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Colombia hopes to share Garcia Marquez remains

A wreath decorates the entrance to the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum, at the house were he was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. AP

The final resting place for the ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez remains unclear. It could be Mexico where he lived for decades or his native Colombia. Perhaps even both.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Mixed feelings for Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hometown

Friends surround Melquin Merchan, an 18-year-old painter from Aracataca, as he paints a portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the house where the Nobel laureate was born in Aracataca, Colombia, Friday, April 18, 2014. Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on Thursday. AP

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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 »

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A couple takes a photo of a portrait of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the Casa de la Moneda Museum in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday. The author was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism. (AP Photo/Diana Sanchez)

“A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!” — Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos.

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

18 dead in weekend violence in northern Mexico

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A series of gunfights left 18 people dead over the weekend in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which borders the United States and has endured years of drug violence.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico

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Colombia’s Nobel-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the 87-year-old author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” was hospitalized Thursday for undisclosed reasons in Mexico City, a health ministry official said.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexican women giving birth in street–activists

In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 photo, baby dolls representing children born in the streets are shown during a protest outside the Ministry of Health in Oaxaca , Mexico. The sign on the door reads in Spanish, "The children in Oaxaca are born like this". Women's rights advocates sought international help Thursday in trying to end what they call a pattern of poor indigenous Mexican women being turned away from hospitals while in labor, forcing them to give birth on lawns, patios or parking lots. AP

Women’s rights advocates sought international help Thursday in ending what they call a pattern of poor indigenous Mexican women being turned away from hospitals while in labor, forcing them to give birth on lawns, patios or parking lots.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexico drug cartel makes more dealing iron ore

In this March 12, 2014, Mexican federal police fly over the Balsas River near the Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. AP

Forget crystal meth. The pseudo-religious Knights Templar drug cartel in western Mexico has diversified to the point that drug trafficking doesn’t even rank among its top sources of income.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Canada-Mexico flight makes emergency US stop

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A flight heading to Mexico from Canada with 181 passengers and six crew members aboard made an emergency medical landing Sunday in the western U.S. after encountering extreme turbulence that slightly injured two flight attendants.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Mexico confirms recent killing of drug lord reported dead in 2010

In this Dec. 12, 2010 file photo, a man holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Nazario will always live in our hearts," referring to La Familia drug cartel leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez during a demonstration after the government announced he was killed in Apatzingan, Mexico. AP

A Mexican drug lord said to have been killed more than three years ago was shot dead in a clash with authorities Sunday, officials said.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5.8-magnitude quake hits southern Mexico

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has rattled southern Mexico’s Pacific coast, but no damages or injuries are reported.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mexico seizes 6 planes in Sinaloa cartel’s base

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. AP

Mexican marines have seized six small planes and detained three suspects with guns and drugs on a ranch in a western state where the government recently nabbed Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

In Mexico, 2,000 protest for drug lord’s release

People march in support of jailed drug boss Joaquin Guzman Loera, "El Chapo" in the city of Culiacan, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Hundreds of people marched on the streets of Culiacan, the drug lord's bastion, demanding that Guzman be freed, before they briefly clashed with police who fired tear gas at them. AP

Some 2,000 people demonstrated in support of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in his northwestern home state Wednesday, chanting “release him” following his weekend arrest.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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