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New president to inherit a Mexico plagued with grisly violence

Mexico - In the middle of the street, corpses riddled with bullets. Underground, thousands of bodies heaped in clandestine graves. And in the mountains, drug gangs locked in armed conflict with the military.

At least five killed in shootout near Mexico's Cancun

Mexico - At least five people were killed and three others wounded in a late Friday shootout between police and criminals near the resort town of Cancun, a magnet for tourists on Mexico's Caribbean coast, local officials said.

Mexico's AMLO asks for UN help to fight corruption, rights abuses

Mexico - Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday said he is asking the United Nations for help combatting corruption and human rights abuses.

Mexico and Canada stress NAFTA pledge after Trump warning

Mexico - Mexico and Canada reaffirmed their commitment to the NAFTA trilateral agreement on Wednesday despite a veiled threat from United States President Donald Trump 24 hours earlier to walk away from the deal.

Mexico earthquake unearths ancient temple

Cuernavaca - A devastating earthquake that struck central Mexico last September gave way to a fascinating discovery: remnants of a rain god temple within an Aztec pyramid.

Mexico president-elect to have Congressional majority: official results

Mexico - Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will have a majority in both houses of Congress, according to preliminary official results released Tuesday, cementing the anti-establishment leftist's landslide win.

Top US officials to meet Mexico president-elect in modest house

Mexico - Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top US officials this week in his offices, located in a modest house with little security.

Mexican drug baron lawyer asks to push back trial

New York - The lawyer for imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Friday asked for his client's trial to be postponed, arguing that thousands of new documents produced by the prosecution would make it impossible to prepare the defense in time.

Trump-AMLO: clash of populists, or chance for a fresh start?

Washington - Like Donald Trump before him, Mexico's new leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept to victory with a promise to shake up corrupt elites and put his country's interests first.

Mexico's 'Bronco': tough-talking rancher seeks to be dark horse

Mexico - Jaime "El Bronco" Rodriguez, a tough-talking rancher turned independent presidential candidate, has next to no chance of winning Mexico's election Sunday, but he's stolen the show as the most entertaining contender.

Calls to abolish US immigration agency over border 'abuses'

Miami - The separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents and guardians at the US-Mexico border has sparked international outrage and growing calls in the United States for the abolition of the immigration agency on the frontlines of the dispute.

Fleeing for their lives, migrants trek for the US

Tapachula - First, the family store was looted. Then came phone calls demanding money, lots of it. Finally, threats to kill their two daughters.

Corruption, violence, poverty: Mexico's voters speak out on the issues

Mexico - The mother of a missing student, a man deported from the United States, an indigenous woman, a yoga instructor: AFP asked Mexican voters to share the issues most important to them as the country holds historic elections on Sunday.

Mexico's 'Bronco': tough-talking rancher seeks to be dark horse

Mexico - Jaime "El Bronco" Rodriguez, a tough-talking rancher turned independent presidential candidate, has next to no chance of winning Mexico's election Sunday, but he's stolen the show as the most entertaining contender.

In Lopez Obrador's hometown, Mexicans hope for 'historic' change

San Fernando - In the village of Tepetitan, in southern Mexico, people still remember Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the outgoing boy who liked to play baseball and swim in the river -- and who could become the country's next president Sunday.

Mexico campaign closes with leftist 'AMLO' looking unstoppable

Mexico - Mexico's presidential campaign ended with a fiesta of rallies Wednesday, as establishment candidates made last-ditch pleas for voters to reject the radical break with the past promised by leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico, gay pride flags caught up in victorious jumble of joy

Mexico - Thousands of Mexicans wept, cheered and chanted Saturday in their capital city where a planned gay pride event was swept over by megafans enraptured by their national football team's World Cup win.

The Pena Nieto years: the reforms, the scandals, the Chapo

Mexico - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto swept to office in 2012 as a youthful reformer with movie-star looks, but is preparing to leave it with a legacy marred by crime and corruption.

Migrants fear violence, poverty more than Trump

Tijuana - US President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants does not mean much to Central American families crossing Mexico, who say they are more afraid of violence and poverty at home.

Trump about-face no consolation for parents who lost kids: lawyers

El Paso - President Donald Trump may have halted the widely assailed practice of taking children away from parents who cross the border with Mexico illegally, but that's of little comfort to those who already lost their kids.

Children separated from parents at US border sob, wail desperately

Los Angeles - Several Central American children separated from parents at the southern US border are heard desperately sobbing and wailing in a recording released Monday by transparency group ProPublica, some so hard they almost cannot breathe.

Better late than never: Mexico turtle declared new species

Puerto Vallarta - Slow and steady wins the race, the saying goes -- and it seems to have worked for a small type of turtle native to western Mexico that has been declared a new species.

Graft allegations dominate final presidential debate in Mexico

Mexico - Mexico's presidential candidates traded accusations of corruption Tuesday in a hard-fought final debate ahead of the July 1 election.

Mexico court orders new probe into massacre of students

Mexico - A court in Mexico has ordered a new probe into a crime that horrified the nation: the disappearance and suspected massacre of 43 students in 2014.

Mexico leftist presidential candidate tops 50% in poll

Mexico - The fiery leftist leading the race for Mexico's July 1 presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, would get more than half the vote if it were held now, according to a poll published Wednesday.

Mexican cartel leader's wife captured: government

Guadalajara - Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of a powerful drug cartel leader in the city of Guadalajara, the interior minister said on Sunday.

Cuba air crash toll rises to 112

Havana - A woman died in a Cuban hospital Friday after suffering severe burns, bringing to 112 the number of victims from last week's crash of a Cuban airliner.

Mexico arrests fourth suspect in film students' killing

Guadalajara - Mexican authorities said they arrested a fourth suspect Thursday in the killing of three film students who were abducted, tortured and dissolved in acid, an episode that triggered outrage in a crime-weary nation.

Mexico says NAFTA deal still possible in coming weeks

Mexico - Mexico said Thursday there is no "do-or-die date" to conclude an updated trade deal with the United States and Canada, insisting a new agreement is possible from the end of May.

US-Mexico border embrace for separated families

Juarez - For three minutes, the border no longer existed for Ivan Castaneda and the family he left behind in the United States when he was deported to Mexico.
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