Walmart's new omnichannel store.

Walmart opens its first omnichannel store

New concept offers multi-channel customer experiences

Retail giant Walmart has opened its first omnichannel store in Mexico, offering customers the opportunity to buy its products in a variety of ways. Located in Tlalnepantla, México state, the FULL STORY

young people and smartphones

Trolls, bots, fake news are campaign tools

Experts say parties are using deceptive tactics on social media to influence the vote

Mexican political parties are using deceptive tactics on social media to distort the political debate and gain voter support in the lead-up to this year’s presidential election, according to digital FULL STORY

The habaneros behind Agrocoin: a hot investment?

Cryptocurrency offers habanero investment

Chile grower seeks to raise capital through smaller investors by selling Agrocoins

The first vegetable-backed cryptocurrency in Mexico has emerged in the fertile habanero fields of Quintana Roo. Amar Hidroponía, a company that specializes in producing habanero chiles in Leona Vicario, decided FULL STORY

Conjoined twins born in Guanajuato in December.

IMSS hospital surgery on conjoined twins

The boys were separated in a successful operation in Guanajuato

Doctors at the Gynecological Pediatrics Hospital in León, Guanajuato, have announced the successful separation of conjoined twins, also known as Siamese twins, who were born in December. The twins’ 32-year-old FULL STORY

El Carrizo bridge on the Durango-Mazatlán highway.

Bridge reopened on Durango-Mazatlán

Two lanes are operational on El Carrizo bridge, closed after a fire in January

A bridge on the Durango-Mazatlán freeway, damaged in January, was partially reopened today, as scheduled. The El Carrizo bridge was severely damaged by fire January 19 after an accident involving FULL STORY

López Obrador, left, and Castañon in Mexico City this morning.

AMLO won’t be part of airport ‘corruption’

Presidential candidate said legal action being taken to stop awarding more contracts

Leading presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador said yesterday he would take legal action to stop the government from awarding more contracts for Mexico City’s new US $13-billion airport. And FULL STORY

The Sharp family from Creston, Iowa.

No foul play in deaths of US family: relative

Bodies found in a Tulum condo are those of missing family

Foul play is not believed to have been a factor in the deaths of four people in a condominium in Tulum, Quintana Roo. Early this morning officials found the bodies FULL STORY

Playa del Carmen, No. 1 in Mexico.

Playa del Carmen top tourist destination

Riviera Maya city No. 1 in Mexico and No. 15 in the world

Users of the travel website TripAdvisor have ranked Playa del Carmen as the top tourist destination in Mexico and 15th in the world. The Riviera Maya city, described as “a FULL STORY

The Sharp family: no contact since last Thursday.

Family of four missing since arriving in Tulum

Iowa family arrived last Thursday but there has been no contact since

A family of four who traveled to Tulum, Quintana Roo, last week for a holiday have been reported missing. Kevin, Amy, Sterling and Adrianna Sharp of Creston, Iowa, were last FULL STORY

presidential candidates

AMLO’s support rises four points to 42%

His party is also leading in support for seats in both houses of Congress

Leftist presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has increased his longstanding lead over his rivals while the ruling party’s candidate has moved into second place, according to a new opinion FULL STORY

Mexico's drug warriors.

Mexicans in US could decide election result

Half a million are eligible to vote this year by absentee ballot

On a sunny day in early 2007 in Tijuana, Mexico, I stood on world-famous Revolution Avenue among countless stores selling merchandise that vendors have sold to millions of Americans over FULL STORY

Audi's armored SUV.

Armored Audi’s sales ‘resounding success’

Company has pre-sold 155 of the bullet-proof luxury SUVs

Security-conscious motorists have pre-ordered 155 of Audi’s new armored SUV, making it likely the auto maker will meet its goal of selling 250 this year in Mexico. Manufactured especially for FULL STORY

Scuffle on the dock in San Felipe.

Totoaba arrests trigger clash in San Felipe

Fishermen protest after three arrested for illegal totoaba fishing

Fishermen from the Baja California port town of San Felipe clashed with navy personnel and Federal Police officers Tuesday after three people were arrested for illegal totoaba fishing. The incident FULL STORY

Cabeza de Vaca: two warring gangs behind homicides.

Gunmen kill eight in Guanajuato attack

Mayor's father among those killed in Purísima del Rincón

Eight people were killed yesterday when at least 10 gunmen opened fire in a bar and cockfighting ring in Purísima del Rincón, Guanajuato. Six were killed instantly in the Palenque FULL STORY

telecommunications towers

Wider coverage aim of new mobile network

Shared wholesale network can currently reach 32% of the population

Mexico’s new national mobile network went live yesterday 10 days ahead of schedule, with the ability to provide initial coverage to 32% of the country’s population. The 4.5G LTE (Long-Term FULL STORY

Vázquez, third victim this year.

Gunmen assassinate Veracruz reporter

He had received threats after alleging a mayor's illegal occupation of land

A Veracruz reporter was murdered yesterday at his home in Gutiérrez Zamora, becoming the third journalist to be assassinated this year in Mexico. Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, 42, wrote for local FULL STORY

A Puebla shoe bearing the government's slogan.

For Puebla students, free shoes—with logo

Government slogan appears on shoes, just in time for July 1 election

Almost 800,000 pairs of school shoes emblazoned with a state government slogan will have been handed out in Puebla before residents go to the polls to elect a new governor FULL STORY

Climate change could bring more of these.

Highways threatened by climate change

Overflowing rivers, landslides and extreme temperatures pose risks

The effects of climate change pose a serious risk to Mexico’s highways, two organizations warned in a joint report issued yesterday. The Mario Molina Center for Strategic Studies on Energy FULL STORY

Prosecutor Ontiveros: victims' statements taken.

11 Coahuila priests investigated for abuse

Priests preyed on victims aged 12 to 16 in three Catholic dioceses

Official investigators have confirmed that 11 priests are under investigation for belonging to a pedophile network in Coahuila. The state Attorney General’s office (FGE) said it has taken official statements FULL STORY

Business leader Castañón.

‘Time to get serious,’ candidates advised

Presidential hopefuls urged to leave the insults behind

The leader of a powerful business group offered some straightforward advice yesterday to the nation’s presidential candidates: it’s time to get serious about the country’s future. Juan Pablo Castañón, president FULL STORY

Tourism director García greets visitors with code of conduct.

Spring break visitors asked not to disrobe

Youthful travelers greeted in Cancún with a code of conduct

Spring breakers, please keep your clothes on in public. That was one message from authorities in Cancún for the many thousands of spring break vacationers arriving this week, mostly from FULL STORY

beer bottles

Brewery expansion announced in Sonora

Constellation Brands will more than double capacity in Ciudad Obregón

International beverage company Constellation Brands has announced it will increase its beer production capacity by 5.5 hectoliters a year with a US $900-million expansion of its Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, plant. FULL STORY

A scene from the controversial video.

‘Rich girl’ professes her support for AMLO

But his party denies having had any part of controversial video

The race for the presidency is shaping up to be a musical one and the latest entry, while falling well short of that by nine-year-old Yuawi in terms of virality, FULL STORY

Vaquita porpoise: fewer than thought?

Embattled vaquita: group says just 12 left

Gillnet ban has done little to prevent illegal totoaba fishery, activist says

Only 12 vaquita marina porpoises remain in the Gulf of California, according to the director of the environmental organization Elephant Action League (EAL). Andrea Crosta told the environmental website Mongabay that FULL STORY