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Two Men Lynched After Trying to Rob Bus Near Mexico City

Two Men Lynched After Trying to Rob Bus Near Mexico City

Two men who allegedly tried to rob a bus were beaten to death this weekend by passengers and townspeople in central Mexico, media reports said. continue reading »

New Rules for Mexico’s National Polytechnic Institute

New Rules for Mexico’s National Polytechnic Institute

Mexico's government has accepted all the demands of student protesters at the National Polytechnic Institute, or IPN, a public university in this capital, in a bid to prevent the movement from spreading to other higher education institutions. continue reading »

Banamex CEO Resigns After a Turbulent Year Wrought with Fraud

Banamex CEO Resigns After a Turbulent Year Wrought with Fraud

Javier Arrigunaga has resigned as chief executive officer of Grupo Financiero Banamex, Citigroup's Mexican unit, Banamex's chairman said. continue reading »

Mexico Says: No Cases of Ebola Here

Mexico Says: No Cases of Ebola Here

Mexican health authorities said there are no known cases of Ebola in the country, noting that a Ghanaian man admitted to a hospital with an unusual fever shows no symptoms of the virus blamed for more than 3,300 deaths in West Africa. continue reading »

Shootings in Southern Mexico Leave 6 Dead

Shootings in Southern Mexico Leave 6 Dead

Six people were killed in separate shootings this weekend in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said. Two students were gunned down by police officers, three other people were killed by gunmen and the body of another individual was found near the scene of the first incident, Guerrero Attorney General Iñaki Blanco Cabrera said. continue reading »

Drug Lord Shares Photos with Mexican Mayor

Drug Lord Shares Photos with Mexican Mayor

Servando Gomez Martinez, Mexico's most-wanted drug trafficker, has released photos of himself meeting with yet another mayor in the western state of Michoacan, media reports said. continue reading »

Former Leader of Mexico’s 1968 Student Protests Dies, Age 73

Former Leader of Mexico’s 1968 Student Protests Dies, Age 73

Mexican activist Raul Alvarez Garin, one of the leaders of the country's 1968 student uprising, has died of cancer, the '68 Pro-Democratic Liberties Committee said Saturday. He was 73. continue reading »

8 Soldiers Taken Into Custody Over Killings in Central Mexico

8 Soldiers Taken Into Custody Over Killings in Central Mexico

Eight soldiers have been taken into military custody over their alleged involvement in the deaths of 22 civilians on June 30, Mexico's Defense Secretariat said Friday. continue reading »

Hurricane Odile Caused Estimated $224 Million In Damages

Hurricane Odile Caused Estimated $224 Million In Damages

Hurricane Odile caused an 3 billion pesos ($224 million) in damage when it slammed into the western state of Baja California Sur last week, Mexico's AMIS insurers association said. continue reading »

Mexico, U.S., CentAm Designing Plan to Protect Migrant Children

Mexico, U.S., CentAm Designing Plan to Protect Migrant Children

Senior justice officials from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the United States and Mexico met in Mexico City Thursday to study the creation of a plan to protect unaccompanied immigrant children, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Guadalajara International Book Fair to Honor Garcia Marquez, Paz

Guadalajara International Book Fair to Honor Garcia Marquez, Paz

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mexico's Octavio Paz will be honored at the 28th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair, or FIL, Latin America's most important such event, fair president Raul Padilla Lopez announced. continue reading »

Mexico Will Take Part in U.N. Peacekeeping Missions, Says EPN

Mexico Will Take Part in U.N. Peacekeeping Missions, Says EPN

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in a speech Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly meeting that his country will make the "historic step" of resuming its participation in U.N. peacekeeping missions. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Confirm Charred Body is Kidnapped Congressman

Mexican Authorities Confirm Charred Body is Kidnapped Congressman

Authorities in the western Mexican states of Jalisco and Zacatecas said forensic tests show that two completely charred bodies found this week in an SUV are those of a kidnapped congressman and one of his assistants. continue reading »

Microsoft to Offer Programming Courses to 1 Million Young People in Latin America

Microsoft to Offer Programming Courses to 1 Million Young People in Latin America

Microsoft has launched its "I Can Program" initiative to teach computer programming to more than 1 million young people in Latin America via an "easy and fun" approach. continue reading »

Mexico Ratifies Kyoto Accord Amendment

Mexico Ratifies Kyoto Accord Amendment

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced that his country delivered Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly its ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol for the prevention of greenhouse gases. continue reading »