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World title shot awaits Pacquiao sparring partner Ray Beltran

Word title contender Ray Beltran is inching closer to his dream of winning a world title after failing in at least three attempts in the last four years that started with title fight against Ricky Burns in 2013.

Weekly vows to keep probing Mexico cartels even after reporter's death

Culiac - Despite the threats and the murder of colleague Javier Valdez, the weekly Riodoce plans to continue its role as a leader in investigating drug trafficking in Mexico.

Mexico reporters mourn brave murdered mentor

Culiac - Crime reporter Javier Valdez's murder has silenced one media voice in Mexico's ganglands -- but he inspired a generation of journalists who are remembering his teachings as they mourn him.

Mexico and US engaged in bitter dispute over sugar

Puebla - A looming trade conflict with the United States over sugar is threatening to disrupt the livelihood of residents in sugar cane growing regions like the central Mexican town of Atencingo.

Mexico president vows to protect journalists

Mexico - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto promised Wednesday to better protect journalists after the killing of a renowned reporter who wrote about drug gangs sparked international outrage.

Pacquiao sparmate Ray Beltran in crucial fight against Maicelo

WBO title challenger Raymundo Beltran is set to face Peru's Jonathan Maicelo in a non-title fight on Saturday, May 20 in the undercard of the Terence Crawford-Felix Diaz title fight at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

Journalist killings unpunished in Mexico: campaigners

Mexico - Journalists are being shot dead in broad daylight in Mexico and the killers are going unpunished, rights groups said after prominent reporter Javier Valdez became the fifth such victim this year.

Endangered vaquita marina porpoise could be extinct by 2018: WWF

Mexico - The vaquita marina, a tiny porpoise native to Mexico, could be extinct by next year if urgent action including a ban on gillnets is not taken, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature warned.

Priest stabbed at mass in Latin America's biggest cathedral

Mexico - A knife-wielding assailant stabbed a priest in the neck as he said mass in Mexico City's cathedral Monday, then tried to flee the church before being caught, officials said.

Funeral for slain Mexican reporter amid demands for justice

Culiac - Friends and family have paid their final respects to slain journalist Javier Valdez, who apparently paid with his life for his award-winning reporting on the country's violent drug gangs.

Mexican court grants vigilante movement figure freedom during trial

Mexico - A court has ordered the release of a founder of the Mexican vigilante movement that fought against a powerful drug cartel, after nearly three years in prison awaiting trial, judicial authorities said.

Op-Ed: Trump claims he is ready for a 'massive' renegotiation of NAFTA

In an interview with the Economist, US president Donald Trump said that as soon as his trade czar is approved by the Senate he will start a major renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Act NAFTA.

Mexico village farewells dead from fireworks blast

San Isidro - Screams and tears burst forth in this Mexican village on Wednesday when small white coffins arrived for the bodies of nearly a dozen children killed in an accidental fireworks warehouse explosion two days before.

World's heaviest man goes under knife in Mexico

Guadalajara - The world's heaviest man, who at one point weighed almost 600 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds), has undergone successful gastric bypass surgery, his doctors in Mexico said.

Mexico fireworks blast kills 14, 11 of them children

Puebla - An explosion at a fireworks warehouse killed 14 people, all but three of them children, in a poor Mexican village as it celebrated a religious festival.

Blast at Mexico fireworks warehouse kills at least 14

Puebla - An explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Mexico has killed at least 14 people and wounded 22 in the second such tragedy in a matter of months.

'Tear Down this Wall:' border concert to defy Trump

Mexico - Musicians from both sides of the US-Mexican border, and from around the world, will come together next month in a symphonic protest over President Donald Trump's plan for a wall to restrict immigration.

Alvarez bags Golovkin fight after beating Chavez via UD

Mexican boxing star Canelo Alvarez bags the long-awaited fight against Gennady Golovkin after scoring a lopsided victory over Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Saturday night at the T. Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Alvarez may struggle with extra weight to secure win over Chavez

Mexican star Canelo Alvarez could struggle in the ring with challenger Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. because of the extra weight he is carrying to satisfy the agreed catch weight of 164.5 pounds of the fight taking place Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Trudeau needs to change NAFTA to protect Canadian water

Maude Barlow, National Chair of the Council of Canadians, criticizes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for avoiding any confrontation with US President Trump on the issue of water and NAFTA.
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