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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.

Help wanted: Tijuana offers Central American migrants a job

Tijuana - They're not just migrants, they're builders, cooks, painters and seamstresses: the caravan of Central Americans gathering at the US border boasts an attractive workforce and Tijuana, their last stop before California, wants to tap it.

New barricades at US-Mexico border as migrant caravan arrives

Tijuana - Huge metal or concrete barricades and walls of concertina wire went up Monday on both sides of a bustling US-Mexico border crossing as a caravan of US-bound Central American migrants pours into Tijuana, the last stop before California.

Mexican ex-cartel boss Beltran Leyva dies in prison

Mexico - Mexican drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva, a onetime associate of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who has been in a maximum security prison since 2014, died Sunday of a heart attack, officials said.

C.American caravan gains speed, first migrants cross border

Tijuana - Hundreds of Central Americans arrived at the United States's southern border Wednesday, defying visiting US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, as the rest of a migrant caravan dramatically accelerated its pace to join them.

C.American caravan gains speed, more migrants reach border

Tijuana - Hundreds more migrants reached the US-Mexico border Wednesday, their numbers swelling as the main body of a much larger caravan of Central Americans followed behind them at an accelerated pace through Mexico.

As 'El Chapo' faces court, Sinaloa cartel advances its pawns

Mexico - Far from the media frenzy around Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's trial in New York, a chess match is playing out between his Sinaloa cartel and its brutal rival, Jalisco New Generation, to decide the future of Mexico's multibillion-dollar narcotics industr...

Central American caravan continues toward US after rest

Mexico - Around 5,000 Central Americans left Mexico City at dawn Saturday, brushing exhaustion and illness aside to get back on the road towards the United States as part of a migrant caravan that has drawn fury from President Donald Trump.

Central American caravan continues toward US after rest

Mexico - Around 5,000 Central Americans left Mexico City at dawn Saturday, brushing exhaustion and illness aside to get back on the road towards the United States as part of a migrant caravan that has drawn fury from President Donald Trump.

Migrant caravan fragments as hundreds return to the road

Mexico - The caravan of Central American migrants whose trek toward the United States became a hot-button issue in the US mid-term elections fragmented Friday as hundreds left Mexico City to resume their journey.

Migrant caravan fragments as hundreds return to the road

Mexico - The caravan of Central American migrants whose trek toward the United States became a hot-button issue in the US mid-term elections fragmented Friday as hundreds left Mexico City to resume their journey.

Jurors selected for marathon US El Chapo drugs trial

New York - Twelve jurors and six alternates were selected Wednesday to decide the fate of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the most notorious criminals in the world, on trial in New York for smuggling drugs into the United States over a quarter of a century.

Mexico City's massive water outage extended

Mexico - Authorities in Mexico City said Monday they had to extend a massive water outage that has affected millions of people for five days by another 40 hours because of an infrastructure glitch.

Migrant caravan rests, regroups in Mexico City

Mexico - A caravan of Central American migrants that has drawn frequent Twitter tirades from President Donald Trump ahead of the US midterm elections rested and regrouped Monday at a stadium-turned-shelter in Mexico City before pressing on.

Migrant caravan rests, regroups in Mexico City

Mexico - A caravan of Central American migrants that has drawn near-daily Twitter tirades from President Donald Trump ahead of the US mid-term elections rested and regrouped Monday at a stadium-turned-shelter in Mexico City before pressing on.

After Nicaragua tumult, teen feels 'safe' in migrant caravan

Los Zacatones - With the national flag of Nicaragua draped over his wheelchair, 14-year-old Axel Sebastian Palacios cuts a distinctive figure among the thousands of mostly Honduran migrants traveling in caravan across Mexico.

Mexico's orange sea guides the souls of the dead

Atlixco - A sea of bright orange flowers sways in the wind, releasing the intense fragrance of the blossoms across the foothills of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano.

Millions in Mexico City see water supply cut off for days

Mexico - Millions of people in Mexico City were without water on Wednesday, and expected to wait at least four days as authorities undertake maintenance work on one of the major supply systems.

1,000 Honduran migrants break Guatemala police cordon

Guatemala City - More than a thousand Honduran migrants broke through a Guatemalan police cordon on the border with Mexico Sunday as they attempted to join a larger caravan of compatriots heading towards the United States, police and rights groups said.

Mexico votes in referendum on controversial new airport

Mexico - Mexico's incoming leftist government of President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday opened polls for a referendum on whether or not to keep building a controversial new airport for the capital area.

For migrant caravan's children, a long trek to a murky dream

Huixtla - The caravan of Honduran migrants defying President Donald Trump by slowly trekking to the United States includes hundreds of children whose parents are ready to risk everything to give them a better future.
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