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Mexico cruise ship loses power off Oaxaca coast

A generator fire knocked out power to the ship of a newly started Mexico-based cruise line, stranding the vessel off the southern Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of 515 passengers Saturday, Oaxaca state authorities said. Full story

Japan tsunami survivor tells her harrowing tale

When the massive earthquake struck northern Japan on March 11 and triggered a tsunami alarm in her Pacific Coast fishing port, civil servant Takako Suzuki knew exactly where to shelter. Full story

Close lunar orbit causes high waves in Honduras

The Honduran government says unusually high waves almost 8 feet (2.4 meters) tall have destroyed more than a dozen food stalls and homes and a lot of palm trees on the country's Pacific Coast. Full story

Acapulco police find 3 human heads

Police found three severed heads in plastic bags in the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, authorities said Monday. Full story

Virus, genetic link eyed in Canadian salmon deaths

Sockeye salmon in one of Canada's key but troubled fisheries on the Pacific Coast may have a genetic flaw that makes them more susceptible to disease, according to a study released on Thursday. Full story

2 mutilated bodies found in Acapulco

Police in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco have found the decapitated, mutilated bodies of two men in front of a bar where 11 men were reportedly abducted earlier this month. Full story

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