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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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Failed mission raises doubts about Mexican security strategy

A sloppy operation that failed to nab Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son – followed by days of changing explanations – has revealed that Mexico’s government has no clear security strategy, …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Mexico marks Day of Dead on 500th anniversary of Conquest

Mexico is marking its Day of the Dead amid the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Conquest, and true to the holiday’s roots, it has become an opportunity for reflection and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Immigration official says U.S.-Mexico border crisis not over

A top U.S. Border Patrol official has a warning: The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is not over.


In many parts of Mexico, government ceded battle to cartels

A massive gunbattle in the Mexican city of Culiacan was shocking for the openness of government capitulation as it forced the release of a drug kingpin’s son, and the brazenness …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Mexicans seeking asylum becoming more prominent at U.S. border

As the Trump administration has all but stopped allowing Central American families to seek asylum in the U.S., Mexican parents and children are arriving in increasing numbers at the southern …


Mexican president defends retreat in face of cartel gunmen

Mexican security forces backed off an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel enforcers …


Hugs or bullets? Mexico conflicted over how to fight crime

The Mexican army – the country’s last line of defense against violent gangs – is struggling with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s desire to avoid confrontation while simultaneously dealing with …


Legendary Mexican crooner Jose Jose dies from cancer

Mexican crooner Jose Jose, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads, has died at the age of 71.


Trump rebuked on military base project cuts, but veto looms

The Senate has passed a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to raid the budget for construction projects on military bases as a way to pay …


Man arrested at Mexican border, will be extradited to Franklin County for allegedly killing mother

The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office has started the process to extradite a man from California who is accused of killing his mother.


Hurricane Lorena nears Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos

Hurricane Lorena neared Mexico’s resort-studded Los Cabos area Friday as owners pulled their boats from the water, tourists hunkered down in hotels, and police and soldiers went through low-lying, low-income …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Under U.S. pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

Under pressure from the U.S. government, Mexico’s immigration policy has moved from one that promised to help migrants to one characterized by militarized enforcement under the growing influence of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

The U.S. Supreme Court’s clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum claims from Central Americans was denounced by immigration advocates as a “death sentence” …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Mexico trans women fight for justice as murders unpunished

Mexico has become one of the world’s most dangerous countries for transgender people, with high homicide rates coupled with almost no convictions


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Mexico routs United States 3-0, maintains soccer dominance

Javier Hernandez scored after U.S. newcomer Sergino Dest was nutmegged in the 21st minute, Erick Gutierrez and Uriel Antuna added late goals and Mexico mauled the United States 3-0 in …


Mexico claims success in stopping migrants; activists say no

Mexico says it has complied with a 90-day deadline from the U.S. to reduce the flow of migrants through its territory, but activists say Mexico’s crackdown has only forced migrants …


Mexico’s new drug war may be worse than old one

Mexico’s drug war appears to be back – and it may be worse this time around than in the bloody years of the government’s 2006-2012 offensive against drug cartels.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

U.S., Mexico widen asylum crackdown to push back all migrants

A Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico has evolved into a sweeping rejection of all forms of migrants, with both countries quietly working to keep people …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

26 killed in fiery attack on bar in southern Mexico

An attack on a bar in Mexico’s Gulf coast city of Coatzacoalcos killed 26 people and injured about a dozen, officials said Wednesday, and they said it was apparently overseen …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Tomato trade war eases as U.S. agrees to end Mexico tariffs

The U.S. reached a deal to suspend tariffs on tomatoes from Mexico and implement import restrictions demanded by Florida growers to protect their industry.