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In Mexico, there’s no place like home: Most don’t want to head north for work anymore

For generations dating back to the 1930s, throughout Mexico, the young would head north to seek out their own version of the American Dream: Jobs. No more.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Policy shift means uneasy wait in Mexico for asylum seekers

Juan Carlos Perla says he spent his first night in the U.S. in a cold immigration cell with 21 others at the nation’s busiest border crossing. Fluorescent lights were always …


US general says no military threat on southern border

Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus …


Pentagon chief getting firsthand look at U.S.-Mexico border

Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Washington farmers face rising costs, uncertain markets in ongoing trade war

Washington farmers can expect a tougher year covering expenses even if political leaders finalize trade agreements with the countries that import apples, beef and wheat from the Evergreen State, a …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Nogales, Arizona’s officials want razor wire removed from border wall, calling it inhuman

Officials in a small Arizona border city passed a resolution Wednesday night condemning the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Migrant caravan detained in old factory, across from Texas

A caravan of 1,600 Central American migrants is surrounded by Mexican authorities in an old factory a short distance from Texas, where they hope to seek asylum but appear to …


El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war

The trial of alleged drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has highlighted how pervasive corruption in Mexico complicates U.S. law enforcement’s fight against the cartels.


UAW joins Canada autoworkers’ call to boycott GM cars made in Mexico

The UAW is joining Canada’s autoworkers’ union, Unifor, to apply pressure on General Motors to keep five plants in North America running.


Canada auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico.


Official: Asylum seekers to wait in Mexico starting Friday

The Trump administration on Friday will start forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts, an official said, launching what could become one …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 71, leaves nightmare of ash

Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He …


Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was …


Border wall GoFundMe to refund $20 million – unless donors want to give to it again

GoFundMe said Friday that it would be returning more than $20 million in donations meant to help finance the “Trump Wall” between the United States and Mexico after the effort …


Trump to make prime-time address, visit U.S.-Mexico border amid shutdown stalemate

President Donald Trump is ramping up his efforts to make a public case for his border wall as the partial government shutdown is now in its third week, planning a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Mexico launches plan to stimulate U.S. border economy

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border, reinforcing his country’s commitment to manufacturing and trade …


Mexico helicopter crash claims Puebla governor, ex-governor

A husband-and-wife political power couple who were the current and ex-governors of the central Mexican state of Puebla died in a Christmas Eve helicopter crash, officials announced.


Child’s death highlights communication barriers on border

Death of Mayan girl in U.S. custody highlights communication challenges on border, raises questions about use of English forms.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Farmers, state watching for signs export markets will reopen

Washington farmers watching closely for a truce in the tariff war that could reopen markets to China.


Honduran woman in migrant caravan gives birth in U.S.

A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Supplies low for shelters helping migrants as holidays near

Shelters run by volunteers in the U.S. say they are getting hit with an expected surge of new migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. who need temporary housing. Nonprofit groups …


Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico’s military for public security to address a key concern: …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

‘El Chapo’ trial gives inside look at his rise to power

The U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has offered a screenplay-worthy picture of the lawlessness and excesses during his rise to power as Mexico’s most infamous drug lord.


Mexico gets 1st leftist leader after 32 years of technocrats

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico’s first leftist president in more than 70 years, marking a turning point in one of the world’s most …


Tariff tensions shadow U.S., Canada, Mexico trade pact signing

President Donald Trump teamed up with the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, a deal that fulfills a key political pledge …


U.S. to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

The number of U.S. active duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January, under …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. stands apart as G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

The United States has been blocking progress at the Group of 20 summit on fixing world trade rules, fighting climate change and tackling migration, according to European officials involved in …


Two San Diego teens killed execution-style in triple slaying in Tijuana

Two San Diego teenagers who took a Black Friday trip to Ensenada, Mexico, were shot and killed execution-style in a triple homicide Sunday morning at a Tijuana apartment complex, according …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:51 a.m.

Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross

Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, and local authorities said that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved …


Migrants enveloped in tear gas after heading toward U.S.

U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire …