Russian foreign minister says efforts to remove Venezuela's Maduro not 'useful'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a visit to Mexico City on Thursday criticized attempts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as not “useful” and denounced U.S. foreign policy in the region. Lavrov blamed U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for the collapse of last year’s talks with the Venezuelan government in Oslo, and said both

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Fears ‘Mexico Cartel’ violence is heading to Britain from Irish market town after ‘volatile’ mobster flees country – The Sun

HACKED from his shoulders and stashed in a sports bag,  the   teenager’s  severed head was destined for the doorstep of swaggering gangster Cornelius Price. Earlier, unsuspecting children had peeked inside a black hold-all that was tossed from a speeding car and found the bloodied limbs of the same boy, 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods. The grisly, blood-soaked warnings were more akin to something from a

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Exclusive: Mexican reform would allow phone calls as evidence, speed extraditions – draft

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A major reform of Mexico’s criminal justice system would allow private communications to be used as evidence and limit legal challenges to avoid extradition delays for criminal suspects, according to a reform draft reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday. It would also permit the Mexican penal code to be extended to crimes committed outside the country if

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Drug lord 'El Chapo' once held as much power as Mexican president -Lopez Obrador

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador declared an end to the days of collusion between crime and government, saying in a holiday address there was a time when drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was as powerful as the country’s president. Lopez Obrador, who took office in December 2018, rose to power with pledges to root

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Mexican ambassador caught shoplifting in Buenos Aires resigns

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s ambassador to Argentina resigned on Sunday citing health problems following new allegations of shoplifting after video from late October showed the diplomat attempting to steal a $10 book. Ricardo Valero was recalled earlier this month by Mexico’s foreign ministry amid the fallout from the Oct. 26 incident at a well-known Buenos Aires book store in

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'Oh my God, look at that ship!': massive cruise liners collide off Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Two Carnival Corp cruise ships collided on Friday in the port of Mexico’s Caribbean resort of Cozumel, the luxury cruise operator said, crushing the stern of a 952-foot-long (290-meter) vessel and leaving passengers stunned at the loud impact. One person was lightly injured while evacuating a dining room on the massive ship named Carnival Glory, according

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Mexican children shiver in tents at U.S. border as temperature freezes

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican officials concerned about the health of Mexican asylum seekers including around 200 young children sleeping in the open near the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez tried to move people to shelters on Wednesday, as temperatures dropped below freezing. In recent months, Ciudad Juarez has seen a rapid increase in Mexicans seeking to apply for

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