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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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VIDEO: Extinct bear skulls found underwater

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:55

Scientists discover the remains of four prehistoric bears which they believe date back to the ice age in an underwater cave in Mexico
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Mexico army frees 'held children'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 21:47
related places: Morelos

Soldiers in the central Mexican state of Morelos say they have freed three children who had been held by a suspected criminal gang.
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Mexico navy seizes drug chemicals

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 0:44

The Mexican security forces find 12 shipping containers full of a chemical used to make the synthetic drug methamphetamine in a port on the Pacific.
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Food aid sent to Mexico Indians

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:18
related places: Tarahumara

Mexico mobilises aid for Tarahumara indigenous communities suffering a food crisis amid a drought in the north of the country.
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Guatemalan army joins drugs fight

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 23:37
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Honduras Honduras

Guatemala follows in the footsteps of Mexico and Honduras, as new President Otto Perez Molina orders the army to join the fight against drug cartels.
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Thursday, January 12th 2012, 21:23

Mexican officials say nearly 13,000 people were killed in violence blamed on organised crime between January and September 2011.
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Mexican drug war deaths at 47,515

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 8:18

Mexican officials say nearly 13,000 people died in drug-related violence in 2011, bringing the overall number since late 2006 to 47,515.
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VIDEO: Rubbish piles up in Mexico City

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 18:24

With the closure of Mexico's largest landfill site Bordo Poniente, rubbish is clogging up the streets of Mexico City.
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Bodies dumped at Mexico forecourt

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 7:53
related places: Michoacan

Police in Mexico are trying to establish the identities of 15 bodies dumped at a petrol station in the western state of Michoacan.
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VIDEO: Mexico murders 'linked to drug war'

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 1:20
related places: Michoacan

Police in western Mexico have found 13 bodies at a petrol station in the state of Michoacan, more apparent victims of the country's vicious drug war.
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VIDEO: Mexico monument finally unveiled

Monday, January 9th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Spain Spain

A monument to celebrate Mexico's 200 years of independence from Spain is finally inaugurated after nearly 15 months of delay.
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Mexican goalie in 'kidnap plot'

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 7:22

A former international footballer in Mexico, Omar "El Gato" Ortiz, is arrested for alleged participation in a kidnapping ring.
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Arrest over Mexico casino attack

Friday, January 6th 2012, 18:27
related places: Monterrey

Mexican police capture the alleged mastermind of an arson attack on a casino in Monterrey last year that killed 52 people.
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VIDEO: Mexico hails world's tallest bridge

Friday, January 6th 2012, 4:56

A bridge in Mexico, officially recognised as the tallest in the world, has been inaugurated by President Felipe Calderon.
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Mexico bridge sets world record

Friday, January 6th 2012, 2:19
related places: Baluarte

President Felipe Calderon inaugurates the Baluarte bridge in northern Mexico, which at 403m is now the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
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Fight in Mexican prison kills 31

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 7:34
related places: Altamira

A fight between prisoners armed with makeshift weapons at a jail in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas leaves 31 inmates dead, authorities say.
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