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Entire police force detained in Mexico town where mayoral candidate killed

Mexico - The whole police force in a Mexican town of Ocampo where a mayoral candidate was slain this week has been detained for an internal investigation, authorities said Sunday.

Mexico, gay pride flags caught up in victorious jumble of joy

Mexico - Thousands of Mexicans wept, cheered and chanted Saturday in their capital city where a planned gay pride event was swept over by megafans enraptured by their national football team's World Cup win.

The Pena Nieto years: the reforms, the scandals, the Chapo

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto swept to office in 2012 as a youthful reformer with movie-star looks, but is preparing to leave it with a legacy marred by crime and corruption.

Mexico turns page on handsome, scandal-stained president

Mexico - Six years after he seduced Mexico with his dashing good looks and promises of sweeping reform, President Enrique Pena Nieto leaves a legacy stained by corruption, violence and human rights violations.

Migrants fear violence, poverty more than Trump

Tijuana - US President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants does not mean much to Central American families crossing Mexico, who say they are more afraid of violence and poverty at home.

Gay dance company reinvents Mexico's 'folk ballet'

Mexico - With a twirl of his skirt, Jacob Soto taps his strappy high-heels in time to the music, the very image of his all-gay dance company's bold reinvention of Mexico's traditional folk dances.

Fact-check: Did Mexicans celebrating World Cup win cause an earthquake? Unfounded

Mexico - After Mexico scored a goal to defeat defending champions Germany in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, a tweet suggesting that celebrating fans had triggered an "artificial earthquake" in Mexico City went viral.

The strange case of Mexico’s ‘artificial earthquake’

When Mexico celebrated its World Cup victory over Germany, the enthusiasm was so massive that it registered on seismographic equipment in Mexico.

Mexico condemns 'inhuman' US separation of migrant families

Mexico - Mexico strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday for its policy of separating immigrant children and parents detained after crossing the US-Mexican border, calling it "inhuman.

In Mexico, running for office can be a 'death sentence'

Acapulco - Running for office in Mexico is "practically a death sentence," says mayoral candidate Mario Alberto Chavez, who was eating dinner at a restaurant when a gunman opened fire on his table.

Two Mexican soldiers jailed for 19 years for rape

Mexico - A Mexican court has sentenced two soldiers to 19 years in prison for raping and torturing an indigenous woman in 2002, the United Nations and local rights groups said Monday.

Parents of children killed in Mexico quake want justice

Mexico - It has been nine months since the Rebsamen elementary school collapsed in the earthquake that devastated Mexico last year, and the families of the 19 children and seven adults killed inside want justice.

Mexico quakes with joy over World Cup upset win

Mexico - Thousands of jubilant Mexico supporters partied in the streets of the capital Sunday after their team's shock 1-0 victory over World Cup holders Germany -- singing, dancing, blaring car horns and cheering El Tri.

Sex, drugs and... don't forget the football, Mexico

Mexico - Between the orgy accusations and the drug-trafficking charges facing their veteran star, Mexico have had their share of distractions heading into their World Cup opener against Germany on Sunday.

Six police officers killed in central Mexico

Amozoc De Mota - Six Mexican police officers were murdered on Friday in the central state of Puebla which is ravaged by gangs active in drug trafficking, fuel theft and kidnapping, local officials said.

Mexico jaguar population grows 20% in eight years

Mexico - Mexico's population of wild jaguars has grown 20 percent in the past eight years, according to a study released Thursday, a bit of good news for an iconic species whose numbers have been declining.

Better late than never: Mexico turtle declared new species

Puerto Vallarta - Slow and steady wins the race, the saying goes -- and it seems to have worked for a small type of turtle native to western Mexico that has been declared a new species.

Graft allegations dominate final presidential debate in Mexico

Mexico - Mexico's presidential candidates traded accusations of corruption Tuesday in a hard-fought final debate ahead of the July 1 election.

Hurricane Bud strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

Mexico - Hurricane Bud on Monday strengthened into a category three storm in the Pacific off the Mexican coast, but was still expected to remain well offshore, US and Mexican meteorologists said.

Mexico court orders new probe into massacre of students

Mexico - A court in Mexico has ordered a new probe into a crime that horrified the nation: the disappearance and suspected massacre of 43 students in 2014.
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