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White House: Malia Obama Safe From Earthquake in Mexico

White House: Malia Obama Safe From Earthquake in Mexico

Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Malia Obama is safe and out of harm’s way following an earthquake in Mexico on Tuesday, where the president’s eldest daughter is on vacation.“In light of today’s earthquake, w…

Drug Lord Escapes Again: Who’s Tipping Him Off?

Drug Lord Escapes Again: Who’s Tipping Him Off?

STR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — American officials have become so frustrated with a Mexican drug lord’s ability to elude capture that they’ve started telling jokes about it.Time and again, U.S. drug agents have provided Mexican law enforcement with…

Mexico’s Most Wanted Drug Kingpin Escapes

Mexico’s Most Wanted Drug Kingpin Escapes

This July 10, 1993 file photo shows Mexican Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, at La Palma prison in Almoloya of Juarez, Mexico. STR/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Acting on intelligence provided by the U.S., Mexican police just missed capturing the…

Texas Warns Spring Breakers to Steer Clear of Mexico

Texas Warns Spring Breakers to Steer Clear of Mexico

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an advisory to “Spring Breakers” this week urging them to avoid traveling to Mexico given the rising level of drug-related violence.”The Mexican government has made gre…

Carnival Cruise Passengers Robbed at Gunpoint in Mexico

Carnival Cruise Passengers Robbed at Gunpoint in Mexico

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Twenty-two passengers traveling on a Carnival cruise ship for the trip of a lifetime instead got a scare when they were robbed at gunpoint while on an excursion in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta.The …

Bullet Near Mexico Border Hits Mother Walking Streets of Texas

Bullet Near Mexico Border Hits Mother Walking Streets of Texas

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — A mother pushing her child in a stroller in downtown El Paso, Texas, was struck by an errant bullet fired during a shootout between Mexican police and carjacking suspects just across the border in violence-ridd…

US, Mexico Agree to Share Gulf Oil

US, Mexico Agree to Share Gulf Oil

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS CABOS, Mexico) — The United States and Mexico have agreed to share oil and natural gas deposits located along the maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico.  The decision will mandate joint development of undersea reserv…

Mexican Gang Boss Gets Life Sentence in US Consulate Murders

Mexican Gang Boss Gets Life Sentence in US Consulate Murders

Comstock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — A U.S. district judge Wednesday sentenced one of the Mexico’s top gang bosses to life in prison without parole for his role in the March 2010 murders of a U.S. consulate employee and two others.Wednesday in El Pas…

Spring Break Travel Warning: Mounting Violence in Mexico

Spring Break Travel Warning: Mounting Violence in Mexico

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As spring break nears, the U.S. government is warning Americans to stay out of much of Mexico because of rising drug-cartel violence — and tells travelers to one of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations to stay cl…

Former ‘Survivor’ Producer Extradited to Mexico in Wife’s Death

Former ‘Survivor’ Producer Extradited to Mexico in Wife’s Death

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The former Survivor producer charged with killing his wife during a vacation in Cancun has been extradited to Mexico to await his trial.Forty-year-old Bruce Beresford-Redman was released from a Los An…

Friend: Texas Missionaries Killed in Mexico Knew They Were in Danger

Friend: Texas Missionaries Killed in Mexico Knew They Were in Danger

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MONTERREY, Mexico) — A dedicated Texas missionary couple strangled in their Mexico home knew how much danger they were in, but refused to leave the people they cared for, according to a friend from their sponsor church in Texas.”T…

Mexican Officials: Drug War Death Toll at More than 47,000

Mexican Officials: Drug War Death Toll at More than 47,000

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — The Mexican government Wednesday released its latest tally of deaths from drug-related violence.  The report says 47,515 people have been killed since President Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on drug cartel …

Falcon Lake: Bones of Slain American Jet Skier Found?

Falcon Lake: Bones of Slain American Jet Skier Found?

Giorgio Fochesato/Vetta/Getty Images(NUEVO CIUDAD GUERRERO, Mexico) — Skeletal remains found in a lake on the Texas-Mexico border are being tested to see if they belong to the American was allegedly shot by Mexican drug cartel members there last year….

Clooney and Keibler May Ring in New Year in Cabo San Lucas

Clooney and Keibler May Ring in New Year in Cabo San Lucas

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas appears to be the destination spot of choice for George Clooney and his girlfriend Stacy Keibler, not only in 2011, but for the New Year, too. E! Online reports that the couple w…

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