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Kidnap charge spotlights justice divide in Mexican election

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MEXICO CITY An ex-member of an informal police force running for Mexico's Senate is battling attacks labeling her a "kidnapper," drawing attention to radical proposals by her ally, presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to end the drug war.


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Grupo Mexico eyes Wednesday re-opening of blocked train route after derailment

MEXICO CITY Mexican miner and infrastructure firm Grupo Mexico said on Monday it aims to resume rail transport between key commercial port of Veracruz and central Mexico on Wednesday, following a train derailment suspected to be an act of criminal sabotage.

May 22 2018

Mexican mothers mark their day pining for missing children

CHILAPA DE ALVAREZ, Mexico Three years ago, Julieta Guzman kissed her only son on the forehead as he headed over to his girlfriend's house, just a few blocks away in the town of Chilapa, where drug gangs fighting over heroin production have plunged into a vortex of violence.

May 10 2018

Three soldiers killed in gun battle in opium-growing Mexican state

MEXICO CITY Three soldiers died and three more were wounded in a gun battle with suspected gang members in a southwestern Mexican state mired in drug violence, the army said in a statement on Wednesday.

World, Mexico May 09 2018

Mexico leftist open to international help, truth commission

MEXICO CITY Mexican presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he was willing to enlist international organizations to help fight drug violence and corruption, countering critics who have said the nationalist candidate might resist working with foreign bodies.

World, United Nations, Mexico May 08 2018

Trickle of 'caravan' migrants seek asylum on U.S. soil

TIJUANA, Mexico U.S. border officials processed a trickle of asylum applications on Tuesday from a caravan of Central American migrants camped at the U.S.-Mexico border, despite criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of their attempt to enter the country. | Video

World, U.S. May 02 2018

Inter-American Court hears first case on Mexico military abuses

MEXICO CITY The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Thursday began hearing the first case of alleged state-led human rights violations in Mexico to be brought since the country militarized its battle against violent drug cartels over a decade ago.

World, Mexico Apr 26 2018

Mexico arrests alleged killer of drug war journalist, says minister

MEXICO CITY Mexico's interior minister on Monday said that authorities had arrested the alleged murderer of a renowned journalist in northern Mexico whose death had become emblematic of a spike in violence across the country.

World, Mexico Apr 24 2018

Trump says may tie Mexican immigration control to NAFTA

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to make Mexican immigration control a condition of a new NAFTA trade deal on Monday, even as ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico readied a fresh push to finalize a revamped accord this week.

Mexico's lower house of Congress votes to strip politicians of immunity

MEXICO CITY Mexico's lower house of Congress on Thursday approved changes to the constitution to eliminate immunity from prosecution for all public servants, including lawmakers and the president, a move meant to tackle deeply entrenched corruption.

World, Mexico Apr 19 2018

MEXICO DRUG WAR IN PICTURES

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The bodies of Mexico

As the drug war rages, bodies pile up on the streets of Mexico.  Slideshow