The Repsol’s Administrative Council has accepted the preliminary agreement reached among Argentina, Mexico and Spain involving a compensation for the expropriation of the Spanish firm’s 51 percent stake in the energy giant YPF.
Capitanich praised the government’s Procrear building program explaining that the construction activity increased by 2.1 percent in January. The head of ministers also stressed the support by France, Brazil and Mexico to Argentina in its long-stranding legal dispute against vulture funds.
The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino and Central Bank Governor Mercedes Marcó del Pont lead the Argentine delegation in the technical G20 meeting in Mexico, where they insisted on the government’s criticisms against vulture funds and credit rating agencies.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the Government is in the process of reaching an automobile trade agreement with Mexico.
During its plenary session being held in Mexico, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) acknowledged that Argentina had moved forward in its prevention and fight against money laundering activities, sources within Justice Minister Julio Alak’s delegation said.
A great day for Argentine sport saw the eleventh gold medal brought in for the country at the Pan-American Games today in Guadalajara. Today’s achievements equal the Argentine gold medal record to that of the 2007 Games in Río de Janeiro, with a week remaining of the competition in Mexico.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's administration is considering applying measures to restrict the import of Mexican cars, which could include unilaterally denouncing Economic Complementation Agreement (ACE) 55, which regulates bilateral trade, official sources told ámbito.com.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was cleared by her doctors this morning, after having suffered low blood pressure, and having been ordered to rest for 48 hours, the Presidential Medical Unit informed.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner flies to Mexico to begin an official two-day visit to the country, where she will be meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderón, as well as conducting other activities.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met her Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderón at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, where the Head of State praised the partnership between both countries and said that "Latin America has a very important role to play in the history of the 21st century."
Mexico's most wanted man, drugs kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, was captured with help from US agencies in a major victory for the government in a long, brutal drugs war.
Republican lawmakers have stepped up calls to secure the US border with Mexico before proceeding with changes to the country's immigration policies, linking the issue to a recent surge of illegal children.
Hurricane Barbara hit Mexico's southern Pacific coast, flooding roads, toppling trees and killing two men as it pounded the area with heavy rain near the country's biggest oil refinery.
The United States has asked Mexico to detain freed drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero to face charges brought decades ago by a US court, the Mexican attorney general's office said, setting the stage for a formal extradition request.
Nine people were killed during a gunfight at a prison in Mexico's violent Guerrero state, after a gang dressed as police officers gained entry, authorities said.
Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto backed President Barack Obama's planned push for US immigration reform, pledged cooperation on border security and promised efforts to reduce violence in his own country.
US President Barack Obama pushed Congress today to overhaul the country's immigration system but disagreement with Republicans over securing the border with Mexico has already begun to sour bipartisan efforts.
US President Barack Obama gave his blessing to a new security arrangement with Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto, in which Mexico will make reducing violence a priority over hunting drug cartel kingpins in the war against organized crime.
Fourteen people died after a pickup truck jammed with 23 suspected illegal immigrants veered off a rural South Texas highway on Sunday and struck a tree, police said.
An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck off Mexico's Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey said. The temblor was centered about 18 miles southwest of Suchiate, Chiapas, Mexico, and occurred at a depth of 22 miles, USGS said.
An Austrian daredevil called off his death-defying skydive from a balloon 23 miles (37 km) over the New Mexico desert due to winds at the launch site.
Hurricane Bud lost some strength as it moved closer to Mexico's Pacific coast on Friday and was forecast to hit land south of the popular tourist town of Puerto Vallarta, the US National Hurricane Center said.
World leaders pressured Europe to take ambitious new steps to resolve its debt crisis after a victory for pro-bailout parties in a Greek election failed to calm markets or ease worries that wider turmoil could derail the global economy.
Mexico's banking regulator defended its role in a money laundering scandal engulfing HSBC Holdings Plc, saying it had repeatedly told the bank to improve lax controls over suspect funds passing through its accounts.
The Group of 20 economic powers will push Europe to take extra steps as it works toward a deal to boost resources for the International Monetary Fund, Mexico Deputy Finance Minister Gerardo Rodríguez said.
Amidst the mounting tension between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas Islands sovereignty, David Cameron’s administration expressed its condolences to Argentina over the train accident that killed 50 people and injured over 600. Spain and Mexico also sent similar messages.
Hurricane Bud formed off Mexico's Pacific coast early, and could threaten parts of southwestern Mexico with heavy rainfall and flooding tomorrow, the National Hurricane Center said.
Masked gunmen killed at least 53 people at a casino in northern Mexico yesterday, leaving it ablaze with patrons trapped inside in one of the worst attacks in a major Mexican city in years.
President Felipe Calderon declared three days of mourning and demanded a crackdown on drugs in the United States after armed men torched a casino in northern Mexico, killing at least 52 people.
Power was restored to some 7 million people plunged into darkness by a blackout blamed partly on "human failure" that snarled traffic, idled elevators and sent workers home early in parts of California, Mexico and Arizona.
A strong earthquake rattled the Mexican capital and buildings shook but there were no immediate reports of damage. Helicopters were flying over the city, checking for damage, a witness said.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde's candidacy for IMF chief gained momentum in Europe while Mexico put forward its own candidate, ensuring competition for the top job.
Once praised lavishly by the United States for waging a war on drugs, Mexico's last two presidents now say legalizing them may be the best way to end the rising violence the US-backed campaign has unleashed.
Thousands of people fled their homes along the California coast as a tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan began hitting the US West Coast after rolling through Hawaii.
After a massive Tsunami hit Japan, warnings have been extended to a long list of countries over the possibility of a similar disastrous experience. Among the countries at risk are Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and the United States (with focus on Hawaii).
More than a thousand National Guard troops brought in last year to shore security on the US-Mexico border will go home in June, authorities said yesterday.
More than a thousand National Guard troops brought in last year to shore security on the US-Mexico border will go home in June, authorities said yesterday.
Almost 200 nations agreed to modest steps to combat climate change, including a new fund to help poor countries, and put off major disputes until 2011 and beyond.
People with diabetes in the United States and several other countries do not get effective treatment to control their disease, US researchers said, and health insurance, not personal wealth, plays a big role in determining which diabetics get good care.
Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region.
The governor of the Mexican state of Michoacan resigned citing poor health as the government struggles to improve security amid a continuing battle between vigilantes and drug traffickers.
A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico today, killing at least five people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides.
A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico today, killing at least five people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has signed a package of laws that will serve as a rule book for comprehensive energy reform designed to lure billions of dollars in investment to the country's ailing oil, gas and electricity sectors.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck central and southern Mexico today, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street though there were no early reports of major damage.
A top ruling party politician in the Mexican state of Michoacan was formally arrested for alleged links to organized crime, an official from the attorney general's office said.
The US Geological Survey put the quake epicenter in the western Mexican state of Guerrero at a depth of 14.9 miles just inland from the Pacific Coast. No tsunami alert was triggered.
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City since March 31 for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection but has responded well to treatment, Mexico's health ministry said today.
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez has been hospitalized in Mexico City since March 31 for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection but has responded well to treatment, Mexico's health ministry has said.
Mexican police have captured the second-in-command of one of the country's main drug gangs, who was operating in Mexico City, the government said.
The execution of Mexican citizen Edgar Tamayo by lethal injection in Texas sets a bad precedent for upholding international law, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has said.
US federal prosecutors in New York plan to seek the extradition of Mexico's most wanted man, drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, to the United States, the US Attorney's office said today.
A Mexican drug lord who was reported dead more than three years ago was likely killed in a shootout in western Mexico today, a government official said.
Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf, killing 41 people and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands amid some of the worst flooding in decades.
Sixty-eight people were missing after a mudslide caused by torrential rains that have already killed more than 100 people across Mexico buried a mountain village and President Enrique Pena Nieto said there was little hope any had survived.
Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country's national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said.
Mexico said it would seek to void a court decision that freed a Mexican drug boss imprisoned for ordering the 1985 torture and murder of a US drug enforcement agent, a ruling that has angered the United States.
At least four people were killed when a cargo train nicknamed "La Bestia", or The Beast, on which would-be migrants hitch rides toward the U.S. border, derailed in a remote area of southern Mexico, emergency services said.
Brazil has demanded an explanation from the United States after new allegations that Washington spied on President Dilma Rousseff, complaining that its sovereignty may have been violated and suggesting that it could call off Rousseff's planned state visit to the White House next month.
Mexico's Navy captured Miguel Angel Trevino, leader of the Zetas drug cartel, in northern Mexico early on Monday, a government spokesman confirmed.
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is seen at 3 percent in 2013, a slower pace than initially forecast, the United Nations economic body for Latin America said today.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced a sweeping energy reform, which is expected to include constitutional changes to lure private investment and boost output, will be presented to Congress next week.
An accident at a Mexico City brewery killed seven people, Corona beermaker Grupo Modelo said.
A gas tanker truck exploded on a highway north of Mexico City early, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 30 others as a fireball tore through cars and homes.
Archaeologists have found an ancient Maya city that remained hidden for centuries in the rain forests of eastern Mexico, a discovery in a remote nature reserve they hope will yield clues about how the civilization collapsed around 1,000 years ago.
Mexico's government vowed to find out whether an explosion that killed 33 people at the headquarters of its state-run oil monopoly Pemex was a deliberate attack or yet another stain on the company's poor safety record.
The arrest of Mexico's best-known trade union leader on fraud charges has thrown down the gauntlet to powerful interests standing between President Enrique Peña Nieto and his plans to shake up Latin America's second-biggest economy.
Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party begins a congress today to overhaul its manifesto and open the door to major changes in energy and tax law to spur faster economic growth.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto launched a campaign against hunger today, pledging to transform the lives of nearly 7.5 million of the country's poorest, though he gave few details, prompting criticism that the plan was a "rehash" of old policies.
Mexico's top court freed a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping, ruling that her trial was tainted and ending a seven-year prison ordeal that strained diplomatic ties.
Emergency services worked into the early hours today to find people trapped in rubble under state oil company Pemex's headquarters in Mexico City after an explosion that killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100.
Mexico's new president today unveiled his strategy to curb drug-related violence that blighted the rule of his predecessor, announcing special units to combat kidnapping and extortion and promising to focus more on crime prevention.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto unveils his plans to eradicate extreme poverty on Monday, a blight affecting more than 10 percent of the population in Latin America's second biggest economy.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón has one non-urgent item pending on his agenda in the dying days of his presidency - he wants to change his country's name.
Mexican federal police have captured suspected murderer, rapist and drug gang member Joe Luis Saenz, one of the 10 most wanted fugitives on the FBI's list, the government said today.
Enrique Peña Nieto took over as Mexican president today, offering a shot at redemption for the party that shaped modern Mexico if he can bring about an end to years of violence and economic underperformance.
Mexico's president-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, will present a tax reform bill during his first year in office, his top aide said on Tuesday, without providing any details on the plan
A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala killed at least 48 people and trapped others under rubble today, crushing homes and cars, destroying roads and forcing evacuations as far away as Mexico City.
A Mexican lawmaker presented a bill today to legalize the production, sale and use of marijuana, adding to a growing chorus of Latin American politicians who are rejecting the prohibitionist policies of the United States.
Hurricane Paul, currently about 415 miles (670 kilometers) southwest of Mexico's Baja peninsula, is expected to weaken before making landfall in a sparsely populated area late on Tuesday, the US National Hurricane Center said.
Mexico has charged seven officials, including three members of the country's organized-crime unit, with providing information on government raids and investigations to the country's most powerful drug gang.
Authorities on Thursday discovered eight corpses, six of them showing signs of torture, on the outskirts of Mexico City, where drug-related violence has mounted in recent weeks
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck off Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, with an epicenter 173 miles (278 km) west southwest of Cihuatlan, the US Geological Survey reported.
Mexico's Congress approved a long-awaited law to crack down on money laundering in a bid to attack the finances of the country's powerful drug cartels.
Tropical Storm Rafael formed over the eastern Caribbean Sea, triggering storm warnings for Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and several other islands, the US National Hurricane Center said.
Seven decapitated bodies that had been chopped into pieces and burnt were left on a highway in western Mexico today in an apparent drug gang killing, the government said.
The Mexican navy has arrested 35 members of the federal police force on suspicion of working for one of the country's most notorious drug gangs, the Zetas.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck near Mexico's Baja Peninsula but a local official said there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
At least 26 people were killed when a gas facility of state oil monopoly Pemex burst into flames in northern Mexico, disrupting gas supplies in the area..
Mexico has sent soldiers to patrol a suburb of Mexico City for the first time to combat a rise in drug-related violence that is beginning to encroach on the capital.
Mexico's jobless rate rose in August, breaking a five-month streak of declines and adding to expectations of a deceleration in Latin America's second-largest economy in the second half of 2012.
The head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development on urged Mexico's President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto to support a proposed labor reform put before Congress by outgoing President Felipe Calderón.
The bodies of nine tortured and murdered men were found dangling from a bridge in northern Mexico, local security sources said, just days after one of the country's most wanted drug lords was captured in the same state.
More than 30 inmates have escaped from a prison in northern Mexico on the border with the United States, authorities in the state of Coahuila said.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent a new proposal to liberalize the country's antiquated labor laws to lawmakers today as he seeks to fast-track the legislation before leaving office at the end of November.
Mexico has captured a leader of the country's Gulf Cartel in one of the highest-profile arrests in months in President Felipe Calderón's war on drug gangs.
Police found the bodies of 16 men dumped in a vehicle in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero, one of the areas worst hit by feuding between drug gangs.
Mexico's electoral court is poised to confirm President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in the July 1 ballot, despite allegations of vote buying and money laundering during the campaign, electoral officials and legal experts said.
A majority of Mexico's electoral tribunal judges rejected a bid by leftist leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador to overturn Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in the July 1 presidential election, which has left the country in political limbo.
Mexico's electoral tribunal officially named centrist Enrique Peña Nieto as president-elect on Friday, ending a drawn-out dispute over the results of the July election.
A Nicaraguan judge today ordered the incarceration of 18 people, including a Mexican policeman, who had posed as journalists while attempting to pass through the Central American country last week with at least US$7 million in cash.
Armed gangs blocked highways throughout Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, and vehicles were set on fire amid a surge in drug-war violence.
Following similar complaints against Argentina by the European Union, United States and Japan, Mexico has launched its first dispute against Argentina at the World Trade Organization, the WTO said today.
Mexico's federal police agency has replaced all 348 officers at the capital's international airport almost two months after police there shot dead three of their fellow officers in an alleged drug related killing.
Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and its Green Party allies will have 241 of 500 seats in the lower house of Congress, one more than originally projected after the July 1 election, final results obtained showed
Two US Embassy employees were shot at and wounded by Mexican police after they were caught up in a police chase on the outskirts of the capital, Mexico's Navy said.
Suspected drug cartel gunmen stormed a strip bar and shot dead eight men in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey in an apparent dispute over drug dealing.
Tropical Storm Helene made landfall off the Gulf of Mexico today and weakened into a tropical depression as it plowed up Mexico's east coast, the US National Hurricane Centre said.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon was warned during the early years of his administration of a credible threat to assassinate him while he was in the presidential jet, Mexican media reported today.
Tropical Storm Ernesto picked up speed in the western Caribbean as it moved toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, dousing Honduras and Belize on its way.
Tropical storm Ernesto weakened as it dumped heavy rains over Mexico's southern Yucatan peninsula and headed toward the Gulf of Mexico, where the country's main oil operations are located.
Mexico handed Sandra Avila, Mexico's highest-profile woman drug smuggler known as the "Queen of the Pacific," over to United States authorities to face trafficking charges north of the border.
An explosion in a coal mine in northern Mexico killed seven miners, officials said, highlighting lax safety conditions in small mines that are often poorly regulated.
A fire broke out at a “Batman: The Dark Knight rises” screening in Guadalajara, Mexico early on Friday and over 800 people had to be evacuated from the building.
Six miners were killed in a coal mine collapse in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila on Friday, an emergency rescue team source said.
Mexico's ruling conservatives lent their support to accusations that President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto benefited from laundered money in his campaign, piling more pressure on the country's next leader.
A bus skidded off the road in the western Mexican state of Nayarit, killing 21 passengers and injuring at least 29 others, officials said.
Thousands of people marched through Mexico City to denounce the July 1 election of Enrique Peña Nieto as president, though the protest was smaller than one held earlier this month.
Mexico has withdrawn a zero-tariff agreement with Argentina on autos in a tit-for-tat trade dispute after the Argentine government's decision to pull out of an auto trade pact between the two countries.
Enrique Pena Nieto won Mexico's July 1 presidential election by 3.3 million ballots, or almost 7 percentage points, although allegations of excessive campaign spending and voter fraud could be reviewed by the electoral tribunal, officials said.
Mexican federal police announced the capture of the alleged ringleader of a group of police officers implicated in a drugs-related, deadly shootout with other officers in Mexico City's international airport last month.
With 78.47% of the valid votes counted, Mexican presidential Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) contender Enrique Peña Nieto seems closer to be officially declared the country’s new head of state. Provisional scrutiny shows Peña Nieto has 37.33% of the ballots, more than four percentage points clear of leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto pledged to focus on energy, labor and tax reforms and said he hopes to strike deals with opponents to help shepherd changes through Congress before he takes office in December.
Mexico's election officials on Wednesday recounted votes from more than half the polling booths in Sunday's presidential and congressional elections, responding to claims of fraud and requests for recounts in areas where the race was tight.
Mexican presidential front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto goes into Sunday's election with a wide lead over his rivals, opinion polls showed today, putting him on track to return to power the party that ruled for much of the last century.
As Mexicans go to the polls today, Calderón finds his legacy battered, his PAN ruling party unpopular and its standard bearer trailing in third place far behind PRI frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto.
Mexican opposition candidate Enrique Pena Nieto's campaign team claimed victory in the country's presidential election after exit polls showed him winning by a comfortable margin.
Mexico's presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto has maintained a wide lead over his rivals with only two weeks remaining until the July 1 election, an opinion poll showed.
Fourteen mutilated corpses and a threatening message aimed at a drug cartel were found inside a truck in the parking lot of a supermarket in a northern Mexico city, local media reported.
At least 32 people were killed in Mexico after the bus they were traveling in turned over on a wet road in the southwestern state of Guerrero, a Red Cross official said.
Fourteen bodies were found inside an abandoned truck along a highway in eastern Mexico, local police said, in what appeared to be the latest atrocity committed by rival drug cartels battling over smuggling routes to the United Stat
Mexico's leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador said he will respect the results of the July 1 election, trying to ease fears of a repeat of months of protests he mounted after his 2006 loss.
Tropical Storm Carlotta weakened into a tropical depression yesterday after battering Mexico's Pacific coast and killing at least two children whose house collapsed in a landslide.
Mexican soldiers have arrested an alleged perpetrator of the massacre of 49 people whose corpses were decapitated, dismembered and dumped on a highway last week.
A Mexican court cleared the way for authorities to extradite Sandra Avila, Mexico's highest-profile woman drug smuggler and known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to face trafficking charges in the United States.
Six years after Andres Manuel López Obrador watched his big lead for the presidency evaporate in the final weeks of the campaign, the leftist is now gaining ground in polls and hopes to snatch a last-minute victory in the July 1 election.
Mexican presidential front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto has extended the big lead he holds over his nearest rival in the campaign for the July 1 election after the first televised debate Sunday, a poll showed on Friday.
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spewed out huge clouds of ash and fiery rock overnight, closing a local airport on Saturday and frightening nearby villagers, already on edge after weeks of increased activity.
Suspected drug gang killers dumped 49 headless bodies on a highway near Mexico's northern city of Monterrey in one of the country's worst atrocities in recent years.
The mutilated corpses of two Mexican photographers were found on Thursday by police in the eastern state of Veracruz, the latest in a series of attacks that have made Mexico one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.
The bodies of 23 people were found hanging from a bridge or dismembered in ice boxes and garbage bags in northeastern Mexico, in an escalation of brutal violence involving rivel drug gangs on the US border.
Mexico's presidential hopefuls square off in a televised debate on Sunday with the trailing candidates seeking to land heavy blows against hot favorite Enrique Peña Nieto to spoil his chances of victory in the July 1 election.
Fifteen people were killed and at least one seriously wounded in a suspected drug-related shootout on Friday in a bar in northern Mexico, a region that has been brutalized by fighting between criminal gangs.
Several earthquakes rattled Mexico, but there were no reports of injuries or damage as the country celebrated a national holiday.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón said the decision to expropriate YPF was not “very responsible nor very rational.” The Chilean government also expressed 'concern' after the controversial announcement.
A powerful plume of steam and ash rose from the Popocatepetl volcano in central Mexico, prompting local schools to cancel classes and emergency teams to prepare for evacuations.
At least 43 people were killed when a cargo truck crashed into a bus on a highway in eastern Mexico, in one of the worst traffic accidents the country has suffered in recent years.
A strong earthquake struck southwest Mexico, shaking buildings as far away as the capital and prompting people to stream out of their offices onto the streets, though there were no reports of serious damage.
A strong earthquake hit Mexico on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out of offices onto the streets, though there were no early reports of major damage.
The leader of a Mexican drug cartel was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison by a federal judge in Colorado, who said the kingpin's criminal enterprise sold $1 billion worth of cocaine in eight US states.
Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday condemned drug trafficking and corruption in Mexico, urging people to put aside violence and revenge in the country where a murderous war between cartels has led to tens of thousands of deaths.
Pope Benedict arrived in Cuba for a three-day visit to showcase improving Church-state relations and push for a larger Church role at a time of change on the communist island.
Pope Benedict will step onto Cuba's biggest stage today with a public mass in Havana's Revolution Square as he wraps up a trip that began with a blast at communism and will end with a visit with Fidel Castro.
Pope Benedict said communism no longer works in Cuba and the Church was ready to help the island find new ways of moving forward without "trauma."
“Cuba will receive and listen affectionately and respectfully to what Pope Benedict XVI has to say,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez told the international press today. His remarks come just a few hours after the international media published the Pope’s views on the island’s regime.
Pope Benedict landed in Mexico promising to send out a strong message against drug cartels in a country convulsed by a surge in gang violence over the past five years.
Authorities are investigating a mass grave in southern Mexico containing 167 bodies that may have been dumped there at least 50 years ago, a Mexican official said today.
A major 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey said today. The USGS located the epicenter of the quake at 15 miles (525 km) east of Ometepec in Guerrero state at a depth of 10.9 miles (18 km). Mexico's President Felipe Calderón stated there was no serious damage reported yet.
The massive earthquake struck Mexico yesterday – unleashing panic as it damaged hundreds of buildings and caused homes in the capital to bounce like "trampolines"- didn’t cause casualties or other major structural collapses.
Mexico has for the first time appointed a woman to head the federal police, which is under pressure to bring the country's powerful drug cartels to heel.
Federal police said today they had arrested a major methamphetamine trafficker linked to Mexico's most wanted man, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzmán, the latest in a series of blows against the country's largest drug smuggling network.
Members of the Zetas drug cartel plotted with prison guards to orchestrate an elaborate escape and kill 44 of their rivals in one of the worst episodes of prison violence in Mexico, the local state governor said.
Police found 15 bodies piled on top of one another outside a convenience store in western Mexico today, local and federal authorities said.
The activist hacker group Anonymous attacked three Mexican government websites in protest at a proposed bill that seeks to toughen local laws about online file-sharing.
Mexico's envoy in Caracas was briefly seized today in the latest high-profile kidnapping in Venezuela, where violent crime is routinely listed as citizens' No. 1 worry, diplomats and local media said.
A former soldier in the Mexican army was sentenced to 25 years in prison for aiding drug cartels, the attorney general's office said.
A fight between rival gangs inside a prison in northern Mexico left 31 inmates dead in the latest violence to erupt inside the country's overcrowded jails, local officials said yesterday.
Mexican police in the northern city of Torreon found the severed heads of five people killed in a suspected outbreak of drug gang violence.
The head of Mexico's main opposition party resigned amid a scandal surrounding state finances, potentially removing a source of embarrassment for the front-runner in the country's 2012 presidential race.
Mexico prevented the entry of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi to the country, authorities said today.
The Mexican defence ministry paraded before the media today a man suspected of being a senior aide to the country's most wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, the boss of the powerful Sinaloa cartel.
Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica stated that “it’s very difficult to make decisions when you belong to the Mercosur,” during an interview.
Mexican authorities found the burned bodies of 16 people in the home state of the country's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, the attorney general's office of Sinaloa said.
Suspected drug gang hitmen murdered more than 20 people and dumped their bodies in the centre of Mexico's second city of Guadalajara.
The Mexican President, Felipe Calderón, led today the official funeral for the Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake, who died on Friday in a helicopter crash along with seven others.
Mexico's main opposition party edged out President Felipe Calderón's ruling conservatives in a closely fought weekend state election, retaining the upper hand going into next year's presidential vote.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón named the head of the national intelligence agency as new interior minister following the death of Franciso Blake in a helicopter crash last week.
A magnitude-6.5 earthquake has shaken the seabed well off Mexico's Pacific coast, news agencies informed.
Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake was killed in a helicopter crash, a blow to the government as it fights powerful drug cartels.
Pilot error could have caused the helicopter crash that killed Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake on Friday, according to a preliminary investigation cited by a local newspaper on Saturday
Torrential rain in Central America this week that forced thousands to abandon their homes and trapped many more has killed at least 45 people, with Guatemala the worst hit, authorities said today.
Texas law enforcement officials say several Mexican drug cartels are luring American children as young as 11 to work in their smuggling operations.
Hurricane Rina closed in on several Mexican beach resorts on today, prompting evacuations, flight cancellations and advice to tourists to delay their visits to popular getaways like Cancun.
Hurricane Jova bore down on Mexico's Pacific coast today, threatening to hit one of the country's busiest cargo ports and tourist resorts with destructive waves, heavy rainfall and flooding.
Hurricane Jova flooded the streets of Mexico's main Pacific port with torrential rain today, inundating several popular beach resorts and felling trees along the coast.
The army said it has captured the man believed to have ordered the torching of a casino in northern Mexico, killing 52 people in one of the worst attacks on civilians in the country in decades.
Hilary became a hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast, the seventh hurricane of the Pacific season, although its path will probably only brush the coast.
Mexico City lawmakers want to help newlyweds avoid the hassle of divorce by giving them an easy exit strategy: temporary marriage licenses.
The severed heads of two men were found near the Defense Ministry in Mexico City today in one of the most brazen drug-linked killings in the capital, which so far has been spared the worst of gang violence.
Five men have been arrested in connection with an attack last week on a casino in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey that killed 52 people, the state governor of Nuevo Leon, Rodrigo Medina, said today.
Mexican authorities are investigating the murder of two female journalists whose bodies were found in a park in the south of Mexico City.
A strengthening Tropical Storm Nate marched westwards towards Mexico's Gulf coast today and was expected to ramp up to near hurricane force for a Sunday landfall, forecasters said.
Mexican authorities captured and arrested an alleged drug cartel leader of the Juarez drug cartel’s armed wing “La Linea”. The man, José Antonio Acosta Hernández, nicknamed “El Diego,” was said to have ordered over 1,500 murders in the north of Mexico, officials confirmed.
Authorities in Mexico found the decapitated bodies of four men and a woman in Acapulco, the latest in a string of slayings in the popular Pacific resort this week.
Armed men killed at least 20 people in an attack on a casino in northern Mexico that left the building ablaze with gamblers trapped inside, officials said.
The head of the Mexican Bank, Agustin Carstens, aspiring chief of the International Monetary Fund, will arrive in Buenos Aires in the next hours, a source said. He will do so after his visit to Brazil, where he also is gathering support to back his bid as a successor of Dominique Strauss Kahn.
Mexican police arrested a top lieutenant of the Zetas drug cartel who was linked to the murder of a US immigration agent in February, Mexico's security ministry said today.
The Mexican army has seized just under 840 tons of chemicals used for making methamphetamine in a raid in central Mexico, one of the biggest finds of its kind ever made in the country.
Rescuers recovered an 11th body from a collapsed coal mine in northern Mexico late last night and kept searching for three more missing bodies.
Mexican soldiers arrested a suspected drug boss and a police chief accused of protecting him, blaming them for much of the violence terrorizing tourist towns near Mexico City.In an early morning swoop, soldiers captured Victor Valdez, known as "El Gordo Varilla".
In her last activity in Mexico before travelling to Italy, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with members of the Mexican Malvinas solidarity group, with whom she analyzed the possibility of setting up a committee in support of the cause of the Argentine claim of sovereignty over the islands.
Fourteen workers were trapped and feared dead after an explosion at a small coal mine in northern Mexico, authorities said.Rescue workers had not heard from the workers since the 8 a.m. explosion and warned the miners may all be dead unless they were trapped in a pocket with breathable air.
Rescue teams found five bodies inside of a mine in the municipality of Sabinas, Northern Mexico. Fourteen workers were trapped and feared dead after an explosion at the coal mine.
Rescuers pulled an eighth body from a collapsed coal mine in northern Mexico as families gave up hope of finding six other trapped workers alive after an explosion earlier this week.
The toll of murder victims buried in a series of mass graves in northern Mexico has risen to 116, Mexico's attorney general said, blaming the atrocity on the brutal Zetas drug cartel.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's western coast, 16 miles (26 km) northwest of San Marcos in Guerrero, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Mexico extradited the once-powerful drug lord Benjamin Arellano Felix to the United States in a renewed sign of US-Mexican cooperation in the drug fight.
Sixteen-year old María Luz Foguet was last seen on February 23rd and her mother believes she was abducted for human trafficking. According to her mother, the teenager disappeared after attending a meeting with a man who had "promised to make her famous".
The sixteen-year old Argentine girl María Luz Foguet, who had been announced missing in Mexico in February, reappeared at her parent’s house in the city of Veracruz, arriving by her own means and in good health.
The US ambassador to Mexico has resigned, the State Department said, after a public dispute with Mexican President Felipe Calderón over Mexico's handling of efforts to combat drug trafficking.
Fifteen bodies, all but one of them decapitated, were found early on Saturday in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, local media reported.
Freezing weather and snow paralyzed the border city of Ciudad Juárez, knocking out electricity and water in thousands of homes and closing roads and factories.
Mexican officials have presented several captured suspects in line with the murder of US customs agent Jaime Zapata, and injuring of agent Victor Avila after gunmen mistook him for rivals last week in a shoot out.
Mexico's sole Winter Games competitor is a 54-year-old descended from German nobility who looks set to wow the world at Sochi by gracing the ski slopes in a specially-designed mariachi suit.
River Plate won the ‘Superclásico’ after beating Boca Juniors on penalties (4-2) yesterday in a friendly held at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca.
Mexico is to return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015 after a 23-year absence, Alejandro Soberon, president of live events company CIE, confirmed today.
The United States and Mexico, who meet in a crucial World Cup qualifier later this month, are also going head-to-head in the election for a place on FIFA's powerful executive committee.
Argentina's dream of lifting the Under-17 Football World Cup was shattered by a 3-0 reverse to Mexico, who will move on to play Nigeria in the showpiece match of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
Mexico thumped New Zealand 5-1 in the first leg of their qualifying playoff today to take a massive step towards a place in next year's World Cup finals.
Mexico won the Olympic men's soccer title for the first time when they stunned favourites Brazil 2-1 in front of 86,162 fans at Wembley Stadium.
Michael Orozco scored a late winner as the United States upset Mexico 1-0 in a stirring soccer friendly on Wednesday to register their first win away to their arch-rivals.
Argentine coach Antonio Mohamed took Tijuana to their first Mexican league championship five years after being founded and 18 months since their promotion to the first division after a 2-0 win away to favourites Toluca in the second leg of the Apertura final.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón pledged to improve his government's rocky relations with Cuba and seek new trade opportunities when he arrived for a short visit to the communist island.
Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament.
Brazil's dream of winning an elusive Olympic football gold came a step closer to reality when they beat South Korea 3-0 in a one-sided semi-final at Old Trafford.
Argentina’s national football team defeated Mexico 1-0 with a goal netted by Erik Lamela in its debut at the U-20 World Cup played in Colombia.
Argentina and Mexico qualified for the pre-quarter finals of the U20 World Cup held in Colombia. Perazzo’s team clashed North Korea, while the Mexican team drew without goals against England in the last Group F round.
Former Paraguay striker Salvador Cabañas is set to make a professional comeback two years after almost being killed when he was shot in the head in a Mexico City bar in January 2010.
Former Paraguay striker Salvador Cabañas, shot in the head in a Mexico City bar a year ago, trained with a first division team for the first since the incident.
Brazil’s Fluminense defeated Argentinos Juniors' 4-2 leaving the Argentine team out of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup. The Brazilian team and Mexico's América advance to the next round.
Mexico have been hit by their second scandal this month after eight players in the country's Copa América squad were suspended for six months for indiscipline by the national football federation (Femexfut).
The ashes of deceased poet Juan Gelman were this weekend scattered in a stream close to Mexico City, according to the city's secretary of culture, fulfilling the final wishes of the legendary Argentine writer.
The tickets for the show that the ex Beatle Paul McCartney will give at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo will be on sale starting from tomorrow, organizers reported.
French film director Bertrand Bonello will preside over the features film jury during Critics Week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, organisers informed.
Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash after the small jet she was travelling in went down in northern Mexico, her father said yesterday.
US President Barack Obama yesterday cast Mexico as a nation ready to take “its rightful place in the world” and move past the drug battles and violence that have defined its relationship with the United States.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has supported the Mexican Football Federation's (FMF) decision not to punish five Mexico players who tested positive for clenbuterol in May.
Chile beat Mexico 2-1, in the debut match of Group C of Copa America. The match was played played at the Bicentenario stadium in San Juan province. Mexican defender Néstor Araujo scored a first time goal, while Esteban Paredes and Arturo Vidal scored second half goals for Chile and turned the match around.
Peru edged Mexico 1-0 at the Copa América to move level on points at the top of Group C with Chile, who had earlier come from behind to draw 1-1 with Uruguay.
Injured Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani will miss his side's must-win Copa América clash with Mexico while left-back Martin Cáceres is suspended.
The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.
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A late stunner from Wesley Sneijder and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's injury-time penalty gave Netherlands a 2-1 win in the World Cup last 16 over a heart-broken Mexico, who had led throughout the second half thanks to Gio Dos Santos' strike.
Brazil tied with Mexico in Fortaleza, ending the hosts' 10-game winning streak in the process. Brazil were frustrated by a hard-working Mexico defense and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made two outstanding saves to deny Neymar.
Mexico's inspired keeper Guillermo Ochoa ended Brazil's 10-game winning streak but while home fans were frustrated at the lack of goals manager Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side are improving with each match.
Hosts Brazil will look to secure top spot in World Cup Group A and banish doubts about their title credentials when they take on eliminated Cameroon today, while deposed champions Spain bow out against Australia.
"Our bus has shrunk, hahahahaha," Mexican captain Rafael Marquez said on his Twitter account, posting a selfie of himself along with Marco Fabian, Hector Herrera and Alfredo Talavera in a taxi.
Mexico has beat Cameroon 1-0 with a second-half strike by Peralta and join Brazil at the top of World Cup Group A with three points.