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£2.4m reward offered for capture of 'El Chapo'

The Mexican Attorney General issues an appeal for information in Mexico City. Credit: Reuters

Mexican prison and government authorities must have colluded with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman so that he could escape from a maximum security prison at the weekend, a key minister has said.

Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong also insisted there would be "no rest" for El Chapo. offered a 60 million pesos (£2.4m) reward for information leading to the capture of the drug-runner.

The governor of the jail from where Guzman escaped has also been sacked, officials said.

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Colima Volcano eruption prompts evacuation

Smoke rises from Colima Volcano, also known as the Volcano of Fire, near the town of Comala. Credit: Reuters

The Colima Volcano in Western Mexico has erupted, spewing ash across a large area, prompting authorities to close the an airport and order the evacuation of a half dozen hamlets.

At least 70 people were staying at a shelter nearby, authorities said.

The volcano began erupting on Thursday and has become increasingly active, leading officials to issue orders to relocate people living nearby.

Civil protection officials described the volcano's movements as "atypical", a kind of activity not seen since it underwent a strong eruption in 1913.

Man United breaks collarbone on international duty

Javier Hernandez looks set to leave Manchester United this summer. Credit: Reuters

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez was taken to hospital after suffering an injury while playing for Mexico against Honduras in a Gold Cup warm-up match on Wednesday night.

According to reports, the 27-year-old has suffered a broken collarbone, although the Mexican Football Federation has yet to confirm the nature of the injury.

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Ex-Man City striker scores two for Mexico

Matias Vuoso got two for Mexico. Credit: Reuters

Mexico and Chile cancelled each other out to share the points in the Copa America clash.

Former Manchester City striker Matias Vuoso netted twice, including a 66th minute equaliser, for Mexico with Raul Jimenez getting the other.

But neither team could ever boast of domination in the game as Arturo Vidal struck two for Chile either side of an Eduardo Vargas goal.

'Drug cartel henchmen' killed in Mexico gunfight

Forty-two 'suspected drug cartel henchmen' have been killed in a shootout with police, a government security force official confirmed today.

Mexico gunfight leaves 42 drug cartel members dead Credit: APTN

National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said the gunfight on a ranch just inside the Michoacan state border with Jalisco, western Mexico, lasted three hours and began after security forces were alerted to an "invasion" of the ranch.

After calling in air and ground support, government forces reportedly managed to capture three suspected gang members and seized a grenade launcher and 39 guns of varying calibres during the assault.

Federal policemen gather outside a ranch where a gunfight between hitmen and federal forces left several casualties Credit: REUTERS/Alan Ortega

One federal policeman died and another was injured in the battle which is being described by Reuters as "one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade".

'40 killed' in Mexico drug cartel gunfight

At least 40 people have been killed in a huge gun fight between police and suspected drug cartel members in western Mexico.

File photo: A federal cop stands guard after a raid on the villa of a drug cartel boss Credit: Reuters

Officials say that "almost all" of the dead were suspected criminals.

The bloody firefight took place in an area between Michoacan and Jalisco states that is known as a stronghold of the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel, which has mounted several large-scale attacks on federal and state forces in recent weeks.

Michoacan governor Salvador Jara told local media "the likeliest thing is" the Jalisco cartel was involved in the shootout.

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