Tag: Mexico

Drug Trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Escapes Prison [VIDEO]

Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or “Shorty”, has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time, officials say. In a statement, Mexico’s National Security Commission said Guzman was last seen in the showers of the Altiplano jail late on Saturday night. He was the leader of the Sinaloa…

Jon Stewart on TRUMP – The Donald Provides MASSIVE Comedy [VIDEO]

Billionaire reality star, birther, and Mexican hater (he called them rapists), entrepreneur Donald Trump say’s he is VERY rich and he announces his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, and Jon Steward couldn’t be more excited. Neither can we. Thank You Donald, we have already been laughing all day and night, and you’re just getting…

Police arrest Mexican Drug Cartel Los Zetas Leader [VIDEO]

Mexican security officials have arrested Omar Trevino-Morales, the leader of the Zetas drug cartel authorities said on Wednesday. Alejandro Trevino-Morales, also known as “Omar” or “Z42”, was arrested around 4 a.m. in Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon—which is part of the Monterrey metropolitan area. The operation was a joint effort between the Mexican Federal Police and…

Pilots reach record distance in flight in helium balloon [VIDEO]

Two pilots have set a new world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after traveling more than 5,200 miles while crossing the Pacific Ocean. The pilots, who originally left Japan on Sunday aimed for Canada or the U.S., are now planning to land in Mexico sometime on Saturday. 

Mexico’s President New Steps Against Crime, Corruption [VIDEO]

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday announced a series of measures to stem the infiltration of organized crime into municipalities and city halls around the country following the wave of protests over the disappearance of 43 teaching students two months ago in the southern state of Guerrero. In a national address, Peña Nieto revealed…

Harrowing Details Of Slaughtered Students, 43 Abductions In Mexico

On Sept 27, a body of a 22-year-old student was found spread on a street in Iguala, Mexico with his face skin peeled off and his eyes gouged out. Forty-three other students remain missing, three other students died and one in a coma in a criminal scandal allegedly orchestrated by the town’s ex-mayor’s wife. On…

Mexico Security Chief Shot Dead

Ricardo Nino Villarreal, a Mexican security chief in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, has been shot to death along with his wife, officials have confirmed. The couple were killed Saturday as they drove in neighboring Nuevo Leon state, but their bodies were found by passersby the following day. Nino Villarreal, a former military general, was…

Mexico Mayor Behind 43 Missing Students

Mexico’s attorney general said the mayor of Iguala and his wife are the “probable masterminds” behind the disappearance of 43 students. Attorney General Jesus Murillo has issued a warrant for the arrest of Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, for their involvement in the Sept. 26 disappearance. So…

Mexican Officials Linked to Mass Killing

Local security officials are suspected of conspiring with gang members to kill some missing students who are likely among the charred corpses found in a mass grave in southwest Mexico, authorities said. At least 34 bodies had been buried at the site, and Guerrrero state Attorney General Inaky Blanco said two gang hitmen had admitted…

KLM deletes controversial World Cup tweet

Dutch airline KLM deleted a controversial celebratory World Cup tweet on Sunday. The airline’s account tweeted ‘Adios Amigos’ after Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 in a World Cup match. Many responded to the tweet chastising KLM for alienating potential customers. [digiday]

Castaway says faith helped him survive 13 months adrift in Pacific

It’s an alleged true-life story that trumps Hollywood’s latest castaway tale. Thirteen months adrift at sea (maybe more). Thousands of miles traveled. Survival with only what nature and the elements provided. Jose Salvador Alvarenga washed up on a remote coral atoll in the Marshall Islands last week in a heavily damaged boat. He said he…

Radioactive material container from hijacked truck found empty in Mexico

UPDATE: Mexican police located a truck stolen on Monday which contained dangerous radioactive material the UN warned could be used to construct a “dirty bomb.” An official has said the container holding that cargo was found empty. A truck carrying what is being described as ‘extremely dangerous’ radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico while…

Storms Hammer Mexico With ‘Historic’ Floods; 41 Dead

Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf, killing an estimated 41 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands. Tropical Depression Ingrid soaked Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel lashed the Pacific coast, inundating the popular beach resort of Acapulco. The storms, though weakened,…

Must Read Of The Day: 9 Year Old Gives Birth

USA Today is reporting that a 9-year-old girl has given birth to a healthy baby boy in Guadalajara, Mexico, and police are looking for the teenage father. Could it be true?  The details are in my must read of the day, and you can find it here.

Missing Band Members’ Bodies Found In Mexico Well

Mexico officials say they have found more bodies in a well in the state of Nuevo Leon, bringing the total to 12. Of the bodies, 4 have been identified as members of the band Kombo Kolombia, which was reported missing after a gig last week. Band members were feared to be kidnapped. One of the…