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Mexican police capture new drug cartel chief

Federal police said yesterday that they had captured the new leader of a drug gang formerly led by jailed US-born suspect Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal, in another blow to a cartel fighting to control the region south of Mexico City to the Pacific resort of Acapulco.

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A 500 kilo bull injures a picador after jumping into the crowd at the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City.

James Lawton: Raise a glass to football's most astonishing survivor: Happy 50th birthday, Diego

Chelsea, reasonably enough, were somewhat underwhelmed this week by Diego Maradona's offer to take over from Carlo Ancelotti just as soon as he could barrel his way to the airport.

DVD: Los Olvidados (15)

"This film is not optimistic," begins Luis Bunuel's reissued master-piece, as it pans over London, Paris and down into the slums of Mexico City.

Conflict in the White House over the war on America's doorstep

Only time will show if Mexico is indeed sliding into drug-war anarchy like that which gripped Colombia in the 1980s. But President Obama's correction of his Secretary of State's suggestion that Mexico's crisis was beginning to resemble the Colombian one underlined one thing: the acute concern in America at events in its vitally important southern neighbour.

Rudisha breaks 800m record again

Kenya's David Rudisha lowered the 800 metres world record to 1min 41.01sec in Rieti in Italy yesterday, just a week after first breaking the record.

Mexico bleeding to death

Another 72 corpses found in a new mass grave. Feuding cartels blamed for displays of mutilated bodies. Death toll in four-year drugs war passes 28,000

Headless bodies hung from bridge

Four decapitated and mutilated corpses have been strung from a bridge in a popular getaway outside Mexico City, the latest atrocity as the country battles an escalating drugs war.

Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception, Tate Modern, London

You are walking down a long road between two fields. The road never seems to change, but you keep glimpsing something, close by, in the distance. Is there water on the road ahead? A town? The future flickers and shimmers, you are almost there, on the brink of something, then it vanishes into thin air: a mirage. This is the rather beautiful 16mm film, A Story of Deception (2003-6), filmed in Patagonia, that opens (and gives name to) Francis Alÿs's current survey show at Tate Modern, exploring the crossovers between poetics and politics. The never-reachable moment, a continual glimmer of hope, a pointless struggle – these are the motifs of this brilliant, yet slippery, exhibition. In other films here children build sandcastles to knock them down, the artist pushes a large block of ice around Mexico City until it melts to nothing, or dribbles a line of green paint from a leaky can along the "green line" – the 1948 armistice border between Israel and neighbouring countries. Everything teeters between being depressingly pointless and joyfully, wonderfully so.

DVD: In the Pit, For retail & rental (Network Releasing)

"In each column, a soul has to rest." This is one worker's eerie description of the building of a second deck to Mexico City's inner Periferico freeway in Juan Carlos Rulfo's documentary, which reveals the optimism of the downtrodden workers at the back-breaking end of the process.

Matador fined for fleeing from bull in Mexico

A matador has been fined after running away from a bull and leaping over the arena wall.

Matador arrested and fined for running away

A matador was fined after running away from a bull and leaping over the arena wall.

Mexico to identify dead war heroes

Mexican soldiers have paraded the bones of heroes of the country's War of Independence through the capital, Mexico City, before scientists begin trying to solve a century-old mystery of identifying them.

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