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Mexico official fired over odyssey of truck with nearly 300 bodies

Guadalajara - A state government in Mexico has fired a prosecutor over a spectacle in which a fetid-smelling tractor trailer carrying 273 bodies was driven around aimlessly for lack of room in the morgue.

Dozens wounded as Mexico City eviction turns violent

Mexico - Violence erupted when Mexico City authorities evicted a squatter camp Wednesday, with residents hurling stones at riot police in clashes that left dozens of people wounded.

'More work' to get a continental trade deal: Trudeau

Ottawa - There is still a way to go to reach a new North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada's prime minister said Wednesday, brushing off US pressure for a quick deal as high-level talks resumed in Washington.

Mexico marks anniversaries of two deadly quakes

Mexico - Mexico held memorials and protests Wednesday in memory of the two earthquakes that devastated the country on September 19 -- one that killed 369 people last year, and another in 1985 that killed more than 10,000.

Death toll in Mexico mariachi gun attack rises to six

Mexico - A sixth person has died from his wounds after being shot by gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians in Mexico City's famed Garibaldi Plaza, officials said Monday.

Picking up the pieces a year after Mexico's earthquake

Mexico - One year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico, killing 369 people, here are five stories of those still sorting through the rubble it left behind.1. Forever a momMiriam Rodriguez Guise's son, Jose Eduardo, would have turned eight Monday.

Mexico marks twin anniversaries of deadly quakes

Mexico - Mexico marks the anniversaries Wednesday of two deadly earthquakes: one that devastated the country last year, claiming 369 lives, and another that killed more than 10,000 people on the same date in 1985.

'Mariachi' gunmen kill five in Mexico City tourist plaza

Mexico - Gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians opened fire in Mexico City's famed Plaza Garibaldi, killing five people and wounding eight others including a foreigner, law enforcement officials said on Saturday.

Mexico arrests 'hitman' for trafficking endangered fish

Mexico - Mexico has arrested an alleged drug cartel hitman on charges of trafficking the critically endangered totoaba fish, a species whose swim bladder can fetch up to $20,000 on the black market in China.

Mexico sees US-Canada trade deal 'in the coming days'

Mexico - Mexico said Wednesday it was optimistic the US and Canada would reach a trade deal "in the coming days," as its top North American trade negotiator and foreign minister jetted to Washington.

Corruption caused collapses in Mexico quake: activists

Mexico - Nearly a year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, killing 369 people, activists said Tuesday that corruption and negligence caused the collapse of dozens of buildings.

Cuaron's Mexican 'masterpiece' wins Venice film festival

Venice - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice film festival Saturday for "Roma", which critics called not merely a movie but "a vision".

Cuaron's Mexican 'masterpiece' wins Venice film festival

Venice - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice film festival Saturday for "Roma", which critics have called not merely a movie but "a vision".

In southern Mexico, 'quake isn't over' one year on

Juchitan - One year after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake devastated southern Mexico, the poor, indigenous communities near the epicenter feel forgotten as they struggle to rebuild.

Mass grave site with 166 bodies found in Mexico

Campeche - Mexican authorities discovered at least 166 bodies at a mass grave site in Veracruz state, prosecutors said Thursday, the latest horrifying find in a region hit by bloody drug cartel turf wars.

Mexico has 'positive expectations' for three-way NAFTA

Mexico - Mexico is confident the United States and Canada will reach a deal on keeping the regional NAFTA trade agreement a three-country deal, the economy minister said Thursday.

Canada's woman in Washington: Chrystia Freeland

Ottawa - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, an outspoken former journalist, is a combative negotiator with a clear goal: to use good relations with Washington to successfully negotiate a new North American Free Trade deal.

Mexican businesses back two-way trade deal with US

Mexico - Mexico's business sector will support a two-way trade deal with the United States if negotiations fall through on a three-way deal with Canada, the head of the country's biggest employers' association said Tuesday.

Abortion in Latin America: four women's voices

Montevideo - To legalize or not to legalize, that is the question on the lips of many legislators in Latin America since Argentina opted not to decriminalize abortion following a senate vote.

Mexico's unpopular president defends record in parting shot

Mexico - Mexico's deeply unpopular President Enrique Pena Nieto defended his record in his final state of the nation address Monday, touting his reforms as "transcendental" even as he acknowledged his tainted legacy.

Mexico's unpopular president defends record in parting shot

Mexico - Mexico's deeply unpopular President Enrique Pena Nieto defended his record in his final state of the nation address Monday, touting his reforms as "transcendental" even as he acknowledged his tainted legacy.

Mexico tribunal revokes fine against party of president-elect

Mexico - Mexico's Federal Electoral Tribunal on Saturday revoked a $10 million fine imposed on the political party of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for the allegedly fraudulent use of a trust fund raised for earthquake victims.

Gangster-turned-lawmaker is new face of Mexican politics

San Luis Potos - Pedro Carrizales's body is a hodge-podge of scars and tattoos that tell the story of how he went from street-gang thug to Mexican state congressman, reborn like the mythical phoenix inked on his chest.

US presses ahead with Mexico trade pact, talks with Canada resume next week

Washington - The United States is pressing ahead with a free trade pact with Mexico, but whether Canada will join depends on a new round of talks next week, after negotiations ended Friday without an agreement.

US-Canada going to the wire in NAFTA talks

Washington - Canada and the United States were set to go down to the wire Friday to reach a deal overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement.

NAFTA deal close, but obstacles remain

Washington - Optimism is high that the United States, Canada and Mexico are near the finish line for an agreement on a new North American Free Trade Agreement.

Television reporter killed in Mexico

Mexico - A Mexican television reporter was shot dead Wednesday in the resort city of Cancun, becoming the eighth journalist to be killed this year in a country notoriously dangerous for the media.

Mexico's new leftist-majority Congress sworn in

Mexico - Mexico's first leftist-majority Congress was sworn in Wednesday, swept into office on the coattails of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a July election that punished the country's political establishment.

Mexico's new leftist-majority Congress sworn in

Mexico - Mexico's first leftist-majority Congress was sworn in Wednesday, swept into office on the coattails of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a July election that punished the country's political establishment.

US, Canada agreement on NAFTA 2.0 appears within reach

Washington - A deal on an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement appeared within reach as Canada and the United States opened their third day of negotiations Thursday aimed at getting the pact done by the end of the week.
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Demo calling for the resignation of the President of Mexico.
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Western side of the Piramide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun), Teotihuacan, Mexico.
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NASA satellite photo shows the remains of Tropical Storm Ingrid on the east coast of Mexico. (September 16, 2013)
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Edmonton vigil for the 43 missing students in Mexico.
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