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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.

Mexico's top investigator denies misconduct in missing case

- Mexico's head of criminal investigations denied that authorities misrepresented key evidence in the disappearance of 43 students after foreign experts denounced "severe irregularities" in the case.

'Pioneer' commuters go electric in polluted Mexico City

- Martin Vazquez glides silently through the pandemonium of rush hour in Mexico City, drives his sky-blue scooter up to a charging station and plugs it in.

Experts leave Mexico 'sad' after not finding missing students

- The foreign experts came to Mexico in March 2015 with the daunting task of helping investigators solve the mysterious disappearance of 43 students.

UN rights office worried over Mexico missing case

- The office of the UN human rights chief voiced concern on Tuesday over claims by foreign experts that Mexico's government stonewalled its investigation of the disappearance of 43 students.

U.S. detaining more migrants at Mexico border: Officials

Washington - The number of people caught trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico rose in the first months of this year compared to the same period last year, officials said Monday.

Attack on police sows panic in Acapulco tourist hub

Acapulco - Gunmen launched two nearly simultaneous attacks against federal police installations in Acapulco's tourist district, sowing panic as people ducked inside restaurants and stores in Mexico's crime-plagued resort, authorities said Monday.

Report slams obstacles, torture in Mexico students case

- Independent investigators have issued a scathing report on the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, accusing the government of obstructing their probe and alleging that some suspects were tortured.

Report slams obstacles, torture in Mexico students case

- Independent investigators have issued a scathing report on the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, accusing the government of obstructing their probe and alleging that some suspects were tortured.

Report slams obstacles, torture in Mexico students case

- Independent investigators have issued a scathing report on the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, accusing the government of obstructing their probe and alleging that some suspects were tortured.

Seeds may have helped birds survive extinction of the dinosaurs

While there's plenty of evidence to suggest that dinosaurs were already in decline millions of years before the asteroid impact that spelled their doom, we know that those small, feathered theropod dinosaurs, otherwise known as birds, did survive.

Anxious search for missing after deadly Mexico blast

Los Zacatones - Mexican authorities on Friday pursued their search for eight people missing after a petrochemical plant explosion that killed at least 24 and spewed a toxic cloud into the air.

Anxious search for missing after deadly Mexico blast

Coatzacoalcos - Anguished relatives nervously awaited news of their loved ones outside a Mexican petrochemical plant where an explosion killed at least 24 people and sent toxic smoke billowing into the air.

Death toll from Mexico plant blast climbs to 24: Pemex

Coatzacoalcos - The death toll from a powerful explosion at a petrochemical plant in Mexico climbed to 24 after authorities were able to enter the facility, state-run oil giant Pemex said.

Anxious search for missing after deadly Mexico blast

Coatzacoalcos - Anguished relatives nervously awaited news of their loved ones Thursday outside a Mexican petrochemical plant where an explosion killed at least 13 people and sent toxic smoke billowing into the air.

Mexico proposes legal medical marijuana in major shift

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed Thursday legalizing medical marijuana and easing restrictions on recreational use, a major policy shift for a government embroiled in an ultra-violent drug war.

'Longest' drug tunnel found on California-Mexico border

Los Angeles - US authorities have uncovered what they believe to be the longest ever cross-border drug trafficking tunnel connecting Mexico and California, a statement said.

Death toll rises to 13 in Mexico petrochemical plant blast

Coatzacoalcos - The death toll from a thunderous blast at a petrochemical plant in Mexico has risen to at least 13, an official said Thursday, in the latest accident plaguing the state-run oil giant Pemex.

Mexico to push to legalize weed

Washington - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told the United Nations Tuesday he hopes the country will legalize medical marijuana and raise the amount people can possess for personal use.

Mexico volcano spits ash on towns

Puebla - The huge Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City spat burning ash over nearby towns on Monday and forced the closure of an airport, officials said.

Nine men found beaten, hanged in northern Mexico home

Monterrey - Nine men were found beaten to death and hanged in a home in this northern Mexican city plagued by drug-related violence, prosecutors said Sunday.In a departure from the norm in such cases, guns were apparently not used in the killings.

Mexican army makes rare apology over woman's torture

- The Mexican army made a rare public apology on Saturday over a scandal in which two soldiers and a policewoman tortured a terrified woman in a video that went viral.
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