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05Aug2015
Mexico's New Ambassador to the United States Has Close Ties to Pena Nieto

Wochit News

According to two officials familiar with the matter, Mexico has nominated a former government pollster with close ties to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s home state to be its new ambassador in the US.

05Aug2015
CJF Opens Four Criminal Justice Centers, Including Courtrooms for Oral Trials

La Jornada

The Federal Judiciary Council has opened four Criminal Justice Centers, which include courtrooms for oral trials in the states of Baja California, Guanajuato, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, thus bringing to eight the total of similar centers throughout the country

04Aug2015
Another Suspected Sinaloa Cartel 'Drug Tunnel' Found on US-Mexico Border

BBC News

Security forces in Mexico have discovered an underground tunnel leading to the United States. The unfinished tunnel, in the border city of Tijuana, is believed to have been built by the Sinaloa cartel.

04Aug2015
Animal Rights Activists Push to Ban Mexico's Bloody Cockfighting Tradition

CCTV America

While cockfighting has been banned in most of the western world, it's still popular and legal in parts of Mexico. Animal rights activists and some lawmakers are pushing to change that.

04Aug2015
Journalist Anabel Hernandez Disputes Government's Account of 'El Chapo' Escape

NBC News

Acclaimed Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez says she has obtained internal documents that dispute the Mexican government's official account surrounding the notorious escape of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

03Aug2015
Authorities Pull German-Made Heckler & Koch Weapons from Four Mexican States

Reuters

Mexican authorities have withdrawn German assault rifles made by Heckler & Koch from parts of the country following allegations the weapons were used by local police to commit human rights abuses.

03Aug2015
Allegations of Corruption Dog Mexico's First Lady Angelica Rivera

NPR.org

Eight months ago, Mexico's first lady, made a public promise to sell a multi-million-dollar mansion bought under controversial circumstances. The scandal has been one of the biggest to rock the president's administration. And months later many questions remain.

03Aug2015
Journalists in Mexico Rally Over Press Intimidation After Photographer Murdered

VOA News

Hundreds of journalists marched Sunday in Mexico's capital to protest the killing of a photojournalist who was found dead from gunshot wounds along with four women.

02Aug2015
Soldiers Indicted in Civilian Court for Disappearance and Murder of Seven Mexican Civilians

La Jornada

A District Court Judge specialized in the new criminal justice system issued an order of attachment to criminal justice proceedings against four soldiers based in Guadalupe, Zacatecas.

02Aug2015
Government Spending 150 Million Pesos to Remove Seaweed from Caribbean Beaches

Agencia EFE

More than 4,600 people have enrolled in temporary work teams established in the seven most affected coastal municipalities in Quintana Roo to bolster existing efforts involving hundreds of volunteers, hotel, restaurant and marina employees and even army troops.


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