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'Worst' serial rapist in Honduran history captured in Mexico

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran man serving time for raping more than 40 woman and under-aged girls has been captured in Mexico after escaping from prison in his country.

Mexicans protest six months after 43 students vanished

- Thousands marched in Mexico City to mark six months since the disappearance of 43 college students, with their parents demanding the suspension of elections in their home state.

Attacks on Mexico journalists surge

- Attacks on journalists in Mexico have surged during President Enrique Pena Nieto's first two years in power, with assaults reported every 26.7 hours, a press freedom group said Tuesday.Media workers endured an act of violence every 48.

Mexico's lucha libre in shock over wrestler's death

- The flamboyant world of Mexican wrestling reeled in shock on Monday as the tragic death of a star fighter sparked a debate about safety in the beloved national pastime.

Op-Ed: Truck driver writes screenplay and wins accolades at festival Special

Hercules - There have been many instances of someone with a dream and being able to make it a reality against many odds. Yet, how often does anyone get to have their dream fulfilled by the help of total strangers?

Mexico ambush leaves 10 dead, including 5 federal police

Guadalajara - A gang ambushed a federal police convoy in western Mexico, sparking a shootout that killed five officers, three suspects and two bystanders, authorities said Friday.

Rights body wants to talk to army over Mexico missing

- Experts from a regional human rights body said Thursday the fate of 43 Mexican students who disappeared in September remains unclear and they want to interview soldiers about the case.

Class clash led to collapse of Mexico's ancient Teotihuacan: study

- The demise of Mexico's enigmatic pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan stemmed from a conflict among the civilization's elite classes, with buildings set ablaze in the clash, according to a study.

Image-conscious Mexico feared being Bond baddie

- Mexico has plenty of murderous and eccentric drug lords, but its image-conscious government did not want the new James Bond film "Spectre" to feature a Mexican villain when 007 comes blazing into town.

Mexico's own 'WikiLeaks' already making waves

- Mexico's WikiLeaks-inspired whistleblower website is already making waves just days after its launch, even though it has yet to expose any government scandals.

Mexican star journalist's firing sparks outrage

- The firing of one of Mexico's most famous journalists, who revealed the first lady's controversial mansion, sparked outrage Monday among supporters who consider her sacking an attack on press freedom.

Mummy mystery lingers on daunting Mexico peak

Chalchicomula - A blanket of fresh snow has fallen on Mexico's highest summit, preserving the mystery surrounding the discovery of two mummified bodies near the peak locked in a cold embrace, frozen in time.

Rights body acts in Franco-Mexican child custody fight

Washington - A human rights body urged Mexico to help a French woman see her children in a bitter custody battle with her ex-husband, an influential former Mexican governor.

Gunmen fire on Mexican mayor's convoy

Nuevo Laredo - Mexican police arrested four armed men on Monday accused of firing at the mayor's convoy in Matamoros, a northern city bordering Texas in the grips of drug cartel violence.

Mexico's drug cartels adapt to U.S. pot legalization

- The growing legalization of cannabis in the United States is forcing Mexico's drug cartels to rethink their illicit business model, turning to opium poppy plantations and domestic pot consumption, experts say.

Mexican man arrested with cocaine inside his body

San Salvador - A Mexican man was arrested at El Salvador's main airport with liquid cocaine hidden in his digestive tract, news organizations reported.

Two mummified bodies spotted on Mexico's highest peak

Puebla - A team of Mexican climbers searching for a frozen body on the country's highest mountain stumbled on a second mummified cadaver during their expedition on Thursday.

Mexico running out of drug cartel big fish

- One by one, the Mexican government is taking down the country's most notorious drug cartel capos, leaving very few recognizable names on the most wanted list.

Mexico nabs Zetas drug cartel leader 'Z-42'

- Mexican federal forces captured Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino in an upper-class suburb of the northern industrial city of Monterrey on Wednesday, dealing a new blow to the feared gang.

Mexico inmates decry worms in food, dirty conjugal beds

- Some of Mexico's notorious criminals are complaining about "inhuman" conditions at a maximum-security prison, claiming they find worm in their food and deal with dirty mattresses in the room for conjugal visits.

Bat-filled cave, donkeys and cake: A drug lord's fall

La Mira - During his months on the run, Mexican drug baron Servando Gomez fled on donkeys and hid in a bat-filled cave -- a far cry from his days of showing off in videos and flashing cash in his fiefdom.

Another Mexican drug lord caught, but victory elusive

- Mexico's government dealt a major blow to the Knights Templar drug cartel by capturing its last leader, but the proliferation of new armed groups shows the government is far from victory.

Mexico's 'I'm tired now' attorney general steps down

- Mexico's much-maligned attorney general, who has faced public anger over the investigation into the presumed slaughter of 43 students, stepped down Friday and was given a more low-key cabinet post.

Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader

- Mexican police captured Friday most-wanted drug lord Servando Gomez, whose Knights Templar cartel tormented western Michoacan state, smuggled drugs to the United States and illegally shipped iron ore to China.

March in Mexico City over slain students

- Some 2,500 people marched in Mexico City marking the fifth month since the disappearance of 43 students whom the government says were killed by a police-linked drug gang.

Mexico image under fire from Hollywood, Holy See

- Mexico's international image is taking a beating these days, even from two worlds that rarely see eye-to-eye: The Holy See and Hollywood.

Mexico police deny killing protestor

Acapulco - Mexican federal police rejected accusations by a teacher's union that a 65-year-old protestor died after being beaten by officers during a demonstration in Acapulco.

Mexico volcanic ash disrupts US, domestic flights

Puebla - Volcanic ash rained down on the runway of an airport in central Mexico, forcing it to close for several hours on Wednesday and disrupting domestic flights and those to the US.

Clash leaves one dead in Mexico teacher protest

Acapulco - A clash between Mexican police and teachers who blocked Acapulco's airport left one demonstrator dead, while seven officers were injured when they were struck by the protestors' bus, officials said Wednesday.

Acapulco's violent descent sends army to schools

Acapulco - Fresh white paint covers the soot from the fire that criminals set in the middle school principal's office in a rough Acapulco neighborhood, where gang-linked violence interrupted classes for weeks.
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