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At least 36 people killed in Mexican bus crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 36 people were killed and four injured on Sunday when a bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the government of the state of Veracruz said. The bus had left Villahermosa in Tabasco state and was en route to Mexico City when it crashed near the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, the Veracruz government said in a statement.

LatAm journalists call on gov't to find missing Mexican reporter

Mexico City, Feb 9 (EFE).- Officials in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz should take action to find missing reporter Gregorio Jimenez de la Cruz and provide members of the media with "the security guarantees necessary to practice their profession," the Latin American Press Association, or Colaper, said. Colaper, whose members work in 23 countries, said in a statement released in Mexico that the administration of Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte had a responsibility to protect journalists so they could do their jobs.

LatAm journalists call on gov't to find missing Mexican reporter

Mexico City, Feb 9 (EFE).- Officials in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz should take action to find missing reporter Gregorio Jimenez de la Cruz and provide members of the media with "the security guarantees necessary to practice their profession," the Latin American Press Association, or Colaper, said. Colaper, whose members work in 23 countries, said in a statement released in Mexico that the administration of Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte had a responsibility to protect journalists so they could do their jobs.

Attack aboard train carrying migrants kills 2 in Mexico

Veracruz, Mexico, Nov 27 (EFE).- Two Central American migrants headed for the United States were killed and a third was injured when criminals threw them off the freight train they were riding in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said. The incident occurred early Tuesday in San Juan Evangelista, a city in the southern part of Veracruz. The migrants were attacked after they refused to pay "tolls" to other men riding the train, the Veracruz Attorney General's Office said.

T.S. Ingrid now a hurricane, 4,700 people in Mexico evacuated

Mexico City, Sep 14 (EFE).- Tropical Storm Ingrid strengthened Saturday to become a Category 1 hurricane, the Mexican National Meteorological Service, or SMN, told Efe. "There are going to be heavy rains, from 250 to 500 liters per square meter (5 to 10 gallons per square foot) in 72 hours," said meteorologist Alberto Hernandez Unzon about the storm's approach across the Gulf of Mexico.

Death toll from Mexico mudslide rises to 14

Veracruz, Mexico, Sep 11 (EFE).- The death toll from a mudslide in a mountainous area in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz has risen to 14, with eight children among the dead, emergency management officials said. The mudslide occurred on Tuesday in Tecoa, a community outside the city of Coscomatepec, located nearly 300 kilometers (186 miles) from Mexico City, following heavy rains, Veracruz emergency management office spokesmen told Efe.

Search continues for victims of Mexico train derailment

Mexico City, Aug 27 (EFE).- Search teams continue combing the wreckage of the freight train that derailed over the weekend in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco "to rule out the existence of more victims of the accident," while the bodies of the six Honduran migrants killed in the derailment are being repatriated, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Tuesday. A Federal Police plane is scheduled to fly the remains of the dead migrants Tuesday from the airport in Villahermosa, the capital of Tabasco, to the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.

Tropical depression Fernand kills 13 in Mexico, dissipates

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Torrential rains triggered by tropical depression Fernand killed 13 people in central Mexico on Monday before it dissipated, though the country's major oil installations were unaffected. Nine people were killed in the town of Yecuatla, three in the city of Tuxpan, and one in the town of Atzalan, all in Mexico's eastern Veracruz state, Governor Javier Duarte said. "All of (the deaths) were caused by landslides in the hills above their homes," Duarte said at a news conference.

Fernand weakens to tropical depression over central Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Fernand weakened to a tropical depression from a tropical storm as it moved northwest, away from the country's oil installations, unleashing heavy rains over central Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. The bulk of oil and gas installations of state-run monopoly Pemex are situated to the south of the storm, and were not expected to be affected, a company spokesperson said.

T.S. Fernand blamed for 13 deaths in Mexico

Xalapa, Mexico, Aug 26 (EFE).- At least 13 people died Monday in landslides resulting from the intense rains brought by Tropical Storm Fernand on its passage over the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, authorities said. In an extraordinary session of the State Council for Civil Protection, Gov. Javier Duarte called on the public to pay attention to the "recommendations of the authorities and, if necessary, to evacuate their homes" in the face of the ongoing rain from Fernand, which has been downgraded to a tropical depression.
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