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DEA Ousted Mexico Chief Over Ties to Drug Lawyers

Nicholas Palmeri tried to expense his own birthday party

(Newser) - The Drug Enforcement Administration quietly removed its top official in Mexico last year over improper contact with lawyers for narcotraffickers, an embarrassing end to a brief tenure marked by deteriorating cooperation between the countries and a record flow of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl across the border. Nicholas Palmeri's socializing...

Police Riot Over Gangs Killing Officers

Demonstrators in Haiti go to prime minister's residence

(Newser) - Police became rioters in Haiti's capital, protesting government inaction after gangs killed their fellow officers. News reports said the demonstrators breached the gates of the prime minister's residence in Port-au-Prince on Thursday and tried to invade the airport, per the BBC . They shot into the air, blocked roads,...

Battle After Arrest of Cartel Scion Kills 29

Mexican government says 10 troops were lost as fighting spread

(Newser) - Mexico said Friday the battle sparked by its arrest of Ovidio Guzman has resulted in at least 29 deaths, demonstrating the enduring might of his father's drug cartel. Gunmen with the Sinaloa cartel opened fire on troops in an armored convoy trying to arrest Guzman on Thursday with .50-caliber...

Fans Rage Against Ticketmaster After Bad Bunny Concert Fiasco

Ticketholders with real tickets were turned away from Mexico City show due to influx of fake tickets

(Newser) - Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper and singer known for such hits as "Moscow Mule" and "I Like It," performed in Mexico City on Friday and Saturday night, the final shows on his World's Hottest Tour across North America and Latin America, and he was filled...

'La Barbie' Drug Lord No Longer in BOP Custody

Mexico wants to know what happened to man who was serving 49-year sentence

(Newser) - Mexico would like American authorities to explain what has happened to Edgar Valdez Villarreal, a drug lord who was extradited to the US after his capture in 2010 but is now listed as no longer in federal Bureau of Prisons custody. Valdez, nicknamed "La Barbie" because of his light...

There's a Corn War Brewing Between US and Mexico

Obrador promised to ban GMO corn, and American farmers are deeply concerned

(Newser) - The US and Mexico are in a major row over corn, and US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met Monday with Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to try to smooth things over. Per the BBC , Vilsack praised Obrador for continuing a productive dialogue but also warned that...

Ariz. Professor Dies on Family Trip to Mexico

Her husband remains missing

(Newser) - A family kayaking trip turned unimaginably tragic last week, as confirmed Sunday when the body of an Arizona wife and mother was found. Her husband remains missing. Northern Arizona University professor Yeon-Su Kim had gone with her husband Corey Allen and their teenage daughter to Mexico for the Thanksgiving holiday...

Extradition Process Underway After NC Woman Dies in Mexico

Shanquella Robinson died as a result of 'direct attack' involving friend, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Mexico are working to extradite a female friend of a North Carolina woman who was found dead in a vacation rental property in Cabo San Lucas. Authorities say 25-year-old Shanquelle Robinson died as the result of a "direct attack" involving one of her friends last month and...

Mexico's Stolen 'Treasure' Turns Up in Massachusetts

495-year-old document signed by Hernando Cortes was taken from national archives

(Newser) - The FBI in Boston has recovered a nearly 500-year-old manuscript signed by the man whose expedition caused the fall of the Aztec Empire. The handwritten payment order signed by Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortés, which had been listed for auction in Massachusetts, is believed to have been stolen from Mexico'...

Roslyn Hits Mexico, Misses Resorts
Roslyn Hits Mexico,
Misses Resorts

Roslyn Hits Mexico, Misses Resorts

Forecasters warn dangerous storm surge, mudslides are possible

(Newser) - Hurricane Roslyn slammed into a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast between the resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan on Sunday morning and quickly moved inland. By Sunday morning, Roslyn remained a major hurricane with winds of 120mph, down only slightly from its peak of 130mph. The US...

Border Patrol Found More Than Pulp Inside These Pumpkins

Officials discovered $400K worth of meth in gourds arriving from Mexico

(Newser) - Last week, more than $300,000 worth of methamphetamine was uncovered at Texas' Eagle Pass Port of Entry, across from Piedras Negras in Mexico. This week, drug smugglers got a little more creative with their meth stash: cramming it into four condom-filled pumpkins, reports NBC News . A release from Customs...

'I Think I Am Going to Have to Kill This Girl'

Cops say that's what Daniel Chacon's uncle claims his nephew told him day before mom of 4 was slain

(Newser) - Two days after a mother of four's body was found in her SUV in Texas, and after an extensive manhunt, her ex-boyfriend has been nabbed in Mexico. Officers from the Pasadena Police Department confirmed Thursday that Daniel Chacon, 30, the primary "person of interest" in the murder of...

Viewers Aren't Amused by Baking Show's 'Mexico Week'

UK audience points out stereotypes

(Newser) - The Great British Bake Off could have researched traditional Mexican baking and the differences between favorites such as pastes Hidalguenses and pastes (cakes) in Britain. But that's not what happened during the program's "Mexico Week" episode that aired Tuesday in the UK, a professor of Mexican cultural...

Drug Gang Storms Mexican City Hall, Guns Down 20

Mayor and his father among the dead in ambush in San Miguel Totolapan, in Guerrero state

(Newser) - A drug gang shot to death 20 people, including a mayor and his father, in the mountains of southern Mexico, officials said Thursday. A video posted on social media showed men who identified themselves as the Tequileros gang claiming responsibility for the mass shooting in the state of Guerrero. The...

Mexico Prepares for Hurricane
Mexico Prepares for Hurricane

Mexico Prepares for Hurricane

Orlene picks up strength en route

(Newser) - Hurricane Orlene gained strength Sunday as it headed toward western Mexico, where the US National Hurricane Center warned the "extremely dangerous" storm could cause life-threatening flooding. The storm became a hurricane on Saturday and was posting maximum sustained winds up to 130mph on its way to the coast, USA ...

Another Strong Quake Shakes Mexico
6.8 Quake Rattles Mexico City

6.8 Quake Rattles Mexico City

President said it was aftershock from Monday's quake

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico early Thursday, causing buildings to sway and leaving at least one person dead in the nation's capital. The earthquake struck shortly after 1am, just three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Mexico , killing...

Strong 7.6 Quake Hits Mexico's Pacific Coast
Mexico Shaken by
3rd Major Sept. 19 Quake
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Mexico Shaken by 3rd Major Sept. 19 Quake

At least one person died in 7.6 quake

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes. There were at least some early...

Southwest Pilot's Warning Was an Odd One

It wasn't about turbulence or an overbooked flight, but a passenger sending nude pics

(Newser) - What happens in Texas apparently doesn't stay in Texas, because what took place on one Southwest Airlines flight getting ready to fly to Mexico is now making headlines all over the globe. That's thanks to a now-viral TikTok video taken by Teighlor Marsalis, who tells CNN she recorded...

Mom Searching for Abducted Son Is Slain in Mexico

Rosario Rodríguez Barraza killed on day dedicated to the disappeared

(Newser) - Yet another mother searching for her disappeared son has been killed in northern Mexico, becoming the third volunteer search activist killed in Mexico since 2021. Rubén Rocha Moya, the governor of the northern state of Sinaloa, identified the dead woman Wednesday as Rosario Rodríguez Barraza—"a tireless...

Official Offers Grim Update on Missing Mexican College Students

6 of 43 'disappeared' students were allegedly kept alive for days, then ordered killed by army colonel

(Newser) - Six of the 43 college students who "disappeared" in 2014 were allegedly kept alive in a warehouse for days, then turned over to the local army commander, who ordered them killed, the Mexican government official leading a truth commission said Friday. Interior Undersecretary Alejandro Encinas made the shocking revelation...

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