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Cocaine mistakenly sent to UN headquarters

UNITED NATIONS — A 16 kilo (35.5 pounds) consignment of cocaine that Mexican drug traffickers recently lost has turned up in an unlikely place — the United Nations in New York. Police and UN officials Thursday described how two fake UN bags containing the drugs — which experts said had…

Nine in Mexico dead from A(H1N1) swine flu

The death toll in Mexico from an outbreak of A(H1N1) swine flu has hit nine, with 573 cases detected, officials said Sunday. The strain represents some 90 percent of detected cases of influenza in the country, the health ministry said in a statement. The number of cases reported was up…

Mexicans flood home for Christmas, wary of crime

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans and Central Americans have been clogging crossings at the US-Mexico border, braving bandits and corrupt authorities in a perilous migration south to be home for Christmas. This year, travelers are taking greater precautions to avoid being robbed or kidnapped as they…

Mexico shuts down ‘world’s biggest garbage dump’

MEXICO CITY — Authorities Monday shut down Mexico’s — and possibly the world’s — biggest garbage dump and said they would invite bids to exploit methane gas generated by the decomposing waste. Waste Management Commission chief Fernando Menendez called the closing “historic” as “it is the world’s largest (truck-filled open-air)…

Mexico drug gangs up ante with high-tech tunnels

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) – When architect Felipe de Jesus Corona built Mexico’s most powerful drug lord a 200-foot-long tunnel under the U.S.-Mexican border with a hydraulic lift entrance opened by a fake water tap, the kingpin was impressed. The architect “made me one f—ing cool tunnel” Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman…

Tons of marijuana found in sea off Mexican coast

In this video, Reuters reports that two tons of marijuana were found floating in the ocean off the coast of Los Cabos, a popular tourist destination in Mexico. It took Mexican marines two days to retrieve all of the bales of pot, which are believed to have been dumped by…

Group A results: Uruguay on top, Mexico through on GD

(Short and sweet, as my job is forcing itself onto the front burner here!) Group A is all done, and my bracket is already off! I’m somewhat mortified to say I had France winning this group, although I made that choice weeks ago. Mais maintenant nous disons au revoir et…

Group A and B Scenarios

This is sort of my specialty, so hopefully I won’t make any errors, but you see errors in these things all the time, even on official sites, so if I do screw it up let me know in comments and I’ll update. The scenarios are in order from most to…

Mexico 2-0 France

I have had it with these motherfucking players in this motherfucking box! As our friend @JeffWoodhead said, this game was all about Eric Abidal. He blew the offside trap on the first goal, and as you might have seen, he slid into Pablo Barrera with the kind of reckless foul…

Day one in the books

JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE, the World Cup finally began today! Group A is all even on single points, with both games ending in draws. Two matches down, 62 more to go… South Africa vs Mexico was overall the more exciting of the two, in my opinion. Mexico nearly…

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