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Trump urges Mexico to block illegal immigrants from El Salvador

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Mexico to do more to prevent violent illegal immigrants from El Salvador from entering the United …

Immigration

Mexico: No resorts needed

In the minds of many, Mexico is synonymous with indulgent, laid-back resort vacations. While resorts can be a welcome respite, you'll miss the …

Mexico

Where do NAFTA talks go from here?

<i>Lawrence Herman is a former Canadian diplomat who practices international trade law at Herman & Associates. He is also a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute.</i><p>We got a blunt and sobering message last week from Steve Verheul, Canada's head NAFTA negotiator, telling us that negotiations with the …

Canada

What Trump gets wrong about Mexico

Mexico has long been a good neighbour to the United States, and in more recent years a good ally - which is why it's more than a little absurd that a …

Immigration

Water purification could be the key to more electric cars

Humanity is going to need a <i>lot</i> of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that's a problem when there's only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There may be an oddball solution for that, however: turn the world's oceans into eco-friendly mines. Scientists have …

Lithium

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Mind

Mexico identifies remains as belonging to missing federal agents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday that human remains found last week belong to two federal agents from its organized crime unit who were last seen in an online video earlier this month that appeared to show their kidnapping.<p>The law enforcement agents, …

Mexico

Two Mexican opposition candidates slam Trump’s border wall ahead of campaign

Two Mexican opposition candidates on Sunday vowed to take a tougher line against U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, at events where they were selected by their parties to seek the presidency in a July 1 election.<p>Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 64, of the leftist Morena party holds a …

Mexico

Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race

MEXICO CITY — Three presidential candidates have accepted the nominations of Mexico’s main parties for the July 1 election, formally entering what is …

Mexico City

Mexicans survive earthquake, then government helicopter kills 13 on the ground

A government helicopter carrying officials surveying damage from an earthquake has crashed in southern Mexico, killing at least 13 men, women and …

Mexico City

Dangerous Criminals Willing To Help El Chapo Put Jurors At Risk, According To Judge

Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is currently among the world’s loneliest criminals, following a series of stringent measures implemented …

Latin America

The Mexican Cartels Are Becoming a Hemispheric Threat—With Trump’s Help

Mexico’s top drug traffickers are moving in on Colombia to make sure their quotas for the U.S. market get met. And that’s just the start of the …

Mexico

Mexico's Cross-Country Skier Finishes Last, Wins Olympics

Give this guy all the medals.<p>At the Olympics, feats of greatness aren't always measured in medals won. Take, for example, the 17-year-old kid who overslept after a night of Netflix, lost his coat, and still outperformed every other slopestyle snowboarder. Or the Norwegian curling team's colorful …

Gymnastics

7.5 magnitude quake sways buildings in Mexico City: USGS

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.<p>At least 50 homes suffered damage …

Natural Disasters

Authorities deactivate transit pass implanted in biohacker's hand

Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow couldn't just toss away his New South Wales transit pass even after he found out that it got deactivated while he was on a trip to the US. See, Meow-Meow (yes, that is his legal name) cut the chip out of the travel card, encased it in biocompatible plastic and had it …

New South Wales

Lawyer: El Chapo eager to go to trial, not cutting any deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is eager to go to trial but complained in a letter filed Thursday that his jail conditions are so harsh he can't fairly defend himself in a U.S. drug-trafficking case.<p>Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo told …

Mexico

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan'

Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900AD<p>Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an …

Archaeology

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

Falcon Heavy

51 Wonderful Color Photos That Capture Everyday Life in Mexico in the 1950s

Here is a collection of color photos that shows street scenes of Mexico from the 1950s.<br>Burros on a street of Taxco, ca. 1950s<br>Boy at entry of hospital …

Mexico

Mexico's Olympic Ski Uniforms Are The Coolest Thing Ever

From <b>Hubertus von Hohenlohe,</b> the Mexican Olympian who gave us a memorable mariachi ski costume at the 2014 Winter Olympics, comes the most rad outfit at this year's games—hands down.<p>RELATED: Mexican Olympic Skier To Wear Mariachi Outfit on the Slopes<p>The <b>Dia De Los Muertos-</b>inspired black outfits have …

Dia de los Muertos

Through a Tijuana Turnstile and Into Tacos and Tortas

<i>The border between the United States and Mexico is in the news every day, in ongoing debates about immigration and spending on security initiatives. But what is it like to visit destinations along the border? To find out, writers for Travel spent time in five pairings of places: Brownsville, Tex.,</i> …

Mexico

Is Mexico the most dangerous country on earth?

Or does it just suffer from the misfortune of being a neighbour of the US?<p>In 2006, Mexico launched a war on drugs with the fervent backing of its ever-helpful neighbour to the north, the United States of America.<p>Now a bit more than a decade later, some 200,000 people are estimated to have been …

Mexico

Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

By: Ryan McMaken <br>Earlier this month, <i>The New York Times</i> reported on a remarkable development in Mexico. In an article titled "Losing Faith in the …

Mexico

Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, P.R. — They call what they are building Puertopia. But then someone told them, apparently in all seriousness, that it translates to “eternal boy playground” in Latin. So they are changing the name: They will call it Sol.<p>Dozens of entrepreneurs, made newly wealthy by blockchain and …

Caribbean

Mexico's Voters Have Bigger Problems Than Trump

They have plenty of homegrown reasons to throw the bums out, beginning with impunity over corruption.<p>To hear some U.S. politicians tell it, President Donald Trump's threats to withdraw from Nafta, build a wall, and kick out the Dreamers may cast a decisive shadow over Mexico's upcoming presidential …

Corruption

The Many Police Forces of Mexico City

A glimpse into the often maligned and rarely appreciated police forces that manage the megacity.<p>In Mexico’s capital region, a jurisdictional fault line separates the police force of Mexico City from the police force of the rest of the State of Mexico.<p>The police force of Mexico City counts 84,000 …

Mexico

Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers' movements

Bracelet, which can vibrate to point an employee’s hand in the right direction, would further increase surveillance of work environment<p>Amazon has patented designs for a wristband that can precisely track where warehouse employees are placing their hands and use vibrations to nudge them in a …

Automation

New trucking rules blamed for driver shortage, rate hikes

Members of the local produce and trucking industries say newly enforced regulations have led to driver shortages and an increase in trucking rates, …

Immigration

How to send large files for free

For bigger file transfer, email is a no-go. So what are your options?<p>E-mail is creaking under the demands of the internet, and nowhere is that more …

Apps

China, Unhampered by Rules, Races Ahead in Gene-Editing Trials

HANGZHOU, China—In a hospital west of Shanghai, Wu Shixiu since March has been trying to treat cancer patients using a promising new gene-editing tool.<p>U.S. scientists helped devise the tool, known as Crispr-Cas9, which has captured global attention since a 2012 report said it can be used to edit …

Genetics