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Another Drug Smuggling Tunnel Found on US-Mexico Border

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Mexican government says troops have discovered another drug-smuggling tunnel beneath the U.S.- Mexico border and seized more than 40 tons of marijuana. The tunnel, beneath the Tijuana (Mexico) – San Diego (California) border was the fourth such discovery in the past week. Authorities say three of the tunnels were still under construction, including a […]

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More Drug Smuggling Tunnels Unearthed on US-Mexico Border

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Mexican government says troops have discovered another drug smuggling tunnel beneath the U.S.- Mexico border and seized more than 40 tons of marijuana. The tunnel, beneath the Tijuana (Mexico) – San Diego (California) border was the fourth such discovery in the past week along the 3,200 kilometer boundary separating the two countries. Authorities say […]

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Mexico Orders Partial Vote Recount of Presidential Ballots

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican electoral officials are recounting votes from more than half of the 143,000 polling stations in Sunday’s presidential and congressional elections, in response to claims of widespread fraud and other irregularities. A spokesman for Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute, the IFE, said 78,000 ballot boxes will be reopened this week. Edmundo Jacobo announced the recount Wednesday, […]

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Mexico Orders Partial Vote Recount of Presidential Ballots

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican electoral officials are recounting votes from more than half of the 143,000 polling stations in Sunday’s presidential and congressional elections, in response to claims of widespread fraud and other irregularities. A spokesman for Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute, the IFE, said 78,000 ballot boxes will be reopened this week. Edmundo Jacobo announced the recount Wednesday, […]

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US Agents Raid Ranch, Race Track Used by Mexican Drug Gang

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal agents Tuesday raided a ranch in Oklahoma and a race track in New Mexico allegedly used by Mexico’s vicious Zeta drug cartel to launder money. U.S. officials have indicted 14 suspected cartel members. Seven were arrested in Tuesday’s raids, including a brother of Zeta chief Miguel Angel Trevino Morales. The U.S. Justice Department […]

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Mexico Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted Friday morning, sending a cloud of ash towering into the sky southeast of the nation’s capital. Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center posted images on its website of the plume rising from the 5,450-meter volcano. Authorities raised the alert level for the volcano earlier this week due to increased activity. But so […]

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Mexico Extradites Alleged Drug Kingpin to US

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexico has extradited an alleged drug kingpin to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking billions of dollars of cocaine. Mexican authorities said Wednesday that they turned over Jesus Zambada to U.S. authorities, who put him on a plane to New York. American officials allege Zambada and his powerful Sinaloa drug cartel are […]

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Mexican Judge Proposes Release French National Serving Kidnapping Sentence

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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WEB: TYPE: CN )) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has welcomed a motion by Mexico’s Supreme Court justice to release a Frenchwoman serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping. The French leader was quoted Thursday as saying, the decision to overturn Florence Cassez sentence was “the first good news in five and half years”. The judge said […]

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Biden Arrives in Mexico for Talks

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Mexico. Biden landed in Mexico City late Sunday where he is scheduled to meet separately with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the three top presidential candidates seeking to replace Mr. Calderon this year. Border violence and drug smuggling are likely to top the list of topics for […]

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US Attorney General Faces Renewed Criticism Over Gun Operation

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has faced a new round of Republican criticism over a controversial tactic in which U.S. authorities allowed gun buyers to move arms into Mexico, destined for drug cartels. In testimony to Congress Thursday, Holder said “Operation Fast and Furious” was flawed. Holder said he never authorized the operation, and ordered […]

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