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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…

Mexico wants to question Sean Penn over meeting with ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán
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Mexico wants to question Sean Penn over meeting with ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 11, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán caused a cross-border uproar on Sunday, with Mexican authorities seeking to question him while U.S.…

Mexico drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán back in jail, betrayed by biopic bid
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Mexico drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán back in jail, betrayed by biopic bid

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 9, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Betrayed by his desire to make a biopic, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was back Saturday in the prison he escaped from six…

Mexico captures fugitive drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, says President Peña Nieto
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Mexico captures fugitive drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, says President Peña Nieto

Laurent Thomet | AFP - January 8, 2016

Update: Friday, Jan. 8, 3:45 p.m. Fugitive drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was captured Friday morning in the town of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico President Enrique…

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
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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
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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…

Mexico’s top court opens door to recreational pot use
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Mexico’s top court opens door to recreational pot use

Yemeli Ortega | AFP - November 4, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Supreme Court opened the door to recreational use of marijuana in a historic ruling Wednesday, giving a group of activists permission to grow and…

Villagers recall fear as troops fired in ‘El Chapo’ raid
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Villagers recall fear as troops fired in ‘El Chapo’ raid

Carola Solé | AFP - October 18, 2015

COSALA, Mexico -- Ayon Mendoza was making tortillas when a burst of bullets hit her home in Mexico. She ran to get her toddler when two helicopters, apparently…

‘El Chapo’ is Mexico’s hit Halloween costume
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‘El Chapo’ is Mexico’s hit Halloween costume

Hugh Naylor | The Washington Post - October 18, 2015

If you've become a mass-marketed Halloween costume, then you're probably really scary. And you're also probably really lucrative. The latter is what a company in Mexico hopes…

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