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FBI flies 2007 murder suspect to Tacoma after 9 years on run

A suspect in a 2007 drive-by killing of a victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time has been brought back to Tacoma from Mexico after nine …

22 arbitrarily executed by federal police, Mexico human rights commission finds

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says it has concluded that 22 people were arbitrarily executed by federal police on a ranch in the western state of Michoacan last year.

Drug lord son may be among those kidnapped at Mexico resort

The son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, …

Gunmen abduct people from Puerto Vallarta restaurant

Mexican authorities say armed men have abducted multiple people from an upscale restaurant in the popular beach resort city of Puerto Vallarta.

Authorities: Seattle heroin traffickers indicted

The alleged leader of a heroin trafficking organization tied to Seattle has been arrested in Mexico and returned to the U.S. to face charges, authorities said Thursday.

Beauty pageant head killed in Mexico, 5 killed outside bar

Authorities in northern Mexico said Tuesday the murder of the director of the Miss World Mexico beauty pageant was a targeted killing.

Feds bust drug ring that labeled containers as sea cucumbers

An international drug ring that used containers labeled “sea cucumbers” to send millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl to western New York via California and Mexico has …

Javier aims for Mexico’s Baja; 45 dead from earlier storm

Tropical Storm Javier pushed closer to the resort city of Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday as the death toll from former Hurricane …

New storm forms off Mexico; toll from earlier storm hits 39

The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grew to 18 in Mexico on Sunday as a new tropical storm formed off the country’s Pacific Coast.

Hurricane Earl drenching Belize, then heading for Mexico

Hurricane Earl bore down on the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with the danger of high surf and winds, while also threatening neighboring Guatemala and southern Mexico with …

Deadly weather system strengthens, now Tropical Storm Earl

A weather system that already has caused at least six deaths in the Dominican Republic has been designated as Tropical Storm Earl.

Homicides rise 15.4 percent in Mexico in 1st half of 2016

Mexican government figures released Thursday say homicides rose 15.4 percent in the first half of 2016 from the same period of last year.

11 dead in bus accident on Mexico’s Caribbean coast

Eleven tourists, all apparently Mexican citizens, were killed in a bus crash Monday on a highway south of the resort town of Tulum.

UPDATED: Wed., June 29, 2016, 4:48 p.m.

North America leaders urge against Trump’s isolationism

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico convened a summit Wednesday intended to reaffirm their close cooperation on security, the environment and trade at a time of rising …

Trump’s failed Baja resort fits business pattern

When Stephenee Simms heard in 2006 that Donald Trump was building condo towers in Baja California, Mexico, the lure of a posh weekend getaway on the rustic coast just south …

Earthquake hits southern Mexico, sways tall buildings in capital

A strong earthquake struck in southern Mexico on Monday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.

Brother pleads guilty for part in rural Washington killings

One of two brothers who had been charged with killing a rural Washington state couple and burying their remains has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony rendering criminal assistance.

Trump orders surrogates to intensify criticism of judge and journalists

An embattled Donald Trump urgently rallied his most visible supporters to defend his attacks on a federal judge’s Mexican ancestry during a conference call on Monday in which he ordered …

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido overpowered kidnappers

About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man’s pistol …

One of FBI’s most-wanted fugitives caught on Mexican border

Authorities say one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives has been captured on the border with Mexico, a man wanted in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to U.S.

Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.

Mexico lowers 2016 GDP forecast, sees 2.2 to 3.2 pct growth

Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls “adverse” international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States.

UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 3:10 p.m.

Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday proposed legalizing gay marriage, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional …

‘El Chapo’ extradition approved by second Mexican judge

A second Mexican judge has ruled that the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.

Wal-Mart shareholder suit over bribery allegations dismissed

A judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit over alleged bribery involving Wal-Mart’s operations in Mexico.

Mexico City declares 3rd day of traffic cuts over high smog

Mexico City is ordering 40 percent of cars and trucks to stay off the streets Thursday, extending for a third day a traffic cutback aimed at lessening pollution.

Brothers wanted in Washington killings spotted in Mexico

Two brothers charged with murder in the presumed killing of a missing Washington state couple have been spotted in Mexico, and authorities are seeking the records of a cellphone they …

Year-round flights to Mexico from Sea-Tac airport to start

Year-round flights to Mexico from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will start in July. Port of Seattle officials said in a Thursday news release that Volaris Airlines will fly between Guadalajara and …

Gunmen in Acapulco attack police at headquarters, hotel

Armed men in Mexico have launched near-simultaneous assaults on police in the resort city of Acapulco, setting off shootouts in which one attacker was killed and one officer wounded.

Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he will ask Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce. Mexico had previously …