Pope urges peace in Mexico's poor, violent corners


MEXICO CITY From the U.S. border to the indigenous south, Pope Francis will visit some of the poorest and most violent corners of Mexico on his five-day trip and celebrates Mass on Saturday before an image of the country's patroness, the Virgin of Guadalupe.


HSBC sued by families of victims in drug money laundering case 10 Feb 2016

HSBC has been sued by the families of U.S. citizens murdered by drug gangs in Mexico, claiming the bank let cartels launder billions of dollars to operate their business.

Kidnapped journalist found dead in central Mexico 10 Feb 2016

MEXICO CITY A Mexican journalist kidnapped in the violent state of Veracruz on was found dead on Tuesday, the prosecutors' office in neighbouring Puebla state said, the latest victim of a wave of attacks on reporters in the country.


Forensic team finds remains in Mexico dump, but no sign of 43 students 10 Feb 2016

MEXICO CITY Argentine forensics experts said on Tuesday they had found the remains of 19 people in a dump in southwestern Mexico where the government claimed 43 missing students were incinerated in 2014, but no sign of the students.


Fire on Mexico Pemex platform kills three workers, now under control 08 Feb 2016

MEXICO CITY Three workers were killed and at least seven injured when a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the latest in a string of incidents is now under control, the Mexican oil giant said via Twitter on Sunday.


Decrying graft, Pope to tour poor, violent corners of Mexico 07 Feb 2016

MEXICO CITY Pope Francis will visit some of the poorest and most violent corners of Mexico on his first visit as pontiff, and will also head to the northern border to address the plight of migrants trying to reach the United States.


Goodell dangles expansion carrot to London 05 Feb 2016

SAN FRANCISCO The NFL continued to build its global brand on Friday when commissioner Roger Goodell announced Mexico will host a game next season and dangled a carrot to British fans saying a team in London was a realistic possibility.

Mexican ombudsman accuses marines of torture, assault 05 Feb 2016

MEXICO CITY Troops from Mexico's marines tortured four people and sexually assaulted three in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz in 2012, an independent human rights commission said on Thursday.


Mexico health ministry downplays Zika threat to tourism 03 Feb 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexico's health ministry on Wednesday sought to play down any impact on its tourism industry from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, emphasizing the disease was under control and far from its main tourist centres.


Pope Francis urges Mexico - Fight corruption, drug violence 03 Feb 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexicans should battle against corruption and grisly drug gang violence, Pope Francis urged on Wednesday, just days before he is set to make his first tour of some of Mexico's most violence-scarred regions as pontiff.


Russia casts doubt on Syria ceasefire deal as army gains ground

MUNICH/BEIRUT Russia said on Saturday a ceasefire deal for Syria agreed by major powers was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by further Russian air strikes gained more ground against rebels near Aleppo.