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Pandemic floors Mexico's 'lucha libre' wrestlers

Atlanta - Wrestlers pound each other into bloody submission in a backyard outside the Mexican capital as they try to earn a living - and yet their most fearsome foe since the Covid-19 pandemic struck is no longer the reigning champion.

Mexican tycoon in graft case released after agreeing to repayment deal

Mexico - A Mexican businessman accused of corruption over the alleged sale of a disused fertilizer plant to Pemex was released from prison Monday after agreeing to repay the state oil company $216.6 million, judicial sources said.

Diplo headlines Utopia LGBTQ+ festival in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres - World-renowned DJ and producer Diplo headlined the Utopia LGBTQ+ Festival in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Digital Journal has the recap.

People smugglers reap billions selling American dream

Mexico - The tide of migrants sweeping across Mexico to the US border is not just a humanitarian crisis -- it is also a highly organized, multibillion-dollar trafficking business dominated by the drug cartels.

Mexican villagers take anti-narco fight into own hands

Colotlipa - Mexican children toting replica rifles march alongside armed members of a self-defense force who say they have been left to defend their village against drug traffickers all by themselves.

Indigenous softball team bats away Mexico machismo

Akumal - Barefoot and resplendent in traditional embroidered garments, women from an indigenous Mayan community in rural Mexico are challenging gender stereotypes and the country's machismo culture on a dusty softball field.

Mexican election candidate launches campaign from coffin

Juarez - A Mexican congressional candidate launched his election campaign in a coffin Tuesday to highlight the country's many thousands of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic and cartel-related violence.

Mother of Salvadoran killed by Mexican police seeks help from Biden

Sansalvador - The mother of a Salvadoran woman who died at the hands of Mexican police asked US President Joe Biden Wednesday to grant refuge to the victim's young daughters.

Mexican man charged with smuggling 13 immigrants killed in border crash

Los Angeles - A Mexican man accused of smuggling into the United States 13 immigrants who died in a horrific car crash near the border this month has been arrested and charged with federal crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Mexican drug trafficker held US woman hostage for a year: Justice Department

Washington - An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel held a US woman hostage for one year to collect a drug debt from a Delaware-based group of dealers, US justice officials said Tuesday.

Mexico reports Covid-linked deaths far above official toll

Mexico - Mexico registered 294,287 deaths associated with Covid-19 up to mid-February, new government data showed, much higher than the country's official coronavirus fatality toll.

Mexico and Guatemala in joint effort to slow migrant caravans

Gutierrez - The governments of Mexico and Guatemala have launched a joint military-police operation along their common border aimed at blocking caravans of migrants hoping to reach the United States.

One child's solo odyssey from Guatemala to the US border

Roma - Oscar is 12 years old and has just crossed the Rio Grande river from Mexico to Texas in a small, inflatable boat piloted by human traffickers. He is tearful, hungry and afraid after a dangerous month-long journey from Guatemala.

On US-Mexico border, a revolving door for many migrants

Juarez - Honduran migrant Fernando Sanchez paid a trafficker $7,000 to smuggle him to the United States with his three-year-old daughter, but they spent just days on US soil before being deported.

Harris put in charge of migrant influx as Biden faces down critics

Washington - US President Joe Biden on Wednesday tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with tackling an influx of migrants on the Mexican border, aiming to take charge of a situation that has energized opponents of the new administration.

Tourists in Mexico party like there's no Covid

Tulum - Tourists writhe their bodies to pumping techno beats on dance floors along Mexico's Caribbean coast -- a magnet for people from around the world who want to party during a pandemic.

Mexico boosts border security to stop child migrants

Gutierrez - Mexico will step up security along its southern border with Guatemala to stop child migrants crossing on their way to the United States, the authorities said Friday.

Mexico makes arrest over murders of suspected Israeli mafiosi

Mexico - Mexican authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the murder of two Israelis suspected of links to organized crime in July 2019, prosecutors said Friday.

American dream dashed for migrants sent back to Mexico

Juarez - Dirlan Hernandez dreamed of a warm welcome in the United States thanks to President Joe Biden's immigration reforms, but when he crossed over with his son he was quickly sent back to Mexico.He is not alone.

US plans to send coronavirus vaccines to Mexico, Canada

Washington - The United States is preparing to send millions of doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to help neighboring Mexico and Canada, the White House said Thursday.President Joe Biden's press secretary, Jen Psaki, confirmed said that 2.

Guatemala urges justice for citizens murdered in Mexico

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Friday urged justice for 16 migrants gruesomely murdered in Mexico in January, as their remains were received with honors.

Mexico close to legalizing recreational marijuana use

Mexico - Mexico's lower house of Congress voted Wednesday in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana use, in a step towards transforming the land of the drug cartels into a huge regulated market.

Mexican lawmakers to vote on legalizing marijuana

Mexico - Mexican lawmakers were expected to vote Wednesday on whether to legalize recreational marijuana use -- a move that could transform the land of the drug cartels into a huge regulated market.

Mexican election season brings wave of violence

Mexico - Mexico is reeling from a surge in political violence ahead of upcoming elections, with dozens of politicians murdered at the hands of criminal gangs vying for influence.

Dozens of Mexican politicians killed ahead of elections

Mexico - At least 64 Mexican politicians have been murdered in the past six months, the government said Thursday, three months ahead of elections, which typically unleash a wave of politically motivated violence.

Migrants protest at US-Mexico crossing, pleading for asylum

Tijuana - Migrants from central America, Cuba, Haiti and Mexico blocked two lanes of the US-Mexico border crossing in Tijuana, begging President Joe Biden's administration to allow them to apply for asylum in the United States.

Pandemic propels poor Mexican students into digital age

Mexico - The coronavirus pandemic closed their school, but it also thrust a group of disadvantaged Mexican children living next to a giant garbage dump into the digital world.

Immigration, Covid headline talks between Biden, Lopez Obrador

Washington - President Joe Biden told his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that Mexico's success was crucial to the hemisphere and that he would view the US southern neighbor as an equal.

Op-Ed: Mexico being pressured to drop glyphosate ban by Bayer and U.S.

Internal government emails reveal Monsanto owner Bayer AG and industry lobbyist CropLife America have been working closely with US officials to pressure Mexico into abandoning its intended ban on glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup.

US needs migrant labor, Mexican president to tell Biden

Mexico - Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Saturday that in a virtual meeting Monday with President Joe Biden he will emphasize how important migrant labor is to the US economy.
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