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Mexico City: Capital of Mexico
Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico and the most-populous city in North America. Mexico City is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the world. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 subdivisions, formerly known as boroughs.


Mexico boosts fight against organised crime [Video]

Mexico boosts fight against organised crime

Authorities have frozen more than 1,000 bank accounts allegedly linked to Mexico City's biggest drug cartels.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published
Skull sculptures laid in Mexico for Day of the Dead [Video]

Skull sculptures laid in Mexico for Day of the Dead

Skull sculptures have graced the streets of Mexico City as part of Day of the Dead celebrations which are being held amid the coronavirus pandemicView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Mexico schools: Shop provides internet access to students [Video]

Mexico schools: Shop provides internet access to students

A tortilla shop and a group of teachers in Mexico City are helping disadvantaged students learn remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published
A bike boom in Mexico City amid COVID-19 [Video]

A bike boom in Mexico City amid COVID-19

In sprawling Mexico City, authorities have long faced an uphill battle over how to get commuters onto bikes. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has made the task a little easier. This report produced by..

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Mexico experts find 2,000 ruin sites near Maya train route

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Mexico's seizures of fentanyl drug up 465%

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, rising to almost 2,300 pounds from around 405 pounds last year, but..
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Mexico honors a defiant woman on independence anniversary

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Mexico's president nods to environment but favors state energy firms

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A U.S. general called for continued partnership with African countries in the fight against extremism. Ten prison guards in Mexico City are being questioned after several high-profile inmates escaped...
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Coronavirus live updates: Hawaii may delay tourists' return; California orders closure of defiant private school; US deaths near 170K

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Highlights of this day in history: First steps toward building the Berlin Wall during the Cold War; Cuba's Fidel Castro born; Spain's Cortez captures what's now Mexico City; Director Alfred Hitchcock.. - Published

COVID-19 death toll in Mexico nears 50,000

covid-19 death toll in mexico nears 50,000
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China offers $1 billion loan to Latin America and the Caribbean for access to its Covid-19 vaccine

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Mexican president pledges better health care after pandemic

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Remains of Aztec palace, house built by Hernán Cortés found near Mexico City plaza

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Aztec palace's remains uncovered off Mexico City's main Zócalo plaza

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Mexican president thanks Trump for not mentioning border wall at summit

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Most Mexicans say country should be closer to U.S., poll shows

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Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in..
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Mexico’s president to visit Trump in Washington next week

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Brazen ambush of Mexico City chief blamed on Jalisco cartel

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30 bodies found dumped in 2 northern Mexico states

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Mexican president says Trump meeting likely in July, urges Canada to join

mexican president says trump meeting likely in july, urges canada to join
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A powerful earthquake centered in southern Mexico swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets. (June 23) - Published

Powerful earthquake hits Mexico

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Mexican president's airport project pushes full steam ahead despite coronavirus

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Cuban doctors may stay longer in Mexico if coronavirus cases keep rising

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Mexico City to begin gradual exit from lockdown on Monday

The mayor of Mexico City said on Friday the Mexican capital will next week lift restrictions on car traffic and public transport, and allow 340,000 factory works to get back to work, even though new..
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Protests over police abuses flare again in Mexico's two largest cities

Masked men and women protesting police abuses vandalized buildings and threw stones at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City on Friday as Mexican state authorities arrested three officers in a bid to quell..
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Protests over police abuses spread to Mexico City, stones thrown at U.S. embassy

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Mexico overtakes US coronavirus daily deaths

mexico overtakes us coronavirus daily deaths
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Mammoth skeletons dug up at Mexico City airport construction site

Alongside construction crews racing to build the Mexican capital's new airport, skulls and curving tusks of massive mammoths peek through the dirt as archaeologists dig up more and more bones belonging..
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Mexico receives two flights of Mexican nationals returned from U.S.

Two flights of Mexican nationals who were returned from the United States arrived in Mexico City on Friday, and the 189 passengers will be sent to their states of origin, the Mexican government said.
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Large contingent of Cuban doctors help Mexico with coronavirus: sources

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20 doctors at Mexican public hospital test positive for coronavirus

At least 20 doctors at a public hospital outside Mexico City have tested positive for the coronavirus, the head of Mexico's social security institute (IMSS) said on Wednesday, in the second major..
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Mexico City coronavirus test lab draws lines of people

Dozens of people waited in their cars and on the sidewalk at a laboratory in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood on Wednesday to be tested for coronavirus, eager for diagnoses despite the government's..
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Mexico City grows quieter as mayor moves to stem coronavirus spread

The streets in the heart of Mexico City usually clogged with bikers most Sundays grew noticeably quiet after the mayor ordered a popular outdoors event suspended along with other measures, even as the..
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El Salvador accuses Mexico of sending it 12 coronavirus patients

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele on Monday accused Mexico of allowing a dozen confirmed coronavirus cases to board a flight due to leave Mexico City for San Salvador, and said he had suspended all..
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Mexico City underground trains collide killing one

Two trains crash into each other at Tacubaya metro station in Mexico City injuring dozens.
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At least one dead, dozens injured in Mexico City metro crash

At least one person was killed and 41 injured when two trains collided on Mexico City's underground metro network late on Tuesday, local authorities said.
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Nazi salutes, Molotov cocktails rock massive Mexico women's march

A group of women outside Mexico City's main cathedral clashed on Sunday with men protesting abortion who made Nazi salutes, among scuffles that left dozens injured during a protest of tens of thousands..
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International Women's Day: Clashes mar Mexico City march

Dozens are injured as activists throw petrol bombs and police use tear gas during a women's protest.
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Latin American cities hold massive Women's Day marches

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Mexican prosecutors to issue arrest warrants in probe for young girl's murder

Mexican authorities said on Wednesday they would soon issue arrest warrants for two people wanted for the murder of a 7-year-old girl in Mexico City, the latest in a series of killings that have..
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