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Elba Esther Gordillo, who runs the 1.5 million-member Mexican teachers' union, is alleged to have diverted about $200 million from union funds to personal accounts

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...sive lay-offs. Critics also say the changes could signal the start of the privatization of education in Mexico. Mexico’s education system currently ranks bottom in a list of members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The reforms will require teachers to undergo regular assessments, something that has previously never taken place inside Mexico’s primar...

Two of the biggest ever wildfires in the US have hit states of Colorado and New Mexico and hundreds of firefighters have joined efforts to tackle them

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...as it has been dubbed – is still growing, with only 5% contained, reported a national incident information website. The same website says 30% of the 36,000-acre (56-sq-mile) Little Bear Fire in New Mexico has been contained. About 118 structures have been damaged or destroyed by the blaze in Colorado – believed to have been started by lightning – and hundreds of people were force...

Pope Benedict XVI was welcomed by the Mexican President Felipe Calderon

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Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Mexico, being greeted by thousands in central city of Guanajuato, and welcomed by President Felipe Calderon. The Pope is at the start of his first visit to Spanish-speaking Latin-America. President Felipe Calderon said the visit had enormous importance as Mexico was suffering greatly from drug-related violence. Before his arrival, the Pope said it was vital “...

Police has found 49 mutilated bodies dumped by a roadside near the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico

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...– a note left with the bodies said they had been killed by the Zetas cartel. It is the latest in a series of recent massacres in northern Mexico. The Zetas have been fighting the Gulf and Sinaloa cartels for control of smuggling routes into the US. Police has found 49 mutilated bodies dumped by a roadside near the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico The bodies were found at 04:00 local ti...

The Colorado-grown cantaloupes death toll has risen to eight in an outbreak of Listeria

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who is 87, is being treated for a lung and urinary tract infection

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Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez has been taken to hospital in Mexico City. Winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who is 87, is being treated for a lung and urinary tract infection, said Mexican officials. He has made few public appearances in recent years. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who is 87, is being treated for a lung and urinary tract infection Gabriel G...

At least 97 people have been killed by storms that hit Mexico

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...del Carmen Catalan said. Most of the residents have been now been evacuated by helicopter. Hurricane Ingrid made landfall on Monday in the town of La Pesca on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. It mainly affected the state of Tamaulipas, where thousands of people were moved from low-lying areas to higher ground. Related search articles:current event in mexico 2013 teen models mx results of hurricane ma...

Much of Kansas will be affected, with the heaviest snowfall from southwestern Kansas, south into the Oklahoma panhandle, south toward Amarillo, Texas, and west into the New Mexico plains

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Parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado will encounter heavy snow and high winds bringing a nasty blizzard starting with today until Wednesday. Weather forecasters warn interstate highways and local roads will make driving treacherous, or even impossible, snarling holiday travel plans the days before Christmas. Up to 18 inches of snow is expected in northeastern New Mexico, the...

A ten-year-old girl from Mexico gave birth to a baby boy

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...they were the victim of sexual assault. The legal age of consent is 12 and women who have abortions in Puebla face a fine or prison sentence if they are unable to prove they were sexually abused. However, the laws are currently under review. The shocking case is not the first of a young girl giving birth in Mexico. In August 2010, an 11-year-old known only as Amalia had a child two weeks prematur...

Mexico has opened the polls in a presidential election dominated by the economy and war on drugs

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Mexico has opened the polls in a presidential election dominated by the economy and war on drugs. Ex-governor Enrique Pena Nieto – seen as the frontrunner – is attempting to win the presidency back for the PRI party that ruled for decades. His main opponents are left-wing politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Josefina Vazquez Mota from the ruling conservative PAN party. Voters a...

John Doyle and Robert Woolever, two police officers from New Mexico have been fired after being filmed brutally beating a suspect then doing a celebratory chest bump

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John Doyle and Robert Woolever, two police officers from New Mexico have been fired after being filmed brutally beating a suspect then doing a celebratory chest bump. The video shows the cops holding suspect Nicholas Blume down, punching him and kicking him in the head more than a dozen times. As Nicholas Blume lies motionless on the concrete the officers move away – and bump each other in...

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash in northern Mexico

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...a wide area. It was not clear what caused the crash. Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash in northern Mexico Jenni Rivera had performed in the northern city of Monterrey on Saturday and was travelling to the city of Toluca, outside Mexico City, when the plane disappeared, officials said. A spokesman for Nuevo Leon’s government said the plane had left Monterrey in...

Riot police have clashed with striking teachers during an operation to clear occupied Mexico City’s Zocalo Square

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...rnment activists who were not necessarily associated with the teachers union. The educations reforms introduced by the government include performance-related tests for teachers. Critics accuse Mexico’s teachers’ unions of being corrupt and having too much control over job allocation. Last week, thousands of its members protested outside the Senate in an attempt to disrupt the passing o...

Día De Los Muertos is one of Mexico's traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends

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...tos. This sweet bread is a staple of the celebrations. Children dunk it in hot chocolate and adults in café con leche. In Mexico, street vendors have it readily available during the festivities although many families make it at home following individual family recipes. Bright colors, but especially yellow, dominate the decor at Día de los Muertos. Skulls were powerful symbols for the Aztecs. The...

Demi Moore exposed a less flattering side of her age-defying physique when she headed to a spa resort in Mexico for a spot of pampering

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...emi Moore exposed a less flattering side of her age-defying physique when she headed to a spa resort in Mexico for a spot of pampering. Demi Moore, 50, stripped down to a floral print bikini for a meditation session on the beach at the Amansala Eco-Chic hotel in Tulum – where fellow guests could not help but notice her wrinkled tummy. While Demi Moore still possesses a body many women would...

More than 130 prisoners are on the run in Mexico after a mass breakout from Coahuila jail close to the US border

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...fled through a tunnel measuring 2.9 m (9.5 ft) deep and 7 m long, attorney general Homero Ramos said in a statement broadcast on local TV. The state government has offered rewards of 200,000 pesos ($15,600) for information leading to the arrest of each prisoner. This is not the first time such a mass breakout has taken place in Coahuila, but it is by far one of the biggest in recent years. Such ev...

Three policemen have been killed in a shootout with two other officers at Mexico City's main airport

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Three policemen have been killed in a shootout with two other officers at Mexico City’s main airport. Officials say those shot dead were attempting to arrest the two officers who are suspected of involvement in a cocaine trafficking ring. Passengers dived for cover when the suspected traffickers opened fire, killing two officers immediately and injuring a third who later died. The two suspe...

Data leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden showed Mexico’s ex-President Felipe Calderon's emails were hacked in 2010

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Mexico’s foreign ministry has strongly condemned alleged US spying after a report said that former President Felipe Calderon’s emails were hacked by the National Security Agency (NSA). Data leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden showed Mexico’s ex-President Felipe Calderon’s emails were hacked in 2010, Germany’s Der Spiegel reports. Mexico’s foreign ministry said such...

Kourtney Kardashian displayed her pregnancy shape while lapping up the sunshine in Mexico with boyfriend Scott Disick and her son Mason recently

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Kourtney Kardashian displayed her pregnancy shape while lapping up the sunshine in Mexico with boyfriend Scott Disick and her son Mason recently. Kourtney Kardashian, 32, looked in great shape as she displayed her mother-to-be curves in different bikinis during the holiday. The couple, who revealed they were expecting their second child in November stayed at their friend’s Joe Francis’ Punta Mita...

At least 38 inmates have died in Apodaca prison riot in northern Mexico

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At least 38 inmates have died in Apodaca prison riot in northern Mexico. Security officials said the inmates had either forced or bribed a number of guards to open the doors between two separate wings of the jail. A fight broke out between the prisoners, in which the killings occurred. Deadly prison fights between rival gangs are not uncommon in Mexico: last month 31 inmates were killed in simila...

Maria Elena Medina, director of the National Institute of Psychiatry, speaks about the patent of a new vaccine that could reduce addiction to heroin, during a news conference at the institute in Mexico City

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...t the patent of a new vaccine that could reduce addiction to heroin, during a news conference at the institute in Mexico City The Scripps Research Institute in California, which has also seen success of its heroin vaccine in lab rats, is currently conducting human clinical trials for cocaine and nicotine vaccines, but not heroin. The Mexican researchers will be the first to test a heroin vaccine i...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors

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Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family has announced. Gabriel Garcia Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors, best known for his masterpiece of magic realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude. The 1967 novel sold more than 30 million copies and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel Garcia Marquez had been il...

A New Mexico inmate, an ex-convict on probation and his nephew are under investigation for plotting to castrate and murder pop singer Justin Bieber

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...tting to castrate and murder pop singer Justin Bieber, police said. Their unsuccessful scheme called for targeting Justin Bieber and his bodyguard while in New York City in mid-November, and their motive grew from the inmate’s quest for notoriety and his infatuation with Justin Bieber, said a New Mexico State Police affidavit. The inmate, Dana Martin, who is serving two life sentences for a...

Madeleine McCann, of Rothley, Leicestershire, was 3-year-old when she went missing in Portugal in May 2007

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...y to the case after it emerged officers were analyzing data from phones belonging to people who were in Praia da Luz when Madeleine vanished. Related search articles:how old would madeleine mccann be now 2013 latest madeleine mccann news 2013 Madeleine McCann sightings 2013 madeline mccann sightings Madeline mcann sightings madeleine mccan sighting 2013 madeleine bigfoot sighting 2013 current e...

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, one of the world's most notorious drug-gang leaders, has been captured by Mexican marines

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...as as a coherent organization. “There will still be people who call themselves Zetas, bands of individuals who maintain the same modus operandi,” said Alejandro Hope, a former member of Mexico’s domestic intelligence service. Analysts say Miguel Angel Trevino Morales’ younger brother, Omar, has been one of his closest lieutenants and may try to position himself as successor...