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Powerful hurricane picks up steam off Mexican coastupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 19:17:00

Already packing 110 mph winds, a hurricane churning in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico is forecast to get even stronger -- though, as of now, it poses no direct threat to those onshore.

Report on 2011 blackout calls for improved planningupdated: Wed May 02 2012 11:07:00

A massive power outage in September 2011 that left millions of people in California, Arizona and Mexico in the dark was the result of weakness in operational planning and situational awareness, according to an independent report.

Earthquakes shake Gulf of California updated: Thu Apr 12 2012 07:31:00

A pair of strong earthquakes rocked Mexico's Gulf of California only minutes apart early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

What happens when you throw out the trashupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 09:44:00

Two years ago, Carlo Ratti, the head of MIT's Senseable City Lab, decided to find out what happened when city residents disposed of trash.

What makes a sensible city?updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 09:44:00

You know where your purchases come from, but not where they end up. MIT's Carlo Ratti explains why you should know.

More than 1.5 million in the dark in California, Arizona, Mexicoupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 10:29:00

A power outage Thursday left more than 1.5 million people in the dark in parts of Southern California, Arizona and Mexico as authorities scrambled to figure out what happened and how to get the lights back on.

American citizen in Mexican custody on arms-trafficking allegationupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:52:00

Mexican authorities have an American citizen in custody who they say is suspected of trafficking firearms and grenades to a major Mexican drug cartel.

Mexican soldiers uncover 'narco-tunnel' to USupdated: Sat Aug 13 2011 21:17:00

Mexican soldiers have discovered a so-called "narco-tunnel" in Baja California that extends under the U.S. border, Mexican military officials said Friday.

Earthquake strikes off Mexican coastupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 15:00:00

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck Tuesday in the Gulf of California, off the coast of the Baja California Peninsula in northwestern Mexico, officials said.

Hurricane Dora weakens off the Mexican coastupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 12:17:00

Hurricane Dora weakened to Category 1 strength as it continued to churn in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest coast of Mexico on Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Mexican authorities find massive marijuana plantationupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 09:36:00

Hidden between tomato stalks, the Mexican army found what officials describe as the largest marijuana plantation in the nation, a top military official announced Thursday.

Massive pot plantation in Mexicoupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 09:36:00

The Mexican Army found what officials describe as the largest marijuana plantation in the nation.

Family pushes to extend search for tourists missing from capsized boatupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 00:01:00

Relatives of seven Americans missing since a tourist boat capsized off the coast of Mexico over the weekend remain hopeful that their loves ones will be rescued, a family spokesman said.

American dead, several missing after boat capsizes off Baja Californiaupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 06:46:00

U.S. and Mexican authorities were scouring the seas Monday for at least five people -- and possibly as many as eight -- missing more than a day after a tourist boat carrying more than 40 people capsized off the east coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

Police: Border Patrol agent fatally shoots rock-throwing migrantupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 21:34:00

San Diego police and FBI officials are investigating the fatal shooting of a Mexican man by a U.S. Border Patrol agent during a rock-throwing altercation at the border fence, authorities said Wednesday.

American among missing bus passengersupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 19:35:00

American authorities say at least one American citizen has been reported missing in Mexico. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

39 killed in Ciudad Juarez in four days, prosecutor's office saysupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 19:35:00

The most dangerous city in Mexico wrapped up another bloody weekend with 39 killings between Friday and Monday, including the murders of three police officers, the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office in Ciudad Juarez said Tuesday.

Strong earthquake hits Mexicoupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 15:51:00

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's Gulf of California on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

4 Americans killed in Mexico plane crashupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 04:26:00

Four Americans were killed in a small plane crash in northwestern Mexico, the president of the volunteer organization Flying Samaritans said Saturday.

Quake strikes Baja California, Mexicoupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 07:17:00

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday morning in Baja California, Mexico, about 20 miles (33 km) south-southwest of the city of Guadalupe Victoria, the U.S. Geological Service reported.

62 cops linked to drug cartels arrested in Mexicoupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 00:22:00

Mexican federal authorities arrested 62 police officers in the state of Baja California Thursday suspected of ties to organized crime and drug trafficking, the state's attorney general said, according to the state-run Notimex news agency.

U.S. charges 43 with ties to Mexican drug cartelupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 17:20:00

The U.S. government has charged 43 people with suspected ties to a leading Mexican drug cartel with participating in a federal racketeering conspiracy, the Justice Department said Friday.

Hurricane Celia strengthens to Category 5 stormupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 00:04:00

Hurricane Celia strengthened to a Category 5 storm in open waters in the Pacific on Thursday, but it did not pose a threat to land, forecasters said.

4.5-magnitude quake strikes Southern Californiaupdated: Wed May 19 2010 03:24:00

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Baja governor seeks emergency declaration after quakeupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 09:13:00

The governor of the Mexican state of Baja California said Monday he is asking the federal government for a natural disaster declaration after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook the region.

'I was getting dizzy'updated: Tue Apr 06 2010 09:13:00

Residents of California react to the earthquake that rattled the Pacific Coast of the United States and Mexico.

Two killed, 100 injured in Mexican earthquakeupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 14:02:00

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Mexico's Baja California on Sunday, rattling Arizona and southern California, and leaving at least two dead and 100 injured in Mexico, authorities said.

'We live in earthquake country'updated: Mon Apr 05 2010 14:02:00

The Pacific Coast of the United States and Mexico is rattled by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

CNNMoney: The modern basics: Water, root canals and WiFiupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 05:26:00

After spending nearly 20 years as a Silicon Valley executive and entrepreneur, when Tom Hogan decided to start a charity, he knew one thing for sure: he wanted to run it like a business.

Mexico aims to make Baja safer for U.S. touristsupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 05:14:00

American tourists heading to Mexico's Baja California state in the future can expect more police protection from a new task force, according to Mexican authorities.

Jimena losing its punch over Mexico's Baja Californiaupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 18:02:00

Jimena remained a tropical storm Thursday afternoon, but was losing its punch as it remained nearly stationary over Mexico's Baja California, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Jimena damageupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 18:02:00

CNN's Betty Nguyen reports from Constitucion, Mexico, where Hurricane Jimena tore through the town.

Hurricane Jimena weakens after Mexican landfallupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 00:00:00

After making landfall on Mexico's Baja California peninsula, Category 1 Hurricane Jimena was weakening Wednesday night, forecasters said.

Jimena closes in on Baja; Erika forms in Atlanticupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 22:54:00

Hurricane Jimena weakened to a Category 3 storm Tuesday afternoon, but remained dangerous as it bore down on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California, with the resort town of Cabo San Lucas in its path.

Hurricane Jimena closes in on Mexico's Baja Peninsulaupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 17:13:00

A "dangerous" Hurricane Jimena bore down Tuesday on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California, with the resort town of Cabo San Lucas lying in its path. Meanwhile, a new tropical storm was forming in the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane warning issued for southern Baja Californiaupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 19:57:00

Mexico issued a hurricane warning for the southern Baja California peninsula Monday in preparation for Hurricane Jimena, a powerful Category 4 storm with winds near 155 mph (250 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Jimena takes aim at Baja Californiaupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 22:20:00

Packing winds of 140 mph, Hurricane Jimena was approaching Baja California on Sunday as a Category 4 storm, forecasters said.

Report: Suspects in border agent's killing arrested in Mexicoupdated: Sun Jul 26 2009 16:44:00

Mexican authorities on Saturday arrested four men in connection with last week's shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego County, California, Mexico's state-run news agency Notimex reported.

Quake reported off western Mexicoupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 09:53:00

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Friday morning in the Gulf of California, off the western coast of Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Five great spas for post-holiday recoveryupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 14:50:00

Feeling sluggish after a few too many eggnogs and a halt to your fitness routine?

Cartel 'stewmaker' says he dissolved 300 bodiesupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 22:36:00

A suspect in police custody calls himself a "stewmaker" for a Mexican drug lord, saying he disposed of about 300 bodies by dissolving them in acid.

Mild quake reported off western Mexicoupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 07:28:00

A moderate earthquake was measured off the coast of Mexico's western Baja California peninsula early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Weather updateupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 23:22:00

CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf has an update on Hurricane Norbert and the weather around the U.S.

Hurricane Norbert weakens on approach to Baja Californiaupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 08:08:00

Hurricane Norbert weakened to a Category 3 storm early Thursday as it churned through the Pacific Ocean toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Hurricane Norbert Becomes Category 3 Stormupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 11:00:00

Hurricane Norbert strengthened Wednesday to a Category 3 storm in the Pacific Ocean and was forecast to hit Mexico's Baja California peninsula by the weekend

Mexico prison riot leaves 19 deadupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 20:17:00

A daylong riot at an overcrowded prison in the Mexican border city of Tijuana left 19 inmates dead and nearly 60 wounded, a government spokesman said.

Triple Atlantic threatupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 10:07:00

CNN Meteorologist Jacqui Jeras tracks the paths and potential of Tropical Storms Hanna, Ike, and Josephine.

Pacific hurricane likely to stay over open waterupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 13:28:00

Tropical Storm Hernan turned into the fifth hurricane of the eastern North Pacific hurricane season Friday as its winds neared 75 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. FDA: No Salmonella in Mexican Stateupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 12:00:00

One part of Mexico -- Baja California -- has been cleared of suspicion in the outbreak of salmonella-tainted tomatoes, which U.S. officials said Monday now has sickened 277 people

Wal-Mart, others yank tomatoesupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 23:01:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the latest on a multi-state salmonella food poisoning outbreak.

4 'executed' bodies found in Baja Californiaupdated: Tue May 20 2008 07:23:00

The bodies of four people, including at least one American, were found in the Mexican state of Baja California on Sunday, police said Monday, part of a wave of violence sweeping the country.

Six species under threat in Mexico updated: Tue Mar 25 2008 13:20:00

Home to up to 10 percent of all known species, Mexico is recognized as one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.

Ex-con arrested in border agent's killingupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 22:06:00

Mexican police have arrested a man in connection with the death of a U.S. border patrol agent last week, according to a statement issued by authorities in Mexico.

Defending the Planet finalistsupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 00:31:00

Meet 3 CNN Heroes 'Defending the Planet' finalists: Florence Cassassuce, Irania Martinez Garcia and Mark Maksimowicz.

CNN Heroes finalists: Defending the Planetupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 00:31:00

A Mexican woman who invented a water purification bucket, a Cuban woman who turned a toxic dump into a resource and a Florida man who keeps coastal waterways clean have been named CNN Heroes finalists for their work "Defending the Planet."

Back to basics in Bajaupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 08:54:00

As the thatched roof on the airport suggests, a visit to Loreto entails a change in attitude as well as latitude. The sunny little fishing port on the Gulf of California retains the slow pace and small-town warmth that have all but vanished from a certain booming resort zone at the tip of the Baja California peninsula. Think of this as the anti-Cabo.

Fortune: Travel business misses the 'green' boatupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 07:20:00

Travel is the world's biggest business and one of its fastest-growing too. But hotels, resorts, airlines and cruise lines have been slow to grapple with the huge environmental and social consequences of what they do.

Henriette blows toward Mexican mainland updated: Wed Sep 05 2007 23:29:00

Hurricane Henriette took aim at Mexico for the second time in two days, moving toward the port city of Guaymas with top sustained winds of 75 mph. Seven deaths were reported from the Pacific storm, which hit Baja California on Tuesday.

Henriette slams into Mexicoupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 23:29:00

Henriette slams into Mexico

Henriette slams into Mexico's Baja Californiaupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 23:27:00

Hurricane Henriette weakened slightly Tuesday after it made landfall on the southern tip of Baja, a resort area popular with Hollywood stars and sports fishing enthusiasts.

Felix death toll rises above 40, emergency chief saysupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 21:33:00

Nicaragua emergency chief Ramon Arnesto Soza said Thursday the death toll in Nicaragua from Hurricane Felix has risen to more than 40. New Hurricane Threatens Mexicoupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 10:00:00

Hurricane Henriette threatened Mexico's mainland Wednesday, while the weakening remnants of Hurricane Felix dumped heavy rain over Central America Esperanza Resortupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 15:49:00

Staying here

On the seas in a tippy needle of a boatupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 14:49:00

Among water people, there are planers and there are displacers.

Category 3 John nears Baja California in Pacificupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 05:03:00

Hurricane John, packing winds near 115 mph (185 kph), approached Baja California, Mexico, Friday and was expected to arrive around 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Thousands ordered to flee Hurricane Johnupdated: Thu Aug 31 2006 15:55:00

Government officials ordered the evacuation of 15,000 people from low-lying areas on the Baja California peninsula Thursday as Hurricane John approached, the state governor's office said.

Money Magazine: Cruises Without Crowdsupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 10:27:00

Some people love a cruise. Some people would rather get a root canal. If you're in the latter group, it may be because the word cruise brings to mind images of thousands of people lining up for the...

CNNMoney: Millionaire in the makingupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 10:33:00

Ken Tong likes to challenge conventional wisdom.

Money Magazine: Baja California, Mexicoupdated: Fri Oct 25 2002 10:07:00

Baja California, the 1,100-mile-long Mexican peninsula jutting south from California, has long been a playground for the adventurous. But until recently it was mostly Southern Californians who crossed the border, and they often limited their sojourns to day-trips in Tijuana or weekends in Cabo San Lucas.

Fortune: Cowabunga! Hop on and hang ten for a sunny, gnarly week of surf camp down Mexico way.updated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

Israel "Izzy" Paskowitz has surfed thousands of waves, but the one he remembers most clearly is his first. On a Corky Carroll longboard, the 6-year-old and his father paddled out tandem-style into ...

Money Magazine: THE NEW SPA STYLE: GO FOR THE BURN, RETURN WITH A GLOWupdated: Tue Apr 01 1997 00:01:00

It was dark. Five-thirty-in-the-morning dark. But instead of slumbering in my Manhattan apartment, I was hustling out of my warm bed at the famed Rancho La Puerta spa for a 3 1/2-mile hike up a mou...

Fortune: TOURING BY KAYAK Though it's called sea kayaking, you can do it on lakes and rivers too. It's serene and exhilarating.updated: Mon Jul 07 1986 00:01:00

On a recent sparkling Saturday morning ten novice kayakers and three guides hurried to start their weekend tour among the San Juan Islands, some 60 miles north of Seattle. To paddle the three miles...

Fortune: HUNTING BIG GAME AT SEA For those who can afford it, the pursuit of giant fish in deep water can become a grand passion.updated: Mon May 12 1986 00:01:00

Now that mounting a tiger's head on the library wall is widely considered an act of environmental vandalism, what can the heavyweight sportsman do to flaunt his prowess? What avoids endangered spec...

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