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At least 52 dead in Mexico prison riot
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At least 52 dead in Mexico prison riot

Erick Muñiz | AFP - February 11, 2016

MONTERREY -- At least 52 inmates were killed in a prison brawl in Mexico on Thursday. Prisoners fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in…

From DF to CDMX, Mexico City changes name and status
Latin America
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Latin America
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From DF to CDMX, Mexico City changes name and status

AFP - January 29, 2016

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's sprawling capital changed its official name on Friday as it launched steps to become virtually like a federal state. For the past two centuries,…

Minaret and Muslims in Mexican city set to host pope
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Minaret and Muslims in Mexican city set to host pope

Yemeli Ortega | AFP - January 28, 2016

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico -- The domed mosque with a minaret rises above small homes in a seemingly unlikely place: A southern Mexican indigenous city that…

Donald Trump’s hated $23 billion in migrant cash unlocks Mexican credit
Business
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Business
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Donald Trump’s hated $23 billion in migrant cash unlocks Mexican credit

Ben Bain and Isabella Cota | Bloomberg - January 18, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Millions of Mexicans pay for everything from food to medicine with cash from relatives working in the U.S. Now, the money may allow them to…

Mexico expands search for 43 missing students, says official
Crime
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Crime
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Mexico expands search for 43 missing students, says official

Leticia Pineda | AFP - January 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities have expanded the search for 43 students who vanished after they were abducted by corrupt police in 2014, a government official said. Relatives…

Mexico’s rising homicide rate decreases overall life expectancy for males, study finds
Health
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Health
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Mexico’s rising homicide rate decreases overall life expectancy for males, study finds

The Tico Times - January 9, 2016

In Mexico, a drastic increase in the homicide rate since 2000 has almost singlehandedly decreased life expectancy for males in the country, a recent study from UCLA's Fielding School…

Slain Mexico mayor sacrificed herself to save family
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Slain Mexico mayor sacrificed herself to save family

Leticia Pineda | AFP - January 5, 2016

TEMIXCO, Mexico – When gunmen burst into her home, the freshly-installed mayor of Temixco, south of Mexico City, told them to leave her family alone and surrendered to them, witnesses…

Mexico mayor’s killing a threat to others: governor
Crime
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Crime
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Mexico mayor’s killing a threat to others: governor

AFP - January 4, 2016

CUERNAVACA, Mexico -- A central Mexico state took over police command in several towns on Sunday after a mayor was assassinated, a crime described as a gang threat…

Mexico mayor assassinated one day after taking office
Crime
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Crime
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Mexico mayor assassinated one day after taking office

AFP - January 2, 2016

CUERNAVACA, Mexico -- Several gunmen burst into the home of a newly elected Mexican mayor and shot her dead on Saturday, just hours into her tenure, police said. Gisela…

Tales of the disappeared in a Mexico drug state
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Crime
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Tales of the disappeared in a Mexico drug state

Sofia Miselem | AFP - December 24, 2015

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico – They were doing everyday things when they were kidnapped, never to be seen again: A woman working at her frozen fruit business. Another waiting…