Weather Channel – People living near the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico had an explosive New Year’s celebration. The volcano had almost 30 eruptions in less than 24 hours, according to the latest update. People within 10 km have been asked by Mexican officials to evacuate their homes
NBC – The FBI is assisting the investigation into the disappearance of 43 missing college students in Mexico by helping analyze DNA evidence at the request of the Mexican government.
Bleacher Report – Miguel Herrera proved to be the right man for the job when Mexico were in their worst scenario since 1982. After one year, El Piojo has two tough competitions ahead; can he keep the momentum going?
The Star -Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have both opened new golf courses in the last month in Los Cabos on the tip of Mexico’s stunning Baja Peninsula.
EFE – Scientists have found substantial genomic differences among Mexico’s indigenous populations that persist despite the widely popular concept of a homogeneous mestizo “la raza.”
KRGV -Mexican officials said a new cartel, La Empresa, is emerging in the southern part of the country. They’re worried it could spark more violence and police corruption.
Telesur – A group of 9 political prisoners have started off 2015 with an indefinite hunger strike to raise awareness of what they deem as an overall growing violence and criminalization of social protest in Mexico.
Financial Times – While Mexico’s reforms will reshape the country’s energy industry over the next few years, they will also bring about investment opportunities in the energy industry throughout the rest of Latin America.
The Yucatan Times – Specialists from the Health Secretariat said Mexico is prepared to control potential cases of chikungunya because the country has experience preventing and battling the outbreak of the tropical fever.
Radio Formula – President Enrique Peña Nieto will start the year with a working trip to Oaxaca. It will be his first visit to the state since becoming president.
La Razon – A scientific work conducted by Rice University experts revealed that droughts lasting a century were what caused the end of the splendor of the ancient Mayan civilization.
NBC – When the witness refused to sign a false statement that suspected drug gang members had died in a shootout with the Mexican army, state investigators kicked her in the ribs, put a bag over her head, plunged her face in a toilet boil and told her they “could even make the mute talk.”
A 20-year-old woman who survived a June 30 mass killing by the Mexican army said federal prosecutors pushed to make the extra-judicial killings of gangsters by soldiers look like a gun battle. Case files obtained by the AP support her statements. The woman, who spoke under condition of anonymity, was recently released after being falsely jailed for weapons charges.
The army slaying, along with the case of the missing 43 college students, has thrown Mexico into a human rights crisis.
Vatican Radio – Mexican authorities have captured some of the major leaders of the Mexican drug cartels during 2014, but have been confronted by the worst law and order catastrophe in many years.
CNNExpansión – The Mexican peso lost 11.24 percent against the dollar in 2014, a year in which it was shaken by the fall in oil prices and uncertainty about a possible Federal Reserve rate hike.
El Universal – Profepa has temporarily shut down activities at Rio Tinto Minera in Rosario, Chihuahua, for not having valid authorization issued by the environmental secretariat.
El Dario – The cruise industry is back in Mexico after three years of steep declines that reduced it by a third. Between 2010 and 2013, the number of cruise passengers fell from 6.6 to 4.3 million.
Notimex – The funding provided to commercial banks grew by 2.4 percent in real terms in November 2014 compared with the same period last year, the Bank of Mexico reported.