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  • Mexico rescues 44 kidnapped Guatemalan migrants 11 hours ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have freed 44 Guatemalan migrants who were being held in captivity by a band of six human traffickers. More »

  • Mexico steps back from telecom, Internet limits 17 hours ago

    Mexico's governing party appeared to step away on Wednesday from a proposal that would authorize officials to block Internet and telecom signals, pulling back a day after anti-censorship protests that ... More »

  • Mexico's Slim gains Europe foothold with Austrian Telekom deal
    Mexico's Slim gains Europe foothold with Austrian Telekom deal 18 hours ago

    Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim prepares to speak during a press conference on the "Inbursa Foundation", in Mexico City, on January 19, 2010 More »

  • Mexico's Slim, Telekom Austria reach ownership deal
    Mexico's Slim, Telekom Austria reach ownership deal Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    By Georgina Prodhan and Dave Graham VIENNA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Carlos Slim struck an 11th-hour deal on Wednesday with the Austrian government that could give him effective control of Telekom Austria and allow the multi-billionaire to consolidate his foothold in Europe as he expands outside the Americas. Slim's telecoms group, America Movil, agreed to back a 1 billion euro capital increase for Telekom Austria and to pay 7.15 euros a share for the company's outstanding stock, in a co-ownership deal combining its stake with that of Austrian state holding company OIAG. The agreement is a coup for America Movil, which is facing increasing regulation and competition in Latin America, especially in its home market of Mexico. Rudolf Kemler, the head of OIAG, said in a statement the accord guaranteed a blocking minority and key posts at the state holding company and would enable Telekom Austria to embark on "massive growth" in Eastern and Central Europe. More »

  • Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties
    Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces. More »

  • Mexico's Slim reaches deal for control of Telekom Austria
    Mexico's Slim reaches deal for control of Telekom Austria Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    By Georgina Prodhan and Dave Graham VIENNA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Carlos Slim struck an 11th-hour deal on Wednesday with the Austrian government that could give him control of Telekom Austria and allow the multi-billionaire to consolidate his foothold in Europe as he expands outside the Americas. Slim's telecoms group, America Movil , agreed to back a 1 billion euro capital increase for Telekom Austria and to pay 7.15 euros a share for the company's outstanding stock, in a co-ownership deal combining its stake with Austrian state holding company OIAG's holdings. The price America Movil will pay per share represents a premium of 10.7 percent over the six-month average share price for Telekom Austria, which was the minimum bid America Movil and Austria would be obliged to make. Latin America's biggest telecoms company already holds 26.4 percent of Telekom Austria. More »

  • Hundreds in Mexico protest telecommunications law Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Hundreds of students and activists marched in Mexico's capital Tuesday to protest a telecommunications law being debated by the Senate that they say will allow the government to arbitrarily censor Internet ... More »

  • Mexico's Marquez bows out of Libertadores Cup with red card
    Mexico's Marquez bows out of Libertadores Cup with red card Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Mexico's veteran World Cup captain Rafael Marquez made an unhappy exit from this year's Libertadores Cup when he was sent off in Leon's 1-1 draw with Bolivar in the second leg of their last 16 tie in La Paz on Tuesday. The Bolivian champions, who held Leon to a 2-2 draw in Mexico in last week's first leg, went through to the quarter-finals of South America's elite club competition on the away goals rule. Marquez, set to lead Mexico at his fourth finals in Brazil, misjudged his jump to head a clearance out of defence and dug his studs into the back of an opponent in the 77th minute at the Hernando Siles stadium and was shown a straight red card. Leon took an early lead with a header by Colombian forward Franco Arizala but Bolivar defender Ronald Eguino equalised in the 36th minute when he tapped in a cross at the far post. More »

  • Soccer-Mexico's Marquez bows out of Libertadores Cup with red card Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Mexico's veteran World Cup captain Rafael Marquez made an unhappy exit from this year's Libertadores Cup when he was sent off in Leon's 1-1 draw with Bolivar in the second leg of their last 16 tie in La Paz on Tuesday. The Bolivian champions, who held Leon to a 2-2 draw in Mexico in last week's first leg, went through to the quarter-finals of South America's elite club competition on the away goals rule. Marquez, set to lead Mexico at his fourth finals in Brazil, misjudged his jump to head a clearance out of defence and dug his studs into the back of an opponent in the 77th minute at the Hernando Siles stadium and was shown a straight red card. Leon took an early lead with a header by Colombian forward Franco Arizala but Bolivar defender Ronald Eguino equalised in the 36th minute when he tapped in a cross at the far post. More »

  • Pentagon chief headed to Mexico, Guatemala
    Pentagon chief headed to Mexico, Guatemala Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will depart Wednesday for Mexico City to hold talks with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico aimed at bolstering Washington's security ties to its neighbors. More »

  • Mexico arrests 46 criminals posing as vigilantes Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities said Tuesday that they have arrested 46 people who worked for criminal gangs but posed as members of vigilante "self-defense" groups. More »

  • Rape-killing suspect returned to Mexico Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have extradited a Mexican man wanted for allegedly raping two women and strangling one of them more than a decade ago. More »

  • Mexico arrests 110 posing as vigilantes
    Mexico arrests 110 posing as vigilantes Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Mexican authorities have detained more than 110 people posing as vigilantes battling a drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan in the last two weeks, an official said Tuesday. More »

  • After Mexico, Colombia says goodbye to Garcia Marquez
    After Mexico, Colombia says goodbye to Garcia Marquez Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    With a mix of Mozart and folk music, Colombia said goodbye Tuesday to its Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a ceremony in the capital's cathedral. More »

  • Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript
    Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor told The Associated Press on Tuesday as the writer's compatriots held a musical tribute to him in his native Colombia. More »

  • Mexico arrests 46 suspects posing as vigilantes Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police have arrested 46 people who worked for criminal gangs but posed as members of vigilante "self-defense" groups. More »

  • Mexico pays tribute to Marquez
    Mexico pays tribute to Marquez Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Colombian Nobel laureate's ashes taken to Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts for people to pay homage. More »

  • Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son
    Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time. More »

  • Fans pay tribute to Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez in Mexico City
    Fans pay tribute to Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez in Mexico City Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Fans and family paid their last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Monday, leaving flowers and playing music in a colourful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature. Hundreds thronged outside Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts, a domed jewel of early 20th century architecture, to lay bouquets and see the urn containing the ashes of the pioneer of magical realism and author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude". Garcia Marquez died in Mexico on Thursday, at age 87. Mourners used umbrellas to shield themselves from the sun as they bade farewell to Garcia Marquez, who was known to friends and fans alike as "Gabo", while some struck up music, playing on tambourines and maracas. More »

  • US rules against Mexico, Turkey in steel dispute Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey ... More »

  • 8 dead in northern Mexico plane crash Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A private plane has crashed in a northern Mexico city, killing all eight people on board. Civil Protection official Francisco Contreras says the Hawker 800 luxury jet slammed into the roof of a warehouse ... More »

  • Eight killed in plane crash in northern Mexico Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    A Hawker 800 jet crashed in northern Mexico late on Saturday, killing all eight people on board, the government of the state of Coahuila said. The plane came down in an industrial estate in the municipality of Ramos Arizpe, just north of state capital Saltillo, the Coahuila attorney general's office said in a statement. According to preliminary findings, the jet departed from the Mexican Caribbean island of Cozumel on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and was bound for Ramos Arizpe, the statement said. Separately, authorities in Naucalpan on the northwestern fringe of Mexico City said late on Saturday that a three-way car collision there had killed at least eight people and injured 12 others, some of them seriously. More »

  • Mexico Earthquake Strikes Along Seismic 'Ring of Fire'
    Mexico Earthquake Strikes Along Seismic 'Ring of Fire' Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    On 18 April, a powerful earthquake shook Mexico City, shaking buildings and sending people fleeing on to the street. There were no reports of significant damage or injuries, but the quake is one of the largest to have struck Mexico in recent years. In recent weeks, a spate of quakes have struck as far apart as Nicaragua and Los Angeles. On 13 April, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the second powerful quake to have struck the islands in as many days. More »

  • Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings
    Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths. Striking close to the popular beach resort of Acapulco, the 7.2 magnitude quake sent people scurrying out of homes and hotels, causing brief panic from the Pacific coast to states in central and eastern parts of Mexico. At least 127, mostly adobe homes were damaged in Guerrero. Some people in Mexico City fled homes in panic when the quake hit. More »

  • Mexico launches probe into migrant killings Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says it is launching an investigation into the deaths of four migrants attacked by an armed gang aboard a freight train in southern Mexico. More »

  • Mexico City Hit By Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake
    Mexico City Hit By Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A powerful earthquake has been felt in Mexico's capital, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street. Its centre was 165 miles south west of the capital, the US Geological Survey said. The quake shook Mexico City for at least 30 seconds, with some walls cracking and crumbling, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. Journalist James Blears, based near Mexico City, told Sky News: "This earthquake had tremendous power - it lasted 30 seconds, instead of just a few seconds. More »

  • Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico
    Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The 7.2-magnitude earthquake's epicenter was near the resort of Acapulco in the southwestern state of Guerrero. More »

  • Major Earthquake Hits Mexico City
    Major Earthquake Hits Mexico City Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A major earthquake has shaken Mexico City. The tremor was felt across central and southern Mexico. "There is a crisis of panic," Alicia Dominguez of the civil protection office told the Associated Press. "I started to hear the walls creak and I said, 'Let's go,'" said Rodolfo Duarte, 32, who fled his third-floor apartment. More »

  • US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5 Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5. More »

  • Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has Died in Mexico, Aged 87
    Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has Died in Mexico, Aged 87 Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. The cause of his death is not yet known, though he was recently hospitalised for a lung and urinary tract infection in Mexico City. Announcing the news on Twitter Fernanda Familiar, a spokeswoman for the family said: "Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died.  Mercedes and her sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo, have authorised to give me the information. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the famed author. More »

  • Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies In Mexico
    Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies In Mexico Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died aged 87. More »

  • Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. More »

  • Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area
    Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers. But a theater project led ... More »

  • BP says shore clean-up after Gulf of Mexico oil spill ends
    BP says shore clean-up after Gulf of Mexico oil spill ends Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - BP Plc said the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the four-year cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The move completes a cleanup operations that ended in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi last June, BP said in a statement on Tuesday. "BP has spent more than $14 billion and more than 70 million personnel hours on response and cleanup activities," Laura Folse, BP's executive vice president for Response and Environmental Restoration, said in a statement. More »

  • Mexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus. More »