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Mexico's topless candidateupdated: Tue May 22 2012 10:19:00

A Mexican congressional candidate appears topless on campaign billboards. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Security firms in high demand in Mexicoupdated: Thu May 10 2012 11:59:00

The number of Mexican security firms triples as violence grows. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Young success for Lexi Thompsonupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 14:16:00

Living Golf's Shane O'Donoghue meets the youngest ever winner on the LPGA Tour, Lexi Thompson.

No suspects in slaying of U.S. teen and 2 friends in Mexicoupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 15:52:00

Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Michoacán said Thursday that no suspects have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder last week of a U.S. teen and two of his Mexican friends.

26 bodies found in western Mexicoupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 06:27:00

Authorities found 26 bodies Thursday inside three abandoned vehicles in Guadalajara, Mexico, an official said.

'Angels' risks their lives for peaceupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 06:27:00

Young Christians dress up as angels in Mexico to send a message of peace. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mother: Didn't know 13-year-old daughter was working for Zetasupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 22:36:00

Seated in a room of the attorney general's office in the western Mexico state of Jalisco, a woman waits to be reunited with her 13-year-old daughter. Two weeks before, the girl had run away from home.

Guadalajara bar shooting kills 6updated: Sun Feb 13 2011 23:36:00

Gunmen opened fire and tossed a grenade inside a downtown bar early Saturday in the tourist district of Guadalajara, Mexico, killing six people and wounding another 37, authorities said.

Guadalajara violenceupdated: Sun Feb 13 2011 23:36:00

CNN's Nick Valencia speaks with Don Lemon about the latest violence to plague Mexico's 2nd biggest city.

Just back from: A Mexico road tripupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 12:53:00

With "Mexico only turns 200 once" as their motto, iReporter Michael Hilburn and his girlfriend took a five-day bicentennial road trip in September. Lorena Ochoa is my Sportsman of Yearupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 13:39:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 29. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. Tim Vickery: Internacional's achievement nothing short of remarkableupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 09:32:00

The prospect of the first Mexican winners of the Copa Libertadores flickered briefly on Wednesday night. In last week's first leg of the final, Chivas Guadalajara had been outplayed and beaten 2-1 at home by Internacional of Brazil. Few people gave them much of a chance in the return game. In front of their own fans in Porto Alegre, Internacional had a 100 percent home record.

Officials: Mexican drug lord killed in raidupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 14:32:00

Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel Villareal, a principal leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was killed during a military raid in a suburb of Guadalajara, Mexico's defense department said. Luis Bueno: United's Hernandez could pave the way for more Mexicans in Europeupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 13:56:00

The proverbial door for young Mexican talent is waiting to be opened.

Manchester United clinch deal for Mexico striker Hernandezupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 13:09:00

English Premier League champions Manchester United have signed young Mexico striker Javier Hernandez from Chivas de Guadalajara.

Wie finally ends wait for LPGA victoryupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 13:10:00

Michelle Wie's long wait for her first LPGA Tour title is finally over after the Korean-American secured a two-shot triumph at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico. Luis Bueno: Chivas USA has chance for landmark win vs. Galaxyupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 18:29:00

Having ties to a rich and powerful foreign club seemed like a built-in advantage for Chivas USA. The ability to acquire and develop young Mexican talent and having strong financial backing seemed like a great opportunity for the Southern California-based team to build a powerhouse in a relatively short amount of time.

Documentary filmmaker shot dead in El Salvadorupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 10:25:00

A French filmmaker who recently finished a documentary about a violent street gang in El Salvador was found shot dead in the town of Tonacatepeque, about 10 miles northeast of the capital city of San Salvador, authorities said. Luis Bueno: Are Padilla, Landín signs of Mexican MLS revolution?updated: Fri Aug 21 2009 12:13:00

CARSON, Calif. -- For Jesús Padilla, life in Mexico was splendid. Since joining Chivas de Guadalajara as a 14-year-old, he said he was well-liked and got along great with everyone.

Drug cartel allegedly plotted to kill Mexican leaderupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:39:00

A suspected drug cartel lieutenant was in charge of a plot to kill Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Mexican government officials said.

Spanish forest fire claims sixth firefighter in weekupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 11:00:00

A firefighter who was trapped in a fast-moving forest fire in eastern Spain Tuesday and hospitalized with severe burns, died Friday near Barcelona, the Catalan regional government said on its Web site.

Spanish forest fire claims fifth firefighter in a weekupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 09:29:00

The driver of a fire truck died Thursday while racing to fight a raging forest fire in eastern Spain, the fifth fatality among firefighters this week, authorities said.

Keep money safe on the roadupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 14:23:00

HLN money expert Clark Howard shows you how to protect your money on vacation.

Seven tips to make your trip stress-freeupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 14:23:00

To some it's a vacation, to others it's a holiday. No matter what you call it, it's a time to relax. Luis Bueno: In its third year, shine seriously coming off SuperLigaupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 11:35:00

Just when MLS teams have hit their stride and have found some sort of cohesion, is it really a good time for a break? And not six weeks after the end of one season, Mexican league clubs are supposed to hit full throttle with new-look rosters?

Another child dies after Mexico day care fireupdated: Sat Jun 13 2009 07:58:00

Another child has died from last week's fire at a day care center in northwestern Mexico, bringing the death toll to 45, the state-run Notimex news agency said.

Death toll grows to 38 in Mexico day care fireupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 22:56:00

President Felipe Calderon traveled to Hermosillo on Saturday to meet with health officials as the death toll of a day care center fire there grew to 38 children.

35 dead in day care fireupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 22:56:00

The death toll in a deadly day care fire in Mexico rises to 35 with many more badley burned. CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports. Luis Bueno: Four MLS castoffs are on the cusp of glory in Mexicoupdated: Fri May 22 2009 11:48:00

If Major League Soccer isn't seen as inferior in Mexico, it's because it isn't seen at all. South of the border, MLS has either a bad image or no image at all. The league isn't considered a top option for players wanting to leave the Mexican league and, in fact, is more of a last resort for players who no longer can cut it at the top level in Mexico and are willing to play for anyone, anywhere.

On Living Golf in June... Lorena Ochoaupdated: Tue May 12 2009 10:06:00

In June, CNN Living Golf meets the best female golfer in the world, Lorena Ochoa, in her home town of Guadalajara, Mexico's second most populous city.

On Living Golf in May...updated: Mon Apr 20 2009 10:01:00

In May, CNN Living Golf meets the best female golfer in the world, Lorena Ochoa, in her home town of Guadalajara, Mexico's second most populous city.

Hitmen's bloody reign all about logic, trafficker saysupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 11:22:00

There are no welcome signs on the approach to Camargo.

Mexican cops crackdownupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 11:22:00

Mexican cops say Juarez street gangs are a recruiting ground for drug cartels. Karl Penhaul's exclusive report. Viewer discretion Luis Bueno: Three simple suggestions for Mexico coach Aguirreupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:13:00

Javier Aguirre was officially welcomed to his new job Thursday as he began his second stint with the Mexican national team. And while the hope -- perhaps expectation is a more adequate word -- is that Aguirre not only will turn around a struggling Tricolor side, but will have the team firing on all cylinders. Still, he started his era off trying to stress he's no Superman.

5 human heads discovered in ice chests in central Mexicoupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 03:32:00

Five human heads were found in ice chests on Tuesday under a ficus tree in the central Mexican state of Jalisco, police said.

Mexican navy confiscates 7 tons of cocaineupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 23:42:00

The Mexican navy confiscated 7 tons of cocaine being transported on a fishing vessel in international waters in the Pacific Ocean, the navy secretary said. Luis Bueno: Guadalajara, Chivas USA's relationship looks to deepenupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:39:00

With a week to go before the start of the Mexican Clausura 2009 season, Chivas de Guadalajara won InterLiga, earning a berth in the Copa Libertadores and suddenly creating a massive need for depth with a busy year ahead. Soccer America: Fowler in, Razov out, other MLS hot-stove rumorsupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:52:00

Names are swirling about as MLS coaches and executives finish their duties at the annual Player Combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and prepare for the 2009 SuperDraft next Thursday in St. Louis. Before future stars are drafted, however, there are plenty of current -- and foreign -- players heating up the hot stove.

Airplane hostel prepares for lift-offupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:45:00

The creators are billing it as one of the coolest hostels in the world and it's undoubtedly one of the most novel overnight stays you are ever likely to experience. Welcome to the Jumbo Hostel -- an old Boeing 747 which is being converted into a 25-room hostel at the Stockholm-Arlanda airport.

Police detain Mexican beauty queen, seize weaponsupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 13:15:00

A 23-year-old beauty queen and seven men arrested in vehicles loaded with weapons and cash near the central Mexico city of Guadalajara have been transferred to Mexico City, the state news agency said Wednesday.

Beauty queen bustedupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 13:15:00

Mexican beauty queen Laura Zuniga and seven men were found in vehicles containing weapons and cash. (No audio) Luis Bueno: Is Barcelona's MLS Miami bid a plan of genius or failure?updated: Fri Dec 12 2008 15:09:00

On Saturday, Barcelona and Real Madrid will renew their bitter rivalry in a match that, as usual, has captivated the world's attention. Poor form, league standings or injuries can't take any interest away from the game. Gregory Sica: Inter deserved Sudamericana, but tourney needs helpupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 12:34:00

After 210 minutes of nail-biting action, Sport Clube Internacional lifted the Copa Sudamericana for the first time on Wednesday, an achievement that cements its status as one of the leading clubs in South American soccer history. Gregory Sica: Falcao looks for silver lining in River's disastrous seasonupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 11:47:00

Twelve matches without a victory is a tough spell for any team. But for Argentine powerhouse River Plate, one of the world's most storied and successful clubs, it's nothing less than a catastrophe.

We're out of cars -- you're on your ownupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 15:12:00

When David Nicholson arrives at the National Car Rental counter in Guadalajara, Mexico, he's told they're out of cars. And he's also on his own. Shouldn't National have tried to find him another car? Well, yes. So why isn't it responding to his complaint letter? Luis Bueno: Mediocre L.A. clubs don't befit city's great soccer cultureupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 12:30:00

There's no other soccer city in the United States quite like Los Angeles.

On the field with Beckhamupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 08:19:00

Soccer superstar David Beckham teaches young kids about the game of soccer at his youth camp. Soccer America: MLS clubs need more firepower for SuperLiga 2.0updated: Fri Jul 11 2008 18:08:00

One of the scenarios plaguing MLS teams as they struggle to match their Mexican-league counterparts is being played out on the eve of SuperLiga 2008, in which four teams from each country compete for a $1 million prize. Luis Bueno: Mexico cheating itself out of its best in Libertadoresupdated: Fri May 23 2008 15:34:00

After a brutal soccer-less holiday season, many appetites across the Southwestern United States are starved for the beautiful game.

Boca Juniors face Libertadores eliminationupdated: Thu May 15 2008 06:04:00

Defending Libertadores Cup champions Boca Juniors are facing a battle to avoid elimination from this year's competition after being held to a 2-2 home draw by Mexican side Atlas. Luis Bueno: Mexican clubs struggle to balance league, Libertadoresupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 14:02:00

Since Mexican clubs began competing in the Copa Libertadores a decade ago, their form in league play has had little bearing on their quest for ultimate Latin American glory. Luis Bueno: Is Padilla really Mexican? Truth may undermine Chivasupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 14:09:00

Because of his ties to California, Chivas de Guadalajara forward Jesús Padilla earned the nickname "Gringo."

Grand jury indicts fugitive Marine in woman's deathupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 11:23:00

A grand jury has indicted a Marine for first-degree murder in the killing of a pregnant Marine colleague, the Onslow County, North Carolina, district attorney said Thursday.

Marine indicted for murderupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 11:23:00

A grand jury has indicted a fugitive Marine for first-degree murder in the death of a pregnant colleague.

On a missing Marine's trailupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 23:17:00

A cousin of murder suspect Cesar Laurean says he recently saw him in Mexico. CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports. Luis Bueno: Clubs with spotty pasts make a run in Mexican Liguillaupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 14:03:00

When the dust from the regular season and repechaje (wild card) portions of the Mexican Apertura 2007 campaign settled, what's left was a mix of tradition and novelty. Some of the league's heaviest hitters are lumped together with clubs whose past is somewhat spotty. Jonah Freedman: Arsenal aims for the top spot, while Milan plummetsupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 13:32:00

Psst, hey you! Yeah, you, the soccer fan who's distracted by the baseball playoffs! You might have missed it, but it's been a pretty good week for American success stories on the world stage.

Poles take giant leap towards finalsupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 10:32:00

Poland are scheduled to host the European Championships jointly with Ukraine in 2012 but, barring a disaster, the eastern European nation should be making their debut in the final stages of the competition next year in Austria and Switzerland.

CNNMoney: Mexican group takes claim for pipeline explosionupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 07:22:00

A shadowy leftist guerrilla group took credit for a string of explosions that ripped apart at least six Mexican oil and gas pipelines Monday, rattling financial markets and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in lost production. World Soccer: Mexico's talent is going abroad, but league is peakingupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:53:00

After losing the final of the Gold Cup against the United States in June, Mexico national coach Hugo Sánchez found himself in a difficult situation.

Ochoa holds on to St Andrews leadupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 04:32:00

Mexico's world number one Lorena Ochoa stayed on course to win her first major at the home of golf as she led at the halfway stage of the British Open by one shot from home hope Catrona Matthew and U.S. Solheim Cup player Wendy Ward. Luis Bueno: Blanco gone, but Mexican Apertura will be great raceupdated: Fri Aug 03 2007 00:24:00

For a large portion of Mexican soccer supporters, the Apertura 2007 season will kick off with one overwhelming theme: there is life after Cuauht�moc Blanco. Luis Bueno: Internationals, U-20 star spark Chivas over Galaxyupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 00:44:00

In a tournament in which Mexican clubs have struggled, it took the injection of Mexican internationals to elevate the level of play and finally pull out a result against a tricky and solid group of American sides. Grant Wahl: Latino community's response to Beckham crucialupdated: Fri Jul 13 2007 01:11:00

CARSON, Calif. -- As he begins his New World Adventure in U.S. soccer, David Beckham can't help but smile when the childhood memories of his first American sojourn come tumbling back into his consciousness. But here's an unexpected twist: Beckham's initial taste of the U.S. had a distinctly Mexican-American flavor. The great Mexican soccer adventureupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 04:09:00

Reprinted from SI Latino Double the dominanceupdated: Fri May 11 2007 12:47:00

Club América prides itself as one of Mexico's best and most historic clubs. With legions of passionate fans throughout Mexico, the U.S. and beyond, and a mantle full of trophies collected over the years, it is difficult argue. Sincerely Yoursupdated: Tue Mar 20 2007 11:41:00

In the U.S., Lorena Ochoa is most readily identified as the reigning Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. In her native Mexico she is much more: the nation's sweetheart. Two weeks ago Ochoa played in front of her compatriots at the MasterCard Championship, outside Mexico City, and you had to be there to comprehend the intensity of the ardor. The unsung heroupdated: Tue Feb 06 2007 12:45:00

Late last season, Samuel Eto'o was asked the secret of Barcelona's success. América looks to re-conquerupdated: Wed Jan 31 2007 10:38:00

An internationally renowned club with heroes defending the team's colors. A trophy case filled with hardware proving the club's worth. An immense, global fan base that numbers in the millions. The Chivas challengeupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 11:18:00

After years of failure and misery, Chivas de Guadalajara finally struck gold in the Apertura 2006 season. It had been nearly a decade since Chivas hoisted a league cup, but El Rebano Sagrado blitzed through a murderer's row of opponents on its way to a record 11th league championship.

Business 2.0: Protects Like Armor, Fits Like Armaniupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 12:10:00

The editors have identified the Best business ideas in the world, which will appear here in a series throughout the next month. Check back daily for updates.

Paolini takes 12th stage for Italyupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 11:32:00

Italian Luca Paolini triumphed on the 12th stage of the Tour of Spain on Thursday after pulling clear of a breakaway of 12 riders close to the finish.

Fortune: Serwer: Taking a tequila shotupdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 08:34:00

Hey isn't it interesting that all's quiet on the gasoline front. Paid $2.98 in Connecticut this week, and that's cheap. See how long that lasts, Ernesto!

Barcelona watched by record crowdupdated: Mon Aug 07 2006 04:15:00

European champions Barcelona attracted a record crowd of 92,650 to the Coliseum in Los Angeles where they were held to a 1-1 draw by Mexico's Chivas Guadalajara in a friendly game on Sunday.

America's best spa values: Mexico and Canadaupdated: Wed Jun 28 2006 16:18:00

Where are the best values in spa vacation? Budget Travel magazine picked their favorites in different regions around the nation, including some from Canada and Mexico.

Mexico retain experienced Suarezupdated: Sat May 13 2006 15:32:00

Mexico axed defender Joel Huiqui and midfielders Israel Lopez and Jaime Lozano when they confirmed their final 23-man World Cup squad on Saturday.

Mexicoupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 11:24:00

Group D | World ranking: 4

Champions crash at home to 10 menupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 04:08:00

Defending Libertadores Cup champions Sao Paulo were stunned 2-1 at home by 10-man Guadalajara on Wednesday, while River Plate crashed to Brazilian second division club Paulista.

Get involved: C. America & Caribbeanupdated: Mon Nov 14 2005 06:29:00

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Arsenal sign teenage Mexican Velaupdated: Thu Nov 10 2005 11:37:00

Guadalajara striker Carlos Vela is to join English Premier League Arsenal.

10 fires burn across Spainupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 08:53:00

At least 10 fires are burning across Spain -- although numerous others have been under control or extinguished -- and the Civil Guard announced it had arrested 99 people since June on suspicion of starting forest fires.

Real Madrid plan to turn on styleupdated: Sun Jul 24 2005 09:53:00

Real Madrid have warned that they will show no mercy against troubled Tokyo Verdy in the first of two pre-season friendlies in Japan on Monday.

Spain: BBQ sparked deadly blazeupdated: Tue Jul 19 2005 05:56:00

An army of firefighters and aircraft in Spain is continuing to battle a forest fire that authorities believe was started by a barbecue, with hopes of bringing it under control later Tuesday, government officials said.

11 killed in Spanish forest fireupdated: Mon Jul 18 2005 07:51:00

A forest fire in Spain apparently sparked by a weekend barbecue has killed at least 11 firefighters, officials say.

Major train disasters since 1900updated: Wed Feb 18 2004 08:35:00

A list of some of the major train disasters since 1900:

Fortune: High-Tech Mex Guadalajara, with its stable work force, is the favorite Mexican factory town of sophisticated U.S. companies.updated: Mon Oct 29 2001 00:01:00

Ah! Guadalajara! !Tequila! !Mariachis! !Electronica! ?Electronica? Computers? PDAs? Cell phones? Yep. Guadalajara still gets busloads of tourists and, clustering along the shores of nearby Lake Cha...

Fortune: Mahakua The world's top hotelier has opened his first outpost in Mexico.updated: Mon Feb 05 2001 00:01:00

It's our first morning at famed hotelier Adrian Zecha's latest venture, Mahakua Hacienda de San Antonio, in western Mexico. I'm stretched out on our private terrace, sipping homegrown coffee and wa...

Fortune: Exam Time At Hotel Cornellupdated: Mon May 11 1998 00:01:00

Running Hotel Ezra Cornell is like nothing you ever did in college unless you happen to be a hotelie--a graduate of Cornell University's hotel-management school. For one weekend each year students ...



Fortune: OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, RETIRE ABROADupdated: Mon Jul 24 1995 00:01:00

Most likely Frank Sinatra's "South of the Border" isn't the first tune that comes to mind when you think about retirement. But Mexico and a handful of other foreign havens have been attracting incr...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE TIERRA NUEVA FOR U.S. BUILDERSupdated: Mon Aug 09 1993 00:01:00

A Mexican housing shortage has gringo homebuilders looking to spackle stucco south of the Rio Grande. It could be the hottest market around. Columbia, Maryland, builder Ryland Group has set up a jo...

Money Magazine: Peso power updated: Sat Sep 01 1990 00:01:00

) Q. I love Mexico and its people but, these days, I do not enjoy the tourist traps. Can you list a few inland cities where one can see the real Mexico and not spend a mint? John B. Barnes Boise A....

Fortune: Signalsupdated: Mon Aug 19 1985 00:01:00

France recalled its ambassador to South Africa and suspended new investments in that country to protest the state of emergency imposed by the Pretoria government. After haggling over terms with the...

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