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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Spanish police arrest former oil executive sought by Mexico

The former head of Mexico’s state oil company was arrested Wednesday in Spain on a international warrant issued by Mexico, authorities said.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Hundreds mourn death of guardian of Monarch butterfly grounds in Mexico

Hundreds of Mexican farmers have thronged the funeral of activist Homero Gomez Gonzalez, an homage that was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he staunchly defended


After crackdown, Mexico president sees caravans as waning

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he expects more caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers to emerge, but he sees the phenomenon which became a political …


Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing garden

Reacting to an opening in a border wall, the Border Patrol gave activists no warning when it bulldozed the U.S. side of a cross-border garden that had tended to since …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border span

Mexican authorities have closed a border entry point in southern Mexico after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push across a bridge between Mexico and Guatemala.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Trade deals leave Washington producers relieved but with questions

While the trade agreements President Donald Trump signed earlier this week with China, Mexico and Canada may not be everything Washington farmers hoped for, most analysts believe the deals will …


Mexico’s president hopes to raffle off presidential jet

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced the latest in a series of desperate ideas Friday to sell off his predecessor’s official jet, which he says is too luxurious for …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Cantwell lauds new North American trade pact

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell praised the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico approved by the Senate on Thursday, saying it would help strengthen the country’s trade partners and open …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Senate passes U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win …


Mexico can’t sell presidential jet, tries odd sales pitches

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has made selling off the luxurious presidential jet a centerpiece of his austerity program, but there’s just one problem: Nobody, it seems, wants to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Student, teacher killed in Mexico elementary school shooting

At least two people were killed at an elementary school in northern Mexico Friday, when an 11-year-old opened fire on his teacher and classmates with two guns, authorities said.


U.S. border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States along the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December. with Mexicans making up a larger than …


White House welcomes court ruling on border wall spending

The White House says construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will move forward after a federal appeals court ruling that frees up construction money.


At least 16 dead, 5 wounded in central Mexico prison riot

At least 16 inmates in a central Mexico prison were killed and five more were wounded in a riot that closed out a violent 2019 for the country, authorities said.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Democratic-led House poised to give Trump big win on trade

One day after impeaching President Donald Trump, the Democratic-led House looks poised to overwhelmingly pass one of his signature priorities, a rewrite of the 25-year-old free trade agreement he blames …


What crackdown? Migrant smuggling business adapts, thrives

The business of smuggling migrants to the U.S. southern border is adapting to a year of changes on both sides of the frontier.


New North America trade deal hits snag as Mexico objects to U.S. labor inspectors

A top Mexican trade negotiator flew to Washington for urgent talks Sunday as a hitch emerged in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, just days after it was signed.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Spokane-area economists react to new trade agreement

Both President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are calling the revamped North American trade pact – the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement – a win. “There is no question of course …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Pentagon to probe legality of using troops on US border

The Pentagon’s independent investigations office says it will evaluate the legality of the Trump administration’s use of the military at the U.S. southwestern border.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Trump, Dems in tentative deal on North American trade pact

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Northern Mexico fears return to dark past after gunfights

Mexico’s president says he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gunbattle in the border state of Coahuila, some …


Mexican border town gripped by fear after gunbattle kills 22

A small town near the U.S.-Mexico border began cleaning up Monday, gripped by fear after the killing of 22 people in a ferocious weekend gunbattle between drug cartel members and …


Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving arrived with a sense of loss, but also a sense of solidarity, in enclaves of U.S. dual-national families in northern Mexico almost four weeks after nine of their relatives …


Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups

President Donald Trump says he’s moving ahead with plans to formally designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Bolivia clashes after opposition leader assumes as president

Clashes break out in Bolivia after opposition Senator assumes country’s presidency after Morales resigns.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 slain Americans

As Mexican soldiers stood guard, a mother and two sons were laid to rest in hand-hewn pine coffins in a single grave dug out of the rocky soil Thursday at …


Travelers mull safety amid Arizona-Mexico border violence

An unusual string of violence south of Arizona’s border with Mexico has sparked warnings by American authorities and is forcing U.S. citizens who say they won’t stop crossing into Mexico …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area

When drug cartel gunmen opened fire on American women and children in northern Mexico, the Mexican Army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. …


Drug cartel gunmen kill 9 US citizens in an ambush in Mexico

Drug cartel gunmen in Mexico have slaughtered at least six children and three women in an ambush on their SUVs


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall

Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Donald Trump’s border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for …