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Mass same-sex marriages, presided over by the mayor? Yes, and then some. Read more»

Municipal officials inspect a newly discovered mine shaft beneath a crowded neighborhood on Mexico City's west side.

A cavern 45 feet deep carved beneath the Mexican capital's busy streets highlights a long-lurking threat. City officials have discovered a yawning cavern just below the surface of a vital intersection, clawed out by gushing water from a busted storm drain. Read more»

Enrique Peña Nieto

President Enrique Peña Nieto's security team has had an on-and-off relationship with crime-vanquishing vigilantes in the western state of Michoacan. Things look to be off once again. Perhaps way off. Read more»

The last time Nazario Moreno was killed locals didn't believe it. But officials say this time the cartel boss really is dead, and that they have strong evidence to prove it. Read more»

Amid widespread speculation, Mexican officials say they examined old and current images to prove their captive was Joaquin Guzman. Officials also say they've confirmed the crime lord's fingerprints and DNA.

Details, both juicy and mundane, are trickling out after Mexico nabbed its most wanted crime lord. Here's what we've learned, with a grain of salt, of course. Read more»

With cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman back behind bars, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto must decide what to do with his prize, as communities and gunmen the mega-gangster controlled brace for a bloody backlash. Read more»

The story of how vigilante militias took their western Mexican towns back from Knights Templar meth lords — for now. (with video) Read more»

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, during a 2013 visit to Mexico City.

NAFTA refreshments and the Trans-Pacific Partnership are on the menu when Obama meets Canada's Stephen Harper and Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto, while immigration and gang wars simmer. Read more»

Long the province of peasants and poor townfolk, pulque — say "pool-kay" — the mildly sour, slightly slimy and gently fermented nectar of agave, has been reborn this century as a buzz of choice among young, forward-leaning and better-heeled urbanites. It's about $1.65 a pint, and a nearly hangover-proof means of getting hammered. Read more»

Things are shifting quickly and bloodily in Mexico's western Michoacan state, as troops fight to disarm vigilante gangs intent on combating a dangerous drug cartel. A clash between soldiers and militiamen in one town Monday night ended with multiple deaths — reports vary on how many, but the government has confirmed two fatalities. That's apparently hardened the militia leaders' resolve to continue fighting. Read more»

Self-defense groups have surged in western Mexico's Michoacan state, fighting gangs in at least 70 communities in 25 municipalities. The Spanish text says 'Apatzingan is considered a bastion of the Knights Templar [gang].'

Hell seems ever more liable to bust loose in western Mexico’s Michoacan state, with heavily armed civilians squaring off against feared meth-producing gangsters who’ve had the run of rural hamlets and towns for years. The self-defense militias, at least some of them accused of connivance with criminal rivals of the local Knights Templar gang, have been working to encircle the Templar-dominated city of Apatzingan since last summer. Read more» 1

State legislators across Mexico this week sealed a deal that will end the government’s 75-year-old energy monopoly, enabling Mexican and foreign enterprises to vie for a slice of the country’s oil, gas and electricity production. This is big, the stuff of history. Read more»

Mexico’s energy authorities say specialists finally have recovered a capsule of cobalt-60 from a cornfield near the Mexican capital, presumably ending a nine-day saga that began when thieves hijacked a truck carrying the highly radioactive metal. Read more»

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Police have arrested two men and seek a third for the weekend stabbing-murders of eight members of an extended family in Ciudad Juarez, an attack that spread fear in the Mexican border city that was once a world murder capital. Read more»

Investigators this week have been pulling bodies from two clandestine mass graves in western Mexico, underscoring ongoing gangland wars whose details have themselves been buried under pressure from criminals and officials alike. Read more»

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