Enrique Peña Nieto

Donald Trump proposes spending nearly $1 billion to build 50 miles of his border wall

Trump is proposing to spend a lot of money on the first small phase of the wall — plus a few miles of fencing<p>Last month, a preliminary Department of Homeland Security report found that President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall could cost as much as $21.6 billion and span for over 1,200 miles. …

Donald Trump

NAFTA architects: Ripping it would be 'disastrous'

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> An atomic bomb. Disastrous. A nightmare scenario. Tragic. Absolutely destructive.<p>These were the dire words used by three of the original negotiators of NAFTA to describe what would happen if the deal was thrown out and protectionist trade policies ruled.<p>NAFTA is the trade deal …

NAFTA

22 Times Former White House Photographer Pete Souza Threw Some Major Shade on Instagram

A picture is worth a thousand words.<p>While former President Barack Obama has mostly refrained from commenting on President Donald Trump over the past few months, some of his former staffers haven't been quite so reserved with their feelings — including former White House photographer Pete Souza.<p>Ever …

Pete Souza

Mexico feels uneasy being center of Trump attention

In its first two months, the Trump administration arguably has spent more time with the Mexican government than with any other.<p>But experts are …

Foreign Policy

Mexican Immigrants Flee U.S. for Canada

Tens of thousands of Mexicans are heading north from the United States into Canada. How long will they stay there? Nobody knows.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico—"This move will make it easier for our Mexican friends to visit Canada, while growing our local economies and strengthening our communities," Canadian …

Canada

Duterte leads early poll of Time's most influential list

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has emerged as the early frontrunner of an online poll for Time magazine's annual list of the most influential …

Philippines

Renegotiate Nafta? Mexicans Say Get on With It

MEXICO CITY — For more than two decades, free trade has been at the heart of Mexico’s relationship with America, responsible for pumping a stream of vehicles, audio components and avocados north and cheap corn, cattle and software south.<p>To the nation’s leaders, it was central, vital, nonnegotiable. …

Business

Some Mexicans want to retaliate against Trump by boycotting a $2.5 billion export

Many in Mexico have contemplated how Mexico could retaliate against President Donald Trump since he debuted his anti-Mexican rhetoric during the campaign.<p>In the weeks after Trump's election, as his hardline on trade relations and immigration remained firm, Mexico's government appeared to outline …

Mexico

Mexico ready to 'step away from NAFTA' if new deal isn't good

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Mexico says it is willing to pull out of a trade deal with the U.S. and Canada if it isn't a win-win for everyone.<p>"If what is on the table is something that is not good for Mexico, Mexico will step away from NAFTA," Mexico's foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, told Bloomberg TV …

Business

Want to tackle violent crime in Mexico? Then start in Veracruz state

Decades ago, while training for U.S. Peace Corps service in El Salvador, I traveled into the rain forest of the state of Veracruz to the tiny village …

Opinion

Numbers show Mexican border breaches at 1970s lows

Donald Trump’s recently released "hard-power budget” for 2018 includes a $4.5bn increase in Department of Homeland Security funding for programmes …

Immigration

How uncertainty became the ‘new normal’ for Mexico

Scott McDonough was working on a deal to invest in Mexico’s biggest pet shop chain when Donald Trump’s election victory threatened to smash the North …

Economics

Jorge Ramos: From Montezuma to Peña Nieto

Some lessons just never sink in, even after 500 years.<p>Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto should study Mexican history more—particularly the history …

Mexico

Mexico is settling into a violent status quo

Deadly violence in Mexico declined from January to February this year, with homicide cases falling from 1,941 to 1,838 and homicide victims falling from 2,156 to 2,098.<p>The month-to-month respite may be little relief, as the first two months year have continued a string of violent records, both …

Cartels

Porn Site Finally Finds Trump Look-Alike With 'Weird Hair' And 'Small Hands'

Why any casting director in the porn industry would <i>want</i> to find a Donald Trump look-alike with “weird hair” and “small hands” is beyond me.<p>At this …

Donald Trump

The 5 suspects who might have stolen Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey

<b>UPDATED</b> <i>(3:10 p.m. ET): Updated with name of suspect.</i><p>Finally, our long, national nightmare is over: Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey has been found.<p>It took a manhunt that used more resources than would be involved if you or I were to go missing (including the FBI, the Texas Rangers, and even …

New England

U.S.-Mexico security cooperation is at a historic high. Will that change under Trump?

MEXICO CITY — Every airplane passenger who arrives in Mexico is vetted against U.S. criminal and national security databases, a ­daily dose of intelligence sharing aimed at finding fugitives and suspected terrorists.<p>In the Mexico City airport, plainclothes U.S. border officers work alongside their …

Cartels

Mexican Governor Declares 'First Victory' in 'Wall War' With Trump

Days after President Trump’s budget included a line item for $2.6 billion in U.S. tax dollars to build a wall across the Mexican border, the head of …

Mexico

Trump seeks 'physically imposing' 30-foot border wall

Builders take note: The Trump administration is now soliciting design proposals and prototypes for a roughly 2,000-mile-long wall along the border …

AOL

Trump Totally Disrespected Angela Merkel. WTF?

There have been rumors—OK, there was a tape—that our current president has a problem with women.<p>He continually disrespected them during his …

African-American News

Photography Project Urges Mexicans Never to Forget Crimes that Have Gone Unpunished

“Mientras Orabamos.” Photo: Pablo Tonatiuh Álvarez Reyes. Used with permission from the author.<p><i>Please be warned that some of the images in this post,</i> …

Mexico

Trump border wall to be 30 feet high, ‘aesthetically pleasing’

If the U.S. Customs and Border Protection gets its way, President Trump's border wall will be tall, tough and human proof.

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 …

Government

Trump’s Trade Adviser Offers to Team Up with Mexico’s “Bad Hombres”

Pete Navarro is trying a different approach than that of his boss.<p>On the campaign trail, <b>Donald Trump</b> made a habit of bashing Mexico like a drug-filled piñata. The beating began on Day One, when he declared Mexican immigrants “rapists” and criminals and accused the Mexican government of deliberately …

Mexico

Trump Is Officially Asking Us To Pay For The Wall Now, And It's Not Cheap

One of the most consistent promises President Donald Trump made throughout his campaign was ensuring Mexico would pay for the wall he plans to build …

Donald Trump

Mexican candidate: Trump's approach to immigrants is 'neofascism'

The leading Mexican presidential candidate slammed President Trump Wednesday as "blaming migrants" for America's problems.<p>Andres Manuel Lopez …

Donald Trump

Mexico wants its kids speaking English as well as Spanish within 20 years

MEXICO CITY — President Trump may want to wall off America's southern neighbor, but Mexico is still happy to talk.<p>With an eye to making its population more competitive in the global economy, Mexico is pushing ambitious new plans to have all of its students speaking English as well as Spanish within …

Education

Mexican official says 250 skulls found in what appears to be a cartel mass burial ground

Authorities in southern Mexico’s Veracruz state are seeking international aid in identifying the remains of scores of people who were probably murdered and dumped in common graves on the outskirts of Veracruz city, the state prosecutor said.<p>On Tuesday, the prosecutor, Jorge Winckler, told the …

Cartels

Foreign leaders try to find their footing with a mercurial yet crucial ally: Trump

At their first meeting, the Japanese prime minister presented President Trump with a gold-plated golf club — and when he returned for a second visit, the two played 27 holes in a single day.<p>The British prime minister, eager to reaffirm her country’s “special relationship” with the United States, …

Foreign Policy

Want to Keep the President at Bay? Two Consultants Have an Inside Track

Attention: corporate America.<p>For a fee, Corey Lewandowski, President Trump’s pugilistic former campaign manager, and Barry Bennett, a former Trump senior adviser, will protect you from “tweet risk” — what happens to the stock price and reputation of your company when the president tells his 26 …

Opinion