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In a statement published across all of its 19 international editions on Thursday, Vogue’s editors promised not to picture models under the age of 16 or those who they believe have an eating disorder

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...groundbreaking move, Vogue has pledged it will no longer use photographs of dangerously underweight models. In a statement published across all of its 19 international editions on Thursday, Vogue’s editors promised not to picture models under the age of 16 or those who they believe have an eating disorder. Vogue’s editors said the six-point pact, called The Health Initiative, aims to encourage a...

Maria Santos Gorrostieta’s body, stabbed, burned, battered and bound at wrist and ankle, was found dumped by a roadside in San Juan Tararameo, Cuitzeo Township

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...r last year, and then her police escort in January. The decision has provoked much soul-searching in Mexico which has been torn apart by brutal drug cartels. Maria Santos Gorrostieta had become an icon in Mexico for her work against the gangs and had been described as a heroine of the 21st century. She was elected as mayor of Tiquicheo, a rural district in Michoacan, west of Mexico City, in 2008....

A large earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck near Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday

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...y registered a magnitude of 5.3. A large earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck near Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast on Tuesday A pedestrian bridge reportedly collapsed and crushed a microbus in Mexico City, but there were still no reports of deaths. Office workers and residents were sent running into the streets in wealthy districts and poor neighborhoods alike. Samantha Rodriguez, a 3...

Drug Cartel from Mexico

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...cross the border. “Sometimes this may be delivering drugs. It may be crossing drugs over from Mexico or involvement in some of the other violent activities,” Steen said. Just past week in a border county officers caught a 12-year-old boy driving a stolen pick up truck with more than 800 pounds of marijuana.   Last month a pair of Texas teenagers were lured to Mexico where they w...

President Felipe Calderon has sent a bill to congress to change the official name of Mexico

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President Felipe Calderon has sent a bill to congress to change the official name of Mexico. The current name, the United States of Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), was adopted in 1824 and was intended to emulate its northern neighbor. President Felipe Calderon wants to change it to just Mexico, as the country is known the world over. Felipe Calderon, who leaves office on 1 December, said Mexic...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was considered the finest writer of the Spanish language since Cervantes

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Public memorials to Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday in Mexico City aged 87, are being hold in Mexico and Colombia. The presidents of Colombia and Mexico are due to attend a formal ceremony with funeral cortege in Mexico City, where Garcia Marquez lived for decades. At the same time residents in his home town of Aracataca in northern Colombia will hold a sym...

Mexico has beaten Brazil with 2-1 at Wembley and has won the men's Olympic football gold medal for the first time

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Mexico has beaten Brazil with 2-1 at Wembley and has won the men’s Olympic football gold medal for the first time. Oribe Peralta struck from the 18-yard box after 32 seconds following some poor Brazilian defending. Fabian Marco hit the Brazil crossbar before a completely unmarked Oribe Peralta headed his team’s second goal. Brazil, also hoping to win gold for the first time, pulled a...

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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday killing at least two people and knocking out power in the capital. The quake, which struck the western state of Guerrero at 19:47 local time, was strongly felt in Mexico City. At least two people have died in the state, but reports suggest the country has escaped major damage. An 18-year-old man was killed when a roof collapsed in Iguala, a smal...

Joaquin El Chapo Guzman was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which smuggles huge amounts of illegal drugs into the US

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Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman – Mexico’s top drug lord and one of the world’s most wanted drug baron – has been arrested in Mexico. El Chapo (Shorty) Guzman was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which smuggles huge amounts of illegal drugs into the US. He had been on the run since escaping a high-security prison in a laundry basket in 2001. Mexican police arrested him in Sinaloa state...

Jenni Rivera had ties to one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels before she was killed last month in a plane crash

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...s killed in a 2009 December shootout with marines in Cuernavaca, a favorite weekend getaway south of Mexico City. Jenni Rivera died on December 9 in a plane crash after she had performed in Monterrey, Mexico. Also on Thursday, family members of the other plane crash casualties filed a lawsuit against the jet’s owners for “negligence” in letting the plane take off. TMZ reported that the famil...

Mexico's Senate has approved a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years

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Mexico’s Senate has approved a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years. The measure would let private firms explore and extract oil and gas with state-run firm Pemex, and take a share of the profits. It now moves to the lower house to be voted on, where it is expected to pass. President Enrique Pena Nieto wrote on Twitter that it was ...

Florence Cassez, who was jailed in Mexico in 2007 for 60 years for kidnapping, has been freed, after the Supreme Court ruled her rights were violated

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...panel of five voted to have Florence Cassez released immediately. The case provoked tensions between Mexico and France, where news of her release was widely welcomed. Florence Cassez was driven to Mexico City’s international airport, where she boarded an overnight Air France flight to Paris. Her mother, Charlotte Cassez, told French television the case had been full of suspense right to the...

Tens of thousands of people in Mexico City are marching against the result of the presidential election, which was won by Enrique Pena Nieto

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...nner after a recount of nearly half the votes, denies the allegation. The second-placed candidate in Mexico’s presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has said he will mount a legal challenge to the result. Tens of thousands of people in Mexico City are marching against the result of the presidential election, which was won by Enrique Pena Nieto Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said h...

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the second-placed candidate in Mexico's presidential election, has said he will mount a legal challenge to the result

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...al recount, with 38.21% to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s 31.59%. A protest march is planned in Mexico City on Saturday. Six years ago, after losing the presidential election by a narrow margin, the left-wing Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador led weeks of protests that caused disruption in central areas of Mexico City. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the second-placed candidate in Mexico's presid...

Israel passed a law banning models from advertisements or fashion shows if they measure less than 18.5 on the body mass index

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...rse. Many magazine editors, modelling agents and casting directors say they want to use more diverse models, but can’t because of industry expectations – with each blaming the other group for setting the tone. Israel passed a law banning models from advertisements or fashion shows if they measure less than 18.5 on the body mass index “They all feel trapped into producing what no...

The death toll of Tropical Storms Manuel and Ingrid in Mexico now stands at 110

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...d work was under way to establish which areas were worst affected by Tropical Storm Manuel which hit Mexico’s western coast, and Ingrid, which made landfall on its eastern coast last week. Twenty-four out of Mexico’s 31 states have been affected by the twin storms. “There’s no point in the government offering us kind words and nothing else,” Alicia Sanchez told the As...

At least 25 people were killed by a blast in Mexico City at the headquarters of the state oil company, Pemex

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...ice have cordoned off the streets around the building, which is located in a busy commercial area of Mexico City. Pemex says its operations will continue to run normally – and commercial and financial obligations will continue to be met – despite the blast. The company’s chief executive, Emilio Lozoya Austin, cut short a business trip to Asia and was on his way back to Mexico, a...

Enrique Pena Nieto has been inaugurated as Mexico's new president

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Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico’s new president, has been inaugurated amid tight security in the capital Mexico City. He wants to boost economic growth and cut drug-related violence, but analysts say it is not clear how he will do so. Some 60,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence during the rule of his predecessor, Felipe Calderon. As Enrique Pena Nieto’s motorcade approache...

The plane carrying Jenni Rivera plunged from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at more than 600 miles an hour

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...plunged from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at more than 600 miles an hour, Mexico’s top transportation official says. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico’s secretary of communications and transportation, revealed the first detailed accounts of the moments leading up to the crash that killed Jenni Rivera and six other people aboard their Learjet on Sunday in northern...

Tropical Storm Manuel, which has battered the south-west of Mexico, has gathered strength and is now a category one hurricane

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Tropical Storm Manuel, which has battered the south-west of Mexico, has gathered strength and is now a category one hurricane, US meteorologists say. Hurricane Manuel is now approaching north-western Mexico and threatens more destruction, the US National Hurricane Centre said. The tropical storms Ingrid and Manuel killed 80 people earlier this week. Now 58 people are reported missing after a land...

Pope Benedict XVI was welcomed by the Mexican President Felipe Calderon

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Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Mexico, being greeted by thousands in central city of Guanajuato, and welcomed by President Felipe Calderon. The Pope is at the start of his first visit to Spanish-speaking Latin-America. President Felipe Calderon said the visit had enormous importance as Mexico was suffering greatly from drug-related violence. Before his arrival, the Pope said it was vital “...

Russian model Kira Dikhtyar has revealed the horrifying extremes employed by her peers in the fashion industry ahead of catwalk appearances

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...-making talent from gaining weight. Fashion designer and former model Jackie Christie confirmed that models employ all kinds of dangerous techniques, such as hypnosis to control hunger and swallowing cotton balls, which enable them to get rid of excess fat or water before taking to the runway. “I’ve seen models do ridiculous cleanses and diets – the lettuce soup diet, the lemon juice diet, e...

Private companies will be allowed to sign contracts to drill for oil and gas with state-controlled firm Pemex, which will get a share of the profits

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Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a controversial law that allows foreign companies to drill for oil for the first time since the sector was nationalized in 1938. The legislation was passed by Congress last week and ratified by a majority of Mexican states. Enrique Pena Nieto says the reform will help Mexico attract the investment needed to boost its falling oil output. The opposit...

Police has found 49 mutilated bodies dumped by a roadside near the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico

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...ey had been killed by the Zetas cartel. It is the latest in a series of recent massacres in northern Mexico. The Zetas have been fighting the Gulf and Sinaloa cartels for control of smuggling routes into the US. Police has found 49 mutilated bodies dumped by a roadside near the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico The bodies were found at 04:00 local time in Cadereyta municipality on the road fro...

Hurricane Ingrid, the second major storm of the hurricane season, has been steadily gathering strength in the Gulf of Mexico

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...the second major storm of the hurricane season, has been steadily gathering strength in the Gulf of Mexico Officials say that two of Mexico’s three major oil-exporting ports are closed, although most of the country’s Gulf Coast ports including Veracruz remained open on Saturday as the storm approached. Ingrid is expected to deposit between 10in and 25in of rain over a large part of ea...