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Guide to Adventure Sports in Veracruz, Mexico

Off Track Planet | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Veracruz isn't the Mexico you are used to, and you'll thank us for that. Let your adrenaline loose for less, and get a taste of the real Mexico while you're at it.

Environmental Secretary Victor Alvarado Champions Both Nature and the Poor

Daniel Moss | Posted 07.05.2014 | Green
Daniel Moss

Dozens of local natural resource and watershed management projects will be awarded funds, a new way of working in community-led environmental protection and community development in Veracruz.

WATCH: What It's Like To Plunge Down A 60-Foot Waterfall

Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

If "going over a waterfall" is on your bucket list but you don't want to get wet, here's the next best thing. Kayaker Dane Jackson went over the 6...

Mexico City: Tales of an Aztec Emperor, a Spanish Conquistador and a Flying Serpent

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're on a jet landing at Mexico City, try to imagine what happened here five centuries ago.

Behind the Totonac Mask: Trek to Carnytown Mexicano

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Last weekend in Tlapacoyan, Mexico, Salvador Garcia Alvarez talks about his town emptying out of men each year as they go north to work in American carnivals. This time of year, they come home to families and a different world.

Tropical Storm Barry Kills 3 In Mexico

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

An eight-year-old child and his mother were killed in southern Mexico after being swept away in a river during Tropical Storm Barry, bringing the deat...

TS Barry Bears Down On Mexico

AP | MIGUEL ANGEL HERNANDEZ | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — Tropical Storm Barry weakened to a depression after hitting Mexico's Gulf Coast on Thursday and forcing the evacuation of fou...

Tropical Storm Expected To Hit Mexico Thursday Morning

AP | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — Tropical Storm Barry formed off Mexico's Gulf Coast on Wednesday, prompting Mexican authorities to ready hundreds of shelters...

12 Dead Due To Fog

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Latino Voices

VERACRUZ, Mexico — Officials say a bus traveling on a mountain road collided with a truck in thick fog and plunged over a cliff, killing 12 peop...

Three Journalists Slain In East Mexico

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 07.03.2012 | Media

MEXICO CITY — Three photojournalists who covered the perilous crime beat in the violence-torn eastern Mexico state of Veracruz were found slain ...

Four Bodies Abandoned Near City Hall

Posted 04.25.2012 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico -- Authorities in Mexico say four bodies were abandoned near a city hall in the Gulf of Mexico state of Veracruz. The Veracruz Att...

Mass Graves: Mexican Navy Locates 10 Drug War Victims

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — A suspected member of the Zetas drug cartel led Mexican authorities to mass graves at two ranches in the Gulf coast state of ...

Official Finds Unusual Way To Transport $1.9 Million In Cash

AP | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Political rivals slammed each other Tuesday over $1.9 million in wads of cash found stuffed into a state official's luggage at a centra...

13 Bodies Found In Mexican Drug Cartels Battle

AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican army announced Sunday that it had captured the head of security for Sinaloa drug cartel head Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman...

Gunmen Attack Bus, Kill 11

AP | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

l la VERACRUZ, Mexico — A group of gunmen attacked three passenger buses in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz on Thursday, killing seven pas...

Zetas Infiltrated Veracruz City Policy

AP | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- It has come to this: firing an entire police force in a major Mexican port city. Police in Veracruz-Boca del Rio had become so infiltr...

Mexico Disbands City's Entire Police Force

AP | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — The entire police force in the major Gulf coast port city of Veracruz was dissolved on Wednesday, and Mexican officials sent ...

Five Years Into Mexico's Drug War


VERACRUZ, Mexico — Brighitte Cuesta Sanchez answered the telephone the same day a local newspaper ran a front-page story that she was dead. It ...

Newspaper Office Set Ablaze In Mexico

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico -- More than a dozen people barged into the offices of a newspaper in central Mexico on Sunday, dousing it with gasoline and setting ...

Gabriel Lerner

Anonymous vs. Zetas: Hackers Taking On The Drug Cartel | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 01.02.2012 | Latino Voices

At first sight it looked like the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator. "Zetas Kidnap 'Anonymous' Member, Video Threatens To Expose Drug Cartel," said the...

Video Threatens To Expose Zetas After 'Anonymous' Hacker Kidnapping

AP | Posted 12.31.2011 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico — An Internet video is threatening Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with exposure of its allies in the local police and news media th...

Mexican President: State Has Been 'Left In The Hands Of The Zetas'

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Friday that the violence-plagued Gulf coast state of Veracruz had been left in the hands of...

Bloodshed In Veracruz

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

VERACRUZ, Mexico -- Mexican officials say 10 more bodies have been found in what appears to be more bloodshed in the battle between rival cartels for ...

'Mata Zetas' Drug Gang Kills Dozens More

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — A relatively new drug gang is responsible for killing at least 67 people whose bodies were found over the course of a couple of we...

Mexico: Drug Gang Kills 32

Posted 12.07.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — A relatively new drug gang is responsible for killing at least 67 people whose bodies were found over the course of a couple of weeks ...