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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.

Mexico eyes homicide charges in maternity blast

- A Mexican gas company could face homicide charges and a $2.9 million fine over a tanker truck explosion that destroyed a maternity hospital, killing two babies and three adults, officials said Monday.

Pedophile priest victims urge action from pope

- Victims of sexually abusive priests from across the Americas joined forces Monday to urge Pope Francis to allow civilian justice to punish pedophiles and those who covered up their crimes.

Mexico bus-train collision kills 20, injures 31

Monterrey - At least 20 people were killed and 31 injured when a freight train slammed into a packed passenger bus in northeastern Mexico, authorities said Saturday after rescue crews worked through the night to reach victims.

Another police shooting kills unarmed migrant worker

Pasco - Pasco, Washington is still on edge today, trying to understand why three policemen shot and killed an unarmed migrant worker on Tuesday. The county coroner has called for an inquest in the hope of defusing rising tensions.

Mexico bus-train collision kills 16, injures 30

An - At least 16 people were killed and 30 were injured when a freight train slammed into a packed passenger bus in northeastern Mexico on Friday, authorities said, warning the death toll could rise.

Mexico bristles at UN criticism over disappearances

- The Mexican government bristled at a UN committee's findings that disappearances are widespread in the country and the authorities lack precise numbers of missing people.

Mexico judge clears woman tortured into false charges

- A Mexican judge has exonerated a woman who was forced to falsely confess to organized crime charges by troops who tortured and sexually abused her, human rights groups said Tuesday.

Mexico families worry after 60 bodies found in crematorium

- Mexican officials have been approached by more than 100 people who fear their relatives are among 60 bodies found rotting in an abandoned crematorium in Acapulco, authorities said Monday.

Mexico defends probe of 43 missing students

- The Mexican attorney general's office hit back Monday at mounting criticism of its conclusion that 43 missing students were slaughtered, after foreign experts charged that the probe was marred by mistakes.

Foreign experts slam Mexico's 43 missing students probe

- Argentine-led forensic experts strongly criticized Mexico's investigation into the presumed massacre of 43 missing students on Saturday, insisting the probe must remain open as they listed a series of mishaps.

Mexico maternity blast's death toll rises to five

- The death toll from a gas explosion that leveled a Mexico City maternity hospital rose to five on Friday after a stretcher-bearer who saved several babies succumbed to his injuries."I lament the death of stretcher-bearer Jose Luis Tinoco.

Mexico seeks crematorium owner after 60 bodies found

Acapulco - Mexican police launched a manhunt for the owner of an abandoned crematorium after 60 bodies, including children, were found rotting in the Acapulco facility that closed a year ago.

Luke Bryan: Exclusive interview with a country music superstar Special

The current CMA Entertainer of the Year found time in his very hectic, globe-trotting schedule to talk to Digital Journal about touring abroad, his upcoming new album and his relationship with Zac Brown.

Mexico rescues 129 workers 'abused' by S.Korean firm

- Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were physically and sexually abused at a garment firm run by South Koreans, officials said Thursday.

Mexico leader gets no applause, and plenty of online flak

- Mexico's embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto has sparked a social media storm over an off-the-cuff remark he made about not getting applauded after announcing new anti-graft measures.

Mexico maternity blast death toll rises to four

- A nurse who was injured while saving several babies after a gas explosion destroyed a Mexican maternity hospital last week has died, raising the death toll to four, officials said Wednesday.

Mexico leader orders investigation into his mansions

- Battling favoritism accusations, Mexico's scandal-hit President Enrique Pena Nieto announced on Tuesday an investigation into houses that he, his wife and his finance minister bought from government contractors.

Mexico gives evidence to UN over missing students

Geneva - Mexican authorities gave evidence Monday to a UN committee probing the disappearance of 43 students who are feared dead, after families of the victims demanded further investigation into the case.

Mexico hospital blast kills two babies, nurse

- A gas truck explosion demolished a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing two babies and a nurse, injuring dozens and prompting desperate mothers to grab their newborns as the building crumbled around them.
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A meglev train is coming out of the Pudong International Airport.
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Zapatista Army of National Liberation march in Chiapas  Mexico  December 21  2012.
Zapatista Army of National Liberation march in Chiapas, Mexico, December 21, 2012.
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Residential dwellings along the Avenue of the Dead as viewed from the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
Local art vendors along the Avenue of the Dead with The Pyramid of the Sun (right) and residential p...
Local art vendors along the Avenue of the Dead with The Pyramid of the Sun (right) and residential places made of walled blocks, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
Demo calling for the resignation of the President of Mexico.
Demo calling for the resignation of the President of Mexico.
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2006 Oaxaca Protests
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Central American migrants wait in line for food as they wait for the La Bestia (The Beast) cargo tra...
Central American migrants wait in line for food as they wait for the La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico on July 22, 2014
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South Afrika Vs. Mexico in Berlin with Corona beer and Die Fraktion
The UNESCO plaque of Cultural Heritage Site at the entry to Teotihuacan complex  Mexico.
The UNESCO plaque of Cultural Heritage Site at the entry to Teotihuacan complex, Mexico.
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Images of the revolutionary at the entry to  Leon Trocky Museum  Coyoacán  Mexico City.
Images of the revolutionary at the entry to Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.
Protesters in Mexico City on July 22  2012
Protesters in Mexico City on July 22, 2012
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Boats lining up for the toilet, the company has all left it for a while, Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, Mexico.
Smugglers jack up a security fence and casually smuggle drugs into the United States
Smugglers jack up a security fence and casually smuggle drugs into the United States
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The Azteca Dancers performing at Zocalo place in Mexico City.
The Azteca Dancers performing at Zocalo place in Mexico City.
Detail from The Arsenal  1928  by Diego Rivera. The work  painted for the Mexican Ministry Of Educat...
Detail from The Arsenal, 1928, by Diego Rivera. The work, painted for the Mexican Ministry Of Education in 1928 to promote national pride and culture, clearly reflects the artist's passion for politics. Frida Kahlo is depicted in the center of the work, handing out weapons to peasants. If Rivera was dedicated to the vision of Mexico enjoying a socialist future, then he found his equal in Frida Kahlo, whose background and education provided a solid grounding for political engagement.
The Avenue of the Dead (Calzada de los Muertos) as viewed from the Pyramid of the Moon to the south ...
The Avenue of the Dead (Calzada de los Muertos) as viewed from the Pyramid of the Moon to the south, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
The Azteca Dancers performing at Zocalo  central market place in Mexico City.
The Azteca Dancers performing at Zocalo, central market place in Mexico City.
Hotel Riu Emerald Bay in Mexico s Mazatlan resort region  where on Saturday  January 21  2012  a you...
Hotel Riu Emerald Bay in Mexico's Mazatlan resort region, where on Saturday, January 21, 2012, a young Canadian woman in her 20s, was found very badly beaten and unconscious in an elevator
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