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Man's body seen thrown from plane and found on roof of Mexican hospital

The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers.<p>The body landed on the roof of a public health service …

A 'Goliath' among the Mexican drug traffickers is sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Alfredo Beltran Leyva, who with his brothers once ran one of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels, appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday and asked for a chance to be reunited with his family as an old man.<p>He got life in prison instead — and was ordered to forfeit nearly more than half …

Mexico

Mexico Ready to Play the Corn Card in Trade Talks

MEXICO CITY — From the hundreds of millions of tortillas consumed every year to the countless tons of corn-enriched feed that fattens livestock and poultry, corn is perhaps Mexico’s most important agricultural commodity, one at the center of its life and culture.<p>Now corn has taken on a new role — …

Travel analyst: Mexicans fly less to U.S., more to Canada

For the past year, Mexicans have been flying less the U.S. and increasingly to Canada, according to data out from a travel industry analyst Thursday.<p>But the figures from ForwardKeys, a Spanish company that projects travel patterns by analyzing 16 million airline bookings a day, said the change …

Mexico: Ex-governor flees to Texas to evade corruption allegations

The former governor of a north Mexican state fled to El Paso amid allegations of corruption, the current governor said Tuesday.<p>Ex- Chihuahua Gov. …

Mexican state attorney general arrested at U.S. border in San Diego on drug trafficking charges

Federal agents in San Diego have arrested the attorney general for the Mexican state of Nayarit on charges that he conspired to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S.<p>Edgar Veytia, 46, was detained Monday at the U.S. border in San Diego on an indictment handed down by a grand jury …

Drug cartels in Mexico being taken over by ruthless, but charming, women

When the body of Joselyn Niño was discovered hacked to pieces and crammed into an ice cooler on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2015, the ongoing war between the drug cartels’ most secretive and efficient killers took a turn for the worse.<p>Known as “Las Flakas” (Skinny Girls), young Mexican women are …

Mexico suspends judge who dismissed sexual assault charges against schoolgirl

A Mexican judicial panel suspended a judge on Wednesday who dismissed charges against a man accused of sexually abusing a minor on grounds that the assault had not satisfied him sexually.<p>The case has spurred outrage among Mexicans, who viewed it as another instance of impunity for wealthy men.<p>The …

Drug Cartels Blamed for Mass Grave Discovery in Mexico

Mexican investigators announced the discovery of more than 250 skulls from unmarked graves hidden along the outskirts of the eastern Gulf state of …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Imagine that a nominee for U.S. secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and...<p>“The United States of …

Trump's promise that Mexico will pay for wall could be in trouble following budget proposal

The Trump administration released a preliminary 2018 budget proposal on Wednesday, and with it comes official details on how the new White House plans to pay for the controversial border wall.<p>According to the 2017 proposal, the wall will cost taxpayers $2 billion this year. The White House expects …

United States

While Scolding Trump, Mexico Seeks to Curtail Citizens’ Rights

MEXICO CITY — Even as Mexico fumes over President Trump’s aggressive stance toward its people, the Mexican government is quietly trying to rip up basic legal protections for its citizens at home and gut longstanding efforts to fix the nation’s broken rule of law.<p>Legal experts fear the move will set …

Mexican Leftist Politician Rising In Polls With Anti-American Rhetoric

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is running for a third time for president of Mexico. But this time the leftist populist is ahead in polls, thanks to a rise in anti-American, anti-Trump sentiment.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>President Trump's tough talk about Mexico is not helping Mexico's …

Salma Hayek, Jim Sheridan, Mexico Unite Against Trump at Guadalajara

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — In a show of strength, laced with good humor, Salma Hayek, Irish director Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”) and …

Mexico OKs Trump trademarks for hotels and tourism industry

MEXICO CITY (AP) — On Feb. 19, 2016, at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, then-candidate Donald Trump gave a stump speech in which he railed against American jobs moving to Mexico: "We lose our jobs, we close our factories, Mexico gets all of the work," he said. "We get nothing."<p>…

On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For U.S.-Bound Migrants

The U.S. and Mexican economies meet each other along the long border. We traveled to the border city of McAllen, Texas to talk to locals about jobs, taxes, trade and NAFTA.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Back over the border, here in the United States, the tough policies and rhetoric of …

On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For U.S.-Bound Migrants

With harsh political rhetoric about Mexico still swirling, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro travels to the U.S.-Mexico border to spend time with Border Patrol agents and migrants making the trek to the U.S.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>An unprecedented decline - that's what the Department of …

Mexicans line up at first foreign-owned gas station

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans are lining up at the first private gasoline station operated by a foreign firm.<p>Until last year, all Mexican gas stations …

Mexico City

Mexico City: One man's mission to introduce electric cars

Hector Ruiz has made it his mission to convert old cars in Mexico City to run on electricity.<p>Hector Ruiz has made it his mission to convert old cars in Mexico City to run on electricity.<p>But with over five million vehicles in the city, he has a long way to go to have an impact on air</i> …

Mexico City

One in 10 firms bidding for Trump's Mexico wall project are Hispanic-owned

More than 600 businesses have registered interest in the first phase of the $21bn project and while some see ethical dilemmas, for others work is work<p>Ten percent of the companies interested in bidding for the first stage of the construction of Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico are …

Mexico Is Opening Legal Aid Centers in the U.S. to Protect Its Citizens from Deportation

Mexico has opened legal aid centers at its consulates in 50 U.S. cities to help immigrants facing deportation proceedings.<p>Mexican Foreign Minister …

Mexico economy minister to meet with Ford, GM in Detroit

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s economy minister will travel to Detroit on Friday to meet with executives from automakers Ford Motor Co (F.N) and General Motors Co (GM.N), keeping a frenetic pace of meetings to deter President Donald Trump from punishing Mexican exports.<p>FILE PHOTO: Ford cars are …

Mexico should target Texas and other key Trump states in retaliation to his trade war

Disputes between Mexico and the United States over the North American Free Trade Agreement are not new. In March 2009, after years of litigation, the …

Tariffs

Trump’s taunts are stirring a level of nationalism Mexico hasn’t seen in years

By Nick Miroff<p>, Reporter<p>Confrontation with the United States is so central to Mexican history there’s an institution dedicated to the trauma. It’s called the Museum of Interventions.<p>Remember the Alamo? They do here — as the prelude to a string of defeats, invasions and territorial losses that left …

Mexico

Mexico tells US it will refuse deportees from other countries

Interior secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong says ‘there is no chance’ it will accept deported immigrants amid tensions in US-Mexico relations<p>The Mexican government made clear to visiting US emissaries that it will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances, the interior …

Mexican man jumps to his death after being deported from US

The suicide of a father of three, who was working as a gardener in California, near the Tijuana-San Diego border has prompted shock and anger<p>A Mexican man has leaped off a bridge and killed himself near the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing hours after being deported.<p>Guadalupe Olives Valencia …

The president of Mexico is going to meet with 2 top Trump officials

With the countries' relations at their most strained in years, President Enrique Pena Nieto will host US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security chief John Kelly.<p>Trump has angered Mexico by vowing to build a wall to keep out migrants from Latin America and revise trade relations. …

Donald Trump

Mexico slams US immigration plan as Tillerson arrives

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mexico is pushing back against the Trump administration's new immigration directives that could have dramatic implications for the United States' southern neighbor, as top US officials come to visit the country.<p>Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said his country is worried …

Mexico warns U.S. trade war could be a threat to security co-operation

If U.S. President Donald Trump attempts to impose unfavourable terms of trade, Mexico may retaliate by ceasing to co-operate on drug enforcement, migration control, security and intelligence, a Mexican cabinet minister told The Globe and Mail in one of his government's most explicit warnings to …