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The world won't end next month, Maya experts insist
The world won't end next month, Maya experts insist

Relax doomsayers, the Maya people did not really mark their calendar for the end of the world on December 21, 2012.

The world won't end next month, Maya experts insist
Mexican police charged over US embassy staff shootout
Mexican police charged over US embassy staff shootout

Mexican authorities charged 14 federal police officers with attempted murder Friday over a shooting in August that wounded two US government employees, reportedly CIA agents.

Mexican police charged over US embassy staff shootout
As Mexicans mark Day of the Dead, some no longer believe
As Mexicans mark Day of the Dead, some no longer believe

Isaac Carrasco and his two daughters dutifully adorned the graves of several relatives with beds of marigolds and crosses made of red flowers for Mexico's Day of the Dead.

As Mexicans mark Day of the Dead, some no longer believe
Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing
Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing

A Mexican man pleaded guilty Tuesday over the killing of a US border agent that threw a spotlight on the United States' controversial "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation, prosecutors.

Mexican pleads guilty in 'Fast and Furious' killing
Late Azerbaijan leader's statue raises hackles in Mexico
Late Azerbaijan leader's statue raises hackles in Mexico

Surrounded by flowers and palm trees off Mexico City's main avenue, the statue of Azerbaijan's late leader looks peaceful in a corner of the noisy and polluted capital's biggest park.

Late Azerbaijan leader's statue raises hackles in Mexico
Annan says anti-drug policies have failed
Annan says anti-drug policies have failed

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan called Thursday for a discussion on decriminalization of drugs, criticizing the crackdown on traffickers in Mexico led by outgoing President Felipe Calderon.

Annan says anti-drug policies have failed
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Second to US in obesity, Mexico wants kids to slim down

Mexico, second in obesity in the world after the United States, wants its children to cut down on the soft drinks and fatty foods that have made them the chubbiest kids in Latin America.

Second to US in obesity, Mexico wants kids to slim down
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Mexican drug lord 'daughter' arrested in US

A woman who identified herself as a daughter of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been arrested after trying to enter the United States with false documents.

Mexican drug lord 'daughter' arrested in US
Student protest in Mexico turns violent, 176 arrested
Student protest in Mexico turns violent, 176 arrested

Mexican students protesting a new curriculum threw homemade explosives, fired rockets and hurled stones at police in a melee Monday that left 176 arrested and 10 police officers injured.

Student protest in Mexico turns violent, 176 arrested
Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader
Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader

The Mexican navy said late Monday that the leader of the powerful Zetas drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano, was apparently killed in a shootout near the US border.

Mexico says may have killed Zetas cartel leader
Belize, a paradise for tourists -- and drug traffickers
Belize, a paradise for tourists -- and drug traffickers

Belize, a tropical tourist paradise, is developing a dark side and turning into a transit point for the trafficking of drugs bound for the United States.

Belize, a paradise for tourists -- and drug traffickers
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Mexicans ask Canada to let them stay

Around 60 Mexicans marched on Canada's parliament on Tuesday to request amnesty for thousands of failed asylum seekers whose lives they say would be at risk if they are deported to Mexico.

Mexicans ask Canada to let them stay
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Strong quake forces tourists to flee hotels in Mexico

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico's Baja California peninsula Tuesday, forcing more than 1,000 tourists to flee their hotels and take refuge on beaches and in gardens.

Strong quake forces tourists to flee hotels in Mexico
Police officers stand outside the jail after the escape of more than 130 inmates.  ©REUTERS
Mexico inmates escaped through front door: officials

The 131 Mexican inmates who escaped from a prison near the US border this week fled through the front door, not a tunnel as previously believed.

Mexico inmates escaped through front door: officials
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Arizona police start enforcing new immigration law

Police in Arizona can now start asking crime suspects about their immigration status, as a contested law that raised fears of profiling of Hispanics took effect in a state bordering Mexico.

Arizona police start enforcing new immigration law
17 bodies dumped on Mexican roadside
17 bodies dumped on Mexican roadside

The bodies of 17 men, most of them tied up in chains and shot dead, were found dumped along a highway Sunday in a western Mexican state known as a violent battleground for rival drug cartels.

17 bodies dumped on Mexican roadside
16 bodies found in van on Mexican highway
16 bodies found in van on Mexican highway

The bullet-riddled bodies of 16 men were found Monday inside an abandoned van in a western Mexico region mired in drug violence.

16 bodies found in van on Mexican highway
Mexico court rejects bid to scrap presidential vote
Mexico court rejects bid to scrap presidential vote

Mexico's electoral tribunal rejected Thursday a left-wing bid to overturn the presidential election win of Enrique Pena Nieto, as protesters shouted "fraud" and threw stones at the court.

Mexico court rejects bid to scrap presidential vote
Mexico wastewater project uncovers Ice Age bones
Mexico wastewater project uncovers Ice Age bones

Workers have discovered hundreds of bones belonging to Ice Age animals, including mammoths, mastodons and glyptodons, while digging to build a wastewater treatment plant north of Mexico City.

Mexico wastewater project uncovers Ice Age bones
Mexico police shoot at US embassy car
Mexico police shoot at US embassy car

Mexican federal police shot at a US diplomatic car as they chased criminals south of Mexico City on Friday, in a chaotic incident that left two US embassy employees wounded.

Mexico police shoot at US embassy car