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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 …

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, …

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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 …