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Coronavirus not likely to have lasting impact on Mexican crime, experts say

Mexico - Streets are deserted and daily activity has come to an almost standstill in much of Mexico due to the coronavirus pandemic but experts warn that any dip in crime will likely be only temporary.

Mexico street artists and vendors worry about virus-hit future

Mexico - Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Luis Valdovinos was earning about $12 a day playing his barrel organ in the streets of Mexico City.Now, it's taking him a lot longer to make that much money.

Mexico City subway crash leaves one dead, 41 injured

Mexico - One man died and 41 people were injured when two subway trains collided in Mexico City, officials said Wednesday, with panicked passengers escaping through dense smoke.

Mexican men confront machismo culture in therapy to combat violence against women

Mexico - In an improvised therapy room in a large house in the center of Mexico City, a group of men aged between 20 and 70 close their eyes, inhale and exhale.

Woman uses drone to look for son's body in Mexico's killing fields

Salinas Victoria - Leticia Hidalgo smears her face with sunscreen and walks steadily across the weedy wasteland she has come to know as one of Mexico's killing fields.

Son of powerful Mexican drug lord extradited to US

Mexico - The son of a powerful Mexican drug lord was Thursday extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking, a government source told AFP.

Suspects in abduction, murder of 7-year-old Mexican girl detained

Mexico - Mexican authorities arrested a couple believed to have kidnapped, tortured and murdered a seven year-old girl on Wednesday, days after the discovery of the victim's body sparked protests in the violence-wracked country.

Mexican women protest after seven-year-old's murder

Mexico - Dozens of women protested outside the presidential residence in Mexico City on Tuesday following the murder of a seven-year-old girl -- a crime that sparked an uproar in the violence-wracked country.

Ex-boss of Mexico's PEMEX oil jailed in Spain pending extradition

Madrid - A Spanish judge placed a top former Mexican oil executive in pre-trial detention Thursday following an extradition request linked to the vast Odebrecht corruption scandal that has engulfed much of Latin America.

Second Mexican butterfly conservationist found dead

Mexico - A second Mexican conservationist active in protecting monarch butterflies has been found dead within days of each other, authorities said.

Mexican conservationist found dead two weeks after disappearance

Mexico - A Mexican conservationist known for championing the protection of monarch butterflies was found dead two weeks after his disappearance, authorities said.

Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities released Wednesday an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were "rescued" after they crossed the border with Guatemala....

Honduran migrant caravan rumbles on through Guatemala

Guatemala City - More than 1,000 Honduran migrants broke through a police barrier on the border with Guatemala on Thursday in a bid to join hundreds of others heading for the United States.

Mexico human rights situation a 'catastrophe': HRW

Mexico - Mexico's government has shown "total disinterest" in addressing a tidal wave murders and disappearances, and is systematically violating the rights of Central American migrants, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Mexico gets 'Chapo' beer

Guadalajara - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may be serving a life sentence in prison, but the Mexican drug kingpin can now boast to having his own beer.

Ex-Mexican minister pleads not guilty in US to taking drug bribes

New York - Former Mexican public security minister Genaro Garcia Luna, accused of taking huge bribes to allow the notorious Sinaloa cartel to ship drugs into the US, pleaded not guilty Friday in a New York court.

Bolivia says Spain 'tried to extract' wanted aide from Mexico embassy

La Paz - Bolivia on Saturday accused Spain of an abortive attempt to extract a wanted former government aide from Mexico's embassy in La Paz, prompting a sharp denial from Madrid.

Spain to probe Mexico embassy incident that angered Bolivia

Madrid - Spain pledged Saturday to send investigators to La Paz after its embassy staff were accused of trying to sneak into the Mexican diplomatic mission accompanied by several masked individuals, an action denounced by Bolivia as a violation of its sovereign...

'More churros, less cops!': New York food vendors feel the heat

New York - For two decades, Guadalupe Galicia has been waking up every day at 4:00 am to make tamales and rice pudding to sell on the streets of New York.

Falls and fun at eco-friendly 'ice' rink in Mexico

Mexico - Mexico is better known for cactus-dotted deserts and Caribbean beaches than winter sports, but the capital's central square is celebrating winter with an enormous, eco-friendly artificial ice rink.

175 children abused by Mexican branch of Catholic Church: report

Mexico - At least 175 children were sexually assaulted by priests belonging to an ultra-conservative Mexican branch of the Roman Catholic Church, according to an internal report published Saturday.

Undocumented migrants drive closer to American dream

New York - Driving a car in the United States -- a country similar in size to Europe -- is often a necessity, as well as being a key part of national culture for over a century.

10 million pilgrims celebrate Mexico's patron saint

Mexico - More than 10 million people made the pilgrimage Thursday to celebrate Mexico's patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, a symbol of both Latin American Catholicism and national pride.

Mexico's former public security chief arrested in US on drug trafficking charges

New York - Mexico's ex-public security chief has been arrested in Texas on charges of receiving millions of dollars in bribes to help notorious cartel kingpin "El Chapo" ship tons of drugs into the US, officials said Tuesday.

Morales calls for international help to stop Bolivia 'genocide'

Mexico - Ex-president Evo Morales urged the international community Wednesday to intervene to stop what he called a "genocide" in Bolivia, where 32 people have died in violence that erupted after his disputed re-election."This massacre...

From Trotsky to Morales, Mexico's asylum tradition

Mexico - From Leon Trotsky to Luis Bunuel to Salvador Allende's widow, Mexico has a long tradition of offering asylum to political exiles -- right down to newly arrived Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales.

Remains of five more victims of Mexican Mormon killings are buried

The remains of a Mormon woman and her four children murdered in northern Mexico were taken by road Friday from their home village to be buried in a family plot in Chihuahua state.

Grieving and angry, US-Mexican Mormons to bury massacre victims

At a ranch in a wooded valley of northern Mexico, Howarth LeBaron gazes mournfully at his three surviving children. Days ago, they lost four of their siblings and their mother in a roadside massacre.

Day of the Dead: Mexico's colorful cult festival

Mexico - Death can be a morbid and solemn subject in many cultures, but in Mexico, it's a cause for celebration -- at least for two nights a year.

Giant skeletons come alive in Mexico for Day of the Dead

Mexico - Giant skeletons springing forth from asphalt roads are taking over streets in the Mexican capital as the city gets ready to celebrate the festive and deeply spiritual Day of the Dead.
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