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Trump attacks House speaker for rejecting Mexico wall deal

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:33 PM

This comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's offer of temporary protection of migrants a 'non-starter'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.  US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and could make the announcement in the coming days, US media reported September 15, 2018. Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10 percent. / AFP PHOTO / ZACH GIBSON

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 66

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) Scores of locals with jerrycans and buckets had been collecting gasoline pouring from the pipeline when the blast occurred on Friday, according to witnesses

FIRE. Firefighters are working at extinguishing the fire at the scene of a massive blaze trigerred by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Francisco Villeda/AFP

Ex-lover of Narcos boss: El Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

Jan 18, 2019 - 5:04 PM

A former mistress of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman testifies that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker

This Eastern District of New York (EDNY)undated evidence handout photo,submitted as evidence, and obtained January 17, 2019 shows Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López, 29, a Mexican former lover of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, who took the stand on the trial of the Mexican druglord as a government witness on January 17, 2019. A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified January 17, 2019 that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes. "Until today I was confused because I thought it was a romantic relationship," Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, 29, told the New York City court where Guzman faces trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges.Sanchez, who was arrested in 2017 crossing from Mexico into San Diego and stands accused of conspiring to traffic cocaine, told the jury she met Guzman when she was 21.  HO / The Eastern District of New York / AFP

New caravan crosses Guatemala, first migrants enter Mexico

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:49 AM

The migrants are mostly fleeing poverty and crime in Central America's 'Northern Triangle' – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

NEW CARAVAN. Honduran migrants heading to the United States with a second caravan travel aboard a truck in Rio Bravo, Suchitepequez 130 km south of Guatemala City, on January 17, 2019. Photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

U.S. extends troop deployment at Mexico border

Jan 15, 2019 - 1:15 PM

The unusual deployment was supposed to end in mid-December, but the Department of Homeland Security asked that it be extended until January, a date which is now further prolonged

WATCHFUL. A soldier from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion looks across the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where a group of people hang out on the river bank on November 17, 2018. File photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

Trump storms out of border wall negotiations

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) 'A total waste of time,' Trump tweets about his White House meeting with top Democratic congressional leaders. 'I said bye-bye, nothing else works!'

ON BORDER WALL. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a working session with mayors in the East Room of the White House on January 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by AFP

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Jan 09, 2019 - 8:22 PM

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Mexico Supreme Court judges slash own salaries

Jan 09, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The magistrates cut their own salaries by 25% after they were criticized by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

JUSTICE. File photo of the façade of the building of Mexico's Supreme Court. wikipedia photo

Trump insists on steel wall with Mexico in prime-time speech

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:04 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I have invited congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done. Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security,' says Trump

MEXICO WALL. US President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation on funding for a border wall from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC on January 8, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump ramps up Mexico wall row with speech, border visit

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Democratic leaders respond to Donald Trump's planned speech by calling for equal airtime to rebut the president's 'malice and misinformation'

MEXICO WALL. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

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Jan 07, 2019 - 1:09 PM

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Mexico demands U.S. probe on use of force against migrants

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Around 100 migrants are involved in the New Year's border crossing attempt

PROBE. Central American migrants run away from tear gas thrown by the US border patrol, after they tried to cross from Tijuana to San Diego in the US, as seen from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on January 1, 2019. File photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

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Jan 03, 2019 - 9:24 PM

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Around 100 Central Americans try to enter U.S. on New Year's Eve

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:29 PM

As night falls and people on both sides of the frontier prepare to celebrate New Year's Eve, the migrants try to cross over but at least two smoke bombs are hurled and they ultimately hold back

MIGRANTS. Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States in hopes of a better life, watch a movie on their cellphone during New Year's Eve at a temporary shelter in downtown Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on December 31, 2018. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Outgoing White House chief John Kelly's remarks oppose President Trump's rhetoric on the US-Mexico border

US-MEXICO BORDER. American soldiers install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Photo by Thomas Watkins/Agence France-Presse

Trump says build U.S.-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:14 PM

(2nd UPDATE) In a burst of early morning tweets US President Donald Trump says the alternative to funding his hugely controversial wall project would be total separation from Mexico

MEXICO BORDER. A group of Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. File photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:12 AM

A chopper carrying Puebla state governor Martha Erika Alonso and her husband, Senator Rafael Moreno Valle, plummets to the ground on Christmas Eve, December 24

U.S. gov't partially shuts as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:45 AM

(UPDATED) While most critical security functions remain operational, the effects of the budget wrangling and uncertainty have cast an air of chaos over the capital

U.S. gov't lurches toward shutdown as Trump rejects stopgap fix

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:52 AM

US President Donald Trump doubles down on his demand for funding for a US-Mexico border wall which Democrats in Congress refuse to support

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 9, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for Paris in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said November 13, 2018 that the United States was aware of undeclared North Korean missile bases revealed by US researchers but insisted all was fine."We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new -- and nothing happening out of the normal," Trump wrote on Twitter. "I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!" he said.  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP

U.S. Senate approves stopgap averting shutdown but denying Trump wall funds

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Republican Senator Ted Cruz lamented the bill's passage, calling it a 'missed opportunity to deliver on the promises made to the American people'

Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are installing barbed wire fences on the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo on November 18, 2018. Soldiers from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion are working in Laredo to install fencing as part of a military deployment ordered by President Donald Trump to harden the US-Mexico border and provide engineering and logistical support to Customs and Border Protection agents. Thomas WATKINS / AFP

Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar hopeful 'Roma' to be shown at Mexico presidential home

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:21 PM

'Roma' will be the first film screened there for the public , a move that dovetails with Cuaron's own bid to transform the filmmaking industry

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron arrives for the 2018 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)

New president AMLO sets out Mexico's 'transformation'

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:55 PM

'We're at your disposal to answer your questions. There are no limits, no censorship... The media are instruments to keep the people informed,' Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tells reporters

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first press conference as president, at the National Palace in Mexico City on December 3, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Top U.S., Mexico diplomats meet in Washington amid migrant crisis

Dec 03, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The United States and Mexico are grappling with how to handle the thousands of Central American migrants who are camped at the common border -- in the short and long terms

MIGRATION. Central American migrants –mostly from Honduras – wanting to reach the United States in hope of a better life, remain at a shelter in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico on November 24, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP)

Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexico's new president

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The new president inherits a sticky set of problems from his unpopular predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves after being sworn-in, at the Congress of the Union, in Mexico City on December 1, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexico set to inaugurate new president Lopez Obrador

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will give a second speech at the National Palace, where the long disused seat of power is and where he plans to install his offices

PRESIDENT. Mexico is set to inaugurate its new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. AFP photo

G20 opens under assault from Trump on collective action

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Shortly before the summit kicks off, Donald Trump's 'America First' charge will bear fruit with the signing in Buenos Aires of a successor to the North American free trade pact NAFTA

G20. View of the Obelisk as Corrientes Avenue remains without traffic due to security measures ahead of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on Noviembre 29, 2018. Photo by Alberto Raggio/AFP

U.S. agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross from Mexico

Nov 26, 2018 - 7:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Border officials in San Diego, California, say on Twitter they temporarily closed the San Ysidro crossing point – one of the busiest between the two countries – to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The order was lifted some hours later.

BLOCKED. Mexican Police officers block the way to Central American migrants wanting to reach the El Chaparral border crossing close to the Mexico-US border, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Mexico will hold U.S.-bound refugees while claims processed – Trump

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:53 AM

(UPDATED) Migrants seeking asylum in the United States via its southern border will need to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed

BETTER LIFE. Migrants from poor Central American countries moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk along the road between Zapopan and Tequila in the Mexican state of Jalisco, on their trek north, on November 13, 2018. Photo by Ulises Ruiz/AFP

Migrants defy Trump at Mexico border as U.S. forces flex muscle

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The increased tension over the presence of a thousands-strong migrant caravan comes as Donald Trump marks Thanksgiving Day by threatening to close the border if he thinks Mexico has lost control of it

AT THE BORDER. A group of Central American migrants - mostly from Honduras - moving towards the United States, rest near el Chaparral port of entry at the US-Mexico border after a demonstration as Federal Police guards in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on November 22, 2018. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

U.S. troops limited to batons on Mexico border

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:15 PM

American troops on the border with Mexico can intervene to quell violence but will be armed only with batons, says Defense Minister Jim Mattis

WATCHFUL. A soldier from the Kentucky-based 19th Engineer Battalion looks across the Rio Grande River from Laredo, Texas, into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, where a group of people hang out on the river bank on November 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas Watkins/AFP

El Chapo trial details suitcase stuffed with millions for ex-minister

Nov 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Jesus Zambada, a government informant held in US custody since 2008, says the bribes were delivered in person to Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico's former public security minister, in 2005-2006

EL CHAPO. This file photo shows the US Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn where the trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is taking place. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

U.S. federal judge blocks Trump asylum claim restrictions

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issues a temporary restraining order against the Trump proclamation, thus granting a request from human rights groups that have sued shortly after the order was announced

US President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, on July 15, 2018 on the eve of a summit in Helsinki between the US President and his Russian counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Heikki Saukkomaa / Finland OUT

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