ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police say assailants hurled two grenades at a police station in the southwestern beach town of Zihuatanejo, wounding one officer and four civilians.
I am a border rat. I've been one since the day I hopped back and forth between countries over a fallen, rusty barbed-wire fence in the woodland along the Arizona-Mexico line some 40 years ago. Since that act of joyful anarchy, I've traveled t
The money sent home by Mexican migrants fell in 2008 for the first time on record, Mexico's central bank said --- part of a global trend that could worsen as emigrants from developing countries lose jobs in the global financial crisis.
Mexican police and soldiers are battling a wave of drug-related violence across the country, particularly in northern areas bordering the US, with more than 5,300 people killed last year.
Shadowy vigilante groups are threatening Mexico's drug gangs in retaliation for a wave of murders and kidnappings. "We cannot tolerate the presence of these type of faceless, anonymous groups," said a spokesman for the state
EL PASO - Mexico is one of two countries that "bear consideration for a rapid and sudden collapse," according to a report by the U.S. Joint Forces Command on worldwide security threats.
Nearly 1 million Mexican migrants living in the U.S. are expected to head home for the holidays, but relatively few are returning loaded down with gifts and cash this year. Many are simply moving back after losing their jobs in the U.S. economic c
Mexican officials frequently lecture the U.S. about our supposedly loose gun laws that are blamed for spreading anarchy south of our borders. Mexican President Filipe Calderon has admitted that his country is experiencing a "gradual and growi
Tourists beware! Mexico is suffering a spate of drug cartel related murders which are occurring at popular travel destinations.
More than 150,000 Mexicans dressed in white marched on Saturday to protest a wave of kidnappings and gruesome murders, putting pressure on President Felipe Calderon to meet his promises to crack down on crime. Demonstrators filled the capital'
One day after Bush signed the $1.6 billion Plan Mexico into law giving Mexican military and police US training, armament, and resources videos surfaced showing Mexican police undergoing torture training by a man from a US security company.
by Tom Leonard - Mexicans are being encouraged to reclaim a piece of Texas, more than 150 years after they lost the Lone Star state to the United States. (Too bad you have to go outside the U.S. to find these things out...)
Every month, a wail of bagpipes reverberates through a plaza in downtown Mexico City, causing startled passersby to stop and stare. Then, from behind the bullet-scarred walls of an old fortress, a platoon of Mexican bagpipers emerges through the gate
The Supreme Court judges who voted that the rights of Lydia Cacho were not violated enough when she was arrested, detained and tortured by Puebla’s police under the orders of Governor Mario Marin were paid off by Marin’s lawyers, according to the jou
A time capsule was found atop a bell tower at Mexico City's Metropolitan Cathedral, where it was placed in 1791 to protect the building from harm. The lead box — filled with religious artifacts, coins and parchments — was hidden in a hollow stone
Minuteman Defense Corps' Chris Simcox has redefined "high-tech, double-layered gauntlet of deterrent" to mean 5-strand cow fence. MCDC volunteers and donors are not amused.
Opposition protesters in Mexico have torn down a bronze statue of the former president, Vicente Fox, just hours after it was erected.
Mexico's Congress approved a landmark tax overhaul on Friday, handing President Felipe Calderon a major legislative victory and Mexico its biggest economic reform in a decade. Senators backed the package in a vote that capped months of talks o
The Teamsters Union said it has been told by officials in the Transportation Department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks will be coming across the border on Saturday.
Some Mexican trucks will be allowed to carry cargo anywhere in the United States as soon as a federal inspector general certifies safety and inspection plans, the Bush administration announced.
Douglas was shocked by the high cost and impersonal care at assisted-living facilities near her home. She joined a small but steadily growing number of Americans who are moving across the border to nursing homes in Mexico, where the sun is bright and
The US government is closing in on a deal with Mexico to launch a major fight against the violent drug cartels there ... which would include telephone-tapping equipment and radars to track traffickers as they ship the drugs.
Like vacations in sparkling Cancún or Cabo San Lucas, health care in Mexico is becoming high-quality, cheap and convenient, advocates say. As more Americans go without heath insurance or feel the pinch of managed care, some are making a run for the
A young man is shopping at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show [in Phoenix], and there's plenty to choose from. The cavernous hall is packed with tables loaded with long guns and pistols, some barrels etched with names like El Capitán and El Supr
Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has overtaken Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest person on the planet, the Mexican financial website Sentido Comun reported. The Mexican billionaire's wealth had rocketed past Gates following the r
A weapon seized after a drug-war massacre last week at a Mexican border town was sold in Phoenix in another sign that southbound gunrunning and the firepower of drug cartels have accelerated in the last few months. "There is a war going on on th
[and vice versa] When Mexico sent hundreds of federal officers to clean up the corrupt local police in the rowdy border city of Tijuana this year, they were supposed to set an example of how to police responsibly.
Chandler High senior Maria Duenas is going to have a difficult time cracking higher education after her high school graduation May 30. She may be deported. "I've been here for 16 years, so it feels like something is being taken away," t
Mexico has lost more people to migration to the United States than death since 2000, according to a government report released Thursday. Mexico's demographics agency found that an average of 577,000 people migrated to the U.S. each year betwee
The bodyguards linger in the steakhouse foyer, conspicuous with their handguns in lumpy fanny packs. The bulletproof SUV sits in quick-getaway position outside. And now Lydia Cacho Ribeiro's cellphone rings.