oecd report

Some high scores for MX in OECD report

Mexico is in top five for productivity in information sector

Mexico ranks highly in some areas related to science, technology and industry but lags behind in others, according to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development FULL STORY

Construction site where four houses collapsed yesterday.

4 houses destroyed; tower project blamed

1 person dead, 1 missing after collapse of houses next to construction site

The construction of a 23-story building in the capital of Nuevo León was suspended in October but that was too late to prevent one person’s death after four adjacent houses FULL STORY

River otter in the Chihuahua reserve.

River otter captured by reserve’s cameras

Until now only paw prints showed the otter's presence in the Chihuahua reserve

The only previous evidence of river otters in a protected area in Chihuahua were a few paw prints. But now there are photographs and video, thanks to wildlife conservation and FULL STORY

Villa, third from right, and fellow revolutionaries.

Making peace with the Mexican Revolution

It's time to see it for what it really was: a war with no winners

My great-granduncle Aureliano Muñiz, whose identification card appears on this page, was a veteran of the Mexican Revolution, which began November 20, 1910, and concluded 10 years later. He and FULL STORY

Osorio Chong in the Senate yesterday.

Security system is from ‘the last century’

After Mexico's worst month for homicides, interior secretary appears before senators

Reforming Mexico’s outdated security system is essential to address rising crime in the “very complex” situation that is confronting the country, Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said yesterday. Appearing FULL STORY

Sandbags divert the flow of Agua Azul river in Chiapas.

Waterfall recovers after river diverted

Agua Azul falls in Chiapas had been drying up after river changed course

Efforts to divert the flow of the Agua Azul river in Chiapas and restore the popular waterfalls by the same name have been successful, federal and state officials said yesterday. FULL STORY

Ford Mustang

Hundreds of Mustangs expected for parade

Ford México is going for a Guinness record for the largest parade of Mustangs

Ford Mustang owners are being invited to gather in México state next week in an attempt to capture another Guinness record for Mexico. But they’ll need 767 “pony cars” to FULL STORY

Luque and her son José.

Mother offers kidney for sale on Facebook

She needs the money for expensive medical treatment for her son

Faced with the prospect of losing her son to a rare illness, a mother from the northern state of Sinaloa has resorted to desperate lengths to pay for the medical FULL STORY

Guajardo: 'Let's not get nervous.'

US faults MX, Canada for lack of advances

Chief negotiator hopes partners will attend the next NAFTA round 'in a serious way'

The United States blamed Mexico and Canada yesterday for a failure to make progress on key issues during the fifth round of talks to renegotiate the North America Free Trade FULL STORY

56 Zapata, where two people died in the September 19 earthquake.

Building’s demolition is taking some time

As is the search for the builders of the Mexico City apartments, who appear to have fled

The demolition of an earthquake-damaged apartment building at 56 Zapata street in Mexico City is going slowly, as is the search for those responsible for its construction. Authorities say they FULL STORY

One of the new homes designed by Mi Hogar Tradicional.

‘Traditional home’ for 120,000 pesos

Construction experts design five house models for earthquake victims

Almost every day there is news of another housing option for those citizens of Oaxaca who lost their houses in the September earthquakes, and today is no different. Only this FULL STORY

Piedras Negras, Zetas stronghold.

Zetas’ hold on prison subject of new report

Cartel operated Coahuila's Piedras Negras like a personal fiefdom

Vehicles transporting drugs, kidnapping victims, bodies destined for an incinerator and even live cows all freely entered the Piedras Negras penitentiary in Coahuila while it was under the complete control FULL STORY

Indigenous youths at one of the Oaxaca shelters.

Study finds abuse at indigenous shelters

Rights commission study reveals abuse, malnutrition at Oaxaca facilities

Shelters intended to improve the lives of indigenous children in Oaxaca are doing the opposite: a study has revealed abuse, malnutrition and other human rights violations. The National Human Rights FULL STORY

Morena leader López Obrador presents his platform yesterday.

AMLO lays out plan for third run at top job

Morena party chief presents platform for next year's presidential election

Two-time leftist presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has presented the political platform he hopes will pave the way to make his tilt at the top job in next year’s FULL STORY

Caution, (another) crime scene.

October homicides break June’s record

2017 is on track to be the worst year ever recorded

Homicide numbers in October were the highest ever recorded, according to the National Public Security System. Investigations were opened into 2,371 cases of intentional homicide during the month, beating the FULL STORY

Lagos, shot while cycling.

Televisa official killed by his bodyguard

Head of izzy telecom believed caught in crossfire during robbery attempt

A top executive at the Mexican broadcasting firm Televisa was shot dead by his own bodyguard Sunday while cycling near the Teotihuacán pyramids in the state of México. Adolfo Lagos FULL STORY

Chiñas outside his tent, which stands next to his new house, built with coconut fiber.

Another innovation for quake victims’ homes

Mexico City firm's design uses coconut fiber mixed with clay, lime and cement

The landscape of Asunción Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, will never be the same after September’s earthquakes levelled many homes, but what’s being built to replace them — and the materials being used FULL STORY

mexican coins

Minimum wage will increase by 8 pesos

The hike is half what would be required for it to reach the poverty line

The daily minimum wage will rise by eight pesos December 1, an increase that falls short of the 15-peso hike sought by Mexico’s largest business lobby and what the country’s FULL STORY

Workers in Mexico City's mega-tunnel.

Sewer, drain tunnel has doubled in cost

Mexico City's mega-tunnel is also at least six years behind schedule

The cost of a massive new sewage and storm drain tunnel for greater Mexico City has more than doubled since it was first announced in 2008, yet the project is still FULL STORY

El Limón-Guajes mine in Guerrero.

Striking mine workers killed in Guerrero

Violence flares at Canadian-owned mine in Guerrero Gold Belt

Violence flared Saturday in a labor dispute at a Guerrero mine, leaving two striking workers dead. Armed civilians calling themselves the Tonalapa community police killed the workers, who are among FULL STORY

Ombudsman Silvestre de la Toba, assassinated in La Paz.

Human rights chief assassinated in Baja

Ombudsman and his son were killed in ambush by gunmen in La Paz

The latest victim of violence in Baja California Sur was the state’s human human rights ombudsman, who was ambushed and assassinated yesterday. Silvestre de la Toba Camacho was attacked yesterday FULL STORY

Saturday's border wedding.

Border-wall wedding couple’s only option

Gates open for three-minute ceremony at Friendship Park

Three years after meeting at a Tijuana taco restaurant, a binational couple married Saturday at the only place they could: in the shadow of the border fence. Brian Houston, a FULL STORY

Plaza Independencia: now catering to students.

Hotels innovate for downturn in Tabasco

Occupancy rates plummeted with oil industry's decline

A dramatic downturn in visitor numbers in Tabasco has forced hotels in the Gulf coast state to innovate in order to survive. Occupancy rates barely reached 10% in 2016, leading FULL STORY

A murder scene yesterday in Los Cabos.

Another bloody week in Baja California Sur

There were 35 homicides, mainly in Los Cabos and La Paz

The violence continues in the state of Baja California Sur: 35 people were killed during the last week, most in La Paz and Los Cabos. Yesterday morning the bullet-riddled body FULL STORY