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New Mayor in Mexico Officially Died 3 Years Ago

Allegedly faked death to avoid gang rape charges

(Newser) - A zombie mayor would make for one hell of a headline (not to mention a movie), but the newly elected leader of a small town in Mexico isn't dead in real life—just on paper. According to Mexican newspaper Reforma, Lenin Carballido faked his own death in 2010 due... More »

Hundreds Feared Dead in Mexican Landslide

Hillside collapses on rural village in middle of night

(Newser) - A Mexican hillside collapsed on a rural Oaxaca village early today after days of rain, and the state's governor says hundreds are feared dead. The landslide buried between 100 and 300 homes in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec, reports the AP, and the weather is thwarting would-be rescuers. "There has... More »

6.5 Quake Hits Mexico

No casualties reported yet, epicenter in Oaxaca

(Newser) - A 6.5-magnitude quake in southern Mexico early this morning shook buildings as far away as Mexico City. The epicenter of the earthquake, which struck at 2:22 am local time, was 75 miles west-southwest of Oaxaca City. So far, no casualties, injuries or damaged buildings have been reported, but... More »

Hooded Gunmen Kill 13 at Mexican Ranch

Drug violence toll tops 15,000 in 2 years

(Newser) - Hooded gunmen stormed a southern Mexico ranch last night and shot dead the owner, his three sons, four others and five police officers who battled the attackers. Investigators believe the tragedy was linked to drug cartels. The shootings follow the death of 19 people in Tamulipas county in the last... More »

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