Mexico City, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists have found handicrafts from the Mayan culture in the southeastern states of Yucatan and Campeche, notable among which are ceramics some 2,300 years old. The National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said in a communique that some of the most outstanding objects were discovered in the Cenote San Manuel, Yucatan, an underground body of water that is reached by rappelling down a well
Monterrey (Mexico), Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Mexican police Friday found four bodies hanging from a bridge in the northern city of Saltillo, an official said. The four bodies bearing signs of torture and wrapped in bandages had been hung from the El Sarape bridge, which links Saltillo's east side with the city center, Coahuila state's security spokesman Sergio Sibeles told EFE.
Culiacan (Mexico), Dec 6 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican prosecutor said beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez fired at army soldiers before she was killed in an armed clash last month in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. The delegate of the federal Attorney General's Office in Sinaloa, Enrique Feregrino Taboada, told reporters Tuesday that a gunshot residue examination conducted on the 22-year-old woman's body turned up positive
Mexico City, Dec 3 (IANS) China won the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy championship after sweeping all four gold medals at the event here. The Synchronised Swimming World Trophy is different from the ordinary athletic competition and pays more attention to the ornamental and artistic, reports Xinhua. To stimulate creativity and expressivity, FINA allows swimmers to use costumes, props and makeup.
Mexico City, Dec 3 (IANS/EFE) Muhammad Ali, former world heavyweight boxing champion and widely considered to be the greatest pugilist of all time, will be named "King of Boxing" at the 50th convention of the World Boxing Council, or WBC.
Mexico City, Dec 3 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has agreed with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, "to establish lines of communication" to resolve through diplomatic channels the maritime dispute between the two countries.
Mexico City, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least eight people were injured and 65 detained when police clashed with protesters in Mexico on the new president's inauguration day, an official said. Protesters clashed with police Saturday near the congress, where Enrique Pena Nieto was being sworn in as the Mexican president.
Mexico City, Dec 2 (IANS) In his first address to the nation as president, Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto has vowed to strengthen the economy, fight crime and push for educational reform. "Mexico is now ready to take off in the 21st century, we have the historic opportunity to transform Mexico into the power it should be," said Pena Nieto, shortly after taking oath of office Saturday
Mexico City, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Enrique Pena Nieto was sworn in Saturday as Mexico's new president, prior to his ceremonial inauguration. The 46-year-old replaces Felipe Calderon, who has ruled the country for 12 years of an interregnum for the Institutional Revolutionary Party which has governed Mexico for 71 years
Mexico City, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) State−owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it found reserves of up to 500 million barrels of crude in southern Mexico, a discovery that President Felipe Calderon hailed as the "biggest find" of petroleum on land in the past decade. The Navegante 1 field is about 20 km from Villahermosa, the capital of the southern state of Tabasco, and yielded light crude at a depth of 6,800 meters, Pemex officials told EFE. Initial estimates are that the field contains 500 million proven, possible and probable (3P) barrels of petroleum, but new test wells are planned and could boost reserve estimates to up to 1 billion barrels, Pemex said.