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Former Mexico President Pena Nieto investigated in Mexico corruption probe

Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is being investigated as part of a corruption probe by Mexican law enforcement, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Pena Nieto has become embroiled in the investigation of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexico’s state oil firm Petróleos Mexicanos [PEMX.UL], or Pemex. Lozoya is accused of...
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Amnesty International requests meeting with Mexico’s President in the face of human rights crisis

Amnesty International (AI) published an open letter on Wednesday to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in which they request a meeting and express concerns about the government’s response to the human rights crisis facing Mexico. “While the Government has taken some steps in the field of human rights, these are still insufficient to seriously address...
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Meteor captured flying across the skies of Mexico

The National Civil Protection Coordination confirmed that the object seen in the skies during the night of February 18 was a meteorite. “Regarding the video that circulates in networks about the sighting of a #Meteorite, once analyzed by different members of the #SINAPROC and specialists, it is confirmed that it is a meteorite that surely...
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Scientists investigate seismic swarm origin in Michoacán

Fifty Mexican scientists study the origin of the seismic swarm, a sequence of low-intensity tremors, recorded since last January 5 in the state of Michoacán, and considered that there is no guarantee that it is the birth of a volcano, according to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “There is no guarantee that it...
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Mexican demonstrators splash presidential palace red in protest over murder of women

Demonstrators daubed the words “femicide state” in blood-red on Mexico’s presidential palace on Friday, before marching in heavy rain to the offices of newspaper La Prensa to protest against the recent publication of a gruesome image of a murder victim. The Valentine’s Day demonstration, led by women, was sparked by the killing of 25-year-old Ingrid...
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Seven sea turtles released after red tide rehabilitation

Seven sea turtles were released in the town of Mazunte, in the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, after receiving rehabilitation due to severe poisoning suffered by red tide at the end of last year, authorities of the National Commission of Natural Areas reported Protected (CONANP). They were six specimens of brown turtles ( Chelonia...
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In the heart of Mexico’s violence, disillusion grows

Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling, mountain-nestled Uruapan in the avocado belt of Michoacan state. Three years later, the bloodshed is even worse here. Cartels are battling for territory and reports of grisly killings are common, such as the gun massacre...
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Grieving families bury kids slain in Mexico arcade attack

Relatives gathered in a driving rain Wednesday to mourn and bury three children, a 17-year-old and five adults shot to death in an attack on a video-game arcade in western Mexico. Authorities haven’t yet said whether the brutal killings were related to the drug violence that has swept Michoacan state. But Rev. Sergio Arroyo, who...
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Mexican activist who fought to protect monarch butterflies found dead

Environmental activist Homero Gomez, who fought to protect the famed monarch butterfly, has been found dead in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, a local authority said, two weeks after he disappeared. It was not immediately clear how Gomez had died though his disappearance sparked an outcry in an increasingly violent country where activists are...
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Critics warn sweeping Mexican judicial reform threatens human rights

Mexican rights groups and leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s opponents are pushing back against a sweeping new judicial reform designed to combat soaring crime, warning that the proposed changes threaten individual freedoms. The reform is a cornerstone of Mexico’s attempts to get a grip on its unwieldy judicial system after a previous overhaul in...
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