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With 'Roma,' Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films

Los Angeles - Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron has experimented before with styles and genres, from space epic "Gravity" to road trip coming-of-age tale "Y Tu Mama Tambien" to fantasy flick "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Mexico unveils $5.5-bn rescue plan for ailing Pemex

Mexico - The Mexican government said Friday it would bail out ailing state oil company Pemex with $5.5 billion in additional funds this year -- though that falls short of what analysts say the firm needs.

'El Chapo' leaves a void in his Mexican hometown

Badiraguato - The downfall of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has done little to diminish his drug cartel's power, but locals say it has had a devastating effect in one place: his remote and lawless hometown, Badiraguato.

Mexican ex-president Pena Nieto, soap opera star wife divorcing

Mexico - Mexican ex-president Enrique Pena Nieto and his wife, soap opera star Angelica Rivera, are getting divorced, the former first lady said Friday."I deeply regret what is a very painful situation for me and our children.

Mexican zoo welcomes baby penguins

Guadalajara - After painstakingly recreating an Antarctic environment in the balmy climate of central Mexico, the Guadalajara Zoo has welcomed two baby Adelie penguins into the world.

Jury weighs fate of Mexican drug kingpin

New York - A New York jury began deliberating the fate of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Monday after a three month drug trial that laid bare the loves, schemes and escapes of Mexico's most famous drug lord.

El Chapo's wife says drug kingpin is 'excellent' husband, father

New York - Accused Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is an "excellent father, friend, brother, son and partner," his young wife said as his landmark trial in New York wound up.

For Cuaron fans visiting Mexico, all roads lead to 'Roma'

Mexico - The success of "Roma," which garnered 10 Oscar nominations this week, has made a star out of one of the movie's key protagonists: the Mexico City neighborhood that gave it its name.

US delays returning asylum seekers to Mexico

Tijuana - The United States has delayed its plan to send asylum seekers back to Mexico while their claims are processed, as the Mexican government said Friday it "disagrees" with the policy.

Mexico celebrates as 'Roma' grabs 10 Oscar nominations

Mexico - Mexicans celebrated Tuesday as "Roma" grabbed 10 Oscar nominations -- none more exuberantly than the film's breakout star, Yalitza Aparicio, who melted hearts and went viral with her ecstatic reaction to her best actress nomination.

New migrant caravan enters Mexico, legally or not

Ciudad Hidalgo - Hundreds of Central Americans entered Mexico illegally as the latest migrant caravan trying to reach the United States began crossing the Mexican-Guatemalan border en masse Friday.

Mexican mobster's ex-lover: Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

New York - A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Thursday that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes.

Mexican president took $100 mln drug bribe, trial hears

New York - Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted a $100 million bribe from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a former collaborator told the kingpin's trial.

'Don't panic,' Mexico president says as fuel shortages spiral

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged Mexicans Wednesday not to panic as gasoline shortages spread across the country, caused by a crackdown on fuel theft that risks backfiring badly.

'Don't panic,' Mexico president says as fuel shortages spiral

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged Mexicans Wednesday not to panic as gasoline shortages caused by his crack-down on fuel theft spread across the country.

Mexico detains suspects in shooting attack on resort town bar

Mexico - Mexican authorities have detained several suspects in connection with the killings of seven people at a crowded bar in the resort city of Playa del Carmen, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Archaeologists find Mexico temple to god of skinning sacrifices

Mexico - Archaeologists in Mexico have found the first temple to the pre-Hispanic deity Xipe Totec, a god of fertility and war who was worshipped by sacrificing and skinning captives.

Cartels, ex-FARC alliance poses new threat in Colombia: HRW

Apo - A growing alliance of Mexican drug cartels and dissident FARC guerrillas is opening up a new front in Colombia's deadly war on drugs, Human Rights Watch warned Thursday.

Yalitza Aparicio: an indigenous Mexican woman captivates Hollywood

Los Angeles - Yalitza Aparicio had just gone along with her sister to the casting call for Alfonso Cuaron's new film. She had no intention of trying out herself.

Mexico cancels oil auctions under new president

Mexico - Mexico's energy regulator said Tuesday it was canceling its remaining oil block auctions for private firms, the centerpiece of the country's landmark energy reform, now under attack by new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico's new president boosts Pemex budget by $3.7 bn

Mexico - Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday he would reverse shrinking investment in the state oil company by pouring $3.7 billion into Pemex in 2019, in a bid to boost crude and refined products' output.

Secrets, threats and controversy: Month One of El Chapo trial

New York - From documents under seal and accomplices with colorful nicknames to suspicions about his wife and surreal details about his high-flying lifestyle, the first month of the US trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been loaded with t...

New president AMLO sets out Mexico's 'transformation'

Mexico - Newly installed President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched his "transformation" of Mexico Monday with a return to presidential press conferences and a new commission to investigate the internationally condemned disappearance of 43 students in 2014....

Mexico's new president kicks off with something unusual: a press conference

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador started his six-year term Monday with something the country had not seen in years: a presidential press conference.

Explosives attack at US consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara - The US consulate in Mexico's second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives hours before a visit to the country by Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump, authorities said Saturday.

Jobs in Mexico replace American dream for some caravan migrants

Tijuana - Stranded on the US-Mexican border with little hope of entering the United States, thousands of people from a migrant caravan are letting go of their American dream and settling on a Mexican one.

US jails druglord El Chapo's lieutenant for life

Washington - The former right hand man of notorious Mexican druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Friday to life in prison, judicial sources said.

Caravan migrants declare hunger strike to pressure US

Tijuana - Ten Central American women taking part in the migrant caravan camped on the US-Mexican border said Thursday they were starting a hunger strike to pressure American authorities to let them apply for asylum.

Stuck at US border, caravan migrants losing hope

Tijuana - Still stinging from the tear gas that beat back their attempt to breach the US-Mexican border, members of the Central American migrant caravan are starting to lose hope, and in some cases are turning back.

Drug kingpin Guzman's trial puts spotlight on Mexican corruption

Mexico - Tales of millions of dollars of bribe money stuffed in suitcases -- told during the trial of notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- have shone the spotlight on corruption in the country, which experts say is endemic.
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