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MEXICO CITY — A moderately powerful earthquake shook the Mexico-Guatemala border region Sunday, but there are no reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7:22 a.m. quake had a magnitude of 6.0. Mexico’s seismology service calculated it at 5.7 magnitude.

The quake was just a few miles off the coast at the border, with a depth of 22 miles.

Chiapas state civil defense spokesman Jose Manuel Aragon said there were no reports of damage.


Survivors say Paya crash was accident

HAVANA — The car crash that claimed the life of leading Cuban opposition figure Oswaldo Paya was accidental, two Europeans who were in the vehicle at the time told a news conference Monday.

Cuba’s dissident community suspected another vehicle might have forced the one carrying Mr. Paya off the road, but the two surviving occupants said that no other cars were involved.

“There was no other vehicle that struck us from behind,” said Angel Carromero of Spain, who was at the wheel at the time of the accident, which killed a fourth occupant in the car, in addition to Paya.

The rental car crashed in Bayamo, in eastern Cuba, on July 22, slamming into a tree.

Mr. Carromero faces charges of traffic violations resulting in death, which can carry up to 10 years in prison under Cuba’s penal code.

Mr. Paya, 60, a leading opponent of the one-party rule of the Cuban Communist Party, was the 2002 recipient of the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov prize, which is awarded for defending human rights and freedom of thought.


WikiLeaks founder suffering, mom says

QUITO — The mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday that her son’s health is suffering after more than a month confined to the Ecuador Embassy in London.

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