| Apr 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY —Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country amid economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s but laid the groundwork for freer markets and political opening, has died. He was 77.
De la Madrid died Sunday...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
CULIACAN, Mexico — For generations, the extended Hernandez family tended fields of marijuana high in Sinaloa's western Sierra Madre highlands.
They sold their crops to representatives of the Sinaloa cartel for a fraction of what the drug would...
| Sep 28, 2010
A mayor who took the job when every other official in his town quit out of fear of drug traffickers was reported slain Monday, the fifth Mexican mayor killed in six weeks.
Authorities said Gustavo Sanchez, mayor of the town of Tancitaro in Michoacan...
| Sep 2, 2010
Fresh off this week's capture of a notorious drug lord, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared Wednesday that his sustained assault on organized crime and efforts to clean up the police were paying off.
In the president's annual state of the nation...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 4:29 PM
He is the rare Mexican lawman feared by organized crime. Tijuana's secretary of public security has chased out major drug traffickers, purged his force of corrupt cops, and helped set the stage for the return of investment and tourism.
It may not be...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Last fall's slaying of Mario Gonzalez, the brother of a Mexican state prosecutor, shocked people on both sides of the border. Sensational news reports revealed that cartel hit men had tortured Gonzalez, and forced him to make a videotaped "confession"...
| Aug 19, 2010
Spiraling drug-war violence in Mexico's wealthiest region has claimed the life of a prominent mayor — kidnapped Sunday and found dead Wednesday — and prompted demands from panicked residents for army protection.
Edelmiro Cavazos was mayor...
| May 8, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Bearing white balloons and fake bloodstains, tens of thousands of demonstrators crowded Mexico City's historic downtown Sunday to call for an end to the country's unrelenting drug violence.
The primary target of the protest was President Felipe Calderon,...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Mexico Violence Peace Activist: Another member of a Mexican peace movement has been slain, the second such incident in less than two weeks. Also, Mexican President Felipe Calderon used a televised interview to defend himself against a lawsuit brought by a...
| May 13, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Mexican authorities responding to an anonymous tip on Sunday discovered about 50 mostly mutilated bodies dumped on the side of a highway between Monterrey, Mexico's wealthiest city, and the U.S. border....
| May 15, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The prize-winning writer Carlos Fuentes, modern Mexico’s greatest novelist and indefatigable author of screenplays, stories and often-scolding commentaries, died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83....