Volaris: more routes, more planes.

Volaris, Frontier sign codesharing accord

More destinations predicted by Volaris, which also announced plans to buy new planes

Budget airline Volaris had an eventful day yesterday, announcing new destinations and new planes. The company said in a statement it had signed a codesharing agreement with United States ultra-low-cost FULL STORY

The construction site where adjacent homes fell into the excavation last year.

In Monterrey, boom of runaway development

Developers look skyward, but often to the detriment of neighboring single-family homes

A real estate boom in the capital of Nuevo León has unleashed a proliferation of unsustainable development by unscrupulous developers, charges a local environmental group. In at least one case, FULL STORY

Huge pileup yesterday in Coahuila.

Cold front described as one of worst ever

Baby dies from exposure in Sonora; Hidalgo was coldest at -12 C

It’s been a cold winter for much of Mexico with temperatures as low as -12 C in Hidalgo, snow in many areas and hardship for some. And conditions are not FULL STORY

Police and protesters yesterday in Mexicali.

5 arrested in clash of police, protesters

Opponents of Mexicali brewery accused of impeding work on aqueduct

There was yet another episode yesterday in the long-running battle against the construction of a brewery in Baja California. At least five people were arrested and seven injured during a FULL STORY

The new footbridge and the historic crossing next to it.

Historic bridge center of Querétaro dispute

San Juan del Río, INAH at odds in dispute that turned violent on Monday

Four personnel from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) were attacked by municipal police Monday in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, claims the institute’s delegate to the state. Rosa Estela Reyes FULL STORY

A police officer examines a hidden grave in Nayarit.

Body count at 33 in hidden Nayarit graves

Anonymous call to missing persons' families led to the discovery of clandestine graves

The number of bodies recovered by authorities from three clandestine graves in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit has risen to 33. All the bodies were located on a property near FULL STORY

New billboards in Chihuahua this week.

Chihuahua governor starts ‘2nd revolution’

March to Mexico City will protest inaction on extradition of ex-governor

Chihuahua Governor Javier Corral believes the federal government is protecting his predecessor from corruption charges and is planning a march to Mexico City in protest. The week-long march “for the dignity FULL STORY

Home Depot will open two or three new stores in Mexico this year.

The Home Depot will continue to invest

Despite challenging year, it will invest 1.7 billion pesos this year

The big-box home improvement store The Home Depot will invest 1.7 billion pesos (US $91 million) in its operations in Mexico this year, the same amount it invested in 2017. FULL STORY

Heading north.

Mexican pork gets approval from US

Pork exports could more than double, industry group predicts

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given the green light for Mexican pork producers to export their product to the U.S. market after determining that the country is FULL STORY

Sugar cane harvest time in Veracruz.

Sugar deal not great for Mexico: refinery

Accord signed with United States could cost US $543 million annually

The Mexican sugar industry stands to lose almost US $543 million annually as a result of a trade pact Mexico signed with the United States, according to an estimate by FULL STORY

CFE rates are coming down for industrial users.

Electrical rate hike reduced in Baja

300% increase for industrial customers in Baja California cut back to 4.7%

After hitting industry in Baja California with electricity cost hikes of up to 300%, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has reconsidered and reduced the increase in the tariffs to just FULL STORY

A skull discovered at a Mexica temple.

Tests identify fever that killed 15 million

Salmonella discovered in DNA of victims of the 16th-century epidemic

Scientists have narrowed down the cause of death of as many as 15 million people during an epidemic in Mexico nearly 500 years ago, contributing to the destruction of the FULL STORY

Looted display case in a Mexico City department store.

Department stores easy pickings in CDMX

A single haul can be worth as much as 500,000 pesos in phones, video games

Department stores can be easy pickings for thieves in Mexico City. The most recent theft happened early Monday morning when a group of young men broke into a Sanborns store FULL STORY

Paraíso, Tabasco, where the mayor and council have been dismissed.

Court orders dismissal of mayor, council

Supreme Court terminates officials in Tabasco over unpaid wages

The Supreme Court has ordered the unprecedented dismissal of the mayor of Paraíso, Tabasco, and all but two municipal councilors for failing to comply with a court order to pay FULL STORY

catholic priests

Crime against priests has risen in 30 years

Book reviews homicide, extortion and other crimes against Catholic priests

In just three years there were more than 500 reports of Catholic priests falling victim to extortion, according to a new book that offers details about almost 30 years of FULL STORY

Value of berry production questioned in Jalisco.

Few benefits seen in Jalisco berry farming

Not a major economic driver and it puts pressure on water supplies

The health benefits of eating blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are well-known but growing them isn’t quite as beneficial for human well-being and the economy, an environmental advocacy group argues. The FULL STORY

A bridge on the long-awaited highway between the capital of Oaxaca and the coast.

Change in government won’t affect highway

Transport delegate says funds for Oaxaca city-coast highway are assured

The never-ending tale of the highway intended to connect Oaxaca city and the state’s Pacific coast has a new estimated conclusion date: early 2019. The date was forecast by the FULL STORY

Governor Yunes announces a security operation in Xalapa.

Dismembered bodies trigger Army action

Gang-war violence escalates in capital of Veracruz

The dismembered bodies of nine men were among 16 people assassinated in Veracruz during the weekend in an escalation of violence in the capital city, Xalapa. The bodies were found FULL STORY

Divers in the underwater cave in Quintana Roo.

Underwater cave is the world’s biggest

Quintana Roo caverns 'most important submerged archaeological site in the world'

A team of experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has discovered a link between two systems of flooded caverns that together form the world’s largest underwater FULL STORY

Families march in protest against disappearances in Chilpancingo.

Amnesty International deems city is unsafe

Conclusion reached after investigation into disappearances in Guerrero capital

No one is safe in Chilpancingo. That’s the conclusion reached by a researcher for Amnesty International (AI) following its investigation into at least five enforced disappearances in the Guerrero capital following FULL STORY

The RAM pickup: production will move north.

Fiat Chrysler plant will build new vehicle

When truck production moves to US, Saltillo plant will build new vehicle

Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler will build a new vehicle in its Saltillo plant starting in 2020, the CEO of Chrysler México confirmed yesterday. In a radio interview, Bruno Cattori said FULL STORY

The "fair of smiles" opened yesterday in Guanajuato.

142-year-old fair is cultural heritage

León State Fair, one of Mexico's biggest, runs for 26 days until February 6

The government of Guanajuato has decreed that the 142-year-old León State Fair, celebrated annually in the state’s capital, is now part of the state’s intangible cultural heritage. Governor Miguel Márquez FULL STORY

Holbox: development projects awaiting approval.

Third party to draw up development limits

Isla Holbox residents, federal agency agree to hire independent party

A disagreement over land-use regulations in Isla Holbox has been resolved with an agreement by both sides in the dispute to leave the development of a management plan in the FULL STORY

Alleged members of the armed wing of the Juárez Cartel.

Alleged gangsters got instructions from cop

Juárez Cartel hitmen said they were sent to Chihuahua to take out rivals

Police in Chihuahua state yesterday arrested 10 alleged gang members who were evidently receiving instructions from an officer in the municipal police force. A joint investigation by federal and local FULL STORY