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Mexico replaces airport police after shootoutupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 10:36:00

Mexican authorities have replaced 348 federal police at the country's largest airport after a shootout there left three officers dead.

Helene weakens to tropical depressionupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 13:30:00

Helene weakened into a tropical depression Saturday after making landfall in Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.

12 killed in bus crash in Mexicoupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 05:32:00

A bus packed with tourists crashed in Mexico leaving at least 12 dead and 22 injured Friday, according to state-run news agency Notimex.

Man arrested in Mexico carrying slain newspaper worker's IDupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 12:28:00

A presumed member of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel has been arrested in Veracruz, Mexico, carrying identification cards belonging to a newspaper administrator who was killed in May, the Mexican military said Monday.

Missionaries murdered in Mexicoupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 05:22:00

Missionaries John and Wanda Casias were murdered in their home in northern Mexico. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexican poet prepares U.S. peace marchupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 16:23:00

Telephones are ringing off the hook at this office in Mexico's capital, where a group of well-known activists are planning the final details of a protest on the other side of the Mexico-U.S. border.

New tactic to fight Mexico's drug warupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:34:00

A Mexican presidential candidate taps a Colombian general as drug war adviser.

Suspected Mexican drug 'queen' extradited to U.S.updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:34:00

One of the most high-profile women accused of connections with Mexico's drug trade was extradited to the United States Thursday, officials said.

14 bodies found in Mexicoupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 17:41:00

Mexican authorities found an abandoned van containing 14 bodies along a highway in the central city San Luis Potosi Thursday.

4 Mexican military officials accused of organized crime tiesupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 15:48:00

Mexican authorities accused four top military officials of connections with organized crime in a high-profile case that has renewed debate over the role of government troops in the drug war.

3 die in Mexico chopper crashupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 14:04:00

Three people were killed in a helicopter crash in central Mexico, officials said Sunday.

Mexican police arrest suspect after camp attackupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 12:58:00

Authorities arrested a suspect Monday connected with a brutal attack at a Christian camp in central Mexico last week, state media said.

Mexican police arrest officer suspected in airport shootingupdated: Sun Jul 15 2012 18:57:00

Mexican authorities Sunday arrested a suspect connected with the killing of three federal police officers in a shootout last month at the Mexico City airport.

What can save Mexico?updated: Thu Jul 12 2012 23:22:00

Christiane Amanpour asks if Enrique Peña Nieto can save Mexico.

U.S. report: Mexico should focus on cops, not militaryupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 11:39:00

Mexico's frontal assault against drug cartels has been "largely ineffective" and in some instances counterproductive to reducing violence, a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee report concludes.

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.

Mexico's Peña Nieto calls for 'new debate' on the drug warupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 18:03:00

Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto called for a "new debate" on the drug war and said the United States must play an important role in that discussion.

Feds: Woman crossing from Mexico into U.S. swept into canal, now in comaupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 22:15:00

A woman trying to cross from Mexico into the United States apparently illegally was swept away in a Texas irrigation canal and was rescued, but has fallen into a coma, the U.S. Border Patrol said Wednesday.

Political tensions flare after Mexican presidential voteupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 21:34:00

Hours after Mexico's presumed president-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, said it was time for his country to leave behind the political rancor of campaign season, his closest opponent in the polls refused to concede and said the vote had been "plagued by irregularities."

What to expect from Peña Nietoupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 21:34:00

CNN's Becky Anderson talks with Miguel Marquez about what the election of Enrique Peña Nieto could mean for Mexico.

Analysts: Mexican vote leaves more questions than it answersupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 14:40:00

On both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, key questions are lingering after Mexico's presidential vote.

Peña Nieto: A former governor on the path to Mexico's presidencyupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 07:52:00

Enrique Peña Nieto, the man election authorities project will be Mexico's next president, was the governor of Mexico's most populous state. His wife is a well-known television star.

Officials: Peña Nieto projected winnerupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 07:52:00

According to election officials, Enrique Peña Nieto is the projected winner of Mexico's presidential election.

Officials: Peña Nieto projected winner in Mexican presidential voteupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 00:38:00

Enrique Peña Nieto is the projected winner of Mexico's presidential election, according to a quick count by election officials.

Online and on the streets, Mexico youth protests grow as election loomsupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 12:19:00

They sport purple hair and piercings, plaid shirts and plastic aviator glasses. A guy with dreadlocks totes a bongo drum.

Should airport shooting scare travelers?updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 19:57:00

While Mexico's drug wars have ravaged some regions and claimed thousands of lives, most of the country's tourist sites have remained relatively unscathed.

Casting ballots on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico borderupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 13:42:00

Carlos Coria-Sanchez remembers the frantic phone calls and the fear in his family members' voices. His nephew had been kidnapped just outside Mexico City. Men wearing police uniforms held him hostage, robbed him and released him five hours later.

Mexico avoids economic woesupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 13:42:00

CNN's Miguel Marquez reports Mexico is a bright spot in an otherwise dreary world economy.

Mexico election gets ugly in homestretchupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 09:54:00

CNN's Miguel Marquez reports on the homestretch for Mexican presidential candidates and the ugliness of the fight.

Mexican election could mean drug war strategy shift, U.S. officials sayupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 09:53:00

Dealing with deep drug war wounds is a top issue on Mexico's presidential campaign trail, but the election results could have an impact on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border.

3 police killed in Mexico City airport shootingupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 22:56:00

Gunmen opened fire on federal police officers at Mexico City's international airport Monday, killing three, officials said.

25 killed in Mexico when bus plummets off embankmentupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 05:42:00

At least 25 people were killed and more than 20 injured Sunday when a bus ran off a freeway and fell down an embankment in Guerrero state, Mexico, authorities said.

'El Chapo's' son arrested in Mexicoupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 14:42:00

The son of Mexico drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in western Mexico on Thursday, officials said.

Tropical weather updateupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 11:37:00

Jennifer Delgado gives an update on Tropical Storm Carlotta's impact on Mexico and Typhoon Guchol in the west Pacific

'Rapid strengthening' of Hurricane Carlotta expected as it nears Mexicoupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 16:24:00

People along Mexico's southwestern coast are bracing for Hurricane Carlotta, an already powerful storm that forecasters say will experience "rapid strengthening" in the coming hours.

Tropical Storm Carlotta forms south of Mexican coastupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 06:38:00

A tropical storm formed in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday morning and is expected to reach hurricane strength before it gets to Mexico's southwestern coast.

Man joining Anonymous in cartel fightupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 08:19:00

A Texas man releases a YouTube video announcing he will join Anonymous in the fight against a drug cartel in Mexico.

Illicit funds from Mexico find safe haven in U.S.updated: Tue Jun 12 2012 21:44:00

The United States has a strong national interest in economic, political and civil stability in Mexico. Its war against transnational drug cartels has dramatically highlighted Mexico's problems, but the truth is that the nation has had deep, unsolved, structural problems in its economy and an opaque international financial system for decades.

Mexico: 14 bodies found in abandoned truckupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 14:48:00

Authorities in northeastern Mexico were investigating Tuesday after finding 14 bodies left inside an abandoned truck in a remote area.

As elections loom, protesters rally in Mexicoupdated: Sun Jun 10 2012 22:15:00

Protesters marched and packed the main square of Mexico City on Sunday, slamming the candidate widely seen as the front-runner in next month's presidential elections.

Not all Latinos are illegalsupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 18:11:00

In my CNN.com column last week, I wrote that the first thing a candidate running for office needs to know about Latino voters is that they value nothing more than respect.

Mexico: 14 dismembered bodies found outside city hallupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 06:02:00

Authorities found the mutilated remains of 14 people inside a truck parked in front of a city government office in northern Mexico Thursday, according to the Attorney General of the State of Tamaulipas .

Plea against Mexican violence goes viralupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 06:02:00

Children ask Mexican candidates some tough questions in a new viral video. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Nobel laureates highlight violence against women in Mexico, Central Americaupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 19:39:00

Increased militarization in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala has created more insecurity, especially for women, a report spearheaded by two Nobel laureates found.

11 killed in attack at Mexico rehab centerupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 17:21:00

Authorities were investigating Monday after at least 11 people were killed when gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico, state media reported.

Pepsico targeted in Mexicoupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 12:50:00

Pepsico subsidiary in Mexico is targeted for the sixth time in a week. Rafael Romo reports.

Sabritas target of a string of attacks in Mexicoupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 12:50:00

A Sabritas employee was in a Mexican hospital Friday with injuries sustained when his company vehicle was set afire Thursday night in the latest of a string of such attacks, a company spokeswoman said.

Mexico: Cartel suspects attack snack food companyupdated: Wed May 30 2012 07:28:00

Products like Ruffles, Doritos and Cheetos may be among the latest targets of cartel violence in Mexico.

Hurricane Bud weakens as it nears Mexican coastupdated: Fri May 25 2012 14:21:00

Hurricane Bud lessened into a Category 1 storm as it approached Mexico's southwestern coast Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Bud heads for Mexican coastupdated: Fri May 25 2012 14:21:00

Rob Marciano is tracking Bud as it targets Mexico on Friday where it could strike as a Category 1 storm.

Social media fuel Mexican youth protestsupdated: Thu May 24 2012 22:28:00

The demonstrators have no clear leader. Many say Twitter posts and Facebook groups brought them to the streets of Mexico's capital and cities around the country.

Hurricane warning issued as 'Bud' threatens Mexico's west coastupdated: Thu May 24 2012 20:56:00

The Mexican government has issued a hurricane warning for part of its western coast due to a powerful storm that could get even stronger in the coming hours, the National Hurricane Center said.

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.

Four Mexican officers detained in alleged corruption probeupdated: Sat May 19 2012 14:20:00

Mexico's military, the heavy lifter in the country's battle against drug cartels, is under scrutiny following the detention of four high-ranking officers who are being questioned for alleged ties to those same gangs.

Mexican police seek DNA of missing to identify decapitated bodiesupdated: Wed May 16 2012 16:44:00

Mexican authorities are asking for DNA samples from families of missing persons nationwide in their efforts to identify 49 decapitated bodies, an official said Wednesday.

Bodies dismembered in cartel violenceupdated: Tue May 15 2012 05:59:00

Mexican authorities found dozens of decapitated bodies along a highway. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexican official calls cartel violence 'irrational'updated: Tue May 15 2012 05:59:00

The 49 decapitated bodies authorities found on a roadside in northern Mexico over the weekend were likely the result of a fierce feud between rival drug cartels, a top Mexican official said Monday.

49 decapitated bodies found in Mexicoupdated: Mon May 14 2012 09:45:00

Mexican authorities found at least 49 decapitated and dismembered bodies along a highway in a northern border state Sunday morning, officials said.

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.

Dangers faced by journalists in Mexicoupdated: Fri May 04 2012 06:41:00

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists. CNN's Kaj Larsen reports.

Mexico investigates Wal-Mart permitsupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 05:34:00

Mexican authorities have opened an investigation into permits issued to Wal-Mart in light of allegations that the retail giant bribed officials in Mexico to speed up store construction.

Ruling on immigration laws on holdupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 05:34:00

A federal appeals court in Atlanta announced that it will wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Arizona's law.

Volcanic activity recorded at mountain near Mexico Cityupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 17:08:00

Scientists recorded continuing volcanic activity Tuesday in Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, which sits just southeast of Mexico City and its more than 19 million residents.

In viral video, children ask Mexican presidential candidates tough questionsupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 19:51:00

A short video that has gone viral in Mexico asks a tough question of the country's presidential candidates: "Are you striving only for the (presidential) chair, or will you change the future of our country?"

7.0-magnitude quake strikes western Mexicoupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 19:42:00

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck near Mexico's western coast on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

U.S. extradites suspected drug lord from Mexicoupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 21:26:00

The United States has extradited a suspected leader of the Sinaloa cartel to the United States, Mexico's attorney general's office said Wednesday.

6.3 earthquake hits southern Mexicoupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 22:18:00

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck southern Mexico on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Former Mexican kingpin is sentenced to 25 years in U.S. prisonupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 19:00:00

A former leader of Mexico's Tijuana drug cartel was sentenced Monday in the United States to 25 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $100 million after pleading guilty to racketeering and conspiracy to launder money, officials said.

North American leaders discuss Mexico's drug cartelsupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 16:30:00

President Barack Obama and the visiting leaders of Mexico and Canada on Monday pledged joint efforts to combat drug cartels in Mexico and expand international trade, including support for Canada and Mexico joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Catholics greet pope in Mexicoupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 05:47:00

Thousands of Catholics greet Pope Benedict XVI in an open air Mass in central Mexico.

Pope dons Mexican sombreroupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 06:59:00

CNN's Rafael Romo says Pope Benedict XVI wearing a sombrero holds significant symbolism for the Mexican people.

Throngs gather for pope's Mass in Mexicoupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 06:59:00

Pope Benedict XVI led an open-air Mass Sunday before throngs of faithful Catholics in central Mexico.

Mexico spends millions to greet popeupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 17:32:00

The Mexican government is spending millions of dollars to welcome the pope. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Mexico spends millions to greet popeupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 17:32:00

It has been a project of celestial proportions, but it's finally ready. Construction workers have labored nonstop for months.

Pope's visit overshadowed by predecessor's legacy in Mexicoupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 12:43:00

It was an exciting day for Laura Dominguez and her 11-year-old daughter Paulina.

Pope overshadowed by predecessorupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 12:43:00

A papal visit to Mexico is likely to be overshadowed by the previous pope. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Officials survey damage after strong quake jolts Mexicoupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 18:16:00

Mexican officials were assessing damage Wednesday, a day after a strong earthquake left homes in ruins and rattled residents hundreds of miles away from the epicenter.

Bridge falls on minibus in Mexico quakeupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 18:16:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on earthquake damage captured on video in Mexico.

Justice Department provides gun-operation documentsupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 19:38:00

The Justice Department late Friday provided hundreds of pages of internal documents to the House committee looking into Operation Fast and Furious and related programs.

Authorities find remains of 167 people in southern Mexicoupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 17:21:00

Authorities have found the remains of 167 people, believed to be at least 50 years old, in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said.

Gas prices hinder Florida tourismupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 09:26:00

For a battleground state that relies heavily on tourism, rising gas prices are striking a nerve. George Howell reports.

For more oil, U.S. should look to Mexicoupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 09:26:00

For me, the issue of skyrocketing gasoline prices came into focus about four years ago, when the national average that Americans paid at the pump reached an all-time high of $4.11 a gallon. Today, the average -- up 30 cents in the last four weeks, and 13 cents in the last week alone -- is about $3.70.

Will a woman be Mexico's next president?updated: Thu Feb 23 2012 18:10:00

Josefina Vazquez Mota has a real chance of becoming Mexico's next president. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Does 'secure the border' mean 'keep America white'?updated: Tue Feb 21 2012 10:49:00

In case you plan to see Wednesday's GOP debate, allow me to offer up some crib notes so you don't get lost.

U.S., Mexico agree on border energy developmentupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 17:37:00

The United States and Mexico agreed Monday to work cooperatively on exploring and developing oil and natural gas reserves along their maritime border.

30 prisoners escape after riot in northern Mexico, governor saysupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 17:13:00

Dozens died and 30 inmates escaped during a weekend prison riot in northern Mexico, an official said Monday.

Mexico's president to U.S.: 'No more weapons'updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 13:06:00

Mexico's president called on U.S. officials to stop gun trafficking across the border Thursday, saying the move would be the best thing Americans could do to stop brutal drug violence.

A ray of hope in Mexico's murder capitalupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 12:42:00

For years it was the Mexican murder capital, but things in Juarez are changing for the better. Rafael Romo reports.

Travel warning: Violence spreading in Mexicoupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 19:05:00

Americans should avoid all but essential travel to all or parts of 14 Mexican states, the U.S. State Department warns as violence has spread.

Mexico's ruling party picks woman as presidential candidateupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 15:39:00

Mexico's conservative ruling party has picked a former congresswoman as its nominee for the nation's top job. If she wins, she would become the country's first female president.

Paramedics risk their lives in Mexicoupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 06:10:00

In Mexico's murder capital, young paramedics risk their lives to save victims of drug violence, as Rafael Romo reports.

Drought conditions spur action in Mexicoupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:10:00

Rains will bring some relief to drought-stricken Mexico this week, but they will not be enough alleviate the bigger challenges, officials say.

Officials: Mexico's ambassador to Venezuela kidnapped, freedupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 15:32:00

Mexico's ambassador to Venezuela and his wife were freed early Monday after armed men kidnapped them and held them hostage for hours, officials said.

5 cops killed in Mexican ambushupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 07:42:00

Five Mexican police officers and one civilian were killed in a shootout in a town southeast of Mexico City, the state-run Notimex news agency reported, citing officials.

A ray of hope in Mexico's murder capitalupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 12:36:00

On a recent night at Club Tequila Frogs, the music, lights and plenty of people dancing combined to give the place the ambiance you would expect at a spot in a tourist area.

The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billionsupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 09:03:00

There are kingpins with names like the Engineer, head-chopping hit men, dirty cops and double-dealing politicians. And, of course, there are users -- millions of them.

Is Mexico City safe from drug cartel war -- or the next target?updated: Tue Jan 17 2012 15:02:00

Near the ruins of an ancient Aztec temple, a woman shouting into a microphone claims Mexican society is crumbling.

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