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Former Mexican drug kingpin denies killing U.S. agent

- One of Mexico's most notorious drug lords, wanted by the United States for the 1985 murder of an undercover agent, spoke out from hiding in an article Sunday to deny involvement in the killing.

Mayor, four people shot dead in southern Mexico

Gutierrez - A mayor and two local officials were among five people shot dead during a protest on Saturday in a southern Mexico town with a history of religious and political conflict.

Mexico rallies resources after reporter's slaying

- Mexico's top prosecutor said Saturday it has launched a comprehensive investigation of the murder of reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas.

Police testify over Mexican journalist's murder

Coatzacoalcos - Eight Mexican police officers appeared before investigators Thursday to testify over the murder of a journalist, as his family accused agents present during the homicide of letting the killers flee.

Mexican musician decapitated, wife and son killed

Oaxaca De Ju - Gunmen burst into a musician's home in southern Mexico before dawn on Thursday, decapitated him and killed his wife and son, police said.

Mexico to contact Trump, Clinton camps

- Mexico's government, which has criticized Donald Trump's vow to build a huge border wall, said Thursday it will contact the Republican candidate's campaign and his Democratic rival after their conventions.

Another journalist killed in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - A Mexican journalist was shot dead in front of his wife and two adult children outside his home in a crime-ridden eastern state where 18 other reporters have been murdered since 2010.

In hot Acapulco, too many bodies in morgue's fridges

Acapulco - Morgue workers lift a dismembered male body dumped on the street of a poor Acapulco neighborhood in broad daylight, then pick up his severed leg and a bag containing his head.

Three climbers rescued after Peru avalanche

- Rescuers in Peru found three of nine mountain climbers who went missing after an avalanche in the Andes mountains, as the search continued Wednesday for the others.

Eight fishermen from same family murdered in Mexico

Oaxaca De Ju - Gunmen burst into a home and killed eight shark fishermen from the same family in Mexico's Pacific beach resort of Puerto Escondido, authorities said Tuesday.

Mexican president apologizes over mansion scandal

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto apologized and admitted committing an error on Monday over his wife's purchase of a $7 million mansion from a government contractor as he signed anti-corruption legislation.

Mexico's Olympians get condoms over Zika fears

- Mexican athletes received on Monday an anti-Zika kit for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, including Mosquito repellent, antibacterial hand gel and condoms.

The dreaded deportations that would surge under Trump

Tijuana - The bell rings at the gate of the Tijuana border post as US agents return 12 Mexicans home with their belongings inside paper bags and backpacks.

Trump's wall plans aggravate open wounds in Mexico

Tijuana - Maurilio Salcido takes off his hat to press as close as possible to the wall dividing Mexico and the United States, setting eyes on his son for the first time in 15 years.

Obama, Pena Nieto to meet on July 22 in Washington

Washington - US President Barack Obama will host his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House next week, the two governments announced.

El Chapo going 'crazy' in jail: Lawyer

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is losing both his mind and his hair because of the "psychological turmoil" he faces in maximum-security prison, one of his lawyers said Thursday.

10 prison inmates escape in Mexico beach resort Cancun

- Ten inmates escaped in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Cancun by jumping the prison wall, in the latest jailbreak to hit the country's scandal-plagued penitentiary system.

Homophobia up in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

- Homophobia has surged in Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in May, a gay rights group said Tuesday, reporting 26 hate-fueled murders this year.

Mexican soldiers kill five suspected criminals

- Mexican soldiers killed five suspected criminals in a gunfight in a northern state where 14 other people were murdered over the weekend, authorities said.

Slain Mexican student's face eaten by animals

- Animals ate the face of a student after he was tortured and killed in southern Mexico on the same night that 43 of his classmates disappeared, a human rights body said Monday.

Mexico tells Trump if he wants a wall, he can build it

- Mexico's president hit back at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that if elected, he would make Mexico build a wall along its US border.

Mexico dispels rumors of third El Chapo escape

- There was no third time's a charm for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Skeleton with stone-encrusted teeth found in Mexico ancient ruins

- Archeologists have discovered the 1,600-year-old skeleton of an upper-class woman whose skull was intentionally deformed and teeth were encrusted with mineral stones near Mexico's ancient ruins of Teotihuacan.

Five bullet-riddled bodies dumped on Mexican road

Acapulco - The bound and bullet-riddled bodies of five young men were found on a Mexican road in the violence-plagued southern state of Guerrero, authorities said.

New Zealand police bust coke horse head

Wellington - New Zealand police said Sunday they have seized a record NZ$14 million (US$10 million) dollars worth of cocaine hidden inside a large diamante-encrusted horse head from Mexico.

Mexico high court rejects legalizing abortion

- Mexico's Supreme Court rejected a proposal to legalize abortion but suggested more debate on the issue in the country boasting the world's second-largest Catholic population.

Brexit raises concerns for long-term global growth: Obama

Ottawa - Britain's vote to leave the European Union raises "longer-term concerns" about global growth at a time of already weak economic output, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Obama warns Venezuela not to block 'legitimate' recall drive

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Venezuela's government Wednesday to not block the opposition's "legitimate" efforts to hold a referendum to recall the country's embattled president Nicolas Maduro.

Mexican judge temporarily suspends Chapo extradition to U.S.

- A judge temporarily blocked the extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States Tuesday after his lawyers filed appeals against the transfer.

Obama blasts isolationism, with Trump in sights

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama warned against isolationist tendencies in America and elsewhere, calling it "the wrong medicine" to fix legitimate concerns about globalization.
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