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APATZINGAN, Mexico — Sporting a semi-automatic assault rifle and a “213” area code tattoo, Cuauhtemoc Espejo boarded the passenger bus and checked riders’ IDs.

June 03, 2014 6:08 pm

Returnees from US stand up to Michoacan extortionists

APATZINGAN, Mexico — Sporting a semi-automatic assault rifle and a “213” area code tattoo, Cuauhtemoc Espejo boarded the passenger bus and checked riders’ IDs.

June 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Peña Nieto faces uphill battle in plan to reform oil giant Pemex

Peña Nieto faces uphill battle in plan to reform oil giant Pemex

MEXICO CITY - If Mexico had a crown jewel, it would be the giant state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Year after year, it has poured billions of dollars into the national treasury, historically paying for schools, hospitals, dams, highways, ports and more.

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

PAN hangs on to governorship in Baja California

MEXICO CITY - Nearly a week after the election for governor in Baja California, the candidate for the conservative party that has ruled the state for a generation was declared the victor.

July 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mexican mayor turns over Monterrey to God, ruffling secular feathers

MEXICO CITY - She rose to the podium and cast her eyes skyward. The mayor of Monterrey then entrusted her Mexican city to God and Jesus Christ as the crowd around her cheered.

June 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mexico launches military push in Michoacan

MEXICO CITY - The government poured army troops and high-level delegations into western Mexico Tuesday in a bid to take back control of a region long besieged by a deadly drug cartel.

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Initial Vatican vote: black puff, no pope

Initial Vatican vote: black puff, no pope

VATICAN CITY - The gathering of Roman Catholic cardinals to pick a new pope began Tuesday with an oath of secrecy and an inaugural vote that produced no quick winner but gave the prelates their first look at which candidates are garnering the most support.

March 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Mexican vote seemingly offers no hope for change

Mexican vote seemingly offers no hope for change

MEXICO CITY - Elections can be times of great promise and hope for the future. But as Mexican voters prepare to choose a new president in July, those sentiments are hard to come by.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Resurgent PRI seen as winner in Mexico vote

MEXICO CITY - In elections marred by violence, intimidation and the growing influence of drug traffickers, Mexicans chose governors or other local officials in 14 states Sunday, a vote that appeared to be handing a sharp rebuke to President Felipe Calderón.

July 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Latin America avoids priests' scandal

Latin America avoids priests' scandal

MEXICO CITY - In Latin America, home to nearly half the world's Catholics, church leaders are reacting cautiously - if at all - to the sexual-abuse scandal rocking the Vatican.

April 04, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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