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Former Mexican defence minister arrested in United States on charges of drug trafficking and laundering money

The former Mexican defence minister has been charged with drug trafficking and laundering money while holding public office, U.S. prosecutors say. Gen Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was arrested at Los Angeles airport on Thursday. He is due to make a court appearance on four charges in California on Friday. His charges include conspiracy to distribute heroin, […]

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Man opened his home to hundreds of dogs, cats, chicks, hedgehogs, sheep while hurricane Delta hit

When hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home to about 300 dogs, while dozens of cats harbored in his son’s room; his daughter’s room served as a refuge for chicks, bunnies and even a hedgehog; a patio became a haven for a flock of sheep. “It was worth it, […]

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Aircraft carrying 400 kilograms of cocaine crashes in Mexico following high-speed airborne chase

A small aircraft carrying almost half a ton of cocaine crashed in central Mexico after a high-speed airborne chase with authorities, and two people aboard died. Mexican military helicopters intercepted the plane in Mexican airspace and pursued it for hundreds of miles until it ran out of fuel and crashed in Botija, Queretaro on Monday, […]

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Man starts wildfire so he could be arrested, deported back to Mexico

A man was arrested California’s Kings County after he told firefighters that he started a wildfire so that he would be arrested and deported back to Mexico. The Kings County Sheriff’s Office said deputies assisted the Kings County Fire Department with an investigation into a fire on the north side of Highway 41. Kings County […]

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Baby African elephant whose birth was live-streamed named ‘Zoom’

A baby African elephant whose birth was live-streamed by a safari park in Mexico has been named Zoom after the video chat app made popular by the coronavirus pandemic. The calf is the sixth born at the park in Puebla, southeast of the capital, to a herd of elephants rescued eight years ago in Namibia, […]

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Mexico beefs up coronavirus screening along U.S. border over July 4 holiday

Mexico beefed up coronavirus screening along its entry points with the United States after a surge in crossings were expected for the July 4 holiday weekend. Mexican consulates across United States warned its citizens from crossing the border between July 2 and July 5. Both, the United States and Mexico banned non-essential travel since March […]

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Gunmen storm Mexican drug rehab center, 24 killed

On Wednesday, gunmen killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation facility in the central Mexican city of Irapuato. The attack occurred in the north-central state of Guanajuato. At least seven people who were shot were seriously injured. No motive was given in the attack, but Governor Diego Sinhue said drug gangs appeared to have been […]

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After 7.7 earthquake in central, southern Mexico tsunami warning triggered

A 7.7 magnitude powerful earthquake hit the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings in Mexico City hundreds of miles away. People were seen fleeing their homes into the streets. and this has also  triggered a tsunami warning. There were no reports of casualties due to the earthquake. The epicentre of the quake was […]

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Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest: World Health Organization

The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst hit countries in the world. The disease was “highly active” in Central and South America, the WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan […]

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10 killed after gunmen attacked rehabilitation centre in Mexico

Ten men were killed on Saturday when gunmen opened fire on a drugs rehabilitation centre in the Mexican city of Irapuato, the government of Guanajuato state said. Guanajuato, a region in central Mexico, has become one of the principal flashpoints of surging gang violence which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has promised to quell. But […]

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US to deport 161 Indians who spent $65k for entering United States illegally

United States this week will deport 161 Indian nationals, most of whom had entered the country from its southern border with Mexico and have exhausted all legal options. A special chartered flight will take them to Punjab’s Amritsar. Among those on the list to be deported, the maximum 76 are from Haryana, followed by 56 […]

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So far this year 115 bodies unearthed in Mexico’s Jalisco state

The remains of at least 25 people were found buried in a mass grave outside the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, the Jalisco state prosecutor’s office has said. The mass grave was found on Thursday and searchers have so far “extracted the remains of 25 unidentified dead people, as well as five bags that are […]