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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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Bodies found in Mexico mine shaft

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 23:09

Police in Mexico find at least 19 bodies in an abandoned mine shaft 90km north of Mexico City, after a tip-off by alleged members of a drug cartel.
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Bodies hung from bridge in Mexico

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 23:02

Police in Mexico find four mutilated bodies hung from a bridge in the central city of Cuernavaca, killed by a drug gang as a warning to a rival group.
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Arrests after Mexico mayor murder

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 8:21

Mexican authorities have arrested six police officers in connection with the kidnap and murder of a town mayor in the north of the country.
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Police held over Mexico killing

Friday, August 20th 2010, 20:59

Prosecutors have arrested six police officers they say participated in the kidnap and murder of a mayor as part of a drug war.
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BP accused of hiding oil rig data

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 23:00

Energy giant BP is accused of withholding key data needed to investigate the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
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Mexico City free plastic bag ban

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 21:20

A new law comes into effect in Mexico City giving the authorities the power to fine shops which give away free plastic bags.
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BP oil spill: Final seal delayed

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 19:21
related countries: United States United States

The operation to completely seal off the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well is pushed back to September, US officials say.
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Subway works reveal Aztec bodies

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 2:19

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of 50 Aztec children during excavations for a new subway line in Mexico City.
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First US Guards at Mexico border

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 22:55
related countries: United States United States

The first of up to 1,200 National Guard troops are deployed along the US border with Mexico as part of President Barack Obama's pledge to increase security.
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Mexico's art of the revolution

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 21:18

What can be done to save the revolutionary murals which adorn Mexico's buildings?
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Abducted Mexican mayor found dead

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 16:01
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

Police in Mexico find the body of the kidnapped mayor of the northern city of Santiago three days after he was seized, local media say.
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Mayor of Mexican town kidnapped

Monday, August 16th 2010, 23:11
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

The mayor of the northern Mexican city of Santiago has been abducted, police say.
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Mexico TV station hit by blasts

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 20:40

Mexican television network Televisa is targeted in explosive attacks in two different cities.
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Mexico cartel blockades Monterrey

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 21:20
related places: Monterrey

Security forces in Monterrey, in northern Mexico, say a drug cartel cut off major streets leading into the city in a show of force.
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Obama plea for Gulf coast tourism

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 20:01
related places: Florida

On a trip to the Gulf coast, President Obama urges Americans to visit and help revive the economy stricken by the recent oil spill.
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Living in fear

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 11:04

Deserted city streets left by Mexico's drug wars
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BP to continue Gulf relief well

Friday, August 13th 2010, 18:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US government says BP will continue drilling a relief well to permanently plug the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Mexican president defends war on drugs

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 2:50

President Felipe Calderon of Mexico has defended his strategy in the fight against drugs gangs, saying that rising levels of violence did not mean the war was being lost.
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Gay weddings valid in all Mexico

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 21:53

Mexico's Supreme Court rules that gay weddings in Mexico City should be recognised throughout the country.
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Fox calls for drugs legalisation

Monday, August 9th 2010, 23:35

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox backs the legalisation of drugs, saying prohibition has failed to curb violence.
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BP oil spill costs pass $6bn mark

Monday, August 9th 2010, 6:44

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has cost BP a total of $6.1bn to date, the company says.
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Mexicana airline cancels flights

Monday, August 9th 2010, 6:36

Mexicana de Aviacion, one of Mexico's biggest airlines, cancels some flights, days after filing for bankruptcy.
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Mexico police hold own commander

Monday, August 9th 2010, 0:48
related places: Ciudad Juarez

More than 200 police officers in Ciudad Juarez in Mexico detain their commander, accusing him of corruption.
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Police commander held 'at gunpoint'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 0:45
related places: Juarez

Police officers in the Mexican city of Juarez have detained their commander at gunpoint.
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BP readies final relief well push

Friday, August 6th 2010, 21:23

BP is preparing to drill the final stretch of its relief well in the Gulf of Mexico after its successful "static kill" procedure.
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Mexico prison riot leaves 14 dead

Friday, August 6th 2010, 20:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Matamoros

Police in Mexico say that at least 14 prisoners have been killed in a jail riot in Matamoros, close to the US border.
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BP cements damaged Gulf oil well

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 20:50

BP finishes pumping cement into the top of its damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well as part of its "static kill" procedure.
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Mexico cartels 'seeking control'

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 8:54

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the war on drugs must go on as he warns the cartels are seeking to impose their control in parts of the country.
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Majority of BP spill 'dealt with'

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

Almost three-quarters of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico has been cleaned up or broken down by natural forces, the US government says.
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Oil: 'No one owes Hayward an apology'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 18:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hayward, White House

The White House says US officials pushed BP to tackle the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico faster and more thoroughly "at every step of the way".
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BP says 'static kill' successful

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 11:36

BP says it has taken a big step towards permanently sealing its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, as new figures suggest most of the oil has already been dealt with.
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Mexico violence 'still growing'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 9:57

More than 28,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since the government declared war on the cartels in December 2006, officials say.
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Arizona desert death toll climbs

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 2:59
related places: Arizona

The bodies of 59 suspected illegal migrants are found near Arizona's desert border with Mexico in July, the highest number in five years, officials say.
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Oil spill 'largest in US history'

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 5:09
related countries: United States United States

US government scientists have said around 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico before it was capped last month, making it the largest accidental oil spill in history.
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Oil spill 'largest in US history'

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 5:09
related countries: United States United States

US government scientists have said around 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico before it was capped last month, making it the largest accidental oil spill in history.
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Dispersant 'no more toxic' than oil

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 2:05
related countries: United States United States

The dispersant used after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is no more toxic than oil alone, the US Environmental Protection Agency says.
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Dispersant 'no more toxic' than oil

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 2:05
related countries: United States United States

The dispersant used after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is no more toxic than oil alone, the US Environmental Protection Agency says.
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BP prepares to seal Gulf oil well

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 17:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf, Monday

BP says it plans to plug its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, after conducting tests to see whether the "static kill" will work.
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BP prepares to seal Gulf oil well

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 15:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf, Monday

BP says it plans to plug its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, after conducting tests to see whether the "static kill" will work.
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Kidnapped Mexico cameramen free

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 21:36
related places: Durango

Police in Mexico say they have freed two of the four journalists kidnapped in Durango last Monday.
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