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Frida the rescue dog retires in Mexico

Mexico - Frida the rescue dog, a labrador retriever who gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retired from duty Monday.

For media covering Mexico's AMLO, access comes with attacks

Mexico - Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press, and now journalists face a new risk: insults and attacks from leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico court blocks airport project in blow to AMLO

Mexico - A judge in Mexico has ordered President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government to halt construction on a new airport and preserve work on a rival project he tried to scrap, activists said Monday.

Mexico detains 791 migrants, including 368 children under eight

Coatzacoalcos - A total of 791 Central American migrants, including 368 children under the age of eight, have been detained in the Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said Sunday.

Chinese vendors, Mexican clients commiserate on Trump tariffs at trade expo

Mexico - Huang Chao came to Mexico looking for business, not friends, but the Chinese sales manager says he found unexpected common ground with his prospective clients on one thing: Donald Trump "is crazy.

Faithful defend Mexican religious leader accused of sex crimes in US

Guadalajara - Members of the Mexican church whose leader was arrested in California on human trafficking and child rape charges insisted Wednesday on his innocence, and decried his $25 million bail as disproportionately high.

Mexico pollution alert extended as smog stagnates

Mexico - Mexico City authorities have announced a second straight day of school closures for Friday and extended a pollution alert as a cloud of smog continued to blanket the sprawling capital.

Mexico City declares air pollution alert

Mexico - Mexico City declared an environmental alert Tuesday as a blanket of smog enveloped the sprawling urban area of 20 million people for a fourth straight day.

Mexican president's new airport flies into turbulence

Mexico - For a groundbreaking ceremony, there was suspiciously little ground broken as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador symbolically inaugurated work on a new Mexico City airport -- a pet project analysts warn could go badly wrong.

Going gets tougher for US-bound migrants amid Mexico curbs

Arriaga - Traveling through Mexico has become even more difficult for Central American migrants like Oscar Vialta and his family, frustrated by tighter immigration rules and a local population reluctant to give them shelter or support as they move toward the Uni...

Mexico tells US to invest in Central America to stem migration

Mexico - Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told the United States on Tuesday that if it wants to stem the flow of Central American migrants to its southern border, it needs to invest in the region.

Lopez Obrador to reinforce security in Veracruz after massacre

Mexico - Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday he would reinforce army and navy troops in Veracruz state, three days after a child was among 13 people killed in a mass shooting there.

Mexico breaks violence record in first quarter of 2019

Mexico - Violence in Mexico hit new heights in the first quarter of 2019, with 8,493 murders recorded from January to March, according to official figures.According to the Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System, that number represents a 9....

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.
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