May 2, 2013 3:04 AM
President Obama travels to Mexico in the day ahead.
It's a trip that is expected to be dominated by trade and immigration. He will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Most of the president's activities will be at the National Palace in the heart of the capital. Dozens... more »
January 26, 2013 5:53 PM
Take a trip through Mexico without even leaving Pueblo!
Two different Mexican folklore dance groups, Omawari and Aymoray, came together to present The Colors of Mexico.
It was a chance for seasoned dancers to teach and dance along with younger dancers. All of them got to show of their... more »
August 28, 2012 8:44 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California public health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened 73 people and has been linked to salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities say they are still probing what prompted the outbreak of salmonella Braenderup cases in California. They are trying to identify which specific mango... more »
August 24, 2012 12:53 AM
A major drug bust announced by the Colorado Springs Police Department on Thursday took more than $5.65 million dollars worth of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana off the streets of southern Colorado. Fourteen people are behind bars, accused of drug trafficking across seven states and Mexico; seven of the people... more »
April 30, 2012 12:39 AM
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say a festival celebrating Children's Day went badly wrong and more than 200 youngsters were sickened after eating apparently rotten food in a village near the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Guerrero state Health Secretary Lazaro Mazon Alonso says the party was held Friday at... more »
April 27, 2012 8:41 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors say there is insufficient evidence to pursue charges against a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Mexican national in 2010. The Justice Department released a statement Friday saying the agent didn't act inconsistently with Border Patrol policy or... more »
April 26, 2012 12:56 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he respects U.S. laws designed to control illegal immigration, but he's against statutes like Arizona's controversial law that he believes unfairly go after immigrants. Calderon spoke Wednesday evening to more than 200 Mexican immigrants at a community center in Houston. The speech... more »
April 22, 2012 11:48 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart says allegations it hushed up bribery by executives in Mexico are "not a reflection of who we are or what we stand for." The New York Times reports a vast bribery campaign by top executives of its Mexican subsidiary was carried out to build stores... more »
March 22, 2012 3:11 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican Army says it has detained the police chief of a town in western Mexico who had pamphlets and banners about the cult-like Knights Templar drug cartel, as well as cocaine and hand grenades in his patrol car. The Defense Department says in a statement... more »
March 15, 2012 7:14 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A report says the number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped 28.1 percent this year. The report released Thursday and carried out by the World Wildlife Fund, private donors and Mexico's National Commission on Protected Areas says the Monarchs covered 7.14 acres (2.89 hectares) of... more »
March 15, 2012 7:11 PM
DURANGO, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say a state lawmaker was among dozens of victims found last year in mass graves in the northern state of Durango. State prosecutor Sonia de la Garza said Thursday the body of Alfonso Pena was found in a clandestine grave in the city of... more »
February 3, 2012 12:32 PM
MIAMI (AP) - A search is under way in waters near Mexico for a British cruise ship passenger who apparently went overboard.
The Royal Caribbean International cruise line said Friday that another passenger saw the 30-year-old man go over the railing from his stateroom on the Allure of the... more »
December 3, 2011 3:53 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama's attorney general to resign because of the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.
Romney tells reporters after a rally in New Hampshire that Eric Holder... more »
October 15, 2011 2:44 PM
PERRY, Iowa (AP) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has signed a pledge vowing to push for construction of a fence along the entire border with Mexico by the end of 2013. Bachmann says that illegal immigration costs the U.S. more than $100 million a year and argues securing the border... more »
September 23, 2011 6:57 PM
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The new military commander responsible for defending the U.S. homeland says Mexico is "part of our North American family" and important to the United States.
Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. said Friday that the U.S. and Mexico are both dealing with... more »
September 18, 2011 12:00 PM
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Personnel from the U.S. military command responsible for homeland security have met with members of Mexico's military in a visit to that country. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., head of U.S. Northern Command, writes in his blog that the visit occurred last... more »
September 3, 2011 5:52 PM
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. Speaking to hundreds of New Hampshire voters at a private reception this afternoon, the Texas governor says a fence would be ineffective and take too long to build. Tea party... more »
July 12, 2011 6:12 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former "Survivor" producer will make his case Tuesday for why he should not be returned to Mexico to stand trial on a charge that the killed his wife at an upscale resort last year.
Attorneys for Bruce Beresford-Redman hope to convince a federal magistrate... more »
July 5, 2011 11:10 AM
Seven tourists are still in the water after their boat capsized in the Gulf of California. They went into the water overnight when a storm upended their boat.
Mexican searchers said 19 other passengers and 16 crew members were rescued and they held out hope the missing seven could... more »
April 17, 2011 10:57 AM
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The United States has sent two specially equipped military cargo planes to help battle wildfires in northern Mexico.
The U.S. Northern Command says the C-130 planes were requested by the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department. They left their home base... more »
April 16, 2011 2:14 PM
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Approximately 30 Air Force Reservists and two Modular Airborne Firefighting System equipped C-130 Hercules from Colorado's 302nd Airlift Wing will leave Saturday, April 16 to begin travel to support wildland fires in Northern Mexico, approximately 60 miles south of the Texas border. The MAFFS... more »
January 12, 2011 10:41 AM
The Consulate General of Canada is hosting a Young Ranchers Roundtable in Denver today with 20 representatives from Australia, Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Canada.
Discussions during the roundtable will focus on international challenges and opportunities in the cattle and beef industry, as well as ways that nations... more »
December 6, 2010 5:32 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The leader of Mexico's largest newspaper chain says that truth and transparency must be assured in the Mexican press and legal system or the country will keep seeing social problems and a violent drug war.
Alejandro Junco de la Vega is chairman and chief... more »
October 29, 2010 9:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A team of scientists are leaving on a research cruise to see if the BP oil spill hurt deep-sea coral and organisms that live around natural oil and gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico.
It's counterintuitive, but scientists say an oil spill could hurt... more »
October 24, 2010 8:23 AM
LA SALLE, Colo. (AP) - The wife of a man believed gunned down as he jet skied along the Mexico border says she intends to speak out about the violence plaguing that region.
Tiffany Hartley spoke to reporters after arriving back in La Salle Saturday evening.
She told... more »
October 19, 2010 8:09 AM
Scientists say that six months after the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, damage to the Gulf of Mexico is less dramatic than some had predicted.
In an informal Associated Press survey, 35 researchers who study the Gulf lowered their rating of its ecological health by several points.... more »
October 15, 2010 8:17 AM
A Mexican official says the search for an American tourist believed to have been shot while crossing a border lake has been temporarily called off.
Tamaulipas state attorney general's office spokesman Ruben Dario Rios Lopez told the McAllen newspaper The Monitor that the search for David Michael Hartley was... more »
October 12, 2010 8:32 PM
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is lifting the ban on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The former U.S. Senator from Colorado spoke about the issue as he kicked off a national renewable energy tour on Tuesday. His first stop was the Vestas wind tower factory in... more »
October 12, 2010 8:25 AM
The storm called Paula has become a hurricane off the coast of Honduras and is on its way to brush Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Paula has maximum sustained winds near 75 mph and is moving northwest at 10 mph.
Honduran emergency officials... more »
October 8, 2010 2:17 PM
A van carrying ten people, all illegal aliens, was stopped just south of Pueblo Tuesday afternoon. All were taken into custody.
Two men, Santos Miranda-Mendoza and Walter Zuniga-Sosa, admitted that they were paid to smuggle the others from Houston to Los Angeles, according to an arrest affidavit. They've each... more »
September 28, 2010 2:33 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona attorney general says Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel has been arrested on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering.
The 29-year-old mayor was arrested Tuesday morning at his office at the Nogales City Hall. Search warrants were executed at his home,... more »
September 28, 2010 10:34 AM
Up to 1,000 people were feared dead after a rain-soaked mountainside gave way and buried hundreds of homes in southwestern Mexico, local media reported Tuesday.
Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz told the Televisa television network that the early morning landslide wiped-out 100 to 300 houses.
"There could be... more »
September 17, 2010 9:24 AM
Forecasters say Hurricane Karl has grown into a major storm today as it takes aim at Mexico's Gulf Coast near ports and oil installations.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Karl has grown with surprising speed into a powerful Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120... more »
September 15, 2010 8:38 AM
A strengthening Tropical Storm Karl is bearing down on the resort beaches of the Mayan Riviera on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Karl's maximum sustained winds have increased to about 65 mph. Authorities have warned of heavy rains but have not yet ordered evacuations.
Hurricane Julia has become a Category... more »
September 8, 2010 9:38 AM
Oil giant BP said in an internal report released Wednesday - before a key piece of evidence has been analyzed - that multiple companies and work teams contributed to the massive Gulf of Mexico spill that fouled waters and shorelines for months.
In its 193-page report posted on its... more »
September 8, 2010 8:23 AM
Its power spent, what's left of Tropical Storm Hermine is making its way north.
Hermine was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday night bringing downpours and winds gusting to about 70 mph in south Texas and northeastern Mexico.
Remnants of the storm could spread as far north as... more »
September 3, 2010 9:02 AM
A company official says the incident aboard a Mariner Energy oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico is considered a fire, not an explosion.
The Coast Guard says there was no leak, and no one was killed.
The Coast Guard initially reported that an oil sheen a mile... more »
September 3, 2010 8:28 AM
BP says it has so far spent $8 billion responding to the disastrous oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.
The company said Friday that the total included $399 million paid to settle 127,000 claims from businesses and other affected by the oil spill.
The oil company... more »
September 2, 2010 2:12 PM
The Coast Guard is saying that a mile-long oil sheen is spreading from the site off an offshore petroleum platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.
The site of the explosion is west of where BP's massive spill occurred.
The Coast Guard said no one... more »
September 1, 2010 3:49 PM
Dozens of turtles that were once covered with oil, are now back home in the Gulf of Mexico.
A rehabilitation center released 42 Kemps Ridleys turtles this week. They were among the first victims of the gulf oil spill. 3
The Kemps Ridleys are the most endangered turtles... more »
August 27, 2010 12:55 PM
The federal government said it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap that stopped oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that engineers can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed.
Thad Allen, the government's point man for the spill response, told... more »
August 24, 2010 3:31 PM
A newly discovered type of oil-eating microbe suddenly is flourishing in the Gulf of Mexico and gobbling up the BP spill at a much faster rate than expected, scientists reported Tuesday.
Scientists discovered the new microbe while studying the underwater dispersion of millions of gallons of oil spilled since... more »
August 24, 2010 8:29 AM
Hurricane Danielle has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it churns far out over the Atlantic.
The hurricane has maximum sustained winds near 100 mph and could become a major hurricane by early tomorrow. Danielle is located about 1,110 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving... more »
August 24, 2010 8:07 AM
Dozens of contestants from six continents traveled to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss Universe. The winner had one of the shortest commutes.
Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete, 22, took home the crown after the swimsuit, evening gown and interview portions... more »
August 23, 2010 9:17 AM
Tropical storm watches and warnings have been extended westward along Mexico's coast as Tropical Storm Frank churns in the Pacific.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Danielle is getting stronger far out over the Atlantic.
On Monday, Mexico extended a tropical storm warning from west of Tecpan de Galeana to Zihuatanejo.... more »
August 17, 2010 8:14 AM
Commercial shrimpers who spent much of the summer mopping up oil in the Gulf of Mexico say the first day back to doing what they normally do was a good one.
Shrimpers indicate the first catch since BP's disastrous spill was plentiful and, just as importantly, free of oil.... more »
August 16, 2010 8:02 AM
Louisiana shrimpers have more than the usual worries as they hit the water today for the opening of shrimp season.
Besides concerns over how much they'll catch and what they'll get for it, there's anxiety about how much damage the shrimp population has truly suffered from the lengthy oil... more »
August 11, 2010 9:21 AM
More agents and more drones along the Mexican border are just what states like Arizona are demanding from Washington.
And Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick wants the in-recess Senate to act quickly to make it happen. A spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid says they're hoping for passage by the... more »
August 9, 2010 11:15 AM
Officials working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are watching a cluster of storms over Florida that could develop into a tropical disturbance.
The government point man on the oil spill, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Monday he is not currently planning to suspend... more »
August 5, 2010 8:20 AM
BP officials say they plan to begin forcing cement down the blown-out Gulf oil well today. The announcement came last night shortly after their plan was approved by the federal official in charge of the oil spill.
The company plans to shove cement down from pipes attached to ships... more »
August 3, 2010 9:15 AM
Seafood from some parts of the oil-fouled Gulf of Mexico has been declared safe to eat by the government, based in part on human smell tests. But even some Gulf fishermen are questioning whether the fish and shrimp are OK to feed to their own families.
Some are turning... more »
August 3, 2010 8:07 AM
BP engineers in the Gulf of Mexico want to start sealing up the blown-out oil well today, but first they're running a test.
They plan to probe the busted blowout preventer with an oil-like liquid to determine whether it can handle the sealing-up process, called a "static kill." If... more »
August 2, 2010 8:20 AM
Today could be the beginning of sealing up BP's blown-out oil well for good.
Engineers in the Gulf of Mexico hope to begin shoving mud through lines installed last month straight down the throat of the leaky well. If mud forces the oil back into the massive underground reservoir... more »
July 29, 2010 1:45 PM
An expert on marine sciences and coastal circulation says it's unlikely oil from BP's massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico will reach the East Coast.
Roy He of North Carolina State University said Thursday the chances are low in part because the well is capped for now.
... more »
July 27, 2010 11:36 AM
The head of the U.S. Travel Association is proposing that BP set aside $500 million for a marketing campaign to help draw tourists to the Gulf Coast.
Roger Dow makes the proposal in prepared testimony to a House panel looking at the oil spill's impact on tourism. The New... more »
July 22, 2010 7:03 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado in Boulder says it has temporarily canceled its study abroad programs in Mexico over concerns of rising cartel violence. CU's interim provost Russell Moore said Thursday the programs to Jalisco, Monterrey, Oaxaca and Guanajuato were called off and students planning to go... more »
July 14, 2010 8:26 AM
BP is delaying critical tests on a new well cap designed to finally stop the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico after government officials said more analysis was needed on the plan.
BP engineers were scheduled to start slowly shutting off valves on the 75-ton metal stack... more »