Heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Beatriz have pounded Mexico's Pacific coast, putting tourist resorts and major ports on high alert for flash floods.
TV pictures showed cars being sucked out to sea by high waves at the tourist spot of Acapulco.
Beatriz, the second named storm of the Pacific season, could cause isolated flash floods and landslides before moving back out to sea on Wednesday, the US National Hurricane Centre warned.
The beach resort of Zihuatanejo and busy ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas are braced for the arrival of the category 1 hurricane. Heavy rain has already battered Manzanillo, with gusts of strong wind buffeting buildings.
Mexico's government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should be prepared for 10-13-foot waves and more than 6 inches of rain.
"Recent satellite imagery shows that Beatriz has become significantly better organised over the past couple of hours," the Miami-based hurricane centre said.
Gadling - In the latest round of bad news for travel to Mexico, Princess Cruises pronounced parts of Mexico still not safe Monday and that they would not be calling on Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlan any time soon.
BBC - Mexican journalist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco, who wrote about politics and crime, was killed in his house in the port city of Veracruz along with his wife and 21-year-old son, by gunmen who burst into his home.
San Antonio Express News - Good Fortune for Mexico's El Tri continued off the pitch late Sunday night when the Mexican squad was allowed by CONCACAF to replace all five of the players suspended because of positive tests for doping.
San Diego Union-Tribune
Jorge Hank Rhon, the gambling magnate and former mayor of Tijuana, was back in the public eye Monday, shrugging off his 10 days in detention this month on charges of illegal arms possession and an allegation that he masterminded the slaying of his son’s girlfriend.
“Since I was young, they showed me that whoever gets angry loses, and I don’t like to lose,” said the 55-year-old head of Grupo Caliente. “These are things that happen. It doesn’t matter, it’s over.”
The story of Hank’s detention and release has commanded national attention in Mexico. He is a member of a powerful PRI family and one of his country’s wealthiest men. For years, Hank has been accused of criminal ties on both sides of the border but until this month never charged with a serious crime.
San Diego Union-Tribune - Three people remained hospitalized with serious injuries Sunday afternoon following an explosion in eastern Tijuana caused by a leaking gas tank, civil protection authorities said.
AFP — At least 22 people were killed in a string of attacks in Mexico, authorities said Sunday, including a shooting at a bar in Monterrey just hours after the opening of soccer's Under-17 World Cup.
Dow Jones - Mexican stock opened slightly lower Monday, tracking moves in U.S. equities, and the peso was little changed against the dollar as investors remained focused on the sovereign-debt problems faced by Greece.
Bloomberg - Mexico's tourism ministry says new flight routes from Europe and Latin America will boost tourism and weaken the country's reliance on U.S. visitors. Virgin Atlantic, Aeromexico, Air Europa, TAM and LAN are initiating new routes to Mexico this summer.
Bloomberg - Mexican peso bonds are posting their worst losing streak in four months as slowing U.S. growth and a deepening debt crisis in Europe prompt investors to shun the Latin American country’s fixed-income assets.