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

Jason Reed/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — An earthquake measuring a preliminary 6.3 magnitude struck near Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, the same region rocked last month by a powerful 7.4 magnitude quake.There was no immediate word of injuries or significant …

Pope Benedict Condemns Violence in Mexico

Pope Benedict Condemns Violence in Mexico

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Image(MEXICO CITY, MEXICO) — Pope Benedict XVI was greeted by supporters upon his arrival in Mexico on Friday.The Pope condemned the violence that has plagued the country resulting in thousands of deaths. In speaking to reporters,…

Earthquakes Rattle Mexico: Hundreds of Homes Destroyed, Damaged

Earthquakes Rattle Mexico: Hundreds of Homes Destroyed, Damaged

Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — Two new earthquakes shook nearly 20 million people overnight in Mexico, which was already rattled Tuesday by a massive 7.4-magnitude tremor that ranked as one of the strongest in the country since a qua…

Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, centered between Acapulco and Oaxaca, with no reported injuries. The quake’s epicenter was about 115 miles east of Acapulco and 10 miles un…

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