Wednesday, May 22, 2024


A completely dried out section of Lake Patzcuaro in Mexico, with cracks in the lake bed

Drought affects just over 70% of Mexico’s territory

The latest national drought monitor reports that 85% of municipalities in Mexico are currently experiencing some level of drought.
A baby monkey drinks water from a volunteer

Authorities investigate reports of mass monkey deaths in southern Mexico

Conservation and animal welfare groups insist that soaring temperatures are to blame for the deaths of over 100 spider and howler monkeys.
Three women shield themselves with umbrellas during a heat wave in Mexico.

Parts of Mexico expecting temperatures above 45 C as third heat...

Only six states will stay below maximum temperatures of 40 C this week, with the northern and southeastern regions bracing for highs above 45 C.
A worker loads bags of ice onto a cart.

Got 1 min? Oxxo limits ice sales in CDMX to prevent shortages during heat...

Stepping out for some ice from your corner Oxxo? Be prepared to find a sparsely stocked ice chest.
If you want to cross a US border with a dog, you need to follow these rules.

What are the new requirements for crossing the US border with a dog from...

Starting Aug. 1, all dogs entering the U.S. will need to have a microchip, among other requirements.
The boat where the Navy found the supposed cocaine also carried three people and 18 drums of a petroleum product.

Mexican Navy seizes 3 tonnes of cocaine off Quintana Roo coast

The navy reported seizing 153 packages of "white powder," along with 18 drums of presumed gasoline — and made three arrests.
Tacos are "Mexican-style sandwiches" according to an Indiana court ruling.

Is a taco a ‘Mexican-style’ sandwich? Indiana judge rules yes

The ruling allows Fort Wayne business owner Martín Quintana to open a taco restaurant in a "sandwiches-only" location.
Soldiers in Chiapas rural area

Chiapas massacre leaves 11 dead as cartel turf wars intensify

The victims were killed in Chicomuselo, near the border with Guatemala, and were reportedly all members of the same family.
A coffin with flowers

The facts on US citizen deaths in Mexico

How many U.S. citizens die of non-natural causes in Mexico? Greg Custer looks at the data and the sometimes surprising stories it tells about safety.
Police officer pointing at hundreds of methamphetamine parcels in clear plastic wrap confiscated in a Sinaloa Cartel meth bust in Spain

Sinaloa Cartel meth bust in Spain is biggest in nation’s history

Spanish police say the Sinaloa Cartel methamphetamine bust intercepted the Mexican cartel's growing network set up to sell drugs in Europe.
Mexico City skyline under heavy air pollution obscuring the view

Mexico City air quality driving restrictions to continue for fourth day

Mexico City pollution restrictions entered a third day Wednesday, leaving many metro zone commuters unable to drive until 10 p.m.