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Mexico breaks violence record in first quarter of 2019

Mexico - Violence in Mexico hit new heights in the first quarter of 2019, with 8,493 murders recorded from January to March, according to official figures.According to the Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System, that number represents a 9....

Unidentified gunmen kill 13 at Mexican party

Jaltenango - Thirteen people, including a child, were killed Friday when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on a party in the violence-wracked eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said.

Inside the dark world of Mexico's intelligence services

Mexico - Lee Harvey Oswald was here just before he shot John F. Kennedy. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were, too, not long before the Cuban Revolution.Mexico's intelligence services gathered material on all of them, and millions more.

350 migrants force their way into into Mexico as new caravan arrives

Gutierrez - A group of 350 Central American migrants forced their way into Mexico Friday, authorities said, as a new caravan of around 2,500 people arrived -- news sure to draw the attention of US President Donald Trump.

Ai Weiwei unveils Lego portraits of Mexico's missing students

Mexico - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a series of portraits Thursday made with around one million Lego blocks, depicting 43 Mexican students who were abducted and apparently massacred in 2014.

Mexican president demands source of leaked letter to Spain

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on a Mexican newspaper Thursday to reveal the source that leaked it a controversial letter he wrote to the king of Spain urging him to apologize for the conquest 500 years ago.

Mexico names army general to lead new National Guard

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador named an army general Thursday to command Mexico's new National Guard, brushing aside critics who warn the move risks permanently militarizing the country.

Mexican authorities rescue 143 kidnapped Hondurans: official

Mexico - Mexican authorities rescued a group of 143 Honduran migrants, including 71 minors, who had been kidnapped in the violence-prone southern state of Veracruz, officials said on Wednesday.

Mexico torn over revolutionary Zapata's legacy, 100 years on

Chinameca - Protests erupted Wednesday at commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, underlining how divisive the mustachioed peasant leader remains a century later.

Mexico torn over revolutionary Zapata's legacy, 100 years on

Chinameca - Protests erupted Wednesday at commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, underlining how divisive the mustachioed peasant leader remains a century later.

Mexican avocado town lives with twin threats: volcano and Trump

Tochimilco - The avocado growers of Tochimilco, a small village in central Mexico at the foot of the Popocatepetl volcano, are used to it threatening them with spurts of molten rock and ash.

US returns ancient artifacts taken from Mexico

Mexico - The United States returned two ancient figurines to Mexico Tuesday, seized from the home of an amateur archeologist who died in 2015 with a collection of 42,000 artifacts, many of them taken illegally.

US pressing Mexico to make labor reforms conform with USMCA

Mexico is strenghtening a labor bill to meet requirements in the US Mexico Canada Agreement or USMCA the recently negotiated replacement for NAFTA.

Mexico to name military commander for new National Guard

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he would name a military officer to command the country's new National Guard, the central part of his plan to curb a spiral of violent crime.

Closing border 'not good for anyone': Mexican president

Mexico - Closing the US-Mexican border would "not be good for anyone," Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez warned Wednesday, as his American counterpart, Donald Trump, kept up his threats to do just that.

Mexico raises alert level as volcano spews ash, lava

Calpan - Mexico raised the warning level for the Popocatepetl volcano to one step shy of a red alert Thursday, after it repeatedly spewed ash, smoke and lava into the air.

Mexican president sees 'overreaction' in conquest apology row

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday there had been an "overreaction" to his request that Spain and the pope apologize for the conquest of the Americas.

Anger in Spain, eyerolls in Mexico over conquest row

Mexico - The Mexican president's demand for an apology over the "abuses" of colonialism drew opposite reactions across the Atlantic Tuesday -- anger in a Spain still proud of its imperial glory, and eyerolls in Mexico.

Billionaire Carlos Slim to retire: Mexican president

Mexico - Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim, one of the world's richest people, is planning to retire sometime in the next six years, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday.

Mexico demands apology for colonial 'abuses,' Spain hits back

Mexico - The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest were ripped open afresh on Monday when Mexico's president urged Spain and the Vatican to apologize for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects.
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