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Welcome to the tropical prison that some don't want to leave

More than a century after Mexico established a prison on the Maria Islands -- a Pacific archipelago eight hours by boat from the mainland -- the country's new government has decided to close it.But some prisoners didn't want to leave the tropical jail....

El Chapo's wife to launch clothing brand using drug lord's name

New York - The wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is to launch a new line in clothing bearing the name of the jailed Mexican mob boss, convicted earlier this year of smuggling huge amounts of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine into the United States.

Mexico raises alert level as volcano spews ash, lava

Calpan - Mexico raised the warning level for the Popocatepetl volcano to one step shy of a red alert Thursday, after it repeatedly spewed ash, smoke and lava into the air.

Billionaire Carlos Slim to retire: Mexican president

Mexico - Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim, one of the world's richest people, is planning to retire sometime in the next six years, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday.

Mexico lashes out as US extends policy of returning asylum-seekers

Mexico - The United States plans to extend its policy of returning asylum-seeking migrants back over the southern border to await their court hearings, triggering backlash from Mexico over the "unilateral measure.

US Spanish speakers decry 'second-class' treatment under Trump

New York - When Donald Trump took office, one of his first acts was to remove the White House's Spanish-language web page.

Mexico's president opens archives on dirty war period

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he will open up national archives showing how intelligence agencies targeted activists and opposition groups during the country's "dirty war.

US demolishes Trump's border wall prototypes

Tijuana - President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico has yet to be built and, on Wednesday, US authorities began demolishing the prototypes constructed for it in California 16 months ago.

Once again, a Mexican filmmaker takes Oscars by storm

Mexico - Alfonso Cuaron's big Oscars night -- three golden statuettes for his personal film "Roma," including his second for best director -- once again highlights the major success in Hollywood for Mexican filmmakers.This time, though, is a bit different.

Mexico government says fuel theft down 72 percent

Mexico - Mexico said on Thursday that theft of state fuel has been reduced by 72 percent since it launched a strategy to combat the crime at the end of last year."We've achieved a substantial reduction in oil theft.

'Roma' casts spotlight on Latin America's domestic workers

Montevideo - She scrubs plates, mops floors and washes clothes with vigor. She works when others relax. And she plays games with children who are not hers, even though they might feel a bit like family by now.

Mexico leader's humble air travel a security headache

Mexico - Accompanied only by five unarmed aides and a small collection of amulets, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador makes police and flight attendants alike tremble when he embarks on air travel, always in economy class.

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.
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