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Mexico to host 'difficult' new round of NAFTA talks

Mexico - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada open a new round of talks Sunday on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the Mexican hosts already warning of turbulence.

Mexican man, once the world's fattest, dreams of walking again

Guadalajara - The folds of flesh on Juan Pedro Franco's back sway heavily as he cranks the pedals of a modified bicycle with his arms, exercising to boost his already jaw-dropping weight-loss total of 250 kilos (550 pounds).

Scientists recreate virtual copy of Mexican underwater cave

Mexico - Scientists from all over the world will soon be able to dive into a virtual 3-D replica of a vast underwater cave off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where the oldest skeleton in the Americas was found seven years ago.

Trailing rivals, Mexico ruling party candidate insists he can win

Mexico - Jose Antonio Meade, the presidential candidate trying to keep Mexico's deeply unpopular ruling party in power, insisted Wednesday he can still win the July 1 election despite trailing in the polls.

In Mexican cartel country, priests have uneasy ties with narcos

Acapulco - When 15 armed men descended on his church last year demanding a blessing, Father Jesus Mendoza asked them to leave their guns outside."I can't bless you if you're armed," said the Catholic priest, who works in the violent southern state of Guerrero.

Mexico investigates death of autistic American boy on border

Ciudad Ju - Mexican authorities said Wednesday they are investigating the death of a seven-year-old autistic American boy after his body was discovered in a cotton field close to the US-Mexico border.

Beware: Mexico homicides surge in January

Mexico - Mexico's homicide rate surged in January -- almost 14 percent worse than the same month a year earlier -- data published Wednesday showed.There were 2,156 homicides across the country in January 2018 or 13.

Trump, Mexican president talk security, trade, migration

Mexico - US President Donald Trump and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto agreed to boost cooperation on security, trade and migration in a phone call Tuesday, both countries said.

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Mexico - Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce.

Three independents seek to shake up Mexico presidential race

Mexico - A former first lady, a horse-riding governor known as "The Bronco" and a senator who calls himself "The Jaguar" jumped into Mexico's presidential race Monday after gathering the required signatures to run as independents.

Medium intensity earthquake shakes SW Mexico, scaring residents

Mexico - A medium intensity earthquake struck southwestern Mexico early Monday morning, scaring residents already shaken by a powerful quake two days earlier, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash

Los Zacatones - They thought the worst was over.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday evening hit right near their hometown, the southern city of Santiago Jamiltepec, but the damage was minor.No one died. People's houses were still standing.

Death toll rises to 14 in Mexico helicopter crash

Los Zacatones - The death toll from a helicopter crash that followed a strong earthquake in southern Mexico rose to 14 Sunday, as the defense minister said the government assumed full responsibility.

Mexican presidential race kicks off with nominations

Mexico - The campaign for Mexico's July 1 presidential election began in earnest Sunday as the country's top parties officially nominated their candidates, with all three front-runners trying to sell a message of change.

Mexico minister survives helicopter crash, two killed on ground

Mexico - A helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and a governor crashed near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake in the country's south on Friday, killing two people who were on the ground, officials said.

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

Mexico - A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people.No buildings collapsed, according to early reports.

Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City: AFP

Mexico - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital's quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway.Mexico's National Seismological Service put the magnitude of the quake at 7.

A lawless Mexican region's explosively colorful carnival

Tlaxcala - As two armored military vehicles patrol the streets of Tlaxcala, workers unload a pick-up truck full of enormous traditional masks for this lawless Mexican region's explosively colorful carnival.

Mexico indigenous presidential hopeful hurt in accident

Mexico - An indigenous woman who is running for president of Mexico was injured Wednesday and a member of her campaign was killed when the van transporting them ran off the road, her party said.

US climber killed in Mexico volcano tragedy

Puebla - An American citizen died and another was airlifted to hospital after an excursion to reach Mexico's highest summit -- the inactive Citlaltepetl volcano -- turned to disaster, authorities said Monday.
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