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'Fake' Mayan statue sold for $4m

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 15:47
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A Mayan sculpture that fetched 2.9m euros ($4.2m, £2.5m) at a Paris auction is a fake, Mexican officials claim.
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Mexico 'headed for strong growth'

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 14:54

Mexico's Finance Minister Ernesto Cordero says his country is set for strong growth, with no signs investment is being harmed by concerns over drug violence.
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US ambassador to Mexico resigns

Sunday, March 20th 2011, 9:57
related countries: United States United States

US Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual resigns after a row over leaked diplomatic cables in which he doubted Mexico's ability to tackle drug gangs.
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US drones tracking Mexico gangs

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 17:45
related countries: United States United States

US unarmed drones have been flying over Mexico to gather intelligence on drugs cartels, the Mexican government confirms.
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Two Mexican children shot dead

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 8:47
related places: Acapulco

Two boys, aged six and two, are killed in the Mexican city of Acapulco as gunmen pursue a man through their house, officials say.
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Colombia rebel 'drug boss' killed

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 1:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's armed forces kill a Farc rebel leader, Oliver Solarte, who they say was the group's main contact with Mexico's drug cartels.
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Governor killed at Mexico prison

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 10:54
related places: Nuevo Laredo

The warden of a prison in Nuevo Laredo, which saw a mass escape last year, is stabbed to death during a routine inspection, Mexican officials say.
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US charges 10 in consulate deaths

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 0:56
related countries: United States United States

Ten suspected Mexican gang members are charged in the US with the murders last year of three people with ties to an American consulate in Mexico.
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'Richest man's' wealth jumps 38%

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 22:46

Mexican Carlos Slim is again named as the world's richest person by Forbes magazine, as his wealth increases by more than a third.
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Mexico police chief seeks asylum

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 7:35
related countries: United States United States

Mexico's youngest police chief, Marisol Valles Garcia, is seeking asylum in the US after apparently receiving death threats, immigration officials confirm.
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Mexico justice film ban lifted

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 1:27

Mexican authorities lift a ban on a hit documentary Presumed Guilty that charts flaws in the country's justice system.
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Mexico gunbattles leave 18 dead

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 7:51
related places: Tamaulipas

Gunbattles between rival gangs in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas leave 18 people dead, officials say.
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VIDEO: Mexico police chief dismissed

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 2:32

A 20-year-old Mexican woman who gained worldwide attention when she took over as police chief last year in a town plagued by drug-related violence has been sacked for abandoning her post.
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Mexico police chief loses job

Monday, March 7th 2011, 18:35
related countries: United States United States

Police chief Marisol Valles Garcia, 20, hailed as Mexico's bravest woman, has lost her job after reportedly fleeing to the US to escape death threats.
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Mexico queries US gun operation

Monday, March 7th 2011, 0:46
related countries: United States United States

Mexico asks the US for detailed information on a law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed guns to be smuggled across the border.
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Mexico soldiers on drug charges

Friday, March 4th 2011, 21:47

A military court in Mexico charges 13 soldiers with trafficking after arresting them allegedly carrying a tonne of methamphetamine and 30kg of cocaine.
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US and Mexico reach trucking deal

Friday, March 4th 2011, 0:03
related countries: United States United States

The US and Mexico reach a proposed deal to open US highways to Mexican trucks, raising hopes of an end to a 20-year dispute.
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Mexico's Calderon meeting Obama

Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 17:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Calderon, Washington

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and US President Barack Obama are meeting at the White House, amid recent tension between the two nations.
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Rich pickings

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 10:05

World's reputed richest man opens free art gallery in Mexico
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Mexico: New mass grave uncovered

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 5:38
related places: Guerrero

Soldiers in Mexico have found at least 17 bodies in a grave in the southern state of Guerrero, which has been gripped by drug-related violence.
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US grants deepwater drill permit

Monday, February 28th 2011, 23:52
related countries: United States United States

The US grants the first new permit for deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since last year's spill at a BP-owned oil well there.
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Two more held in US agent killing

Monday, February 28th 2011, 8:57
related countries: United States United States

Mexican authorities arrest two suspected leaders of the Zetas drug gang over the murder of US immigration agent Jaime Zapata.
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Headless bodies dumped in Mexico

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 2:00
related places: Nuevo Laredo

Four dead bodies with their heads severed are dumped in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, in the latest atrocity blamed on drugs gangs.
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Art for sale

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 1:20

Mexico's struggle to stem looting of historic sites
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Juarez cartel boss shot in Mexico

Friday, February 25th 2011, 2:09
related places: Juarez

One of the alleged leaders of Mexico's Juarez drug cartel, Luis Humberto Peralta Hernandez, is killed in a shoot-out with police, officials say.
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Mexico arrest in US agent killing

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 9:39
related countries: United States United States

Mexican soldiers arrest a suspect in the murder last week of US immigration agent Jaime Zapata, officials say.
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US targets 70 'drug traffickers'

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 18:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sinaloa

The US Treasury Department lays financial sanctions against more than 70 alleged drug traffickers linked to Mexico's notorious Sinaloa cocaine cartel.
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Mexico report into mass kidnaps

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 10:52

More than 11,000 migrants were kidnapped, often by drug gangs, in Mexico during a six-month period in 2010, says the country's human rights body.
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US agent killed in Mexico buried

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

The US homeland security secretary hails the sacrifice of a US immigration agent killed in Mexico last week in a speech at his funeral.
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Mexican growth hits 10-year high

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 13:55

The Mexican economy grew by 5.5% last year, its fastest annual growth in 10 years, official figures show.
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Ciudad Juarez sees bloody weekend

Monday, February 21st 2011, 10:07
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Mexico's most dangerous city, Ciudad Juarez, sees at least 40 murders in drug-related violence since Friday, officials say.
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Warning for Mexican Open players

Monday, February 21st 2011, 4:57
related places: Acapulco

Tennis players are warned about security ahead of the start of the Mexican Open in the troubled Pacific resort of Acapulco.
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Gulf spill 'devastated' sea life

Monday, February 21st 2011, 3:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Life

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill's effects on sealife will not be fully established for a decade, says a scientist at the AAAS science conference.
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VIDEO: Many killed in Mexico drugs violence

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 9:08

Drug-related violence has flared once again in Mexico, with more 20 people killed in three desperate incidents across the country.
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VIDEO: Mexican drugs trade claims US agent

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 7:19
related countries: United States United States

President Obama has expressed his condolences to the parents of an American Immigration and Customs agent who was shot dead in Mexico on Tuesday.
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Uncertain future

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 21:19
related countries: United States United States

How will attack on US agents in Mexico affect the countries' ties?
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US agent killed in Mexico attack

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 16:47
related countries: United States United States

A US immigration and customs special agent is shot dead and another wounded in Mexico, in an attack on the car in which they were travelling.
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Mexico's Fuentes attacks Sarkozy

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 15:33
related countries: France France

Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes says France's Nicolas Sarkozy is acting like a "banana republic dictator" amid a row over a Frenchwoman jailed in Mexico.
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Drug violence kills 18 in Mexico

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 4:35
related places: Tamaulipas

At least 18 people are killed in gun battles between rival drug gangs in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
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VIDEO: Drug submarine seized in Colombia

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 2:42
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A submarine which is believed to have been designed to smuggle cocaine to Mexico has been seized in Colombia.
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Drug submarine seized in Colombia

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 0:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian navy seizes a sophisticated submarine which it says was going to be used to smuggle tonnes of cocaine to Mexico.
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VIDEO: Eight killed in Mexico gang fight

Monday, February 14th 2011, 11:52

Eight people have been killed in a shootout between rival drug gangs in Mexico.
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Eight shot dead near Mexico City

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 20:14

Unidentified gunmen in Mexico open fire on a group of young people in a suburb of the capital, Mexico City, killing eight.
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Six killed in Mexico bar attack

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 22:30
related places: Guadalajara

Six people are killed in an attack on a crowded night club in Guadalajara, Mexico's second city, where violence has surged in recent months.
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Cold snap hits Mexico maize crop

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 1:41
related places: Sinaloa

The coldest weather in 20 years in northern Mexico has devastated the maize crop in Sinaloa state, threatening supplies of the national staple food.
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Top Gear to cut Mexico comments

Friday, February 11th 2011, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

An episode of Top Gear in which its presenters mocked Mexicans will be cut before the BBC show is broadcast in the US.
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French kidnap woman appeal fails

Friday, February 11th 2011, 0:36
related countries: France France

A Mexican appeals court upholds the conviction of a French woman, Florence Cassez, whose imprisonment for kidnapping has caused friction with France.
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Mexico row as journalist sacked

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 13:59

A row erupts after a Mexican radio station sacks journalist Carmen Aristegui who said President Felipe Calderon should respond to allegations about his drinking.
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'US teens' die in Mexico shooting

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Three teenage boys, at least two of whom are believed to have been US citizens, were killed in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, authorities say.
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Mexican prison official murdered

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 1:12
related places: Monterrey

The security chief of a prison in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey is found murdered.
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Cold snap chills northern Mexico

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 2:30

Freezing weather and snow paralyse northern Mexico, which is experiencing its lowest temperatures in more than 50 years.
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BBC in Top Gear apology to Mexico

Friday, February 4th 2011, 0:47

The BBC apologises over remarks on the TV show Top Gear that provoked outrage in Mexico, but defends humour based on national stereotyping.
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Mexico border police chief killed

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 18:20
related places: Nuevo Laredo

The police chief of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo is shot dead, just a month after he took the job.
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