MEXICO CITY: A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.
Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls caked in lime and thousands of fragments in the cylindrical edifice near the site of the Templo Mayor, one of the main temples in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which later became Mexico City.
The tower is believed to form part of the Huey Tzompantli, a massive array of skulls that struck fear into the Spanish conquistadores when they captured the city under Hernan Cortes, and mentioned the structure in contemporary accounts.
Historians relate how the severed heads of
Release Date: June 23, 2017
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol has renewed a longstanding program with Mexico with the implementation of new policy to prosecute human smugglers on both sides of the border.
In an effort to enhance public safety across the southwest, the Border Patrol implemented “Operation Against Smugglers Initiative on Safety and Security” (OASISS) in 2005. The program enables the prosecution of Mexican human smugglers, through Mexican courts, using information obtained via interviews conducted by Border Patrol agents while in U.S. custody.
The program was postponed this past year due to a change in Mexican federal court procedural directives. However, public safety concerns for migrants in northern Mexico prompted a recen
Actor Shia LaBeouf has brought his anti-Trump performance-art piece to The Historic El Rey Theater Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday.
The Albuquerque Journal reported that LaBeouf, along with two others, brought the 24-hour live-streaming camera performance piece to Albuquerque. The camera was mounted to a wall with the message: "He will not divide us," referring to President Trump.
The artists want people to go up to the camera and repeat the phrase.
LaBeouf told the Journal: "We are anti the normalization of division. That's it. The rest of the info is right there, chief, I got nothing else to say to you."
The Journal reported the project drew a group of a several dozen people as officers nearby had no intention of getting involved in the peaceful event.
LaBeouf was arr
Mexican authorities say a measuring device containing radioactive material has been stolen in north-central Mexico. The Interior Department says the gauge - apparently of a type commonly used in road construction - was taken on Monay from a roadside in the state of Queretaro. The department said Tuesday that the equipment poses a low level of risk, but urged the public to report it if they find it. There have been a half dozen thefts of radioactive material in Mexico in the last two years. The hazardous materials have been recovered in the previous cases.
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Decades ago Mexico City's air quality was so poor, birds would fall out of the sky -- dead. Locals said living there was like smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, according to one report. In response, Mexico City took several steps to try to improve air quality including restricting driving one or two days during the weekdays. The program has had negligible results.
In 2008, the city added driving restrictions on Saturdays in hopes of moving the needle but according to new research by Lucas W. Davis, an associate professor at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, extending the program one more day also isn't working.
"Saturday driving restrictions are a flawed policy. It's a big hassle for people and does not improve air quality," says Davis, who is also the faculty director at ...
Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara.
The Attorney General’s Office said Saturday the official was wounded in the attack Friday in Guadalajara.
Surveillance video of the attack shows the gunman following the official in a parking garage. The official, whose name was not released, was dressed in shorts.
The shooting appeared to be a direct attempt to kill the consular employee.
The attacker doesn’t appear to try to approach the official while he is walking, but instead waits for him to exit the parking garage in his vehicle and fires a round into the car’s windshield.
The consulate said on its Facebook page that the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for informat
Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it is scrapping plans for a new $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico, instead choosing to build small cars in an existing Mexican factory, and invest $700 million in a Michigan facility that will build electric vehicles.
The move is a surprising turnaround for Ford after facing criticism by President-elect Donald Trump for more than a year in relation to its Mexico plan. Last month, Chief Executive Mark Fields said it was looking to work with the incoming administration on Mr. Trump’s trade agenda, but indicated it was too late to change its specific plan to build a new factory in Mexico.
The announcement comes just hours after Mr. Trump criticized Ford rival General Motors Co. for sending some of its Chevrolet Cruze production from Mexico to U.S. dealers