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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.

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Mexico: news

Michoacan replaces security chiefs

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 5:22
related places: Michoacan

Mexico's authorities say top security officials will be replaced in the western state of Michoacan that has recently been rocked by violence.
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Michoacan: Mexico's failed state?

Friday, January 17th 2014, 10:42

Mexican vigilante groups fight back against drug cartels
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Mexico tries to reassure vigilantes

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 12:27

Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong tells vigilantes to trust the security forces to do their job and urges them to lay down arms.
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Vigilantes clash with Mexican troops

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 14:33
related places: Michoacan

Vigilante groups clash with Mexican soldiers deployed in western Michoacan state, where the "self-defence groups" are fighting a drug cartel.
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VIDEO: Inside Mexican cartel's stronghold

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 10:05
related places: Apatzingan

Many in Mexico's Apatzingan fear the town will become the main focus of fighting between vigilantes and the Knights Templar drug cartel, as Will Grant reports.
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Argentine poet Juan Gelman dies

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 2:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Renowned Argentine poet Juan Gelman, considered to be one of the greatest authors in Spanish, dies aged 83 in Mexico City.
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Mexico starts disarming vigilantes

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 11:30
related places: Michoacan

Police in Mexico say they are disarming groups of vigilantes which have taken control of a number of towns in western Michoacan state.
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VIDEO: Mexico deploys troops in conflict zone

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 3:53

The Mexican government has announced that federal troops will take over security in an area where vigilante groups and a drugs cartel are clashing. Will Grant reports.
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Vigilantes clash with Mexican cartel

Monday, January 13th 2014, 9:21
related places: Nueva Italia

A group of vigilantes clashes with a notorious drug cartel before seizing the town of Nueva Italia in western Mexico.
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BP loses bid over Gulf oil payouts

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 11:45

BP loses an appeal to cancel the terms of its multi-billion-dollar settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
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VIDEO: The revolution that rocked Mexico

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 1:12

The pipe-smoking leader who rocked Mexico
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The fading tune of the Mexican organ grinder

Friday, January 10th 2014, 0:03

Fading melody of the Mexican organ grinder
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Animals' contagious Mexican wave

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 1:44

Prairie dogs perform a contagious "Mexican wave" which researchers think helps them to look out for predators.
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Two conjoined whales found in Mexico

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 1:12
related places: Baja California

Mexican officials say fishermen have found two 'exceptionally rare' conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California.
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Nine dead in Mexico prison gunfight

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 21:09

The Mexican army takes control of a prison in the south-west after a gunfight between an armed gang and guards left nine people dead.
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Illegal migrant gets US law licence

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 10:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The California supreme court grants a law licence to Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant born in Mexico who has lived much of his life in the US.
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VIDEO: What happened to Mexico's Zapatistas?

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 8:56
related places: Chiapas

The BBC's Will Grant reports from the state of Chiapas in Mexico, 20 years after the EZLN, or the Zapatistas, emerged from the jungle to declare war on the Mexican state.
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Zapatistas 20 years after Mexico uprising

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 5:37

Twenty years on from Mexico's Zapatistas uprising
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VIDEO: Mexico City's smog-capture building

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 20:04

New technology is being used in a building in Mexico City that its designers say transforms pollutants into harmless chemicals.
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Nicaragua expels Mexican traffickers

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 1:04
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

Nicaragua extradites 18 Mexicans who posed as television journalists to smuggle millions of dollars in drug money into the country last year.
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Gutierrez to stay with Sauber in 2014

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 9:36
related countries: Germany Germany

Mexican Esteban Gutierrez will continue to drive for Sauber next season and will line up alongside German Adrian Sutil.
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Mexican president signs energy law

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 4:54

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto signs a law that changes the constitution to allow foreign companies to drill for oil and gas for the first time since 1938.
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Former BP employee found guilty

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 21:07

A former BP employee is found guilty of obstructing an investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
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VIDEO: 'Thieves' caused Mexico pipeline blast

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 15:26
related places: Acolman

Mexican authorities say an explosion and fire at a gas pipeline in the town of Acolman, in northern Mexico, was a result of action by thieves.
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VIDEO: Mexican MP strips off in protest

Friday, December 13th 2013, 13:51

Mexican MP Antonio Garcia took off his clothes in Congress to denounce "the stripping of Mexico's oil wealth" as controversial legislation that opens the state-controlled oil sector to foreign investment was approved.
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Mexico Congress approves energy bill

Friday, December 13th 2013, 0:39

The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
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Mexico moves to open oil resources

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 19:48

Mexico's Congress approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.
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Mexico moves to open oil resources

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 20:24

Mexico's Senate approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.
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Mexico recovers radioactive material

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 12:04

A radioactive source, which had been stolen in Mexico last week, is secured by a remote-controlled robot from the field where it was dumped.
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VIDEO: Six held over nuclear truck theft

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 5:42

Mexican authorities have detained six men suspected of stealing a truck carrying medical equipment, including a radioactive element.
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Arrests over Mexico radiation truck

Friday, December 6th 2013, 23:23

Six men are detained in central Mexico over the robbery earlier this week of a truck containing radioactive material from a hospital.
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Mexico radioactive material found

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 4:53

Stolen radioactive material, cobalt-60, is found in Mexico, but officials warn the thieves may have been exposed to deadly radiation levels.
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Radioactive truck 'stolen in Mexico'

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 16:47

A truck carrying "dangerous" radioactive material used for treating cancer has been stolen near Mexico City, the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
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Mexico search uncovers 64 bodies

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 11:15

Investigators searching for two missing Mexican police officers find dozens of mass graves containing the remains of at least 64 bodies.
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BP gets Gulf payouts suspended

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 10:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Oil giant BP's attempts to limit claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been given a boost after a US appeals court ruled in its favour.
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Mexican ex-governor charged in US

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 9:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tamaulipas, Gulf

The ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, is charged with links to the Gulf drug cartel by US prosecutors.
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Mexican rally targets energy reform

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 0:53

Tens of thousands of people protest in the centre of Mexico City against President Enrique Pena Nieto's planned overhaul of the energy sector.
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VIDEO: Mexico's mariachi training school

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 4:01
related places: Tecalitlan, Vargas

Musicians from the mariachi ensemble Vargas de Tecalitlan are giving master classes to Mexican youth as a means to pass on their legacy.
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VIDEO: Frida Kahlo 'shunned by Mexico's elite'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 1:13

Acclaimed artist still shunned by Mexico's elite
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VIDEO: Mexico's silent CCTV crime-spotters

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 7:54
related places: Oaxaca

A new team of hearing and speech-impaired police officers is proving particularly adept at spotting crime on the streets of the Mexican city of Oaxaca.
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VIDEO: Up and away in hot air balloon festival

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 5:11

The annual Leon International Balloon Festival has taken place in Mexico.
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Mexico close in on World Cup place

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 23:36
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ex-Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez scores one of the goals as Mexico hammer New Zealand 5-1 in their play-off first leg.
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Mexico mayor 'killed by drugs gang'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 19:55
related places: Michoacan

Mexico's local authorities' association says a mayor allegedly threatened by drug gangs in the western state of Michoacan has been killed by organised crime.
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Nigeria win Under-17 World Cup

Friday, November 8th 2013, 18:18
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Nigeria win a record fourth Under-17 World Cup with a 3-0 win over defending champions Mexico in Abu Dhabi.
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Mexico drug boss release overturned

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 1:07

Mexico's Supreme Court overturns a decision by an appeals court to free drug baron Rafael Caro Quintero three months ago, who is now a fugitive.
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Mexico cartel horses fetch record sum

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 11:40

The last of hundreds of racehorses, seized last year in an FBI raid on a ranch owned by a convicted money launderer from Mexico, are auctioned off.
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