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Stories with place: Mexico City
  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:34 pm
  • ARACATACA, Colombia - Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:08 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:44 pm
  • ACAPULCO, Mexico - A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.

  • Hail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:43 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend.

  • Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:11 am
  • MEXICO CITY - Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

  • Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:39 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel.

  • Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:27 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters.

  • Feds: Sinaloa cartel member cooperating with US 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:04 pm
  • CHICAGO - A high-ranking member of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel and son of one of the drug ring's leaders pleaded guilty to drug trafficking a year ago and has been cooperating with authorities, federal prosecutors in Chicago announced Thursday.

  • Mexican police issue 'ransom ware' virus warning 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:46 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Police in Mexico City have issued a warning about a new type of "ransom ware" virus that can take over computers' cameras and make the user think they are under surveillance.

  • Mexico congressmen charge mayors for federal funds 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:04 am
  • MEXICO CITY - The mayor of the central Mexico city of Celaya thought he was having a private conversation when he told his staff that congressmen were requiring him to inflate a paving contract by 35 percent in exchange for $12.2 million in federal public works money.

  • Wolves cruise past Spurs, 110-91 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:24 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Throughout the San Antonio Spurs' 19-game winning streak, coach Gregg Popovich was practically begging for his team to lose to help them re-focus as the playoffs approached.

  • Mexico: Sect had kids from 2008 disappearance 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:33 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities confirmed Tuesday that members of a tiny, mysterious evangelical sect had taken and kept about a dozen children who vanished from a Mexico City children's shelter in 2008.

  • Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:05 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible new investor had expressed interest in the carrier, officials announced Friday.

  • Mexico ends bid to revive Mexicana airline 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 12:53 am
  • MEXICO CITY - A Mexican judge has ordered an end to efforts to revive moribund Mexicana airlines through bankruptcy proceedings, saying no credible new investor had expressed interest in the carrier, officials announced Friday.

  • Mexican prosecutors question top state official 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 12:20 am
  • MEXICO CITY - Mexican federal prosecutors said Friday that the No. 2 official in the embattled state of Michoacan is being questioned by investigators.

  • Mexico political boss denies secretary sex claims 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:40 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - The local political chief in the capital for Mexico's ruling party is denying local press reports that his office hired women to have sex with him by placing them on party payrolls as secretaries or receptionists.

  • Mexico honors Octavio Paz 100 years after birth 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:32 am
  • MEXICO CITY - Mexicans honored Nobel Prize poet and essayist Octavio Paz on Monday, marking the 100th anniversary of the late writer's birth.

  • In Mexican jungle, surreal art garden Las Pozas 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:20 pm
  • XILITLA, Mexico - At the end of a long, dirt road in Mexico's northeast jungle, two spiral staircases appear, leading nowhere amid an ornate concrete structure. Giant concrete fleur-de-lis flank a path, and tall bamboo-shaped columns surround a house with no walls. Oversize plaster orchids are in permanent bloom, while a natural waterfall ceaselessly flows down a mountain.

  • Arizona woos Mexico, downplays anti-immigrant law 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 12:43 am
  • MEXICO CITY - Mention Arizona and many Mexicans grimace.

  • Evicted vendors make noise at Mexico city hall 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:06 am
  • MEXICO CITY - Boarding the Mexico City Metro once meant squeezing in with dozens of vendors hawking everything from anti-bacterial gel and Jolly Ranchers to a global CD selection. They hawked their wares with painfully loud speakers carried on their backs, sometimes alongside bizarre "street" performances: Shirtless, homeless men being walked on as they lay on a bed of broken glass; off-key singers so bad they ought to have been paid to stop.