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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake shakes southern Mexico, prompting tsunami alert
Earthquake
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Earthquake
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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake shakes southern Mexico, prompting tsunami alert

AFP and The Tico Times - June 23, 2020

An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 was registered Tuesday in southern Mexico, reported the National Seismological Service, though so far authorities have not reported serious damage. The US…

Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000
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Global
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Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000

AFP bureaus - June 8, 2020

Surging fatalities in Latin America helped push the global coronavirus death toll above 400,000 on Sunday, even as Europe emerged from its virus lockdown with infections increasingly…

United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says

AFP - January 7, 2020

Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be deported to Guatemala, part of a controversial migration deal between the Central American nation and Washington, the US…

United States calls for ‘war’ on cartels after Mormons murdered in Mexico
Latin America
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Latin America
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United States calls for ‘war’ on cartels after Mormons murdered in Mexico

AFP - November 6, 2019

President Donald Trump offered Tuesday to help Mexico hunt the killers of nine Mormon women and children shot dead in a lawless border area, and said the…

Two months after quitting La Sele, Gustavo Matosas is out at Mexican club
La Sele
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La Sele
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Two months after quitting La Sele, Gustavo Matosas is out at Mexican club

AFP and The Tico Times - October 28, 2019

The Uruguayan Gustavo Matosas was dismissed as technical director of the Mexican soccer club Atlético San Luis on Sunday following several poor results and after audio was…

Fútbol Friday: Navas solid vs. Nice; Shirley Cruz back in Costa Rica
La Sele
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La Sele
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Fútbol Friday: Navas solid vs. Nice; Shirley Cruz back in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 18, 2019

PSG had Nice saying "uncle" during its 4-1 victory on Friday. Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas started and made one save during the match. PSG went up…

Gold Cup semifinals set: United States vs. Jamaica; Mexico vs. Haiti
Soccer
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Soccer
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Gold Cup semifinals set: United States vs. Jamaica; Mexico vs. Haiti

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2019

Costa Rica's Gold Cup run ended in the quarterfinals as La Sele was eliminated by Mexico via penalty-kick shootout. Despite the result, the Mexico game marked perhaps…

Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants
Immigration
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Immigration
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Mexican airline offers one-dollar flights to returning migrants

AFP - June 21, 2019

A Mexican airline is offering one-dollar flights to undocumented migrants wishing to return to Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala as the country struggles to curb arrivals…

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by NY jury
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ found guilty by NY jury

AFP / Laura Bonilla Cal - February 12, 2019

Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was found guilty Tuesday by a New York jury of crimes spanning a quarter of a century as head of one…

Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says
Crime
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Crime
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Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says

AFP / Paulina Abramamovich - December 1, 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said…