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US offers $4.5 bn investment in Central America, Mexico

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States, hoping to stem migration, said Tuesday it was ready to support $4.5 billion in investment in Central America and southern Mexico. The United States promised to back new Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s push for development in Central America, the …

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Secrets, threats and controversy: Month One of El Chapo trial

New York, United States | AFP | From documents under seal and accomplices with colorful nicknames to suspicions about his wife and surreal details about his high-flying lifestyle, the first month of the US trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been loaded with twists and turns. …

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Mexico says presidential jet to be sold

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Mexico is putting the presidential jet on the auction block, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s team said Sunday, making good on the new president’s campaign pledge on his second day in office. The Boeing 787-8’s last mission took outgoing president Enrique Pena Nieto to the …

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Judge denies El Chapo-wife embrace, deems too risky

New York, United States | AFP | The US judge overseeing the New York trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ruled Thursday that the notorious drug baron could not hug his beauty queen wife, as requested, just before opening statements are to begin. Guzman has been held in solitary confinement …

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El Chapo faces biggest US drugs trial

New York, United States | AFP | Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman goes on trial in New York on Monday, accused of running the world’s biggest drug cartel and spending a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine into the United States. The mammoth trial in Brooklyn, …

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Millions in Mexico City see water supply cut off for days

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Millions of people in Mexico City were without water on Wednesday, and expected to wait at least four days as authorities undertake maintenance work on one of the major supply systems. Half of the capital’s eight million population were affected, with a further three …

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