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One of FBI’s most-wanted fugitives caught on Mexican border

Authorities say one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives has been captured on the border with Mexico, a man wanted in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Mexico OKs extradition of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to U.S.

Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department ruled Friday that the extradition of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.

Mexico lowers 2016 GDP forecast, sees 2.2 to 3.2 pct growth

Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls “adverse” international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States.

UPDATED: Tue., May 17, 2016, 3:10 p.m.

Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday proposed legalizing gay marriage, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional …

‘El Chapo’ extradition approved by second Mexican judge

A second Mexican judge has ruled that the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the United States can go forward.

Wal-Mart shareholder suit over bribery allegations dismissed

A judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit over alleged bribery involving Wal-Mart’s operations in Mexico.

Mexico City declares 3rd day of traffic cuts over high smog

Mexico City is ordering 40 percent of cars and trucks to stay off the streets Thursday, extending for a third day a traffic cutback aimed at lessening pollution.

Brothers wanted in Washington killings spotted in Mexico

Two brothers charged with murder in the presumed killing of a missing Washington state couple have been spotted in Mexico, and authorities are seeking the records of a cellphone they …

Year-round flights to Mexico from Sea-Tac airport to start

Year-round flights to Mexico from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will start in July. Port of Seattle officials said in a Thursday news release that Volaris Airlines will fly between Guadalajara and …

Gunmen in Acapulco attack police at headquarters, hotel

Armed men in Mexico have launched near-simultaneous assaults on police in the resort city of Acapulco, setting off shootouts in which one attacker was killed and one officer wounded.

Mexico proposes raising limit on decriminalized pot to 1 oz

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he will ask Congress to raise the limit on decriminalized marijuana for personal use to 28 grams, or about one ounce. Mexico had previously …

13 dead, 18 missing after Mexico petrochemical plant blast

An explosion killed at least 13 people and injured dozens at a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast, forcing evacuations as a fire billowed a toxin-filled cloud, officials said …

Mexican volcano spews ash on nearby towns

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has seen a dramatic overnight explosion that sent ash blowing over the major city of Puebla directly to the east, forcing closure of the city’s airport.

Mexico president’s approval at lowest for last 4 leaders

A new poll says approval for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has fallen to the lowest level for any of the country’s last four presidents.

Toyota recalling 60,000 Avalons, Camrys for air bag defect

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash.

Smog-alert car ban jams metro, buses in Mexico City

Mexico City residents are packing buses and subway cars, and many are walking or biking to work because authorities have barred millions of vehicles from the streets due to a …

Trump proposes funding wall by cutting off remittances

Donald Trump would force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the U.S., according to …

Ford to build small-car factory in Mexico

Ford will build a new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs and shifting small-car production from the U.S.

At least 17 burned at Mexican dump, officials say

Experts have found evidence of a large fire in which at least 17 bodies were burned at a dump in southern Mexico, a member of the investigating team said Friday, …

Moody’s puts Mexico on ‘negative’ outlook, keeps A3 rating

Moody’s credit rating agency has changed the outlook for Mexico’s debt rating to negative from stable, citing low oil prices and slow economic growth.

After worst smog in 11 years, Mexico City braces for more

Choking smog returned to the skies of Mexico City this week at levels not seen in more than a decade, prompting fears of more eye-watering days to come as efforts …

Jailed Washington woman to be freed in Mexico, U.S. lawyer says

A Seattle attorney representing a community police leader who has been jailed in Mexico says she is expected to be released from prison Friday.

Nigeria arrests Mexicans at meth super-lab

Nigerian drug agents say they have arrested four Mexicans helping Nigerian criminals build a “super-lab” capable of producing billions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine.

Donald Trump language like that of Hitler, Mexican president says

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto compared the language of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to that of dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in an interview published Monday, and said …

Death toll in Mexico scaffolding collapse rises to 4

Mexican authorities said Friday that four workers died when scaffolding collapsed at a cathedral under construction in the southern city of Tuxtepec.

Mexico government says it won’t pay for Trump wall

The Mexican government has made his first direct response to Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall along the two countries’ border – and make Mexico pay for it.

Mexican Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ changes mind, wants extradition, lawyer says

A lawyer for drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Wednesday his client now wants to be extradited as soon as possible to the United States because guards at a …

Mexico to confront criticisms from US political campaigns

The Mexican government has come up with a plan to confront criticism of the country during U.S. electoral campaigns, but it doesn’t include getting into verbal duels with presidential candidates.

Mexicans back ex-President Fox in vulgar spat with Trump

Mexicans are backing former President Vicente Fox in his verbal spat with Donald Trump after Fox called the Republican front-runner “crazy” and a “false prophet” and Trump replied that Fox …

Border checkpoint scans eyes, faces of departing foreigners

The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot at a busy …