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Companies say Mexico security situation improving or steady: survey

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The majority of foreign and domestic companies in Mexico say security has either improved or remained unchanged from last year, and almost half expect more improvement within five years, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Full story

Mexican journalists' sons killed; seven bodies found near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gunmen executed two sons of two prominent Mexican journalists in the northern city of Chihuahua, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office said on Sunday, and police found seven bodies dumped in a Mexico City suburb. Full story

Mexican security forces repel armed attack, kill 10

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Security forces repelled an attack by suspected criminals armed with AK-47s and other weapons in a mountainous area of central Mexico, killing all 10 of the assailants, authorities said on Tuesday. Full story

U.N. development chief flags failings of "war on drugs"

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - There is increasing evidence that the U.S.-led war on drugs has failed, with criminalization often creating more problems than it solves, said Helen Clark, the head of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Full story

Five sheet-wrapped bodies found in Mexico; gang murder suspected

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Five corpses wrapped head to toe in white sheets were found early Friday on a highway in the northern Mexican city of Saltillo, victims of suspected gang-related slaying. Full story

Mexico's new president has 56 pct approval rating -poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has a lower approval rating at the start of his term than his predecessor did, a poll showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge he faces to push key economic reforms through a divided Congress. Full story

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Director of Human Rights' Watch Americas division Jose Miguel Vivanco holds up the organization's report during a news conference in Mexico City
Director of Human Rights' Watch Americas division Jose Miguel Vivanco holds up the organization's report during a news conference in Mexico City

Director of Human Rights' Watch Americas division Jose Miguel Vivanco holds up the organization's report during a news conference in Mexico City February 21, 2013. Human Rights Watch on Wednesday released a report documenting 249 such disappearances during the administration of former President Feli

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Director of Human Rights' Watch Americas division Jose Miguel Vivanco speaks to the media about the organization's report during a news conference in Mexico City

Director of Human Rights' Watch Americas division Jose Miguel Vivanco speaks to the media about the organization's report during a news conference in Mexico City February 21, 2013. Human Rights Watch on Wednesday released a report documenting 249 such disappearances during the administration of form

Director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division Vivanco speaks to the media in Mexico City
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