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Berlocq beats Simon in Mexican Open


February 29th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 29 (IANS) Frenchman Gilles Simon crashed out of the Mexican Open tennis tournament, losing in the first round to Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-7 (5), 3-6.The world number ... Read more...

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Eight die in Guatemala helicopter crash


February 29th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) Eight people were killed Tuesday when an army helicopter crashed in the jungles of northern Guatemala while on a humanitarian mission, the military said.The chopper, ... Read more...

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Mexicans send 74 tonnes of campaign material to the dump


February 29th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican capital's city government said it has hauled away more than 74 tonnes of electoral campaign material after a civic group mobilized hundreds of ... Read more...

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Mexican drug lord will meet Osama’s fate: US


February 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will make every effort to ensure that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will face the fate of Al Qaeda leader ... Read more...

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World economy still in danger zone: IMF


February 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 27 (IANS) Despite the improvement in indicators of global activities, the risks are latent and the world economy is still in "the danger zone", International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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Build more credible financial firewall: US to Europe


February 26th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 26 (IANS) The eurozone has made remarkable progress in fighting the debt crisis, but should build its own more credible financial firewall as soon as possible, US ... Read more...

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Mexican airline to return to the skies under new owners


February 26th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) Mexican airline Mexicana de Aviacion, grounded since August 2010 while in bankruptcy proceedings, is set to return to the skies under new ownership.Early this month, ... Read more...

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Mexico ready for trials of vaccine against heroin


February 25th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists trying to develop a vaccine to prevent heroin addiction are almost ready to begin human clinical trials, a scientist said.Tests of the medication ... Read more...

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G20 finance ministers meet in Mexico


February 25th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 25 (IANS) The finance ministers of the Group of 20 countries and central bank governors met here Friday, aiming to promote economic stability.At the opening ceremony, Mexico's ... Read more...

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Mexicans find millennium-old game board


February 24th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists carrying out restoration at a site in the southeastern state of Campeche discovered a Mayan game board dating from more than 1,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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Mexico plans to build eight prisons


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) Mexico plans to build eight new federal correctional facilities this year capable of housing 47,000 highly dangerous prisoners following last weekend's massacre of 44 inmates ... Read more...

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Mexican football coach punches photographer


February 20th, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) A criminal complaint has been filed against the coach of a football club in Mexico for allegedly punching a photographer who had clicked his pictures.Tomas ... Read more...

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15 tonnes of synthetic drugs burnt in Mexico


February 20th, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) More than 15 tonnes of methamphetamines valued at 58 million pesos (around $4.5 million) have been burnt by the military in Mexico, officials said.The drugs ... Read more...

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44 die due to cold weather in Mexico


February 20th, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The winter season and low temperatures in Mexico have led to the death of at least 44 people, the government said.The health secretariat said the ... Read more...

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38 killed in Mexico prison clash


February 20th, 2012 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 38 inmates were killed and several others wounded Sunday in a clash inside a prison in Mexico, an official said.The clash broke out ... Read more...

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Mexico’s economy grew in 2011


February 17th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's gross domestic product grew 3.9 percent last year, the state-run National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said Thursday.The construction sector advanced 4.6 ... Read more...

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Wind to account for 15 percent of Mexico’s electricity mix


February 16th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Total installed wind power capacity in Mexico will reach some 12,000 megawatts by 2020, equivalent to 15 percent of the country's electricity mix, an industry ... Read more...

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Actor Garcia Bernal prefers comedy


February 16th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal said that comedy is his preferred genre, since it allows him to handle "with satire and good humour" controversial issues ... Read more...

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Mexican schoolgirl brings hand grenade to class


February 15th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 15 (IANS/EFE) A nine-year-old girl took a hand grenade to an elementary school in Morelos, a state in central Mexico, authorities said.Administrators at the school in the ... Read more...

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Drought reduces Mexico’s agricultural production


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) The severe drought affecting 22 of Mexico's 32 states has caused a 40 percent drop in agricultural production, opening the way for food shortages over ... Read more...

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Mexico has 190 mn tourists in 2011


February 14th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexico registered "nearly 190 million tourists", of whom 22.67 million were foreigners, in 2011, eclipsing 185.7 million tourists registered in 2008, the Tourism Secretariat said.The ... Read more...

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Baby put on sale online in Mexico


February 13th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 13 (IANS/EFE) An advertisement that appeared on a Mexican website to sell a "beautiful baby" for its organs has caused outrage and indignation on social networks.The advertisement ... Read more...

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Pope calls for end to Syria violence


February 13th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI Sunday launched a fresh appeal to the Syrian authorities, urging them to address the demands of protesters and put an end ... Read more...

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Woman to lead Mexican federal police


February 12th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Maribel Cervantes Guerrero has been named by President Felipe Calderon as the new commander of the Federal Police, an official communique said.Cervantes Guerrero -- the ... Read more...

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Two kidnappers lynched in Mexico


February 12th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) A mob in Mexico lynched two suspected kidnappers after they allegedly tried to abduct two high school students, officials said. A third kidnapper was saved ... Read more...

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81 Mexicans die of swine flu


February 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 12 (IANS/EFE) Eighty-one people have so far died of swine flu in Mexico this year, while at least 3,522 have been infected with the virus, health officials ... Read more...

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Venezuela Mars mission after 2030: Chavez


February 11th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez said Friday his country would be able to send a mission to Mars after 2030."Venezuela has stepped onto the road ... Read more...

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700 fall ill after eating at Mexico rally


February 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) At least 700 people fell ill after eating rice and eggs at a political rally in Mexico, officials said.The residents of Chilapa in Guerrero state ... Read more...

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15 tonnes of methamphetamine seized in Mexico


February 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) Around 15 tonnes of synthetic drug methamphetamine have been seized from a ranch in Mexico, the army said.The seizure took place in Tlajomulco city of ... Read more...

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Huge pet crocodile seized in Mexico


February 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) A 150-kg pet crocodile was seized from a house in Mexico, officials said.The two-metre-long crocodile, named "Chuy", was seized from Tlaquepaque city in western Jalisco ... Read more...

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Gender bender model Andrej Pejic takes modeling to a new dimension


February 9th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gender bender male model Andrej Pejic is taking fashion modeling on a new dimension altogether. He is sometimes a pretty blonde and sometimes he walks ... Read more...

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War-torn Guatemalan family reunited after 25 years


February 9th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) A family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war.The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with ... Read more...

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Mexico’s wind energy sector experiencing rapid growth


February 9th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's wind power sector is playing an expanding role in the global development of that renewable energy source, having just achieved the milestone of 1,000 ... Read more...

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Mexican oil giant needs $25 bn in annual investment


February 8th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, will "require annual investment and acquisitions" for its operations "exceeding 320 billion pesos (nearly $25.2 billion)" over the ... Read more...

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Maria Menounos loses Super Bowl bet & keeps her part of the promise


February 7th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Extra’ correspondent Maria Menounos lost her Super Bowl bet and she was gracious enough to keep her part of the promise.Maria had placed a bet ... Read more...

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