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23 Dead After Mexico City Subway Overpass Collapses

Dozens injured after accident on city's newest subway line

(Newser) - Rescue workers and firefighters converged in Mexico City late Monday after a subway overpass collapsed as a train was passing over it, sending the train plunging to the road 16 feet below and killing at least 23. "There are unfortunately children among the dead," says Claudia Sheinbaum, the...

Families Struggle to Get Oxygen for Patients
Oxygen
Refill Offer
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Oxygen Refill Offer Draws Crowds

Families are struggling to fill tanks for patients in Mexico City

(Newser) - On New Year's Day, dozens of people stood in line with empty oxygen tanks in one of Mexico City’s hardest-hit boroughs to take advantage of a city offer of free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. Jorge Infante took his place in line at 8am with three tanks he...

Police Chief Hurt in Morning Ambush in Mexico City

Omar Garcia Harfuch in stable condition, but 'there were deaths and several arrests' after shooting

(Newser) - Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City's police chief in a brazen operation that left an unspecified number of dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday. Security Secretary Omar Garcia Harfuch was being treated in a hospital but was out of danger. However, "there were deaths and several...

Skeletons May Be First African Slaves in Americas
Skeletons
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Depict 'Grim
Period'
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Skeletons Found in Mass Grave Depict 'Grim Period'

Remains found in Mexico City were likely those among first group of slaves from Africa

(Newser) - In the late 1980s, archaeologists unearthed three skeletons in a mass grave in Mexico City, at the former site of a 16th-century hospital that served indigenous people. What made these skeletons stand out was their teeth, which were filed into shapes much like those found in people from parts of...

She Set a Soda Can Near a $19K Sculpture. Then, Lots of Glass
Art Critic Pushes
Back After Her
Soda Can Destroys
$19K Art
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Art Critic Pushes Back After Her Soda Can Destroys $19K Art

Glass sculpture shatters at Mexico City art fair; Avelina Lesper says it was an accident

(Newser) - You don't want to be "that guy" (or gal) when you're at an art fair—you know, the one who causes a $19,000 glass sculpture to shatter into a zillion pieces when you place your soda can on or near it. Unfortunately for Avelina Lesper, she...

Rollercoaster Car Derails, Kills 2
A Day of Fun Turns to Horror

A Day of Fun Turns to Horror

Rollercoaster in Mexico City derails, kills 2 and injures 2

(Newser) - Two people were killed and two others wounded on Saturday when the last car on a rollercoaster in La Feria Chapultepec amusement park in Mexico City derailed, reports the BBC . Witnesses say the car came loose, was dragged along at high speed, then fell from 33 feet halfway through the...

Disguised Woman Kills 2 Israeli Men in Mexico City Mall

Police say she lied about the motive

(Newser) - A woman wearing a blond wig disguise fatally shot two Israeli men at a restaurant in an upscale Mexico City shopping mall, and authorities said Thursday they were investigating links to organized crime. Though the woman was quickly arrested and claimed the killings were a crime of passion, prosecutors later...

Burger King's New Customer Base: People in Traffic Jams

Service is in Mexico City now, Los Angeles in future

(Newser) - Getting stuck in traffic in Mexico City is no bueno, though Burger King is working to improve the experience with a "Traffic Jam Whooper." As AdAge reports, a new delivery service in one of the world's most congested cities allows drivers stuck in traffic to order food...

No Aztec Ruler's Tomb Has Been Found. That May Change

Reuters: Discoveries in Mexico City suggest archaeologists are close

(Newser) - For all the discoveries made about the Aztecs, archaeologists have never found the tomb of an Aztec ruler. Reuters reports that may be about to change. A dig in Mexico City at the site of an Aztec temple has yielded clues that suggest a royal burial site is near. "...

Couple Found With Body Parts in Stroller May Have Killed 20

Male suspect says he pulverized bones for fertilizer, used victims' flesh for pet food

(Newser) - Police in Mexico had been tracking a couple, suspecting them of being tied to the disappearance of three women and a 2-month-old baby. So when cops spotted them pushing a baby carriage Thursday in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec, they were hopeful they'd find the infant inside. Instead,...

They Came as Mariachis, Then Started Shooting

5 dead in Mexico City as gunmen open fire on entertainment district

(Newser) - In a meeting of one of Mexico's most beloved traditions and one of its most pervasive epidemics, gunmen dressed as mariachis shot up a thriving entertainment district of Mexico City on Friday night, killing five and injuring at least eight. In what the Los Angeles Times calls an "...

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....

'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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Another Big Earthquake Jolts Mexico
At Least 119 Dead in
Magnitude 7.1 Mexico Quake
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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...

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