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News: Mexico

We have started to collect the most important news related to Mexico in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Mexico – overview

Mexico: news

Young guns

Monday, September 7th 2009, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

Mexican drug lords recruit US teenage gang members
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Arrest over Mexican drug murders

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 4:17

A senior member of a Mexican drug cartel is arrested over the murders of 17 people at a rehab centre, reports say.
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Security chief arrested in Mexico

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 22:28
related places: Quintana Roo

The secretary for public security is arrested in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on suspicion of co-operating with drug gangs.
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'No safe place'

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 17:47
related countries: United States United States

US pastor describes the fear in Mexico's most violent city
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Gunmen target Mexico rehab centre

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 9:42
related places: Michoacan

Attackers kill 17 people in a drug treatment centre near the Mexico-US border, as a top police officer is shot dead in Michoacan.
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BP in 'giant' new oil discovery

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 21:20

Oil giant BP says it has made a "giant" new oil discovery in its fields in the Gulf of Mexico, sending its shares higher.
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Hurricane weakens on Mexico coast

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 19:04
related places: Baja California

Hurricane Jimena weakens after lashing Mexico's Baja California peninsula with heavy rain and winds, forcing thousands to flee.
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Many ignore Mexican storm alert

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 6:59
related places: Baja California

Thousands of residents in Mexico's Baja California peninsula ignore pleas to flee Hurricane Jimena.
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Huge storm nears Mexican resorts

Tuesday, September 1st 2009, 15:20

Hurricane Jimena races towards Mexico's Baja California peninsula as officials urge people to leave areas at risk.
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Gun attack kills eight in Mexico

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 21:50

Gunmen open fire on a crowd of young people partying in a Mexican seaside town, killing eight, police say.
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Freakish Mexican salamander on verge of extinction in wild

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 9:27

Fewer than 1,200 of the popular and freakish Mexican axolotl remain in the wild, new surveys reveal.
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Textbook sparks furore in Mexico

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 9:21
related countries: Spain Spain

A row erupts as Mexico's government distributes a history textbook that makes no mention of the Spanish Conquest.
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In pictures

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 23:49

View from Mexico's dramatic Copper Canyon railway
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Mexico eases drug possession law

Friday, August 21st 2009, 21:26

The Mexican government enacts a law decriminalising the possession of small amounts of drugs, including cocaine and heroin.
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Mexico probe over kidnap deaths

Friday, August 21st 2009, 1:05

Mexico City's anti-kidnapping chief is suspended from duty following a disastrous rescue attempt that left four dead.
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Mexico suffers amid US recession

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 21:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Mexico's economy shrank by 10.3% between April and June as the global downturn hit exports and swine flu hit tourism.
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Mexico frees 'drug lord' mother

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 8:24

Mexican officials free the mother of a suspected drug gang leader arrested briefly amid a policy of targeting traffickers' families.
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Violence surges in Mexican city

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 3:27
related places: Ciudad Juarez

More than 40 people are killed in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez in three days, with a family the latest victims.
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Mexico in major customs shake-up

Monday, August 17th 2009, 3:20

Mexico replaces more than 1,000 customs agents at all border points with newly trained staff in a corruption crackdown.
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Mexico favours Brazil trade pact

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 11:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Mexico's President Felipe Calderon says he will propose a free trade agreement with Brazil, during a trip to the country.
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Mexico prison riot leaves 19 dead

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 7:17
related places: Durango

At least 19 inmates die and more than 20 are injured in a riot in a prison in the northern Mexican state of Durango.
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Mexico massacre convicts set free

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 7:03
related places: Chiapas

A Mexican court frees 20 men jailed for the 1997 massacre in Chiapas because of "irregularities" over the original investigation.
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Obama backs Mexico's drugs war

Monday, August 10th 2009, 19:50
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama expresses support for Mexico's war on drug cartels, at a three-way summit with Canada.
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Trucking trouble

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 8:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cross

Cross-border row with US hurts Mexico drivers
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Spain arrests 'Eta police killer'

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 13:08
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A suspected Eta militant accused of six killings is arrested at Madrid airport after being deported from Mexico.
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US drug aid to Mexico faces delay

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 9:13
related countries: United States United States

US counter-narcotics funds for Mexico could be held up after a senior senator questions Mexico's human rights record.
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'Key Mexico drug trafficker' held

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 21:42

Mexican authorities say they have arrested at a church service one of the country's main traffickers of synthetic drugs.
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Russia to drill for oil off Cuba

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 21:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Russia and Cuba sign agreements allowing oil exploration in Cuban waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Mexican midget wrestlers arrest

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 12:39

A woman is arrested in Mexico over the deaths of two midget wrestlers - twin brothers - found in a hotel room last month.
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New escalation in Mexico drug war

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 2:35

Ten Mexican police are held over the murder of 12 federal agents, as thousands of troops are deployed to a western state.
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Mexico beefs up 'drug war' forces

Friday, July 17th 2009, 10:49
related places: Michoacan

Mexico sends 5,500 police and military personnel to Michoacan state, which has seen a surge in drug-related violence.
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Mexico rejects any drug gang deal

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 10:37

The Mexican government says it will never negotiate with drug traffickers, after a purported cartel leader suggests a pact.
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Dumped bodies were Mexico police

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 9:55
related places: Michoacan

Mexican officials say 12 bodies found in Michoacan state were federal police officers, murdered by a drugs cartel.
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Canada toughens its visa demands

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 15:18
related countries: Canada Canada, Czech Republic Czech Republic

Canada imposes visas on travellers from Mexico and the Czech Republic, the top two sources of refugee claimants.
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Mexico gunmen attack police bases

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 7:23

Gunmen attack six police bases in western Mexico, killing at least five officers, after the arrest of a drugs cartel suspect.
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Crime campaigner killed in Mexico

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 11:26

An anti-crime activist and his brother-in-law are killed in northern Mexico - with suspicion falling on criminal gangs.
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Mexico's PRI stages poll comeback

Monday, July 6th 2009, 15:00

The PRI is set to be the biggest party in Mexico's Congress after defeating President Calderon's party in mid-term elections.
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Poll setback for Mexican leader

Monday, July 6th 2009, 3:13

The centre-right party of Mexican President Felipe Calderon admits defeat in a mid-term congressional election.
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WHO warns swine flu 'unstoppable'

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 3:00

The UN's top health official tells a swine flu forum in Mexico that the spread of the virus worldwide is now unstoppable.
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Mexico's woes

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

US downturn and swine flu batter Mexico's economy
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Swine flu puts porpoise on brink

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 19:28

Mexico's twin crises, swine flu and the economy, may derail plans to save the world's most endangered cetacean, say campaigners.
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'No extradition' for kidnap woman

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 19:40
related countries: France France

The Mexican President, Felipe Calderon says a French woman convicted of kidnapping will serve her 60-year sentence in Mexico.
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Charges over Mexico nursery fire

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 21:25

Seven Mexican officials are arrested over the deaths of 47 children in a fire at a state-sponsored day-care centre
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The deadliest catch - Florida fisherman hooks live missile

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 17:19
related places: Florida

A fisherman in Florida has a lucky escape after reeling in a live Sidewinder missile while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Mass for victims of Mexico fire

Monday, June 8th 2009, 11:15

Thousands attend a Mass for victims of a fire which swept through a Mexican day-care centre, killing over 40 children.
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Deadly gun battle rocks Acapulco

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 16:24
related places: Acapulco

Sixteen gunmen and a soldier die in suspected drug-related clashes in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, officials say.
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