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Germany, Mexico trying to push climate talks ahead

BERLIN- (AP) Five months after the troubled United Nations conference in Copenhagen, Germany and Mexico are teaming up in an effort to break the deadlock in negotiations on a global climate deal. They will co-host a three-day meeting in Bonn starting Sunday of representatives from a selected 45 countries...

Mexican president protests 'racist' Arizona law

BONN Germany - (APINTL) Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he is "deeply troubled" over an Arizona immigration law he calls "discriminatory and racist." Calderon told reporters in Germany on Sunday that the law is "a racist discrimination and a threat not only to immigrants...

Germany, Mexico call climate meeting helpful

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany - (AP) Some 40 nations agreed Tuesday on taking individual steps to fight global warming, but made little progress during a three-day meeting near Bonn toward drafting a new international climate change treaty. Germany and Mexico, which co-hosted the meeting of environments...

Mexico teen killed by US Border Patrol, anger high

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - (AP) A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a 15-year-old Mexican boy after a group trying to illegally enter Texas threw rocks at officers near downtown El Paso, U.S. authorities said Tuesday. The shooting, which happened Monday evening beneath a railroad bridge linking...

Group buys controlling stake in Mexicana airlines

MEXICO CITY - (AP) A group of Mexican investors has bought a controlling stake in Mexicana airlines in a bid to save the debt-ridden company, the consortium announced Saturday. The group, called Tenedora K, said it acquired a 95 percent stake in Nuevo Grupo Aeronautico SA de CV, the holding company...

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)

Federal Judge Confirms $400 Million ICC Award, Finds Mexican Court Erred

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A New York federal judge on Aug. 27 granted a Mexican corporation’s request to confirm an approximately $400 million arbitration award that was issued in its favor in a dispute over contracts for the construction of offshore platforms, finding that a Mexican court...