Mexican official: 250 skulls found in clandestine graves
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / Lifestyle

Mexican official: 250 skulls found in clandestine graves

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 250 skulls have been found over the last several months in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, prosecutors said Tuesday, March 14. Veracruz state’s top prosecutor, Jorge Winckler, said the clandestine pits appeared to contain remains of … Continue reading

Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills himself
Health / International News / Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico youth shoots teacher, classmates, then kills himself

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in this northern Mexico city Wednesday, hitting a teacher and two other students in the head before killing himself. Another student suffered lesser injuries in the shooting, which was captured on a video posted to social media. Nuevo Leon … Continue reading

Deforestation for avocados much higher than thought
Latin America & the Caribbean

Deforestation for avocados much higher than thought

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday,Oct. 31 . Talia Coria, an official in the attorney general’s office for environmental protection, said almost 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) of forest land are converted to agricultural uses each year in the western … Continue reading

Movies, zombies, Halloween changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead
Latin America & the Caribbean

Movies, zombies, Halloween changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hollywood movies, zombie shows, Halloween and even politics are fast changing Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, which traditionally consisted of quiet family gatherings at the graves of their departed loved ones. Mexico’s capital is holding its first Day of the Dead parade, complete with floats, giant skeleton marionettes and more … Continue reading

Mexico’s top police chief out after execution allegations
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico’s top police chief out after execution allegations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday,Aug. 29, less than two weeks after the country’s human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police “executed arbitrarily” at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said … Continue reading

2nd former Mexican president unloads on Donald Trump
Latin America & the Caribbean

2nd former Mexican president unloads on Donald Trump

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday joined his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner’s campaign racist and saying his discourse on immigration is fueling anti-American sentiment around the world. Calderon, a conservative who was president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, even said he … Continue reading

Mexico probes possible money tie between actress, drug boss
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico probes possible money tie between actress, drug boss

MEXICO CITY (AP) — There are indications that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had business dealings with actress Kate del Castillo, who arranged a meeting between the drug boss and actor Sean Penn, Mexico’s attorney general said in an interview published Tuesday. Arely Gomez told the newspaper El Universal that officials are investigating possible … Continue reading

Independent group rejects Mexican gov’t case on 43 missing
Education / U.S. News

Independent group rejects Mexican gov’t case on 43 missing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent report presented Sunday dismantles the Mexican government’s investigation into the disappearance of 43 teachers’ college students, saying the prosecutor’s contention that they were incinerated in a giant pyre never happened and fueling the anger of parents who nearly a year later still don’t know what happened to their sons. Attorney … Continue reading