Mexico

  • Nobel winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 18-04-2014 07:15 AM

    Mexico City: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's...
  • Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, hospitalised 04-04-2014 08:01 AM

    Mexico City: Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been hospitalised in Mexico City, federal health officials said on Friday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information. They declined to specify the cause of his illness, saying Garcia Marquez's family had asked...
  • This is not a video game or a Lego model. These are real houses in Mexico 07-03-2014 10:26 AM

    These neat rows of colourful houses look like they are straight out of a Lego set. This is actually a colony in Mexico. ...
  • Andy Murray defeats Pablo Andujar to enter 2nd round in Mexico 26-02-2014 04:50 PM

    Acapulco: David Ferrer and Andy Murray, the top two seeded players in the Mexican Open, advanced to the second round on Tuesday while American and third-seeded John Isner became the first major casualty of the tournament, losing 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5) to Croatia's Ivo Karlovic. Ferrer, the favorite in Acapulco,...
  • Mexico City mulls legalising sale of marijuana 14-02-2014 07:33 AM

    Mexico city: Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City's legislature introduced a bill that would legalise the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalises the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn't immediately clear how wide support was for...
  • Man says he ate fish, birds and turtles as he drifted for 13 months across the Pacific Ocean 04-02-2014 11:50 AM

    Wellington: It's a story that almost defies belief: A man leaves Mexico in December 2012 for a day of shark fishing and ends up surviving 13 months on fish, birds and turtles before washing ashore on the remote Marshall Islands thousands of miles (kilometers) away. But that's what a man...
  • Six gunmen wearing police uniform kill nine inmates in Mexican prison 04-01-2014 11:43 AM

    Mexico City: Nine people were killed during a gunfight at a prison in Mexico's violent Guerrero state, after a gang dressed as police officers gained entry on Friday, authorities said. Six gunmen wearing police uniforms were allowed to enter the prison by unsuspecting guards who believed the men were delivering...
  • Vaccination key to combat cervical cancer: Researchers 26-12-2013 03:42 PM

    Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is responsible for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths in women, particularly in developing countries. In India, it kills over 74,000 women every year. Now, researchers have completed a systematic and comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two...
  • Mexico finds stolen radioactive material amid dirty bomb fear 05-12-2013 11:16 AM

    Mexico city: Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country's national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said on Wednesday. The truck was found on Wednesday close to where it was stolen outside Mexico...
  • Mexico confirm Herrera as World Cup finals coach 03-12-2013 10:38 AM

    Mexico have confirmed Miguel "Piojo" Herrera will coach the national squad at the World Cup finals in Brazil next year. The team's fourth coach since September, Herrera led Mexico to victory in last month's intercontinental playoff against New Zealand, which they won 9-3 on aggregate. The stocky former national team...
  • Peralta hat-trick guides Mexico to World Cup 20-11-2013 02:25 PM

    Oribe Peralta bagged a first-half hat-trick to help Mexico book their passage to the 2014 World Cup finals with a 4-2 victory over New Zealand in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff at Wellington Regional Stadium on Wednesday. The CONCACAF heavyweights, who were fortunate to sneak into the playoff,...
  • Mexico thrash New Zealand 5-1 in World Cup playoff 14-11-2013 08:49 AM

    Mexico thumped New Zealand 5-1 in the first leg of their qualifying playoff on Wednesday to take a massive step towards a place in next year's World Cup finals. After scoring just three goals in their last four CONCACAF qualifiers at home, Mexico rediscovered their scoring touch as they outclassed...
  • World Cup Qualifiers: Mexico qualify for playoff despite loss 16-10-2013 09:11 AM

    San Jose: Mexico will play New Zealand for a spot in next year's World Cup despite losing 2-1 at Costa Rica on Tuesday night. The Mexicans advanced to the home-and-home series when the United States rallied with two late goals to win at Panama. That kept Mexico in fourth place...
  • In Mexico, the Internet is also an extortion tool 14-10-2013 09:22 AM

    Mexico City: An increasing number of criminals are capitalising on the sense of fear and insecurity that exists in Mexico to extort their victims, using the Internet as a tool to achieve their ends. "People who know how to use information are gathering it and using the telephone to threaten,...
  • Mexico: Man puts padlock on girlfriend's jeans 10-10-2013 11:15 AM

    A woman in Mexico has accused her boyfriend of putting a padlock on her jeans so she wouldn't be unfaithful to him. ...
  • Mexico on the verge of missing first football WC since 1990 09-10-2013 09:27 AM

    Mexico City: In his first game in charge, Mexico's new coach Victor Manuel Vucetich must deliver a victory on Friday at home against Panama, or Mexico could fail to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1990. Vucetich has taken over from Jose Manuel De la Torre,...
  • Speeding Mexican monster truck kills 8, hurts dozens; driver detained 07-10-2013 12:01 PM

    An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing eight people and hurting 79, officials said. The driver was detained on Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter and officials said they were investigating possible safety violations in the setup of the show. Carlos Gonzalez,...
  • FIA has 22 races in provisional 2014 F1 calendar 27-09-2013 08:39 PM

    Paris: The Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi is set to host its first Formula One grand prix next year after motorsport's governing body published its provisional calendar for what would be a record 22 races. The calendar will not be finalized until December but there is little reason to...
  • Looting hits Mexico's Acapulco as cyclonic storm death toll reaches 80 19-09-2013 11:45 AM

    Looting broke out in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco on Wednesday as the government struggled to reach tens of thousands of people cut off by flooding that had claimed at least 80 lives. Stores were ransacked by looters who carried off everything from televisions to Christmas decorations after floodwaters...
  • Deadly Mexico storms kill 42, leave 40,000 stranded in floods 17-09-2013 09:30 AM

    Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf on Monday, killing at least 42 people and stranding some 40,000 tourists in the Pacific resort of Acapulco amid some of the worst flooding in decades. Tropical Depression Ingrid battered Mexico's northern Gulf coast, shutting some...
  • 17 killed as Hurricane Ingrid, Storm Manuel bring heavy rains to Mexico 16-09-2013 09:59 AM

    Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel brought heavy rains to Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts on Sunday, causing flooding and landslides that killed 17 people and forced some towns to cancel national Independence Day celebrations. Thousands of people sought emergency shelter as the two storms moved closer to land and...
  • US look to clinch World Cup berth against Mexico 10-09-2013 08:46 AM

    Ohio: Alejandro Bedoya remembered back four years ago, when he walked onto the field with his American team-mates to face Mexico at the Rose Bowl and saw the crowd of 93,000-plus. "A sea of green," the 26-year-old midfielder said, referring to the Mexican jersey color. While American soccer fans are...
  • US sees surge of asylum seekers from India: Report 09-09-2013 08:15 PM

    The United states has seen a mysterious surge of asylum seekers from India entering America illegally through the southwestern desert state of Arizona bordering Mexico, according to a media report. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of Indians over the past year have asked for asylum claiming to fear they may be...
  • Mexico: Teachers protesting over education reform block way airport for hours 06-09-2013 09:41 AM

    Teachers angry over the passage of a national education reform blocked the main approach to Mexico City's airport for more than eight hours on Thursday, forcing many people to leave their cars and rush through the streets on foot to catch flights. The teachers marched to the area in northern...
  • Mexico on draft Formula One calendar, no New Jersey 05-09-2013 06:30 PM

    Monza: Mexico City looks set to host a Formula One grand prix next year for the first time since 1992 while New Jersey, whose debut was postponed this season, is again absent from a draft 21-race calendar seen by teams and broadcasters. Team sources, sent the list by commercial supremo...
  • US spied on emails, phone calls, messages of Presidents of Brazil, Mexico: Report 03-09-2013 08:31 AM

    The US National Security Agency spied on emails, phone calls and text messages of the Presidents of Brazil and Mexico, a Brazilian news program reported, a revelation that could strain Washington's relations with Latin America's two biggest nations. The report late on Sunday by Globo's news program "Fantastico" was based...
  • Drogba back in Ivory Coast side for Mexico match 07-08-2013 04:35 PM

    Didier Drogba is to return to the Ivory Coast national team next week for the first time since the country's calamitous African Nations Cup finals performance at the start of the year. The veteran striker has been named in a 23-man squad for a friendly against Mexico in New York...
  • Watch: Buiding that can 'eats' smog in Mexico city 23-07-2013 01:55 PM

    A building in Mexico City is doing its bit to save the environment. The hospital tower has a very unique feature, it 'eats' smog. The facade is coated in a special material which when is hit by sunlight's ultraviolet rays begins to break down pollutants into less harmful substances. The...
  • I was 18 when I discovered that I've stage fright: Salma Hayek 14-07-2013 11:56 AM

    Los Angeles: During her teenage days, actress Salma Hayek was so scared of performing on stage in front of people in her native Mexico, that she tried to even run away once. "I was 18 and I was playing Jasmine in a production of 'Aladdin' for children, and it didn't...
  • Javier Hernandez double gives Mexico 2-1 win over Japan 23-06-2013 02:32 AM

    Brazil: Javier Hernandez cemented his status as Mexico's leading striker Saturday, sending his team home from the Confederations Cup on a high by scoring twice to clinch a 2-1 victory over Japan in their final Group A match. With seven goals in his last eight games for Mexico, the Manchester...