Mexico

Mexican judge suspends U.S. extradition order for fugitive 'Chapo' Guzman

Photo

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican judge temporarily suspended a U.S. extradition order on Friday for the fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even though the federal attorney general's office had approved it a day earlier.

Photo

Mexican president's approval ratings hit after drug kingpin's escape 31 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Approval ratings for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto have fallen to a new low, a newspaper poll showed on Friday amid a weak economy and after the escape of the country's most notorious criminal from a maximum-security prison.

Photo

Mexico approves U.S. extradition warrant for fugitive kingpin Guzman 31 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican Attorney General's office said on Thursday a judge had approved an order to extradite to the United States drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from prison through a tunnel earlier this month.

Photo

Mexican state hands down historic sentence for femicide 29 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Five men in northern Mexico were sentenced to an unprecedented 697 years in prison for the gender-driven killing of 11 women, in a state where hundreds of young women have been murdered since 1990.

Photo

Mexico fire coach Herrera after alleged punching incident 29 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Miguel Herrera, Mexico's national football team coach, was fired on Tuesday, a day after he allegedly punched a reporter who had criticized his team's performance in the recent Copa America and Gold Cup tournaments.

Photo

Mexico beat Jamaica for CONCACAF Gold Cup 27 Jul 2015

- Mexico spoiled Jamaica’s first trip to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final with a dominant 3-1 triumph on Sunday that gave them a record seventh Cup title.

Panama's Penedo banned for pushing official, team fined 25 Jul 2015

- Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and fellow player Luis Tejada have been suspended for two matches and the nation's federation fined after their Gold Cup semi-final loss to Mexico, the CONCACAF Gold Cup disciplinary committee said on Friday.

Photo

Hamilton fastest, Perez unhurt after crash 24 Jul 2015

BUDAPEST - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both Hungarian Grand Prix practice sessions on Friday after Mexican Sergio Perez walked away unscathed from a spectacular rolling crash.

Photo

Damning report on missing Mexican students says 'justice neglected' 24 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - An independent Mexican commission said on Thursday it found serious flaws in an investigation into the apparent massacre of 43 students last year, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto over a scandal that has battered his administration.

Photo

Mexican government says poverty rate rose to 46.2 percent in 2014 23 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Two million more Mexicans fell into poverty between 2012 and 2014, government data showed on Thursday, highlighting the challenges President Enrique Pena Nieto faces in meeting pledges to lift millions out of need.

Photo

Exclusive - Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises spectre of split

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.