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Hundreds of Mexico City police and federal marines have staged a massive pre-dawn raid on one of Mexico City’s toughest slums. The raid on three buildings found two methamphetamine labs, guns, grenades and about 2 ½ tons of marijuana. Over 600 city police and 147 marines swept into the notorious Morelos neighborhood in north-central Mexico...
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Mexican officials on Friday admitted they had bungled the arrest of kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son, who they let go during shootouts with drug gangs in the streets of a major city, but the president insisted his security strategy was working. Cartel gunmen surrounded around 35 police and national guards in the northwestern city...
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Mexico’s Senate will vote for a bill to fully legalize marijuana in the next few days, a key lawmaker told Reuters, marking a major step toward changing the country’s approach to the drug by removing it as a source of income for violent drug gangs. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a leftist critic of Mexico’s...
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Suspected cartel hitmen shot dead more than a dozen police in an ambush in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, authorities said on Monday, in one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office. The ministry for public security said the attack was carried out in the municipality...
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Mexico’s military police on Saturday halted and turned back a caravan of up to 2,000 migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, hours after they embarked toward the United States, according to Reuters witnesses. The migrants had departed before dawn from Tapachula in the southern state of Chiapas near Guatemala despite an ongoing crackdown...
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Around 2,000 migrants set out in a caravan from southern Mexico Saturday in the hopes of reaching the United States amid pressure from Washington to impede migrant arrivals that has made obtaining permission to pass through Mexico increasingly difficult. Many of the migrants who departed from Tapachula, Chiapas early in the morning had been waylaid...
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Business and church leaders say they are being hit by a wave of extortion demands by criminal gangs in Mexico’s north-central state of Guanajuato, which was recently considered a Mexican success story for attracting high-tech manufacturing investment, including five auto assembly plants. But after the federal government’s crackdown on pipeline fuel thefts early this year,...
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Thousands of medallion taxi drivers have parked their cars to block major Mexico City thoroughfares to protest ride-hailing apps such as Uber. The ranks of white-and pink cabs caused major, hours-long delays for motorists Monday. Taxi drivers say they have to comply with requirements for licensing, tax, inspection and tests that the ride-hailing apps don’t...
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The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico and six Central American countries have launched a network to coordinate efforts to benefit the environment and indigenous people in the region. The Vatican’s information service says that “like the Amazon, the Mesoamerican biological corridor is a devastated territory and threatened by state concessions to transnational corporations.” It warned...
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Two men were killed in a brazen shooting in Mexico’s colonial city of San Miguel de Allende when gunmen opened fire on a funeral procession. City police said five people were wounded in the attack Thursday. All were reported in stable condition. Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal wrote on Twitter: “We will not allow violence and...
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The Mexican army _ the country’s last line of defense against violent gangs _ is struggling with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s desire to avoid confrontation while simultaneously dealing with gangs that have become more aggressive and often use townspeople as human shields. López Obrador has given the army a bigger role than it has...
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The Morena party, founded by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, proposed a law in Congress that includes creating a public company to regulate the sale of marijuana. In accordance with the initiative to reform the General Health Law and the Federal Criminal Code, published in the Parliamentary Gazette, Mexicans could grow their...
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The Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize abortion, making it only the second region of the predominantly Roman Catholic country after Mexico City to permit the procedure. Amid raucous shouts of protest from opponents, the local Congress voted by 24 lawmakers in favor to 10 against to allow abortions during...
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Mexican airline Interjet said Wednesday it suspended two employees after a woman identified as a pilot suggested on social media that a bomb should blow up the capital’s main square during Independence Day celebrations. In a brief statement, Interjet said the workers had been grounded while “a series of evaluations are finalized.” It said security...
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Mexico’s army says soldiers were attacked by a mob of townspeople in central Mexico and fired shots into the air to disperse the crowd. The military says soldiers were guarding a warehouse full of suspected stolen goods on Monday in the Puebla state town of Acajete when about 150 people came and began to insult...
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