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Trump threatens countries who don’t back U.S. World Cup bid

President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold support from nations who don’t back the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

On the lower Rio Grande, a glimpse at the border Trump wants

Stymied by Congress and the courts, President Donald Trump has struggled to make good on his signature campaign promises to build a wall and stop migrants. But there is at …

UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Arizona sending 225 troops to Mexico border, more heading soon

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says 225 members of the state’s National Guard are heading to the U.S.-Mexico to support President Donald Trump’s call for troops to fight drug trafficking and …

Migrant caravan winds up, Mexico calls in U.S. ambassador

Central American migrants headed to Mexico City late Friday to give thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe, the last stop for many on a caravan that drew criticism from President …

Caravan migrants confused by President Trump’s angry tweets

President Donald Trump’s angry comments about a caravan of migrants ricochet around like a soccer ball in the dusty athletic complex in southern Mexico where the 1,000 or so Central …

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Impatient for wall, Trump wants military to secure Mexico border

Frustrated by slow action on a major campaign promise, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall …

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does …

Wife of man arrested in Mexico with teen files for divorce

The wife of a Pennsylvania man arrested in Mexico with a missing 16-year-old girl has filed for divorce.

Alleged drug trafficker charged in smuggling from Mexico

An alleged drug trafficker was accused Tuesday of flooding the New York City area with large quantities of fentanyl from Mexico at a time when overdoses related to the powerful …

Six months after Mexico quake some still camp outside homes

Six months after the temblor, improvised camps erected by displaced residents are among the most visible signs that not everyone has moved on from the earthquake that killed 228 people …

Teen girl home, man in custody after both located in Mexico

A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents’ permission was returned home and …

Gangs block roads with burning cars in western Mexico

Gangs have blocked roads with burning vehicles in the western Mexico state of Michoacan.

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Eleven nations sign Pacific trade pact as U.S. plans tariffs

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected …

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Trump orders stiff trade tariffs, unaffected by grim warnings

Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against …

UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that …

Trump links tariff relief for Canada, Mexico to NAFTA talks

President Donald Trump said Monday that North American neighbors Canada and Mexico will get no relief from his new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports unless a “new and fair” …

UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off Cozumel

What appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday, less …

U.S. ambassador to Mexico to resign, amid strained relations

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico is resigning from her post this spring, amid strained relations between the two countries.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Judge sides with Trump on challenge to Mexico border wall

A federal judge in San Diego who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign has sided with the president on a challenge to building a border wall with …

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.