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Mexico

Mexican standoff: At least 39 dead in mass shootout with drug cartel (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
A security raid in western Mexico turned into an all-out, three-hour gunbattle between police and army on one side and drug cartel thugs on the other. At least 37 armed civilians and two federal police officers have been shot dead.

23.05.2015 05:43

Holy sun! Solar halo in Mexico causes social media frenzy (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
A perfectly round rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun in several Mexican cities, including the country's capital on Thursday. People spent the day with their heads looking up at the sky, trying to capture the phenomenon and share it on social media.

22.05.2015 13:02

Russia unimpressed with NATO’s ‘We are the War’ performance
Let’s consider for a moment what the response would be from Washington if Russia announced the start of international war games near American borders. Impossible you say? Yet that is almost exactly what the Pentagon has announced near Russia.

20.05.2015 13:43

Dozens of protesting Mexican farm workers injured in clashes with police amid violent crackdown
Hundreds of Mexican farm workers protesting low pay clashed with police in San Quintin, Baja California, resulting in 30 to 70 injuries, according to various reports. The workers accuse the state of “violent repression” after mass police raids.

11.05.2015 07:32

Mexican soldier 'gone with the wind' during flag-raising ceremony (VIDEO)
A powerful wind turned a routine raising-of-the-flag ceremony in Mexico into a tragicomic incident. A strong wind started turned a huge flag, measuring 50 by 28 meters, into a “sail”, lifting one of the soldiers standing nearby to a height of 14 meters.

06.05.2015 05:41

Quicksilver trail: Liquid mercury could lead to king’s tomb in mysterious pre-Aztec city
An archaeologist has made the startling discovery of liquid mercury beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico, which predates the Aztecs. This could mean the presence of a royal tomb right below one of the most cryptic cities in the Americas.

25.04.2015 08:03

Mexican police reportedly involved in January killings of unarmed civilians & protesters
Mexican federal police killed at least 16 unarmed people in two separate attacks in early January, local media reported, dismissing an official message by the government alleging the deaths were caused by a "friendly fire."

20.04.2015 08:24

Chemo treatments cause woman to lose fingerprints, banking ability
A 65-year-old breast cancer patient in Mexico has lost her fingerprints, perhaps permanently. The woman was diagnosed with “hand-foot syndrome” caused by her chemotherapy treatmens after being denied a bank transaction that needed her fingerprints.

16.04.2015 19:30

Thieves steal deadly radioactive material in Mexico, 5 states on alert
Authorities have issued emergency warnings to five Mexican states after it was reported that thieves had stolen potentially deadly radioactive material, the latest such heist to strike the Latin American country.

16.04.2015 13:55

Power shift in Latin America
Panama is hosting the Seventh Summit of the Americas on April 10-11. Organized by the OAS – Organization of American States – this event will bring together the heads of state and foreign ministers of 34 nations including, for the first time, Cuba.

06.04.2015 13:17

‘Energy companies put safety second, profit first’
Governments across the world should establish much more aggressive and precocious regulations to reduce the number of accidents on oil rigs in the future, social and environmental justice campaigner George Barda told RT.

02.04.2015 09:45

​‘From highest level’: Prominent Mexican investigative journalist reveals motive for firing
Carmen Aristegui, a leading Mexican investigative journalist, says her country is becoming increasingly authoritarian under President Nieto. She was fired by MVS Radio shortly after reporting on a luxury house built for the first lady.

30.03.2015 12:37