Police choppers thump over Mexico City as drug crime rises

By Christine Murray MEXICO CITY, Aug 9 : Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital. In a sight more familiar to Mexico’s most dangerous […]

Eleven found killed in Mexico border town ahead of president-elect’s visit

By Jose Luis Gonzalez CIUDAD JUAREZ, Aug 4 : Eleven bodies were discovered on Friday in a Mexican town close to the U.S. border, days before president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to visit for a series of forums seeking to stem the violence in the country. The bodies of eight men and three […]

Passengers recount escape from burning Mexican plane

By Julia Love and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY, Aug 2 : Shortly after boarding her flight in the northern Mexican state of Durango afternoon on Tuesday afternoon, Ashley Garcia had a premonition that something was wrong. The 17-year-old high school student from Northlake, a suburb of Chicago, was one of 65 U.S. citizens among […]

Passengers ‘grateful to God’ after plane crashes in Mexico with no deaths

By Lizbeth Diaz and Julia Love MEXICO CITY, July 31 : Dozens of people were injured when a packed Aeromexico-operated Embraer jet crashed right after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango on Tuesday, but authorities said most were not seriously hurt and there were no fatalities. The mid-sized jet was almost full, with 103 people […]

I feel blessed’ – No deaths in Mexico passenger jet crash

By Lizbeth Diaz and Julia Love MEXICO CITY, August 01 : Dozens of people were injured on Tuesday when a packed Aeromexico-operated Embraer jet crashed soon after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango, but authorities said most were not seriously hurt and there were no fatalities. The mid-sized jet was almost full, with 97 passengers […]

About 85 injured in Aeromexico plane crash but no fatalities

By Lizbeth Diaz and Julia Love MEXICO CITY, August 0 : As many as 85 people were injured on Tuesday, two critically, when an Aeromexico-operated Embraer passenger jet crashed soon after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango, but authorities said there were no fatalities. The mid-sized jet was almost full, with 97 passengers and four […]