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Near the scene of the killings in Celaya, Mexico, on Thursday night.Credit...EPA, via Shutterstock

Gunmen attack wake in Mexico, killing nine

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dpa/GNA - Gunmen opened fire at a home in central Mexico where a wake was being held on Thursday night, killing at least...
AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Mexico grants emergency approval for second coronavirus vaccine

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dpa/GNA - Mexico has granted emergency approval to the AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine, a Health Ministry official said, making it the second vaccine to...
Police arrest

Activists blame death of man in prison on Venezuelan officials

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dpa/GNA - Human rights activists in Venezuela have blamed the death of an indigenous man in prison on officials. Salvador Franco died on Sunday...
Lockdown

Venezuela to implement seven-day hard lockdown to slow coronavirus

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dpa/GNA - Venezuela will implement a week of hard lockdown starting on Monday to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus, Vice...
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 2: Recycled plastic bottles are seen at the San Francisco Recycling Center March 2, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Bottled water is the single largest growth area among all beverages, more than doubling over the last decade. Only about 12 percent of plastic bottles, mostly water, were recycled in 2003, according to industry consultant R.W. Beck, Inc. Since most bottled water is consumed away from home where recycling isn't an option, an estimated 40 million bottles a day go into the trash or become litter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sale of single-use plastic banned in Mexico City

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dpa/GNA - A ban on the sale of single-use plastic in Mexico City came into force on New Year's Day. "The marketing, distribution and...
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico seized 486 percent more fentanyl in 2020 than previous year

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dpa/GNA - Mexican security forces confiscated almost 500 per cent more of the opioid fentanyl in 2020 than in the previous year, Defence...
Covid Vaccines

Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica first in Latin America to start vaccination

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dpa/GNA Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica became the first countries in Latin America to begin vaccinating their populations against the coronavirus on Thursday. In...
jail bars

Nicaragua frees more than 1,000 prison inmates ahead of Christmas

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Nicaragua has freed 1,004 prison inmates in the run-up to Christmas, Vice President Rosario Murillo announced on Friday. Nicaragua regularly releases prisoners around certain public...
Miroslava Breach

Mexican politician arrested after historic murder of journalist

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Nearly four years after the murder of a journalist in northern Mexico, a local politician has been arrested for his suspected involvement in the...
Mexico

Prosecutors: More than 100 bodies found in mass grave in Mexico

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More than 100 bodies have been found in a mass grave in Mexico's western state of Jalisco, state prosecutors said on Sunday. Local attorney general...
President Manuel Merino

Peru’s interim president resigns after days of unrest

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Peru's interim President Manuel Merino has resigned after just five days in office, in the wake of violent protests over the ousting of his...
Hurricane Eta

Hurricane Eta wreaks havoc in Nicaragua and Honduras, two reported dead

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Hurricane Eta lashed the Nicaraguan coast on Tuesday, causing significant damage and reportedly claiming at least two lives, one of them in neighbouring...
Zeta

Hurricane Zeta moves towards Mexican peninsula, evacuations expected

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Tropical storm Zeta developed into a hurricane over the Caribbean on Monday and was moving towards Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with winds of 130 kilometres...
cocaine

Costa Rica seizes 2.4 tons of cocaine in record 15th seizure in 2020

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Costa Rican officials have seized 2.4 tons of cocaine from a container in Liverpool on the country's Caribbean coast, the country's Security Ministry said...
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, takes part in an international press conference at Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, on May 17, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Maduro claims Venezuela has 100-per-cent effective virus treatment

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Venezuela has discovered a highly effective treatment to completely eliminate the novel coronavirus without side effects, the country's president Nicolas Maduro claimed on Sunday. A...
Court

Nicaragua passes controversial law for ‘regulation of foreign agents’

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The Nicaraguan National Assembly on Thursday approved a controversial law that requires any organization or person receiving external financing to register as a "foreign...
Gun Shot Dead

Six killed in gun attack on bar in El Salvador

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Six people have been killed in an attack by gunmen on a bar in El Salvador, police in the Central American country said on...
cocaine

Costa Rica seizes three tons of cocaine from ship bound for Antwerp

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Costa Rican officials have seized almost three tons of cocaine from a container ship at the harbour of Moin on the country's Caribbean coast,...
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexico to deploy 5,000 soldiers before arrival of dangerous hurricane

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Mexico will deploy 5,000 soldiers to the eastern Yucatan Peninsula before the imminent arrival of powerful Hurricane Delta, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said...

Honduras to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

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Honduras will move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of the year, President Juan Orlando Hernandez announced on...
Sierra Leone Prison

Mexican drug cartel leader sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of journalist

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A federal judge in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua has sentenced an organized crime leader to 50 years in prison for the murder...
floods

Eleven members of one family killed in Panama flood

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Eleven members of the same family were killed during a flood in Panama on Sunday, according to the country's civil protection authorities. The Bejuco river...
football

Mexico and Netherlands to meet in October soccer friendly

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Mexico will end their international football hiatus with a friendly against the Netherlands in October. The match will be played at the...
A man jogs near the White House during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington D.C., the United States, April 1, 2020. The United States became the first nation with more than 200,000 COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Washington using pandemic to pursue unilateralism, play blame games

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The U.S. administration led by President Donald Trump is taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to pursue unilateral policies while pinning the blame for...
[Reuters]A U.S. flag fluters at the Paso del Norte International Border bridge, in Ciudad Juarez

Mexico, U.S. extend ban on non-essential cross-border travel amid pandemic

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Mexico and the United States agreed to extend a ban on non-essential travel across their shared border in a bid to contain the COVID-19...

Mexico receives 2nd shipment of medical supplies from China

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A shipment of 11 tons of medical supplies arrived in Mexico from China on late Friday to help the country address the COVID-19 pandemic,...
surgical mask

LatAm countries turn to face masks to contain pandemic

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Latin American countries are urging, and sometimes mandating, people to use face masks to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, even as global experts...
football

Mexico, Colombia to meet in May friendly

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Mexico and Colombia will meet in a friendly in May as both teams prepare for continental tournaments, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) said on...
fire outbreak

At least 15 children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

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At least 15 children were killed in a fire at an orphanage in an area near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, local officials reported...
migrants

Immigration across U.S.-Mexico border plunges 74.5 percent in 9 months

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Immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border plunged 74.5 percent from May 2019 to January 2020, in the wake of a bilateral agreement to curb migrant...