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Bodies found in Cancun appear to be linked to drug dealing, authorities say

Bodies found in Cancun appear to be linked to drug dealing, authorities say | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Authorities in Mexico say the killings of five men and two women in the resort town of Cancun appear to be linked to the drug trade.
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Imposing central Mexican volcano spews ash skyward

Imposing central Mexican volcano spews ash skyward | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano rumbled Saturday with explosions and expulsions of ash and gas.
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A Latin American Pope? Some say it’s about time

A Latin American Pope? Some say it’s about time | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
With Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he is abdicating at the end of February, speculation has already begun on who … Read More
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What do you think?  Could the next Pope be from Latin America?

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Mexico Society and Culture last week: Ballet Folklórico de México celebrates anniversary | Pulsamerica: Impartial, Direct, Independent | The Impartial Latin American News Link

Mexico Society and Culture last week: Ballet Folklórico de México celebrates anniversary | Pulsamerica: Impartial, Direct, Independent | The Impartial Latin American News Link | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Ballet Folklórico de México celebrates 60 year anniversary; ancient murals discovered in El Tajín; animal rights activists defend stray dogs in Mexico City
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Vigilante groups spring up in Mexico in fight against cartels

Vigilante groups spring up in Mexico in fight against cartels | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The young man at the roadside checkpoint wept softly behind the red bandanna that masked his face.
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Mexico police officers arrested

Mexico police officers arrested | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Soldiers in the Mexican state of Durango raid two police stations and arrest all officers there on suspicion of working for organised crime gangs.
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Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout between soldiers and traffickers

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout between soldiers and traffickers | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
A 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with in a scene befitting the hit movie "Miss Bala," or "Miss Bullet," about Mexico's not uncommon ties between narcos...
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Mexico facing a diabetes 'disaster' as obesity levels soar - Kansas City Star

Mexico facing a diabetes 'disaster' as obesity levels soar - Kansas City Star | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Mexico facing a diabetes 'disaster' as obesity levels soarKansas City StarMEXICO CITY -- With each bite into a greasy taco and slurp of a sugary drink, Mexico hurtles toward what health experts predict will be a public health crisis from...
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Massacres, bags of severed heads new reality in gang-riddled Mexican town

Massacres, bags of severed heads new reality in gang-riddled Mexican town | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
In a five-year struggle with Mexico's most notorious drug cartel, the city of Torreon has suffered a 16-fold increase in murders, fired its police department and lost control of its main prison to the gang.
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Mexico sends troops to Mexico City suburb

Mexico sends troops to Mexico City suburb | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Mexico has sent soldiers to patrol a suburb of Mexico City for the first time to combat a rise in drug-related violence that is beginning to encroach on the capital.
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Dozen Mexican cops detained over shooting on US embassy vehicle that injured 2

Mexican and U.S. officials have offered sketchy official accounts of the shooting that do not address the possible reason why Mexican federal police opened fire on an armored sport-utility vehicle with diplomatic license plates carrying a Mexican...
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Mexico’s Calderon says he was target of assassination threat | NTN24 NEWS

Mexico’s Calderon says he was target of assassination threat | NTN24 NEWS | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Mexican President Felipe Calderon was warned during the early years of his administration of a credible threat to assassinate him while he was in the presidential jet, Mexican media reported on Sunday.
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Obama to visit Mexico, Costa Rica in May

U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica in May, officials said Wednesday.
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Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto faces tough start

Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto faces tough start | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The BBC's Will Grant examines the challenges and expectations facing Mexico's incoming President Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Get a feel for what challenges Mexico's new president faces.

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Mexican government says bird flu outbreak hits 582,000 chickens in central Mexico

Mexican government says bird flu outbreak hits 582,000 chickens in central Mexico | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Mexico's animal health agency says a bird flu outbreak at seven farms in central Mexico has affected as many as 582,000 chickens.
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This would be an interesting story to follow.  I'm sure Mexicans are worried based on what happened in western Mexico in 2012.  

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Mexican Politics and Economy: New Law Compensates Victims of drug violence | Pulsamerica: Impartial, Direct, Independent | The Impartial Latin American News Link

Mexican Politics and Economy: New Law Compensates Victims of drug violence | Pulsamerica: Impartial, Direct, Independent | The Impartial Latin American News Link | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
New law in Mexico compensates victims of drug violence and other crimes; an extra 1.3 million people are living in extreme poverty; Wal-Mart seriously
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Mexico eyes U.S. gun policies, hopes for shift

Mexico eyes U.S. gun policies, hopes for shift | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Mexicans are watching closely as U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to announce his administration's proposals to stem gun violence.
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Mexico welcomes new President Enrique Pena Nieto

Incoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto laid the groundwork for his political career as governor of the state of Mexico.
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After nearly 200 years, Mexico may make the name official - CNN.com

After nearly 200 years, Mexico may make the name official - CNN.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
After gaining independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico officially became the "Mexican United States." Now that might be changed.
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Mexico City's new subway line alters transit map - latimes.com

Mexico City's new subway line alters transit map - latimes.com | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
A new subway line inaugurated by the mayor and Mexico's president. opened to the public Tuesday in what leaders called the most significant and complex public-works project in recent Mexican history. The new Line 12, ...
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Mexico: Marines Detain Drug Lord ‘El Talibán’ | The Impartial Latin American News Link

Mexico: Marines Detain Drug Lord ‘El Talibán’ | The Impartial Latin American News Link | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Marines Detain ‘El Talibán’; Labour Reform put forward; the President Promotes Tourism Marines Detain ‘El Talibán’ On Wednesday, Mexican Marines...
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The Blind Holy See: Catholicism in Latin America ‹ The Sydney ...

The Blind Holy See: Catholicism in Latin America ‹ The Sydney ... | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
The rule of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America has recently been proclaimed dead. The leadership transition from Pope John Paul II to Pope Benedict XVI has greatly undermined the Church's power and influence in ...
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Pulsamerica: Latin American News, Politics and Economics » Blog Archive Mexico: Footballers stun world, bring home Olympic gold

Pulsamerica: Latin American News, Politics and Economics » Blog Archive Mexico: Footballers stun world, bring home Olympic gold | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it

"Remember:  Football = Soccer"  Sra. Hartline

 

Upset in Olympic final defies predictions; historic first for Mexican football; government moves controversially to re-auction broadband spectrum...

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Cities on both sides of the border struggle as Mexico's drug war rages | PRI.ORG

Cities on both sides of the border struggle as Mexico's drug war rages | PRI.ORG | News from the Spanish-speaking World | Scoop.it
Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, are often referred to as “Los Dos Laredos,” or the two Laredos. The two cities sit on opposite sides on the U.S.-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande River.
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