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VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord
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VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord

Sarah Larimer | The Washington Post - February 22, 2016

The wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán -- the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured earlier this year, months after his escape from a maximum-security prison --…

World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016
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World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016

Zach Dyer - February 18, 2016

Economic losses associated with the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to total roughly $3.5 billion this year, according to initial estimates from…

At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’
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Everyone's favorite pope
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At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere and Carola Solé | AFP - February 17, 2016

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico -- Pope Francis on Wednesday decried the human tragedy of migrants fleeing violence as he celebrated a huge mass on Mexico's border with the United States,…

Pope Francis preaches to marginalized indigenous in a fight to keep Catholics
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Everyone's favorite pope
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Pope Francis preaches to marginalized indigenous in a fight to keep Catholics

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - February 15, 2016

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico - Wedged between a chain-link fence and a metal barricade, Manuel Méndez, a vegetable farmer in a lamb-wool cloak, strained to…

Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence
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Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence

Joshua Partlow and Gabriela Martinez | The Washington Post - February 13, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Pope Francis threw himself into the most contentious of issues roiling Mexico during his first full day here, calling on President Enrique Peña Nieto and…

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…

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Yet another Veracruz journalist is kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mexico

AFP - February 10, 2016

https://twitter.com/El_Universal_Mx/status/697437409416335360 PUEBLA, Mexico – Authorities have identified a woman's body dumped on a road in central Mexico as a reporter who was kidnapped by gunmen, the latest assault against a…

New probe again rejects gov’t claim that missing Mexican students were incinerated
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New probe again rejects gov’t claim that missing Mexican students were incinerated

AFP - February 9, 2016

MEXICO CITY – A second independent forensic investigation rejected on Tuesday the Mexican government's conclusion that 43 students who went missing in 2014 were incinerated at a garbage…

In Mexico’s mountains, villagers sow the opium poppies that feed the US heroin boom
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In Mexico’s mountains, villagers sow the opium poppies that feed the US heroin boom

Pedro Pardo and Leticia Pineda | AFP - February 7, 2016

GUERRERO STATE , Mexico –  Deep in the southern mountains of Mexico, the cicada-like "tsk-tsk-tsk" of a water sprinkler broke the eerie silence as it sprayed a small parcel…

Mexico arrests Sinaloa drug cartel members on US border in joint operation
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Mexico arrests Sinaloa drug cartel members on US border in joint operation

AFP - January 31, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexican police arrested up to 24 members of the Sinaloa drug cartel in a joint operation with the United States that also netted a cache…

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