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Mexico seizes record 50 tons of meth

Mexico - Mexican marines seized a record 50 tons of crystal meth from a drug lab in the state of Sinaloa, authorities said Friday.The military said it detected the lab in the town of Alcoyonqui, near the state capital Culiacan, and raided it on Thursday.

Mexico's AMLO calls for referendum on thorny new airport

Mexico - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called Friday for a referendum on a controversial new Mexico City airport, setting up a litmus test of his administration's fraught relations with the business sector.

Mexico will hold referendum on new airport: president-elect

Mexico - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he will call a referendum on a controversial new Mexico City airport that he has threatened to axe.

Pentecostal church holds massive 'holy supper' in Mexico

Guadalajara - More than half a million members of a Mexican Pentecostal church called "The Light of the World" held a massive "holy supper" this week, one of the largest religious ceremonies in the world.

'Twelve Apostles' help migrants cross Mexico

C - It is pouring rain, but Norma Romero is standing by the train tracks as she does every night, ready to hand food to migrants crossing Mexico on the freight train known as "The Beast.

A day in the life of seven migrants crossing Mexico

C - From the southern border with Guatemala to the northern border with the United States, AFP spent 24 hours traveling with migrants who are crossing Mexico to chase their American dreams.Here are seven of their stories.

Congresswoman-elect kidnapped in Mexico: official

Pachuca - An incoming member of Mexico's Congress was kidnapped at gunpoint Tuesday, an official said, the latest violent episode surrounding the July 1 elections, the bloodiest in the country's history.

Mexican TV network Televisa denies bribery allegations

Mexico - Mexican station Televisa hit back on Thursday at a lawsuit filed in New York against the world's biggest Spanish-language network alleging it paid "millions of dollars" in bribes to secure World Cup hosting rights.

Op-Ed: NAFTA negotiators hope auto issues can be agreed to this week

US and Mexican North American Free Trade (NAFTA) negotiators hope to reach a deal on auto issues this week. This would allow Canada to rejoin the talks according to three people familiar with the discussions.

New president to inherit a Mexico plagued with grisly violence

Mexico - In the middle of the street, corpses riddled with bullets. Underground, thousands of bodies heaped in clandestine graves. And in the mountains, drug gangs locked in armed conflict with the military.

Op-Ed: Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister hopes for NAFTA agreement soon

Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian foreign affairs minister, said that she is prepared to move quickly forward on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Act once the US and Mexico reach agreement on autos.

Mexico's new leader: 'Nobody will threaten us' with wall

Mexico - Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed Monday his country would not be threatened by a wall, in a thinly veiled rebuke to US President Donald Trump's jabs across the border.

In southern Mexico, dancing to forget the earthquakes

Oaxaca - After the earthquake that devastated Juchitan in southern Mexico in September last year, Jorge Jimenez and his dance troupe sprang into action.The 8.

97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

Durango - An Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames and injuring 97 people, officials said Tuesday.

Dozens injured in Mexican plane crash

Durango - Dozens of people were injured as an airliner crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames, officials said Tuesday.

Mexico hits back over Trump 'murder rate' jibe

Mexico - Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete hit back on Tuesday at Donald Trump's criticism of his country's murder rate by telling the US president to stop the flow of arms across the common border."If they safeguard the...

Mexico arrests alleged drug trafficker over missing Italians

Mexico - Police in Mexico have arrested an alleged drug trafficker in connection with the disappearance of three Italians in January, the attorney general's office said on Monday.

At least five killed in shootout near Mexico's Cancun

Mexico - At least five people were killed and three others wounded in a late Friday shootout between police and criminals near the resort town of Cancun, a magnet for tourists on Mexico's Caribbean coast, local officials said.

Mexico's AMLO asks for UN help to fight corruption, rights abuses

Mexico - Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he is asking the United Nations for help combatting corruption and human rights abuses.

Mexico and Canada stress NAFTA pledge after Trump warning

Mexico - Mexico and Canada reaffirmed their commitment to the NAFTA trilateral agreement on Wednesday despite a veiled threat from United States President Donald Trump 24 hours earlier to walk away from the deal.
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