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World Feb 12After El Chapo conviction, Sinaloa drug cartel carries on
Heaping bags of fentanyl and plastic tubs of crystal meth, heroin and cocaine offer no sign that the cartel has been weakened, lost sway over its traditional territory in northwestern Mexico or seen its international reach curtailed.
World Jan 20Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash
Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.
World Dec 04Mexico’s ‘common man’ president pledges end to secrecy
Mexico's newly inaugurated president kicked off his first Monday in office with something not seen in recent history — a news conference and a pledge to hold one every working day of his six-year term to keep the people informed.
World Oct 24Migrants set out anew on quest to reach distant U.S. border
The size of the caravan — estimated by the United Nations at more than 7,000 strong — seemed basically undiminished as the throng set out in darkness cut by occasional flashlights or the spotlights of municipal police who were escorting…
World Oct 21Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 resumes advance toward US
Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico.
World Oct 20Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants cross
A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and…
World Oct 19Caravan migrants break through fence at Guatemala border
Arriving on the Mexican side of a border bridge, the migrants were met by police with riot shields. About 50 managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray, and the rest retreated.
World Jul 03Mexico’s ruling party seeks way forward after drubbing
MEXICO CITY — The landslide victory by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico's presidential election brought an abrupt end to the monopoly on power enjoyed by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, a nearly century-long dominance that cultivated corruption along with an…
World Jul 02Update: Mexico’s ‘AMLO’ wins presidential vote
An exit poll gave an overwhelming lead to leftist populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday night, and one of his chief rivals conceded defeat shortly after polls closed nationwide.
World Jul 01Mexico elections center on disgust with corruption, violence
Mexicans were voting Sunday in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end politics and business as usual in a country weary of spiraling violence and scandal-plagued politicians.