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PEN writers condemn attacks on Mexico journalists

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Several Nobel prize laureates are joining the PEN International writers group in condemning attacks on journalists in Mexico. Mario Vargas Llosa and Toni Morrison are among those participating in a Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

NGOs oppose burying unidentified bodies in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A coalition of activist groups says it oppose burying 49 unidentified bodies found in northern Mexico in paupers' graves. The groups say that foreign experts and foreign relatives of disappeared people should be given a chance to identify the victims, on the chance that they...

Rights groups hail Mexican court decision

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Human rights groups were jubilant Friday after Mexico's Supreme Court moved to turn military human rights violations over to civilian courts, a blow to a military justice system accused of covering up cases of soldiers abusing, torturing and executing Full version (available...

Mexican court: Military law is unconstitutional

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a key portion of a military law that has broadened the influence of military courts and angered civilian victims seeking justice. The 8-2 ruling said Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

US: Ex-Mexico leader immune from Conn. lawsuit

HARTFORD Conn. (AP) - Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo should be immune from a lawsuit filed in Connecticut over the 1997 killings of 45 people in a Mexican village, the U.S. State Department said in a court filing. Zedillo, who is now an international studies professor at Yale University...

Case of blonde girl beggar strikes nerve in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - At a busy intersection, a girl with a high half ponytail looks at you as she begs for coins. There is dirt beneath her fingernails and her pink shirt looks unwashed. The image in the photo could Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)