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Report: 11K Cheated in
Mexico City Marathon
Sep 7, 2023 10:20 AM CDT
Report: 11K Cheated in Mexico City Marathon
Some of them reportedly took public transport to the finish line
- This year's Mexico City Marathon was a carnival of cheating, with more than a third of the 30,000 runners disqualified, according to Spanish sports newspaper
. According to Marca, tracking data showed that 11,000 runners didn't pass checkpoints set up every 3.1 miles along the...
Rogue Chicken Halts
City's Subway Service
May 17, 2023 5:46 PM CDT
Rogue Chicken Halts City's Subway Service
Mexico City Metro workers scrambled to capture bird
- Service was temporarily halted on a line of Mexico City's subway system after a chicken got loose on the tracks. Video distributed by the city’s Metro system showed the electricity cut off at a station near the city’s center on Sunday. The video showed maintenance personnel and...
Fans Rage Against
After Bad Bunny
Dec 12, 2022 11:45 AM CST
Fans Rage Against Ticketmaster After Bad Bunny Concert Fiasco
Ticketholders with real tickets were turned away from Mexico City show due to influx of fake tickets
- Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper and singer known for such hits as "Moscow Mule" and "I Like It," performed in Mexico City on Friday and Saturday night, the final shows on his World's Hottest Tour across North America and Latin America, and he was filled...
Flight From Canada
to Mexico Makes
Unplanned Stop in Texas
Mar 4, 2022 9:41 AM CST
Flight From Canada to Mexico Makes Unplanned Stop in Texas
Aeromexico flight had to dump 3 unruly passengers after a reportedly drunken face-mask tiff
- Houston, we have a problem. Rather, three of them, and they were all booted from an Aeromexico flight that had to be diverted to the Texas city after a reportedly drunken confrontation over face masks. According to an incident report from the Houston Police Department cited by CNN , Aeromexico Flight...
At 63, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Had an Affair—and a Daughter
Jan 18, 2022 9:05 AM CST
At 63, Gabriel Garcia Marquez Had an Affair—and a Daughter
AP confirms what was an open secret among family
- For decades renowned Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez kept the public from knowing about an intimate aspect of his life: He had a daughter with a Mexican writer, with whom he had an extramarital affair in the early 1990s. The closely guarded secret was published by Colombian newspaper...
Grisly Find at
3.8K Bone Fragments
Jun 14, 2021 9:10 AM CDT
Grisly Find at Ex-Butcher's Home: 3.8K Bone Fragments
Suspect may be responsible for 'greatest femicide in the history of Mexico'
- A former butcher in Mexico has reportedly admitted to killing the 34-year-old wife of a local police official, but that appears to be only the tip of the iceberg, based on what authorities say they found in the basement of his home on the outskirts of Mexico City. The AP...
Bulldozers, Looting Reported
at Mexico's Teotihuacan
May 26, 2021 2:21 PM CDT
Bulldozers, Looting Reported at Mexico's Teotihuacan
Private building crews said to have chased away cops
- Mexico's government says private building crews are refusing to stop work that threatens one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, ancient Teotihuacan. At least 25 structures at the protected pre-Aztec site boasting twin pyramids and "hundreds of smaller, more remote, and often unexplored sites "...
23 Dead After Mexico City
Subway Overpass Collapses
May 4, 2021 6:53 AM CDT
23 Dead After Mexico City Subway Overpass Collapses
Dozens injured after accident on city's newest subway line
- Rescue workers and firefighters converged in Mexico City late Monday after a subway overpass collapsed as a train was passing over it, sending the train plunging to the road 16 feet below and killing at least 23. "There are unfortunately children among the dead," says Claudia Sheinbaum, the...
Jan 1, 2021 2:45 PM CST
Oxygen Refill Offer Draws Crowds
Families are struggling to fill tanks for patients in Mexico City
- On New Year's Day, dozens of people stood in line with empty oxygen tanks in one of Mexico City’s hardest-hit boroughs to take advantage of a city offer of free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. Jorge Infante took his place in line at 8am with three tanks he...
Police Chief Hurt in Morning
Ambush in Mexico City
Jun 26, 2020 12:53 PM CDT
Police Chief Hurt in Morning Ambush in Mexico City
Omar Garcia Harfuch in stable condition, but 'there were deaths and several arrests' after shooting
- Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City's police chief in a brazen operation that left an unspecified number of dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday. Security Secretary Omar Garcia Harfuch was being treated in a hospital but was out of danger. However, "there were deaths and several...
May 1, 2020 10:14 AM CDT
Skeletons Found in Mass Grave Depict 'Grim Period'
Remains found in Mexico City were likely those among first group of slaves from Africa
- In the late 1980s, archaeologists unearthed three skeletons in a mass grave in Mexico City, at the former site of a 16th-century hospital that served indigenous people. What made these skeletons stand out was their teeth, which were filed into shapes much like those found in people from parts of...
Art Critic Pushes
Back After Her
Soda Can Destroys
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Feb 15, 2020 7:00 AM CST
Art Critic Pushes Back After Her Soda Can Destroys $19K Art
Glass sculpture shatters at Mexico City art fair; Avelina Lesper says it was an accident
- You don't want to be "that guy" (or gal) when you're at an art fair—you know, the one who causes a $19,000 glass sculpture to shatter into a zillion pieces when you place your soda can on or near it. Unfortunately for Avelina Lesper, she...
A Day of Fun Turns to Horror
Sep 29, 2019 5:42 AM CDT
A Day of Fun Turns to Horror
Rollercoaster in Mexico City derails, kills 2 and injures 2
- Two people were killed and two others wounded on Saturday when the last car on a rollercoaster in La Feria Chapultepec amusement park in Mexico City derailed, reports the BBC . Witnesses say the car came loose, was dragged along at high speed, then fell from 33 feet halfway through the...
Kills 2 Israeli Men
in Mexico City Mall
Jul 26, 2019 12:24 AM CDT
Disguised Woman Kills 2 Israeli Men in Mexico City Mall
Police say she lied about the motive
- A woman wearing a blond wig disguise fatally shot two Israeli men at a restaurant in an upscale Mexico City shopping mall, and authorities said Thursday they were investigating links to organized crime. Though the woman was quickly arrested and claimed the killings were a crime of passion, prosecutors later...
Burger King's New Customer
Base: People in Traffic Jams
May 16, 2019 1:15 PM CDT
Burger King's New Customer Base: People in Traffic Jams
Service is in Mexico City now, Los Angeles in future
- Getting stuck in traffic in Mexico City is no bueno, though Burger King is working to improve the experience with a "Traffic Jam Whooper." As AdAge reports, a new delivery service in one of the world's most congested cities allows drivers stuck in traffic to order food...
No Aztec Ruler's Tomb Has
Been Found. That May Change
Mar 25, 2019 8:13 AM CDT
No Aztec Ruler's Tomb Has Been Found. That May Change
Reuters: Discoveries in Mexico City suggest archaeologists are close
- For all the discoveries made about the Aztecs, archaeologists have never found the tomb of an Aztec ruler. Reuters reports that may be about to change. A dig in Mexico City at the site of an Aztec temple has yielded clues that suggest a royal burial site is near. "...
With Body Parts
in Stroller May
Have Killed 20
Oct 9, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
Couple Found With Body Parts in Stroller May Have Killed 20
Male suspect says he pulverized bones for fertilizer, used victims' flesh for pet food
- Police in Mexico had been tracking a couple, suspecting them of being tied to the disappearance of three women and a 2-month-old baby. So when cops spotted them pushing a baby carriage Thursday in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec, they were hopeful they'd find the infant inside. Instead,...
They Came as Mariachis,
Then Started Shooting
Sep 16, 2018 7:41 AM CDT
They Came as Mariachis, Then Started Shooting
5 dead in Mexico City as gunmen open fire on entertainment district
- In a meeting of one of Mexico's most beloved traditions and one of its most pervasive epidemics, gunmen dressed as mariachis shot up a thriving entertainment district of Mexico City on Friday night, killing five and injuring at least eight. In what the
Los Angeles Times
calls an "...
Restaurant Busted for
Serving Tarantula Tacos
Aug 15, 2018 2:30 AM CDT
Restaurant Busted for Serving Tarantula Tacos
Species is protected in Mexico
- Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so fast, Mexican authorities say. A Mexico City restaurant recently put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Facebook showing a chef torching one until blackened. The only problem: The Mexican red rump tarantula is a protected species....
'Big Noise,' Then
Brand New Mexico
Jul 13, 2018 3:23 AM CDT
'Big Noise,' Then Brand New Mexico Mall Collapses
Mexico City mayor calls it a 'case of negligence'
- A newly opened shopping mall on Mexico City's south side partly collapsed Thursday after structural problems led the mall's operators to quickly evacuate the area. No injuries were reported. Officials said a support beam failed in a cantilevered office area on the top floors that stuck out from...
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