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Mexico activists celebrate abortion ruling as a sign of culture change

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Activists in Mexico have hailed a supreme court decision to decriminalize abortion, saying it would stop the legal prosecution of women who terminate their pregnancies – and those reported to the authorities after suf...

Mexico hit by powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake – video

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A powerful earthquake has struck south-west Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one person who was crushed by a falling post and causing rockfalls and damaging buildings. The 7.0-magnitude quake...

Mexico hit by powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake, sparking tsunami warning

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A powerful earthquake has shaken buildings in Mexico City and placed the coastal area near Acapulco on alert for a tsunami. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.0 magnitude quake struck 11 miles (18km) north-east ...

Mexico sues US gunmakers in unprecedented bid to stop weapons crossing border

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The Mexican government has launched legal action against US gunmakers in an unprecedented attempt to halt the flow of guns across the border, where US-made weapons are routinely used in cartel gun-battles, terror atta...

Mexico urges Israel to extradite former investigator in 43 missing students case

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Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has urged Israel to cooperate in extraditing a former top investigator wanted in connection with the disappearance of 43 students in 2014. Mexico wants Israel to arrest T...

Wisconsin workers fight factory move to Mexico: ‘Anxiety is through the roof’

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For most of her 36 years at the Hufcor factory in Janesville, Wisconsin, Kathy Pawluk loved working there, at least until a private-equity firm took over four years ago. There were Christmas parties and summer picnics...

Mexico beauty pageant organisers press ahead

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Organisers pushed ahead with a Mexican beauty pageant in spite of a Covid-19 outbreak that infected almost half the contestants, it has emerged. At least 15 of the 32 contestants in the Miss Mexico 2021 pageant tested...

Eighteen bodies found after suspected drug cartel shootout in northern Mexico

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The bullet-ridden bodies of 18 people were discovered after what appeared to have been a shootout between members of rival drug cartels in northern Mexico. The bodies were found in a remote, rural area of the north-ce...

Mexico border city rocked as weekend of gang violence leaves 14 dead

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Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspe...

Mexico elections: President Amlo fails to win super-majority in midterms

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Mexican voters have denied President Andrés Manuel López Obrador a mega-majority in midterm elections, though his Morena party kept its majority in the lower house of congress with the support of a controversial ally....

What do you think of it so far? Voters rate Amlo’s Mexico ‘transformation’

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Nearly three years have passed since Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico and, before a sea of euphoric supporters, promised: “I will not fail you. You will not be disappointed.” “I knew he wou...

Mexico accuses Zara and Anthropologie of cultural appropriation

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Mexico has accused the international fashion brands Zara, Anthropologie and Patowl of cultural appropriation, claiming they used patterns from indigenous groups in their designs without any benefit to the communities....

‘Huge incentives to kill’: Mexico crime groups target election candidates

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Tuesday started off like any other day on the campaign trail for José Alberto Alonso, a union leader running for mayor in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco: he kissed his family goodbye, boarded his Nissan Extreme ...

Mexico faces up to uneasy anniversary of Chinese massacre

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The first to die were Chinese agricultural workers, who were killed in the orchards and gardens surrounding the Mexican city of Torreón by advancing revolutionary forces in the early hours of 13 May 1911. After skirmi...

New Mexico has the second-highest fatal police shooting rate in US – is it ready to change?

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Veronica Ajanel had not heard from her father for several days. Under normal circumstances she would have gone to visit him to check in, but this was late March 2020, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the New Me...

Anger mounts as death toll from Mexico metro overpass collapse rises to 24

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The death toll from the collapse of an overpass on the Mexico City metro has climbed to 24, as crews worked to clear the wreckage – and anger grew over the latest in a string of catastrophes to hit one of the world’s ...

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