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Mexico Court Upholds State Right-to-Life Law

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld a portion of the Baja California state constitution that says life begins at conception. Seven justices on the 11-member court Wednesday deemed the measure unconstitutional, but eight votes were needed to overturn the measure, meaning that it stands. Anti-abortion activists applauded the decision, while abortion rights supporters said they were […]

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Mexico Killing Tied to Internet Anti Drug Posting

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 4:46 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican police say killing of a woman journalist whose decapitated body was found near the U.S. border appears to be the work of a violent drug cartel. Police believe the victim, Marisol Marcia Castaneda was killed in retaliation for her anti-drug postings on a social media site. Castaneda was an editor with the Nuevo Laredo […]

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11 More Bodies Found in Veracruz, Mexico

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:47 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Mexico say 11 more bodies have been found in and around the Gulf coast city of Veracruz, days after criminals left the remains of 35 other people around the area. Officials say the latest group of bodies was discovered Thursday, but it was not clear who was responsible for dumping them around Veracruz […]

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Gunmen Dump 35 Bodies on Busy Mexican Roadway

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities have found the bodies of 35 people suspected of having ties to organized crime in the eastern port city of Veracruz. State prosecutor Reynaldo Escobar said some of the bodies were left in trucks while others were dumped on a busy roadway, near a shopping center. Escobar said the victims, both men and […]

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Mexican Police Arrest Suspected Drug Gang Leader

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 12:07 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of accused drug gang leader, Saul Solis Solis. The Mexican army and federal authorities say the arrest was made Monday in the western state of Michoacan. Saul Solis Solis, of the Knights Templar drug cartel, has been accused of orchestrating violence across Mexico’s western region including murder, kidnappings and […]

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Mexico Celebrates Independence Day

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Mexico kicked off Independence Day celebrations Thursday night. Shortly before midnight in Mexico City, President Felipe Calderon gave the call to arms “El Grito,” before thousands of revelers under heavy police security. There have been no reported incidents in the capital. But in the small western town of Morelia, gunmen threatening to attack people forced […]

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Mexican Navy Recovers Body of Missing Oil Worker

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 12:06 am (UTC-5)
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The Mexican Navy has recovered the body of an Australian oil worker who disappeared during an oil rig evacuation last week, ahead of Tropical Storm Nate. Officials say the man’s body was found Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico. The victim was among 10 workers from U.S. based Geokinetics that abandoned a disabled oil rig. […]

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Scaffolding Accident Disrupts Mexico to U.S. Border Crossing

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 3:23 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say scaffolding collapsed on several cars at a busy border crossing with Mexico, forcing vehicle traffic to be detoured to nearby border crossings. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reopened the San Ysidro crossing to pedestrian traffic late Wednesday, hours after the collapse. The scaffolding collapse injured several people. Eleven people, including four construction […]

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Rescued Mexico Rig Worker Dies at Hospital

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi oil worker who was one of seven workers rescued after floating for three days in the Gulf of Mexico has died after being taken to the hospital. The workers, including two Americans and four Mexicans, are among 10 who evacuated their oil platform last Thursday to escape Tropical Storm Nate. They became lost […]

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Missing Oil Workers Found in Gulf of Mexico

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers have found seven of 10 oil workers missing for three days in the Gulf of Mexico alive. The state-run Mexican oil company, Pemex, says the men were found off the coast of the state of Campeche. It says two of the workers are dead and the 10th still missing. The 10 evacuated their oil […]

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