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After falling, homicides up again in Mexico in 2015

- More than 20,500 homicides were committed in Mexico in 2015, rising slightly from 2014 after murders had fallen for three consecutive years, official figures showed on Monday.

Mexican drug lord denies killing US agent

- A veteran Mexican drug lord wanted by the United States for the 1985 murder of a US undercover agent has denied killing the man and insisted that he has left the crime world.

Mayor, four people shot dead in southern Mexico

Gutierrez - A mayor and two local officials were among five people shot dead during a protest on Saturday in a southern Mexico town with a history of religious and political conflict.

Mexico rallies resources after reporter's slaying

- Mexico's top prosecutor said Saturday it has launched a comprehensive investigation of the murder of reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas.

Police testify over Mexican journalist's murder

Coatzacoalcos - Eight Mexican police officers appeared before investigators Thursday to testify over the murder of a journalist, as his family accused agents present during the homicide of letting the killers flee.

Mexican musician decapitated, wife and son killed

Oaxaca De Ju - Gunmen burst into a musician's home in southern Mexico before dawn on Thursday, decapitated him and killed his wife and son, police said.

Mexico to contact Trump, Clinton camps

- Mexico's government, which has criticized Donald Trump's vow to build a huge border wall, said Thursday it will contact the Republican candidate's campaign and his Democratic rival after their conventions.

Another journalist killed in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - A Mexican journalist was shot dead in front of his wife and two adult children outside his home in a crime-ridden eastern state where 18 other reporters have been murdered since 2010.

In hot Acapulco, too many bodies in morgue's fridges

Acapulco - Morgue workers lift a dismembered male body dumped on the street of a poor Acapulco neighborhood in broad daylight, then pick up his severed leg and a bag containing his head.

Eight fishermen from same family murdered in Mexico

Oaxaca De Ju - Gunmen burst into a home and killed eight shark fishermen from the same family in Mexico's Pacific beach resort of Puerto Escondido, authorities said Tuesday.

Mexican president apologizes over mansion scandal

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto apologized and admitted committing an error on Monday over his wife's purchase of a $7 million mansion from a government contractor as he signed anti-corruption legislation.

Mexico's Olympians get condoms over Zika fears

- Mexican athletes received on Monday an anti-Zika kit for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, including Mosquito repellent, antibacterial hand gel and condoms.

The dreaded deportations that would surge under Trump

Tijuana - The bell rings at the gate of the Tijuana border post as US agents return 12 Mexicans home with their belongings inside paper bags and backpacks.

Trump's wall plans aggravate open wounds in Mexico

Tijuana - Maurilio Salcido takes off his hat to press as close as possible to the wall dividing Mexico and the United States, setting eyes on his son for the first time in 15 years.

El Chapo going 'crazy' in jail: Lawyer

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is losing both his mind and his hair because of the "psychological turmoil" he faces in maximum-security prison, one of his lawyers said Thursday.

10 prison inmates escape in Mexico beach resort Cancun

- Ten inmates escaped in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Cancun by jumping the prison wall, in the latest jailbreak to hit the country's scandal-plagued penitentiary system.

Homophobia up in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

- Homophobia has surged in Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in May, a gay rights group said Tuesday, reporting 26 hate-fueled murders this year.

Mexican soldiers kill five suspected criminals

- Mexican soldiers killed five suspected criminals in a gunfight in a northern state where 14 other people were murdered over the weekend, authorities said.

Slain Mexican student's face eaten by animals

- Animals ate the face of a student after he was tortured and killed in southern Mexico on the same night that 43 of his classmates disappeared, a human rights body said Monday.

Mexico tells Trump if he wants a wall, he can build it

- Mexico's president hit back at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that if elected, he would make Mexico build a wall along its US border.
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