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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.

Anxiety, evasion and addiction: how Mexicans deal with endless violence

Mexico - Between anxiety, addiction and evasion, Mexicans have found coping mechanisms to deal with the violence plaguing their country and which peaked in 2017 to the highest level in two decades.

Feeding a metropolis: Mexico City's Central Market

Mexico - With hotels, car rental agencies, restaurants and even banks, Mexico City's main fruit and vegetable market, the "Central de Abasto", is more than just a place to get your groceries -- it is a mini city within a city.

Rare arrest in Mexico journalist killings

Mexico - Mexican authorities on Monday said they arrested the person behind the murder of a journalist who wrote about the country's drug war, one of the few such media killings to be solved.

New series of Narcos moves to Mexico

Los Angeles - The new series of the hit Netflix series Narcos will move to Mexico after the demise of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Cali cartel, a trailer released on Tuesday showed.

Leftist stalwart shoots for Mexico's presidency, promising controversial amnesty

Mexico - Leftist stalwart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday joined the race for Mexico's presidency, pledging to reverse government reforms and offer criminals amnesty as a new way to target rampant violent crime.

Mexican federal agent shot dead with mother; mayor killed

Juarez - A federal intelligence agent and his mother were killed when assailants opened fire on their car in northern Mexico, an attack that came hours after a mayor in western Michoacan state was gunned down outside his home, officials said.

Anxiety as Mexico mounts last-ditch search for quake survivors

Mexico - Mexican rescuers were working through the early hours Saturday in a desperate search for survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, hoping to defy experts who say the chances of finding life in the rubble after 72 hours are bleak.

Hope fading for survivors as Mexico search enters third day

Mexico - Mexico waited anxiously on Thursday for signs of life in the rubble of collapsed buildings as a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake entered a third day.Authorities put the death toll following Tuesday's 7.

Venezuela asylum requests soar in Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico

San Jos - The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico has jumped dramatically because of the crisis in their country, a new report by the UN migration agency and the Organization of American States said Tuesday.

Mass grave found in northern Mexico, authorities say

Mexico - A mass grave with the bodies of 14 people has been uncovered in a mountainous region of the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, state prosecutors said.

Overcrowding, corruption and crime: the hell of Mexican prisons

Mexico - Plagued by riots, murders and escapes, the prolonged crisis in Mexico's overcrowded prisons is being worsened by the infiltration of cartels and the corruption of authorities.

Mexico and US engaged in bitter dispute over sugar

Puebla - A looming trade conflict with the United States over sugar is threatening to disrupt the livelihood of residents in sugar cane growing regions like the central Mexican town of Atencingo.

Mexico says seeking fast extradition of 'El Chapo' drug kingpin

Davos - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday his country is working to extradite recaptured drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for trial in the United States as soon possible.

Mexican president meets with kin of 43 missing students

- President Enrique Pena Nieto met for the first time Wednesday with families of 43 students who went missing over a month ago in violence involving police and drug gang hitmen.

Mexico captures Knights Templar leader

Mexico - Mexican troops seized a high-ranking leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, blamed for much of the crime in troubled Michoacan state, prosecutors said.

Mexico nabs Knights Templar leader

Mexico - Mexican troops on Monday seized a high-ranking leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, blamed for much of the crime in troubled Michoacan state, prosecutors said.

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