Trucks are halted by teachers on a Oaxaca highway.

Teachers to step up their protest actions

But businesses, parents are losing patience over the conflict

Oaxaca teachers announced yesterday they were taking down all the highway blockades in the state and would seek other options for achieving their objectives. But there was a change of FULL STORY

Maxim's, a no-tell-motel in Veracruz.

Mirror over the bed explained everything

Mysterious motel turned out to be a single-purpose facility

The no-tell-motel is a ubiquitous element on the outskirts of cities and medium to large Mexican towns and it serves a very Mexican purpose. These establishments follow a common theme FULL STORY

One of the affected residents with her land title documents.

4,000 possible victims of Veracruz land fraud

Case dates back to the 1980s when 36 hectares were allegedly sold illegally

Over 4,000 families in the port city of Veracruz could lose their homes as a decades-long land dispute shines a light on the allegedly fraudulent sale of 36 hectares of land, FULL STORY

Goldcorp's mine in Mazapil.

Profepa investigates Zacatecas mine leak

Goldcorp's Peñasquito mine also accused of polluting aquifers with heavy metals

A Canadian-owned gold mine in Zacatecas is being investigated by federal authorities to determine whether it broke any rules with the manner in which it has handled a leak of FULL STORY

a birthday party piñata on Isla Mujueres

Piñatas up fun factor at a family fiesta

Bashing the figures until the treats fall out is an important part of many celebrations

“Batter up!” Oh wait; wrong culture. “Dale! Dale! Dale! Come on! Hit it. Hit it.” Taking a careful and considered aim with the brightly decorated stick, the youngster swung hard FULL STORY

Artist's rendering of CFE's proposed museum.

CFE unveils plans for Chapultepec museum

Museum of Energy and Technology will be built with public, private funds

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) is proposing to build a new National Museum of Energy and Technology (Munet) on the grounds of the 45-year-old Technological Museum (Mutec) in Mexico City’s Chapultepec FULL STORY

Beach of Love in the Marieta Islands.

Beach of Love reopens after restoration work

After three-month closure, popular beach will reopen but with restrictions

A popular beach that was closed to the public in May due to environmental damage will reopen next week but with some new restrictions. La Playa del Amor, also known FULL STORY

The market site, where some believe a tunnel exists.

Project halted over possible tunnel, relics

But mayor says the only relic is the market's chief opponent

A new market is in the works for the city of Totolapan, Morelos, but some residents are convinced, despite archaeological studies to the contrary, that there’s a five-century-old tunnel under the FULL STORY

Police at the funeral of their three colleagues who were killed in an ambush.

Ambushed cops had to ration ammunition

'We don't even have electricity at police headquarters; we have almost nothing!'

Gunmen who ambushed 15 state police in the mountains of Guerrero on Tuesday didn’t hold back on their fire power. Investigators have estimated that 305 shots were fired on the FULL STORY

Another bus burns in Michoacán.

Michoacán bus lines say ‘That’s enough!’

Service suspended on various routes after students burn another vehicle

The burning of another bus Wednesday in Michoacán was one bus too many for the national association representing bus operators. It’s time to say “that’s enough!” declared Arcadio Méndez, head FULL STORY

Mexico's Metro

Chilling warnings proved unfounded

Mexico City proves to be utterly unique, utterly fantastic

“This is a very dangerous area. You must never stay here. It is full of bad people and drugs and if you go through this area you could be kidnapped FULL STORY

Hernández, Mexican innovator

Team recognized as ‘Innovators under 35’

Method for diagnosing genital ailments earns MIT innovation award

Until now, detecting vaginal infections required an invasive and uncomfortable process but thanks to a biotech team led by a Mexican scientist, a cheap and readily available alternative will soon FULL STORY