The Stratocaster: some are made in Mexico.

Fender Stratocaster a trade talks casualty?

One analyst says the guitar maker could be forced to leave Mexico

The made-in-Mexico version of the famous Fender Stratocaster guitar, played by numerous rock and roll luminaries including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, could become a casualty of the renegotiation of FULL STORY

Excavations under way in La Gallera, Tijuana.

Suspect leads officials to Tijuana narco-grave

Excavations have turned up over 100 human bones

The confession of a crime suspect has guided authorities to a mass narco-grave in Tijuana, Baja California, where more than 100 human bones have been found. The secretary of the FULL STORY

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Playa del Carmen: new security cameras.

New security cameras, more police in QR

Playa del Carmen will get 1,000 of the 3,000 new cameras being installed

The Quintana Roo government will install 1,000 surveillance cameras in the city of Playa del Carmen to reinforce security efforts. Public Security Secretary Rodolfo del Ángel Campos said the cameras FULL STORY

godzilla: king of the monsters

Godzilla in CDMX starting on Saturday

Filming for the next Godzilla movie will take place near the zócalo

The king of the monsters will be in Mexico City this weekend as a film crew shoots scenes for a new Godzilla movie. Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera announced this week FULL STORY

Workers lay rebar at new airport construction site.

Airport running late, over budget: deputy

Project could finish three years late, says federal legislator

Mexico City’s new airport is adhering to the standards of most big infrastructure projects: it is behind schedule and over budget. A federal deputy who presides over the legislative commission FULL STORY

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Mexican business leaders are in Washington for the trade talks.

NAFTA talks, day one: US tone no surprise

'We expected heavy-handedness,' says one business leader of US opening statement

The United States adopted a hardline stance in Washington yesterday to kick off the talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made it FULL STORY

The nopal fertilizer research team.

Biofertilizer could be cost-effective option

Nopal fertilizer could reduce farmers' costs by 90%

Researchers have developed a nopal-based fertilizer that could help farmers reduce their costs by up to 90%. Two and a half years of laboratory work at the Autonomous University of FULL STORY

The warehouse where the Tlatlaya Massacre took place.

New probe ordered into Tlatlaya Massacre

Judge orders investigation into role of Army commanders

A federal judge has ordered a new probe into the 2014 Tlatlaya massacre to establish what role, if any, Army commanders played in the incident that left 22 civilians dead. FULL STORY

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Testing water in Cuernavaca.

Gasoline continues to contaminate wells

One well shut down after gas continues flowing due to illegal pipeline tap

Gasoline believed to be coming from illegal pipeline taps continues to contaminate drinking water for residents of the Morelos capital Cuernavaca, and the problem appears to be spreading over a FULL STORY

police mariachi band

Police give flash-mob mariachi performance

Band surprises shoppers at Mexico City shopping center

Federal Police officers exchanged arms for instruments this morning for a flash-mob musical performance in Mexico City. A lone trumpet kicked off the performance of Viva México by the force’s FULL STORY

ProSport & Health is one of the businesses linked to drug trafficking.

Trafficking suspect was arrested in 2015

'Least known' narco was released after charges could not be proved

The suspected drug lord accused by the United States government of leading a money laundering ring was absolved by Mexican authorities in 2015 because they couldn’t prove the charges against FULL STORY

Chiles en nogada: victim of inflation.

Inflation hits one of Mexico’s iconic dishes

Price of chiles en nogada has nearly doubled since 2012

Inflation has driven a lot of prices higher this year but by using an iconic Mexican dish as a gauge it is evident that there has been upward pressure since FULL STORY

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A completed carpet last night in Huamantla.

There was no sleep in Huamantla last night

People were too busy creating intricate carpets of colored sawdust

The religious fervor of the people of the Pueblo Mágico of Huamantla, Tlaxcala, was evident after a sleepless night yesterday. It wasn’t barking dogs or fireworks that kept people from FULL STORY

mexican police

New security spending not delivering gains

Between 2008 and 2015, the government spent 61% more on security

Reprinted from InSight Crime A recent report by a think tank in Mexico underscores that increased security spending has done little to temper escalating rates of violence in the country, suggesting that FULL STORY

Inside Cancún's useless auditorium.

Cancún’s new stadium stands as useless relic

Report deems facility unsafe for what it was designed: staging large events

Cancún’s Auditorio del Bienestar has been deemed unsafe for large events less than a year after it was officially opened. In other words, it cannot fulfill the purpose for which FULL STORY

Rigada, dismissed for taking bribes.

Customs official fired for accepting bribes

Legal support chief took money in exchange for allowing used vehicle imports

The head of the Customs legal support department of the Federal Tax Administration (SAT) has been dismissed for accepting bribes to allow the import of used vehicles. Marcoflavio Rigada Soto FULL STORY

Lola Lolita, one of the businesses named under the Kingpin Act.

Jalisco home to half of firms on kingpin list

300 Mexican firms have been linked to drug trafficking by the US since 2000

Half the Mexican businesses that the United States claims are linked to drug trafficking are based in Jalisco, chiefly because the state was the base for the once-powerful Guadalajara Cartel FULL STORY

One of the $30,000 horses seized at Puebla ranch.

Horses worth $30,000 among goods seized

Officials in Puebla search Guerrero gang leader's ranch

Authorities in Puebla have turned up exotic animals and luxury vehicles after searching a ranch allegedly owned by a leader of Los Rojos, a gang that operates mostly in Guerrero. FULL STORY

Women of the Ndavaa cooperative at work.

Oaxaca footwear finds international market

Indigenous woman have created a successful brand called Ndavaa

Working together in the fabrication of their own brand of footwear has opened an international market for some indigenous women in Oaxaca. Ndavaa, Zapotec for “my sandal,” was the name FULL STORY

Reyes-Sandoval, left, accepts award from the Puebla governor.

Researcher recognized for work against zika

Mexican scientist at Oxford University is developing a vaccine

A microbiologist from Teziutlán, Puebla, has been recognized for his work to combat the zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. Arturo Reyes-Sandoval, a professor and researcher at Oxford University, received FULL STORY

Engineering student Pérez.

Student passionate about NASA internship

Brenda Pérez off to Ames Research Center for aeromechanics research

With two engineering degrees in hand, both obtained simultaenously, a Chihuahua-born student is on to the next step: aeromechanics research at the renowned Ames Research Center. Brenda Natalia Pérez Pérez, FULL STORY

Black bear and cubs in Chihuahua.

Bear and three cubs sighted in Chihuahua

Sightings of West Mexico black bear described as 'outstanding'

The sighting of a West Mexico black bear and its three cubs has been described as “outstanding” by the federal Natural Protected Areas Commission (Conanp). The agency announced last week that FULL STORY

Lupita González

Racewalker is 2nd at world championships

González is first Mexican woman to win a medal at Athletics Championships

A state of México racewalker yesterday became Mexico’s first female athlete to win a medal for her country at the World Athletics Championships. María Guadalupe González Romero, better known as FULL STORY

Lozoya: denies bribe accusation.

Former Pemex boss denies bribery charge

Lozoya accused of accepting US $10-million bribe from Brazil's Odebrecht

The former CEO of Pemex has denied that he received US $10 million from Brazilian multinational Odebrecht in exchange for the awarding of a contract for work on a refinery FULL STORY