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Mexico families wait for news as mass grave exhumed

Tetelcingo - Anguished relatives are standing by as experts dig up a mass grave with more than 100 bodies buried by authorities in Mexico, where morgues are full due to surging violence.

Mexico begins exhumation of more than 100 bodies

Tetelcingo - Mexican authorities and independent experts began the exhumation of more than a hundred bodies buried in pits in the central state of Morelos.

Colombia: Cartagena lays to rest Garcia Marquez's ashes

Cartagena - The ashes of Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez were laid to rest in Cartagena, the jewel of colonial architecture on Colombia's Caribbean coast, following a tribute to the author.

Mexico agrees to extradite drug boss Chapo to US: govt

- Mexico on Friday agreed to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States where he faces narcotics and murder charges, the foreign ministry said.

Human remains found near site where Mexico students went missing

Acapulco - Skeletal remains from an undetermined number of individuals have been found not far from where 43 Mexican students went missing nearly two years ago, officials said late Wednesday.

Hundreds rescued from abuse in Mexican drug rehab shelter

Guadalajara - Mexican police rescued hundreds of men, women and children from a drug rehabilitation shelter where they were found suffering from beatings, cigarette burns and rape, officials said on Wednesday.

Mexico leader seeks to legalize gay marriage nationwide

- President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday proposed a constitutional reform that would legalize same-sex marriage across Mexico, making it join a handful of Latin American countries allowing such unions.

Fishing ban urged to save world's smallest porpoise

- Mexican authorities faced calls to ban all fishing in the upper Gulf of California or permanently prohibit gillnets to save the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, from extinction.

Mexican judge backs second US extradition order for Chapo

- A Mexican judge has approved a second US extraditionrequest for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, officials said, giving the government about a month to confirm the decision.

Mexico convicts 10 officials in deadly day care fire

- Mexico convicted and sentenced 10 government officials to prison for up to 29 years over a 2009 day care fire that killed 49 children, court sources said Saturday.

Mexico court clears three soldiers in 2014 gang suspect massacre

- Three Mexican soldiers accused of taking part in a massacre of 22 gang suspects in 2014 have been freed by a judge for lack of evidence, officials said, drawing dismay from human rights groups.

Mexico debates legalizing opium poppy for medicine

- Fed up with drug-related violence, a growing number of Mexican politicians see one potential cure: legalizing the cultivation of opium poppies for the production of medicine.

Mexico museum hangs shoes in hunt for missing

- Boots, sneakers and sandals donated by families seeking missing loved ones in a region of Latin America stricken by drug violence are dangling in a new exhibit in Mexico.

Chapo wants to return to old prison, cleans new cell

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is so disgusted by the dirt in his new prison cell that he has asked for chlorine to clean it himself, his lawyer said.

Mexico eyes anti-pollution measures for smoggy capital

- Authorities announced on Tuesday new measures to combat a recent increase in air pollution in Mexico City, as officials reported an increase in related ailments such as asthma.

Mining plans threaten habitat of Monarch butterflies in Mexico

Endangered Monarch butterflies face their greatest threat as the largest mining company in Mexico plans to reopen a copper mine inside the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, home to tens of millions of monarchs during winter.

Chapo extradition expected by year's end: U.S. official

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to be extradited to the United States by the end of the year, a US official said Monday after a court approved the move.

Judge in Mexico seeks 'El Chapo' extraditon to US

- Hours before Mexican authorities transferred drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to a prison in Ciudad Juarez, a federal judge ruled he should be extradited to the United States, Guzman's lawyer said Sunday.

Panama reaches deal to send 3,800 U.S.-bound Cubans to Mexico

Panama - Panama has reached a deal to transfer nearly 4,000 US-bound Cubans stranded on its territory to Mexico, an official said on Sunday, but added the flights would not be extended to future Cuban migrants.

Mexican military vet defends torture he oversaw

- The Mexican military veteran recalls overseeing interrogations during which his men beat suspects, wrapped their faces in plastic bags to cut off their oxygen and jolted them with electric shocks.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' transferred to jail near US border

- The Mexican authorities transferred the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to a prison in Ciudad Juarez on the US border Saturday morning in a surprise move, officials said.

Mexico fights to save species ensnared in China black market

San Felipe - The high-speed navy boat stopped on the moonlit waters of Mexico's Gulf of California as sailors looked through binoculars for small vessels conducting illegal activities under the cover of darkness.

Mexico City businesses say smog alert cost $300 mn

- Traffic bans imposed by Mexico City authorities to reverse an upsurge of smog have cost residents and small businesses more than $300 million since April, a trade association said Tuesday.

Mexico City bans 40% of cars again over air pollution

- Mexico City officials issued a new air pollution alert, meaning that 40 percent of vehicles will be banned on Tuesday, while industries will be required to cut emissions.

Cuba's budding businesswomen learn on the fly

- Gretel de la Rosa, a budding Cuban businesswoman, had been in Mexico City for just a few hours, but she already had stuffed three bags with fabric for her shop back home.

The lonely struggle of missing Mexican students' parents

- There were no tears and their faces were hardened by 19 months of grief and anger as the parents of 43 Mexican students who vanished in 2014 marched in the capital.

Mexican general gets 52 years in prison for torture

- A Mexican army general has been sentenced to 52 years and six months in prison for ordering the torture of a suspect and the incineration of his body, authorities said.

Mexico's chief investigator probed over missing students case

- Mexico's head of criminal investigations faced calls to be fired as the attorney general's office launched a probe into his handling of a crime scene in the disapperance of 43 students.

Mexican journalist dies from two gunshot wounds

Taxco - In the latest attack on Mexican journalists, Francisco Pacheco Beltrán, correspondent for the daily Sol de Acapulco, was found dead of gunshot wounds outside his home in Guerrero State.

Mexican soldiers, police to face torture trial

- Three federal police officers and two soldiers will face trial on torture charges after a video surfaced showing a woman being nearly suffocated with a bag, authorities said Wednesday.
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