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Mexico’s Day of the Dead mourns earthquake victims

Mexico’s traditional Day of the Dead is opening with a sadder tone than usual Wednesday.


Mexico City’s Day of Dead parade honors quake victims

A raised fist made of helmets, pick axes and broken rubble rolled ahead of hundreds of walking skeletons, costumed dancers and flowery floats Saturday in Mexico City’s Day of the …


Spokane woman says Mexican hospital held her hostage, extorted her family

A Spokane woman and her family say she was held hostage in a Mexican hospital this week after receiving a punctured lung while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas.


Misplaced monarchs: Clusters of butterflies stuck up north

Monarch butterflies, those delicate symbols of spring and summer, should mostly be in Texas by now, winging their way to Mexico for the winter.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Conflict in Mexico Senate over corruption investigation

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged in a letter published Tuesday that he met several times with officials of a Brazilian construction firm that has admitted paying bribes throughout Latin …


3 men, apparently Mennonites, killed in northern Mexico

Three men have been found shot to death in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, and prosecutors say they appear to be members of the state’s Mennonite community.


Harrop: Trump’s NAFTA insults hurt Americans

Leaving NAFTA, the American Automotive Policy Council concludes, would amount to a “$10 billion tax” on U.S. manufacturers. U.S. makers of auto parts say it would force them alone to …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

Mexican prosecutor fired for revealing corruption probe

Mexico’s government fired the top electoral-crimes prosecutor Friday for revealing an investigation that opponents say suggested possible corrupt financing for the ruling party.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Canada PM talks wages on Mexico visit, amid NAFTA talks

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have reaffirmed their commitment to a trilateral renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloon

The U.S. Border Patrol is considering another type of surveillance balloon that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in …


Death toll from northern Mexico prison riot rises to 16

The death toll from a prison riot in the northern Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon rose to 16 on Wednesday when three more inmates died of their wounds.


Mexico readies for worst as 4th round of NAFTA talks open

Mexico appeared to be preparing for the worst as the fourth round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement were opening in Washington on Wednesday.


13 dead, 8 badly wounded in prison riot in northern Mexico

At least 13 inmates died in a prison riot in northern Mexico that authorities ended with lethal force, a state security official said late Tuesday.


Trump welcomes Trudeau to Washington with another NAFTA threat

President Donald Trump renewed his threat to walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement just as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Washington on the eve of …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

Gulf Coast braces for fast-moving blast of tropical weather

The U.S. Gulf Coast braced Friday for a fast-moving blast of wind, heavy rain and rising water as deadly Tropical Storm Nate threatened to reach hurricane strength before a weekend …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Last known body recovered from rubble after Mexico quake

The last body known to be trapped in rubble has been recovered two weeks after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed at least 369 people in Mexico, officials said Wednesday.


Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating

Mexico’s Education Department has revoked the permits of an elementary and middle school where a wing of the building collapsed in the recent magnitude 7.1 earthquake, killing 26 people.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Mexico official: Warnings over school ignored before quake

A Mexico City borough president said officials from a previous administration ignored warnings that unauthorized construction work had damaged the structural integrity of a school that collapsed during a powerful …


Memorials spring up at Mexico City’s quake collapse sites

MEXICO CITY – Impromptu memorials have sprung up across Mexico City as people come to terms with the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that killed more than 350 people. They’re on sidewalks, …


Mexican rescue dog Frida became symbol of earthquake hope

Even without rescuing anyone from the rubble after Mexico’s big earthquake, a photogenic yellow Labrador retriever named Frida has gained an international social media following.


U.S., Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water

The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to …


Popocatepetl volcano spews rock, dumps ash near Mexico City

The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped ash over nearby towns.


Mexico quake death toll now 337, including 198 in capital

Mexico authorities say the death toll from last week’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen by four to 337.


Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codes

On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. …


Pence to speak at manufacturer that sent jobs to Mexico in 2009

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to appear later this week at a company that drew condemnation for negotiating concessions from a union and then shifting production to Mexico anyway …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Mexico tallying the economic cost of big earthquake

Mexican officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, as the number of buildings that may need to be …


Appeals court allows more of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ law

Texas can require law enforcement to comply with requests from federal immigration authorities to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

More buildings, perhaps lives at risk following Mexico quake

As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake completely collapsed 38 …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle

Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of the last hopes: one of just two …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Expansion work closes busiest U.S.-Mexico border crossing

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound …