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Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

8 killed in clash between drug cartels in Mexico

A police officer stands guard at the entrance to a gym where four people were shot dead in the Tepito neighborhood in Mexico City, Friday, June 7, 2013. Two masked gunmen stormed into the Body Extreme gym on Thursday night yelling "everyone hit the floor" and opened fire, in the Mexico City neighborhood that is home to the area's biggest black market, authorities said. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said preliminary investigations indicated the killings were part of a "personal grudge", and denied that the kind of large-scale drug cartel executions that have bloodied other parts of Mexico have arrived in Mexico City. AP Photo/Gabriela Sanchez

Authorities say eight people were killed in a clash between two organized crime groups in southern Guerrero state.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexico seeks culprits in rape of 6 Spaniards

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Police patrol on the beach outside a home after masked armed men broke into the home in Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013. According to the mayor of Acapulco, five masked men burst into the house that Spanish tourists had rented on the outskirts of Acapulco, in a low-key area near the beach, and held a group of six Spanish men and one Mexican woman at gunpoint, while they raped the six Spanish women before dawn on Monday. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

Authorities have information they hope will lead them to the gang of armed, masked men who raped six Spanish tourists in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, the attorney general in the southern state of Guerrero said.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Six Spaniards raped at Mexico resort

Police patrol on the beach outside a home after masked armed men broke into the home in Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013. According to the mayor of Acapulco, five masked men burst into the house that Spanish tourists had rented on the outskirts of Acapulco, in a low-key area near the beach, and held a group of six Spanish men and one Mexican woman at gunpoint, while they raped the six Spanish women before dawn on Monday. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

A gang of masked gunmen broke into a beach bungalow and raped six Spanish women in Acapulco, a Mexican resort city on the Pacific heavily dependent on tourism revenue, officials said.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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