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  • Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west
    Mexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west 10 hours ago

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. More »

  • Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard
    Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard 10 hours ago

    By Alexandra Alper ZAMORA, Mexico (Reuters) - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said one federal policeman died and another was injured in the three hour battle on a ranch just inside the Michoacan state border with Jalisco, home of Guadalajara, Mexico's second-biggest city. The death toll was one of the heaviest to hit Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012 pledging to put an end to years of gangland violence that have claimed more than 100,000 lives since 2007 alone. More »

  • Mexico officials: Bacterial infections sickened children 14 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities say bacterial infections, and not contaminated vaccines, were responsible for the deaths of two infants and the sickening of 31 other babies earlier this month in the southern state of Chiapas. More »

  • Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 42 - officials 15 hours ago

    At least 42 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico in a gunfight between suspected gang members and security forces, two government officials said, the latest bloodshed in an area that has been plagued by violent drug gangs. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least two federal police died in the morning clash near Tanhuato in the state of Michoacan, near the border with Jalisco, a region home to Mexico's second-biggest city, Guadalajara. The vast majority of those killed in the fight were suspected gang members, the officials said. More »

  • Dozens killed in Mexico drug battle
    Dozens killed in Mexico drug battle 16 hours ago

    Clashes erupted between armed civilians and security forces in Mexican border city leaving dozens killed. More »

  • Mexico extends dollar auctions through September 18 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank says it will continue to auction $52 million per day through the end of September to stabilize the peso. More »

  • Solar Halo Glistens Over Mexico City Landmarks
    Solar Halo Glistens Over Mexico City Landmarks Fri, May 22, 2015

    A solar halo appeared in Mexico City on Thursday - prompting dozens of calls from worried locals to meteorologists. More »

  • 3 bodies found near Mexico city occupied by vigilantes Fri, May 22, 2015

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police found at least three dismembered bodies wrapped in blankets near a southern city where residents have reported that 10 people disappeared during a vigilante takeover earlier this month and six more went missing in previous months. More »

  • Is it a UFO? Sun halo sparks fear and jokes in Mexico
    Is it a UFO? Sun halo sparks fear and jokes in Mexico Thu, May 21, 2015

    Was it a UFO? A sign that the end is nigh? More »

  • Mexico says GDP up 2.5 pct in 1Q; cuts growth projection Thu, May 21, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Treasury Department says GDP grew by 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter of 2014. More »

  • Mexico cuts 2015 growth forecast after weak 1Q
    Mexico cuts 2015 growth forecast after weak 1Q Thu, May 21, 2015

    An elderly man works in a supermarket in Mexico City, on March 17, 2015 More »

  • Argentina to play Mexico in Sept 8 exhibition in Dallas area Thu, May 21, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's national team will play Argentina on Sept. 8 in an exhibition soccer game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. More »

  • 11 dead in Mexico crash of double-semi, school van Thu, May 21, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — State authorities say a double-trailer freight truck drifted into an oncoming lane and toppled onto a van carrying high school students in north-central Mexico, killing 11 people. More »

  • 5 killed in clash of armed bands in southern Mexico Thu, May 21, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says a gunbattle between two armed bands has killed five people and wounded eight others in the southern state of Guerrero. More »

  • Local police tied to killing of mayoral candidate in Mexico Thu, May 21, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The top prosecutor in a western Mexican state says his investigation has tied the local police chief, his deputy and another underling to the killing last week of a mayoral candidate. More »

  • Goodell mentions Germany, Mexico for possible games Wed, May 20, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A future regular-season NFL game in Mexico or Germany was discussed by NFL owners Wednesday. More »

  • At least seven killed in southern Mexico clashes
    At least seven killed in southern Mexico clashes Wed, May 20, 2015

    At least seven people were killed and 20 were wounded in clashes between armed civilians in Mexico's violence-plagued southern state of Guerrero, officials said Wednesday. More »

  • Lawyer: Jailed vigilante leader in Mexico to be moved Wed, May 20, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle attorney representing a jailed vigilante leader in Mexico says she will be transferred to another prison facility in Mexico City where she'll have better access to medical attention, her family and her defense team. More »

  • Mexico files complaint against Maya duck-killing ceremony Wed, May 20, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental authorities say they have filed an animal cruelty complaint over a ceremony practiced by a Mayan community in Yucatan state that includes ripping the head off a live duck. More »

  • Top Mexico vote official apologises over leaked secret phone call Wed, May 20, 2015

    The head of Mexico's electoral institute apologised on Tuesday after a covert recording appeared on YouTube in which he made fun of the way an indigenous leader he had just met with spoke. The recording of the phone call between Lorenzo Cordova, the president of Mexico's national electoral institute (INE), and the organization's executive secretary, Edmundo Jacobo, took place in late April after a private meeting with indigenous leaders, according to an INE source. "I'd like to take this opportunity to offer a frank and sincere apology to anybody who could have been offended." Cordova said the call was recorded illegally in an effort to smear the INE shortly before Mexico's mid-term elections on June 7. More »

  • Mexico investigates mass abduction claims
    Mexico investigates mass abduction claims Wed, May 20, 2015

    Authorities are investigating allegations that an armed group abducted at least 11 people after occupying a town in Mexico's troubled southern state of Guerrero last week, prosecutors said. More »

  • Health officials: New strain of rabies found in New Mexico Wed, May 20, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday. More »

  • Mexico's central bank lowers growth forecast Tue, May 19, 2015

    Mexico's central bank has lowered the country's economic growth forecast for the remainder of the year due to a variety of factors including falling oil production. The bank said in a report Tuesday that ... More »

  • 13 people missing in Mexico after vigilantes withdraw Tue, May 19, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thirteen people have been reported as having gone missing during vigilantes' brief occupation of a violence-wracked city in southern Mexico, a human rights official said Tuesday. More »

  • Mexico cuts growth forecast as oil production falls
    Mexico cuts growth forecast as oil production falls Tue, May 19, 2015

    Mexico's central bank cut on Tuesday its economic growth forecast for this year due to an expected drop in oil production and lower external demand in the first quarter More »

  • Rights agency: Mexico should transfer jailed vigilante Tue, May 19, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says a jailed vigilante leader should be transferred to another prison and allowed to see relatives who live in the United States. More »

  • Five Mexico children detained over six-year-old's murder
    Five Mexico children detained over six-year-old's murder Tue, May 19, 2015

    Mexico sought answers after five children aged 11 to 15 stoned, stabbed and buried a six-year-old boy, a shocking case that raised questions about the influence of drug violence on kids. More »

  • Ted Turner ranch in New Mexico caught in wolf debate Tue, May 19, 2015

    Media mogul Ted Turner set out years ago to establish a fund to bolster the dwindling populations of everything from falcons and frogs to Mexican gray wolves, using the nearly 2 million acres he owns in ... More »

  • Leroux and Wambach each score twice, US beats Mexico 5-1
    Leroux and Wambach each score twice, US beats Mexico 5-1 Mon, May 18, 2015

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Sydney Leroux realized what she'd been missing. More »

  • Youths accused of torture-murder of 6-year-old in Mexico Sun, May 17, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in a Mexican border state say a group of youths aged 11 to 15 tortured, killed and buried a 6-year-old boy as part of what they considered "playing." More »

  • Texas man dies in paraglider crash in northern New Mexico Sun, May 17, 2015

    ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man is dead after his paraglider crashed outside a northern New Mexico airport. More »

  • Movie shot in Mexico City takes on Trotsky's assassination
    Movie shot in Mexico City takes on Trotsky's assassination Sun, May 17, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — It's a tale of love, betrayal and history's most famous murder by ice pick. More »

  • Picking strawberries in Mexico for U.S. tables leaves workers asking for mo …
    Picking strawberries in Mexico for U.S. tables leaves workers asking for mo … Sun, May 17, 2015

    Removes reference to fruit picker being an employee of BerryMex.)) By Edgard Garrido and Lizbeth Diaz SAN QUINTIN, Mexico (Reuters) - Huddled around a single flickering candle in a tiny wood and cardboard shack on scrubland in Mexico's northwest, labourer Genaro Perfecto and his family prepared to bed down for the night on a bare earth floor. Since March, thousands of day labourers have blocked roads, staged marches and held meetings with lawmakers to protest the grind of picking strawberries, raspberries and blackberries in the Baja California peninsula for what they say is as little as $1 an hour. Kevin Murphy, CEO of U.S. fruit company Driscoll's, said his company was re-evaluating standards in the wake of the fruit picker protests, and was going to audit living conditions. Having moved north to escape poverty in southern Mexico 15 years ago, Perfecto, a father of five, said he is too poor to simply move away from this dusty stretch of industrial farmland known as San Quintin. More »

  • Mom, daughter land in US after Mexico judge returns custody
    Mom, daughter land in US after Mexico judge returns custody Sat, May 16, 2015

    FRESNO, Texas (AP) — The joyful tears shed by a Texas woman and her long-missing daughter after they returned to Houston from Mexico on Saturday signaled the end of an eight-year cross-border custody case that had mistakenly sent another girl to the U.S. against her will. More »

  • Mexico disarms cops in 2 towns near site of copter attack Sat, May 16, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the Mexican state of Jalisco have disarmed police in two towns in the area where a military helicopter was shot down during an operation against the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel. Eight people on the aircraft died. More »