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Mexico jail inmate in Botox row

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 15:20

Mexican officials launch an inquiry after a high-profile jail inmate, Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the Queen of the Pacific, gets a Botox injection.
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BP reports annual loss of $4.9bn

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 16:46

The cost of cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill pushes BP into its first annual loss since 1992, but the firm restores dividend payments.
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Top Gear sparks Mexico complaints

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Mexico's ambassador in London complains to the BBC over "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating" comments made about his country on Top Gear.
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Mexico's Slim to invest $8.3bn

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 10:06

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, considered the world's richest man, unveils plans to invest $8.3bn (£5bn) in 19 countries.
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Catapult used to smuggle drugs into US

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 23:26
related countries: United States United States

Drug smugglers in Mexico have been caught on video using a device to catapult drugs over the border and into the US.
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Mexico: La Familia 'in retreat'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 14:59

Mexico's government vows to pursue what it calls a "weakened" La Familia drug cartel as mysterious banners appear saying the gang has dissolved.
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Arizona busts Mexico gun-runners

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 22:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

The authorities in US state of Arizona say they have broken up a gun-running network that was smuggling weapons to Mexican drugs gangs.
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Clinton backs Mexico's drug war

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 4:08
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a visit to Mexico, says there is "no alternative" to the fight against drugs gangs, despite rising violence.
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Mexico Bishop Samuel Ruiz dies

Monday, January 24th 2011, 23:43
related places: Chiapas

The Mexican Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia dies at 86, after a lifetime campaigning for indigenous Maya rights in Chiapas state.
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Acapulco 'gang leader' arrested

Monday, January 24th 2011, 1:30
related places: Acapulco

The authorities in Mexico say police have caught Jose Lozano Martinez, accused of multiple murders in Acapulco.
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UN calls for Mexico migrant probe

Friday, January 21st 2011, 13:12
related countries: United States United States

The UN human rights chief urges an investigation into possible involvement of officials in the abduction of dozens of Central American migrants last month.
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Facebook 'led to Mexico suspect'

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 23:57
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Mexican media say a Facebook post helped lead police to the suspect in the shooting of Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabanas.
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Arrest over footballer shooting

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 11:06
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Mexican police arrest an alleged drug dealer over the shooting of Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabanas in Mexico City last year.
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Mexico arrests Zetas gang suspect

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 23:27
related countries: Chile Chile

Mexican police arrest a suspected founding member and regional chief of the notorious Zetas drugs cartel, Flavio Mendez Santiago.
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Mexico police commander abducted

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 1:27
related places: Veracruz

A Mexican police commander is kidnapped in Veracruz, a state spared much of the drug-related violence rampant in some northern states.
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Gang shootout kills 14 in Mexico

Friday, January 14th 2011, 20:09
related places: Veracruz

Twelve suspected gang members and two soldiers have been killed in a shootout between the security forces and a drug gang in Veracruz, officials say.
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Number crunching

Friday, January 14th 2011, 18:52

Counting the full cost of Mexico's drugs war
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Mexico pile-up wreaks havoc

Friday, January 14th 2011, 11:00

Five people have been injured following a pile-up involving 17 cars in Mexico.
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Mexico drug war toll nears 35,000

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 14:14

Mexican officials release detailed statistics of people killed since the battle against drug gangs began in December 2006, with the number now at 34,612.
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Mexican activist Chavez murdered

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 20:55
related places: Chavez, Ciudad Juarez

Susana Chavez, a woman activist who highlighted the killings of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez in the 1990s, is found murdered in the border city.
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Mexico jail fight leaves 11 dead

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 10:00
related places: Durango

Eleven inmates die as rioting breaks out in a prison in the Mexican state of Durango - the scene of previous deadly clashes.
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Headless bodies found in Acapulco

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 17:00
related places: Acapulco

The decapitated bodies of 15 men are found in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco, the latest victims of the country's drug violence.
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Cost-cutting blamed for oil spill

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 18:51

BP and two other companies are heavily criticised in report on Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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'Bad management' led to BP spill

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 10:05
related countries: United States United States

A major US report blames bad management decisions for the BP oil spill disaster and says it could all happen again without industry reform.
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BP shares jump on takeover report

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 23:02
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

BP shares surge 6% after reports rival Royal Dutch Shell considered launching a takeover bid following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Cold sea cows flee to power plant

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 0:01

Manatees - large aquatic mammals sometimes called sea-cows - are fleeing the unseasonable cold in the Gulf of Mexico, opting for the warm waters of power plant discharge canals.
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Mexico town 'left without police'

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 11:17
related places: Guadalupe

The Mexican border town of Guadalupe has been left with no police force after the last officer, a 28-year-old woman, was kidnapped last week.
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Good cop, bad cop?

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 19:15

Tough police chief divides opinion in strife-torn Mexican town
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El Salvador fears

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 12:42

Mexican drugs cartels look to expand their territory
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Drugs wars take hold in Guatemala

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 2:51
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala is now waging a war against drugs gangs spilling into the country from neighbouring Mexico.
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Mexico migrant abduction disputed

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 0:41
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, United States United States

Mexico disputes El Salvador's allegation that dozens of Central American migrants who had stowed away on a cargo train were kidnapped by gunmen.
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Cross-border spillover

Monday, December 20th 2010, 23:14
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala fears it could get caught up in Mexico drug violence
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Kidnapped Mexican politician free

Monday, December 20th 2010, 22:55

Mexican former presidential candidate Diego Fernandez de Cevallos is freed by his kidnappers after being held hostage for seven months.
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Deadly blast on Mexico pipeline

Monday, December 20th 2010, 4:05

At least 28 people have been killed and many injured in an explosion on an oil pipeline in central Mexico, officials say.
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Mexico oil explosion kills dozens

Monday, December 20th 2010, 2:39

At least 28 people have been killed and more than 50 others injured in an oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico.
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Guatemala moves against drug gang

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 21:48
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala gives the army special powers to combat a Mexican drug gang which officials say controls the northern province of Alta Verapaz.
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Mexican drone crashes over Texas

Friday, December 17th 2010, 22:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: El Paso, Texas

US officials investigate the crash of a Mexican drone in a residential neighbourhood in the border town of El Paso in Texas.
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Mexico protest mother shot dead

Friday, December 17th 2010, 18:04
related places: Chihuahua

A Mexican mother who campaigned for justice for her murdered daughter is shot dead in the northern state of Chihuahua.
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US firearms in Mexican drug war

Friday, December 17th 2010, 18:04
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Steve Kingstone follows the route of the gun traffickers from the US to Mexico.
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Thursday, December 16th 2010, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

BP shares fall after the US says it is suing the oil giant for alleged violations of safety laws over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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US joins deluge of lawsuits over oil spill

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 6:54
related countries: United States United States

The United States is to sue BP and eight other companies over a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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US sues BP over Gulf oil disaster

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 1:39
related countries: United States United States

The US is suing BP and other companies in an effort to recover billions of dollars in connection with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Ciudad Juarez death toll at 3,000

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 10:27
related places: Ciudad Juarez

This year's death toll from drug-related violence in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez reaches 3,000 - 10 times the figure recorded in 2007.
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Party leads police to drug baron

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 22:20

Police were led to La Familia Michoacana boss Nazario Moreno when they learned of the drug cartel's plans to hold a party, Mexico's president says.
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In pictures

Monday, December 13th 2010, 9:39
related places: Guadalupe

Pilgrims honour Mexico's Virgin of Guadalupe
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Cancun climate summit agrees deal

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 12:44
related places: Cancun

Delegates from 190 nations reach a deal to curb climate change, including a fund to help developing countries, at UN talks in Cancun.
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Mexico drug boss killed

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 4:03

Mexican authorities say a cartel boss known as "The Craziest One" was killed in clashes with security forces.
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UN climate talks hang in balance

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 2:07
related places: Cancun

Hopes are raised at the UN climate summit in Cancun as a fresh draft of a negotiation text looks to bridge the differences between rich and poor nations.
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Mexican forces kill drugs baron

Friday, December 10th 2010, 21:32
related places: Michoacan

Mexican security forces kill a notorious drugs baron during heavy fighting in the western state of Michoacan.
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Japan targeted on climate stance

Friday, December 10th 2010, 6:32
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Cancun

Countries at the UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, launch a diplomatic assault on Japan in an effort to soften its resistance to the Kyoto Protocol.
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Mexico police break city blockade

Friday, December 10th 2010, 0:35
related places: Morelia

Mexican police battle drug traffickers, who have been blockading roads into the western city of Morelia with burning vehicles.
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Obama struggling on climate change

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 23:45
related places: Cancun

Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, is urging delegates from 200 countries to make meaningful progress at the climate conference in the Mexican city of Cancun.
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'Big Ben' sunk to highlight climate

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 22:23

Greenpeace activists have sunk models of iconic structures from around the world into the Caribbean sea in Mexico to highlight the dangers of rising seas as a result of climate change.
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