Mexico

Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform

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MEXICO CITY - Embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto called on Mexico's states on Friday to swiftly adopt steps to modernize the justice system as he tries to defuse mass protests over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers.

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Molotov cocktails, clashes as Mexico City braces for massacre protests 20 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Masked demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and shot fireworks at police near Mexico City's airport on Thursday as thousands prepared to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers.

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Mexico's president, under pressure over mansion, discloses $3 million in assets 20 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Facing conflict of interest accusations over the Mexican first lady's mansion, President Enrique Pena Nieto disclosed late on Wednesday he owned nine separate real estate properties among his total personal assets worth at least 45.2 million pesos (2.1 million pounds).

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Special Report - Plant with troubled past at centre of Takata air bag probe 20 Nov 2014

CIUDAD FRONTERA Mexico/DETROIT - The dusty, industrial town of Ciudad Frontera, Mexico, has moved from the far reaches of the global auto supply chain to the front lines of an investigation into why air bags from Takata Corp are blowing up with lethal force in accidents.

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BMW says its Takata inflator work moving from Mexico to Germany 19 Nov 2014

DETROIT - Takata plans to shift production of BMW air bag inflators from Mexico to Germany, the automaker said on Wednesday in a filing with U.S. safety regulators who have been probing questions about the quality of manufacturing at the plant.

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Mexico's first lady says will sell house at centre of scandal 19 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's first lady said on Tuesday she would give up a house at the centre of a scandal that created a potential conflict of interest between President Enrique Pena Nieto and a company bidding for a lucrative rail contract.

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Mexico president sees anti-government motive in massacre protests 18 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Grappling with outrage over violence and impunity after the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday accused unspecified groups of seeking to destabilise his government.

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Main Mexico leftist party on verge of dissolution, leader says 16 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - The elder statesman of Mexico's main leftist party said on Sunday the group was on the verge of falling apart after a series of mistakes and the disappearance of 43 students in a state it runs in the southwest of the country.

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Iusacell's $2.5 billion suit against IBM on hold due to arbitration 14 Nov 2014

NEW YORK - A U.S. judge on Friday put on hold a $2.5 billion (1.5 billion pounds) lawsuit by Mexican mobile phone operator Iusacell SA de CV accusing IBM Corp of fraudulent misrepresentations, citing a pending arbitration launched by the U.S. technology giant.

Body of Ugandan priest found in southern Mexico mass grave 14 Nov 2014

IGUALA Mexico - The body of a Roman Catholic priest from Uganda who went missing in southwestern Mexico has been found in a mass grave as authorities search for the remains of 43 missing trainee teachers feared massacred, the local diocese said on Friday.

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U.S.-led strikes have killed 910 people in Syria - monitor

BEIRUT - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.