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Mexico opens probe after girl wrongly sent to U.S.

- Mexican prosecutors opened an investigation Friday into the case of a 14-year-old girl who was wrongly sent to the United States to be with a woman who thought she was her daughter.

Mexican farm workers protest over 'exploitation'

San Quint - Thousands of farm workers protested again in northwestern Mexico on Friday to demand better pay for backbreaking labor picking fruits and vegetables that are exported to the United States.

Mexico arrests nine cartel suspects after gunfight

- Mexican marines have detained nine drug cartel suspects and seized an arsenal that included an anti-personnel mine and grenade launchers after gunfights that killed a police officer, authorities said Thursday.

Malaysia upholds death sentences for Mexican brothers, two others

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's highest court on Thursday upheld guilty verdicts and death sentences for three Mexican brothers, a Singaporean and a Malaysian convicted of manufacturing drugs.

Mexican girl returns home after mistakenly sent to U.S.

Silao - A 14-year-old Mexican girl grabbed by police at school and sent to the United States in a case of mistaken identity was reunited with her parents Wednesday, a happy ending to a saga that captivated the country.

Gunfights erupt again after Mexican drug lord arrested

- A drug lord's capture triggered firefights in Mexico's troubled northern state of Tamaulipas on Wednesday, as his henchmen tried to rescue him in the second such incident in days.

Mexico recovers stolen radioactive material

- A small container of radioactive material that was stolen last week in southeastern Mexico was found Wednesday abandoned under a pedestrian bridge, resolving the fourth such theft since 2013.

Mexico investigates alleged police massacre

- Mexican prosecutors and federal police internal affairs are investigating claims that officers killed 16 unarmed civilians in January, authorities said Monday, in the latest abuse allegations to hit security forces.

Experts ask for Mexico to check new leads in 43 missing case

- A regional human rights body investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico has asked police to inspect two sites that parents of the missing hope could shed light on the case.

Mexican police massacred civilians in January: Report

- Federal police gunned down 16 civilians in western Mexico in January, a report said, contradicting official accounts that nine people had died in the crossfire of a shootout.

Mexico captures leader of Juarez cartel

- The head of the once-powerful Juarez drug cartel has been captured, officials said on Sunday, confirming the most recent in a string of victories against Mexico's narco-traffickers.

Mexico drug lord's arrest sparks gunfights, three dead

Nuevo Laredo - A cartel attacked Mexican security forces in reaction to a drug lord's arrest in a city near the US border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers.

Mexico's 'New Generation' cartel takes police head-on

Ocotl - The town still bears the scars from the unprecedented offensive launched by a powerful Mexican drug cartel against government forces: bullet-pocked buildings and blood stains on the street.

'Volcano of Fire' spews ash on Mexican city

- Mexico's Colima volcano spewed a giant 3.5-kilometer-high (two miles) column of ash on Thursday that rained down on a nearby city, authorities said.

Mexico issues alert over stolen radioactive material

- Authorities issued an alert for several Mexican states after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography.

Oil spill leaves 100,000 Mexicans without water

Villahermosa - Some 100,000 people remained without drinking water in southern Mexico on Wednesday after rivers were contaminated by an oil spill triggered when thieves tapped a pipeline.

Mexican drug cartel figure arrested: Official

- Mexican authorities have arrested a top drug trafficker, Cesar Gastelum Serrano, reputed to be a key link in a network smuggling cocaine to the United States via Central America, an official said Sunday.

Mexico gang kills 15 police in worst attack in years

Guadalajara - Fifteen police officers were killed in a gang ambush in western Mexico, an official said, marking the deadliest day in recent years for security forces battling the drug war.

Frenchwoman, Mexico ex-governor end child custody fight

- A Frenchwoman and her ex-husband, a former Mexican governor close to his country's president, have resolved a high-profile, three-year-old child custody battle that made headlines in both nations.

Burning Judas: Easter tradition gets political

- During Holy Week in Mexico there are always processions and prayers, traditionally observed by worshipers across the country. But lesser-known traditions also persist, such as burning Judas figures as a means of overcoming evil.

Mexico probes deadly oil rig blast and fire

- Mexican authorities launched an investigation Thursday into what caused an explosion and fire on an oil platform operated by state firm Pemex that killed four workers and injured several others.

Desperate parents ask gang help to find missing Mexican students

- Some desperate parents of 43 missing Mexican students have turned to a drug gang leader for help to locate the young men, saying the government has failed them.

Four killed in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

- Eight firefighting vessels with water cannon battled a blaze on a Mexican offshore oil platform for hours, an inferno that killed four workers and forced 300 to be evacuated.

Death toll in Mexico oil rig blast rises to four: official

- The death toll in an explosion and fire at a Mexican oil rig rose to four on Wednesday, state energy firm Pemex said.

Mexico arrests suspect in 2010 migrant massacre

- Mexican police have arrested a man in connection with the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants, officials said Tuesday.

Mexico to require two in cockpit after Alps crash

- Mexico became the latest country on Monday to require the presence of two airline crew members in cockpits at all times, following the apparently deliberate Germanwings crash by the co-pilot.

'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.
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