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Report accuses Mexican president of law school plagiarism

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has been accused of plagiarizing his law school thesis by a news website which says it detected the work of a dozen others in his writing.

Diminished threat to Mexico coast from Tropical Storm Kay: US forecasters

Miami - Tropical Storm Kay strengthened slightly off Mexico's Pacific coast, but new projections on Sunday predict it will peter out without causing major damage, US forecasters said.

Guzman relative says 'El Chapo' son released in Mexico

Culiac - The son of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been released following his abduction earlier this week, a member of the Sinaloa cartel leader's family said.

Armed attackers kidnap, kill eight in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - Armed attackers kidnapped and killed eight people in the Mexican town Alto Lucero in Veracruz state, officials said Saturday.

Mexico on alert for Tropical Storm Kay

Mexico - Mexican officials warned northwestern communities to be on alert Saturday as Tropical Storm Kay churns off the Pacific coast.

Mexico federal prosecutors probe Chapo son kidnapping

Puerto Vallarta - Mexican federal prosecutors took over investigations into the gunpoint kidnapping of a son of notorious drugs boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said.

Mexico fears new cartel war after 'El Chapo' son abducted

Mexico - The brazen kidnapping of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son has unleashed fears of a new war between rival cartels in the violence-weary country.

'El Chapo' son among Mexico kidnap victims: prosecutor

Mexico - A son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was among a group kidnapped from a bar in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Gunmen kidnap at least 10 in Mexico resort city

Puerto Vallarta - Gunmen stormed a bar and kidnapped at least 10 people in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta, state prosecutors said, linking it to a war between rival gangs.

Mothers find 28 clandestine burial sites in Mexico

Veracruz - Mothers in east Mexico searching for missing loved ones said they have found a total of 28 clandestine gravesites with remains of some 40 bodies in the gang-ravaged state of Veracruz.

Not all is green in Mexico City's Aztec garden district

Mexico - Colorful gondolas lazily ferry tourists around the floating gardens of Mexico City's Xochimilco district, but not all is green in this idyllic vestige of the Aztec empire increasingly choked by urbanization.

Mexico mothers searching for loved ones turn up hidden graves

Coatzacoalcos - Mothers searching for missing loved ones said they have found seven clandestine gravesites with remains of an undetermined number of people in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, one of the most afflicted by drug gang violence.

Mexico hunts for missing after landslides kill 45

Huauchinango - Hundreds of soldiers and rescue workers searched for the missing Monday after the remnants of Tropical Storm Earl triggered landslides in central Mexico that killed at least 45 people.

Smoking 'mota': Drug slang enters Mexico's dictionary

Mexico - Pot smokers in Mexico inhale "mota." A flamboyant drug cartel member bedecked in gold chains is dubbed a "buchon." A corpse wrapped in sheets is "encobijado.

Mexico landslides leave 38 dead as new storm forms

Puebla - Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Earl's remnants have killed at least 38 people in Mexico, officials said, as a new storm threatened the country's Pacific coast.

Acapulco's surfers seek to escape crime wave

Acapulco - Luis Rey Hernandez feels safe and happy when he's on his surfboard, riding waves off the shores of Acapulco.

Tropical Storm Earl leaves six dead in Mexico

Xalapa - A landslide triggered by Tropical Storm Earl left six dead Saturday in eastern Mexico as heavy rains began to ease up, but officials warned residents to remain prepared for more floods or mudslides.

Migrants' 'American dream' turns to nightmare in Honduras

- For many Latin Americans, the "American dream" refers to making the risky trip north to a new, safe and hopefully prosperous life in the United States.

Tropical Storm Earl hits Mexico, maintains intensity

Puerto Barrios - Tropical Storm Earl hit Mexico after weakening from a hurricane over Central America, but continued to cause evacuations amid persistent fears of flooding.

A car cocktail: Ford, tequila-maker mix for auto parts

Mexico - Booze and driving are a bad combination, but US auto company Ford and Mexico's tequila maker Jose Cuervo have found a way to mix together.

Mexican firms freeze $2.6 bn outlay over teacher protests

- A Mexican industrial trade group said Wednesday it was freezing $2.6 billion in investments in regions hit by protests by teachers who have blocked roads and railroads.

Earl hits Belize at hurricane strength, prompting flooding fears

Puerto Barrios - A hurricane packing 130 kilometer (80 mile) per hour winds and heavy rain made landfall in Central America near Belize's capital, where officials warned of likely flooding and damage to homes Thursday.

Tropical Storm Earl bears down on Central America

Guatemala City - A tropical storm, dubbed Earl and packing nearly hurricane-force winds, was to hit northern Central American countries Wednesday, prompting warnings and emergency planning by authorities.

Actress who met 'El Chapo' asks Mexico authorities to close probe

- The actress Kate del Castillo, accused of obstructing justice after meeting Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has asked prosecutors to drop an investigation against her, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Breaking code of honor, gangs kill families in Mexico

- A series of murders targeting families, including children, has rocked Mexico in recent weeks, signaling that drug gangs are willing to break an unspoken code of honor within the criminal underworld.

Another mayor killed in Mexico, the third in two weeks

Puebla - A mayor was shot dead in Mexico's central Puebla state, the third mayor to be killed within two weeks, authorities said Tuesday, prompting calls for better security for municipal officials.

Violent weekend leaves more than 20 dead in Mexico

- More than 20 people were killed in three Mexican states plagued by drug violence over the weekend, with 11 found dead in a single day in Acapulco, authorities said.

Volcano spews ash on Mexico City

- The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash on swaths of Mexico City and its suburbs on Monday, leaving a thin coat of dust on streets and cars.

Shelter to open in Mexico for reporters under threat

- When photojournalist Ruben Espinosa felt harassed by the authorities in eastern Mexico, he fled to the capital. Without protection, he was shot dead in a case still unsolved a year later.

Mexico launches drones to protect endangered porpoise

- Mexico's government has launched drones to back last-ditch efforts to prevent illegal fishing activities that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise.
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