Mexico

Mired in crisis, Mexican president aided by discredited opposition

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MEXICO CITY - Deep anger over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers has plunged Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto into his worst crisis as president, but with no credible opposition in sight, mass protests look unlikely to force him from power.

Mexico cuts 2014 growth forecast after surprisingly weak third quarter 23 Nov 2014

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's finance ministry cut its 2014 growth forecast on Friday after the economy grew unexpectedly slowly in the third quarter in a modest recovery that is now also threatened by rising social unrest.

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Grappling with protests, Mexico president urges swift judicial reform 21 Nov 2014

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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Iran nuclear talks extended seven months after failing to meet deadline

VIENNA - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to clinch an historic deal. | Video