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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
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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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…

Mexico posts investigation into 43 missing students online
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Mexico posts investigation into 43 missing students online

AFP - October 11, 2015

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's attorney general published online on Sunday the 54,000 pages of documents from the much-criticized investigation into last year's disappearance of 43 students. The massive file,…

Mexico’s miserable year
Latin America
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Latin America
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Mexico’s miserable year

Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post - September 26, 2015

They arrived in buses, just as their children had a year ago. They carried photos of their missing sons and daughters. And they listened as Mexican president…

What’s behind Mexico’s military buying binge?
Business
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Business
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What’s behind Mexico’s military buying binge?

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - June 15, 2015

MEXICO CITY — It started with 27 rail cars full of ammunition rolling down the tracks into Mexico. That load of 30 million bullets was soon followed…

Nuevo León region rebounds from drug-cartel barbarism to thriving foreign investment hub
Business
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Business
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Nuevo León region rebounds from drug-cartel barbarism to thriving foreign investment hub

Nacha Cattan | Bloomberg - May 10, 2015

MONTERREY, Mexico — The attack that burned 52 people to death at a casino in an upscale neighborhood was bad. But what really scared Idalia Villafana's customers…

Death toll in Mexico drug cartel’s attack on chopper rises to 8
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Crime
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Death toll in Mexico drug cartel’s attack on chopper rises to 8

AFP - May 7, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The death toll from a Mexican drug cartel's rocket-propelled grenade attack on an army helicopter rose to eight Thursday after a policewoman and…

Military helicopter shot down as drug violence surges in western Mexico
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Military helicopter shot down as drug violence surges in western Mexico

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - May 1, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Gunmen shot down a Mexican military helicopter Friday in the western state of Jalisco, killing three soldiers, and set fire to buses, blocked roads…

Fugitive Mexican mayor and wife arrested in connection with missing students case
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Fugitive Mexican mayor and wife arrested in connection with missing students case

Joshua Partlow | The Washington Post - November 4, 2014

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican mayor and his wife accused in the disappearance of 43 student protesters in September were captured by police early Tuesday morning in…