A sweep of a jail in the resort town of Acapulco, Mexico, turned up a number of surprising guests over the weekend, including 19 prostitutes, two peacocks and 100 fighting roosters, authorities said.
Authorities found two severed heads along a highway in Mexico City on Monday morning, the city's attorney general said.
Five severed human heads were found near an elementary school in Acapulco, Mexico, in an area where some schools had already canceled classes because of lack of security.
Some drug cartels in Mexico are telling teachers to give up half their pay or risk being killed.
The message is clear: No security, no classes! And thousands of teachers in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco are taking that message to the streets. Their goal is to make clear to the government that they're fed up with the violence that is terrorizing Mexico.
His nickname is "The Fever." Mexican officials say Jose Carlos Moreno Flores was a major drug lord in charge of trafficking and operations for a large Mexican cartel in the coastal state of Guerrero, where the beach resort of Acapulco is located.
More than 48 hours after two mangled bodies appeared hanging by ropes from a pedestrian bridge in a Mexican border city, authorities had yet to identify the victims.
Federal police announced Tuesday the arrest of a suspect in the kidnapping and killing last year of 20 Mexican tourists who were vacationing in the port city of Acapulco.
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A help-wanted ad in the Mexican Pacific state of Guerrero is drawing rebuke from some women's rights groups.
Hurricane Beatriz made contact with Mexico's resort-laden Pacific coast Tuesday, setting off warnings for a 360-mile (575-kilometer) stretch of coastline.
A top Mexican official says Mexico's drug policy is not a "war" against drug cartels, but a comprehensive strategy of the federal government to dismantle criminal organizations while at the same time strengthening institutions.
In spite of a recent wave of violence, foreigners living in Acapulco say they're staying. Rafael Romo reports.
A recent wave of violence caused by turf wars between rival drug cartels and security forces in Mexico has kept many American and international tourists away from the United States' neighbor to the south.
Pascal Clemens arrived in Acapulco 17 years ago. The native of Germany who owns a real estate company in the Mexican beach resort says he immediately fell in love with the place. His original plan was to move to New York, but he couldn't get enough of the sunny beaches, friendly people, cool breezes, and above all, the spectacular weather in Acapulco.
Ask Rosa Maria Cruz-Muller how many children she has, and she'll answer you with a shrug. The answer is in the hundreds, perhaps thousands. The 53-year-old government employee has three biological children. The rest she rescued from the streets, took them home and gave them a new life ... away from drugs, abuse and an early death.
CNN's Rafael Romo profiles "Mama Rosy," a woman working to get homeless children off the streets of Acapulco, Mexico.
Foreigners seek children for sex in Acapulco in a place called "the catwalk." CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
It's early in the evening and they're already on the streets looking for customers.
For the past 18 years, folk musician Raymundo Oregon has been playing his accordion in one of Mexico's favorite destinations for international tourists: the beach resort of Acapulco.
CNN's Rafael Romo takes us inside the Acapulco morgue, one building that is witness to the escalating violence.
From the outside, it looks like a small warehouse. But approach the building, and the smell of death is unmistakable.
Fifty-three people were killed in a 72-hour span in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, making it one of the deadliest three-day periods in recent memory, state attorney general's office spokesman Arturo Sandoval told CNN Sunday.
CNN's Rafael Romo reports on violent crime in Acapulco, and the threat it poses to Mexico's tourism industry.
It's one of the most famous tourist destinations in Mexico.
The headless bodies of 15 people were found dumped near a shopping center in the tourist city of Acapulco, Mexico, the Guerrero State Public Security office said in a statement Saturday.
Mexican authorities have recovered 10 bodies and expect to pull out more from a mass grave in a village outside of Acapulco, the state-run Notimex news agency reported, citing police.
Mexican authorities recover 10 bodies and are investigating a possible link to a recent kidnapping of 20 tourists.
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Six bullet-ridden bodies were found Friday near Acapulco, Mexico, state-run news agency Notimex reported.
Mexican authorities are still searching for 20 missing men who were reportedly abducted by gunmen while looking for a place to stay in the resort town of Acapulco, state media reported.
Mexican police have identified 22 people who were kidnapped by gunmen in the Pacific resort town of Acapulco and have found four cars they were riding in, state media reported.
Despite a recent spate of bad news coming out of the housing industry, home prices show signs of stabilizing.
A U.S. citizen was shot to death Sunday in a confrontation with the Mexican military at a checkpoint in Guerrero state, U.S. and Mexican officials said Monday.
A strong earthquake hit southern Mexico's Oaxaca state early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
1. The orbit of Venus: Venus Williams -- and her travel agent -- take a bow. A week after winning the title on the hard courts of Dubai, Venus wins on the clay of Acapulco. And one day later (Monday night), she'll play indoors at the BNP Paribas Showdown exo at Madison Square Garden (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET). We'll preempt the cynics and concede that, yes, she was paid handsomely at each stop. And, yes, with Indian Wells upon us, Venus will now have a self-imposed two-week vacation. Still, at a time when so many are squirting embalming fluid on her career, she makes a strong statement about her commitment level when she plays successfully and often.
An investigation continued Monday into a helicopter crash that killed five people, including prominent Mexican businessman Moises Saba Masri, the state-run Notimex news agency said.
The car breaks down. The lover jilts you mid-trip. The hotel turns out to be a dump.
The killing last weekend of a Catholic priest and two seminary students in southwest Mexico marked the first time that drug cartel hit men have purposefully targeted a clergyman, said Manuel Corral, public relations secretary for Mexico's Council of Bishops.
Gunmen killed three police officers in Acapulco, Mexico, early Monday morning in attacks on two police stations, the state news agency Notimex reported.
Eighteen people, including two soldiers, were killed Saturday in a gunbattle between the Mexican army and organized-crime suspects in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco, the Mexican Ministry of Defense said Sunday.
A top Mexican drug cartel suspect has been arrested along with 12 accomplices, including five women, federal authorities said.
A strong quake struck southwestern Mexico and was felt in Mexico City 145 miles away. CNN's Mayra Cuevas reports.
A moderate quake measuring 5.6 in magnitude struck southwestern Mexico near the resort city of Acapulco on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Mexican authorities arrested Vicente Carrillo Leyva, a leader of the Carrillo Fuentes drug cartel, officials announced Thursday.
Mexican authorities have arrested Vicente Carrillo Leyva, one of the alleged leaders of the Carillo Fuentes drug cartel.
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Vicky Fligel's ticket from Chicago to Acapulco is canceled, but no one can tell her why. The only thing her airline, Mexicana, is certain of is that she has to buy a new, more expensive ticket. Mexicana gives her a refund on the canceled ticket, but shouldn't the carrier honor its first price?
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Felix strengthened into a hurricane over the Caribbean on Saturday, setting its sights on Aruba and prompting Jamaica to issue a tropical storm watch, forecasters said.
The sixth tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season formed Friday, while Tropical Storm Henriette drenched parts of Mexico's Pacific coast, the National Hurricane Center said.
Tropical Storm Henriette formed off Mexico's Pacific coast Friday and was forecast to move parallel to the mainland, the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, said.
A highly contagious form of stomach flu sickened hundreds of passengers during a worldwide voyage on the famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in what health officials called an unusually large outbreak.
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Hurricane John, packing winds near 115 mph (185 kph), approached Baja California, Mexico, Friday and was expected to arrive around 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane John's outer bands lashed Mexico's western coast Tuesday night as the powerful Category 3 storm threatened to cause flooding and ruin vacations in some Pacific resorts.
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A moderate earthquake near a coastal resort on the Pacific Ocean jolted the region Thursday and could be felt nearly 200 miles away in Mexico City.
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