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Mexico drops dollar auctions, raises rates, cuts spending

The Mexican government said Wednesday that it is dropping daily dollar auctions, raising interest rates and cutting government spending by 0.7 percent of GDP as it tries to counter falls …


Pope set for historic meeting with Russian Orthodox leader

Pope Francis was flying to Cuba on Friday for the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 3:09 p.m.

Megastorm Patricia inflicts little damage on Mexican coast

Only a day after menacing Mexico as one of history’s strongest storms, Hurricane Patricia left surprisingly little damage in its wake Saturday and quickly dissipated into an ordinary low-pressure system …


Loss to Mexico punctuates a rough year for U.S. soccer

American men’s soccer facing several stark realities late in an unimpressive year,


Paul Aguilar’s extra-time goal helps Mexico edge U.S. team

Paul Aguilar scored in the 118th minute to give Mexico a 3-2 victory over the United States on Saturday.


Mexico TV uses Donald Trump to heat soccer rivalry

One of Mexico’s leading television networks is using the words of Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump to bump up the already heated rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico men’s national …


Poblanos perfect stuffing peppers

Spicier than bells but still one of the mildest kinds of chili pepper, poblanos are perfect for stuffing and roasting. Filled with shredded meat, beans and rice, diced tomatoes and …


Mexico coach Miguel Herrera fired after claim he punched reporter

MEXICO CITY – Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter’s claim that the man known as “El Piojo” punched him. The ouster came just …


Mexico wins 7th CONCACAF Gold Cup, beating Jamaica 3-1 in final

PHILADELPHIA – Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer title Sunday …


In brief: Usain Bolt wins 100 meters in Diamond League

MISCELLANY: Usain Bolt returned to form by winning the 100 meters in the Diamond League at London’s Olympic Stadium in 9.87 seconds on Friday. After a poor start, Bolt struggled …


Panama federation calls Gold Cup refereeing ’insulting’

PANAMA CITY – The Panamanian Football Federation has demanded the removal of CONCACAF’s referee selection panel after describing the officiating in the Gold Cup semifinal loss to Mexico as “insulting …


Andres Guardado’s penalty goals lift Mexico past Panama in Gold Cup

ATLANTA – Andres Guardado scored two goals on penalty kicks, including the tiebreaker in extra time, and six-time champion Mexico beat short-handed and angered Panama 2-1 in the Gold Cup …


U.S., Mexico face tough opponents in Gold Cup semifinals

It has been 15 years since a CONCACAF Gold Cup final has been played without the United States or Mexico. And both countries will need big performances in today’s semifinals …


Clausen’s Baja Bowls offer a memorable taste of Mexico

Jeff Clausen has traveled to Mexico many times. He used to have a time-share there, heading south of the border on some 15 or more occasions. Cabo San Lucas. Puerta …


Automakers building factories in Mexico

DETROIT – Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped …


Sea kayakers connect with dying whale

Coeur d’Alene-based sea kayaking guides connected in a personal if not spiritual way to a baby whale destined to die on a Mexico beach. “I’ll never forget the look in …


It’s another painful World Cup exit for Mexico

SAO PAULO – It’s a curse. There’s no other way to explain it. In six consecutive World Cup tournaments, Mexico has made it to the second round. But it has …


World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …


Mexico blasts Croatia to advance

Rafael Marquez’s pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time with …


World Cup Capsules: Mexico holds host Brazil to draw

He was called a hero and a savior by his Mexican teammates. His Brazilian opponents said he produced miracles. There is no doubt that Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was the …


Oribe Peralta scores in Mexico’s FIFA World Cup win over Cameroon

With torrential rain pouring down and two goals already contentiously disallowed, tens of thousands of soggy but boisterous Mexico fans were getting nervous.


Mexico gets last chance to qualify for FIFA World Cup

Mexico has one last chance to reach next year’s World Cup in Brazil. El Tri, which last missed a World Cup in 1990, opens a two-game playoff today ( ESPN, …


Mexican papers thank U.S. for soccer win

America’s soccer team is getting some love from the most unlikely place: Mexican sports fans. Mexican newspapers on Wednesday published banner headlines reading “We Love You,” and “Thank You, USA,” …


US clinches World Cup berth, beats Mexico 2-0

For more than two hours, the red-white-and-blue-clad crowd stood and sang “Dos a cero! Dos a cero!” over and over and over.


U.S. Cup berth on line

Alejandro Bedoya (19) remembered back four years ago, when he walked onto the field with his American teammates to face Mexico at the Rose Bowl and saw the crowd of …


AMBER Alert issued for Idaho girl believed abducted by grandparents

An AMBER Alert was issued this evening for a five-year-old girl from Idaho Falls. Police believe the girl is being taken to Mexico by her grandparents.


Best bet on the Tube

The United States and Mexico meet in a World Cup qualifier tonight in Mexico City ( 7:15 p.m., ESPN). In this final stage of CONCACAF qualifying for next year’s World …


Tulum, Mexico, is no Cancun – but that’s what makes it attractive

TULUM, Mexico – The all-inclusive Cancun resorts are not known for topless women on the beach or Argentinians with scraggly beards playing Gypsy music. But that’s the norm in Tulum, …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2012, 1:53 p.m.

LatAm leaders seek review of international drug policies

MEXICO CITY — Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana.


Multiple surgery survivor retains a healthy outlook

Bedridden for years and knocking at death’s door more than once, Ann Marie Danimus finally received what she and her family were praying for last year – a kidney transplant.