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Federal police killed at least 22 people on a ranch last year, then moved bodies and planted guns to corroborate the official account that the deaths happened in a gunbattle, Mexico’s human rights commission said Thursday. One police officer was killed in the confrontation in the western state of Michoacan on May 22, 2015. The...
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The President hosted President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico on July 22.  Mexico is one of the United States’ closest and most valued partners.  Our countries are economically entwined.  Mexico is our third largest trading partner, and on any given day more than $1.5 billion in bilateral trade crosses our border.  We are working together...
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migrants
Migrants from Central America making the overland journey through Mexico are seeking out new, hidden routes to evade deportation, putting them a greater risk of being trafficked, experts say. Rampant gang violence, poverty and few jobs, drives tens of thousands of people every year from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala – countries with the world’s...
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brazil abortions
Years after giving into family pressure and having an illegal abortion, one Brazilian woman says she is haunted by the secret procedure so taboo that hardly anyone will talk about it. The woman, who only wants to be identified as F.D., went to a clinic hidden away in the southern state of Paraná for an...
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earthquake ecuador
Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the dark. Officials said the quake killed at least 246 people and injured more than 2,500 along Ecuador’s coast. Vice President Jorge...
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vallarta cartel
The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) announced the arrest of three people and the dismantling of a criminal cell that operated for Jalisco New Generation Cartel Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. The PGR reported that the operation was conducted in coordination with the Mexican Army and Federal Police and ended in the arrest of three alleged members of...
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Twenty-two members of Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel have been arrested and two were killed in a police raid near the U.S.-Mexico border where authorities seized assault-type weapons, according to U.S. and Mexican officials. Two were killed on Friday after they opened fire on Mexican federal police as they surrounded a building in the desert outside...
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Outside of the Saudi capital, in one of the country’s most conservative provinces, Jowhara al-Wably is making history. She’s running in this weekend’s elections. Saturday’s vote for local council seats marks two milestones for Saudi women: Not only can they run in a government election for the first time, it is the first time they...
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Pope Francis traveled to Uganda’s holiest shrine on Saturday, paying tribute to 19th century Christian martyrs killed for their faith, including for protecting young boys in the royal court from abuse by the king. Francis, on the second leg of his first African tour, said Mass for tens of thousands of people huddled on muddy...
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A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused more than 150 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistani officials said that at least 147 people were killed and nearly 600 others wounded across the country, while Afghan officials said 33 people were...
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Vallarta Daily News recently published an article about Walmart’s growth in Mexico, which many foreigners understand what this means for produce markets, butchers, and tiendas in Mexico. Adios. The article sparked the conversation ‘where are the best grocery stores in Puerto Vallarta?’ My most treasured moments here in Mexico are my daily strolls through the...
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Uber’s drivers will need permits to work in Mexico City and the company will have to pay into a transport fund, according to a draft government plan seen by Reuters, in what would be the first such regulation for the ride-hailing app in Latin America. The proposed regulation bans Uber and companies like it from...
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Back in September, Mexican Bishop José María de la Torre Martín waded into controversy with statements he made comparing homosexual marriages with bestiality. “If they allow gay marriage tomorrow, soon they will be letting a man marry his dog, and their puppies will get their inheritance,” the controversial bishop from the state of Aguascalientes said...
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Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican federal forces have arrested the son of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel’s leader, an official said Tuesday, dealing a blow to a gang that has violently defied authorities. It is the second time that authorities arrest Ruben Oseguera, the son of Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera, as he was released...
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One body was missing an eye and had bruises on its face. Another had its teeth knocked inward. One had a gunshot in the top of the head. Relatives of some of the people killed in what authorities say was a shootout with drug cartel gunmen in Michoacan state told The Associated Press on Sunday...
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