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Mexico plans to catch, protect last few vaquita porpoises

So few of Mexico’s vaquita porpoises remain that the international committee to protect the endangered species is preparing to catch and enclose as many as it can in a last-ditch …


CDC issues Zika travel guidance for Texas border city

Federal health officials on Wednesday urged pregnant women to consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of five local cases of Zika virus infection that have been reported.


Former Mexican police officer, arrested in Richland, deported to face murder charge in Mexico

A former Mexican police officer wanted for a 1994 murder in Mexico has been sent back to Mexico after he was located and arrested in Richland, Washington, in September.


Army sergeant in Texas admits funneling weapons to cartel

An Army sergeant who worked as a military recruiter has admitted he funneled dozens of assault weapons to a Mexican cartel last year with the help of other soldiers.


Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US

Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California.


Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump

A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs …


Mexico overtakes Canada as No. 2 U.S. exporter

Mexico is overtaking Canada as the No. 2 exporter of goods to the U.S. this year, in a sign of how economic ties have deepened between the two countries even …


Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in shootout with police in Veracruz

Mexican police and marines have killed 14 presumed criminal gang members in a shootout in the troubled Gulf coast state of Veracruz.


Huge unanswered questions about Trump’s deal with Carrier to save Indiana jobs

We don’t know yet, for certain, how Donald Trump and Mike Pence convinced Carrier to reverse course and decide not to ship close to 1,000 Indiana jobs to Mexico. What …


Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana

Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to …


Trump reaches deal with manufacturer to keep jobs from going to Mexico

An Indiana-based manufacturer of air conditioners said Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, to keep …


32 bodies found in clandestine graves in southern Mexico

Investigators searching clandestine graves have found 32 bodies and nine human heads in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero, where authorities say they are battling a wave of drug gang …


How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? He says he’s trying save an Indiana factory

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thanksgiving morning that he was trying to make good on a campaign promise that a Carrier air conditioning factory in Indiana, and its 1,400 jobs, would …


Trump claims to save Ford plant. But it wasn’t closing.

President-elect Donald Trump claimed Thursday that he convinced the chairman of Ford Motor Co. not to move an assembly plant from Kentucky to Mexico. But Ford never intended to move …


College students to protest against Trump deportation plans

College students at campuses around the United States say they are planning rallies and walkouts to call on school administrators to protect students and employees against immigration proceedings under Donald …


Mexico weighs grim prospect of deportation wave under Trump

Mexico is starting to seriously contemplate the possibility that millions of its migrants could be deported, and the picture is not pretty.


Latinos in Yakima concerned about Trump’s words, but say they remain hopeful

Outside Fiesta Foods, a supermarket specializing in Mexican groceries, customers were taking a wait-and-see approach Sunday over president-elect Donald Trump’s stance on mass deportations.


President-elect Trump faced with turning promises into policy

Donald Trump’s surprise election Tuesday as U.S. president means the repudiation of Barack Obama’s legacy and a strong likelihood Republicans will undo many of his accomplishments, including Obamacare and trade …


Mexico: Deforestation caused by avocados much higher than thought

Deforestation caused by the expansion of Mexican avocado orchards is much higher than previously thought, authorities said Monday.


Barely half of illegal border crossers caught, Homeland Security report shows

Immigration authorities caught just over half of the people who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico last year, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security that …


Ford shifting all U.S. small-car production to Mexico

Ford is shifting all North American small-car production to Mexico, CEO Mark Fields told investors Wednesday.


Mexico’s finance secretary resigns after Trump visit

One of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, has resigned in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential …


Hurricane Newton slams into Mexico’s Los Cabos resorts

Hurricane Newton shattered windows, downed trees and knocked out power in parts of the twin resorts of Los Cabos on Tuesday, but residents were spared the kind of extensive damage …


Mexico’s Baja battens down as Hurricane Newton approaches

Rapidly strengthening Tropical Storm Newton drenched parts of western Mexico on Monday as it headed north toward the Baja California peninsula, where it threatens to strike near the resorts of …


Trump’s border wall nothing but a mirage

Face it, folks: Mexico is not buying us a wall. This whirl of activity signifies nothing. It’s all about political gain. “That’ll be for a later date” is the perfect …


Trump vows to remove millions living in country illegally

On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border …


Trump announces surprise Mexico visit ahead of immigration speech

EVERETT, Washington – Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, making a quick and unexpected visit to Mexico, a nation he …


Mexico wonders why its president is meeting with Trump

President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico …


After public self-debate, Trump set to clarify immigration policy

Donald Trump promises to end his open debate with himself in a speech in Arizona on Wednesday to clarify whether he’d deport more than 11 million immigrants who are in …


Mexican President Pena Nieto accused of plagiarism in thesis

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto heavily plagiarized the thesis for his law degree, according to an investigation by a local news outlet.