Ernesto Zedillo said in a court filing Friday that his status as Mexico's former president gives him immunity from being prosecuted for a massacre in 1997 that left 45 people dead in a Chiapas village.
Earlier this month, an AeroMexico plane made an important flight from Mexico City to Madrid. The flight wasn't notable for who was inside the cabin, but for what was inside the fuel tank: it was the world's first transatlantic commercial flight using biofuel.
Mexican authorities said they found and detained more than 500 illegal immigrants from Central America and Asia who were crammed inside two tractor-trailers heading toward the United States on Tuesday.
The discovery of a man's bullet-riddled body this week in Ciudad Juarez added grim proof that drug-fueled violence is continuing in Mexico where it left off last year -- with more slayings and mutilated corpses dumped in out-of-the-way places.
The record number of killings in Mexico continues to climb, with the discovery of eight bodies stuffed in black garbage bags in the southeastern state of Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border, authorities said.