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Mexican Prison Riot Leaves 17 Dead

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say 17 people were killed and two others wounded during a prison riot in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Police said Tuesdy gunshots could be heard coming from inside the Cereso prison. The Norte newspaper reported that some of the prisoners may have been dressed as prison guards. Meanwhile, the mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Hector […]

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5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Mexico

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A magnitude-5.9 earthquake has shaken Mexico’s Gulf of California region. The U.S. Geological Survey says Tuesday’s quake was centered 138 kilometers north-northeast of La Paz in Mexico’s Baja California Sur area. The temblor was registered at a depth of 10 kilometers. It was followed by two aftershocks with magnitudes of 4.3 and 5.0. There were […]

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Mexico Police Reporter Found Dead

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A newspaper reporter who covered police stories in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz has been found dead. Authorities say the body of Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, a reporter for Notiver newspaper, was discovered Tuesday behind the offices of another paper, and that a note had been left beside her remains. Ordaz de la […]

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US Report Calls Government Sting Operation ‘Reckless’

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. congressional committee has reported that officials failed to inform diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Mexico about a “reckless” sting operation that allowed hundreds of guns to be smuggled into Mexico. Tuesday’s report said officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives jeopardized U.S. relations with Mexico by not telling Mexico-based […]

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CDC: Mexican Papayas Sicken 99 in US

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health officials say Mexican papayas tainted with salmonella have sickened 99 people in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the outbreak was reported in 23 states between January 1 and July 22. Most of those cases are in Texas. No deaths have been reported. Officials say the […]

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Mexican Health Officials On Alert For Measles Outbreak

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican health officials are on high alert for a possible measles outbreak after a baby girl arrived in Mexico City from France with the disease earlier this month. Mexican health authorities are offering free measles vaccinations to travellers and employees at Mexico City International Airport. Measles has an incubation period of 21 days. The French […]

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Mexican Officials Seize 840 Tons of Drug-Making Chemicals

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Mexican army has seized about 840 metric tons of chemicals used for making methamphetamines, in one of the largest such seizures in Mexico to date. Mexico’s Defense Department says soldiers found sacks of the materials piled high in a warehouse in the north-central state of Queretaro. One security expert says the size of the […]

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Hurricane Dora Strengthens Off Coast of Mexico

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hurricane Dora is close to becoming a powerful Category Five storm, as it moves in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico’s southern coast. At last report , the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was located about 390 kilometers southwest of Cabo Corrientos. It is traveling northwest at a speed of 19 kilometers per hour. […]

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Acused Teen Hitman On Trial In Mexico

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A teenaged boy accused of being a drug cartel hitman has gone on trial in Mexico. Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who was born in the United States, is charged with killing and mutilating four people. The victims’ bodies were found strung from a bridge last year in the central Mexican resort town of Cuernavaca, in Morelos […]

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10 Mexican Police Killed in Ambush

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican officials say gunmen have killed at least 10 police officers and a civilian in an ambush in the the western state of Sinaloa. Authorities say Friday’s attack happened near the town of Guasave when the officers were returning from a political event . The French news agency says the officers belonged to a security […]

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