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Ford to invest $1.3bn in Mexico

Friday, March 30th 2012, 19:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hermosillo, Ford

US car giant Ford announces a $1.3bn investment in its plant in the Mexican town of Hermosillo, creating 1,000 jobs.
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Race to Mexico's presidential palace begins

Friday, March 30th 2012, 18:26

Starting gun for Mexico's glitzy presidential campaign
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VIDEO: Aztec artefacts on display in Mexico

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 16:56

Aztec artefacts used in elaborate religious ceremonies and excavated from the grounds of modern Mexico City go on display
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Pope Benedict begins Cuba visit

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 6:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba for a three-day stay - the first papal visit to the island for 14 years - after a visit to Mexico.
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VIDEO: Pope in a sombrero delights Mexico

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:18

Pope Benedict XVI is serenaded by mariachis and presented with a sombrero in Mexico.
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VIDEO: New record for Zumba fitness class

Monday, March 26th 2012, 9:39

More than 6,500 people in Mexico City have set a record for the world's largest Zumba dance fitness class.
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Pope condemns Mexico drug traffic

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 22:50
related places: Silao

Pope Benedict XVI condemns drug-trafficking and corruption at a huge open-air Mass in central Mexico as part of his first visit to the country.
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VIDEO: Mexicans join Pope for Mass

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 17:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Silao, Pope

Pope Benedict XVI has held an open-air Mass in the central Mexican city of Silao on his first visit to the Latin American country.
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VIDEO: Pope holds talks with Mexican president

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 7:40

Pope Benedict XVI has held talks with President Felipe Calderon of Mexico on the first full day of his visit to the country.
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VIDEO: Pope's 'rapturous reception' in Mexico

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 3:00
related places: Guanajuato

The Pope will address a crowd of tens of thousands of Catholics who have gathered to hear him in the Mexican city of Guanajuato.
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VIDEO: Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 8:40
related countries: Spain Spain

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Mexico, at the start of his first visit to Spanish-speaking Latin America.
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Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 4:44

Thousands of supporters greet Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to Mexico, as he denounces the "evil" of drug-related violence in the country.
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VIDEO: Thousands greet Pope in Mexico

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:09
related countries: Spain Spain

Thousands have greeted Pope Benedict XVI after he landed in Mexico on his first official visit to Spanish-speaking Latin America.
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In pictures: Mexico earthquake

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 12:30

Mexicans flee onto the streets as earthquake strikes
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Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 11:35
related places: Acapulco

A major earthquake measuring 7.4 in magnitude strikes near Acapulco, in central southern Mexico, with some houses reportedly damaged.
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VIDEO: Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 19:05
related places: Acapulco

A large earthquake strikes near Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast. The BBC's Will Grant reports from Mexico City.
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Gunmen kill 12 police in Mexico

Monday, March 19th 2012, 23:05

Twelve Mexican police officers are killed in an ambush as they search for the bodies of 10 people whose heads were found on Sunday.
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Chihuahua bans Mexico Tigres band

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 1:23
related places: Chihuahua

Authorities in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua ban Los Tigres del Norte band after they played a song which officials say glorifies drug trafficking.
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Mexico bodies from ancient grave

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 22:56

A cave containing more than 150 bodies in southern Mexico was part of an ancient burial ground dating back some 1,300 years, anthropologists say
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VIDEO: Mexico heralds winds of change

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:18
related places: Oaxaca

In a bid to raise its green credentials, Mexico inaugurates an ambitious wind farm in the southern state of Oaxaca.
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Mexico judge backs Cassez release

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 9:23
related countries: France France

A Mexican judge proposes the release of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, whose 60-year sentence for kidnapping has been the source of friction with France.
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Carlos Slim tops Forbes rich list

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 18:02

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim once again comes top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest billionaires.
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Joe Biden visit amid drugs debate

Monday, March 5th 2012, 11:00
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden is visiting Mexico and Honduras amid calls by regional leaders for a renewed debate on decriminalising drugs.
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VIDEO: Mexico's state-of-the-art prison

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 9:27

Mexican authorities are showing off an ambitious new maximum-security prison with a capacity for over 3,500 inmates.
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BP Gulf spill settlement 'close'

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 17:08

A partial settlement of claims made against BP for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is very close, sources tell the BBC.
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US denies Mexico drug war failure

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 2:12
related countries: United States United States

During a tour of Mexico and Central America, US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano says the war on drugs is not a failure.
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Mexico arrests riot prison guards

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 23:55

The director of a Mexican prison and 28 guards are arrested on suspicion of helping a mass breakout and the murder of 44 other inmates.
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Mexico taxi drivers gunned down

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 1:33
related places: Monterrey

Five taxi-drivers are shot dead as they wait for fares in the Mexican city of Monterrey, in an attack that is being blamed on extortion gangs.
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US and Mexico sign Gulf oil deal

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 0:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US and Mexico agree to work together to develop oil and gas fields that straddle their maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Mexico sacks jail boss over riot

Monday, February 20th 2012, 19:40

Mexican officials sack a prison director and many of his staff, accusing them of "treachery and collusion" over a mass breakout and a riot that left 44 dead.
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VIDEO: Gang wars threaten Mexican resort

Monday, February 20th 2012, 9:07
related places: Acapulco

Crowds have gathered on the cliff tops of Acapulco since the 1930s to watch the world-renowned cliff divers, but now their future is uncertain as tourists stay away from the resort.
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VIDEO: Dozens die in Mexico prison fight

Monday, February 20th 2012, 6:22

At least 44 people have died in a prison fight in northern Mexico, after rival drug cartels reportedly confronted each other.
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Dozens die in Mexico prison fight

Sunday, February 19th 2012, 21:00
related places: Monterrey

At least 44 inmates are killed and several more injured after a fight breaks out in a prison north of the Mexican city of Monterrey.
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Murders down in Mexico's Juarez

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 1:35
related places: Ciudad Juarez, Juarez

The murder rate in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez dropped by 45% between 2010 and 2011, says President Felipe Calderon.
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Mexico destroys seized weapons

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:58

Mexican army destroys thousands of seized weapons
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VIDEO: Modern Mayans struggling to cope

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 23:40

The Mayan civilisation may have died out centuries ago, but people descended from them still live in Central America and southern Mexico.
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Mexico arrests cartel 'meth boss'

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 22:21
related places: Sinaloa

Mexican police capture Jaime Herrera, who is accused of being a major producer of methamphetamine for the Sinaloa drugs cartel.
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VIDEO: Mexicans concerned about drug killings

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 0:56

Drug killings have soared in Mexico since President Calderon launched his war on drug cartels - and security is now a major concern in election year
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Three Mexico 'kidnappers' killed

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 23:18

Three men accused of attempted kidnap die after being beaten and set alight by local residents near Mexico City.
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Mexico seizes 'largest meth haul'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 19:58
related places: Jalisco

Mexican soldiers secure 15 tonnes of methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco, believed to be the largest seizure of the drug yet.
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Mexico mass graves hold 15 bodies

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 10:19
related places: Veracruz

A suspected member of Mexico's Zetas drugs gang leads authorities to two graves in Veracruz state containing 15 bodies, officials say.
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Obama to give back campaign funds

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama's election campaign is to return some $200,000 of funding linked to the family of a Mexican fugitive.
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VIDEO: Cubans rescued from adrift raft

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 16:32
related places: Isla

The Mexican navy rescues six Cubans found adrift on a raft floating off the Isla de Mujeres
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Woman runs for Mexico presidency

Monday, February 6th 2012, 9:25

Mexico's governing conservative party selects its first woman candidate to run in the country's presidential election.
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Mexico 'cartel enforcer' detained

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 23:09
related places: Sinaloa

Police in Mexico say they have arrested the suspected leader of the Gente Nueva gang, the armed wing of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
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Mexico ambassador in kidnap drama

Monday, January 30th 2012, 18:41
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Mexico's ambassador to Venezuela and his wife are released after being kidnapped in Caracas, in the latest high-profile crime in the city.
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Nobel plea for Mexico journalists

Friday, January 27th 2012, 21:14

A host of international writers including several Nobel laureates issue a joint statement condemning attacks on journalists in Mexico.
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BP ordered to share spill damages

Friday, January 27th 2012, 0:40
related countries: United States United States

BP must cover some but not all of oil rig owner Transocean's liabilities for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a US judge rules.
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Zetas Mexico's 'biggest cartel'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sinaloa

The Zetas are now the largest cartel in Mexico, overtaking their bitter rival, the Sinaloa cartel, a report by US security firm Stratfor suggests.
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Six die in failed Mexico escape

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 20:21

An attempt by gunmen to free two detainees ends in a shoot-out in which five policemen and one detainee are killed.
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Mexican strike on Sinaloa cartel

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 19:25
related places: Sinaloa

Soldiers in Mexico arrest alleged members of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel and kill one of its regional leaders, Luis Alberto Cabrera Sarabia.
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VIDEO: Caravan of Hunger reaches Mexico City

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 15:55

Hundreds of farmers and indigenous Indians march for a week to the Mexican capital to draw attention to a 'devastating' drought.
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Mexico earthquake shakes region

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 20:08
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador
related places: San Salvador, Tuxtla Gutierrez

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern Mexico is felt around the region, from regional capital Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Salvador.
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