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Mexico ex-governor Tomas Yarrington faces cartel charges

<b>US prosecutors have accused the former governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, of links with drug cartels.</b><p>Mr Yarrington, who was governor of the border state from 1999 to 2004, has been charged with money laundering.<p>Prosecutors say he accepted millions of dollars in …

Latin America

After president's first year, Mexico still a mess by many measures

MEXICO CITY — To President Enrique Peña Nieto's supporters, his first year in office has been a time of bold promises kept as he pursues an ambitious agenda of reforms designed, in the long term, to bring peace and economic growth to Mexico.<p>But in the short term, by many measures, his country …


Mexico crowd protests against energy reform

<b>Tens of thousands of people have protested in the centre of Mexico City against President Enrique Pena Nieto's planned overhaul of the energy sector.</b><p>Opposition leader Andres Lopez Obrador told the crowd to surround the Congress this week.<p>Mr Pena Nieto says the plan to allow private investment in …


Associated Press News

Mexico mayor 'killed for standing up to drugs cartel'

<b>Mexico's local authorities' association say a mayor allegedly threatened by drug gangs in the western state of Michoacan has been killed.</b><p>Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza, who headed the small town of Santa Ana Maya, was found dead in his car on Thursday.<p>He had been speaking out about the Knights Templar …