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BP poised to seal broken oil well

Friday, September 17th 2010, 21:14

BP begins pumping cement to permanently seal a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, which is responsible for the worst spill in US history.
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News photographers shot in Mexico

Friday, September 17th 2010, 13:29
related places: Ciudad Juarez

A Mexican newspaper photographer dies and another is injured after they are ambushed by gunmen in Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico.
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Karl becomes hurricane over Gulf

Friday, September 17th 2010, 7:25

Tropical Storm Karl gathers strength as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico, becoming a hurricane, one of three raging in the region.
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19 shot dead in Mexico gun battle

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 17:58

Mexican security forces say they have killed 19 people in a seven-hour gun battle in the country's north-east.
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In pictures

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 9:23

Mexico celebrates 200 years since start of war of independence
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BP well to be sealed 'by Sunday'

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 8:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

BP's ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to be permanently sealed by Sunday, says the US official in charge of the clean-up operation.
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Mexico enjoys bicentennial fiesta

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 4:39

Mexico holds dazzling displays of fireworks, dance and music to mark 200 years since declaring independence from Spain.
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Mexico celebrates bicentenary

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 3:22
related countries: Spain Spain

Tens of thousands of people attended the celebrations in Mexico City to mark the 200th anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.
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BP boss says spill devastated him

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 20:42

BP's departing chief executive Tony Hayward tells a committee of MPs the Gulf of Mexico spill was "devastating" to him.
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Gulf oil wells 'must be plugged'

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 20:16
related countries: United States United States

The US says oil companies will soon have to plug 3,500 idle Gulf of Mexico oil wells and dismantle old kit in an effort to prevent future leaks.
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Triple storms threaten Caribbean

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 15:54

Tropical Storm Karl makes landfall in Mexico as two category four hurricanes - Igor and Julia - also sweep in from the Atlantic.
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Mexican immigration chief resigns

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 6:24

Mexico's top immigration official resigns, less than a month after the murder by suspected drug traffickers of 72 migrants in the country's north.
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Huge party marks Mexico independence

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 22:00

Mexico plans the largest ever celebration of its independence despite concerns about the country's fragile financial state.
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A bash too far?

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 17:02

Mexico bicentenary celebrations mired in controversy
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Mexico arrests top drugs suspect

Monday, September 13th 2010, 0:58

Sergio Villarreal, one of Mexico's most wanted drug traffickers, is captured, the second such arrest in a fortnight.
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Mexico prisoners escape from jail

Friday, September 10th 2010, 23:08

More than 80 prisoners break out of jail in northern Mexico, many of them suspected members of violent drug gangs.
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Obama contradicts Mexico claims

Friday, September 10th 2010, 4:54
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama contradicts claims made by his secretary of state that Mexico is dealing with a "drugs insurgency".
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Honduras massacre 'gang rivalry'

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 3:02
related countries: Honduras Honduras

A mass shooting in a shoe factory in Honduras is blamed on rival street gangs linked to Mexican drug cartels.
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Mexico rejects drug 'insurgency' analogy

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 1:22
related countries: United States United States

Mexico has rejected remarks from the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, that drug-related violence in Mexico increasingly has the hallmarks of an insurgency.
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Rig firms hit back at BP report

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 23:55

Contractors who worked for BP on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon oil rig criticise the company's report into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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BP spreads blame over oil spill

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 15:09
related countries: United States United States

A BP report says "a series of failures" by BP and its contractors were to blame for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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How BP will kill the oil spill

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 12:47

A scale model of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and how it is being repaired
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Thousands caught in Mexico floods

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 11:57

Hundreds of thousands of people in eastern and southern Mexico see floodwaters inundate their homes.
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400,000 hit by flooding in Mexico

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 7:28

At least 400,000 people have been affected by flooding in Mexico following torrential rains.
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Mexico massacre officials 'dead'

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 7:02

The authorities in Mexico say they believe they have found the bodies of two officials investigating the killing of 72 foreign migrants last month.
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Mexico refinery blast kills one

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 19:40

One worker is killed and 10 more are injured in an explosion at one of Mexico's largest oil refineries.
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Mexico begins army shooting probe

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 8:29

Mexico's defence ministry launches an inquiry after a man and his teenage son are shot dead at a military checkpoint.
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Further landslides hit Guatemala

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 19:47
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Emergency services in Guatemala say up to 100 people are feared to have been buried by landslides on the main highway linking it with Mexico.
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BP well 'poses no further risk'

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 2:27

The official in charge of cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the well which caused the damage is no longer a risk to the environment.
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Missing in Mexico

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 23:15
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Mystery of young women's disappearances in Ciudad Juarez
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'Death squad'

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 14:55

The merciless drugs gang spreading fear in Mexico
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BP blowout preventer 'removed'

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 6:55

BP replaces the blowout preventer that failed to stem the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well and says it has paid $8bn (£5.2bn) in damage costs.
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Mexico makes giant taco

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 6:35

Mexico has broken its own record for making the longest taco ever prepared in the country.
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BP says oil spill cost up to $8bn

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 14:28

BP says the cost of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill has risen to $8bn - a rise of more than $2bn in the last month alone.
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Mexican clash 'kills 27 gunmen'

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 8:51
related countries: United States United States

Suspected drug gang members are killed near the US border, Mexico says, hours after President Calderon vows to continue fighting cartels.
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Explosion on Gulf of Mexico rig

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 4:13

An explosion rips through an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the blast in April that caused a huge oil spill.
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Ecuador in migrant massacre row

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 11:22
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, Honduras Honduras

Honduras accuses Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa of risking the life of a Honduran migrant who survived last month's Mexico massacre.
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'Drug kingpin' confesses on video

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 16:24
related countries: United States United States

US-born suspected gang leader Edgar "Barbie" Valdez admits involvement in the drugs trade during an interrogation by Mexico's police.
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Eight killed in Cancun bar attack

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 19:33
related places: Cancun

Six women and two men have been killed in an attack on a bar in the Mexican resort city of Cancun, officials say.
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Illness almost killed me - Castro

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 11:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Castro

Fidel Castro tells a Mexican newspaper how he was "at death's door" during the illness that forced him to quit as Cuba's leader.
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Bullet proofing cars in Mexico

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 9:18
related places: Monterrey

In the Mexican city of Monterrey, which used to be considered one of the safest urban areas in Latin America, more people are taking to the roads in armoured vehicles as drug-related violence takes its toll.
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Mexico arrests 'drug lord' Valdez

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 9:16
related places: Valdez

Mexican police detain alleged drug trafficker Edgar "Barbie" Valdez, wanted in the US on cocaine charges, the attorney general says.
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US troops begin Arizona patrol

Monday, August 30th 2010, 22:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

The first of more than 1,200 US troops sent to patrol the border with Mexico have begun operating in Arizona.
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Mexico sacks 10% of police force

Monday, August 30th 2010, 22:02

The federal police force in Mexico dismisses 3,200 officers for incompetence, corruption or links to organised crime.
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Gunmen shoot dead Mexican mayor

Monday, August 30th 2010, 4:05
related places: Tamaulipas

The mayor of a town in the troubled Mexican state of Tamaulipas is shot dead as drugs gangs are blamed for violence.
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Unholy row

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 14:37

Mexican Church and state locked in bitter dispute over gay rights
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Mexico murders prosecutor missing

Friday, August 27th 2010, 21:34

Mexican prosecutors say they are deeply concerned for the safety of a prosecutor leading an investigation into the killing of 72 foreign migrants.
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Mexicana to suspend all flights

Friday, August 27th 2010, 20:45

Mexicana de Aviacion, one of Mexico's biggest airlines, says it is to suspend all flights, three weeks after filing for bankruptcy.
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Mexico leader condemns killings

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 23:56

Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemns the murder of 72 suspected migrants in the north, believed to be linked to the ongoing drugs war.
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Spain's message for Gulf industry

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 21:40
related countries: Spain Spain

Businesses in the Gulf of Mexico face a long struggle after the BP oil spill - but they can take heart from the example set by those on Spain's Galician coast.
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Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

Mexican officials investigating the death of 72 people found murdered in the north of the country say they were migrants trying to reach the US.
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Dozens of bodies found in Mexico

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 8:41

Mexican troops discover 72 bodies on a northern ranch following a shoot-out with suspected drug cartel gunmen.
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