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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

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, 6:22 p.m.

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, 8:54 p.m.

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, 9:48 p.m.

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, 4:26 p.m.

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, 5:32 p.m.

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, 8 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 12:56 p.m.

U.S. and Mexico settle tomato squabble to stave off tariffs, shortage

The United States and Mexico have settled a bitter trade dispute over tomatoes, with the United States shelving an anti-dumping investigation against Mexican growers and withdrawing from tariffs that could …


Human smugglers face a dry spell with Mexico’s crackdown on Central American migration

A crackdown by Mexican authorities – acting at the insistence of President Donald Trump – has dramatically reduced the flow of Central American migrants this summer.


19 bodies hung from bridge or hacked up in Mexico gang feud

Mexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Thursday alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. Just …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Cross-border ties still strong despite El Paso mass shooting

Chatting with friends and carrying his lunch cooler, Carlos Carrillo was among hundreds packing the international bridge as they returned to Mexico from their jobs across the border. The construction …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Millionaire charged with wife’s death arrested in Mexico

A millionaire fugitive charged with killing his wife in California spent the past four years in Mexico until intense media coverage led to hundreds of tips and eventually his capture, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Mexico: Texas shooting ‘act of terrorism’ against Mexicans

Mexico’s government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left seven of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and …


Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Mexican Americans faced racial terror from 1910-1920

Twenty years ago, a knock on the door opened the past for Arlinda Valencia. A relative had come to pay his respects on the death of Valencia’s father. He then …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Migrants sent back by US dumped in Mexico’s Monterrey

The bus carrying dozens of Central Americans from the Texas border arrived in this northern Mexican city late at night and pulled up next to the station. Men and women …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Judge won’t block U.S. asylum restrictions at southern border

A federal judge said Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits challenging the policy play out.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policy

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Trump’s new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

U.S. men fail to follow women’s example, lose Gold Cup final to Mexico

The United States men failed to follow the example of American women, showing just how far they are from success. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute, and Mexico …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants

Recent tragedies have focused attention on the risks faced by migrants, who are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

United States men also seek soccer title, face Mexico for Gold Cup

The U.S. men’s soccer team also tries to win a trophy on Sunday when it faces Mexico at Soldier Field in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Mexican police revolt against plans to join National Guard

Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around the Mexican capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Protestors hit Spokane streets calling for closure of border detention camps

About 150 protesters gathered Tuesday for the local iteration of a series of nationwide Close the Camps protests.


Freak summer hailstorm buries Mexican city under five feet of ice

It’s summer in Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most populous towns, which made what happened there over the weekend all the more surprising. Sunday morning, residents woke to their roads, yards …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:16 a.m.

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

A federal judge has prohibited President Donald Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority sections of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.


House passes Senate border bill as leaders cave to moderate Democrats and GOP

The House passed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill for the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, after Democratic leaders retreated from efforts to amend the legislation to add …


Migrant: Young family ignored advice against border swim

The region along the U.S.-Mexico border has long been perilous for those trying to cross illegally into the United States between ports of entry, from the fast-moving Rio Grande to …