Police discover fentanyl pill press in Mexican town near US border

Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they found an illicit facility with a pill press used to make fentanyl pills in the border town of San Luis Rio Colorado, across from Yuma, Arizona. The city is best known for its myriad of pharmacies, dentists’ and doctors’ offices that welcome American visitors. But federal prosecutors said they detained … Read more

FIFA announces 16 North American cities to host 2026 World Cup

Published on: 06/17/2022 – 05:11 Cheers and sighs were met with FIFA’s announcement of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup. and Toronto. But for some of the cities that were on the bubble, Thursday’s announcement was a misfire. At a watch party in Washington DC, the crowd was sullen when the last of … Read more

Jason Maatman caught: Electronic sniffer dog helps capture suspected pedophile in Mexico, ending international manhunt

An unusual alliance of international activist groups, Mexican prosecutors and a dog trained to detect memory devices joined forces this month to nab a high-profile suspected pedophile in Mexico City. Free a Girl, a Netherlands-based group that fights human trafficking, informed US-based Operation Underground Railroad activists that Jason Maatman, a Dutchman who openly advocates sex … Read more

Armed groups invade a town in southern Mexico

MEXICO — Dozens of heavily armed men invaded the Mexican colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas, and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Wednesday that one person had been killed in clashes between two gangs. López Obrador said the confrontation involved “two groups battling for control of a market” in San Cristobal. … Read more

Police kill 10 after ‘heavily armed group’ attacks officers in Mexico

Ten suspected criminals have been killed and seven others detained during a police operation against an armed gang in central-southern Mexico, the prosecutor announced on Tuesday. The incident occurred when “a heavily armed group” attacked officers in the town of Texcaltitlan, who then responded with “a legitimate use of force”, the The Mexico State Attorney’s … Read more

Thieves disappear with 20 shipping containers full of gold and silver ore and television sets from Mexico seaport

Cargo shipping containers are seen in a storage area at the Mexican seaport of Manzanillo in the state of Colima in an undated file photo. Walter Bibikow/Getty Mexico City— Thieves broke into a cargo storage area at the Pacific Coast seaport of Manzanillo and stole 20 cargo containers loaded with partially refined gold and silver … Read more

Mexico: Tropical Storm Blas forms off the Pacific coast of Mexico

MEXICO CITY: The second tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season formed south of Mexico on Tuesday, though forecasters said it was unlikely to threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Blas could reach hurricane strength Wednesday night before losing strength as it moves toward the open ocean. The storm had maximum … Read more

Mexican soldiers uncover 50 meth labs in first half of June

MEXICO — Mexican soldiers found a total of 50 methamphetamine labs in the first two weeks of June, the Mexican military said Monday. The small labs were mostly located in low woods around the state of Sinaloa, home to the cartel of the same name. The military said in a statement that in just three … Read more

Mexican president denounces NATO’s policy in Ukraine

MEXICO — The Mexican president on Monday criticized NATO’s policy on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it “immoral”. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador did not mention NATO or the United States by name, but his comments were the latest example of his party’s ambiguous stance on the invasion. Mexico voted to condemn the invasion, but … Read more