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Mexico Arrests La Familia Leader

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon says police have arrested the leader of a powerful drug cartel, dealing a major blow to organized crime. Mr. Calderon congratulated police for the arrest of one of Mexico’s “most wanted criminals” on his personal twitter account Tuesday. A government spokesman identified the gang leader as Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, […]

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Hurricane Beatriz Weakens, Heads Back to Sea

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Beatriz has turned back into a tropical storm after sending strong winds, rains, and waves to the western coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center Tuesday afternoon discontinued all its warnings for the Mexican coast as the storm moved away from land. The Miami-based center reported wind speeds from the storm have dropped […]

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Hurricane Beatriz Threatens Mexican Coast

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical Storm Beatriz has turned into a hurricane just before making landfall on the southwest coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the center of the storm is expected to move near the coast overnight before moving away late Tuesday. The hurricane has wind speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour. Beatriz […]

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Hurricane Beatriz Threatens Mexican Coast

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 4:02 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical Storm Beatriz has turned into a hurricane just before making landfall on the southwest coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the center of the storm is expected to move near the coast overnight before moving away from the coast late Tuesday. The hurricane has win speeds of up to 130 kilometers […]

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Mexican Journalist, Family Killed

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say a newspaper columnist and his family were killed in the eastern city of Veracruz. Officials say an unknown number of gunmen entered the home of Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco Monday morning, shooting him, his wife, and their 21-year-old son. No one has been arrested in the case. Lopez wrote a regular column […]

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Hurricane Beatriz Threatens Mexican Coast

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Beatriz has strengthened into a hurricane as it begins to hit the southwest coast of Mexico. The storm is within 140 kilometers of the Mexican port city of Manzanillo with wind speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour. Beatriz is expected to threaten popular tourist destinations […]

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Hurricane Warnings for Mexican West Coast

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican officials have issued a hurricane warning for parts of the west coast as Tropical Storm Beatriz sets its sites on southwestern Mexico. Hurricane warnings are posted from Zihuatanejo north to Cabo Corrientes, with tropical storm warnings out for other parts of the Pacific coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami predicts Beatriz will strengthen […]

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Mazda to Build $500 Million Factory in Mexico

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mazda Motor Corporation says it will build a $500 million factory in Mexico with the help of trading company Sumito Corporation. The Japanese automaker said Friday construction on the plant will begin later this year in the central Mexican state of Gunajuato. Mazda says the first vehicles are expected to roll off the assembly line […]

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Mexico Arrest Alleged Drug Cartel Boss

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican federal police have arrested the man accused of leading the enforcement unit of the Juarez drug cartel. They say Marco Guzman, nicknamed “El Brad Pitt”, was taken into custody on Wednesday in Chihuahua state. Police say he was involved in a 2010 car bomb attack that killed a police official and two of his […]

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Mexican Governor’s Guards Murdered and Dismembered

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican police on Wednesday found the dismembered bodies of two bodyguards who worked for the governor of the state of Nuevo Leon. Authorities believe a drug cartel killed Governor Rodrigo Medina’s bodyguards. A message threatening the governor was found with the bodies. Governor Medina called the killings “cowardly.” He told the media that “no message, […]

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