- Senate confirms Obama's pick to be ambassador to Mexico Updated: Apr-28-16 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts.
- Missing students' parents demand Mexican prosecutor be fired Updated: Apr-28-16 7:32 pm
MEXICO CITY - Parents of 43 college students who disappeared in 2014 called Thursday for the firing of the head of Mexico's criminal investigation agency, the AIC, for what they called missteps in the investigation.
- Mexican general gets 52 years for torturing, killing man Updated: Apr-28-16 6:56 pm
MEXICO CITY - A judge has sentenced a general in the Mexican army to 52½ years in prison for ordering the torture of a suspect, then having his body burned, Mexico's federal judiciary council said Thursday.
- Year-round flights to Mexico from Sea-Tac airport to start Updated: Apr-28-16 6:17 pm
SEATTLE - Year-round flights to Mexico from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will start in July.
- Mexico charges 4 detectives with holding foreigners Updated: Apr-28-16 5:11 pm
MEXICO CITY - A judge in Mexico has ordered two federal detectives and two ex-detectives to stand trial on charges of kidnaping for extortion for allegedly holding 15 South American women briefly to demand a bribe for not reporting them to immigration authorities.
- Rescuers search for missing in deadly Guatemala trash slide Updated: Apr-28-16 4:41 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Hundreds of rescuers picked through a Guatemalan garbage dump Thursday looking for bodies or possible survivors a day after a massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people.
- Reputed 'El Chapo' associate pleads guilty in Chicago court Updated: Apr-28-16 10:56 am
CHICAGO - A reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping move more than $1.5 million in drug money between the U.S. and Mexico.
- America wins back to back CONCACAF titles, beating Tigres Updated: Apr-28-16 2:03 am
MEXICO CITY - Osvaldo Martinez broke a tie on a penalty kick in the 86th minute and America beat Tigres 2-1 on Wednesday night for its second straight CONCACAF Champions League title and record seventh overall.
- Mexican judges orders 5 cops, soldiers to trial for torture Updated: Apr-27-16 9:54 pm
MEXICO CITY - Judges in Mexico have ordered two soldiers and three federal police officers to stand trial in connection with the torture of a young woman that was caught on video.
- Mexico watches out for banned steroid clenbuterol in food Updated: Apr-27-16 8:26 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico is watching out for the banned steroid clenbuterol - on the dinner plates of its athletes.
- Raiders will announce draft selections from Mexico City Updated: Apr-27-16 6:55 pm
MEXICO CITY - The Oakland Raiders will announce their third-day draft selections from Mexico City on Saturday.
- Fiat Chrysler accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars Updated: Apr-26-16 3:21 pm
MILAN - With lower gas prices shifting North American driving preferences toward bigger vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has accelerated its transition away from passenger cars with an impact on its manufacturing footprint across the globe.
- Vatican names new archbishop for Hermosillo, Mexico Updated: Apr-26-16 11:12 am
MEXICO CITY - The Vatican has named a new archbishop for the Mexican city of Hermosillo, in the northwestern state of Sonora.
- El Salvador official says police executed gang members Updated: Apr-25-16 10:01 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - El Salvador's human rights prosecutor said Monday that police and soldiers used excessive force or executed presumed street gang members during two supposed confrontations in 2015.
- Gunmen in Acapulco attack police at headquarters, hotel Updated: Apr-25-16 8:07 pm
ACAPULCO, Mexico - Armed men launched near-simultaneous assaults on police in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, leaving one attacker dead and an officer wounded and terrifying residents in what has become one of the world's deadliest cities.
- Ex-husband pleads not guilty in Elko to wife's death in 2011 Updated: Apr-25-16 5:52 pm
ELKO, Nevada - A 34-year-old man accused of killing his estranged wife in June 2011 and fleeing to Mexico has pleaded not guilty to a felony murder charge in Nevada state court.
- France calls on Panama for tax transparency Updated: Apr-25-16 2:22 pm
PARIS - France's finance minister has called on Panama to provide "total transparency" regarding exchange of tax information.
- Nepalese temple, 4 other sites receive funding totaling $1M Updated: Apr-25-16 10:42 am
NEW YORK - The World Monuments Fund announced grants Monday totaling $1 million for five historic sites, including a 16th-century Nepalese temple destroyed in last year's massive earthquake.
- Ford School partners with business school in Costa Rica Updated: Apr-25-16 8:36 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan is starting a partnership that enables business students from a school in Costa Rica to earn a master of public administration degree at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
- Wesley Bryan wins Web.com Tour event in Mexico Updated: Apr-24-16 10:06 pm
LEON, Mexico - Wesley Bryan won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 for a four-stroke victory.
- Student passionate about helping others, improving himself Updated: Apr-23-16 9:01 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Seventeen-year-old Kevin Davila an International Baccalaureate senior at Annapolis High, shakes his head when asked about the tall wall Donald Trump claims will be erected between the United States and Mexico to keep out immigrants if he's elected president.
- Death toll at 28 in Mexico petrochemical plant explosion Updated: Apr-23-16 12:13 am
MEXICO CITY - Searchers recovered four more bodies from a petrochemical plant wrecked by a huge explosion this week on Mexico's southeastern Gulf coast, raising the death toll to 28, the state oil company said Friday night.
- Panama raids warehouse of company at heart of documents leak Updated: Apr-22-16 9:20 pm
PANAMA CITY - Panamanian officials have raided a warehouse of the law firm Mossack Fonseca, which has been at the center of the huge document leak related to offshore accounts.
- Thousands march to protest proposed Nicaragua canal Updated: Apr-22-16 6:48 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Thousands of Nicaraguans have marched to oppose a planned interoceanic canal that critics say threatens to displace rural communities and damage the environment.
- Belize says Guatemala "amassing" troops in border areas Updated: Apr-22-16 3:53 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - The tiny Central American country of Belize has accused larger neighbor Guatemala of "amassing" troops along the two countries' border following the death of a 13-year-old boy in a shooting incident apparently involving Belizean soldiers.