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Hurricane pushes into Mexico gulf   Dean has moved offshore after lashing Yucatan Peninsula and Belize, toppling trees and houses and bringing torrential rain Dean hitting Mexico for second time  Once a monster Category 5 hurricane, Dean clings to tropical storm status as it rapidly lost strength Remnants of Dean drench central Mexico Bomb found at Mexico City tower Henriette slams Baja peninsula Henriette blows toward Mexican mainland Dynamite blast on truck kills 30 in Mexico   A truck carrying more than 25 tons of dynamite exploded, killing at least 23 people and injuring more than 140 Bus carrying tourists plunges into ravine Tropical Storm Lorenzo becomes hurricane  The storm, speeding along at 75 mph was expected to come ashore in Mexico Gulf of Mexico accident kills 18  7 more were missing after a portable drilling rig crashed into an oil platform during stormy Thousands flee flooding   A week of heavy rains unleashed massive flooding, killing at least one person and forcing tens of thousands to flee rising waters Race to save flood victims Map of Tabasco Mexico
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  Anti-Bush protests in Mexico City  Hundreds of demonstrators have rioted, burned US flags and threw stones at police outside the US embassy Drug raid targets police LatAm migrants' money exceeds aid Justice calls on reporter killing  Amado Ramirez was shot dead after his radio show in what appeared to be a premeditated hit Quake knocks out power in Mexico City   A jarring, magnitude-6 earthquake shook southern Mexico, knocking out power in parts of Mexico City and Acapulco Mexico City to vote on abortion Mexico City legalizes abortion  City lawmakers voted to legalize abortion, a decision likely to influence policies and health practices across Mexico and Latin America Bill to give legal status to illegal immigrants U.S. tops Mexico 2-1 in Gold Cup final Mexico stuns Brazil, 2-0 at Copa Mexico overhauls police chief training 9 die as jet careens onto highway   A small cargo jet failed to take off, blew a tire and slid off the runway at the airport in the western coastal city of Culiacan 24 dead after landslide Magnitude 6.1 quake  An earthquake struck the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico, 10 miles southwest of the town of Ocozococautla Hurricane Dean spins toward Yucatan   After battering the southern coast of Jamaica, the hurricane picked up strength.Forecasters said Dean could be a Category 5 Hurricane Dean grows into Category 5 Map of Yucatan Mexico  The storm, with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, expected to landfall on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam Map of Yucatan Mexico
Mexicans stage tortilla protest   Bush pushed on drugs, immigration

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  President Calderon has a tough message for U.S. President to solve issues of drug-trafficking and immigration

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  The hurricane is knocking down trees and flooding streets but not inflicting catastrophic damage
 Dean charged ashore before dawn as a Category 5 but lost strength as it traversed the peninsula and was downgraded to a Category 2. Downed power lines and damaged buildings were reported in Mexico and Belize

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  A massive rescue operation is under way after rains caused the worst flooding in the low-lying state's history
Nov.2   Floods strand 300,000; more rain ahead Map of Tabasco Mexico
  Rescuers in boats and helicopters worked to evacuate people stranded by a flood, one of the worst natural disasters' to hit Mexico
 More than one million people are affected. Most of the state is under water. Tabasco Governor Andres Granier has urged anyone who owns a boat to help the rescue operation. Villahermosa and many other townshave been turned into brown lakes with only treetops and roofs visible. The storms have forced the closure of 3of Mexico's oil ports
  President Calderon pledges disaster aid Map of Tabasco Mexico  Felipe Calderon has pledged the full support of his government to help more than a million people hit by floods Nov.3   Devastating floods prompt outbreak fears Map of VILLAHERMOSA Mexico  Hundreds of thousands fled a flooded region of the Gulf coast, jumping from rooftops into rescue helicopters   Exodus out of flood zone   Hundreds of thousands of people have fled severe floods in the south state of Tabasco where rivers burst their banks after heavy rain   Mexico flood toll rises to eight
  The department of civil defense in the state, which borders on Guatemala, reported finding 7 bodies
Nov.5   Mudslide adds to flood woe  A mudslide has struck a village in Mexico's southern state, leaving at least 16 people missing, feared dead

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