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Mexico 2019 murder rate highest since 1997

Mexico - There were nearly 35,000 murders in Mexico in 2019, the highest rate since 1997, the first year for which there is an official record, according to official data released Monday.

Mexican troops repel border-storming migrant caravan

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to storm into Mexico Monday by fording the river that divides the country from Guatemala, but National Guardsmen fired tear gas to force them back.

Troops fire gas as migrants try to storm into Mexico

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to force their way into Mexico Monday by crossing the river that divides the country from Guatemala, prompting the National Guard to fire tear gas.

Mexico's new plan to sell presidential jet: a raffle

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has been struggling to find a buyer for what he considers the overly luxurious presidential jet, proposed a novel idea Friday: hold a raffle.

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador offered 4,000 jobs Friday to migrants in a new caravan currently crossing Central America toward the United States."We have more than 4,000 jobs along our southern border, and also migrant shelters.

29 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave

Guadalajara - The bodies of at least 29 people have been unearthed from a mass grave on a property outside Mexico's western city of Guadalajara, local authorities said Monday.

Boy kills teacher, self in Mexico school shooting

Torre - An 11-year-old boy shot and killed his teacher Friday at a school in northern Mexico and wounded six other people before killing himself, authorities said.

Child dead after killing one in Mexico school shooting: police

Torre - A student at an elementary school in the northern Mexican city of Torreon shot and killed a teacher Friday and wounded five other pupils, and then apparently killed himself, authorities said.

Mexico grants asylum to Ecuador lawmakers

Quito - Mexico granted political asylum Thursday to four members of Ecuador's opposition holed up in its embassy in Quito since widespread social unrest in October, the foreign ministry said.

Trump welcomes court decision on US-Mexico border wall

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed a court decision that allows $3.6 billion in military funds to be used to build his signature wall on the US-Mexico border."Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!

40 suspects in Mexico Mormon massacre: lawyer

Mexico - Mexican authorities believe at least 40 people were involved in killing nine Mormon women and children in the north of the country in November, a lawyer for one of the families said Tuesday.

N. America trade deal advances in Senate but delay possible

Washington - The US Senate Tuesday took a step toward ratification of the new trade pact with Mexico and Canada, but final timing remained in doubt amid an impasse over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

US will send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala: DHS

Washington - The United States will send some Mexicans seeking asylum to Guatemala, concluding a controversial migration deal with Washington, the US Department of Homeland Security told AFP on Monday.

Mexico's Santiago River has become a toxic 'environmental hell'

By the time the Santiago River bursts over a waterfall on the outskirts of Guadalajara, in western Mexico, its stench seems to be everywhere. The river reeks of industrial waste and sewage and is possibly the most polluted river in North America.

Mexico's ambassador leaves Bolivia after expulsion

La Paz - Mexico's ambassador to Bolivia left the country Tuesday after being expelled by the interim government following a diplomatic row over her embassy's sheltering of officials linked to ex-president Evo Morales.

Mexico arrests seven suspects in Mormon family massacre

Mexico - Mexican authorities have arrested seven suspects in connection with last month's massacre of nine Mormon women and children in the country's north, the attorney general's office said.

Bolivia row with Spain and Mexico escalates with expulsions

La Paz - Bolivia's interim president, Jeanine Anez, announced Monday that the country will expel Mexico's ambassador and two Spanish diplomats, drawing a tit-for-tat response from Madrid as a dispute over an alleged attempt to extract an ex-government aide esca...

Mexico vows to take Bolivia to court over embassy spat

Mexico - Mexico threatened Thursday to take Bolivia to the International Court of Justice over what it calls harassment of its diplomatic mission in La Paz, after its embassy sheltered some 20 officials from the former government.

Nearly 32, 000 homicide victims recorded in Mexico in 2019

Robbery. Kidnapping. Murder. These are just some of the things the State Department is warning holiday travelers about if they plan on visiting Mexico this holiday season. Homicide rates are sky-high, with nearly 32,000 deaths reported in 2019.

A Mexican indigenous town's environmental revolt

Cher - When illegal logging turned their green, pine-covered hills into an ecological wasteland, the people of the Mexican indigenous town of Cheran decided to arm themselves with rifles and reclaim their land.

14 killed in fiery family mini-bus crash in Mexico

Guadalajara - A mini-bus carrying a family to a holiday beach getaway in Mexico crashed into a lumber truck on Wednesday and caught fire, killing 14 people including five children, authorities said.

AMLO's 'Maya Train' wins in landslide in Mexico

Mexico - Indigenous communities in southern Mexico voted overwhelmingly to approve President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's pet project to build a regional railroad aimed at boosting tourism and economic development, the government said Monday.The $6.

Mexico fuming after being 'blindsided' by added language in USMCA

Mexico's top trade negotiator plans to return to Washington on Sunday to express his outrage over language in the U.S. bill to implement the new North American trade agreement, potentially complicating the House's plans to pass the USMCA this week.

50 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave

Guadalajara - The bodies of at least 50 people have been unearthed from a mass grave at a farm outside Mexico's western city of Guadalajara, local authorities said.

Mexico rejects bid in US Congress to impose trade-pact inspectors

Mexico - Mexico rejected on Saturday an attempt in the US Congress that would send American inspectors into Mexican factories to ensure they respect labor protections provided by the new North American trade pact.

Mexico ratifies modified N. American trade deal

Mexico - The Mexican Senate ratified the modified North American free trade agreement with the United States and Canada on Thursday after more than two years of arduous negotiations.

Drop that donut! Mexico pays portly cops to slim down

Mexico - It's a sunny morning in Mexico City, and police officers drip with sweat as they do push-ups and squats, part of a program for overweight cops in one of the world's most obese countries.

Mexico makes deal to defuse naked Zapata painting row

Mexico - The verdict is in: the painting of Emiliano Zapata wearing nothing but a pink sombrero and heels can stay.

Painting of naked Zapata stirs uproar in Mexico

Mexico - A controversial painting of Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata has pitted his family and supporters against the work's artist and the LGBT community in a contentious dispute that erupted in heated protests Tuesday.

US, Mexico, Canada finalize trade deal

Mexico - The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal Tuesday to finalize their new trade agreement, paving the way to ratification after more than two years of arduous negotiations.
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The Pyramid of the Sun (right) and the Pyramid of the Moon (far left) with residential places made of walled blocks along the Avenue of the Dead, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
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Grande de Santiago River at the Nayarit–Jalisco border.
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Frescos by Diego Rivera showing rural life, building of the Ministry of Education, Mexico City.
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La chica de bufandas, near Alameda Parque, Mexico City.
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The backside of the Quetzalpapalotl Complex and unearthed residential dwellings with vendors stalls with local art, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
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Caballo Dorado with Lalo Gameros (far right).
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Police secure the area after dangerous radioactive medical material were found on a truck in the town of Hueypoxtla, near Mexico City December 4, 2013. Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb"
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