Mexico president vows to reform police, battle organised crime


MEXICO CITY - Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday proposed simplifying Mexico's chaotic police structure and a new law to stop collusion between officials and gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of 43 students in September.

Factbox - Mexican president's law and order proposals after massacre 8:44pm GMT

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday outlined a number of reforms aimed at strengthening law and order at the federal and local level in the wake of an apparent massacre of 43 student-teachers.

11 corpses dumped in same Mexico state as apparent student massacre 6:28pm GMT

MEXICO CITY - Eleven mutilated corpses, many of them decapitated, were found dumped by the roadside in southwest Mexico on Thursday in the same state where 43 trainee teachers were abducted and apparently massacred two months ago, local authorities said.


Mexican billionaire Slim to take top stake in Spanish builder FCC 4:00pm GMT

MADRID - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is set to become the largest investor in Spanish builder FCC after agreeing to buy top shareholder Esther Koplowitz's part of a $1.3 billion capital increase.


Same firm, new house: Mexico leader's conflict-of-interest storm grows 26 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faced fresh questions on Wednesday about his dealings with a company at the centre of a conflict-of-interest scandal, after it emerged that he enjoyed rent-free use of a house belonging to the firm as a campaign office.

Elder statesman of Mexico's main leftist party resigns 26 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - The elder statesman of Mexico's main leftist political party resigned his membership on Tuesday, citing "profound differences" with the party's leadership over how to root out what he has described as worsening corruption within its ranks.


Mexico's embattled government poised to unveil law and order measures 25 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Following mass protests in Mexico over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers two months ago, the government will unveil measures this week designed to improve policing and fix a failing justice system, lawmakers said on Tuesday.


Saudi, Russia pre-OPEC talks yield no oil output cut 25 Nov 2014

VIENNA - Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to cut output despite a collapse in prices.


Mired in crisis, Mexican president aided by discredited opposition 24 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Deep anger over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers has plunged Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto into his worst crisis as president, but with no credible opposition in sight, mass protests look unlikely to force him from power.

Mexico cuts 2014 growth forecast after surprisingly weak third quarter 23 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's finance ministry cut its 2014 growth forecast on Friday after the economy grew unexpectedly slowly in the third quarter in a modest recovery that is now also threatened by rising social unrest.


Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

KABUL - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. | Video