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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...






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More than a dozen police killed in ambush in Michoacan

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...

Mexico military police halt migrant caravan on its way to U.S.

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...

Caravan of 2,000 migrants head toward US from south Mexico

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...

Once wealthy Mexican state plagued by killings, extortion

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,...

Mexico City taxi drivers block traffic to protest Uber

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...

Catholic Church launches environment network for Mesoamerica

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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