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G20 ministers to seek trade increase at Mexico meeting

MEXICO CITY — G20 economy and trade ministers will meet next week in Mexico to seek a boost in trade as part of efforts to tackle Europe’s debt crisis, Mexican officials said Thursday. The Group of 20 is “committed to the opening of markets and a multilateral trade system based…

Strong 6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Mexico

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Mexico’s Pacific coast early Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey, with no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The earthquake hit around 12:15 am (0715 GMT) in the Gulf of California, 133 kilometers (82 miles) northeast of the town of Guerrero Negro in…

Strong quake hits Mexico, no casualties reported

MEXICO CITY — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Mexico Monday, sending thousands of people into the streets of the capital in fear. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck at 1736 GMT with its epicenter located 158 kilometers (about 100 miles) from Huajuapan de Leon,…

5.3 million take part in Mexico pilgrimage

MEXICO CITY — More than five million people traveled to Mexico City’s Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe this year to pay their respects to one of Latin America?s most revered holy figures, authorities said Monday. Arriving on their knees, by bicycle or bus, more than 5.3 million pilgrims from…

Major 6.5 quake hits southern Mexico, 2 dead

MEXICO CITY — A major 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico with officials reporting two deaths, as the quake was strongly felt in the capital Mexico City and southern Guerrero state. The temblor occurred at 7:47 pm (0147 GMT Sunday) about 166 kilometers (103 miles) southwest of Mexico City, at a depth…

Strong earthquake rattles Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Guerrero state in southwest Mexico, rattling buildings as far away as the capital Mexico City. Reuters reporters in Mexico City said the earthquake seemed to go on for an unusually long period. There were no immediate reports of damage but…

Mexico City zombie horde hopes to set world record

A horde of almost 10,000 zombies moaned and shambled its way through in Mexico City on Saturday in a bid to set a new world record. The official Guinness record of 4,093 zombie marchers was set in Asbury Park, NJ in 2010. The city of Brisbane, Australia, where 8,000 zombies…

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