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Thieves steal shipment of money from Mexico airport

Mexican authorities said Thursday a brazen gang of thieves tailed an armored truck, burst into an airport in central Mexico and made off with a shipment of cash that was about to be loaded on a plane. Continue reading

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Mexico’s new ‘common man’ president hits the ground running

Mexico’s newly inaugurated president hit the ground running Monday with his pledge to govern as a common man and end decades of secrecy, heavy security and luxury enjoyed by past presidents. Continue reading

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Migrants march to border in Tijuana

A small group of Central American migrants marched peacefully to a border crossing in Tijuana Thursday to demand better conditions and push to enter the U.S. Mexican police watched closely as authorities from the National Human Rights Commission and th… Continue reading

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Caravan migrants and worried families try to stay in touch

There was cake at little Brithani Lizeth’s third birthday party, and also tears. Continue reading

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Splintered migrant caravan groups arrive at US border

Some migrants in a caravan of Central Americans have made long leaps forward in their journey to the U.S. border, with a first sizable group arriving in the border city of Tijuana, while others on Wednesday were left stranded far behind. Continue reading

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Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road Monday as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border. Continue reading

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In Honduras, most returnees from caravan hope to try again

The Metropolitan Grand Central bus terminal in this city where the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico originated more than three weeks ago is a place of crossing destinies for Hondurans dreaming of seeking a better life in the United States. Continue reading

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Lost migrant, unidentified body: Missing in the Americas

The brothers-in-law knew all too well that crossing the desert leading to the United States could be lethal. Continue reading

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Poverty, unemployment, violence drive Guatemalan emigration

Among the thousands of mostly Honduran migrants in the caravan walking through southern Mexico, there are also Guatemalans. Continue reading

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In Nicaragua, political violence spurs migration

There are a relatively tiny number of Nicaraguans who decided to try their luck with the caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, currently making its way through southern Mexico. Continue reading

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In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

Although most of the 7,000 migrants in the caravan wending its way through far-southern Mexico are Hondurans, some Salvadorans have also joined. Continue reading

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In Honduras, poverty and gangs help drive migration

A caravan of some 7,000 Central American migrants is advancing through southern Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. Continue reading

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Lopez Obrador taps ex-mayor of Mexico City as top diplomat

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that he will propose former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard to be the country’s next top diplomat. Continue reading

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Ruling party’s Meade banking on upset in Mexico election

For much of the past century, it was hard to get elected to any office in Mexico — even to get a government job — without being a staunch member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which held an iron grip on power as administrations came and went… Continue reading

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Mexico’s Anaya hopes to narrow gap in presidential race

Ricardo Anaya’s supporters see him as a wunderkind — intelligent, eloquent and able to work a stage like a polished TED speaker. Continue reading

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Team studies bones to identify the disappeared in Mexico

A pair of rubber-gloved hands carefully separates the red “Evidence” tape from a paper bag and empties the contents onto a table. Continue reading

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Officer, judge arrested in Mexico over journalist’s jailing

A police officer and a judge were detained in southeastern Mexico for jailing and trying to prosecute a journalist allegedly without evidence and in retaliation for his reporting, authorities announced Thursday. Continue reading

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Mexican prosecutor: priests killed hung out with drug gang

A prosecutor in southern Mexico says one of two priests shot to death in a road ambush had been photographed earlier holding an assault rifle in the company of armed, masked men. Continue reading

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Mexico: Latest murder highlights blurred lines in journalism

For some, Gumaro Perez was an experienced reporter who got on well with locals and earned the nickname “the red man” for his coverage of bloody crimes in Veracruz, one of Mexico’s deadliest states for journalists and civilians alike. Continue reading

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Report details Zetas total control over Mexican prison

Officially it was a Mexican prison, but inside it hid another reality: a center of operations where the Zetas drug cartel modified vehicles, manufactured uniforms, locked up kidnapped victims and cremated bodies using diesel fuel. Continue reading

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