|A Class Trip Meant Much to Mexico|
New York Times
After weighing the risks of traveling to Mexico, the parents of one American teenager decided to allow her to join a school trip to Oaxaca. The fact that the parents were President Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama, and that the teenager was their daughter Malia, thrilled Mexican tourism officials.
|We Need Help: Mexicans Count the Cost of Earthquake|
Dozens of families cleared rubble from their destroyed homes in southwestern Mexico on Wednesday following a major 7.4-magnitude earthquake that caused landslides, knocked down school walls and cracked a church tower.
|Mexico Rattled by 5.2 Magnitude Aftershock|
Central Mexico has been rattled by a moderate 5.2-magnitude aftershock, following a 7.4 temblor earlier in the week. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock was centered in southern Guerrero state along the border with neighboring Oaxaca, the same area where Tuesdays quake was centered.
|Sex Trafficking Rampant, Lawmaker Says|
At least 47 sex-trafficking rings are operating in Mexico and the number of victims is more than 800,000 a year, including 20,000 children, Congresswoman Rosi Orozco said.
|Team Obama Rips Santorum for Criticizing Malias Trip to Mexico |
New York Daily News
Team Obama is hitting back at Rick Santorum for criticizing the dad-in-chiefs parenting skills. The Presidents deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, said she is astonished the Republican presidential candidate would criticize Obama for allowing his teen daughter to go on a school trip to Mexico.
|Mexico Unveils New Weapons Against Corruption|
Mexicos own corrupt police officers often hinder the countrys fight against drug gangs and organized crime but government officials in the state of Nuevo Leon say they have a plan to get rid of corruption, once and for all.
|Preparedness Saved Lives During Earthquake|
In Mexico City, years of earthquake preparedness paid off as multitudes rapidly evacuated the citys many high rises, schools, hospitals and government dependencies during a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that lasted about 55 seconds.
|French Citizen Remains in Mexico Jail|
Mexicos Supreme Court says the decision to imprison a French citizen for 60-years for kidnapping will not be overturned. Florence Cassez was arrested in 2005 by federal officers at a ranch near Mexico City with her ex-boyfriend, Israel Vallarta.
|Mexican Tribal Region Battles Drought|
The Raramuri indigenous people, living in the highlands of northern Chihuahua state, have long been battling malnutrition, and a severe drought in northern Mexico, said to be the worst in 70 years, will further worsen the situation.
|100s of Homes Damaged in Quake|
A strong, long earthquake with epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets.
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