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Mexico accuses DEA of fabricating ex-defense chief crimes

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday accused the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of fabricating crimes in the case of a former defense minister whose arrest sparked diplomatic tensions.

Mexican prosecutors clear ex-defense chief accused by US

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors on Thursday exonerated a former defense minister who was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking charges and sent home to face a possible trial.

Mexican prosecutors clear ex-defense chief accused by US

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors on Thursday exonerated a former defense minister who was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking charges and sent home to face a possible trial.

Mexico hit by deadliest week of pandemic yet

Mexico - Mexico reeled Thursday from its worst week of the pandemic yet, with deaths averaging nearly 1,000 a day and a health system that was close to reaching a breaking point.

Mexico City plastic ban poses challenge for virus-hit firms

Mexico - Mexico's ban on single-use plastic in its capital, one of the world's most populous metropolises, has delighted environmentalists but dismayed some businesses struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

US-Mexico drug war ripe for rethink under Biden, experts say

Mexico - President-elect Joe Biden's arrival in the White House is expected to bring a shake-up of US-Mexican cooperation in a bloody war on drugs that has failed to rein in powerful cartels, experts say.

Campaigners hail Mexican ban on genetically modified corn

Mexico - Environmental campaigners have welcomed a Mexican ban on growing genetically modified maize and the phasing out of a controversial weedkiller -- a step that has met opposition in the private sector.

Mexico approves AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Mexico - Mexico on Monday authorized the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford for emergency use in the country, which has one of the world's highest Covid-19 death tolls.

Mexico sees slight decrease in murders in 2020

Mexico - Mexico recorded 34,523 murders in 2020 -- a slight decrease compared to 2019 in a country that has been wracked by drug cartel violence, official preliminary figures showed Thursday.

Mexico mourns maestro Armando Manzanero, lost to Covid aged 86

Mexico - Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero died Monday at the age of 86 after being hospitalized with the coronavirus, sparking an outpouring of tributes for one of the country's best-loved musicians.

Mexico, Chile lead Latin America's first vaccine rollouts

Mexico - Frontline medical workers in Mexico and Chile were among the first to be vaccinated against the coronavirus Thursday as several countries in hard-hit Latin America launched mass immunization programs.

Virus-plagued Mexico begins mass coronavirus vaccination

Mexico - Mexico started a mass coronavirus vaccination program on Thursday with a nurse first to be shown receiving the jab in the country with one of the world's highest Covid-19 death tolls.

Hard-hit Mexico gets first coronavirus vaccines

Mexico - Mexico on Wednesday became the first Latin American country to receive coronavirus vaccines for mass immunization against a disease that has had a devastating impact across much of the region.

Mexico to start Covid-19 vaccinations on Thursday: govt

Mexico - Mexico will begin Covid-19 immunizations on Thursday, a day after the country receives its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell said.

Mexico police break up underground parties to enforce Covid rules

Ecatepec - Police in one suburb of Mexico City are playing cat and mouse with revelers at underground parties that flout coronavirus restrictions.

Former mayor arrested for 'complicity' in Mexican journalist's murder

Juarez - A former mayor from northern Mexico's Chihuahua state was arrested Thursday for "complicity" in the 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, authorities said.

Mexico unveils tribute to Mormon massacre victims

Mexico - Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday inaugurated a monument in honor of nine Mormon women and children killed in a massacre last year in the country's north.

Mexico's 'tower of skulls' yields more ancient remains

Mexico - Mexican archaeologists said Friday they had found remains of 119 more people, including women and several children, in a centuries-old Aztec "tower of skulls" in the heart of the capital.

Mexico asks US to extradite ex-minister facing drug trial

Mexico - Mexico said Monday that it had asked the United States to extradite a former public security minister who was being held in New York on allegations of taking huge bribes to allow the notorious Sinaloa cartel to smuggle drugs.

Journalists slam 'flawed' probe into Mexican colleague's murder

Mexico - Authorities in Mexico's violence-plagued Veracruz state bungled an inquiry into the murder of a reporter probing alleged links between drug cartels and politicians, an investigation by fellow journalists alleged Sunday.
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