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Better late than never: Mexico turtle declared new species

Puerto Vallarta - Slow and steady wins the race, the saying goes -- and it seems to have worked for a small type of turtle native to western Mexico that has been declared a new species.

Graft allegations dominate final presidential debate in Mexico

Mexico - Mexico's presidential candidates traded accusations of corruption Tuesday in a hard-fought final debate ahead of the July 1 election.

Mexico court orders new probe into massacre of students

Mexico - A court in Mexico has ordered a new probe into a crime that horrified the nation: the disappearance and suspected massacre of 43 students in 2014.

Mexico leftist presidential candidate tops 50% in poll

Mexico - The fiery leftist leading the race for Mexico's July 1 presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, would get more than half the vote if it were held now, according to a poll published Wednesday.

Mexican cartel leader's wife captured: government

Guadalajara - Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of a powerful drug cartel leader in the city of Guadalajara, the interior minister said on Sunday.

Cuba air crash toll rises to 112

Havana - A woman died in a Cuban hospital Friday after suffering severe burns, bringing to 112 the number of victims from last week's crash of a Cuban airliner.

Mexico arrests fourth suspect in film students' killing

Guadalajara - Mexican authorities said they arrested a fourth suspect Thursday in the killing of three film students who were abducted, tortured and dissolved in acid, an episode that triggered outrage in a crime-weary nation.

Mexico says NAFTA deal still possible in coming weeks

Mexico - Mexico said Thursday there is no "do-or-die date" to conclude an updated trade deal with the United States and Canada, insisting a new agreement is possible from the end of May.

US-Mexico border embrace for separated families

Juarez - For three minutes, the border no longer existed for Ivan Castaneda and the family he left behind in the United States when he was deported to Mexico.

Trophy case full, musician Gustavo Santaolalla turns to solo project

Mexico - Gustavo Santaolalla is not quite a household name, but you have almost definitely heard his music.The Argentine composer and producer has won two Oscars, two Grammys, 16 Latin Grammys and a trophy case full of other awards in his glittering career.

Mexicans celebrate patron saint of drug traffickers

Culiac - After pouring whisky over the statuette, the revelers perch a wide-brimmed hat atop its head and parade it up the street as a band plays a rowdy tune.

US asylum seekers with children face wrenching, Solomonic choice

Tijuana - Yolany Reyes is adamant about one thing: no one is going to separate her from her three-year-old son."It would be like taking away part of me," said the 26-year-old Honduran.

Jailbirds in love: 63 inmates marry in Mexico

Juarez - With a lot of kissing and tears, Jorge Armando Perez finally tied the knot with his fiancée Corina Chavez at an emotional ceremony inside a prison in Mexico where a total of 63 couples got hitched.

Central American migrants reach US border

Tijuana - At least 150 Central American migrants reached the border between Mexico and the United States on Sunday, determined to seek asylum from the US.

Thousands demand justice for Mexican students dissolved in acid

Guadalajara - Close to 12,000 people took to the streets of Guadalajara on Thursday, calling for peace and justice for three film students who were brutally murdered in a crime that has shocked Mexico.

Migrants at US border ask Trump to have heart

Tijuana - Olga Caballero and her four children set out from southern Mexico a month ago as part of a US-bound caravan that infuriated President Donald Trump.

Mexican rapper confesses to dissolving film students' bodies in acid

Guadalajara - A Mexican rapper and YouTube star with hundreds of thousands of followers confessed to dissolving the bodies of three missing film students in acid, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

Women's Day marches fill Latin America capitals to denounce femicide

Buenos Aires - Tens of thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires and capital cities across Latin America Thursday to mark International Women's Day and protest against gender-based violence.

Mexican hosts open 'difficult' new round of NAFTA talks

Mexico - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada opened a new round of talks Sunday on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the Mexican hosts warning of turbulence but analysts expressing cautious optimism.

Mexico to host 'difficult' new round of NAFTA talks

Mexico - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada open a new round of talks Sunday on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the Mexican hosts already warning of turbulence.

Mexican man, once the world's fattest, dreams of walking again

Guadalajara - The folds of flesh on Juan Pedro Franco's back sway heavily as he cranks the pedals of a modified bicycle with his arms, exercising to boost his already jaw-dropping weight-loss total of 250 kilos (550 pounds).

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Mexico - Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.

Three independents seek to shake up Mexico presidential race

Mexico - A former first lady, a horse-riding governor known as "The Bronco" and a senator who calls himself "The Jaguar" jumped into Mexico's presidential race Monday after gathering the required signatures to run as independents.

'El Chapo' gripes about cash flow ahead of Sept 5 trial

New York - Accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is struggling to pay his legal fees, his lawyer said Thursday as a US judge set his trial for September 5.

Tenancingo, the sex slavery capital of Mexico

Tenancingo - "Tenancingo" means "the walled city" in the Nahuatl language, and it lives up to its name: Mexico's sex slavery capital is not a place that welcomes scrutiny from outsiders.

Mexico auctions 19 deep-water oil blocks

Mexico - Mexico on Wednesday auctioned off 19 deep-water oil blocks located in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest such auction since the government opened the country's hydrocarbons sector to private industry.

Nine dismembered bodies found in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - Mexican authorities found the dismembered bodies of nine people in an abandoned pickup truck in the state of Veracruz, one of the country's most violent, police said Sunday.

'Coco' guitars all the rage in Mexico

Paracho De Verduzco - Salvador Meza has been making guitars since he was a boy, but his leathery hands have never had to churn them out as fast as now -- thanks to the hit movie "Coco.

Weekend violence kills 18 in western Mexico

Aguililla - At least eighteen people were killed in weekend violence on Mexico's west coast, authorities said Sunday.

Breathe easy, world: Mexican psychic says no US-NKorea nuclear war

Mexico - Hovering over his tarot cards and holding a microphone to his wizard-like beard, Mexican psychic Antonio Vazquez on Thursday said there was no need to fear a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea.
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