Mexico arrests drug lord Beltran Leyva posing as businessman


MEXICO CITY - Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the most notorious Mexican drug lords still at large, was captured on Wednesday by soldiers at a seafood restaurant in a picturesque town in central Mexico popular with American retirees.

Mexico captures drug lord Beltran Leyva - government source 1:03am BST

MEXICO CITY - Hector Beltran Leyva, head of a family crime syndicate that waged a bloody conflict in Mexico with a former ally, drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, was captured on Wednesday, an interior ministry source said.


Mexico conservative party leader Madero stands down temporarily 01 Oct 2014

MEXICO CITY - The leader of Mexico's biggest opposition party is stepping aside temporarily to seek a congressional seat next year at which time he could resume his post as party leader.

Restive Mexican state scours for dozens missing after rash of violence 30 Sep 2014

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities searched the violent western state of Guerrero on Tuesday for nearly four dozen people who were still missing days after a series of clashes involving students, police, and armed men, and the state governor said photos showed police had taken some of them away.

Record number of Mexicans crime victims in 2013 - poll 30 Sep 2014

MEXICO CITY - While Mexico's government says the country is getting safer, a record number of Mexicans were victims of crime last year, according to a survey by national statistics institute INEGI published on Tuesday.

All aboard the 'Corruptour' for a glimpse of Mexico's graft 30 Sep 2014

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Visitors looking to explore the dark side of Mexico's northern industrial city of Monterrey board a striking blue bus, painted with the faces of local politicians alongside pigs and rats clutching bags of money.

At least 18 killed in shootings and clashes in Mexico 28 Sep 2014

MEXICO CITY - Eleven men died in a gunfight in northern Mexico and at least seven people, including an opposition politician, have been killed in violence in the southwest of the country, authorities said on Sunday.


Ronaldinho's Queretaro equalise with controversial penalty 27 Sep 2014

MEXICO CITY - A controversial penalty gave Ronaldinho’s Queretaro a 1-1 draw at home to Toluca while Mexico wing back Miguel Layun scored four goals in America’s 4-1 rout of Santos Laguna in the Apertura championship.

Eight Mexican military detained over alleged gang shootout 26 Sep 2014

MEXICO CITY - Mexico has detained eight military personnel involved in an alleged shootout in June that killed 22 suspected gang members, the defence ministry said in a statement on Thursday.


Exclusive: P&G, Hasbro in crosshairs of Mexico's taxman - sources 25 Sep 2014

MEXICO CITY - The world's largest household product maker Procter & Gamble and No. 2 toymaker Hasbro are at the heart of a Mexican probe into tax avoidance that could cost the firms hundreds of millions of dollars in back-taxes between them, sources told Reuters.


Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resign

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. | Video