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Mexico: Michoacán Killings Prompt Human Rights Inquiry

nytimes.com — The National Human Rights Commission has opened an investigation into the killing of 42 people last week in a confrontation with the federal police. The authorities have described those killed as members of a powerful gang who fired repeatedly on officers during a three-hour battle in Michoacán State in southwestern Mexico.

El Bronco: Blunt, Frequently Obscene, and Aiming to Run Nuevo León

nytimes.com — MONTERREY, Mexico - He goes by the nickname El Bronco, and he aims to buck the political system in Mexico. For the first time since a constitutional change in Mexico in 2012 allowing independent candidates, one is making a serious run for governor.

El Brono: Blunt, Frequently Obscene, and Aiming to Run Nuevo León

nytimes.com — MONTERREY, Mexico - He goes by the nickname El Bronco, and he aims to buck the political system in Mexico. For the first time since a constitutional change in Mexico in 2012 allowing independent candidates, one is making a serious run for governor.

40 Are Killed in Gun Battle in Mexico

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - More than 40 people were killed Friday in a confrontation with members of the federal police, who have sought to tamp down a flare-up of crime in southwest Mexico marked by an accelerating series of violent challenges to authority.

U.S.-Cuba Talks on Restoring Diplomatic Ties Stall

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - Despite a wave of optimism, United States and Cuban negotiators meeting in Washington late this week could not reach an accord on re-establishing diplomatic ties fractured five decades ago during the Cold War. Josefina Vidal, a Cuban negotiator, said in Washington on Friday that progress had been made.

Mexican outcry at lenient treatment of murdering adolescents

smh.com.au — Suspected teenaged hitman Edgar Jimenez Lugo, alias "El Ponchis", in 2010. The recent killing of a six-year-old, apparently by a group of adolescents, has again focused Mexican attention on teenaged killers. Photo: Reuters Mexico City: The case has caused a wave of anguish.

6-Year-Old’s Murder Has Mexicans Seeking Answers to Youth Violence

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - The case has caused a wave of anguish: A 6-year-old boy in northern Mexico murdered and a group of five adolescents, who the authorities said were playing a game of "kidnap," apprehended for the crime.

Guatemalan President Dismisses a Close Aide

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - Facing a political crisis that has led to mass demonstrations and calls for his resignation, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala shook up his cabinet on Thursday, dismissing one of his closest ministers.

U.S. and Cuba Nearing Deal to Fully Restore Diplomatic Ties

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - The United States and Cuba are closer than ever to reaching an agreement to fully restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies, officials in both countries say, as negotiators prepare to meet Thursday in Washington for another round of talks to iron out remaining details and discuss possible dates.

As Beyoncé Visits Haiti, Facebook Users Show Skepticism

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - The American Embassy in Haiti wanted to show a notable visitor - in this case, the pop superstar Beyoncé - some of the progress made since the 2010 earthquake. So it did what many people do: turned to Facebook this weekend to ask its friends for advice, specifically the 119,000 people who have "liked" its page.
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May 27, 2015

He may be under arrest/indictment in FIFA corruption case but ex top-ranking official @jackwarnertt Twitter account is crackling in defense

May 27, 2015

Sir, you have to come to the door or we will have to kick it in. The FIFA takedown in a very Swiss way .. twitter.com/SamBorden/stat…

May 27, 2015

NYT update: U.S. officials vow to rid world soccer body FIFA of corruption. Investigation has just begun nyti.ms/1Boyrkj

May 27, 2015

RT @jehld: A smart take: Jason Rezaian Trial in Iran May Be More About Leverage Than Justice nyti.ms/1BoEbuB

May 27, 2015

You knew someone was going to say it: “Today we are issuing FIFA a red card,’’ said IRS criminal investigation chief

May 27, 2015

FBI director on complacency when it comes to FIFA corruption. maybe “the way it is, but that’s not the way has to be .. or ought to be."

May 27, 2015

Cash-stuffed envelopes. No term limits. "One person, one vote, one spy." Electing FIFA head is, uh, interesting nyti.ms/1FOlshd

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