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Restaurant Busted for Serving Tarantula Tacos

Species is protected in Mexico

(Newser) - Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say. A Mexico City restaurant recently put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Facebook showing a chef torching one until blackened. The only problem: The Mexican red rump tarantula is a protected species.... More »

How Everyone Aboard This Plane Walked Away Alive

Aeroméxico flight went down shortly after take off on Tuesday

(Newser) - That everyone aboard survived a plane crash in Mexico on Tuesday afternoon was news that emerged quickly; what's taking shape now is just how the 103 people managed to do so. The Aeroméxico flight went down shortly after taking off in Durango, bound for Mexico City. The BBC... More »

Aeromexico Airliner Crashes After Takeoff in Mexico

101 were reportedly onboard; no fatalities reported

(Newser) - A federal official in Mexico confirms that an Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango Tuesday, the AP reports, but the state's governor says there were no fatalities. Officials said the crash occurred in a field near the state capital's airport, Guadalupe Victoria... More »

Over 700 Parents 'Ineligible' for Child Reunification

The Justice Department gives us an update

(Newser) - The Trump administration said Thursday that more than 1,800 children separated at the US-Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors but hundreds remain apart, signaling a potentially arduous task ahead as it deals with the fallout of its "zero tolerance" policy on people entering the US... More »

Climate Change Kills—Via Suicide

The problem will only get worse: Stanford researchers

(Newser) - As the planet continues to warm, you can expect more droughts, more flooding, more powerful storms, and, apparently, more suicides. That's according to Stanford researchers who scoured data on 850,000 suicides in the US between 1968 and 2004 and 611,000 suicides in Mexico between 1990 and 2010.... More »

'Big Noise,' Then Brand New Mexico Mall Collapses

Mexico City mayor calls it a 'case of negligence'

(Newser) - A newly opened shopping mall on Mexico City's south side partly collapsed Thursday after structural problems led the mall's operators to quickly evacuate the area. No injuries were reported. Officials said a support beam failed in a cantilevered office area on the top floors that stuck out from... More »

American Tourist, 27, Killed in Mexico City

Tatiana Mirutenko was leaving restaurant with her husband of a year when hit by stray bullet

(Newser) - A San Francisco woman visiting Mexico City on her one-year wedding anniversary is dead after being struck by a stray bullet, reports NBC Bay Area . Police say Tatiana Mirutenko, 27, got shot over the weekend when a gunman or gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire in the upscale neighborhood of... More »

Mexico's President-Elect: 'I Won't Betray the People'

Leftist leader wants 'friendship and respect' with the US

(Newser) - Mexico has a new president-elect —and, like many of his countrymen, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is not a big fan of President Trump. The populist leftist leader has denounced the American president as "erratic and arrogant" and published a book last year called "Oye Trump"—"... More »

Mexico Elects Leftist President

AMLO won in a landslide

(Newser) - Leftist populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, calling for reconciliation after what he called a "historic day." Lopez Obrador vows that profound change is coming, but says individual and property rights will be guaranteed. He promises respect for the autonomy of... More »

Parasailing Terror as Line Snaps, Woman Drifts for 45 Minutes

Katie Malone is lucky to be alive after frightening incident in Puerto Vallarta

(Newser) - It was supposed to be an adventurous outing to celebrate her last birthday in her 20s. Instead, Katie Malone ended up with her body shattered after a freak parasailing accident in Mexico—but she and her family are thankful she's alive. Malone's brother Brendan Malone tells People his... More »

Morning Hosts Suspended Over Racist Gestures

Telemundo disciplines pair who made slant-eye expressions after South Korea victory

(Newser) - Two morning hosts on Telemundo who thought it was hysterical to make slant-eye gestures in regard to South Korea's soccer team have been suspended. The network, owned by NBCUniversal, disciplined James Tahhan and Janice Bencosme and said it was "extremely disappointed" in their actions Wednesday morning, reports Deadline... More »

Entire Mexican Town's Police Force Arrested

They're suspected of being involved in the murder of a mayoral candidate

(Newser) - A Mexican political candidate has been murdered, and those suspected of being involved include the town's entire local police force. Federal police officers arrested all 27 police officers in Ocampo, Michoacan state, early Sunday, along with Oscar Gonzalez Garcia, the town's public security secretary, the BBC reports. Their... More »

3 Gay Rights Activists Found Dead in Mexico

Cops say killings were linked to extortion

(Newser) - Mexican officials say three gay rights activists have been shot dead and left along a highway in the troubled southern state of Guerrero. Guerrero security spokesman Roberto Alvarez says the bodies were found Sunday on a road between Taxco and Cuernavaca with bullet wounds to the head. Alvarez said Tuesday... More »

Mexico's World Cup Captain Blacklisted by US

Accused of helping a drug lord, Rafael Marquez takes part in 5th tournament

(Newser) - The captain of Mexico's World Cup squad became one of only three athletes to play in five World Cup tournaments on Sunday. But Rafael "Rafa" Marquez's substitution in a 1-0 win over defending champions Germany, per ESPN , wasn't to be applauded by all onlookers, including in... More »

Celebrating Mexicans Set Off Earthquake Sensors

Though 'quake' said to have resulted from 'massive jumping' during World Cup was deemed 'artificial'

(Newser) - Mexico pulled off a big upset during the World Cup on Sunday, defeating defending champ Germany 1-0. And that one goal in Moscow got hometown fans so riled up 6,600 miles away in Mexico City that it may have created an "artificial" earthquake, per the New York Times ... More »

Ancient Turquoise Rewrites Aztec History

Looks like Mesoamericans found their own and didn't trade with American Southwest

(Newser) - For a long time, scholars have thought that the Aztecs had frequent contact with groups in what's now the American Southwest. But a new chemical analysis of ancient turquoise artifacts just put a giant hole in that theory. It now appears that the Aztecs and another Mesoamerican civilization known... More »

Mexican Politician Shot Dead While Posing for Selfie

His murder was caught on video

(Newser) - As Fernando Purón, a Mexican congressional candidate, left an election debate Friday, a woman asked him to stop for a selfie. As the pair posed, a man walked up behind them and shot Purón in the head in a horrifying scene caught on surveillance video, the Guardian reports.... More »

Teen Murdered After ICE Sends Him Back to Mexico

Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco was 'really happy in Iowa,' mother says

(Newser) - An Iowa teenager was murdered in Mexico after being returned to his birth country by the US government, CNN reports. Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco, 19, had DACA status, a family, and worked as a mechanic while attending high school. "He was really happy in Iowa," his mother says.... More »

New Tariffs on US Allies Called 'Dangerous'

The EU, Canada, and Mexico get hit

(Newser) - The delay is over . The Trump administration is announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico, in a move sure to raise worries of a trade war. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says there will be a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10%... More »

Mexico Changes Story on 2 Cyclists Found in Ravine

Prosecutor investigates deaths of Krzysztof Chmielewski and Holger Hagenbusch

(Newser) - Two European cyclists found dead in Mexico may not have died by accident after all, the BBC reports. Turns out that Krzysztof Chmielewski, from Poland, and Holger Hagenbusch, from Germany—who were found in southern Mexico in late April and early May—probably didn't just fall from a narrow... More »

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