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Mexico demands apology for colonial 'abuses,' Spain says no

Madrid - The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest have been ripped open afresh with Mexico's president urging Spain and the Vatican to apologise for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects".

Mexico demands apology for colonial 'abuses,' Spain hits back

Mexico - The 500-year-old wounds of the Spanish conquest were ripped open afresh on Monday when Mexico's president urged Spain and the Vatican to apologize for their "abuses" -- a request Madrid said it "firmly rejects.

Mexico's 'voladores' seek to keep ancestors' flying spirit alive

Papantla De Olarte - Four teenagers climb to the top of a towering pole, fasten themselves to ropes and throw themselves, headfirst and backwards, into the air.No, it's not the latest social media challenge.

Slain Mexican journalist's widow says government spied on her

Mexico - Slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez's widow said Wednesday the government tried to spy on her after her husband's murder using Israeli-made spyware, the latest in a string of accusations of abusive espionage.

Kushner, Mexican president talk migration and trade

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he met with Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, for talks on migration and trade.

Mexico's AMLO vows not to seek re-election

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed a letter to the nation Tuesday promising not to seek re-election, after opponents accused the anti-establishment leftist of plotting to circumvent the country's single-term limit.

Trump names conservative lawyer as Mexico ambassador

Washington - President Donald Trump has nominated a veteran Washington lawyer as his first ambassador to Mexico, a delicate role in representing a US leader set on building a wall between the countries.

Mexico warns Canadian mining companies of increased scrutiny

Canadian mining companies operating in Mexico should be on notice that the sector is going to face increased scrutiny on its environmental practices and treatment of Indigenous people, according to the country’s new ambassador to Ottawa.

Critically endangered vaquita porpoise found dead in Mexico

Mexico - A vaquita marina, a critically endangered porpoise of which about 20 are believed to remain, was found dead in a fish net off the coast of Mexico, environmentalists said Thursday.

19 migrants kidnapped from bus in Mexico: president

Mexico - Nineteen passengers who were kidnapped from a bus last week in northern Mexico were migrants, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday, as investigators worked through the murky details of the case.

AMLO insists Mexican economy strong, dismisses doubters

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador insisted Monday the Mexican economy is strong as he completed 100 days in office, dismissing critics who warn a climate of uncertainty could weigh on growth."Fortunately, our economy is on the march.

Mexico club attack leaves at least 15 dead

Guanajuato - Armed assailants opened fire in a nightclub in central Mexico in the early hours of Saturday, leaving at least 15 people dead and three others wounded, prosecutors said.

Mexico's 'AMLO' still popular after 100 turbulent days

Mexico - It has been a frenetic first 100 days for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, though his sometimes chaotic attempts to deliver on his promise of "radical transformation" have not dented his massive popularity.

In Mexico, those searching for missing relatives can vanish too

Huitzuco De Los Figueroa - Maria Herrera is scraping at the earth on a hill in the town of Huitzuco, in southern Mexico, looking for the mounds or sunken spots that indicate a decaying corpse.

China prosecutes 11 people in $119 million totoaba fish bust

Bejing - Chinese authorities have prosecuted 11 people for smuggling $119 million worth of Mexican totoaba fish swim bladders, one of the country's biggest busts related to the trafficking of an endangered species used in traditional medicine.

Mexico approves president's National Guard proposal

Mexico - Mexico approved a constitutional amendment Wednesday to create a new National Guard, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's controversial proposal to fight the violent crime racking the country.

Mexican president denies communist past

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador denied Wednesday that he was a member of the communist party in the 1970s, as alleged in intelligence files that his own government recently ordered declassified.

S&P downgrades debt-laden Mexican state oil firm Pemex

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Monday slashed the stand-alone credit profile of Mexico’s national oil company Pemex, piling more pressure on the government to tighten up the debt-laden state-owned oil firm’s finances.

Cave of relics found under Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza

Mexico - Archaeologists have discovered a cave filled with hundreds of artifacts beneath the ruins of the Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the lead researcher on the project said Monday, calling the find "incredible.

Mexico won't ratify new NAFTA deal unless U.S. lifts tariffs

Ottawa - Mexico has announced there won't be a new NAFTA deal with the United States unless President Donald Trump lifts the tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed on Mexico, tariffs it also imposed on Canada

In Mexico, those searching for missing relatives can vanish too

Huitzuco De Los Figueroa - Maria Herrera is scraping at the earth on a hill in the town of Huitzuco, in southern Mexico, looking for the mounds or sunken spots that indicate a decaying corpse.

Mexico lowers 2019 GDP projection, blames external factors

Mexico - Mexico's central bank on Wednesday dropped its gross domestic product growth projection for 2019 from 1.7-2.7 percent to 1.1-2.1 percent. It also lowered its 2020 estimate to a range of 1.7-2.7 percent.

Canadian police seize drugs from Mexico's Sinaloa cartel

Montr - Canadian police said Wednesday they have seized methamphetamine worth more than $3 million smuggled in by the powerful crime syndicate once run by feared Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Top U.S. general — No military threat at southern border

Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus is on “very real” threats from China and Russia.

El Chapo to seek new trial over jury misconduct, lawyer says

New York - Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- convicted earlier this month of trafficking crimes spanning a quarter-century -- plans to request a new trial following media reports of jury misconduct, his lawyer announced Friday.

US charges two of El Chapo's sons with drug trafficking

New York - Two sons of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- both on the run in Mexico -- have been charged with drug trafficking by US authorities, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

'Roma' star's unlikely road from mountains of Mexico to Hollywood

Tlaxiaco - Yalitza Aparicio once was a newly qualified pre-school teacher living in a dusty mountain town in Mexico.

Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near Texas border

Piedras Negras - Officials in Mexico's northern border state of Coahuila said Tuesday they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where as many as 1,900 Central American migrants had been confined during the past two weeks.

El Chapo likely headed to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

Los Angeles - He has already managed to escape twice from high-security prisons in Mexico.But this time, crime lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may find it more difficult to slip away from the "Supermax" prison in Colorado where he is likely headed.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty by NY jury

New York - Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found guilty Tuesday by a New York jury of crimes spanning a quarter of a century as head of one of the world's most powerful drugs gangs.
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