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Frida, Mexico's famous rescue dog, retires

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:18 AM

The canine unit of Mexico's Marines honors Frida during her retirement after saving 12 people's lives in her decade-long career as a search and rescue dog

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 06, 2018, a rescue dog from the Mexican Navy, Frida, is pictured during a training session in Mexico City. Frida, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever who was a hero among rescue dogs in the September 2017 quake, retired this June 24, 2019 during a ceremony. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Mexico set to inaugurate new president Lopez Obrador

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will give a second speech at the National Palace, where the long disused seat of power is and where he plans to install his offices

PRESIDENT. Mexico is set to inaugurate its new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. AFP photo

Magic to host Bulls, Jazz in NBA Mexico City games

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The NBA returns to Mexico, the country that has hosted the most number of games outside the United States and Canada

MEXICO-BOUND. Jerian Grant of the Chicago Bulls drives against Ricky Rubio of the Utah Jazz in last season's NBA action. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

8 wolf cubs the star attraction at Mexico City zoo

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:22 PM

This is the biggest litter born in a Mexico City zoo since a US-Mexican program to boost the population of the species began in the 1980s

WOLF CUBS. Three-month-old Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) are seen at the Coyotes Zoo in Mexico City on July 10, 2018. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Sheinbaum, first woman elected Mexico City mayor

Jul 02, 2018 - 8:37 AM

Claudia Sheinbaum, a Jewish scientist, environmentalist and left-wing politician, has made a rapid political rise to lead North America's largest city – though it has not been without controversy

The candidate for governor for Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum of the "Juntos haremos historia" coalition party, casts her vote during the general elections in Mexico City, on July 1, 2018. Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, Mexicans go to the polls seeking for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century: the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the conservative National Action Party (PAN). / AFP PHOTO / Bernardo Montoya

Mexico arrests 'decisive' suspect in case of 43 missing students

Mar 13, 2018 - 1:52 PM

The suspect is a member of the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel, and 'is identified in the investigation as one of those who played a decisive role' in the students' disappearance

'DONDE ESTAN?' Women participates in a protest demanding the Mexican government the appearance of 43 missing students in Mexico City on November 5, 2014. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:43 AM

(UPDATED) Both Mexico's National Seismological Service and the US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.2

Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead in year of earthquakes, violence

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Mexico's Day of the Dead is a festival of colorful costumes, traditions and sweets, but it has a bittersweet flavor this year as it remembers those killed in two earthquakes and a wave of violent crime

CATRINA. Student Jessenia Alcantara poses for a photograph disguised as "Catrina" (Mexican representation of death) during a Catrina competition at the University of Michoacan in Morelia, Mexico on October 31, 2017. Photo by Omar Torres/AFP

Blame starts to fly over Mexico earthquake collapses

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:09 AM

Political analysts say the quake underlines the government's lack of credibility, less than a year out from presidential elections

STILL SEARCHING. Rescuers work in a building toppled by a magnitude 7.1 quake that struck central Mexico almost a week ago, in Mexico City, on September 25, 2017. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

5 days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:37 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities are still listening to anguished families who insist that painstaking rescue operations continue at a handful of sites

RUBBLE. Rescuers search for survivors amid the debris and rubble from a flattened building in Mexico City on September 23, 2017, four days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

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Sep 24, 2017 - 12:02 PM

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Hope fades in search for Mexico quake survivors

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:48 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities put the death toll at 272 people, but it is expected to rise further with more than 200 still missing in Mexico City

SEARCH CONTINUES. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors and bodies at the Enrique Rebsamen Elementary School in Mexico City on September 21, 2017, two days after a strong quake hit central Mexico. A powerful 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Bautista, Castillo, Mexico earthquake | Evening wRap

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Duterte, Hontiveros, Mexico quake | Midday wRap

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Philippine embassy in Mexico damaged by quake – Malacañang

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:16 AM

No Filipino casualties have been reported so far, says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

AFTER THE QUAKE. People crowd Reforma avenue after a strong earthquake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Victor Cruz/AFP

WATCH: Fan attempts selfie with Suns' TJ Warren during game

Jan 13, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The NBA doesn t come to Mexico City often so one fan took advantage of a rare opportunity

CRASH LANDING. TJ Warren of the Phoenix Suns was an unintended photo subject of one quick-thinking fan at courtside. Screenshot from YouTube

World cities seek $375-B to fight climate change

Dec 02, 2016 - 7:12 PM

The mayors of Paris Mexico City and Madrid sayin a statement Thursday they are committed to ridding their cities of diesel engines by 2025 to improve air quality

MAYORS ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, talks with Brazilian Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro (L), and US Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, during the Ceremony Awards of "C40 Awards the 11 Best Cities of 2016 for Addressing Climate Change" at the Palacio de Mineria in Mexico City, on December 1, 2016. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/ AFP

Asia most exposed to disasters, Africa most vulnerable – study

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:41 AM

Among mega cities Manila – facing a triple threat from cyclones superstorms and earthquakes – tops the list of urban areas with the highest number of people exposed

ASIA MOST EXPOSED. Heavy traffic is seen along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue with a backdrop of Manila's financial district skyline in Makati City, the Philippines, April 15, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig /EPA

Justin Bieber expelled from Mayan ruins

Jan 09, 2016 - 12:06 PM

An official of the National Institute of Anthropology and History confirms that Justin was escorted out of the ancient site in Tulum for trying to enter a prohibited area

Mexico seeks new DNA tests in missing students case

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Independent forensic experts from Argentina are helping government investigators to find any remains that could be sent for for lab tests

NEW DNA TESTS. Relatives of missing students from Ayotzinapa teachers school participate in a protest in Mexico City, Mexico, September 25, 2015. Photo by Alex Cruz/EPA

Mexican leader vows to seek truth in 43 missing case

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED The parents of those missing has presented 8 demands to President Enrique Pena Nieto in a document charging that the authorities had manufactured a historic lie

ONE YEAR AFTER. Supporters of relatives of 43 Mexican students missing march holding portraits as part of the event to commemorate the first year of their disappearance, in Tixtla, Mexico, September 24, 2015. Photo by Francisca Meza/EPA

Cities sign climate pledge in boost to global deal

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:34 AM

The signatories promise although without binding penalties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95 from 1990 levels by 2050

Mexico's Fire Volcano erupts, hamlet evacuated

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:38 PM

The national civil protection agency evacuates 19 Yerbabeuna hamlet residents

Mexico army ordered soldiers to kill criminals: NGO

Jul 03, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Human rights group Prodh says Mexican military documents show soldiers were given a standing order to kill criminals just days before the alleged extrajudicial execution of several gang suspects last year

CLASH. Students are detained by police officers as they try to get inside the International Airport to block its access in Mexico City, Mexico, 20 November 2014, during nationwide protests over the disappearance of the 43 Mexican students in September. Banner reading 'Mexico Was The State'. Photo by Pablo Salazar Solis / EPA

Gas explosion at Mexico children's hospital, 3 dead

Jan 29, 2015 - 11:01 PM

2nd UPDATE The hospital partially collapses after a gas tanker truck blew up outside as it was making a delivery

Suspects admit to massacring missing Mexico students

Nov 08, 2014 - 8:46 AM

UPDATED Suspects say they killed the students after they were handed over to them between Iguala and the neighboring town of Cocula by police

ANGRY, SAD. Mexican attorney general Jesus Murillo Karam addresses a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, November 7, 2014. Karam said the 43 missing students who disappeared on September 26, 2014 were killed by members of Guerreros Unidos drug cartel, according to the confessions by three detained cartel members. Photo by Mario Guzman/EPA

Mexico mayor, wife arrested over 43 missing students

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Jose Luis Abarca the former mayor of the city of Iguala and Maria de los Angeles Pineda are detained by federal police in Mexico City

THE MISSING. A placard with the portraits of the 43 missing students of the Raul Isidro Burgos teachers's school is seen at the dining room of their school in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, Mexico on October 26, 2014. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mexico catches gang's 'maximum leader' in missing students case

Oct 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says the arrest of Sidronio Casarrubias would open a new line of investigation to find the college students who have been missing for 3 weeks

MORE PROTESTS. Students, teachers and relatives of 43 Mexican youths missing since last 26 September after being detained by police in the city of Iguala march to demand their return, in city of Acapulco, Mexico, 17 October 2014. Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA

Strong quake rattles Mexico City

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:20 PM

2nd UPDATE What we have are collapsed walls and no reports of deaths or injuries says the civil protection chief The city built over soft soil from a drained lake is sensitive to distant quakes

EARTHQUAKE. People evacuate buildings after a strong earthquake rattles Mexico City, swaying buildings, shattering windows and prompting people to rush into the street as power went out. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

A dirty job in Mexico City: sewer diver

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Someone has to do this work Mexico City s lone sewer diver said The smell is unpleasant but it s like everything you get used to it

DIVING INTO SEWAGE. Mexican diver Julio Cesar Cu, fully equipped with a KMB hard helmet and a dry suit, prepares to be lowered into the sewage to begin the process of clearing the floodgates of garbage on August 21, 2013, at one of the pumping plants of Mexico City's sewage system. AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt

Quake rattles Mexico resort

Aug 21, 2013 - 9:04 PM

2nd UPDATE A strong 6 0 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Wednesday an official says

Stray bullet kills 10-year-old Mexican boy in packed theater

Nov 14, 2012 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED Authorities said Tuesday November 13 that a 10 year old boy who was mysteriously shot dead in a packed Mexico City movie theater was killed by a stray bullet that came from outside