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At least 19 killed in Mexico gang clash

Juarez - A gang battle in Mexico has left at least 19 people dead in the northern state of Chihuahua, officials said Saturday.At least five armed clashes have occurred in the Madera community so far this year, local authorities have said.

Corona beer producer halts brewing over virus

Mexico - The Mexican brewer of Corona beer said Thursday it was suspending production because of the health emergency in the country over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mexican journalists protest over colleague's murder

Coatzacoalcos - Journalists in Mexico's eastern state of Veracruz protested on Tuesday against the murder of a reporter, demanding justice in a country that is notoriously dangerous for the press.

Placido Domingo leaves hospital after COVID-19 treatment

Mexico - Spanish tenor Placido Domingo said Monday he is recovering from COVID-19 at home after being released from hospital in Mexico.The 79-year-old opera star said on March 22 he had tested positive for the coronavirus. He was later admitted to hospital.

Coronavirus not likely to have lasting impact on Mexican crime, experts say

Mexico - Streets are deserted and daily activity has come to an almost standstill in much of Mexico due to the coronavirus pandemic but experts warn that any dip in crime will likely be only temporary.

Mexico street artists and vendors worry about virus-hit future

Mexico - Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Luis Valdovinos was earning about $12 a day playing his barrel organ in the streets of Mexico City.Now, it's taking him a lot longer to make that much money.

Mexico City subway crash leaves one dead, 41 injured

Mexico - One man died and 41 people were injured when two subway trains collided in Mexico City, officials said Wednesday, with panicked passengers escaping through dense smoke.

Mexican stock exchange and peso crash amidst coronavirus, oil fears

Mexico - Mexico's stock exchange on Monday suffered its largest single-day crash since 2008 as the peso dropped to its lowest exchange rate compared to the US dollar in three years.

'A Day Without Us': Mexican women stage protest by absence

Mexico - Women mostly stayed off Mexico City's streets Monday as part of a protest against the country's soaring rate of gender violence.The "Day Without Us" strike was staged to highlight the more than 1,000 women and children murdered in Mexico last year.

Nine killed in Mexico shootout with police

Guadalajara - Nine people were killed in a bloody confrontation Friday in western Mexico between a criminal gang and agents investigating a suspected kidnapping, officials said.

Bad Bunny dominates first Spotify music awards in Mexico

Mexico - The first ever Spotify music awards, held in Mexico City, saw reggaeton star Bad Bunny walk away with the most accolades in a show marked by a powerful performance by US-Mexican singer Julieta Venegas and dedicated to the struggle of women across Latin...

Mexican men confront machismo culture in therapy to combat violence against women

Mexico - In an improvised therapy room in a large house in the center of Mexico City, a group of men aged between 20 and 70 close their eyes, inhale and exhale.

Woman uses drone to look for son's body in Mexico's killing fields

Salinas Victoria - Leticia Hidalgo smears her face with sunscreen and walks steadily across the weedy wasteland she has come to know as one of Mexico's killing fields.

Mexico court jails man over murder of journalist Valdez

Culiac - One of the murderers of acclaimed journalist and AFP contributor Javier Valdez Cardenas was sentenced Thursday to 14 years and eight months in prison by a Mexican court.

Rejected by Jamaica, Caymans over virus fears, cruise ship docks in Mexico

Mexico - A cruise ship turned away from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after a crew member tested positive for flu has docked in Mexico and passengers will be allowed to disembark as long as "health standards" are met, the country's president said Thursday.

Mexican state oil firm Pemex losses $18.3 bn in 2019

Mexico - Mexico's state oil company Pemex on Thursday reported losses of 346 billion pesos ($18.3 billion) for 2019, a 92 percent increase on last year's deficit.

Mexico says cruise ship can dock amid virus fears

Mexico - A cruise ship turned away from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after a crew member tested positive for flu will be allowed to dock in Mexico as long as "health standards" are met, the country's president said Thursday.

Cancer drug shortages leave Mexican kids fighting for life

Mexico - Five-year-old Dhana Rivas is fighting for her life on two fronts, fending off the acute lymphoblastic leukemia eating away at her frail body while her family simultaneously battles the shortage of cancer drugs plaguing Mexico.

Son of powerful Mexican drug lord extradited to US

Mexico - The son of a powerful Mexican drug lord was Thursday extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking, a government source told AFP.

Former Mexico leader Pena Nieto investigated for graft: WSJ

Mexico - Former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto is being investigated over a graft scandal at the country's massive state oil company Pemex, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
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