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State assembly candidate assassinated in Mexico

Officials in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero say a state assembly candidate has been killed just days after another office seeker was shot to death in the same city.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quake

A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a …


3 independents poised to shake up Mexico’s presidential race

The bronco, the jaguar, and the former first lady: These three outsiders appear destined for Mexico’s July 1 ballot as the first independent candidates to seek the presidency in generations, …


Mexico admits government spies tail candidates

Mexico’s Interior Department has acknowledged that federal intelligence agency sent a plainclothes agent to tail an opposition presidential candidate, even though the candidate never asked for and apparently did not …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

Mexico nabs Zetas cartel leader Jose Maria Guizar Valencia

MEXICO CITY – Authorities said Friday they have arrested dual U.S.-Mexican citizen Jose Maria Guizar Valencia, the alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel. Mexican National Security Commissioner Renato Sales …


Pastor pleads guilty to trying to smuggle 280 pounds of pot

A former church pastor in Vancouver has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge for trying to smuggle more than 280 pounds of pot into the country from Mexico.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

U.S. says NAFTA talks are progressing very slowly

U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer said Monday talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement are progressing very slowly.


Road crew uncovers tunnel near Mexico border in Texas

The U.S. Border Patrol says a road construction crew has uncovered an abandoned tunnel in Texas, just north of the border with Mexico.


Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding …


Detroit man deported to Mexico after 30 years in U.S.

A Detroit man who had lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years has been deported to Mexico.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Hopes of NAFTA progress rise as Canada, Mexico eye auto progress

There are signals of a possible breakthrough in one of the biggest sticking points in NAFTA discussions after Canada joined Mexico in indicating room for negotiation in the auto sector.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president …


Mexican forces disarm police in capital of Guerrero state

State and federal police backed by Mexican army troops have disarmed the local police force in the capital of Guerrero state after the discovery of the bodies of two men …


Five members of Washington family among 10 killed in fiery crash outside Acapulco

Mexican authorities report that five members of a Washington family were among 10 people killed in a fiery car crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Five members of Washington family among 10 killed in fiery crash outside Acapulco

Five members of a Tacoma family were among 10 people killed in a fiery crash on a coastal highway in southern Mexico, Mexican authorities and a relative of the family …


Suspect in Oregon deputy’s 2007 death arrested in Mexico

A Mexican man who was charged in a crash that killed an Oregon sheriff’s deputy in 2007 and then mistakenly released 10 months ago has been arrested again, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Mexico’s presidential front-runner a wildcard for U.S. ties

Mexico’s leftist presidential front-runner is combative and unbending, and his personality-based campaign proclaiming honesty and fiery nationalism could set up a unique and combustible relationship with his northern counterpart should …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Hood Canal-area couple among those killed in Mexican bus crash

Eight Americans, two Swedes and a Canadian were among those killed when the bus taking them from their cruise ships to visit Mayan ruins crashed in southeastern Mexico, officials said …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

12 killed as bus carrying foreign tourists crashes in Mexico

A bus carrying cruise ship passengers on an excursion to Mayan ruins in southeastern Mexico flipped over on a narrow highway Tuesday, killing 11 travelers and their guide and injuring …


Mexico conservative party chief resigns, eyes presidency bid

The head of Mexico’s conservative National Action Party presented his resignation Saturday, positioning himself to run for president as the candidate of a left-right coalition in an increasingly crowded field.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

Ford shifts production of electric SUV to Mexico

Ford said that shifting production of an electric SUV from the U.S. to Mexico will allow the company to make more self-driving vehicles in Michigan.


Mexican acquitted of murder faces gun, immigration charges

U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than a week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

Jury: Mexican man not guilty in San Francisco pier killing

A jury on Thursday found a Mexican man not guilty in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier that touched off a fierce national immigration debate two …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:12 a.m.

Human rights official, son killed in northern Mexico

Gunmen in Mexico have killed a human rights official and his son in the northern state of Baja California Sur in a dramatic attack that was condemned by federal officials …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

After border agent is killed and partner injured in Texas, Trump renews call for wall

Authorities were searching southwest Texas for suspects or witnesses after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner injured Sunday while on patrol in the state’s Big Bend …


Monarchs in Mexico allow brush with fragile beauty

OCAMPO, Mexico – This is a story that must begin at the end. But oh, what an end. I stood on a forested mountaintop in Mexico in late February, mesmerized …


Mexico defends rights record after report on military abuses

The Mexican government defended its commitment to human rights Wednesday after a study found that nearly all cases of alleged abuses against civilians by soldiers fighting the war on drug …


Mexico City plans quake memorial at collapsed building site

Mexico City’s government said Sunday it plans to expropriate the lot where a seven-story office building collapsed during the Sept. 19 earthquake, and will use it to erect a memorial …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

JFK files say rumors of CIA link to Oswald ‘unfounded’

Government documents newly released Friday regarding John F. Kennedy’s assassination say allegations that Lee Harvey Oswald was connected to the CIA were “totally unfounded.”