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Authorities Set to Free Leader of Michoacan Anti-Drug Cartel Vigilante Group

Deutsche Welle

The Attorney General's office of Mexico has announced that it would be withdrawing an appeal to a petition to free Jose Manuel Mireles, leader of an anti-drug cartel movement in the western state of Michoacan.

Two States Make it Harder for Independents, Pass 'Anti-Bronco' Legislation

Mexico News Daily

It’s being called the Anti-Bronco Law in reference to the successful candidate for governor of Nuevo Leon in the June elections. But Jaime Rodriguez Calderon, nicknamed “El Bronco,” wasn’t just any candidate, he was an independent.

Blast Rocks Headquarters of Human Rights Commission Near Mexico City

Agence France-Presse

An explosion rocked the headquarters of Mexico`s National Human Rights Commission, the organization said Thursday, though no injuries were immediately reported.

Mexico Captures, Releases, Then Recaptures 'El Menchito,' Son of Powerful Drug Lord


The US-born son of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords has been captured, released, and re-captured in less than 10 days, in a farcical series of events that analysts say raises questions about the competence of Mexico's police and judicial institutions.

Supreme Court Judge Urges All Mexican States to Legalize Gay Marriage


Now that Mexico's top court has given the green light to gay marriage, a host of states should bring their laws into line, a Supreme Court justice said.

Police Officers Charged with Torturing Women Over Tlatlaya Warehouse Executions


Seven Mexican police officers on Wednesday were charged with torturing three women who witnessed executions by Army soldiers.

Huge Blow for Mexico: Javier Hernandez Breaks Collarbone, Out of 2015 Gold Cup


Mexico’s worst fears have been confirmed: Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is out of the 2015 Gold Cup after suffering a broken collarbone.

Attorney General Arely Gomez Gonzalez Says 'Criminalization of Drug Users Intolerable'

La Jornada

According to the National Addiction Survey, almost six million Mexicans have tried illegal drugs at least once. Of this number, almost 400,000 are under 18.

Mayor Weds Alligator to Bring Oaxacan Village Good Luck for Fishing Harvest

MailOnline/World News

A local mayor in Mexico married an alligator 'bride' this week, as part of a traditional ceremony to bring good fortune to the fishing community of San Pedro Huamelula.

A Year After Mexican Soldiers Killed Suspected Criminals, Calls for Justice Mount

The Associated Press

A year later, many people say justice still has not been done in the case of soldiers killing as many as 15 suspected gang members after a confrontation at a grain warehouse in southern Mexico.

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