Stories tagged: Mexico
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress
Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Poll: Border wall fight should not prompt government shutdown
A new Economist Group/YouGov poll found that a majority of Americans think it’s most important for Congress to avoid a government shutdown, even if it means leaving behind a proposal …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Fugitive Mexican ex-Gov. Javier Duarte detained in Guatemala
Javier Duarte, the fugitive former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz state who is accused of running a corruption ring to pilfer from state coffers, was detained in Guatemala on Saturday.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
Wildlife conservationists sue over proposed border wall
A conservation group and an Arizona congressman on Wednesday filed what they say is the first federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Sessions to prosecutors: Get tough on border criminals
Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal prosecutors across the country Tuesday to make immigration cases a higher priority and look for opportunities to bring serious felony charges against those who …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
Building under construction collapses in Mexico City, killing six
Part of a building under construction collapsed in Mexico City on Monday, trapping workers underneath concrete slabs and leaving at least six people dead and nine injured, an official said.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
A ‘Goliath’ among Mexican drug traffickers is sentenced to life in U.S. prison
Alfredo Beltran Leyva, who with his brothers once ran one of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels, appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday and asked for a chance to …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families
Parents and children caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States illegally generally can remain together, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday, in a partial reversal of previous comments.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Border agency fields pitches for Trump’s wall with Mexico
One bidder wants to cover President Donald Trump’s border wall with solar panels. Another suggests building a wall large enough for a deck that would offer tourists scenic views of …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Ryan’s border tax on the ropes as Trump ponders overhaul plan
Donald Trump’s surprising election and his promise to overhaul the U.S. tax code set off celebrations across corporate America – but some industries had barely applauded before they began gearing …
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Mexican newspaper closes citing insecurity for journalists
A newspaper in the Mexican border city of Juarez announced Sunday that it is shutting down due to the climate of insecurity and impunity for killings of journalists in one …
Sat., April 1, 2017, midnight
Froma Harrop: Trump won’t win car-emissions battle
Other countries are setting rules for tighter fuel efficiency. California would actually be doing the industry a favor by pushing it to make products more competitive in other markets.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Analysis: Trump just kicked off NAFTA renegotiation. History tells us how that will go.
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump hated NAFTA. Hated it. “NAFTA has been a disaster for our country,” he said. “NAFTA has to be totally gotten rid of. Something has …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Mexico border wall is ‘complex,’ faces geographic challenges, Zinke acknowledges
Geographic and physical challenges – including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife – will make it difficult to build the “big, beautiful wall” that President Donald Trump has promised on …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status
A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall
The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Judge won’t release Mexican man jailed near Seattle
A federal judge has affirmed an earlier decision not to release a Mexican man who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program meant to protect those brought …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Build that wall? U.S. may not need barrier to keep immigrants out, study shows
The White House is already moving forward with its plan to construct a massive wall along the southern border of the country. But new research suggests the influx of low-skilled …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Fire commissioners reprimanded for racial remarks
The Snohomish County Fire District Board of Commissioners has voted to issue a written reprimand to two of its members caught on tape making racially insensitive comments about Mexican laborers.
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Another journalist slain in Mexico’s violent Veracruz state
An attacker shot a journalist to death Sunday in the Mexican state of Veracruz, adding to the toll in a region plagued by drug gang violence and allegations of government …
Sat., March 18, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border
The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Mexican-owned Cemex says it won’t help build border wall
Mexico-based Cemex, one of the world’s largest suppliers of building materials, says it will not participate in construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Mexico wants its kids speaking English as well as Spanish within 20 years
With an eye to making its population more competitive in the global economy, Mexico is pushing ambitious new plans to have all of its students speaking English as well as …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Top Mexico candidate blasts Trump, plans to redo NAFTA
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto may be taking a cautious stance in his public comments on President Donald Trump, but the man who currently figures to be his successor is …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Mexico’s fight for endangered vaquita porpoise turns violent
A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors’ trucks, burned or destroyed 15 vehicles and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Trump’s NAFTA revamp could near boiling point at Mexico vote
President Donald Trump’s timetable to negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement threatens to slip into an election year for Mexico, which could feel the economic impact of the uncertainty …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Mexico prepares to absorb a wave of deportees in the Trump era
The deportees stepped off their flight from El Paso looking bewildered – 135 men who had left families and jobs behind after being swept up in the Trump administration’s mounting …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Import tax splits White House
A major split among senior White House officials over whether to effectively create a new tax on imported goods has stalled the broader tax overhaul effort on Capitol Hill, with …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
America’s heroin epidemic starts in Mexico
America faces its worst drug crisis in decades, with heroin and opioid use tripling since 2010. As various federal agencies roll out their annual strategy reports, the government declared that-as …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Mexico’s economy secretary opposes Trump push for tariffs
Mexico’s economy secretary said Friday that he looks forward to starting negotiations with the U.S. to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, but his country does not want to …