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Stories tagged: mexico

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Mexican president vows to pay US water debt, thanks Trump

Mexico’s president vowed Thursday to repay the country’s water debt to the United States, even if it means asking farmers in Mexican states along the U.S. border to pitch in.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

Mexico’s pirate ambulances profiteering in the pandemic

Many people have been profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico; prices for oxygen cylinders, medicinal alcohol and face masks all have skyrocketed. But perhaps the cruelest are the so-called …

UPDATED: Mon., July 27, 2020

Hanna weakens but flooding still threat in Texas, Mexico

A downgraded Hanna continued weakening on Monday but its remnants still threatened to bring rainfall and flash flooding to waterlogged parts of South Texas and Northern Mexico that have been …

UPDATED: Mon., July 27, 2020

Mexico’s presidential jet lottery sales not going so well

Efforts to sell Mexico’s presidential jet appear to be going well, but a simultaneous effort to sell lottery tickets depicting the plane is struggling.

UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

Rare outdoor ceremonies for new US citizens held in Idaho

A federal judge in Idaho has held a pair of outdoor court proceedings to safely swear in new U.S. citizens from more than a dozen countries who otherwise would have …

UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Stone tools suggest earlier human presence in North America

Stone tools found in a Mexican cave suggest that people were living in North America as early as about 26,500 years ago, much earlier than most scientists accept, a new …

UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2020

US, Canada and Mexico borders to stay closed for travelers

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have agreed to keep their shared borders closed to non-essential traffic until at least late August because of COVID-19.

UPDATED: Mon., June 29, 2020

Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico.

UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Gunmen injure Mexico City police chief; 3 dead

Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico City’s police chief in a brazen operation that left three people dead, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Friday.

UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 5 dead

A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least one person, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.

UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Missing Mexican lawmaker’s body found following abduction

The body of a missing Mexican congresswoman from the western state of Colima has been found in a hidden grave more than a month after armed men abducted her, President …

Mexican president defies leftist label in virus response

When Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won Mexico’s presidency after years of agitating for change, many expected a transformative leader who would take the country to the left even as much …

UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

The temptation to travel: Before booking, check restrictions and consider pros, cons of trip

Life has been kind of cinematic since the pandemic has altered our existence. It’s been akin to an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” When we walk out the door, it …

UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from U.S.

Citing a threat of the coronavirus from Mexico, the Trump administration has banned hundreds of thousands of people from crossing the southern border with emergency measures that prohibit nonessential traffic …

UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

In Mexico City, experts find bones of dozens of mammoths

Archaeologists have found the bones of about 60 mammoths at an airport under construction just north of Mexico City, near human-built ‘traps’ where more than a dozen mammoths were found …

Local leaders resist Mexico president’s push for reopening

Local governments across Mexico pushed back Monday against President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s call to reopen the economy in some 300 townships that do not have active cases of coronavirus, …

UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

Infections soar as Mexico moves toward restarting economy

As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that …

UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Prodded by U.S., Mexico aims to restart industrial plants

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to begin reopening Mexico starting Monday, even as the country saw its largest one-day jump in coronavirus cases, hospitals are reeling, and testing …

UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2020

Amid pandemic, debate rages in Mexico: is beer essential?

Perhaps one of the most heated debates in Mexico during the pandemic – after disagreements about personal protective equipment and testing – is the burning issue of whether beer should …

Mexico to restrict mobility to areas less affected by virus

Mexico will begin to restrict movement between places most affected by the COVID-19 virus – mostly large cities – and places with few infections, the president said Thursday.

UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

U.S. expels thousands to Mexico after largely halting asylum

U.S. authorities say they’ve sent nearly 10,000 Mexican and Central American border crossers back to Mexico under new rules designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Mexico reports 108 COVID-19 deaths in US, most in New York

The Mexican government said Wednesday that at least 108 Mexicans have died of complications related to COVID-19 in the United States, more than half of those in New York.

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Children of elites in Venezuela spread coronavirus at drug-fueled party

A raucous beach party thrown by several children of Venezuela’s ruling elite has led to a cluster of coronavirus cases

UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics’ aid to migrants

For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 …

Mexico: More social spending, no business bailout for virus

Mexico’s president says there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past …

UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

With U.S. border work on track, rural towns fear an outbreak

Major construction projects moving forward along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are raising fears that the coronavirus could race through temporary camps and workers could spread it to …

UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America

From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region, where many of Latin America’s first cases arrived with members …

UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Mexican man dies in ICE custody; 10th since October

A 42-year-old Mexican man died in a South Texas hospital while being held pending his deportation, immigration authorities said Monday.

Virus prompts U.S. and Mexico to restrict border travel

Mexico and the U.S. are restricting travel over their busy shared border as they try to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Mexico confirms first 2 cases of coronavirus

Mexico’s assistant health secretary announced Friday that the country now has two confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.