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Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

La Ventosa - Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.

Jailed Mexican ex-governor Duarte on hunger strike

Mexico - Jailed Mexican ex-governor Javier Duarte, who is facing trial for corruption, has launched a hunger strike to protest the way the case against him is being handled, authorities said Friday.

Mexico hit by spreading fallout of Odebrecht scandal

Mexico - Mexico is the latest country caught up in the swirling scandal over Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht's multi-million-dollar bribes -- and while heads are unlikely to roll, the political and economic fallout could get ugly, analysts warn.

Ancient species of giant sloth discovered in Mexico

Mexico - Mexican scientists said Wednesday they have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant sloth that lived 10,000 years ago and died at the bottom of a sinkhole.

No guarantee 'Chapo' Guzman's private lawyers would get paid

New York - A US federal judge on Monday refused to help private lawyers hoping to represent drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman obtain guarantees that they would get paid if they take the case.

Canada looking to add environmental protections to NAFTA

Ottawa - Canada wants environmental protections added to a 23-year-old continental trade pact with Mexico and the United States, its top diplomat said Monday, ahead of trilateral talks in two days.

In Mexico, NAFTA's 'winners' worry for its future

Juarez - Maria left behind a life of poverty as a farm worker to come to Juarez. Adriana moved to the city at 15 to work. Gildardo traveled three days across Mexico to make it here.

US, Mexico, Canada to open talks on revising NAFTA

Washington - President Donald Trump will have the chance to turn a key campaign promise into reality with this week's start of official talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Mexico - Nine inmates were killed Thursday as gang members stabbed and bludgeoned their rivals to death in a prison brawl in Mexico, authorities said, the latest deadly violence in the country's jails.

Hurricane weakens after striking Mexico

Mexico - A category-one hurricane weakened into a tropical storm Thursday after slamming into Mexico's eastern coast with powerful winds and heavy rain capable of producing deadly flash floods.

Hurricane weakens after striking Mexico

Mexico - A category-one hurricane weakened into a tropical storm early Thursday after slamming into Mexico's eastern coast with powerful winds and heavy rain capable of producing deadly flash floods.

Football: Marquez, Mexico hero accused of cartel ties

Mexico - Mexico and former FC Barcelona star Rafael Marquez is dubbed "The Boss" for his leadership of the national football team -- but now the United States has branded him a drug criminal.

US links Mexico football captain Marquez to drug cartel

Washington - The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico's national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a "front person" for a major drug trafficking organization.

Franklin strengthens to hurricane in Mexico: NHC

Canc - Hurricane Franklin slammed into Mexico's eastern coast early Thursday, sweeping the region with powerful winds and heavy rain capable of producing deadly flash floods.

US sanctions Mexico football captain Marquez for alleged cartel ties

Washington - The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico's national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a "front person" for a major drug trafficking organization.

Storm Franklin set to become hurricane when it strikes Mexico

Canc - Tropical Storm Franklin will likely strengthen into a hurricane when it makes landfall again on Mexico's eastern coastline, storm forecasters said Wednesday.

'El Chapo' moves to hire top-flight NY mafia defender

New York - Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman wants to dump his US public defenders for a quartet of top-flight criminal defense lawyers, including attorneys who got an infamous New York mafia boss out of prison.

Mexico braces for more Tropical Storm Franklin

Mexico - Tropical Storm Franklin swept Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rain on its pristine beaches but doing relatively little damage -- though the country was braced for a second round.

Caribbean braces for Tropical Storm Franklin

Mexico - Mexico, Belize and Guatemala braced Monday for Tropical Storm Franklin, expected to make landfall overnight on the southern Mexican coast -- possibly at hurricane strength.

Three killed in Mexico Cabos beach shootout

Aguililla - Three men were shot dead Sunday on a busy beach in Mexico's popular Los Cabos international tourist area where organized crime has surged in recent months.

'El Chapo' seeks release from US prison, says conditions like 'torture'

New York - Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, is claiming his extradition to the United States was illegal and wants a US judge to dismiss his case.

Trump to Pena Nieto: Stop saying you won't pay for wall

Washington - US President Donald Trump pressed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to stop saying publicly that Mexico would not pay for his promised border wall, according to a transcript of their January conversation obtained by The Washington Post.

Panama moves to extradite Mexican ex-governor in graft case

Panama - Panama moved closer Wednesday to extraditing Mexican ex-governor Roberto Borge, putting him in the foreign ministry's hands to be sent home within 60 days' time.

Alien Trump descends on Mexico in artist's billboard

Mexico - His skin is blue, his face contorted and his eyes bulge from his head, but the hair is unmistakable: that alien in the giant billboard over one of Mexico City's busiest roads is Donald Trump.

Mexico's top court allows same-sex marriage in Puebla state

Puebla - Mexico's south-central Puebla state became the country's latest jurisdiction to approve same-sex marriages Tuesday, after the Supreme Court gave the green light.

Mexican president denies calling Trump to praise border policy

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday he had not recently spoken to Donald Trump on the phone, after the US leader boasted his counterpart had called him to praise his border policy.

Nearly 150 smuggled Central American migrants rescued in Mexico

Campeche - Nearly 150 Central Americans being smuggled to the United States were rescued Saturday in Mexico after traveling tightly packed in a poorly ventilated truck.

Seven Mexicans among 10 migrants dead in Texas truck

Mexico - Seven Mexicans were among the 10 migrants who suffocated in an overcrowded, sweltering truck smuggling them into the United States, Mexico said Wednesday, up from an initial figure of four.

Mexico subway is dog's world, but lost pups find a home

Mexico - They found Jamai wandering on the tracks of the Mexico City subway, his ear nearly torn off and a terrified look in his eyes.The shaggy brown mutt could have been run over or electrocuted.

Trump vows to 'terminate' NAFTA if negotiations fail

Struthers - US President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to rip up a free trade deal with Canada and Mexico if the text is not renegotiated to his liking.
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Dulces Blueberry factory in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Enrique Peña Nieto - World Economic Forum on Latin America 2010
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Televisa news van, Mexico.
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Island of Dolls or “La Isla de las Muñecas,” Mexico.
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2012 Latino Showcase - Blue Bay film from Chile
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Zapatista Army of National Liberation march in Chiapas, Mexico, December 21, 2012.
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Western Fest 2015: The Logo
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Colourful feather of headdresses of the Azteca Dancers at Zocalo with the Mexico City cathedral in background.
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Ceramic suns and moons on street market display in Taxco, Guerrero.
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Reproduction of photographs from Trocky's exile, Leon Trocky Museum, Coyoacán, Mexico City.