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Mexico removes Christopher Columbus statue before annual protest

The Mexican government has removed a prominent bronze statue of Christopher Columbus and surrounded another with high metal fencing ahead of an annual protest that marks the explorer’s arrival in the Americas in 1492. Protests have been held in several Latin American countries on the anniversary of the explorer’s arrival …

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Mexico gender violence: Victims’ relatives occupy rights office

Relatives of missing children and survivors of rape in Mexico have occupied the offices of the National Human Rights Commission for more than a week. They say they will not move until authorities bring perpetrators to justice. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City. – Subscribe to our channel: …

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Mexico wetlands: Conservationists race to protect biodiversity

The World Wildlife Fund is warning of a huge drop in population sizes of fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians across the globe. More than 85 percent of the world’s wetlands have been lost over the past 40 years, threatening the existence of countless species. Al Jazeera travelled to the last …

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Mexico president orders probe into soldiers' deadly shooting

Mexico’s president says he has ordered an investigation into a shooting by soldiers in the border city of Nuevo Laredo in July that killed 12 people. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been under pressure from the United Nations. The incident is not the only alleged case of extrajudicial killings by …

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Former Mexico president implicated in corruption scandal

A former head of Mexico’s state oil company has implicated former President Enrique Pena Nieto and his then-Finance Minister Luis Videgaray in a corruption scandal. The accusations are still unproven but have caused big ripples in a country where impunity is a significant problem. Al Jazeera’s John Holman has more …

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Mexico's Oaxaca state bans sale of junk food to children

Children in Mexico’s Oaxaca state are not allowed to buy sugary junk food any more. It comes in an effort to cut down on high levels of obesity in Mexico, which, for children, are among the highest in the world. Health experts say the COVID-19 outbreak, which has now killed …

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