Mexico

Mexico says it's not paying for Donald Trump's wall. Again.

Mexico reiterated on Tuesday that it will not pay a dime for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, with the country's foreign minister going …

Donald Trump

Mexico talks tough to Trump as border wall funding appears to stall

Foreign minister called plans ‘hostile’ and an ‘absolute waste of money’, as Trump appears to back down on demand for funding from Congress<p>Mexican foreign minister Luis Videgaray tore into the idea of building a border, calling it “unfriendly, “a hostile act” and “unlikely to fulfill the …

Central America

Top Mexican Official Calls U.S. Border Wall a ‘Hostile’ Act

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's foreign relations secretary on Tuesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall not only a "bad idea" but an "unfriendly, hostile" act and said he didn't think a barrier would accomplish anything.<p>And while Trump has repeatedly asserted that he will get …

Central America

Former Marine arrested in Tijuana after residents repeatedly accuse him of residential break-ins

After suffering a rash of break-ins, residents of Tijuana’s San Antonio del Mar community were certain they knew the culprit: a U.S. citizen named …

Crime

Officials are searching for radioactive material stolen in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An unknown amount of stolen radioactive material has prompted an alert in nine Mexican states, the head of national emergency services said on Monday.<p>The alert and search for the stolen material covers the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, …

Central America

Peso rally helps boost profit at Carlos Slim’s América Móvil

The rally in Mexico’s peso currency since January helped América Móvil, the telecoms giant controlled by Mexican mogul Carlos Slim, swing to a 35.9bn …

Markets

How to Steal $3.5 Billion

Enrique Peña Nieto, the president of Mexico, is very frustrated these days. The public is refusing to acknowledge, much less applaud, any of his …

Central America

Suspect in sex assault of 9-year-old girl had been deported to Mexico

Oregon police were hunting an ex-con Mexican national accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old Portland girl while her younger sister slept just a few feet away.<p>Previously-deported Santiago Martinez-Flores, 48, has a decades old criminal history and already served time for assault, criminal …

Crime

A world-class chef built a $600 pop-up in the Mexican jungle. It might be ‘the meal of the decade.’

TULUM, Mexico — The hottest restaurant on the planet wastes no time making you feel like one of the luckiest diners in the universe. Champagne is poured the second you’re seated and the first few minutes are a blur of color and discovery (Pigs shiny with coconut fat! Ice cream that sets the tongue …

Restaurants

Wall ‘Will Get Built,’ Trump Insists as He Drops Funding Demand

WASHINGTON — President Trump insisted on Tuesday that he remains committed to his hotly disputed plan to build a wall along the Mexican border, despite backing off a demand that the project be funded in a short-term spending measure that must be passed by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.<p>By …

Politics

WTO ruling favors Mexico in US 'dolphin-safe' tuna spat

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The World Trade Organization says Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules and the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars.<p>Tuesday's WTO decision finds that Mexico's economic damages from the labeling rules …

Finance

My #1 Pick For Luxury, Cosmopolitan Living On The Ocean

Until the 50’s, Puerto Vallarta was a small fishing village along a spectacular bay on the Pacific, modestly popular among Mexicans as a beach …

Puerto Vallarta

Think Mexican spirits are all about agave? Try the corn whiskeys of Oaxaca

Many popular Mexican street foods — tortillas, esquites, pozole — are based on corn, a crop originally cultivated by ancient peoples around what is now Oaxaca, Mexico.<p>Pierde Almas Ancestral Corn Whiskey is distilled from native corn grown in that Mexican state. Thirty-five of the approximately 60 …

Liquor

Mexico's Pemex Takes Out Its Own Oil Hedges

MEXICO CITY – Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos said Tuesday it has taken out oil price hedges to protect its income this year from a possible decline in prices, tapping derivatives markets for the first time in more than a decade.<p>Pemex, which has been in financial straits as a result …

Pemex

Losbetos: The Best Mexican Food in the World

The Los Betos Restaurant Review is part of The Detour in Mexico Trip Report which covers the following places :<p><i>Getting There:</i> Losbetos is located at …

Los Angeles

8 Legendary Romantic Escapes

Check out nine gorgeous and intimate locations where romance blossomed for some well-known people.<p>Where Famous Lovebirds Go to Nest<p>When it comes to …

Puerto Vallarta

'Robbery of the century': 8 arrested in neighboring Brazil

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eight people were arrested Tuesday in the Brazilian state of Parana, all suspects in the explosive heist of an armored car company in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.<p>According to a Brazilian federal police statement, six rifles, multiple automatic weapon magazines, two boats, seven vehicles and …

News

Ex-Marine Rifleman Arrested in Tijuana: USMC

A man who served as a rifleman and scout sniper with the U.S. Marines has been arrested in Tijuana, Mexico, the U.S. Marine Corps confirmed to NBC …

Crime

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding

As the White House pushes Congress to fund President Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, a new wrinkle has emerged that could stymie parts of the massive project.<p>Mexican engineers believe construction of the border barrier may violate a 47-year-old treaty governing the shared waters of the Rio Grande. …

World News

NAFTA Trade Update

The trade tensions between the US and Canada set the Canadian dollar to lows for the year.<p>The dollar's downside momentum against the Mexican peso has …

Canada

Chamber symphony to play Cinco de Mayo concert at Lake Cliff

The Dallas Chamber Symphony’s brass quintet will perform a concert at Lake Cliff Park on Friday, May 5.<p>The free Cinco de Mayo concert at the rose …

Central America

Trump's Vitriol Toward Mexico Is Dangerous

Donald Trump promises to crack down on drug trafficking from Mexico to make the United States safer from cartel violence. But his policies not only …

Central America

Priority Pass Lounge of the Year? Guadalajara, Mexico

The Priority Pass Guadalajara Lounge Review is part of The Detour in Mexico Trip Report which covers the following places :<p>I left for the airport …

Airlines

Donald Trump insists his plans for Mexico border wall remain, stating 'it will get built'

The US president blamed the 'fake' media for reports his funding request had changed.<p>US President Donald Trump has hit out at the media over reports …

Donald Trump

Edible insects give Mexicans a taste of history – and maybe the future

Mexican chefs are embracing entomophagy, or bug eating, amid heightened interest in their country's heritage. But the high-protein, low-impact …

Central America

Talking tacos, Noma Mexico and wild bee larvae with Rosio Sanchez

Q&A<p>By Margy Rochlin<p>When chef René Redzepi was developing his most recent international pop-up, Noma Mexico, one of the first things he did was contact Rosio Sanchez, who spent years as Noma’s pastry chef, and who Redzepi often calls one of the best cooks he’s ever worked with.<p>It’s easy to see why …

Central America

Deadly Heist Shakes a South American Borderland Trying to Reinvent Itself

RIO DE JANEIRO — The heist was cinematically daring even for the South American borderland famed as a smuggler’s haven.<p>In the dead of night, the squad of outlaws set cars ablaze on the streets of Ciudad del Este, the Paraguayan city on the so-called Triple Frontier where Paraguay, Brazil and …

World News

Mexican wolf born using frozen sperm offers new hope for endangered species

A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife centre in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm.<p>The Mexican wolf population once roamed Mexico and the western U.S. in the thousands but was nearly wiped out by …

Endangered Species

Riders become 'Los Jinetes' on Cinco de Mayo

<b>FRISCO, Texas (April 25, 2017) -</b> In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the Frisco RoughRiders will become "Los Jinetes" for one special night. Los Jinetes (The …

Texas

Mexico just eliminated a disease that is the leading cause of blindness

Mexico has succeeded in eliminating trachoma, an infectious disease that is the world’s leading cause of blindness, the World Health Organisation …

Medicine