Forty-three people were killed and 18 injured Friday morning in a roadway crash involving a bus in the Mexican state of Veracruz, the governor's office said.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck in the Mexican state of Oaxaca on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake's epicenter was about 17 miles (27 km) from Ometepec, Guerrero. It was about 7.6 miles (12 km) deep, the USGS said.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Residents felt the quake in Mexico City, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter.
There were no initial reports of major damage in the capital, Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said on Twitter.
– CNN's Krupskaia Alis and Rafael Romo contributed to this report.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (CNN) - Mexican officials were assessing damage Wednesday, a day after a strong earthquake left homes in ruins and rattled residents hundreds of miles away from the epicenter.
At least 11 people were injured and hundreds of houses were damaged in the 7.4-magnitude quake, which struck mid-day Tuesday in southern Mexico.
Photos from some of the hardest-hit areas showed residents surveying rubble where adobe homes once stood. Broken tiles and pieces of buildings fell onto sidewalks as far away as Mexico City, about 200 miles (320 km) from the quake's epicenter.
The city's mayor said the earthquake was one of the strongest to impact the capital since an 8.0 temblor that struck in 1985, killing about 10,000 people in the sprawling metropolis. But officials said no deaths had been reported after Tuesday's quake, despite the widespread alarm it caused.FULL STORY
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[Updated at 4:00 p.m. ET] The U.S. Geological Survey has again revised the magnitude of the Mexican quake, down to 7.4.
[Updated at 3:29 p.m. ET] Though the epicenter was about 175 miles from Mexico City, earthquakes are a frightening experience for the city's more than 20 million residents of Mexico City. About 10,000 people perished in a massive quake in 1985.
The city, built on volcanic ash and clay, is particularly vulnerable to temblors.
[Updated at 3:17 p.m. ET] Local authorities in Guerrero state have reported aftershocks, while residents in Oaxaca and Guerrero states and the eastern state of Veracruz reported that phone service had been knocked out in their areas.
[Updated at 3:12 p.m. ET] Pascal Clemens, a businessman in Acapulco, says he has lived in the city for 17 years, and Tuesday's earthquake was in the top five of those he's experienced in that time.
It was "a pretty strong one," he said.
[Updated at 3:03 p.m. ET] A real estate agent in Acapulco told CNN International that he was in an office building when the quake hit. He said that the area has felt tremors for a while now, “but not strong like this one.”
Footage in Mexico City showed people milling around outside office buildings moments after evacuating.Read CNN's full coverage of the earthquake in Mexico
Authorities have found the remains of 167 people, believed to be at least 50 years old, in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said.
The remains were discovered inside a cave on the Nuevo Ojo de Agua ranch, and show no visible signs of violence, according to a statement from state prosecutors.
Studies will be done to determine the age, sex and cause of death of each person, it read. The prosecutors promised not to rule out "any line of investigation."
Though the remains are thought to be more than half a century old, the discovery is still sure to attract attention in a country where mass graves have been unearthed in recent years.FULL STORY
At least three people were killed in a prison riot Tuesday in northern Mexico, a Nuevo Leon state security spokesman said.
Jorge Domene said the riot happened in a prison in Topo Chico, about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from the site of another prison riot on Sunday that left at least 44 people dead.FULL STORY
MONTERREY, Mexico (CNN) - Authorities are investigating what caused clashes that left at least 44 dead in a northern Mexico prison - and whether any inmates escaped.
A fierce rivalry between drug cartels likely fueled the fighting Sunday inside a prison in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, state security spokesman Jorge Domene told reporters.
Prisoners could have used the riot to engineer a breakout, Domene said. He did not say whether inmates had escaped from the overcrowded prison or how prisoners inside acquired the clubs, stones and sharp objects they used in the fighting.
Guards may have been complicit, he said, and authorities have detained them - along with the prison's director - for questioning.FULL STORY
The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama said Tuesday it plans to return about $200,000 in donations collected by two Chicago men after a newspaper report described their brother as a fugitive with alleged links to violence and corruption in Mexico.
"More than 1.3 million Americans have donated to the campaign and we constantly review those contributions for any issues. On the basis of the questions that have been raised, we will return the contributions from these individuals and from any other donors they brought to the campaign," Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said.
The announcement came after The New York Times published a report detailing alleged ties between two campaign donors and a Mexican casino magnate.FULL STORY
Firings and charges against the justice department officials who oversaw the agency's flawed gun-running operation are likely to come in the next six months, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.
Holder was speaking before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to discuss the controversial sting operation called Operation Fast and Furious.
Asked what steps he had taken since the controversy came to light 13 months ago, Holder said he is awaiting the conclusions of an internal investigation.FULL STORY
Nearly 13,000 people were killed in Mexico by suspected drug violence in the first three quarters of 2011, the country's federal attorney general's office said Wednesday.
Saadi Gadhafi, a son of the deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, tried to travel secretly to Mexico with false documents, Mexico's interior minister said Wednesday.
Four people have been implicated in the plot - a Canadian, a Dane and a two Mexicans, said the minister, Alejandro Poire.
The arrests of the plotters were made in November and announced Wednesday.
"With these actions, the federal government contributes actively to a safe North America," said Alejandra Sota, a government spokeswoman.
The plan was to provide false documents claiming Mexican nationality for Saadi Gadhafi and his family, and to purchase a number of properties in Mexico that would be used as safe houses, Poire said.FULL STORY
Authorities found more than 20 bodies inside three abandoned vehicles in Guadalajara, Mexico, Thursday, state media reported.
The vehicles were discovered near a monument on one of the city's main avenues, the state-run Notimex news agency said, citing police sources.
Officials did not release the exact number of bodies found Thursday morning.
Jalisco state Attorney General Tomas Coronado Olmos told CNN affiliate TV Azteca that a message was found with the bodies, but he did not disclose what it said.FULL STORY
[Updated at 2:41 p.m. ET] Mexico's interior minister, Jose Francisco Blake Mora, was killed in helicopter crash Friday, the government said.
The Super Puma helicopter crashed in the Xochimilco area south of Mexico City, government spokeswoman Alejandra Sota said.
Also killed in the crash were deputy minister Felipe Zamora and the ministry's press office chief, Jose Alfredo Garcia, she said.
In all nine people perished – seven passengers and two crew members, she said.
In July 2010, Mexican President Felipe Calderon appointed Blake Mora to the post that oversees security efforts against drug cartels in Mexico. That battle has has cost thousands of lives.FULL STORY
Mexico City (CNN) - Authorities have arrested a top lieutenant of the Arellano Felix cartel, the Mexican defense ministry announced Monday.
Juan Francisco Sillas Rocha, 34, "is considered one of the most violent subjects responsible for countless killings," defense ministry spokesman Col. Ricardo Trevilla Trejo told reporters.
Sillas, also known as "The Wheel," has been one of the key lieutenants in a brutal turf war over drug-trafficking territory with the Sinaloa Cartel, the defense ministry said in a statement.FULL STORY
Armed men burst into a newspaper office in eastern Mexico Sunday, warning staff before they set fire to the building, the newspaper's editor said.
No one was injured in the ensuing blaze, which damaged the inside and outside of El Bueno Tono ("The Good Tone") newspaper in Cordoba, Veracruz, editor Julio Fentanes told CNNMexico.
"They broke windows outside and inside the building," he said. "They came armed with all kinds of weapons, with pipes, with any number of things."
Workers hid in the back of the building during the early-morning incident, he said.
Veracruz state government spokesmen said a container with 10 liters of gasoline was found at the scene.FULL STORY
An 6.5-magnitude earthquake 6.5 struck off Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.
The quake was shallow, at only 3.1 miles deep, the USGS reported.
It struck at 5:32 a.m. (8:32 a.m. ET) in the ocean, about 206 miles south of the resort town of Cabo San Lucas, and 260 miles west of another popular beach destination, Puerto Vallarta.
There is no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
A US Airways flight attendant was found dead in his hotel room in Mexico City, company spokeswoman Tina Swail said Saturday.
Authorities are investigating the circumstances of Nick Aaronson's death, she said.
Preliminary reports do not indicate a safety breach at the hotel, according to a statement from the Association of Flight Attendants Council 66.FULL STORY
Hurricane Rina neared some of Mexico's most popular beaches Thursday, sending residents fleeing inland.
The Category 1 hurricane was packing 75 mph winds Thursday morning, but forecasters said it could weaken into a tropical storm later in the day.
Rina is expected to skim the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula Thursday night and into Friday, forecasters said.FULL STORY
Worried travelers and those living on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula were waiting and watching Hurricane Rina on Tuesday after the storm intensified to a Category 2 and appeared poised to make a near-direct hit on the resort town of Cancun later this week.
Rina's maximum sustained winds were near 100 mph Tuesday morning, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center. "Additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so and Rina could become a major hurricane by tonight or early Wednesday," forecasters said.
Forecast models show Rina strengthening into a major, or Category 3, hurricane before approaching the Yucatan. The projected path shows Rina back at Category 2 intensity when it takes aim at Cancun on Thursday.FULL STORY