Duarte, on hunger strike.

Ex-governor Duarte declares hunger strike

Embezzling suspect claims he's a victim of political persecution

The former governor of Veracruz has declared a hunger strike claiming he is the target of “political persecution and a witch hunt.” Javier Duarte Ochoa, in a Mexico City prison FULL STORY

De Mauleón: graphic death threats.

Journalist target of graphic death threats

Columnist has written about Mexico City crime gangs, including Tláhuac Cartel

Repeated death threats against a Mexico City journalist that began last September have become more frequent since June when he began writing about the Tláhuac Cartel. And they have become FULL STORY

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Economy Secretary Guajardo.

Differences emerge in trade negotiations

Neither Mexico nor Canada support changes to rules of origin in auto industry

Rules of origin in the automotive industry have emerged as the biggest sticking point among other differences between Mexico and the United States in talks to renegotiate the North American FULL STORY

Teachers protest yesterday in Oaxaca.

No return to classes Monday, says union

The CNTE, which mounted roadblocks yesterday in the capital, continues its fight

The dissident CNTE teachers’ union today rejected the official school calendar and announced its members would return to classes Friday, September 1 rather than next Monday. The announcement came after FULL STORY

Lozoya's press conference yesterday.

There’s no evidence, says ex-Pemex boss

Emilio Lozoya holds a press conference to reject bribery accusation

The former CEO of Pemex insisted yesterday the federal Attorney General’s office (PGR) has no evidence to prove that he was bribed in the awarding of a contract to a FULL STORY

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medications

IMSS makes record medicine purchase

55 billion pesos' worth of medical supplies to be acquired jointly

The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) is set to buy over 55 billion pesos (almost US $3.07 billion) worth of medicines and other medical supplies, the largest such purchase in FULL STORY

corrupt governors

Governors gone wild: MX’s corrupt leaders

The most corrupt generation of governors in Mexico's history

During the colonial period, the Spanish Americas were governed under the 14th-century formula, “Obedézcase, pero no se cumpla” — obey, but do not comply. This double legal standard acknowledged the FULL STORY

Monday's meeting of the new sustainable tourism committee.

Committee formed for sustainable tourism

Isla Holbox looks to promote tourism while protecting the environment

A sustainable tourism development committee met Monday for the first time on Isla Holbox to create “a quality tourism product” while protecting the island’s natural resources. The committee is one FULL STORY

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totoaba swim bladder

Trilateral meeting on totoaba strategy

Mexico, China, US meet next week in Ensenada to discuss protection

Representatives from the Mexican, Chinese and United States governments will meet in Ensenada, Baja California, next week to discuss strategies to combat the demand and trafficking of the endangered totoaba, FULL STORY

How the sloth and cenote might have appeared 10,000 years ago

Giant sloth identified as a new species

Fossilized remains of 10,000-year-old animal have been pieced together

Experts have pieced together the fossilized remains of a giant sloth discovered in 2010 in a cenote, or sinkhole, in Quintana Roo and describe it as a new species. The bones FULL STORY

The first G500 gas station opened today in Tlalnepantla, state of México.

Anglo-Swiss company to invest US $1 billion

Glencore will build two storage terminals, rebrand Pemex stations to G500

The Anglo-Swiss multinational Glencore will invest US $1 billion in the Mexican oil industry over the next five years, and will begin importing fuel by next February. The imported fuels FULL STORY

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

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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

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

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

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

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