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Mexican student protesters vandalise SUV carrying mayor

Acapulco - Dozens of protesting students vandalised an SUV carrying the mayor of the Mexican coastal city of Acapulco on Friday, demanding justice over the presumed murder of 43 classmates.

True survivor Ray Johnston talks country music Special

Digital Journal chats to the very positive-minded leader of the Ray Johnston Band about his recently released new album, the excellent No Bad Days.

Armed group seizes and beats Mexican reporters

- An armed group briefly seized about 60 Mexican reporters and their families and beat some of them for supposedly showing disrespect towards 43 missing students, a local journalist organization said Tuesday.

Nobel protester sought to draw attention to 'murdered Mexican students'

Oslo - A young man who disrupted the Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo by waving a Mexican flag streaked with red said Thursday he did it to denounce the alleged killing of students by Mexican authorities.

Family demands justice after Mexican student's body identified

Marquelia - The family of the first victim identified among 43 missing Mexican students lamented the dashed dreams of the aspiring teacher Sunday, calling for justice in the case that has shocked the country.

Day of Action calls for Mexican President's removal Special

Edmonton - December 1 was a day of action calling on Enrique Peña Nieto to resign as President of Mexico. A small demonstration was organized in Edmonton, Canada.

One of 43 missing Mexican students identified among remains

- Fears that 43 Mexican students missing since September were slaughtered by a police-backed gang have risen after one of the young men was identified among charred remains found in a landfill.

One of 43 missing Mexican students identified among remains

- Forensic experts have identified one of 43 missing Mexican students among charred remains found in a landfill, an official said, partly solving a case that has roiled the government for weeks.

Mexico police arrest drug kingpin's uncle

Morelia - Mexican authorities arrested the uncle of one of the country's most notorious and most wanted drug lords, the head of the Knights Templar cartel, officials said Friday.

Mexico City police chief quits amid new 'massacre' protests

- Mexico City's police chief has resigned after sharp criticism of his officers' handling of recent protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students, the mayor said Friday.

Six killed in Mexican police raid

Veracruz - Mexican police shot and killed six people during a raid in a state wracked by drug cartel violence, an official said.Another seven people were arrested and two kidnapped people were freed in the operation in Veracruz.

Mexico leader vows to revive tourism in violent state

Acapulco - Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged Thursday to revive tourism in Acapulco during his first visit to violence-torn Guerrero state since the apparent massacre of 43 students in September.

Mexican troops defend Acapulco, violent 'Hot Land'

Iguala De La Independencia - Mexican federal police and troops took over public safety in the resort of Acapulco and a violent region known as the Hot Land, following the presumed massacre of 43 students.

Protest over 43 missing Mexicans turns violent

- A peaceful rally over the presumed massacre of 43 Mexican students ended with violence in the capital, and the president's popularity sank to new lows on his second anniversary.

Five beheaded bodies found in restive Mexican state

Acapulco - Mexican authorities discovered five charred and decapitated bodies Sunday in the turbulent state of Guerrero, state prosecutors said.

Mexico leader's security fix draws skepticism

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to crack down on gang-linked police is drawing scorn among critics who say he recycled old ideas to address protests over corruption and impunity.

Mexico president seeks to dissolve local police forces

- Mexico's embattled president unveiled sweeping reforms to dissolve corruption-plagued municipal police forces nationwide amid an outcry over the role of gang-affiliated authorities in the presumed slaughter of 43 students.

Mexico president seeks to dissolve local police forces

- Mexico's embattled president unveiled sweeping reforms Thursday to dissolve corruption-plagued municipal police forces nationwide amid an outcry over the role of gang-affiliated authorities in the presumed slaughter of 43 students.

Eleven beheaded bodies found in troubled Mexican state

- Eleven beheaded bodies were found Thursday in Mexico's troubled southern state of Guerrero, a region still reeling from the apparent massacre of 43 students.

Mexico's leftist opposition rocked by 43 missing case

- Rocked by a mayor's role in the presumed killing of 43 students, Mexico's main left-wing party is facing more turmoil after its founder quit amid a dispute with the leadership.

Protesters block Acapulco highway over 43 missing

Chilpancingo - Protesters fuming over the presumed slaughter of 43 students blocked the highway linking Mexico City and Acapulco on Wednesday to mark two months since the disappearance rocking the government.

Mexico leader forced into action over 43 missing

- Two months after 43 students vanished in the night, change is afoot in Mexico: protests have swept the nation, sounding a wake-up call for the president to finally tackle corruption and police brutality.

Russia cuts oil output as OPEC 'agrees' price too low

Vienna - Rosneft has trimmed its oil output partly in response to sliding crude prices, the Russian oil giant said Tuesday, as an under-pressure OPEC mulled taking similar action.

Mexico ex-police official arrested in student abductions

- A former police chief in Cocula, the Mexican town where witnesses say 43 missing students were massacred, was arrested for allegedly participating in handing the young men over to a criminal gang, prosecutors said Friday.

Mexico, Central America hail Obama immigration plan

- Mexico's president on Friday joined Central American leaders and Latino celebrities in applauding US President Barack Obama's landmark offer to shield millions of undocumented migrants from deportation.

Clashes as Mexicans hold rally for 43 missing students

- Protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with police outside Mexico's National Palace after a massive march demanding President Enrique Pena Nieto's resignation.

Clash erupts in Mexico demo over 43 missing students

- Protesters furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students clashed with riot police in Mexico City on Thursday, during a new day of national demonstrations rattling the government.

Mexican leader mired in protests, house scandal

- President Enrique Pena Nieto has a slogan, "Moving Mexico," but his government is stuck in a wave of protests over a presumed student massacre and an uproar over his wife's mansion.

Ugandan priest found dead in Mexico denounced violence

Chilapa - Ugandan priest John Ssenyondo loved his adopted country of Mexico and preached against violence until his body was found in a mass grave between fields of corn and beans.

Mexico's government seeks to quell mansion uproar

- Mexico's beleaguered President Enrique Pena Nieto, already struggling with protests over a student massacre, sought Wednesday to quell a controversy over a mansion his wife bought from a government contractor.
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Rally calling for the resignation of the President of Mexico.
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Rally for the resignation of the Mexican President.
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