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'Juarez is Love': City hosting pope sheds murder image

Juarez - Billboards with pictures of Pope Francis welcome the pontiff to Mexico's former murder capital with the inviting phrase "Juarez is Love," as the northern border works to shed its violent image.

Actress 'will not go' to Mexico to be quizzed on 'El Chapo'

- Actress Kate del Castillo is ready to answer questions about her links to drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, but only if quizzed on US soil, her attorney said.

Op-Ed: Amir Khan's speed not enough to address Alvarez's awesome power

British fighter Amir Khan has what it takes to pull off an upset against Mexican boxing superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez when they clash in Las Vegas on May 7 in what appears to be one of this year's biggest boxing events.

Mexico actress seeks to block any arrest in Chapo case

- Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo is seeking an injunction to block any attempts to arrest her over an investigation into her links to drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Oscar de la Hoya sees no mismatch in Alvarez-Khan fight

Golden Boy Promotions President & Chief Executive Officer Oscar de la Hoya assures boxing fans there is no mismatch in the upcoming Alvarez-Khan fight which has been set for May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada,

Amir Khan back to Golden Boy for Alvarez fight on May 7 in Vegas

Former WBA and IBF light welterweight titlist Amir Khan has returned to the fold of his former promoter Golden Boy Promotions to face Mexican boxing superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mexico arrests alleged leader of Beltran Leyva cartel

- Mexico has arrested the alleged leader of the remnants of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel, officials said Monday.

Nine killed at teen birthday party in southern Mexico

Acapulco - A teenager's 15th birthday party became the scene of a ghastly massacre in southern Mexico where nine people were fatally shot, including two minors, officials said on Monday.

Mexico arrests gang members on U.S. border in joint op

- Mexican police arrested up to 24 members of the Sinaloa drug cartel in a joint operation with the US that also netted a cache of heavy weaponry and drugs, officials said Sunday.

Antonio Margarito makes weight limit 5 weeks before return fight

Former WBA, WBO and IBF welterweight champion Antonio Margarito is about to make it to the middleweight limit of 160 pounds for his comeback fight against Jorge Paez, Jr. set for March 5 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal.

S.F. waterfront slaying suspect claims 2015 killing was accident

San Francisco - The suspect in what seems to have been a random slaying on the San Francisco waterfront has asked for the most serious charge against him — second-degree murder — to be dismissed.

From DF to CDMX, Mexico City changes name and status

- Mexico's sprawling capital changed its official name on Friday as it launched steps to become virtually like a federal state.

Mexican cops again at center of a mass disappearance

Tierra Blanca - For more than two weeks, the parents of five missing young people have been living inside a Mexican state prosecutor's office in an attempt to pressure authorities to find their children.The parents spent the first night sitting on cold plastic chairs....

Pope to plead for justice in Mexico visit: Archbishop

- Pope Francis will call for justice for victims of violence during his visit to Mexico and plead for a more humane treatment of migrants, the country's archbishop said Thursday.

Microbes used to increase hydrocarbon recovery

Mexico - Microbial technology appears to provide the means of improving hydrocarbon recovery from oil wells, according to a new study. The research is based on using the microorganisms found in extracted oil.

Minaret and Muslims in Mexican city set to host pope

San Crist - The domed mosque with a minaret rises above small homes in a seemingly unlikely place: A southern Mexican indigenous city that will greet Pope Francis in three weeks.

Mexican authorities recount Chapo hunt in epic video

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman wanted to make a biopic about himself. Instead, authorities produced their own revealing video about his Hollywood-like recapture.

U.S. 'affluenza' teen faces Mexico deportation soon

- A US teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a deadly Texas drunk-driving accident could soon be deported from Mexico after dropping an appeal, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws

- Mexico opened on Tuesday a national debate on prohibitionist marijuana laws, as the government appeared open to legalizing medical cannabis use.

In Mexico, a carpenter for three popes awaits Francis

Zapopan - Carpenter Agustin Parra Echauri has worked for two pontiffs, and now his employees are busy hand-carving chairs and an altar for Pope Francis, set to arrive in Mexico in February.
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