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Migrant caravan faces cold welcome, few options at US-Mexico border

Tijuana - The Central American migrant caravan faced a desperate situation Friday as its numbers swelled at the US-Mexican border, where it got a cold welcome and a warning that its chances of entering the United States were "almost nil.

Cold welcome at US-Mexico border for 2,000 caravan migrants

Tijuana - Mexican authorities said Friday more than 2,000 Central Americans from a migrant caravan heading toward the United States have now reached the border city of Tijuana, where they have received a sometimes cold welcome.

Mexico Supreme Court overturns security law

Mexico - Mexico's Supreme Court overturned a controversial "internal security law" Thursday that formalized the use of the military to fight crime, a practice critics say has caused an explosion of violence and rights violations.

Migrant caravan arrives at US-Mexico border

Tijuana - The Central American migrant caravan trekking toward the United States converged on the US-Mexican border Thursday after more than a month on the road, undeterred by President Donald Trump's deployment of thousands of American troops near the border.

El Chapo bribed Interpol, Mexican officials to keep drugs flowing, informant says

New York - Drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman paid huge bribes to Mexican prosecutors, police, military and even Interpol to ensure smooth operations for his Sinaloa cartel, a key informant said at his US trial on Thursday.

More than 1,500 caravan migrants at US-Mexico border: AFP

Tijuana - The bulk of the migrant caravan crossing Mexico began arriving Thursday at the US border, as around 800 Central Americans reached the city of Tijuana aboard 22 buses after more than a month's trek."We've finally reached Tijuana.

Mexico's AMLO to continue anti-crime military efforts

Mexico - Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Wednesday he would maintain the country's controversial military efforts to fight organized crime and seek to reinforce them by creating a national guard.

El Chapo was co-leader, informant tells US drugs trial

New York - Drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman co-headed the Sinaloa cartel, an informant told his US trial Wednesday, skewering defense claims that he was little more than a scapegoat and spilling the operational secrets of the criminal enterprise.

Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests

Washington - The state of Texas was preparing Wednesday to execute a Mexican man sentenced to death in 1993, despite objections from human rights groups.

Is Central American migrant caravan a security threat?

Tepic - Since the US midterm elections, President Donald Trump has barely mentioned the "hardened criminals" he warned were about to "assault" the United States from a Central American migrant caravan.

Mexican presidents accused as defense opens El Chapo trial

New York - Drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is the "scapegoat" of a cartel that bribed Mexican presidents, the defense told his New York trial Tuesday, as the prosecution branded him a ruthless criminal boss who murdered in cold blood.

Mexican presidents accused as defense opens El Chapo trial

New York - Drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's defense told his New York trial Tuesday that his cartel bribed Mexican presidents, painting the absent co-defendant as a ruthless criminal who murdered in cold blood.

Sights still on US, migrant caravan marks month on the road

Ixtl - The caravan of Central American migrants trekking across Mexico toward the United States marked one month on the road Tuesday with a full day of walking and hitch-hiking and no celebrations.

Sights still on US, migrant caravan marks month on the road

Guadalajara - The caravan of Central American migrants trekking across Mexico toward the United States marked one month on the road Tuesday with a full day of walking and hitch-hiking and no celebrations.

Jury delay snarls El Chapo's US drug trial

New York - Juror complications on Tuesday delayed opening statements in the New York trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals accused of spending a quarter of a century smuggling cocaine into the United States.

Even from jail, 'El Chapo' looms large in Mexican home state

Culiac - He has lost weight in his New York jail cell, and some of his larger-than-life aura, but Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman still looms large over Mexico's Sinaloa, where he launched his narcotics empire.

Trump launches crackdown on Central American asylum seekers

Washington - The United States embarked Friday on a policy of automatically rejecting asylum claims of people who cross the Mexican border illegally in a bid to deter Central American migrants and force Mexico to handle them.

Mexican stocks plunge over move to slash bank fees

Mexico - Mexico's main stock index plunged nearly six percent Thursday after President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's party introduced legislation to dramatically slash the fees banks can charge clients.Dragged down by banking stocks, the BMV index slid 6....

Mexican Congress eyes legalizing pot

Mexico - President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's future interior minister introduced a bill Tuesday to legalize marijuana in Mexico, a country wracked by violence fueled by its powerful drug cartels.

Migrants unwittingly take center stage in US vote

Mexico - The Central American migrants trekking toward the United States in a caravan have unwittingly become key players in Tuesday's US midterms, though many are not even aware the elections are happening.

New mass grave found in Mexico

Veracruz - Mexican authorities began looking for bodies Monday at a new mass grave in the violent state of Veracruz, where hundreds of corpses have been found at similar sites in recent years.

El Chapo's US drugs trial kicks off under tight security

New York - The New York trial opened Monday under huge security for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals accused of spending a quarter of a century smuggling cocaine into the United States.

Capo no more, Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces the music

New York - As a child living in poverty in Mexico, he peddled fruit just to eat. A lifetime later, as the world's most wanted drug lord, his empire was so vast he commanded a fleet of submarines to move his wares.

El Chapo in dock for biggest US drugs trial

New York - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman goes on trial in New York on Monday, accused of running the world's biggest drug cartel and spending a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tons of cocaine into the United States.

Fitch cites airport cessation in negative Mexico outlook

Mexico - Fitch on Wednesday affirmed Mexico's long-term BBB+ debt rating but revised the outlook to negative, after president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will halt a multi-billion-dollar airport project.

US could send as many as 15,000 troops to Mexico border: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that as many as 15,000 soldiers could be dispatched to the US-Mexican border to stop what he described as dangerous groups of immigrants.

Pregnant migrants want their children 'to be American'

Los Zacatones - Two months ago, Marisol Hernandez's husband was gunned down by gangsters for refusing to work for them. For the pregnant 23-year-old, that was the last straw.

Hundreds of Honduran migrants cross river into Mexico

- Hundreds of Hondurans crossed a river into Mexico in a fresh wave of migrants heading to the United States on Monday as the United States said it would deploy 5,000 troops on its border with Mexico.

Lopez Obrador says will cancel Mexico airport project

Mexico - Mexico's incoming leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he will halt construction of a new airport for the capital after it was rejected in a referendum.

Mexico announces aid options for Central American migrants

Mexico - Mexico on Friday announced it will offer Central American migrants medical care, education for their children and access to temporary jobs as long as they stay in two southern states.
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