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Often called "the fifth BRIC nation", Mexico is a major emerging economy. But the country is also plagued by rampant criminal organizations. The deadly fighting between government forces and the heavily armed gangsters of the drug cartels is growing dimensions like a civil war.

Headlines Around the Web

Ex-BP engineer convicted for obstruction

Dec 19, 2013 -

BP discovery offset by $1bn write-off

Dec 18, 2013 - Financial Times

12.17.13: A new rival to Canada’s oil sands

Dec 18, 2013 - Financial Post

US budget allows Gulf of Mexico drilling

Dec 13, 2013 - Financial Times

Walmart names new international chief

Dec 11, 2013 - Financial Times

BP closer to blocking settlement

Dec 04, 2013 -

Mexico Senate passes fiscal reform

Nov 01, 2013 - France24

Articles About Mexico

Actors Daniel Craig (L) and Monica Bellucci pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre"
'Spectre' Plot Details: James Bond's Plush Apartment Revealed, Daniel Craig Seen On A Boat

By IBTimes AU

The production on "Spectre" has reportedly begun. First look of James Bond's apartment revealed. (Dec 17)


Actors Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci and Christoph Waltz (L-R) pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England D
‘Spectre’ Update: First Photos And Footage Surfaces As Filming Begins

By IBTimes AU

Daniel Craig and crew has reportedly begun the work on 2015's "Spectre." The photos and video gives the glimpse of the first scene being filmed on River Thames. (Dec 17)


Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s New Video Interview Confirms American's Focus Is To Make Manny Pacquiao Fight Happen In 2015

By IBTimes AU

Floyd Mayweather has called out Manny Pacquiao yet again in a new video interview confirming his stand that he wants to see the super fight happen in 2015 (Dec 17)

The Dinosaur Named 'Sue,' A 41-Foot-Long Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Dinosaur Extinction Might Be Due To Volcanic Eruptions, Not Asteroid’s Impact

By IBTimes AU

Scientists have discovered new evidence that major volcanic eruptions played a deadly role in dinosaurs’ extinction even before the Earth was hit by an asteroid. (Dec 16)


Actors (L-R) Jeff Goldblum, Vince Vaughn and Julianne Moore are shown in a scene from the new film "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"
‘Jurassic World’ Apatosaurus, Triceratops And T-Rex Revealed

By IBTimes AU

“Jurassic World” is an upcoming action adventure movie directed by Colin Trevorrow and slated to be released in 2015. (Dec 16)

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Bob Arum Calls Showtime ‘Masochists’ For Allowing Floyd Mayweather To Lose Company Money

By IBTimes AU

Bob Arum is saying that Showtime boxing is losing money over the huge contract extension from the Floyd Mayweather deal (Dec 16)

Cast member Robert Downey Jr. poses at a press line for "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Smashing New Armour Of Iron Man Revealed

By IBTimes AU

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is an upcoming action adventure directed by Joss Whedon and slated to be released in 2015. (Dec 16)


Motorola Moto X+1
Moto X And Moto G Android 5.0 Lollipop Change Logs And Details For Brazil, Mexico And U.S. Users

By IBTimes AU

Details of the official Android 5.0 Lollipop released in Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. for Moto X and Moto G. (Dec 16)


A Woman Takes A Picture In Front Of A Motorola Logo
Motorola Droid Turbo: Top Things Users Can Do With Its 3900 mAh Battery Pack

By IBTimes AU

Activities a user can do with the 3900 mAh battery of Motorola Droid Turbo and expected usage time before recharge. (Dec 16)


Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Boxing Expert Believes ‘Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao’ Is Still A Pipe Dream, Undefeated American Not Committed To Fighting Filipino

By IBTimes AU

A popular boxing writer states that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not fully committed to fighting Manny Pacquiao despite the American's recent interview (Dec 15)