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Tourist Boat Capsizes Off Mexico Coast

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican officials say a tourist boat carrying 44 people, including more than 20 Americans, has capsized off Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Authorities say there are survivors, but the number is not immediately clear. Some people are reported to be missing. CNN reports the U.S. Coast Guard is sending helicopters to assist the Mexican Navy with […]

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Polls: PRI Takes Lead in Race for Mexico State Governors

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls from three governor’s races in Mexico show candidates from the main opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party are winning in the country’s most populous state. Television polls show Eruviel Avila, PRI’s candidate in the state of Mexico, won an estimated 64 percent of the vote, while Alejandro Encinas, a member of the Democratic Revolution Party […]

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Texas Warns Americans to Avoid Mexican Border Town

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Texas authorities are warning Americans to stay away from the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo over the Fourth of July holiday weekend because of a possible surge in drug gang violence. The Texas Department of Public Safety says it has credible information that the Zeta drug cartel is planning to target U.S. visitors for […]

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Mexico Voters Choose Governors in Three States Sunday

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican voters head to the polls on Sunday to elect governors in the states of Mexico, Coahuila and Nayarit. Early opinion polls indicate candidates of the Institutional Revolutionary Party are leading candidates from President Felipe Calderon’s conservative National Action Party . The PAN has attempted to partner with the leftist Democratic Revolution Party to defeat […]

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Mexico Confirms 11 Deaths After Tropical Storm Arlene

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican officials say at least 11 people have died as a result of river flooding and mudslides after Tropical Storm Arlene. A civil protection official says five deaths are confirmed in Hidalgo state where river flooding forced evacuations. The dead also include two children in Mexico state, a woman in Puebla, and another victim in […]

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Obama Administration Calls for Halt to Texas Execution

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from executing a Mexican citizen convicted of raping and killing a 16-year-old girl. U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli made the request Friday involving Humberto Leal Garcia, who is scheduled to be executed on July 7. Earlier this week, Leal’s lawyers asked the U.S. […]

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Tropical Storm Arlene Hits Mexico

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tropical Storm Arlene — the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season — has hit Mexico’s eastern coast, pummeling a large part of the country with heavy rains. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the center of Arlene struck land Thursday near Cabo Rojo in Mexico’s Veracruz state. The nearby states of Tamaulipas and […]

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Tropical Storm Arlene Approaches Mexican Coast

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have issued a hurricane watch for the northeast coast from Tuxpan northward to La Cruz, as Tropical Storm Arlene, the season’s first powerful Atlantic storm, gradually gathers strength. Weather officials on Wednesday issued tropical storm warnings for the coastal area from Barra de Nautla northward to Bahia Algodones. The U.S. National Hurricane Center […]

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Northeastern Mexico Braces for Tropical Storm Arlene

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities are issuing warnings along the country’s northeastern coast for Tropical Storm Arlene — the season’s first powerful storm over the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center said Arlene had formed Tuesday in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and was expected to reach the Mexican coast by Thursday. The Miami-based center said the storm […]

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Priest: 60 Illegal Migrants Kidnapped in Mexico

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Mexican priest says gunmen have stormed a northbound train and kidnapped at least 60 illegal immigrants who were trying to get to the United States. Alejandro Solalinde, who runs a migrant shelter in the southern state of Oaxaca, says 250 people were aboard the train when the abductions happened . He also said some […]

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