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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Mexico

All time
# Heroes
PICS: President Michael D Higgins meets Brazilian legend Pelé
We’re sure Galway United came up…
# France
Hollande tells Obama of "deep disapproval" over US spying
France and Mexico have joined the list of US allies angry over reports of spying, following more leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
# Aló Presidente
Busy day for President Higgins as Central American tour continues
The President and his wife will attend a lunch hosted by his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, where they’ll also be joined by business and academic figures from the country’s Irish community.
# Michael D
Aló Presidente! President begins three-country tour of Central America
Higgins departed from Dublin Airport yesterday morning as he embarks on an official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
# El Presidente
Buenos días: President Higgins goes to Central America for 12-day trip
President Higgins left this morning for his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.
# Mexico
Officials blamed after 8 killed, 79 hurt in Monster Truck accident
The event took place in a makeshift arena in the Chihuahua state.
# Mexico
Mexican jails use yoga to soothe teen criminals
It won’t help all of them but it’s part of a programme in the juvenile justice system there to bring about reform.
# Mexico
PICS: More than 80 killed after hurricane buried village under massive mudslide
President Enrique Pena Nieto said 58 people were missing after a “major landslide” collapsed on La Pintada, a remote village of 400 people west of Acapulco.
# News Fix
Here's what happened today: Sunday
Joan Burton has not decided on capping welfare, hundreds protest in Ballinasloe and Galway claim the All-Ireland camogie championship.
# Weather
5,000 people evacuated as Hurricane Ingrid gains strength
Mexico is being battered by two severe storms – one on its eastern coast and another on its west.
# Hot in Here
Drunk man tries to smuggle himself into US in truckload of red chillis
He was found with a bottle of tequila next to him.
# viva mexico!
Sombreros look better on animals, and these photos prove it
They’re just really into celebrating Mexican culture.
# Mexico
Derailment of 'The Beast' train kills six
The train was carrying people from Honduras and Guatemala, who are believed to have paid smugglers to let them sit on freight cars.
CIA papers reveal that Area 51 does exist
Declassified CIA documents provide proof that Area 51 is a real place, but there is no mention of UFOs.
# Mexico
Mexico confirms 22 killed in coordinated attack on police
Attackers equipped with high-powered rifles and grenades carried out a carefully-planned attack against federal police in western Mexcio.
# Zetas Drug Cartel
Mexico captures boss of vicious Zetas drug cartel
Miguel Angel Trevino has been described as a brutal killer who liked to “stew” his enemies by plunging them in containers of oil and fuel that he would then set alight.
# Seizures
Cocaine from Dominican Republic and cigarettes from Moldova seized
Revenue’s Customs Service carried out two operations at the airport in the last 24 hours.
# U20 World Cup
Mexican striker loses a boot... but plays on and scores
Being without half of his footwear didn’t stop Jesus Escoboza at the U20 World Cup.
Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"
Miriam Isaura López Vargas was a mother and housewife going about her daily business when she was grabbed off the street by soldiers, tortured and raped. She is just one of the many caught in the crossfire between Mexico’s police and drug gangs.
# G8
Video: What the Taoiseach told Obama and 'forgetting the yellow trousers'
Enda Kenny insisted that Ireland was making positive progress on its EU/IMF bailout amid reports of a scathing assessment from the European Commission on certain reforms.
# international
Everything you need to know about the Confederations Cup
Why wouldn’t you want to watch a tournament involving Spain, Brazil and Italy?
# Mexico
Mexican troops occupy towns amid war between vigilantes and drug cartels
Communities mistrustful of state authorities have been creating their own vigilante forces for protection against the cartels.
# Investigation
Two arrested after Malcolm X grandson beaten to death
Malcolm Shabazz, 29, was found lying in the street in front of a bar in Mexico City.
# your butt is mine
Incredible Michael Jackson dance with life-size puppets
Shamone! That’s one talented busker.
# base brawl
VIDEO: Mexican and Canadian baseball players brawl it up
The last man from Canada we witnessed throwing a punch was Lennox Lewis.
# la santa muerte
Meet the saint who is becoming patron of US underworld
The origins of the skeletal La Santa Muerte are unclear but she is being invoked by everyone from an actor who landed a role in Breaking Bad to drug runners to spouses seeking help with cheating partners.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web
# US Border
'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico
Border police seized the device made of plastic pipe and metal.
# Tragedy
Eight killed in California tour bus crash
At least 38 others were injured when the tour bus crashed into two other vehicles.
# Mexico
Blast at Mexico oil giant's headquarters kills 25
The company said the cause of the deadly incident was under investigation but it is thought it may have been a gas leak.
# Mexico
Archaeologists puzzled by discovery of 150 skulls in central Mexico
The skulls were found away from any pyramid or temple complex, and date to an era where no major civilisation flourished.
# Violence
Olympic silver medallist shot in the head in Mexico
Noe Hernandez was at the “Queen of Kings” nightclub in the central state of Mexico on Sunday.
# Reporters
2012 deadliest year for journalists as 88 killed worldwide
Reporters Without Borders has named the deadliest countries for journalists across the world this year.
# earthquakes
US-Mexico border hit by two offshore earthquakes
The two quakes – which struck only 17 seconds apart – are of magnitude 6.4 and 6.1, but no tsunami alerts have been issued.
# Mexico
Protesters, police clash in Mexico before Pena Nieto presidential inauguration
At least five police officers and a protester were injured in scuffles sparked by the 500 protesters.