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Mexico's forgotten Afro-descendants celebrate roots

Cuajinicuilapa - With dancing devils, fireworks and traditional musical instruments like the donkey jawbone, Afro-Mexicans proudly celebrate a heritage that is often forgotten in the Latin American country despite a centuries-old presence.

Mexico shuts jail made infamous by El Chapo's escape

El Salto - Mexico says it is closing the Puente Grande maximum security prison where notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman made his first escape in a laundry cart.

Mexican police clash with pro-abortion protesters

Mexico - Hundreds of women marched through Mexico's capital Monday to demand nationwide legalization of abortion, leading to clashes with police who blocked their way.

Mexican protesters set up camp demanding president quits

Mexico - Opponents of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador set up a protest camp Wednesday in front of the presidential palace, demanding he resign over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexican president requests referendum on prosecuting predecessors

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday asked the Senate for a referendum on whether to prosecute five of his predecessors over allegations including corruption.

Mexican leader to seek referendum on prosecuting predecessors

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that he was ready to request a referendum on whether to prosecute several of his predecessors accused of corruption.

Journalist found decapitated in eastern Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - A journalist was found decapitated Wednesday in a violence-plagued area of eastern Mexico, police said, the latest in a string of killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

Journalist found decapitated in eastern Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - A journalist was found decapitated Wednesday in a violence-plagued area of eastern Mexico, police said, the latest in a string of killings in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

Landmark graft trial puts Mexican justice to test

Mexico - A widening corruption scandal has given Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador an opportunity to burnish his anti-graft credentials, but experts say the landmark case is in danger of being politicized.

Children study in back of truck in virus-hit Mexico

Mexico - An improvised school in Mexico's capital is helping underprivileged children keep studying during the pandemic with classes in the street, a blacksmith's shop and even the back of an old truck.

Pandemic baptism of fire for young Mexican doctors

Mexico - For newly graduated doctors on the front line of Mexico's coronavirus battle, the health crisis unleashed by the pandemic has been unlike anything they imagined during years of training.

Pandemic deepens Mexico's homeless crisis

Los Zacatones - After he lost his job because of the coronavirus pandemic, Andres Hernandez suddenly found himself trying to survive on the streets with his wife and children, joining Mexico's growing ranks of homeless.

Virus-wracked Mexico struggles to get in shape

Mexico - With martial arts training on rooftops, virtual exercise classes and outdoor workouts, Mexicans are getting creative as they try to slim down during the pandemic in one of the world's most obese countries.

Mexican children go back to school through television

Mexico - Tens of millions of Mexican children began a new school year with lessons via television Monday in a nationwide experiment in distance learning prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexican reporter's killer jailed for 50 years in rare judgment

Mexico - A Mexican judge has sentenced the man convicted of ordering the 2017 murder of prominent journalist Miroslava Breach to 50 years imprisonment, a singular judgment in one of the deadliest countries globally for media.

Mexican rockers blend punk with indigenous soul

Los Zacatones - With a unique blend of punk rock, Aztec instruments and indigenous lyrics, five brothers from a struggling suburb of Mexico City are using music to preserve their cultural heritage."It has been an adventure," said Victor Hugo Sandoval, 31.

Mexico graft scandal turns up heat on ex-presidents

Mexico - A corruption scandal shaking Mexico's political elite intensified Thursday as a leaked document containing a raft of allegations raised pressure on several former presidents and senior officials.

Hurricane Genevieve loses strength off Mexico

Mexico - Hurricane Genevieve weakened Wednesday to a Category 1 storm off Mexico's Baja California peninsula, US forecasters said, after bringing rain and high waves to the country's northwest coast.

80 years since Trotsky assassinated by Stalin agent

Mexico - Bullet holes still pockmark the walls of the house in Mexico where Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was brutally murdered 80 years ago, a reminder of an earlier failed assassination attempt.

The axe that killed Leon Trotsky now a museum exhibit

Washington - The ice axe that was plunged into Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky's skull during his gruesome murder in Mexico on August 20, 1940 is today among the prized exhibits at Washington's International Spy Museum.

US, Canada, Mexico COVID-19 travel ban extended

Washington - The US Department of Homeland Security said Friday that a COVID-19 ban on non-essential travel through border crossings with Canada and Mexico was being extended until September 21.

Mexico, Peru each top half a million virus cases

- Countries in coronavirus epicenter Latin America reported troubling new statistics on Thursday, with Mexico and Peru both surpassing half a million confirmed infections.

Virus-hit Mexico City reopens museums, cinemas

Mexico - Mexico is reopening museums and cinemas in the capital after months of lockdown, but face masks and social distancing are the new normal for culture vultures in a city still battling the coronavirus.

Mexican president wants predecessors to testify about bribes

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that his predecessors Enrique Pena Nieto and Felipe Calderon should testify about corruption allegations linked to a scandal-tainted Brazilian construction giant.

Bribes funded campaign of Mexico's Pena Nieto, ex-aide says

Mexico - Multi-million-dollar bribes from a Brazilian construction giant financed the presidential campaign that brought Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto to power, a former top advisor revealed Tuesday according to prosecutors.

'Close to dying': Mexican lives upended by pandemic

Mexico - From the sudden loss of loved ones to brushes with death, a struggle to save others and fears for the future -- the pandemic has touched Mexicans in many ways.

Mexican president defends record as virus toll soars

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday defended his government's record fighting the coronavirus and ruled out a change in strategy after the official death toll surged past 50,000.

Mexico's coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000

Mexico - Mexico on Thursday passed the grim milestone of 50,000 coronavirus deaths, far more than the worst-case estimates of the government, which faces criticism of its handling of the crisis and the economic fallout.

Mexico's coronavirus deaths surpass 50,000

Mexico - Mexico's coronavirus death toll surged past 50,000 on Thursday, the government said, just days after becoming the third-highest in the world.

In virus-hit Mexico, feeding orphans takes a 'miracle'

Texcoco - At an orphanage in pandemic-stricken Mexico, the nuns water down milk and eke out food for the children -- victims of violence, poverty, and now the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
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Frescos by Diego Rivera showing rural life, building of the Ministry of Education, Mexico City.
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Demo calling for the resignation of the President of Mexico.
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In Mexico and neighboring Central America, gang violence is what's forcing people from their homes
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