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Living on the edge: Life in the U.S.-Mexico border

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

A tricky act: Low-income town Douglas in Arizona tries to balance federal and local concerns, as it aims to banish 'myths' about border communities

WALL. The border separating Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Mexico. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Mexico Supreme Court justice resigns over suspicious bank deposits

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:36 AM

In June, Mexican media report that Medina Mora was suspected of having made $5.2 million transfers to bank accounts in the US and Britain that were not reported in his financial declarations

The new Mexican ambassador to US Eduardo Medina Mora speaks during a press conference at the Mexican Chancellery in Mexico City, on January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Pedro Pardo Pedro PARDO / AFP

General Motors temporarily lays off 6,000 workers in Mexico due to strike

Oct 02, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The temporary layoffs affect the Silao assembly and transmission plants in central Mexico

2 Filipino seafarers killed in Mexico bar fire

Aug 30, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The two Filipinos were among the 26 killed when gunmen barged into a bar at the Port of Coatzacoalcos, shot at customers, and set the place on fire, says the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs

AFTERMATH. People gather outside a bar where at least 26 people were killed by a fire in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz on August 28, 2019. Photo by Angel Hernandez/AFP

Attackers kill 26 in Mexico bar fire

Aug 28, 2019 - 5:22 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Survivors say gunmen sprayed bullets as they descended on the bar, the Caballo Blanco, then blocked the exits and set the club alight

AFTERMATH. People react outside a bar where at least 26 people were killed by a fire in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz on August 28, 2019. Photo by Angel Hernandez/AFP

Journalist killed in Mexico

Aug 25, 2019 - 2:17 PM

Nevith Condes Jaramillo is the 10th journalist killed in Mexico in 2019

Mexican environmentalist stabbed to death

Aug 24, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Nora Lopez, whose work was focused on protecting the scarlet macaw, is found dead with multiple stab wounds at a hostel

Mexico march demands justice for girls allegedly raped by police

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:38 AM

Shouting 'Justice!', around 250 people, mostly women, take to the streets to protest the lack of punishment in the two cases, the latest to trigger outrage over the high rate of violence against women and girls in Mexico

A group of activists take part in a protest called by civil organizations against the police, after four police officers had been accused of raping a minor las t weekend in their patrol car in the Azcapotzalco neighborhood, in front of the Ministry of Public Security in Mexico City on August 12, 2019.  ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP

Could Mexico cactus solve world's plastics problem?

Aug 10, 2019 - 11:43 AM

A packaging material that is made from the plant has been developed by a Mexican researcher and is offering a promising solution to one of the world's biggest pollution conundrums

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3 journalists slain in Mexico in a week

Aug 03, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Since 2000, around 100 reporters have been killed in Mexico

JOURNALISTS KILLED. View of bloodstain at the site where Mexican journalist Francisco Romero was murdered in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state on May 16, 2019. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Journalist murdered in Mexico – watchdog

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Rogelio Barragan, director of the Guerrero Al Instante portal, is found dead on July 30 in the trunk of an abandoned car

19 Filipino sailors held in Mexico on alleged drug violations

Jul 30, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says no formal charges have been filed against any seafarer

U.S. Supreme Court says Trump can spend military funds on wall

Jul 27, 2019 - 12:54 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the top congressional Democrats, denounce the ruling

TRIUMPH. Donald Trump gets the greenlight to spend military funds for building a wall at the US-Mexico border. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Pompeo and Mexican counterpart welcome reduced flow of migrants

Jul 22, 2019 - 8:27 AM

The meeting confirms a calmer tone in US-Mexican relations than in early June, when President Donald Trump had threatened new trade tariffs against Mexico unless it acted forcefully to slow the migrant flow

POMPEO AND EBRARD. A handout photo released by the Mexican Foreign Ministry showing Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard (R) shaking hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a private meeting in Mexico City on July 21, 2019. - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Mexico City as part of his four-nation tour of Latin America, where he is expected to press US efforts to curb immigration as President Donald Trump takes controversial measures to deter and remove mostly Central American migrants who are seeking safety in the United States. Handout photo by Mexican Foreign Ministry/AFP

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:27 PM

A new rule redefining asylum eligibility – to take effect on July 16 – is the latest attempt to stem the flow of undocumented migrants into the country, and comes amid White House frustration at Congress's failure to change asylum laws

ASYLUM APPLICATION. US Democratic Senator Cory Booker (C) stands at the Paso del Norte-Santa Fe International Bridge while helping a group of migrants to apply for political asylum in the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, Chiahuahua state, Mexico on July 3, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Last ever VW Beetle model rolls off Mexican production line

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:10 AM

A Mariachi band plays as German auto giant Volkswagen launches the final edition of its iconic 'Beetle' car from its Mexican factory

FINAL EDITION. A Volkswagen 'Beetle', the final edition of the iconic car, is pictured inside the factory in Puebla, Puebla State, Mexico, on July 10, 2019. Photo by Juan Carlos/AFP

Mexico finance minister quits over Lopez Obrador 'disagreements'

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:47 AM

In a video, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says (Carlos Urzua) 'doesn't agree with the decisions we're taking'

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (L) speaks during a press conference next to his appointed Finance Minister Carlos Urzua, at their party's headquarters in Mexico City on July 23, 2018.  Pedro PARDO / AFP

Mexico rescues 25 kidnap victims in call center

Jul 04, 2019 - 9:09 AM

Law enforcers free 25 people who were kidnapped from a call center in the Mexican resort city of Cancun

RESCUED. Members of the Mexican Navy and police guard the offices of the local attorney after 25 kidnapped people were rescued in Cancun, Quintana Roo state, Mexico on July 3, 2019. Photo by Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP

Father, daughter drowning fuels anger at Trump migration policies

Jun 27, 2019 - 7:25 AM

The intertwined bodies in the viral photo are those of asylum-seeker Oscar Alberto Martinez, 25, and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria. They drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas.

The corpses of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez (L) and his daughter Angie Valeria (R) are transported to the forensic service in Matamoros, Tamaulipas State, Mexico on June 26, 2019, after they were found drowned. - The poignant pictures of Ramirez and his daughter, discovered face-down on the banks of the Rio Grande between Mexico and the United States, shocked the world on Wednesday and has sparked outrage back home in El Salvador, where around 200 migrants like them leave for the United States daily, preparing to take similar risks. (Photo by Marco Rodriguez / AFP)

U.S. border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:56 AM

John Sanders, appointed to the post just two months ago, says in a letter obtained by several US media outlets that he planned to step down as acting US Customs and Border Protection commissioner on July 5

Migrant children from different Latin American wait to receive food at the Casa del Refugiado, or The House of Refugee, a new centre opened by the Annunciation House to help the large flow of migrants being released by the United States Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in El Paso, Texas on April 24, 2019. The 125,000 foot space will accomodate about 500 migrants, with plans to expand for up to 1,500. While this is larger then other centres in the El Paso area, Father Ruben Garcia the director of Annunciation house says that they will still rely on churches around the community for help housing migrants. According to the CBP, border patrol agents apprehended 92,607 people along the southwest border in March, up from 66,884 in February. US President Donald Trump, who has made immigration the core of his message to his conservative base, said on Twitter that "a very big Caravan of over 20,000 people" is making its way through Mexico toward the United States. Paul Ratje / AFP

Frida, Mexico's famous rescue dog, retires

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:18 AM

The canine unit of Mexico's Marines honors Frida during her retirement after saving 12 people's lives in her decade-long career as a search and rescue dog

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 06, 2018, a rescue dog from the Mexican Navy, Frida, is pictured during a training session in Mexico City. Frida, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever who was a hero among rescue dogs in the September 2017 quake, retired this June 24, 2019 during a ceremony. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Mexico will not detain migrants at U.S. border – president

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:25 PM

'We are going to deal with this matter so that no abuses are committed,' says Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

US-MEXICO BORDER. In this file photo, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City on July 5, 2018. File photo Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Trump, Trudeau mend fences at White House meeting

Jun 21, 2019 - 6:27 AM

The two men have had a rocky relationship since Trump walked out of a G7 summit in Quebec last June

NEIGHBORS. US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau take part in a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2019.  MANDEL NGAN / AFP

Mexico publishes Trump's 'secret deal' on migration

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Mexico agrees to deploy 6,000 National Guardsmen to reinforce its southern border, and to expand its policy of taking back migrants as the United States processes their asylum claims

DEAL? Mexico said Friday it will complete the deployment of 6,000 National Guardsmen to its southern border in four days' time and send 825 additional immigration officers under its deal with the US to slow migration. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Journalist killed in Mexico – reports

Jun 12, 2019 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) Norma Sarabia is the sixth journalist slain this year in Mexico

Democrats slam Trump's use of trade threats against ally Mexico

Jun 10, 2019 - 8:20 AM

'What the world is tired of, and what I am tired of, is a president who consistently goes to war, verbal war, with our allies,' Senator Bernie Sanders, says on CNN's 'State of the Union'

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the US State Department in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump, Mexico's Obrador tout U.S.-Mexico deal to avert tariffs

Jun 09, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the bottom-line of the last-minute deal was simple: 'there will not be an economic or financial crisis in Mexico on Monday, June 10'

DEAL MADE. US President Donald Trump and Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reach a last minute deal to avert tariffs on Mexico. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

U.S. axes non-essential services for kids at migrant shelters

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:08 PM

President Donald Trump's administration cancels special care in the from of classroom, soccer fields, and art studios, citing a lack of funding

SERVICES CUT. This file handout photo courtesy of the US Department of Health and Human Services dated June 20, 2018 shows unaccompanied alien children at an Office of Refugee Resettlement funded shelter in Homestead, Florida. Handout/US Department of Health and Human Services/AFP

Mexico blocks new caravan of Central American migrants

Jun 06, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Mexico's National Migration Institute says about 420 migrants – mostly from Honduras – were stopped and taken to a detention center by bus

Mexican Police officers block the way to Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- wanting to reach the El Chaparral border crossing close to the Mexico-US border, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. - US officials closed the San Ysidro crossing point in southern California on Sunday after hundreds of migrants, part of the "caravan" condemned by President Donald Trump, tried to breach a fence from Tijuana, authorities announced. (Photo by GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP)

3 large meth labs dismantled in Mexico

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The 3 methamphetamine-producing labs are located in northwestern Sinaloa state, which a number of drug bosses use as a base, according to local police

DISMANTLING. A Sinaloa's state police officer works during the dismantling of a clandestine laboratory producing synthetic drugs, mainly methamphetamine in El Dorado, Sinaloa state, Mexico on June 4, 2019. Photo by Rashide Frias/AFP

U.S. and Mexico hold tariff talks, Trump demands migrant action

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:09 AM

With pressure boiling, members of Trump's Republican party are reportedly considering a brazen legislative move to block the President's tariffs

TARIFF TALKS. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon speaks during a press conference with the Mexican delegation negotiating tariffs with US officials on June 3, 2019 at the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump steps up attacks on Mexico, tariff threat called 'deadly serious'

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:59 PM

United States President Donald Trump slams Mexico as an 'abuser' of the US, 'taking but never giving'

DONALD TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a South Lawn event to honor the Boston Red Sox May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

The biggest world stories of the week: May 26-June 1, 2019

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Here's a roundup of the stories that made headlines across the globe

FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mexican president says confident that U.S. will negotiate on tariffs

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:55 PM

A Mexican delegation will meet in Washington with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the surprise tariff

CONFIDENT. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he is confident that US will negotiate on the tariffs, as China imposed a new round for US products too. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

U.S. to hit Mexico with tariffs over 'illegal migrants'

May 31, 2019 - 1:30 PM

According to a White House statement, the tariff will rise to 10% on July 1, then increase by 5% increments each month until topping out at 25% on October 1

TRUMP. U.S. President Donald Trump deen on a video screen as he addresses the National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo May 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump backers launch construction on private border wall

May 29, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Sporting a red 'Make America Great Again' hat, New Mexico resident Jeff Allen proudly oversees the erection of a towering fence of steel slats on land he co-owns

Workers build a border fence in a private property located in the limits of the US States of Texas and New Mexico taken from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on May 26, 2019.  HERIKA MARTÍNEZ / AFP

Canada aims to ratify trade deal after lifting of tariffs

May 19, 2019 - 9:28 AM

But Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says it would be 'naive' to think US protectionism is no longer a threat

TRADE WAR. Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill on March 15, 2018 in Portage, Indiana. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images North America/AFP

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to 6 months

May 17, 2019 - 9:55 PM

'Within 180 days...the Trade Representative shall update me on the outcome of the negotiations,' President Donald Trump says in a proclamation issued by the White House

DELAY. In this file photo taken on February 15, 2019 US President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Mexico journalist murdered, fifth in 2019

May 17, 2019 - 7:21 AM

Reporters Without Borders says the killing of Francisco Romero officially made Mexico the deadliest country in the world for journalists so far this year, surpassing even war-torn Afghanistan and Syria

View of bloodstain at the site where Mexican journalist Francisco Romero was murdered in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state on May 16, 2019. Crime reporter Francisco Romero was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast after receiving threats, authorities said Thursday, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

U.S. nears metal tariffs deal with Canada, Mexico

May 16, 2019 - 12:05 PM

'I think we are close to an understanding with Mexico and Canada,' says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

TRADE WAR. Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill on March 15, 2018 in Portage, Indiana. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images North America / AFP

Trump plans to delay auto tariffs for 6 months – industry sources

May 15, 2019 - 11:45 PM

New tariffs risk exploding already tense trade relations with Washington's major trading partners, who are angry about punitive duties on steel and aluminum imposed last year

US TARIFFS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, Texas, on April 10, 2019. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Mexico gives 'protection' to Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

May 15, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Mexico says its embassy in Venezuela has taken in opposition deputy Franco Manuel Casella to provide him 'protection and safety'

PROTECTED. Franco Manuel Casella Photo from Twitter/@AsambleaVE

At least 35 bodies found in mass graves in Mexico

May 12, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Most of the bodies are found at a ranch in the town of Zapopan

Mexican police members guard the area where forensic service personnel work at a clandestine grave inside a farm in Zapopan, Jalisco State, Mexico, on May 11, 2019. - The Jalisco State Attorney's office reported 27 bodies located in a clandestine grave in Zapopan. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz / AFP)

Maradona misses out on first title as coach: 'I nearly died'

May 06, 2019 - 1:53 PM

The Dorados team mentored by the Argentine football legend loses the Mexican second-division finals

MOVING FORWARD. Diego Maradona previously said he will leave the team after claiming league referees were biased against him. Photo from Maradona's Instagram account (@maradona)


Uruguayan beauty queen found dead in Mexico hotel room

May 03, 2019 - 10:23 AM

31-year-old Fatimih Davila represented Uruguay at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants in 2006 and 2008

Mexico 'concerned' by delays at U.S. border crossing points

Apr 27, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The situation on the border 'negatively impacts trade as well as the sources of employment and consumers in both countries,' Mexico's foreign ministry says

BORDER. A construction crew (R) works on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on April 24, 2019. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

At least 1,300 migrants escape from Mexican detention center

Apr 26, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The National Institute of Migration says 700 returned soon after leaving, but around 600 others were unaccounted for

TAPACHULA DETENTION CENTER. Mexican Federal police stand guard at an immigration detention center after a group of mainly Cuban migrants escaped, in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico on April 25, 2019. Photo by Damian Sanchez/AFP

3-year-old boy 'abandoned' at U.S.-Mexico border

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:05 AM

US border patrol officials say the boy was 'abandoned; by a group of suspected illegal immigrants who had crossed into the United States from Mexico near Brownsville, Texas

An ice-cream vendor walks near the US-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on April 24, 2019. President Donald Trump said Wednesday the US is sending armed soldiers to the southern border after Mexican soldiers recently "pulled guns" on US troops. Guillermo Arias / AFP

Trump says sending 'armed soldiers' to U.S.-Mexico border

Apr 24, 2019 - 10:09 PM

'Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again!' President Donald Trump tweets

US-MEXICO BORDER. In this file photo taken on February 9, 2019, a Mexican Military Police officer guards the exterior of a warehouse used as a shelter for Central American migrants in Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico,at the US border. File photo by Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP

Mexico breaks violence record in first quarter of 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mexico's Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System says the 8,493 murders recorded from January to March represents a 9.6% rise on the same period in 2018

Forensic experts and investigators of the prosecution office work at the crime scene next to a man's corpse in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on April 20, 2019. Violence in Mexico, besieged by bloodthirsty drug cartels that also engage in fuel theft, extortion and kidnapping, reached a new record during the first quarter of 2019 with 8,493 murders, according to official figures released on the weekend of April 20-21. HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP