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Girl's Wiggling Fingers Give Rescuers Hope at Collapsed School

At least 21 children died when school in Mexico collapsed during earthquake

(Newser) - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Wednesday afternoon that up to 30 people are still trapped inside the rubble of the Enrique Rebsamen School in Mexico City, CNN reports. It's unclear how many of the missing are still alive. The school, which houses children as young as kindergarten,... More »

Mexican News Anchor Was Broadcasting Live When Quake Hit

But Enrique Campos kept his cool

(Newser) - "Right now that's the earthquake alarm going off," Business Insider quotes Enrique Campos as saying. "This is not a drill." The anchor for Mexico's Foro TV was in the middle of a live broadcast from the studio in Mexico City when a 7.1... More »

Mexico Quake Should Rattle Every Person in Los Angeles

Op-ed writer worries he's 'glimpsing my own future'

(Newser) - Residents of Los Angeles should be feeling more than empathy in the wake of Mexico City's 7.1 magnitude earthquake that left more than 200 dead Tuesday. They should also be experiencing fear, writes Mariel Garza at the Los Angeles Times . "Though of course my heart goes out... More »

Among the Mexico City Earthquake Victims: 21 Schoolkids

Toll tops 200 in country's strongest quake in decades

(Newser) - Rescue operations are ongoing in Mexico, where authorities say the death toll from Tuesday's devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake has risen to at least 224. The victims include at least 21 children and four adults killed in the collapse of the Enrique Rabsamen primary school in Mexico City's... More »

Subway's 'Penis Seat' Is Getting Some Attention

Mexico City takes on sexual harassment with eye-popping commuter prop

(Newser) - Shaking heads. Disgusted looks. Giggles. These are all reactions you'll spot in a YouTube video documenting a Mexico City subway experiment that definitely caught commuters' attention. In what's described as an empathy-building campaign, the city's government teamed up with UN Women to create the #NoEsDeHombres campaign (per... More »

UFO Proponents Unveil 'Roswell Alien' Photo

But critics say it's likely a mummified child

(Newser) - UFO enthusiasts last week got a gander of an alien allegedly recovered from Roswell—oversized head and all—but experts say the evidence likely originated on planet Earth, Tech Times reports. Attendees at a UFO conference in Mexico City paid $350 for the chance to see an old Kodachrome color... More »

Blast Collapses Part of Maternity Hospital

At least 7 dead, many children injured

(Newser) - "We have ... many children trapped in the ruins." Tragedy in Mexico City today, where a gas tank truck explosion left part of a maternity and children's hospital in ruins. CNN reports three adults and four children have been confirmed dead, and another 54—22 of them children—... More »

Hillary Says When She'll Decide on Presidency

Clinton figures she'll 'probably' decide by early 2015

(Newser) - The latest on Hillary Clinton's possible presidential run: She'll decide by early next year. Or so she said when asked about it today at a forum in Mexico City , MSNBC reports. "I am going to be making a decision … probably after the first of the year... More »

World's Top Drug Kingpin in Underground Cell

US aiming to extradite Joaquin Guzman

(Newser) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, is being held in an underground cell near Mexico City following his arrest this weekend —and US federal prosecutors in New York want to extradite him. He's wanted in six districts in this country, NBC News... More »

Subway Diggers Find Weird Sacrifice in Mexico

Dog was on Aztec skull rack alongside humans

(Newser) - Digging deep under a city as ancient as Mexico City is bound to turn up surprises, and archaeologists have found one that changes their understanding of Aztec human sacrifice. Excavations for an extension of the city's subway system turned up the remains of numerous sacrifices, including the skull of... More »

Naked Bikers Hit Mexico City

World Naked Bike Ride underscores cyclists' rights, health and environment benefits

(Newser) - Mexico City's infamous smog-inducing traffic ground to a brief halt yesterday as throngs of naked bicyclists took to its streets in an attention-grabbing bid to protest the Mexican capital's car culture and promote their own rights, reports the BBC . Dubbed the World Naked Bike Ride, an estimated 300... More »

Mexico City Mystery: How Did 12 Youths Just Vanish?

Parents say cops are ignoring alleged kidnapping due to poor background

(Newser) - A mysterious case persists in Mexico City, where a dozen young people seem to have simply vanished from a bar in broad daylight. Their parents say police haven't done enough since their children—the youngest of whom is 16—went missing early May 26, because they come from a... More »

13 Die in Fiery Mexico Crash

Gas tanker driver lost control while speeding: reports

(Newser) - A gas tanker crashed in Mexico today, resulting in a giant fireball and killing at least 13 people; another 13 were injured. Two of those killed were children, says an official. The crash occurred on a highway in Mexico state near Mexico City, CNN reports. The tanker had been speeding... More »

Wild Dogs Blamed for 4 Deaths in Mexico City

Local photos point to abandoned domestic animals

(Newser) - Wild dogs have killed four people in a Mexico City park, officials say. Locals discovered the partially-eaten bodies of a 26-year-old woman, missing an arm, and a 1-year-old boy in the Cerro de la Estrella in late December, the AP reports. Last week, people visiting the park, set in a... More »

7.4 Quake Hits Off Guatemala, 39 Dead

Buildings shake as far away as Mexico City

(Newser) - At least 39 people died in Guatemala today after a mighty 7.4-magnitude quake struck just off the coast. President Otto Perez Molina declared a state of emergency, urging people to evacuate tall buildings, the BBC reports. The quake hit about 15 miles southwest of Champerico at a depth of... More »

Mexico City Replaces All Airport Cops After Shootout

New federal officers all passed rigorous background checks

(Newser) - Following the June airport shooting deaths of three federal officers, Mexico has taken the drastic step of replacing all 348 security officers at the Mexico City International Airport with federal police. Since the June shooting was perpetrated by three fellow security officers suspected of being involved in cocaine trafficking, just... More »

Dozens Killed in Wave of Mexican Drug Violence

More than 40 bodies found in three locales

(Newser) - Dozens of people were murdered in the last week in a new surge of Mexican drug attacks. Fourteen bodies were found in the state of San Luis Potosi, 17 in the port of Acapulco, and 12 in Mexico City itself, a locale relatively shielded from drug violence, reports the Los ... More »

17 Busted in Attacks, Rapes at Mexico Church Camp

2 cops among those nailed for youth group assaults

(Newser) - Mexican police have busted 17 men—including two police officers—for a savage attack on a church-sponsored youth group that shocked the country. Five women and girls were raped, and others beaten and robbed during the hours-long attack by a gang of armed men on a group of 90 youths... More »

50K Mexicans Protest Peña Nieto's Win

Opposition groups claim PRI bought election, TV coverage unfair

(Newser) - Upwards of 50,000 students, leftists, and unionists took to the streets in Mexico City yesterday, protesting last week's presidential election win by Enrique Peña Nieto and the resurgent Institutional Revolutionary Party, reports the AFP . Protesters, mostly young people, accused the PRI of buying the election through favorable... More »

AP Intern, 22, Found Dead in Mexico

Armando Montano found dead in elevator shaft

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Associated Press intern from Colorado Springs was found dead in the elevator shaft in his apartment building in Mexico City, where he was working this summer. Aspiring journalist Armando Montano, who recently graduated from Grinnell College, began interning for AP early last month and worked on a number... More »

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