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  • Hurricane Rina ramping up quickly in the Caribbean

    Hurricane Rina ramping up quickly in the Caribbean

    Hurricane Rina is projected to become a major hurricane, with maximum sustained winds in excess of 110 miles an hour, within the next 48 hours. It reached hurricane status on Monday.

  • Latin America Monitor Is Mexico's economy really driving down illegal immigration to the US?

    A big drop in illegal immigration seems to be taking place along the US-Mexico border. Some attribute this to rising prosperity in Mexico, but other more influential factors are in play.

  • Oil futures falter on debt, storm concerns

    Oil futures falter on debt, storm concerns

    Oil futures slipped 3 cents to $97.38 a barrel for West Texas Intermediate crude. In London, Brent oil futures fell 5 cents to $117.38.

  • Mexico nabs Zetas gang's No. 3 leader, but will it stop the cartel?

    Latin America Monitor Mexico nabs Zetas gang's No. 3 leader, but will it stop the cartel?

    The arrest of Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar follows a series of recent drug-war gains by Mexico's government.

  • Mexico's 'island of security'

    Global News Blog Mexico's 'island of security'

    The Mexican city of Mérida in Yucatan state was officially declared a "City of Peace" for its security record. The Yucatan state was the only one in Mexico to register no drug-related murders in 2010.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Massive craters

    This shaded relief image of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula shows a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction, the event 65 million years ago that marked the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs as well as the majority of life then on Earth. In this enhanced image the topography has been exaggerated to highlight a trough, the darker green line at the upper left corner. This trough is only about 10 to 15 feet deep and is so subtle that if you walked across it you probably would not notice it.

  • What time is space shuttle Discovery set to land?

    What time is space shuttle Discovery set to land?

    Space shuttle Discovery, returning to Earth Wednesday from its last mission, is expected to land in Florida just before noon Eastern Standard Time. Mission managers laud a nearly flawless flight.

  • Decapitated bodies in Acapulco spotlight drug war's toll on tourism

    Decapitated bodies in Acapulco spotlight drug war's toll on tourism

    Mexican tourists who still flock to Acapulco after foreigners have shunned the tourist destination due to drug-war violence may think twice after 15 decapitated bodies were found outside a shopping center Saturday.

  • Hurricane Richard sputters over Belize, heads toward Mexico

    Hurricane Richard sputters over Belize, heads toward Mexico

    Hurricane Richard did no major damage to Belize as it weakened into a tropical storm. It is moving into southeastern Mexico.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/12

    An endangered black male rhinoceros, with its horn partially cut off, stands in a cage after a radio transmitter was implanted in its horn before translocation at the Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya's Rift Valley on Tuesday. After implanting radio transmitters into the horns to track the animals, and notching their ears, Kenya Wildlife Service is moving 10 black rhinos to the Tsavo National Park, southeast of Nairobi, to reestablish the population.