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A $100m bribe to the former president? Mexicans shrug it off

A $100m bribe to the former president? Mexicans shrug it off

The news that one of the world's biggest drug kingpins had paid a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico did not lead any of the country's major daily newspapers on Wednesday

  • by Elisabeth Malkin, Kirk Semple & Alan Feuer

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First part of new US-bound migrant caravan crosses from Honduras into Guatemala
Immigration

First part of new US-bound migrant caravan crosses from Honduras into Guatemala

About 200 Hondurans presented documents in the morning to pass through the Agua Caliente border crossing separating the two Central American nations.

  • by Jorge Cabrera
Pizza salves shutdown pain as Canadian air traffic controllers send slices to American counterparts
USA

Pizza salves shutdown pain as Canadian air traffic controllers send slices to American counterparts

The air traffic controllers opted for a universal symbol of goodwill amid the US government shutdown. They sent pizzas.

  • by Amy B Wang
Former Mexican president received $100m bribe from 'El Chapo', court hears
Mexico

Former Mexican president received $100m bribe from 'El Chapo', court hears

The self-described "one-time right-hand man" of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said that he previously told US authorities of the bribe.

  • by Brendan Pierson & David Graham
Fast food on the menu as Trump congratulates Clemson football team
Trump's White House

Fast food on the menu as Trump congratulates Clemson football team

US President Donald Trump sprang for a 300-burger tribute to the Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship.

Girl who died in US Border Patrol custody dreamed of sending money home
Tragedy

Girl who died in US Border Patrol custody dreamed of sending money home

The seven-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl was inseparable from her father and had looked forward to being able to send money home to support her impoverished family, relatives said.

  • by Sofia Menchu
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Honduran President's brother arrested, charged in the US
Crime

Honduran President's brother arrested, charged in the US

Federal prosecutors in New York announced drug conspiracy and other charges against Antonio "Tony" Hernandez, a former Honduran congressman.

El Dia de los Muertos: grieving the Mexican way
Postcard

El Dia de los Muertos: grieving the Mexican way

At the heart of these annual celebrations is a culture that seems less afraid of death than those in the West, refusing to let their loved ones disappear into faded memories. 

  • by Rachael Dexter
Thousands flee Guatemala's Volcano of Fire's fury
Volcanoes

Thousands flee Guatemala's Volcano of Fire's fury

Incandescent material burst as high as one kilometre above the crater and flows of hot rock and ash extended nearly three kilometers down slope after the latest eruption.