February 23, 2019

Mexican drug cartel boss captured

Mexican police have arrested Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, also known as "The Monkey", in the central city of Aguascalientes. Mendez Vargas is the leader of one of Mexico's largest and most powerful drug cartels - La Familia. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has congratulated police on the … [Read more...]

27 people decapitated in Guatemala massacre

The decapitated bodies of 25 men and two women have been found at a ranch in Peten Province near Guatemala's border with Mexico. The chief of police said the killings were probably linked to a battle between rival drug gangs fighting for control of the area. Northern Guatemala is an … [Read more...]

Mexico coal mine blast – 3 dead, 11 missing

Rescue teams are searching in the coal mine outside Sabinas in Northern Mexico for 11 miners trapped after a gas explosion on Tuesday morning. Three miners have been confirmed dead, and a 15 year old youth is in serious condition after having both arms amputated. Mexico's Labor Secretary, … [Read more...]

Mexican Navy capture massacre suspect

The Mexican navy says it has captured the lead suspect in the murder of 145 people whose bodies were found in mass graves in the northern state of Tamaulipas two weeks ago. The suspect is Omar Martin Estrada - known as El Kilo. He is accused of being the local branch manager of the Zetas drug … [Read more...]

US ambassador to Mexico resigns over WikiLeaks scandal

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual has submitted his resignation, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Saturday. Pascual's resignation follows continuing tension between the United States of America and Mexico over diplomatic cables leaked by the WikiLeaks website last … [Read more...]