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Seventeen-year-old told doctors she had been using the drug for two months

David Hemery on his way to victory in the 400m hurdles at the 1968 Games in Mexico

David Hemery: 'I didn't know I had won, let alone beaten the world record'

Continuing our series, David Hemery recalls his 400m hurdles win being such a blur he needed the BBC to tell him he was champion

Mexican father Gabriel Granados given double arm transplant

A Mexican man whose arms were severely burned in an electrical accident has become the first patient in Latin America to receive a double arm transplant.

Mexico City considers bullfight ban

When the conquistadors brought bullfighting to Mexico more than 500 years ago, few could have foreseen how popular it would become.

Roberto Bolaño: 'The Spanish language is my homeland'

The Third Reich, By Roberto Bolaño (trs Natasha Wimmer)

A newly translated novel, written in the 1980s, reveals the preoccupations of a Chilean master as well has his trademark sarcasm and dark humour

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's western Guerrero state today, shaking buildings and causing panic just over 100 miles away in the nation's capital.

Mexico volcano erupts

Water, ash and rocks are flowing down the flanks of the Popocatepetl volcano southeast of Mexico City.

Riots act as wake-up call for London's torch-bearers

Our Olympics correspondent, Alan Hubbard, provides a personal perspective on capital's travails after witnessing unrest before the Games in Mexico City and Seoul

Drug cartel leader who admits 1,500 killings is held

A key Mexican drug cartel figure who acknowledged ordering 1,500 killings has been captured in the north of the country.

Fire spares home of the atomic bomb

A smattering of summer rain gave a boost to firefighters battling a huge wildfire near Los Alamos, the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb, giving authorities enough confidence yesterday to allow about 12,000 people to return to their homes for the first time in nearly a week.

World Naked Bike Ride - in pictures

Hundreds of bicyclists in their underwear, covered in body paint or wearing nothing at all have taken to the streets of Mexico City to demand respect from motorists.

Mexico marches over deadly cost of war on drugs

Tired of innocent bloodshed, 90,000 people have participated in a "silent march" in Mexico City to protest against the country's strategy in its "war on drugs", which is estimated to have claimed more than 35,000 lives.

Jewish ritual sparks in-flight lockdown

Pilots on an Alaska Airlines flight from Mexico City to Los Angeles locked down the cockpit and alerted authorities on Sunday when flight crew grew alarmed at the behaviour of three men who turned out to be conducting an elaborate Orthodox Jewish prayer ritual.

Death of customs agent hangs over US meeting of Felipe Calderon and Barack Obama

As mexicos' President, Felipe Calderon, prepared for an official visit to Washington yesterday to meet Barack Obama, frustrations came out into the open with some of the rhetoric regressing to the 1980s, when the two governments routinely traded barbs about drugs, money laundering, trade and investment issues.

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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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