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Bengal Tiger Cub Takes Up Residence in Guadalajara


A Bengal tiger cub at the center of a custody dispute has been living for the past three months at the city animal shelter in Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, sharing the facility with about 50 cats and dogs.

MEX Youth Study in US to Fight Violence, Drugs

Associated Press

Seventy-seven Mexican high school students are wrapping up a five-week stay in the U.S. with hopes that they can use the community service skills they learned to combat social problems like drugs, violence and truancy back home.

Church Wants to Reassign Mexico Activist Priest

Associated Press

A crusading Roman Catholic priest who has defied drug cartels and corrupt police to protect Central American migrants says church authorities have asked him to leave his work at migrant shelters.

Bird Flu Fears Sent 8M Chickens to Their Doom

Mexico has so far slaughtered eight million chickens and vaccinated 66 million more in an effort to contain a bird flu outbreak in the west of the country.

Barter Market Swapping Trash for Fresh Produce in Mexico City

Inter Press Service

Since March, the Mercado del Trueque – barter market – has operated the first Sunday of each month. The market is a novel idea forged by groups of local vegetable and plant vendors and the Mexico City secretariat of the environment.

Security Improves in Mexico's 'Murder City'

Al Jazeera

Juarez has seen a 42 per cent drop in killings and could offer lessons to other regions plagued by cartel violence.

Indigenous Community Fights Illegal Loggers in Rural Mexico

For years, illegal loggers in rural Mexico have cut down trees without much government resistance. Recently, the problem has gotten worse, as organized crime syndicates entered the business and armed loggers with automatic weapons.

Ernesto Crosses Yucatan, Regains Some Power


Tropical Storm Ernesto spun across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday, then headed into the Gulf of Mexico after forcing the evacuation of thousands of tourists and fishermen from beaches in Tulum and the Costa Maya.

Mexico Beats Japan to Reach Olympic Soccer Final

Associated Press

Mexico advanced to the final of the men's Olympic football tournament for the first time in their history after coming from behind to defeat Asian giants Japan 3-1.

Ernesto Becomes a Hurricane Before Yucatan Landfall


Ernesto strengthened into a hurricane on Tuesday just hours before making landfall on the southern part of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, home to popular tourist destinations.

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