Silver miners first discovered Mexico's surreal Cave of Crystals almost a decade ago. The BBC recently took a rare tour of the underground cavern that contains the world's largest naturally grown crystals, where some selenite structures reach almost
Drug traffickers employing high-tech drills, miles of rubber hose and a fleet of stolen tanker trucks have siphoned more than $1 billion worth of oil from Mexico's pipelines in a vast and audacious conspiracy that is bleeding the national treasury
…as the phrase goes, is another man’s traitor.
Declaring the state-owned company so poorly managed as to be "unsustainable," President Calderón authorized the seizure of Central Light and Power. He also deployed about 1,000 federal police officers in riot gear to enforce his decree; workers from
The law sets out maximum "personal use" amounts for drugs, also
including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those
quantities will no longer face criminal prosecution when the law goes
into effect Friday.
The Obama administration has concluded that Mexico
is working hard to protect human rights while its army and police
battle the drug cartels, paving the way for the release of millions of
dollars in additional federal aid.
The Merida Initiative, a three-year, $1.4 billion assistance program
passed by Congress to help Mexico fight drug trafficking, requires the
State Department to state that the country is taking steps to protect
human rights and to punish polic
They bleed the fuel lines just about anywhere, drug cartel members and other criminals, sucking millions of dollars of Mexican petroleum from makeshift taps hidden in sheds or on remote desert stretches, with thousands of gallons ending up in U.S. refineries.
President Barack Obama
began a summit meeting here Sunday night with his Mexican and Canadian
counterparts that touched on a broad range of issues including climate change, the economic crisis, the swine flu pandemic and the battle against illegal drugs.
San Diego Union-Tribune columnist, Ruben Navarrette Jr., thinks 10,000 dead and climbing in Calderon's horrific civil war is just peachy.
Mexican prosecutors announced Sunday they have put 93 police officers and investigators under house arrest on suspicion of aiding the Zetas, a feared gang of hit men tied to the Gulf drug cartel.
Corruption scandals have long plagued Mexican law enforcement, but the detentions represented one of the biggest single roundups of suspected officers in recent years. It came as investigators have been increasingly reporting finds of apparent payroll lists of police officers in the possession of drug traffickers.
Mexican trade association representing more than 4,500 trucking companies is seeking $6 billion in damages from the U.S. government because of Washington's refusal to allow Mexican trucks to carry cargo over U.S. roads..
Those without proper ID will be given "non-compliance notices," a written warning without consequences, before they are allowed into the country. "People may be delayed, but we're not going to deny entry to U.S. citizens."
A citizen journalist traveling from his home state of California to cover the Flu Pandemic in Mexico City. But on his third day at Ground Zero for the deadly flu there is little evidence of a pandemic to be found.
Centro Medico Nacional la Raza and Hospital General de Mexico in Mexico City are ground zero where locals are reporting up to 250 dead of the Avian/Swine/Human Flu virus now circulating around the globe.
George on the scene in Mexico City: “They call it the Influenza here, and The Panic. That’s the big thing they talk about.” George continues, “These Federal Police from what I can understand from my guides limited English, is they are going around
April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared an emergency in his country’s swine flu outbreak, giving him powers to order quarantines and suspend public events.
It’s considered a strain of swine flu but also combines genetic material from birds and humans in a way researchers have not seen before. Evidence emerged Friday that there is a new flu virus to which many people may have little or no immunity - key
President Obama ratcheted up efforts to curb the flow of drugs and guns across the southern border, imposing financial sanctions against three of the most violent Mexican drug cartels and threatening to prosecute Americans who do business with them.
From Hillary Clinton to Diane Feinstein to Bob Schieffer to the New York Times, gun control proponents keep repeating the claim that 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico’s drug war were sold in the United States.
The Obama administration plans to spend more than $400 million to upgrade ports of entry and surveillance technologies to help thwart drugs and arms smuggling along the U.S-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the projects
"I recently did something I have never done before in my fifty plus-year career, I cancelled a concert because of violence and mayhem."
Mexico slapped tariffs on 90 American agricultural and manufactured exports on Monday in retaliation for Washington's move to block Mexican trucks from using U.S. highways. Mexican Economy Minister said about $2.4 billion worth of exports from 40
Drug cartels have grown in power and wealth in Mexico, and have now taken to open war with the authorities, who are finding themselves increasingly outgunned against better funded and supplied adversaries sporting military-grade weaponry. An estimat
President Obama weighed in on the escalating drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that he was looking at possibly deploying National Guard troops to contain the violence but ruled out any immediate military move.
"We're all working very hard to move the capabilities that are desirable to Mexico as quickly as we can," said Admiral Mike Mullen. Washington could help in the battle against the powerful cartels, citing intelligence, surveillance and
You’ve got it, folks. American aliens are invading Mexico. Not with backpacks and children in tow, but on the winds of cross-pollination.
Joe Biden was widely criticised for predicting that an Obama administration would almost certainly be tested by what he called a "generated" international crisis, in much the way that the Soviet Union "tested" John F Kennedy short
Mexican and foreign bystanders have been injured or killed in violent attacks in cities across the country, demonstrating the heightened risk of violence in public places. In recent years, dozens of U.S. citizens have been kidnapped across Mexico.
Going to Mexico for spring break is practically a rite of passage... but the state's three public universities want to warn young revelers about stepped-up violence south of the border.