• Mexico Dec 18, 2020

    Ex-Governor of Mexico's Jalisco State Shot to Death at Puerto Vallarta Restaurant

    The former governor of Mexico’s troubled western state of Jalisco is dead after an assailant shot him to death at a restaurant in the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta

  • NBC Jul 3, 2019

    Freak Summer Hailstorm Leaves Guadalajara Covered in Ice Overnight

    Residents in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara in the State of Jalisco, Mexico, woke up buried in hail Sunday morning after an unusual freak summer hailstorm hit overnight. The phenomenon left six suburbs of Guadalajara, the state’s capital, covered in thick hail, with up to five-feet of accumulation in some areas burying cars and trucks, and leaving people trapped in...

  • California Apr 28, 2019

    Mexican Man Traps Himself in Hole Dug to Spy on Ex

    Officials in northern Mexico said a man accidentally trapped himself in a hole he’d dug so that he could spy surreptitiously on his former girlfriend, in violation of a restraining order. The attorney general’s office for the state of Sonora said Sunday that the 50-year-old spent days digging the hole in Puerto Penasco, on the Gulf of California, only to...

  • Las Vegas Nov 15, 2018

    Maná Honored as Latin Grammys' Person of the Year

    Mexican rock band Maná became the first group ever to be honored as the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year Wednesday, when its four members were recognized during a star-studded tribute concert for their creative accomplishments and philanthropic efforts. Lead vocalist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bass player Juan Calleros received a crystal trophy before...

  • Associated Press Oct 25, 2018

    Hurricane Willa: Storm Dissipates But Evacuations Continue, Towns Cut Off

    Emergency workers struggled to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Hurricane Willa, and the storm continued to force evacuations Wednesday due to fear of flooding even as it dissipated over northern Mexico. Thousands of homes were still without power. There were no immediate reports of deaths or missing people, but the storm’s 120 mph (195 kph) winds...

  • Mexico Oct 24, 2018

    Category 3 Hurricane Willa Hits Mexico's Coast, Starts to Weaken

    Hurricane Willa swept onto Mexico’s Pacific mainland with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday night, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the dangerous Category 3 storm hit near Isla del Bosque in Sinaloa state, and federal officials said there were early reports of...

  • Mexico Oct 23, 2018

    Category 4 Hurricane Willa Threatens Mexico's Pacific Coast

    A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) Monday night, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. Farther south, Mexican officials reported 12 deaths related to heavy rains from Tropical Storm Vicente. After briefly reaching Category 5 strength, Willa’s maximum sustained winds weakened some. But it...

  • Mexico Aug 21, 2018

    Mexican City of Guadalajara Changes Laws to Allow Sex in Public

    The authorities of the city of Guadalajara, considered to be one of the most conservative cities in Mexico, approved a law that allows sexual relations in public view, unless there’s a public complaint. With the legal reforms, the police will no longer have the authority to sanction public sex acts, so long as there isn’t a complaint from a third...

  • NBC Apr 24, 2018

    Missing Mexican Students Were Killed, Dissolved in Acid: Officials

    Authorities said Monday that three Mexican film students who went missing in March in Guadalajara were kidnapped, tortured and killed, and their bodies were dissolved in acid, NBC News reported. Javier Salomón Aceves Gastélum, Daniel Díaz, and Marco Ávalo were last seen on March 19 in the municipality of Tonala, in the state of Jalisco, filming a class project during...

  • Mexico Jul 22, 2017

    Mexico Murders Up With Deadliest Month in at Least 20 Years

    Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. Killings rose in states ranging from the tourist haven of Baja California Sur to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and even in Mexico City, long considered a relative oasis from drug gang violence. For the...

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