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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…

Mexico GDP growth beats forecasts as services sector lends boost
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Mexico GDP growth beats forecasts as services sector lends boost

Nacha Cattan | Bloomberg - January 29, 2016

Mexico's economy expanded more than forecast for the fourth consecutive quarter in the final three months of the year as domestic consumption rebounded amid record low inflation.…

Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws
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Health
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Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws

AFP - January 26, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Mexico opened on Tuesday the first of five debates that could lead to changes in the country's prohibitionist marijuana laws, as a top official acknowledged…