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Violence as Mexico's Pena Nieto sworn in as president


Mexico's new President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged Saturday to reduce the poverty and violence plaguing his country after a rowdy swearing-in ceremony marked by protests inside and outside Congress.


Assange should leave Ecuador's embassy, says his lawyer


The lawyer of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said the latter should not remain inside Ecuador's embassy any longer as his health condition might begin worsening.

Assange, 41, has been shelterin

29 die in Guatemala quake

At least 29 people died in Guatemala on Wednesday in a 7.4-magnitude undersea quake that also jolted Mexico and El Salvador.

In the worst affected San Marcos department in Guatemala, about 155 people

Chidambaram sees 2012 GDP growth of 5.5-6.0 pct


India's economy should expand by 5.5 percent to 6.0 percent this year and return to 7 percent growth in 2013, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told Reuters on Sunday, although he said inflation was at

Fidel Castro's sister denies stroke rumours


Fidel Castro's sister has rubbished rumours that former Cuban leader suffered a massive stroke and was on the brink of death, according to Venezuelan media.

Juanita Castro, who resides in Miami, said

At least 10 killed in Mexico gas plant fire

At least 10 people were killed when a fire erupted at a gas plant owned by Mexican energy giant Pemex near the US border on Tuesday, in the state monopoly's worst accident in two years.

Television im

Mexico’s Pena Nieto declared president, rival calls rally


Enrique Pena Nieto was finally declared Mexico's president-elect on Friday after a two-month legal fight, but his leftist rival refused to accept the result and called for a rally.

Two US embassy employees shot in Mexico: Official


Two US embassy employees were shot and wounded when their car came under fire south of Mexico City on Friday, an official from the attorney general's office said.

"The two are from the US embassy," t

Three dead in Mexico strip club shootings

Gunmen stormed two strip clubs in northern Mexico over the weekend, killing three people and wounding five others in the latest spate of violence in Nuevo Leon state, officials said Monday.

Men armed

Mexican mayor-elect shot dead

A mayor-elect from the Institutional Revolutionary Party that scored a comeback in recent elections was found shot dead on Sunday with an aide in northern Mexico, officials said.

"The lifeless body o

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