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Teachers in Mega Protest March Tie Up Mexico City

Los Angeles Times

Another day, another demo. In a megalopolis known for its traffic-twisting protest marches and political rallies, Thursdays did not disappoint. Tens of thousands of teachers tromped through city streets, converging on the Mexico City downtown Zocalo, or plaza, from three directions.

Mexico Shrimp Ban Begins in Pacific Waters

FIS Mexico

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) has ordered the ban on fishing for all shrimp species existing in the marine waters under federal jurisdiction of the Pacific Ocean starting Wednesday, March 15th.

French Kidnap Convict Sparks Debate in Mexico

Associated Press

A recommendation that Mexico release a French woman serving a 60-year kidnapping sentence sparked a heated debate Thursday about whether the Frenchwoman should be retried or released, and whether that would be fair to the victims in the case.

Authorities Criticized for Removing Bones From Archaeological Site


Mexican authorities decision to remove human skeletons from a pre-Columbian site in the southern state of Chiapas resulted in the loss of invaluable anthropological information, experts said.

Mexico Army Says It Seizes Record Cache of Opiates

Associated Press

The Mexican army said Wednesday that it has made a record seizure of opiates, about 3.6 metric tons of a dark liquid that contains heroin. Experts said the liquid may be opium paste being processed into heroin.

Tabasco Takes Action to Prevent Dengue Fever

The News

Secretary of Health Carlos M. De la Cruz Alcudia inaugurated the Spraying and Breeding Ground Elimination Program in the Macuspana Central Park this week. The program, meant to prevent and control dengue in the region, will benefit 87,347 state residents.

Mexican Senate Approves Creation of Anti-Corruption Prosecutor


The Senate has approved the creation of the National Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Office, a new agency designed to fight corruption and money laundering in Mexico.

Over 5,000 Police to be Deployed During Pope Visit to Mexico


At least 5,700 federal and state law enforcement agents will provide security during Pope Benedict XVI visit to the Mexican state of Guanajuato later this month, state emergency management chief Laura Gurza said.

Nephew of Mexican Cartel Ex-Boss Pleads Guilty

Associated Press

The nephew of the former boss of the Mexican Gulf cartel crossed illegally into Texas to hide from a rival and spent five months running his drug operation from the U.S. before he was caught, a federal prosecutor said Monday.

11 Busted for Helping Mexican Drug Cartel


Eleven current and former officials in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila have been arrested or are being sought for taking up to 600,000 pesos ($47,500) monthly from the Los Zetas drug cartel, the Attorney Generals Office said.

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