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Mexican presidents accused as defense opens El Chapo trial

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is on trial in New York after twice escaping from prison in Mexico

ON TRIAL. This handout picture released by the Mexican Interior Ministry on January 19, 2017 shows Joaquin Guzman Loera aka 'El Chapo' Guzman escorted in Ciudad Juarez by the Mexican police as he is extradited to the United States. HO/INTERIOR MINISTRY OF MEXICO / AFP

Who are the real monsters in 'Narcos: Mexico'?

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'It's not a story about a bad guy,' says Diego Luna of 'Narcos: Mexico'

WHAT'S NEXT FOR NARCOS? Michael Pena and Diego Luna speak during the Netflix See What's Next event at the Marina Bay Sands on November 8, 2018 in Singapore. Photo by Ore Huiying/Getty Images for Netflix

2 Native American women break ground in election to U.S. Congress

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:48 PM

The two are among a record number of Native Americans who ran in the midterm elections for congressional seats, governor's offices, state legislatures and other elected posts

FIRST. Democrat candidates Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland become the first Native American women elected to Congress. Davids file photo from Twitter, Haaland file photo from Wikipedia

Trump hits election trail threatening troop surge on Mexico border

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:43 AM

(UPDATED) President Donald Trump makes the troop announcement before flying to Florida for the last stage of campaigning ahead of the midterm elections

In this file photo, US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Thousands of U.S. troops head for southern border

Oct 30, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The move represents a massive military buildup along the border, where some 2,000 National Guardsmen are already working to provide assistance to overwhelmed authorities

BORDER. US riot police officers take part in a border security drill at the US-Mexico international bridge, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on October 29, 2018. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Pentagon to send about 800 troops to US-Mexico border

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:57 PM

The move comes as thousands of Central American migrants are crossing Mexico toward the United States in a slow-moving caravan.

CARAVAN. Honduran migrants take part in a new caravan heading to the US with Honduran and Guatemalan national flags in Quezaltepeque, Chiquimula, Guatemala on October 22, 2018. Photo by ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP

Family border crossings surge to 'crisis' levels – White House

Oct 24, 2018 - 3:49 PM

US Customs and Border Protection says it has apprehended 16,658 people who arrived in the country in families last month, some 900 more than August and nearly 12,000 more than September one year ago

AT THE BORDER. A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle illuminates a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. File photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Hurricane Willa slams Mexico's Pacific coast

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Forecasters warn that even at Category 3, the major storm still has the potential to unleash deadly flooding and landslides

WILLA. Workers use tape to protect windows from Hurricane Willa, before its arrival in Mazatlan, Sinaloa state, Mexico on October 23, 2018. Photo by Rashide Frias/AFP

Mexico braces for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Willa

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Willa now has maximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour, according to the US National Hurricane Center

Satellite image for Hurricane Willa as of 03:00 UTC (11 am Manila time) October 23, 2018. Image courtesy of NOAA

Trump to cut Central America aid as migrant caravan rolls on

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:00 AM

(UPDATED) The United Nations say more than 7,000 people are now heading toward the United States

A Honduran migrant taking part in a caravan heading to the US, leans against the border fence as he waits to cross the border from Ciudad Tecun Uman in Guatemala, to Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on October 22, 2018. President Donald Trump on Monday called the migrant caravan heading toward the US-Mexico border a national emergency, saying he has alerted the US border patrol and military. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP

Dangerous Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The monster storm is 340 kilometers (210 miles) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, packing top sustained winds of 230 kilometers per hour

HURRICANE WILMA IS COMING. Tourists enjoy the beach in Mazatlan, Sinaloa state, Mexico on October 21, 2018, where Hurricane Willa is expected to land next October 23. Photo by Daniel Slim/AFP

Mexico allows caravan women, children in, but thousands still stranded

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Migrants are generally fleeing poverty and insecurity in Honduras, where powerful street gangs rule their turf with brutal violence

STRANDED. Aerial view of a Honduran migrant caravan heading to the US, on the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 20, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

WATCH: The bad-ass first trailer for ‘Narcos: Mexico’

Oct 19, 2018 - 4:52 PM

The ‘Narcos’ spin-off explores the birth of Mexico’s drug war

EL PADRINO. Diego Luna plays Felix Gallardo, the big boss of 1980s Mexico's notorious Guadalajara cartel. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Not yet gone: Scientists spot 6 near-extinct porpoises

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The vaquita porpoise species is nearly wiped out by illegal fishing in its native habitat.

VAQUIITA. The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a critically endangered porpoise species endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California. Photo by Paula Olson from NOAA/Wikipedia

Trump questions climate change during hurricane damage tour

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:25 PM

President Donald Trump, a longtime climate change skeptic, says he does believe the climate is shifting, but argues that any worsening may not be permanent

VISIT. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tour damage from Hurricane Michael in Lynn Haven, Florida, October 15, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 17

Oct 13, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warns that he expects the toll to rise

GONE. Claire mourns as she sees the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 12, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

IN PHOTOS: The aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Oct 13, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm to hit Florida's northern Panhandle area in more than a century

GONE. Claire mourns as she sees the damage caused by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida on October 12, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

1 dead as monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long says Michael is the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since 1851

AFTER MICHAEL. Damaged buildings and a flooded street are seen after Hurricane Michael passed through the downtown area on October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump hails 'most important ever' U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Analysts say USMCA is similar to NAFTA in many respects but there is improved access for US agricultural goods, including the dairy products which Canada in particular had tried to limit

NEW TRADE PACT. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press. Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

U.S., Mexico, Canada agree on free trade pact to replace NAFTA

Oct 01, 2018 - 12:44 PM

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) updates and replaces the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which President Donald Trump had labeled a disaster and promised to cancel

THE USMCA. In this file photo taken on September 24, 2017 the Mexican, US and the Canadian flags sit in the lobby where the third round of the NAFTA renegotiations are taking place in Ottawa, Ontario.  File photo by Lars Hagberg/AFP

Journalist murdered in Mexico, 9th in 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM

(UPDATED) El Heraldo de Chiapas reporter Mario Gomez is the 9th reporter killed this year in Mexico, the second deadliest country in the world for journalists

LATEST VICTIM. Journalist Mario Gomez was shot by gunmen on Friday, September 21. Photo by Sergio Melgar Recinos/Facebook

'More work' to get a continental trade deal – Trudeau

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Negotiators have been in talks nearly non-stop for a month as they try to overcome hurdles and agree on a NAFTA rewrite

NAFTA. In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, June 9, 2018. File photo by Lars Harberg/AFP

Filipino boxer Jerwin Ancajas leaves for U.S. for title defense

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The Filipino IBF junior bantamweight champion will fight Alejandro Santiago of Mexico on September 30 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California

Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Truck with over 100 dead bodies causes uproar in Mexico

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:57 AM

(UPDATED) A refrigerated trailer – rented when morgues hit full capacity – was parked for two weeks at a warehouse in the outskirts of Guadalajara, until residents complain of the stench and the flies it attracted

GRAVES. Files photo of forensic personnel load onto a van the body of one of the ten bodies found in clandestine graves in Mexico which has been wracked with violence due to its drug war. AFP PHOTO/STR  STR / AFP

WATCH: 'Narcos: Mexico' announces premiere date

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The ‘Narcos’ spinoff stars Michael Peña and Diego Luna

NEW TERRITORY. Michael Peña plays an undercover DEA agent on the tail of a powerful drug lord in 'Narcos: Mexico.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

U.S. presses ahead with Mexico trade pact, talks with Canada resume next week

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says that a 'win-win-win agreement is within reach' among the 3 countries

US President Donald Trump speaks during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018.  President Donald Trump said Monday the US had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico and talks with Canada would begin shortly on a new regional free trade pact."It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," Trump said."Canada, we will start negotiations shortly. I'll be calling their prime minister very soon," Trump said.US and Mexican negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences in order to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement, while Canada was waiting to rejoin the negotiations.  / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

7 dead as U.S. bus collides with large truck

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Images of Thursday's scene on US media show vast area of debris and a bus missing its front section up to the front tires

COLLISION. A Greyhound Lines Prevost X3-45 #8879, repainted into the latest livery, departs New York City on Schedule 8535. Representative photo from Wikipedia by Adam E. Moreira

Mexico's new leftist-majority Congress sworn in

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Morena, which President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador founded just 4 years ago, and its coalition allies will have 307 of the 500 seats in the lower house and 69 of the 128 seats in the Senate

OBRADOR. In this file photo, then Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for MORENA party, cheers at his supporters during his first campaign rally, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico, on April 1, 2018. File photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

U.S., Canada agreement on NAFTA 2.0 appears to be in reach

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is a possibility of getting to a good deal for Canada by Friday,' says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

NAFTA TALKS. In this file photo taken on October 11, 2017 US President Donald Trump (R) welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Mexico president-elect wants Canada in new NAFTA

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The ball is now in Canada's court after the United States and Mexico reached an agreement on Monday, August 27

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

U.S., Mexico finalize trade pact; Canada to rejoin talks August 28

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:44 AM

The uncertainty around the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement now revolves around whether it can remain a 3-nation deal, as President Donald Trump suggests he could cut Ottawa out

NAFTA. US President Donald Trump speaks during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mexican president sees 3-way NAFTA deal 'this week'

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The United States and Mexico had been holding two-way talks to iron out lingering issues, before bringing Canada back to the table

NAFTA DEAL. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a special message to the media pledging to strengthen mechanisms to guarantee the safety of journalists, at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City, on May 17, 2017.  Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Trump hints U.S., Mexico on verge of trade agreement amid NAFTA renegotiation

Aug 26, 2018 - 12:46 PM

'Our relationship with Mexico is getting closer by the hour,' tweets United States President Donald Trump

TRADE TALKS. US President Donald Trump says the trade agreement between his country and the Mexico may be happening soon. File photo by AFP

Trump: Trade deal with Mexico 'could be happening soon'

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:26 PM

His tweet follows a similarly optimistic message from Mexico's economy minister who said that Canada was set to rejoin talks as soon as they were called

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during the swearing-in of the White House senior staff at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mexico, U.S. close to a deal on NAFTA overhaul

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said he hoped to conclude 'in the next few hours or days' bilateral talks with US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer

NAFFTA TALKS. Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo answers journalists questions as he leaves the Office of the US Trade Representative after a day of meetings on the NAFTA treaty on August 22, 2018 in Washington DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

US camp raid suspect trained children for school shootings – prosecutors

Aug 09, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Prosecutors quoted the foster parent of one of the children as claiming that Wahhaj 'had trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation for future school shootings'

SIRAJ WAHHAJ. This handout photo released by the Taos County Sheriff's Office on August 4, 2018 shows Georgia man Siraj Ibn Wahhaj after his arrest on August 3, 2018 at a makeshift compound in Amalia, New Mexico. Handout photo by Taos County Sheriff's Office/AFP

U.S. police find body of boy at raided camp

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Abdul's mother tells authorities that Siraj Wahhaj wanted to exorcize his son because he considered that his disability was due to a demon

SIRAJ WAHHAJ. This handout photo released by the Taos County Sheriff's Office on August 4, 2018 shows Georgia man Siraj Ibn Wahhaj after his arrest on August 3, 2018 at a makeshift compound in Amalia, New Mexico.   Handout photo by Taos County Sheriff's Office/AFP

Magic to host Bulls, Jazz in NBA Mexico City games

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The NBA returns to Mexico, the country that has hosted the most number of games outside the United States and Canada

MEXICO-BOUND. Jerian Grant of the Chicago Bulls drives against Ricky Rubio of the Utah Jazz in last season's NBA action. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:15 PM

'It is confirmed that there have been no deaths from the flight #AM2431 accident,' says Jose Rosas, the governor of Durango state

AFTER CRASH. Handout picture released by Durango's Civil Protection showing the wreckage of a plane that crashed with 97 passengers and 4 crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. Photo by Durango Civil Protection/AFP

Trump presses Mexico to speed up NAFTA talks – Lopez Obrador

Jul 25, 2018 - 4:37 PM

NAFTA talks are due to resume on July 26, in Washington between Canada, Mexico and the United States, and Mexico City has said a deal could be struck by the end of August

FIRST PHONE CALL. US President Donald Trump and newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speak in a phone call. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Seventh journalist killed in Mexico this year

Jul 25, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Ruben Pat, who was shot dead outside a bar near Cancun, is the 7th journalist killed in 7 months in the country now known as one of the world's most dangerous for reporters

MEDIA KILLINGS. File photo of the protest of the killing of Mexican journalist Jose Guadalupe Chan last month. Photo by Joel Tzab/AFP

Mexico's Lopez Obrador talks of new relationship in letter to Trump

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador publishes the letter 'so that all Mexicans know our position on the new relationship we want' with the United States

AMLO. Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference at the party's headquarters in Mexico City on July 14, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

LOOK: Diego Luna, Michael Peña star in 'Narcos: Mexico'

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The drug war drama explores new territory

DIEGO LUNA. The actor plays drug lord Felix Gallardo. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Team Trump looks to start off on right foot with Mexico president-elect

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:04 AM

'I believe we can be reasonably optimistic that Mexico will be able to find a basis for understanding and have a better relationship with the United States,' says Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

VISIT. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is received by Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (C) and his appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard (R), upon his arrival at the party's headquarters in Mexico City, on July 13, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexico earthquake unearths ancient temple

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:56 PM

The structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150

AFTER EARTHQUAKE. View of the substructure inside the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, Morelos State, Mexico on July 11, 2018. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Mexico's president-elect unveils legislative agenda

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The anti-establishment leftist announces a 12-point plan for legislation to deliver the 'true change' he has promised Mexicans fed up with crime and corruption

PLANS. Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference in Mexico City, on July 5, 2018. File photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

8 wolf cubs the star attraction at Mexico City zoo

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:22 PM

This is the biggest litter born in a Mexico City zoo since a US-Mexican program to boost the population of the species began in the 1980s

WOLF CUBS. Three-month-old Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) are seen at the Coyotes Zoo in Mexico City on July 10, 2018. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Mexico president-elect meets predecessor to ready 'transformation'

Jul 04, 2018 - 11:51 AM

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's victory is the first time in Mexico's modern democracy that a candidate has won more than half the vote

MEETING. Handout picture released by the Mexican Presidency showing President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) and newly elected Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a meeting at the National Palace in Mexico City on July 3, 2018. Handout photo by Mexican Presidency/AFP

Trump, Mexico president-elect get off to 'great' start

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador writes on Twitter, 'I proposed exploring a universal deal [involving] development projects that would create jobs in Mexico and, by doing so, reduce migration and improve security'

FIRST PHONE CALL. US President Donald Trump and newly elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speak in a phone call. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Stylish Neymar steers Brazil past Mexico

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:02 AM

The Brazilians blank the Mexicans in a 'difficult match' to reach the World Cup quarterfinals

WHOOP IT UP.Neymar (top) celebrates with Brazil's midfielder Paulinho after scoring the opening goal. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP