Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.
Puerto Rico power company officials face charges
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's justice department has filed fraud and other charges against officials at the troubled state-owned power company in the U.S. territory.
Appeal sought in Puerto Rico gay marriage case
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans. The five gay couples who filed the suit will apeal, their attorney said Wednesday.
Mexican military kills 19, suffers no casualties
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say 19 suspects died in three nearly simultaneous confrontations just across the border from Texas.
Tropical depression headed for Campeche in Mexico
MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is headed toward the Mexican state of Campeche and is likely to strengthen to a tropical storm.
Hunt for 43 students highlights Mexico's missing
IGUALA, Mexico (AP) — Long before 43 teachers college students disappeared in an attack by police, Maria Guadalupe Orozco's son went missing in the same southern Mexico city of Iguala.
Mexican rights body alleges troops murdered 15
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers killed as many as 15 people after they surrendered in an abandoned warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, according to a scathing National Human Rights Commission report that lays out allegations of threats, torture, fake autopsies and crime-scene manipulation designe to cover up the illegal acts.
Mexican rights agency says army executed 15 of 22
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soldiers executed at least 12 and probably 15 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico last summer, the government Human Rights Commission said Tuesday in a sweeping indictment of attempts by the military and civilian prosecutors to cover up the crimes.
IAPA: Press freedom deteriorating in the Americas
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Freedom of expression and the press have sharply deteriorated in the Americas over the last six months due to an increase in censorship and physical attacks on journalists, the Inter American Press Association said Tuesday.
Cuba sends 91 more doctors to fight Ebola
HAVANA (AP) — Every few years Dr. Leonardo Fernandez flies to a nation shaken by natural disaster, political turmoil or disease, leaving his hospital in eastern Cuba for countries that have included Pakistan, Nicaragua and East Timor.
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