Felipe Calderon

Parents tell horror stories of abuse at Mexico children's shelter

Ulises Zamarroni Morelia, Mexico: Parents of some of the 458 children rescued from the festering squalor of a shelter in western Mexico told horror stories on Wednesday after authorities raided it for sexual...

Mexico captures number one drug kingpin Joaquin 'Shorty' Guzman


Mexico's most wanted man, drugs kingpin Joaquin Shorty Guzman, was captured early on Saturday with help from US agencies in a major victory for the government in a long, brutal drugs war.

Joaquin Guzman capture presents opportunity to tackle corruption in Mexico and US

As the US and Mexican governments rejoice over the capture of the world's most-wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, agents close to the joint operation that apprehended him say the...

Forget crystal meth, we're dealing iron ore: Mexican drug cartel

Iron ore.

E. Eduardo Castillo Forget crystal meth. The pseudo-religious Knights Templar drug cartel in western Mexico has diversified to the point that drug trafficking doesn't even rank among its top sources of income.

The $200m downfall of The Teacher


Nick Allen Mexico has arrested the leader of its powerful teachers' union on suspicion of embezzling $200 million ($195 million) and using it to pay for luxurious homes in America, private planes, shopping...

Mexico City mulls legal marijuana 'clubs'

The Mexico City council is considering the legalisation of cannabis plants and the creation of private marijuana smoking "clubs" as it mulls controversial legislation to liberalise consumption.

NSA hacked Mexican president's email: report

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon

Eric Martin The US National Security Agency hacked the email account of Mexico's then-President Felipe Calderon in 2010, Germany's Spiegel reported today, citing documents from former NSA contractor Edward...

Mexican protesters march over 'corrupt election'


Demonstrators flood Mexico cities to protest against widespread allegations vote buying during election.

Eight bodies found inside car in Mexico


Police have found eight decomposing bodies inside a car abandoned by a waterpark in northern Mexico, a day after authorities in a neighbouring state located a sports ute with 14 bodies stuffed inside.

Body of drug cartel leader stolen


Jo Tuckman The body of the leader of a Mexican drug cartel killed in a shootout with marines has been stolen by an armed group, authorities say.

Five beheaded in Mexican killings

Five people were decapitated and five others were killed in a spate of violent incidents in the Mexican city of Torrean.

Days of the dead

Soldiers patrol a neighborhood in San Fernando, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, December 20, 2011.

At the church of Senor del Perdon, sparrows swoop to scavenge a slice of tomato and a bit of cheese squished into the brick paving.

Mexico's days of the dead

A demonstrator against drug-related violence

Paul McGeough At the Church of Senor Del Perdom, sparrows swoop to scavenge on a slice of tomato and a bit of cheese squished into the brick paving.

Drug lord slips the net as his top lieutenant captured


MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities said they had dealt a blow to the country's most powerful drug cartel with the capture of a top lieutenant, but didn't say if they were any closer to capturing the...

Weather, not drug barons, killed Mexican minister

Mexican President Felipe Calderon stands next to coffin of Mexico's Interior Minister Francisco Blake.

Jonathan Levin, Mexico City Investigators present evidence to support their findings that fog in the mountains caused helicopter crash.

Mexican minister dies in helicopter crash


MEXICO CITY: The Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, has cancelled his trip to a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Hawaii after his Interior Secretary and seven others died in a helicopter crash.

Make pot legal, says Colombia


Robin Yapp, London SAO PAULO: The Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, has called for the global legalisation of marijuana to help combat the trafficking of harder drugs and related violence.

US blamed over Mexico arson toll

A member of the Popular Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO) holds a Mexican flag in front of federal forces in Oaxaca October 29, 2006. Thousands of riot police backed by helicopters and armored trucks broke up barricades to take control of Mexico's popular tourist city of Oaxaca on Sunday, firing water cannons to disperse leftist protesters.

William Booth Mexican President Felipe Calderon has named the US government, along with American drug consumers and gun dealers, as partly responsible for the deaths of 52 people killed in an arson attack at a...

Mexican president hails capture of ex-police officer turned hitman

Adriana Gomez Licon MEXICO CITY: A former Mexican police officer who has allegedly admitted to ordering 1500 killings during a campaign of terror as a drug gang chief along the US border has been captured in northern...

Top Mexico drug boss who 'ordered 1500 killings' captured


A former Mexican police officer who allegedly admits ordering 1500 killings during a campaign of terror as a drug gang chieftain along the US border has been captured in northern Mexico, federal...