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Mexico City: Capital of Mexico
Mexico City, is the capital city of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. It is one of the 32 states of Mexico. 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 alcaldías, formerly known as boroughs.


U.S.-Mexico restrict non-essential travel along border [Video]

U.S.-Mexico restrict non-essential travel along border

The United States and Mexico have agreed to restrict non-essential travel over their shared border in an effort to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary..

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Thousands march for Women's Day in Latin America [Video]

Thousands march for Women's Day in Latin America

Female protesters took to the streets across Latin America on International Women's Day (March 8), taking a stand against gender-based violence and demanding equal rights. Gloria Tso reports.

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Violent clashes in Mexico City for International Women's Day [Video]

Violent clashes in Mexico City for International Women's Day

Female protesters took to the streets of Mexico City on International Women's Day (March 8) to voice their anger at the wave of gender-based violence that has hit the country.

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McIlroy says he's against proposed new tour [Video]

McIlroy says he's against proposed new tour


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Mcilroy says he's against proposed new tour [Video]

Mcilroy says he's against proposed new tour


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New Zealander Evans races to win at chaotic Mexico ePrix [Video]

New Zealander Evans races to win at chaotic Mexico ePrix


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Mexicans are giving their kids militia training to fight cartels [Video]

Mexicans are giving their kids militia training to fight cartels

A community in Mexico has started offering military-style weapons training to children in an effort to combat gang violence. Gloria Tso reports.

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Making Mexico City more accessible for disabled people [Video]

Making Mexico City more accessible for disabled people

Advocacy group Independent Living says only 10 percent of disabled people are integrated into mainstream Mexican society.

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mexican president toughens stance, urges people to stay home to contain pandemic
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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

From Buenos Aires to Mexico City, women across Latin America's biggest cities took to the streets for International Women's Day on Sunday, spurred by a growing outcry over inequality, femicide and..
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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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Mexican lawmakers toughen penalties for femicide, abuse of minors after murders

Mexico's lower house of congress on Tuesday approved an increase in prison sentences for crimes of femicide and sexual abuse of minors, amid a wave of protests after the murder of a seven-year-old girl..
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Family says government did not protect young girl murdered in Mexico City

Relatives of a seven-year-old girl murdered in Mexico said on Monday the government had failed to protect her despite their pleas for help, while President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appeared to blame..
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Tiger Woods to skip Mexico City World Golf Championships event

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Ingrid Escamilla: Hundreds protest against woman's brutal murder

ingrid escamilla: hundreds protest against woman's brutal murder
Hundreds of people gathered in Mexico City on Friday to protest against the murder of a young woman. Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was stabbed to death allegedly by a man she lived with, who then mutilated her..
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'Condom use is sexy': Mexico City campaigners dish out rubbers ahead of Valentine's Day

Residents in Mexico's sprawling capital were encouraged to play it safe on Valentine's Day, as 100,000 condoms were distributed across the city's metro stations on Thursday in the run up to the annual..
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Spanish police arrest former oil executive sought by Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The former head of Mexico's state oil company was arrested Wednesday in Spain on a international warrant issued by Mexico, authorities said. Mexican Attorney General Alejandro..
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Mexico City killing sparks fury over violence against women

The gruesome murder of a 25-year-old woman in Mexico's capital has unleashed outrage among authorities and rights groups after leaked photos of her mutilated body appeared on the front page of a..
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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov hits out at U.S. 'provocations' in Venezuela

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By Marianna Parraga MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday denounced U.S. foreign policy in Venezuela, criticizing U.S. "provocations" and attempts to create what he..
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Russian foreign minister says efforts to remove Venezuela's Maduro not 'useful'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a visit to Mexico City on Thursday criticized attempts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as not "useful" and denounced U.S. foreign policy in..
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Ford applauds 'Greta's part in the leadership of young people'

Harrison Ford praises young climate activists during a Mexico City press conference for his new film "Call of the Wild." (Feb. 6) - Published

Mexico reports no infections, after one person with new coronavirus visits country

Mexico's health ministry said one person carrying the new coronavirus had visited Mexico City, but since left the country, and nobody identified as having been in contact with them has so far shown..
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Suspected associate of El Chapo's sons flees Mexico City prison

Three prisoners wanted by the United States for their links to drug trafficking, including an alleged associate of the sons of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, on Wednesday escaped from a..
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Pre-Hispanic sweat lodge uncovered in Mexico City

The remains of the sweat lodge still has the part where the tub or pool for the steam bath was located.
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Critics say Mexico social programs used for political ends

critics say mexico social programs used for political ends
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Shortly before taking office, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador decided to create an army of volunteers — 18,000 of them — to carry out an unusual mission for an..
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Boy opens fire in school in northern Mexico, at least two dead

boy opens fire in school in northern mexico, at least two dead
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Gold bar found beneath Mexico City street was part of Moctezuma's treasure

A new scientific analysis of a large gold bar found decades ago in downtown Mexico City reveals it was part of the plunder Spanish conquerors tried to carry away as they fled the Aztec capital after..
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Denied U.S. entry, Mexican cuts own throat on bridge over Rio Grande

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Count of 'disappeared' tops 61,000 in Mexico

count of 'disappeared' tops 61,000 in mexico
MEXICO CITY -- More than 61,000 people have disappeared in Mexico, authorities announced Monday, sharply raising their estimate of those who have vanished in more than a decade of extreme violence by..
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Mexico City goes back to the future with plastic bag ban

Mexico City's new ban on plastic bags has inspired visions of a journey back in time even as local makers of the packaging worry they could become obsolete.
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16 killed, 5 wounded in prison riots in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- At least 16 prisoners were killed, five others wounded after riots occurred Tuesday afternoon in a prison in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, local authorities..
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Nicaragua frees 91 protesters, including Belgian

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Nicaraguan government feed 91 protesters Monday, including 16 activists arrested in Nicaragua in November for taking water to demonstrators. Those released included a student..
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Mexican police chief arrested in attack that killed Mormons

mexican police chief arrested in attack that killed mormons
MEXICO CITY -- The police chief of a small town near Mexico's border with the United States has been arrested over accusations that he was involved in the killings last month of nine women and children..
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ShowBiz Minute: Prince Philip, Duff, Christmas

UK's Prince Philip discharged from London hospital; Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma tie the knot; Giant baby Jesus statue delights Mexico City crowd. (Dec. 24) - Published

Six injured as giant cruise ships collide off Mexico

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MEXICO CITY: Six people were injured Friday when two enormous cruise ships operated by US-based Carnival collided off Mexico’s Caribbean coast, the company said. “Oh my God!” a man can be heard..
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Assault rifles seized at Panama prison after 12 killed in shooting

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Mexico City - At least 12 people have been killed in an exchange of gunfire in a prison outside Panama City, police said on Tuesday. Thirteen others were injured, two of them seriously, Panama's deputy..
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Chuy Bravo, best known for his role on "Chelsea Lately," has died at 63 after being rushed to a Mexico City emergency room with an acute stomach ache. - Published

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stressed that the United States has a stake in Mexico's success as representatives from the United States, Mexico and Canada gathered in Mexico City on..
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Emirates touches down in Mexico City

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Mexico City, Mexico: Emirates has launched a daily Dubai-Mexico City route via Barcelona, with the inaugural Emirates flight EK55 from Dubai landing at Mexico City International Airport on December 9..
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U.S., Canadian officials converge on Mexico City to seal final changes to trade deal

Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S...
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Mexican President Praises Trump Decision to Delay Terrorist Designation for Drug Cartels

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The challenges facing Mexico City's first ever female mayor

As Socialist Claudia Sheinbaum marks her first year as mayor of Mexico City, our reporters went to meet this divorced, 56-year-old mother and scientist by training, who stands out in the male-dominated..
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Evo Morales leaves Mexico on 'temporary' trip to Cuba

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A person close to the self-exiled former President Evo Morales of Bolivia said Friday that the former leader is in Cuba for a medical...
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At least 21 killed in gunbattle between cartel, Mexican authorities

at least 21 killed in gunbattle between cartel, mexican authorities
MEXICO CITY — Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials..
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The Dish: Chef Gabriela Camara on her successes and new projects

Chef Gabriela Camara’s Mexico City restaurant "Contramar" was described by the New York Times as the "equivalent of New York's Four Seasons in its heyday, only more fun, and with much better food."..
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"No invasion since 1914" - Mexico bristles at U.S. terror designation plan

no invasion since 1914 - mexico bristles at u.s. terror designation plan
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday Mexico had not been invaded for more than a century and he would not permit another foreign intervention, reflecting..
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Mexico Is Infuriated by Trump’s Pledge to Designate Drug Cartels as Terrorist Organizations

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(MEXICO CITY) — Mexicans reacted Wednesday with anger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Mexican officials and experts don’t..
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French citizen kidnapped in Mexican national park

A French citizen and a Mexican national were kidnapped Sunday while visiting a national park in central Mexico, the French embassy in Mexico City told AFP.
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Morales says the U.S. offered him plane to leave Bolivia

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said in an interview with Reuters in Mexico City on Friday that the United States had offered a plane to get him out of Bolivia.
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Why can't Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

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Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

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MEXICO CITY: Bolivia's Evo Morales on Friday called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation's political crisis following his ouster as president in what he..
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