Mexico

Mexican state hands down historic sentence for femicide

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MEXICO CITY - Five men in northern Mexico were sentenced to an unprecedented 697 years in prison for the gender-driven killing of 11 women, in a state where hundreds of young women have been murdered since 1990.

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Mexico fire coach Herrera after alleged punching incident 12:30am BST

MEXICO CITY - Miguel Herrera, Mexico's national football team coach, was fired on Tuesday, a day after he allegedly punched a reporter who had criticized his team's performance in the recent Copa America and Gold Cup tournaments.

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Mexico beat Jamaica for CONCACAF Gold Cup 27 Jul 2015

- Mexico spoiled Jamaica’s first trip to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final with a dominant 3-1 triumph on Sunday that gave them a record seventh Cup title.

Panama's Penedo banned for pushing official, team fined 25 Jul 2015

- Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and fellow player Luis Tejada have been suspended for two matches and the nation's federation fined after their Gold Cup semi-final loss to Mexico, the CONCACAF Gold Cup disciplinary committee said on Friday.

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Hamilton fastest, Perez unhurt after crash 24 Jul 2015

BUDAPEST - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both Hungarian Grand Prix practice sessions on Friday after Mexican Sergio Perez walked away unscathed from a spectacular rolling crash.

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Damning report on missing Mexican students says 'justice neglected' 24 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - An independent Mexican commission said on Thursday it found serious flaws in an investigation into the apparent massacre of 43 students last year, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto over a scandal that has battered his administration.

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Mexican government says poverty rate rose to 46.2 percent in 2014 23 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Two million more Mexicans fell into poverty between 2012 and 2014, government data showed on Thursday, highlighting the challenges President Enrique Pena Nieto faces in meeting pledges to lift millions out of need.

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Mexico interior minister down but not out after Guzman jailbreak 22 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Humiliated by the escape of Mexico's most wanted criminal from a maximum security prison, President Enrique Pena Nieto is under pressure from across the political spectrum to replace his interior minister. But party considerations may stay his hand.

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Mexico's Pemex pays $295 million to settle Siemens dispute - source 20 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Mexican state oil company Pemex reached a $295 million settlement with a group including German industrial conglomerate Siemens in a longstanding dispute over a refinery project, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Mexico coach downplays referee influence on late winner 20 Jul 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has denied his team had received help from the referee to beat Costa Rica 1-0 after extra time and reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals.

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Pressed by left, Greece's Tsipras vows 'thus far and no further'

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, struggling to contain a revolt in his left-wing Syriza party, said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond those agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit this month.