Budget woes threaten Mexico’s reputation as a conservation leader
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Budget woes threaten Mexico’s reputation as a conservation leader

Joshua Paltrow | AFP - November 29, 2015

MAZAPIL, Mexico - Endangered Mexican prairie dogs and a pair of ultra-rare Worthen's sparrows greeted the pickup truck bouncing down a dirt track in this remote northern…

Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization
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Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization

AFP - November 10, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's president indicated on Monday that his administration could drop its opposition to legalizing marijuana based on results of a debate of experts on the…

Mexico’s top court opens door to recreational pot use
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Mexico’s top court opens door to recreational pot use

Yemeli Ortega | AFP - November 4, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Supreme Court opened the door to recreational use of marijuana in a historic ruling Wednesday, giving a group of activists permission to grow and…

US urges progress on case of missing students in Mexico
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US urges progress on case of missing students in Mexico

AFP - October 30, 2015

MEXICO CITY – The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called on Mexico on Thursday to show progress in solving the disappearance of 43 students and other high-profile…

Mexico deploys its navy to face latest threat: Monster seaweed
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Mexico deploys its navy to face latest threat: Monster seaweed

Joshua Partlow and Gabriela Martínez | The Washington Post - October 29, 2015

CANCÚN, Mexico – Surrounded by a four-man camera crew, the Japanese honeymooners were ready to make memories. In their wedding whites against the turquoise Caribbean waters, the couple…

US trims aid to Mexico over human rights
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US trims aid to Mexico over human rights

AFP - October 20, 2015

WASHINGTON -- The United States has cut by 15 percent some of the aid it provides to Mexico for the fight against drug traffickers, citing concerns over the…

Villagers recall fear as troops fired in ‘El Chapo’ raid
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Villagers recall fear as troops fired in ‘El Chapo’ raid

Carola Solé | AFP - October 18, 2015

COSALA, Mexico -- Ayon Mendoza was making tortillas when a burst of bullets hit her home in Mexico. She ran to get her toddler when two helicopters, apparently…

‘El Chapo’ is Mexico’s hit Halloween costume
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Arts and Culture
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‘El Chapo’ is Mexico’s hit Halloween costume

Hugh Naylor | The Washington Post - October 18, 2015

If you've become a mass-marketed Halloween costume, then you're probably really scary. And you're also probably really lucrative. The latter is what a company in Mexico hopes…

Mexican boy arrested for murder-for-hire via Facebook
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Mexican boy arrested for murder-for-hire via Facebook

AFP - October 14, 2015

TIJUANA, Mexico -- A 14-year-old boy was arrested in Mexico for killing a man after he was allegedly contacted on Facebook and offered $1,900 to commit the crime, authorities…

Mexico missing students case file shows contradictions
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Mexico missing students case file shows contradictions

Laurent Thomet | AFP - October 13, 2015

MEXICO CITY – While Mexican prosecutors declared last year that 43 missing students were incinerated at a landfill, official documents show one gang suspect testified that at least…