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Mexico confirms economy shrank in Q1, in blow to 'AMLO'

Mexico - Mexico's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of the year, revised government data confirmed Friday, a rough start for new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico confirms economy shrank in Q1, in blow to 'AMLO'

Mexico - Mexico's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of the year, revised government data confirmed Friday, a rough start for new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Made by foot: Mexican designer overcomes disability in style

Guadalajara - When Adriana Macias graduated from law school, she found no firm was interested in hiring an attorney without arms.

Pompeo, Mexican foreign minister to meet on migration

Mexico - Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said he would meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday for talks on migration and Mexico's proposal for a massive economic development plan to slow it.

Mexico to auction Lamborghini, Porsches seized from criminals

Mexico - Mexico announced Tuesday it will auction off scores of luxury cars seized by police, as its austerity-crusading president seeks to send a message in a country where powerful criminals often wield their bling with impunity.

Canada aims to ratify trade deal after lifting of tariffs

Ottawa - Ottawa plans to proceed "full steam ahead" on ratification of a free trade agreement with the US and Mexico, Canada's foreign affairs minister said Saturday, after the neighbors scrapped reciprocal tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Life goes on under cloud of smog in Mexico City

Mexico - Scientists say breathing the heavily polluted air in Mexico City these days is like smoking somewhere between a quarter- and a half-pack of cigarettes a day.

US sanctions Mexican judge, ex-governor for corruption

Washington - The United States on Friday sanctioned a Mexican judge and a former state governor for corruption and maintaining links with drug cartels.

Mexico journalist murdered, fifth of 2019

Playa Del Carmen - A journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast Thursday after receiving death threats, authorities said, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press.

Mexico journalist murdered, fifth of 2019

Playa Del Carmen - A journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast after receiving threats, authorities said Thursday, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press.

Mexico City extends pollution alert, cancels school

Mexico - Mexico City declared an air pollution alert for the second straight day Wednesday, urging people to stay indoors, canceling school and moving the semi-finals of the first-division football league to another city.

US nears metal tariffs deal with Canada, Mexico: official

Washington - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that Washington was close to resolving its differences with Mexico and Canada over steel and aluminum tariffs that have created friction among the trading partners.

US nears metal tariffs deal with Canada, Mexico: official

Washington - The United States is close to resolving its differences with Mexico and Canada over metal tariffs, US Treasury Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday.

Canada, Mexico push US to lift steel, aluminum tariffs

Ottawa - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican officials on Tuesday called for the United States to lift steel and aluminum tariffs in order to create "true free trade" on the continent.

Mexico creates database of clandestine graves

Mexico - Mexico said Tuesday it has created a database on the hundreds of clandestine graves found in recent years as the country struggles with a wave of violent crime linked to drug trafficking.

In Mexico, 35 bodies found in mass graves

Guadalajara - Local authorities have discovered the remains of 35 people in mass graves in violent Jalisco state, on Mexico's central Pacific coast, officials said Saturday.

Mexicans march for their missing children on Mother's Day

Mexico - Mexicans with missing children led marches on Friday -- when Mother's Day is celebrated here -- to protest the government's failure to find their sons and daughters or bring their cases to justice.

El Chapo's lawyers denounce 'cruel and unusual' prison conditions

New York - Lawyers for convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have denounced his prison conditions and made several requests, including more water and fresh air and earplugs to allow him to sleep.

Mexico City bans disposable plastics

Mexico - Mexico City's legislature voted Thursday to ban businesses from buying, selling or giving their customers disposable plastics, a major shift for a sprawling capital that is awash in them.

Mexico's Navy to head up strategy to combat sargassum invasion

Since the spring of 2018, Mexico’s Caribbean coast and the shorelines of 19 other countries in the region have been inundated with unprecedented amounts of Sargassum seaweed. Why is this happening, and what can be done to fix the problem?

Mexican president says US tomato tariffs will fuel migration

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday the United States' "unjust" decision to impose tariffs on Mexican tomatoes will fuel migration by hurting an industry responsible for 1.4 million jobs in Mexico.

Mexico president says no to US security plan

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he wants the United States to end a security assistance program called the Merida Initiative and instead invest in economic development in Mexico and Central America.

New trade tensions as US imposes tariffs on Mexican tomatoes

Mexico - The United States imposed tariffs on Mexican tomatoes on Tuesday, adding to tensions between the two neighbors just as debate deepens over their new -- but not yet ratified -- trade deal with Canada.The 17.

Radio journalist murdered in southern Mexico: officials

Mexico - A journalist who founded a community radio station in an indigenous region in southern Mexico was shot dead, the fourth reporter murdered in the country this year, officials said Friday.

Probe of Mexico mass graves wins Breach-Valdez journalism prize

Mexico - A team of seven journalists who wrote a series of investigative reports on the thousands of missing persons buried in clandestine graves across Mexico won the Breach-Valdez Prize in journalism and human rights Friday.

Uruguayan beauty queen found dead in Mexico hotel room

Mexico - A Uruguayan beauty queen who represented her country at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants was found dead Thursday in a Mexico City hotel room, investigators said.

Mexico's Pemex loses $1.88 bn in Q1

Mexico - Mexican state oil company Pemex registered a loss of 35.7 billion pesos ($1.88 billion) in the first quarter of 2019, it announced Tuesday, falling back into the red despite a government bailout.

Mexico urges US to ratify trade deal after passing labor reform

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday urged the United States to ratify the countries' new trade agreement with Canada after Mexico passed labor reforms demanded by its partners.

Mexican economy shrinks in new president's first quarter

Mexico - Mexico, Latin America's second-largest economy, registered a surprise 0.2-percent drop in GDP in the first quarter, according to official statistics released Tuesday -- worrying news for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico bans scandal-tainted Odebrecht from federal contracts

Mexico - Mexico has imposed a three-year ban on scandal-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht from participating in federal contracts.
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