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Top Story — A strike by farm workers across Mexico’s Baja California peninsula continued on Wednesday despite the launch of talks involving workers, officials and farm operators, threatening the harvest of millions of dollars worth of produce, according to local media. The strike was launched more than a week ago in the area surrounding the…

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Top Story — Attacks on Mexican journalists have risen since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in late 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the press freedom organization Article 19. In 2013 and 2014, an average of 328 so-called “aggressions” targeted journalists, up from an average of 182 a year under Peña Nieto’s…

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U.S.-Born Students in Mexico Risk Becoming ‘Lost Generation’ Nina Lakhani. The Los Angeles Times. March 9, 2015. (1,052 words) In recent years, record-high deportation rates and a financial crisis saw many of those who lived illegally in the United States return to Mexico. The American-born children of those making the move often lack official documentation,…

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TOP STORY — Mexican authorities on Wednesday arrested the alleged leader of the notorious Zetas drug cartel — the latest high-profile criminal to be targeted by the government’s “kingpin” strategy. Omar Treviño Morales — alias “Z-42″ — was arrested shortly after 3:00 a.m. by police and military troops in a wealthy area of the northern…

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Top Story — Mexican officials arrested the brother of former Guerrero state Gov. Ángel Aguirre on Tuesday, accusing him of taking some $19 million in kickbacks for construction contracts. Carlos Aguirre was arrested alongside six others — including former state officials and some of Aguirre’s relatives — on money laundering charges. The announcement comes amid…

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Top Story — An investigation conducted by a world-renowned team of forensic experts called into question the Mexican government’s verdict on the fate of the 43 students missing since September from the town of Iguala. The forensic experts’ judgement — that the official probe failed to conclusively prove that the students were murdered and their…

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An explosion caused by a gas leak at a Mexico City maternity and children’s hospital killed two people and injured dozens more, according to the Borough Chief of Cuajimalpa, where the hospital is located. Borough Chief Adrián Rubalcava confirmed the two deaths on Twitter, rejecting previous reports that seven had been confirmed dead. “The previously…

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Top Story — Evidence in the case of the 43 students missing from Iguala, Mexico, since Sept. 26 conclusively proves that they are dead, Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday. Murillo Karam’s statement is unlikely to quash suspicions held by the students’ relatives, many of whom suspect that the federal government is seeking…