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Unresponsive Plane Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Unresponsive Plane Crashes in Gulf of MexicoFile 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 AnswerSaul 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 MexicoJason 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 MexicoCarlos 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, DamagedRonaldo 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 MexicoRonaldo 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...

White House: Malia Obama Safe From Earthquake in Mexico

White House: Malia Obama Safe From Earthquake in MexicoRoger 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 EscapesThis 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 MexicoStockbyte/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 MexicoKevork 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 TexasiStockphoto/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 OilDigital 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 MurdersComstock/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 MexicoComstock/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 DeathPhotodisc/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 DangerStockbyte/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 47,000Stockbyte/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 LucasGareth 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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