| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:47 AM
By David Alire Garcia
MEXICO CITY, Nov 12 (Reuters) - After pioneering the
cultivation of corn thousands of years ago, Mexico must overcome
the weight of history to give the go-ahead to allow genetically
modified strains into its fields.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:05 AM
TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico Rogelio Valencia peered out from a sandbag bunker outside Tepalcatepec in a fertile region of Mexico's Michoacan state, keeping an eye cocked for marauding gangsters.
"They might come in 10 or 12 pickups. But we are prepared," said...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:00 PM
MEXICO CITY — Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza was one of the few mayors from Mexico’s troubled state of Michoacan who openly sounded the alarm about the narco thugs whose extortion demands were targeting even small local governments like his.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:37 PM
MEXICO CITY -- In a rare public airing, a senior Catholic prelate has denounced control of Mexico's Michoacan state by violent drug traffickers, challenging official government claims and igniting a fierce debate.
Miguel Patiño, the bishop of...
| Nov 7, 2013
MEXICO CITY — The city of Lazaro Cardenas is a scrappy Mexican success story.
The once-obscure industrial port, between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, has grown significantly over the last decade, using cheap domestic dock labor and a direct...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:31 PM
MEXICO CITY -- At least five people were killed in a spasm of violence that shook one of Mexico’s largest states over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
Gunmen on Sunday blew up 18 electrical substations -- twice the originally reported...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:38 PM
MEXICO CITY — It was a minor gaffe, but a telling slip that spoke volumes about the tangled love-hate relationship between Mexico and its northern neighbor.
The respected newspaper Reforma, in an article Wednesday about new allegations of U.S....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico on Tuesday ramped up its protest over reports that the United States spied on numerous senior Mexican leaders, including the country’s current and former presidents.
Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade, speaking in Geneva,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:42 AM
LONDON — France reacted angrily Monday to a news report of mass electronic surveillance of its residents by the U.S. National Security Agency, summoning the American ambassador to explain what it called unacceptable treatment by a close ally....
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:01 PM
MEXICO CITY — The U.S. habit of spying on Mexico extended to former President Felipe Calderon despite the close bonds he forged with his powerful northern neighbor, the German magazine Der Spiegel alleged Sunday.
Der Spiegel said its report was...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:13 PM
MEXICO CITY – Five years and millions of U.S.-supplied dollars later, Mexican authorities are acknowledging they are still a long way from purging and improving local and federal police forces, among the most corrupt institutions in the country....