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Mexican authorities arrest 10 suspected people smugglers

Mexico City, Dec 22 (EFE).- Three Indians and seven Mexicans were arrested for smuggling people from Asia and Africa into the United States via Mexico, the federal Attorney General's Office said Sunday. The 10 suspected people traffickers, who belong to an international network, were arrested in Mexico state, Quintana Roo and the Federal District, the AG's office said in a statement.

Mexico shatters crime ring that preyed on Asian migrants

Authorities said Saturday that they broke up a trafficking ring that brought foreigners, mostly Asians, into Mexico intent on smuggling them into the United States. Prosecutors said they detained seven Mexicans and three Bangladeshis accused of moving the migrants to Mexico's northern border with the United States at a huge cost and in grim conditions. The migrants came from places like India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, as well as Iran and Somalia, officials said.

Mexican fishermen push for sustainable lobster harvest

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico, Sep 23 (EFE).- Mexico's government took steps this month to protect fisheries in the Caribbean region in response to requests from fishermen who are pushing for more sustainable lobster harvests. Four marine sanctuaries covering 133 sq. kilometers (51 sq. miles) were created under an agreement betweeen the federal government and fishermen who belong to four cooperatives.

Mexican police nab one of FBI's 10 most wanted

Cancun, Mexico, Jun 19 (EFE).- Police at the Mexican sea resort of Playa del Carmen arrested one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, a former college professor accused of sexually exploiting children. Walter Lee Williams, 64, was nabbed around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in a coffee shop near a public park, Quintana Roo state Attorney General Gaspar Armando Garcia Torres said during a press conference in Cancun.

Mexican tourism campaign features Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Cozumel, Mexico, Apr 9 (EFE).- A tourism campaign for the Caribbean island of Cozumel will feature the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, thanks to an agreement between the NFL team and Mexican tourism officials, a team representative said. The photographs being used in the campaign were taken around Cozumel for the squad's 2014 calendar, which is expected to sell more than 200,000 copies, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Kelli Finglass said. The images will be used for ads in magazines that cover American football and television spots aimed at the NFL team's fans.

7 Die in armed attack in Mexican resort city

Cancun, Mexico, Mar 15 (EFE).- Gunmen burst into a restaurant-bar in the suburbs of this Caribbean resort city and opened fire, killing seven and wounding four others, Mexican authorities said. Sources with the Quintana Roo state Attorney General's Office said the assailants armed with automatic rifles had arrived at the La Sirenita establishment - located just outside Cancun - in two vehicles. They said the wounded were taken to different area hospitals. After the shooting, municipal and state police and army soldiers cordoned off the crime scene.
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