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Mexico elections center on disgust with corruption, violence
by Mark Stevenson - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Mexicans were voting yesterday 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...
Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground
by Mark Stevenson - February 18, 2018 - 12:55pm
A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending...
Mexico City begins demolishing earthquake-damaged buildings
by Mark Stevenson - October 10, 2017 - 2:00am
Mexico City began demolishing on Monday the first of an estimated 150 to 200 buildings that were badly damaged by a Sept. 19 earthquake, the head of the city's construction safety institute said.
Mexican highway sinkhole that killed 2 exposes corruption
by Mark Stevenson - July 21, 2017 - 11:02pm
When a car carrying a father and son plunged into a giant sinkhole that opened on a highway in central Mexico, it caused Mexicans to shudder, not just at the men's agonizing deaths, but at the corruption, shoddy...
Mexicans begin to unite in fight against Trump's plans
by Mark Stevenson - January 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Mexicans are beginning to debate how to fight back against US President Donald Trump's aggressive stance on trade and immigration.
Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadly
by Mark Stevenson - January 7, 2017 - 3:48am
The death toll in protests and looting fueled by anger over gasoline price hikes in Mexico rose to six yesterday when authorities confirmed that two men died in a confrontation between protesters and police in the...
Singer Justin Bieber asked to leave Mexico's Tulum ruin site
by Mark Stevenson - January 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
A Mexican official said yesterday that Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum after he apparently tried to climb onto or among the ruins.
Mexican safety agency approves first use of dengue vaccine
by Mark Stevenson - December 10, 2015 - 8:42pm
The vaccine had an average rate of effectiveness of about 60.8 percent in protecting against the four strains of dengue currently circulating. 
Mexican rights agency investigates 150 bodies found in pits
by Mark Stevenson - November 6, 2015 - 7:06pm
A state human rights agency said Friday it is investigating why about 150 bodies of crime victims were dumped into pits in central Mexico.
Third priest killed in dangerous southern Mexico
by Mark Stevenson - December 27, 2014 - 7:06am
A priest was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, his diocese said yesterday, marking the latest in series of abductions, attacks and highway robberies against Roman Catholic clerics in an area of southern...
China bladder trade sending porpoise to extinction
by Mark Stevenson - August 2, 2014 - 7:09am
Gillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published Friday which states fewer than 100...
Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear
by Mark Stevenson - January 30, 2014 - 8:00am
The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said yesterday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level...
Tropical Storm Raymond forms in Pacific off Mexico
by Mark Stevenson - October 21, 2013 - 7:10am
Tropical Storm Raymond steamed yesterday toward Mexico's southern Pacific coast, an area devastated by rains and mudslides from tropical storm Manuel in September.
Mexico proposes private firms in oil industry
by Mark Stevenson - August 13, 2013 - 7:15am
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is making the most daring gamble yet of his 8-month-old presidency with a proposal to lift a decades-old ban on private companies investing in the state-run oil industry, a cornerstone...
'Dead' candidate elected in south Mexico village
by Mark Stevenson - July 12, 2013 - 11:29am
Prosecutors are investigating how a man certified as dead got elected mayor of a village in southern Mexico.
Mexico cartel dominates, torches western state
by Mark Stevenson - May 23, 2013 - 7:31am
The farm state of Michoacan is burning. A drug cartel that takes its name from an ancient monastic order has set fire to lumber yards, packing plants and passenger buses in a medieval-like reign of terror.
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