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Death toll reaches 30 in Mexico gas facility plant explosion


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by BNO News
REYNOSA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll reached 30 after Tuesday's gas facility explosion in northern Mexico, local authorities said Friday.Initial reports indicated that at least 26 people had been killed ... Read more...

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Blast at Mexican gas facility kills 26, seven still missing


September 20th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by BNO News
REYNOSA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 26 people were killed Tuesday and seven others remain missing after a huge blaze erupted at a PetrĂ³leos Mexicanos (Pemex) natural gas facility in northern ... Read more...

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At least 16 bodies found in northern Mexico


September 17th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by BNO News
NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least sixteen bodies were found, including one hanging from a bridge, in northern Mexico, local authorities said Friday.At around 8 a.m. local time, authorities received ... Read more...

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14 bodies found in van in Mexico


August 10th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) A van containing 14 bodies has been found on the outskirts of San Luis Potosi, a city in northern Mexico, officials said."We have the ... Read more...

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Weather turns birds into more flexible singers


August 5th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Songbirds exposed to fluctuating weather for a long time become more flexible singers, suggests a new study.Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) and the National ... Read more...

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49 dismembered bodies found in Mexico


May 14th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forty-nine dismembered bodies packed in plastic bags were found on a highway near Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said.Prosecutors in Nuevo Leon state said ... Read more...

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Mexico seeks to protect journalists, rights activists


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 2 (IANS/EFE) The lower house of the Mexican Congress approved a bill that includes urgent measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders.The measure, which now goes ... Read more...

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Reporter murdered in Mexico


April 30th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Veracruz (Mexico), April 30 (IANS/EFE) The body of Regina Martinez, the Proceso magazine correspondent in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was found in her house. She had been strangled ... Read more...

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Eight cops arrested in Mexico for sexual assaults


April 12th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), April 12 (IANS/EFE) Eight newly hired Nuevo Leon state police officers have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two young women in northern Mexico, state officials said.The officers ... Read more...

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Mexican singer kidnapped, shot for refusing to sing


April 9th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Culiacan (Mexico), April 9 (IANS/EFE) A singer with the nortena band Los Ciclones del Arroyo was kidnapped and shot in the leg after refusing to perform a song requested by ... Read more...

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Three killed in latest prison riot in northern Mexico


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Three inmates were killed on Tuesday when a riot broke out at a prison near the metropolitan area of Monterrey in northern Mexico, an official said on ... Read more...

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Mexican carnival goers burn clown’s effigy over jokes


February 20th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Mazatlan (Mexico), Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) An effigy of a clown was burned at a carnival over the offensive jokes told by the performer about the June 2009 day-care center fire ... 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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Kidnapped Mexican singer found dead


February 13th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Feb 13 (IANS/EFE) A singer who was kidnapped in northern Mexico's largest city Monterrey was found dead even though his family paid ransom for his release, officials said.Erick ... Read more...

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Singer gunned down in Mexico


November 15th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Culiacan (Mexico), Nov 15 (IANS/EFE) A singer-songwriter who performed "narcocorridos", ballads that recount the exploits and travails of drug kingpins, was gunned down over the weekend in Culiacan, the capital ... Read more...

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Prison fight in northern Mexico leaves 20 inmates killed


October 17th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by BNO News
TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 inmates were killed and several others were injured during a fight at a prison in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas near the U.S. ... Read more...

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20 die in Mexico prison fight


October 16th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) A fight among inmates at a prison in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas Saturday left 20 dead and 12 injured, officials said.The state's Public ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill 6 outside soccer stadium in northern Mexico


September 5th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by BNO News
TORREON, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were killed, including three police officers, when a group of gunmen attacked two police units outside a soccer stadium in northern Mexico on ... Read more...

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Gunmen attack casino in northern Mexico, kill 53


August 26th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by BNO News
MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A group of armed men carried out an attack against a casino in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey in Nuevo Leon state on Thursday, killing at ... Read more...

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Rise in foreign tourist arrivals in Mexico


August 16th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) The number of foreign tourists visiting Mexico reached 11.4 million in the first half of 2011, a 3.3 percent rise compared with the same period ... Read more...

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16 killed in Mexican prison shootout


July 27th, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 27 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed in northern Mexico when a shootout occurred in a prison, said authorities Tuesday.Earlier, reports stated 17 people had been ... Read more...

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16 police officers detained in mass graves case in northern Mexico


April 15th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's Attorney General Marisela Morales on Thursday announced that 16 police officers were detained on Wednesday for their involvement with the mass graves where 126 bodies were ... Read more...

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78 migrants hidden in trailer intercepted in Mexico


April 13th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), April 13 (IANS/EFE) Mexican police intercepted 78 Central American migrants who were travelling beneath the false bottom panel of a trailer in the southeastern ... Read more...

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13 more bodies found in mass graves in northern Mexico


April 8th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by BNO News
TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexican authorities on Fridya announced that 13 more bodies were located in mass graves in Tamaulipas state, northeastern Mexico.According to El Universal newspaper, the new discovery was ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill seven in Mexican town


March 24th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) A large group of heavily armed hit men have killed seven people in three consecutive attacks in a small town in northern Mexico, officials with ... Read more...

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17 killed in Mexico violence


February 19th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 19 (IANS) Seventeen people were killed in two incidents of fresh violence in Mexico, authorities said. Eight gunmen were killed Friday morning in a 40-minute shootout with soldiers in ... Read more...

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Cold wave kills 34 animals at Mexican zoo


February 6th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) At least 34 animals, including two crocodiles and a monkey, died at a zoo in Chihuahua state from the cold wave that have affected northern Mexico ... Read more...

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U.S. Missionary dies after being shot in northern Mexico


January 28th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by BNO News
MCALLLEN, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- A U.S. Missionary on Wednesday was killed after being shot by gunmen on a highway in northern Mexico, the Pharr Police Department informed on Thursday.Nancy Shuman Davis, ... Read more...

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Zetas leader shot down in northern Mexico


January 25th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by BNO News
NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's Defense Ministry on Tuesday announced that a main leader of the drug trafficking organization "Los Zetas" was shot down in northern Mexico.Mexican soldiers on Monday ... Read more...

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Violent prison riot in northern Mexico kills 11


January 12th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- At least eleven inmates were killed on Tuesday when a violent fight broke out at a rehabilitation center in the northern region of Mexico, officials said on ... Read more...

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Mexican drug gang kills woman who took police chief job men didn’t want


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): The unending war between gangsters and the authorities in Mexico has led to a female police chief, who took on the job because men didn't want it, being ... Read more...

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Large cargo plane crashes at airport in northern Mexico


November 25th, 2010 - 4:27 am ICT by BNO News
MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Plumes of smoke were rising from an area close to an airport in northern Mexico on Wednesday after a plane had crashed there, authorities said.Mexican media reported ... Read more...

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Cartel threats force people to flee cities in Mexico


November 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Raul Hernandez Mexico City, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Several cities in northern Mexico affected by violence and threats from drug traffickers have experienced an exodus of residents, leaving them deserted as nightfall comes ... Read more...

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Texas Governor Perry backs sending U.S. troops into Mexico to combat drug cartels


November 20th, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by BNO News
AUSTIN, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry said he would support sending U.S. troops into Mexico to combat drug cartels.Gov. Perry, during an interview with MSNBC on Thursday said ... Read more...

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Families fled from Mexico border city due to drug trafficking violence


November 12th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by BNO News
TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Over a hundred families have fled from the city of Ciudad Mier in northern Mexico due to the increased drug trafficking violence after the death of Gulf ... Read more...

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