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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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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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