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US Gov. Gets Serious About Tainted Alcohol in Mexico

Investigation revealed over 120 incidents of tourists blacking out, getting hurt, and worse

(Newser) - Following a months-long investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and criticism from both Republican and Democrat lawmakers, the US State Department is stepping up on reports of American tourists being injured and worse after drinking possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico. Since launching its investigation in July, the Journal Sentinel has... More »

Woman: Stepdad Kidnapped Me, Fathered My 9 Kids

She says she wasn't even a teen when he first raped her

(Newser) - A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for more than 20 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children. Henri Piette is accused of kidnapping Rosalynn McGinnis in 1995 or 1996, per a grand jury... More »

Coco Represents a Big First for Pixar

The movie is first with minority lead, is already setting records in Mexico

(Newser) - The Mexico-set Coco is Pixar's first feature film with a minority lead character, and one of the largest American productions ever to feature an almost entirely Latino cast, the AP reports. That makes it something of a landmark event, one that has already set box-office records in Mexico, where... More »

Couple Exchanges Vows Over Mexico-US Border

A Mexican bride and her American groom took advantage of the 'Door of Hope'

(Newser) - For just the sixth time in nearly five years, a gate known as the "Door of Hope" was opened along the border between Mexico and the United States, allowing family members from the two countries to temporarily reunite. Only this time those doors were open long enough for a... More »

Politician Looks to Revive Unusual Dish: Rat Soup

It's a traditional dish in Mexican state of Zacatecas

(Newser) - Typically, one would be unhappy to find rat in his or her soup. But caldo de rata, or rat soup, has been eaten in the Mexican state of Zacatecas since colonial times, and now a local politician is trying to promote it so it regains its popularity. It's currently... More »

Trump: NFL Should Suspend Marshawn Lynch Over Protest

Oakland Raider stood for Mexico's national anthem, sat for US version

(Newser) - On Sunday, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch stood for a national anthem for the first time this season. It was the Mexican one. Lynch remained seated for the US national anthem before the team's game in Mexico City against the New England Patriots, Sports Illustrated reports. Lynch has... More »

Morgue Stench So Bad Nearby Workers Can't Take It Anymore

Morgue in the violence-wracked Mexican city of Chilpancingo is full

(Newser) - A morgue in the violence-wracked Mexican city of Chilpancingo has so many bodies that neighbors are complaining about the overpowering smell of rotting corpses. Chilpancingo and surrounding towns in southern Guerrero state have seen hundreds of killings related to drug gang turf battles. This along with new protocols that require... More »

Gang Leader Killed at Hospital During Plastic Surgery

He was getting face changed, fingerprints removed

(Newser) - A leader of a Mexican fuel-theft gang was shot to death at a hospital where he was undergoing plastic surgery to change his appearance, authorities say. Puebla state prosecutors say Jesus Martin, a woman, and two other men were killed at the hospital Monday, apparently by members of his own... More »

Tourists: TripAdvisor Scrubbed Our Warnings About Mexico

Several accounts of rape at resorts were deleted: 'MJS'

(Newser) - More than a dozen travelers who sought to warn others about injuries, assaults, and tainted alcohol at Mexican resorts accuse TripAdvisor of "censoring" them. Continuing its investigations into incidents at Mexican resorts , the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes travelers across the US say TripAdvisor silenced them when they used the... More »

Rogue Wave Sweeps Twin Sisters to Their Deaths

They went for a beach stroll during Cabo vacation

(Newser) - Twin sisters who went out for a morning stroll along a beach have become the latest victims of the notorious rogue waves of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Family members say Barbara Thomas of McKinney, Texas, and Beverly Skripsky of Scottsdale, Ariz., were on the third day of their vacation when... More »

ICE Agents Swoop In, Take Child From Hospital Post-Surgery

Now 10-year-old Rosamaria Hernandez, who has cerebral palsy, could be deported

(Newser) - An ICE "sensitive locations" directive says federal agents shouldn't try to enforce the law at such locations except under "exigent circumstances." But the family of Rosamaria Hernandez, a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who had gallbladder surgery at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, says ICE... More »

Fish Fall From Sky With Rain in Mexico

It's a phenomenon that has been reported since ancient times

(Newser) - Civil defense officials in northeast Mexico say a light rain was accompanied by small fish that fell from the sky, the AP reports. Tamaulipas civil defense says in a brief statement that rain Tuesday in the coastal city of Tampico included fish. Photos posted on the agency's Facebook page... More »

Strong Aftershock Hits a Still-Reeling Mexico City

No word on new damage or injuries from Saturday's aftershock

(Newser) - A strong aftershock has rolled through Mexico City, swaying buildings and sending some people running into the street, the AP reports. The quake early Saturday was much weaker than the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit on Tuesday, killing at least 295 people and knocking down buildings across the capital.... More »

There Is No Missing Child in Destroyed Mexico School

Navy official says all children are accounted for

(Newser) - A little girl said to have been found alive under the rubble of a school destroyed in this week's huge earthquake had become a symbol of hope amid massive devastation, but it turns out no such little girl exists after all. "We have done an accounting with school... More »

Wife Warned He'd Be Murdered If Deported. He Was

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero's case isn't unique

(Newser) - Juan Coronilla-Guerrero's wife told a federal judge that her husband would be murdered if he was forced to return to Mexico, the birthplace he'd fled because of gang violence. And he was—perhaps by the very people he'd hoped to evade. Deported three months ago after federal... More »

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 »

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 »

At Least 119 Dead in Magnitude 7.1 Mexico Quake

Buildings collapsed and thousands fled into the streets

(Newser) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people as buildings collapsed, the AP reports. Scores of buildings collapsed or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings collapsed at 44 places in... More »

At Least 35 Dead in Mexico Quake

The magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck late Thursday

(Newser) - The death toll from Mexico's huge earthquake has risen to 35, the AP reports. The magnitude 8.1 earthquake appears to have hit hardest in the city of Juchitan, a township of almost 100,000 people that's a center of the Zapotec culture. The Oaxaca state government says... More »

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