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Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan

Gual - Guatemalan security forces on Monday broke up a caravan of some 4,000 Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers through Central America on foot, AFP reporters witnessed.

Mexico says drug case row won't affect US ties

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that tensions with the United States over the case of a former defense minister accused of cartel ties would not affect cooperation.

Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants held up in Guatemala

Gual - Thousands of Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers through Central America on foot remained stuck in Guatemala on Monday, their advance stymied by security forces.

Guatemala police fire tear gas, disperse US-bound migrant caravan

Gual - Guatemalan police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on foot, with soldiers beating back a group trying to push through barricades, AFP journalists witnessed.

Guatemala police fire tear gas at US-bound migrant caravan: AFP

Gual - Guatemalan police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of migrants headed for the United States on foot, and soldiers beat back a group that tried to push through barriers, AFP journalists witnessed.

US-bound migrant caravan in Guatemala swells to 9,000 people

Camot - At least 9,000 Honduran migrants have entered Guatemala after a first group pushed past border police late Friday and others soon followed on the first step of a journey north they hope will take them to the United States, officials said Saturday.

Mexico accuses DEA of fabricating ex-defense chief crimes

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday accused the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of fabricating crimes in the case of a former defense minister whose arrest sparked diplomatic tensions.

Mexican prosecutors clear ex-defense chief accused by US

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors on Thursday exonerated a former defense minister who was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking charges and sent home to face a possible trial.

Mexican prosecutors clear ex-defense chief accused by US

Mexico - Mexican prosecutors on Thursday exonerated a former defense minister who was arrested in the United States on drug trafficking charges and sent home to face a possible trial.

Mexico hit by deadliest week of pandemic yet

Mexico - Mexico reeled Thursday from its worst week of the pandemic yet, with deaths averaging nearly 1,000 a day and a health system that was close to reaching a breaking point.

US-Mexico drug war ripe for rethink under Biden, experts say

Mexico - President-elect Joe Biden's arrival in the White House is expected to bring a shake-up of US-Mexican cooperation in a bloody war on drugs that has failed to rein in powerful cartels, experts say.

Campaigners hail Mexican ban on genetically modified corn

Mexico - Environmental campaigners have welcomed a Mexican ban on growing genetically modified maize and the phasing out of a controversial weedkiller -- a step that has met opposition in the private sector.

Mexico approves AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Mexico - Mexico on Monday authorized the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford for emergency use in the country, which has one of the world's highest Covid-19 death tolls.

Mexico sees slight decrease in murders in 2020

Mexico - Mexico recorded 34,523 murders in 2020 -- a slight decrease compared to 2019 in a country that has been wracked by drug cartel violence, official preliminary figures showed Thursday.

Mexico, Chile lead Latin America's first vaccine rollouts

Mexico - Frontline medical workers in Mexico and Chile were among the first to be vaccinated against the coronavirus Thursday as several countries in hard-hit Latin America launched mass immunization programs.

Virus-plagued Mexico begins mass coronavirus vaccination

Mexico - Mexico started a mass coronavirus vaccination program on Thursday with a nurse first to be shown receiving the jab in the country with one of the world's highest Covid-19 death tolls.

Hard-hit Mexico gets first coronavirus vaccines

Mexico - Mexico on Wednesday became the first Latin American country to receive coronavirus vaccines for mass immunization against a disease that has had a devastating impact across much of the region.

Mexico to start Covid-19 vaccinations on Thursday: govt

Mexico - Mexico will begin Covid-19 immunizations on Thursday, a day after the country receives its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell said.

Mexico police break up underground parties to enforce Covid rules

Ecatepec - Police in one suburb of Mexico City are playing cat and mouse with revelers at underground parties that flout coronavirus restrictions.

Former mayor arrested for 'complicity' in Mexican journalist's murder

Juarez - A former mayor from northern Mexico's Chihuahua state was arrested Thursday for "complicity" in the 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, authorities said.

Mexico unveils tribute to Mormon massacre victims

Mexico - Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday inaugurated a monument in honor of nine Mormon women and children killed in a massacre last year in the country's north.

Mexico's 'tower of skulls' yields more ancient remains

Mexico - Mexican archaeologists said Friday they had found remains of 119 more people, including women and several children, in a centuries-old Aztec "tower of skulls" in the heart of the capital.

Mexico asks US to extradite ex-minister facing drug trial

Mexico - Mexico said Monday that it had asked the United States to extradite a former public security minister who was being held in New York on allegations of taking huge bribes to allow the notorious Sinaloa cartel to smuggle drugs.

Journalists slam 'flawed' probe into Mexican colleague's murder

Mexico - Authorities in Mexico's violence-plagued Veracruz state bungled an inquiry into the murder of a reporter probing alleged links between drug cartels and politicians, an investigation by fellow journalists alleged Sunday.

Deported Mexican migrants dream of change under Biden

Mexico - Mauricio Lopez was deported to Mexico after spending most of his life in the United States. Now he hopes against the odds that Joe Biden's administration will let him return.

Deported migrants celebrate Thanksgiving in Mexico

Mexico - Mexican migrants deported from the United States celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday with a sense of nostalgia for the country where they went in search of a new life.

Mexican protesters decry violence against women

Mexico - Demonstrators marched through the Mexican capital on Wednesday and scuffled with police during an angry protest at widespread violence against women in the Latin American nation.

Mexico's coronavirus deaths surpass 100,000

Mexico - Mexico said Thursday its coronavirus death toll had risen above 100,000, becoming the world's fourth country to pass the grim milestone.

Will Mexico's 'Godfather' ever stand trial after US release?

Mexico - Mexico has vowed "no impunity" for its former defense minister accused of drug trafficking, but experts say political interests and the military's power put the chances of a trial in doubt.

US judge approves dropping drug charges against Mexican ex-defense chief

New York - A US judge on Wednesday granted a government request to drop drug trafficking and money laundering charges against a former Mexican defense minister who will now be sent back to Mexico.
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Frescos by Diego Rivera showing rural life, building of the Ministry of Education, Mexico City.
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