Four cartels are battling it out for the lucrative US$1.5 billion dollar avocado trade in western Mexico, the office of a state attorney general has revealed.
Mexico’s president backed the head of the national electricity company, despite charges that he concealed some of his business dealings and made substantial, illicit profits, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
Mexican courts have exonerated 24 individuals suspected of involvement in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students, the Undersecretary of Human Rights, Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez, announced in a Sunday press conference.
A Mexican activist’s family has been looking for answers for a decade, even in Canadian courts. A memorial to Mariano Abarca Roblero. 2010. (Credit: Dawn Paley)
For the twelfth time this year, a journalist has been killed in Mexico, the most dangerous Latin American country for investigators, where dozens of reporters were assassinated over the past decade, human rights advocates said Saturday.
Hundreds of women filled the streets of Mexico City on Friday night to demand greater safety for women and justice for two teenage girls who were allegedly raped by policemen.
Argentine authorities have released a businessman with dual citizenship who was briefly detained on charges of tax evasion, despite Mexico’s appeal for extradition, the BBC reported Sunday.
Mexican authorities arrested former minister Rosario Robles on Tuesday after prosecutors accused her of having diverted more than 5 billion pesos (US$250 million) from the public treasury, the New York Times reported.
Bullet-filled bodies of nine people were found early Thursday morning hanging on a bridge decorated with avocado murals in Uruapan, Mexico, photos posted to Twitter showed. Next to the bodies, a white banner hung with a message threatening residents if they helped certain individuals they would end up like the victims on the bridge.
Police in Mexico and Argentina have repurposed luxury cars seized from criminals, even though officers have been accused of corruption and affiliating with organized crime groups, InSight Crimereported on Monday.
How a Mexican narco-trafficker found safe haven on Bolivian cattle ranches.
The Mexican Government auctioned on Sunday luxurious properties seized from criminal cartels, raising only one third of the expected US$8.8 million as buyers showed limited appetite for gang safe houses and mansions with swimming pools and escape tunnels that belonged to drug traffickers.
Mexican avocado growers ran ads in national newspapers on Friday begging the government to help protect their produce from organized crime as it’s sent for export around the world, local media reported.
Mexican journalist Norma Sarabia Garduza, who reported on organized crime in the country’s southeast Tabasco State, was murdered Tuesday evening in front of her home in the city of Huimanguillo, the State Attorney confirmed. Norma Sarabia is the sixth journalist killed in Mexico this year.
Mexico’s Finance Ministry announced on Monday that it had frozen the bank accounts of Emilio Lozoya Austin, the former head of the state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), due to allegations of corruption.
After the United States sanctioned a Mexican judge and a former governor for allegedly taking bribes from drug cartels, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador announced on Tuesday that he will go after other judges who have made similar deals.
Animal conservationists have warned that only 10 vaquitas are left in the world and have urged Mexico to eradicate illegal fishing in the northern Gulf of California, the animal’s sole habitat.
A Mexican journalist who reported on organized crime and drug gangs was shot dead on Friday at his home in northern Sonora state. He became the third reporter murdered in the country this year.
A federal jury in Laredo, Texas found six individuals guilty in connection with a two-year multi-million dollar money laundering scheme, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
Jesus Eugenio Ramos Rodriguez has become the second journalist to be murdered in Mexico so far this year, after he was shot while having breakfast on Saturday morning.
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