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Morales calls for international help to stop Bolivia 'genocide'

Mexico - Ex-president Evo Morales urged the international community Wednesday to intervene to stop what he called a "genocide" in Bolivia, where 32 people have died in violence that erupted after his disputed re-election."This massacre...

From Trotsky to Morales, Mexico's asylum tradition

Mexico - From Leon Trotsky to Luis Bunuel to Salvador Allende's widow, Mexico has a long tradition of offering asylum to political exiles -- right down to newly arrived Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales.

Remains of five more victims of Mexican Mormon killings are buried

The remains of a Mormon woman and her four children murdered in northern Mexico were taken by road Friday from their home village to be buried in a family plot in Chihuahua state.

Grieving and angry, US-Mexican Mormons to bury massacre victims

At a ranch in a wooded valley of northern Mexico, Howarth LeBaron gazes mournfully at his three surviving children. Days ago, they lost four of their siblings and their mother in a roadside massacre.

Day of the Dead: Mexico's colorful cult festival

Mexico - Death can be a morbid and solemn subject in many cultures, but in Mexico, it's a cause for celebration -- at least for two nights a year.

Giant skeletons come alive in Mexico for Day of the Dead

Mexico - Giant skeletons springing forth from asphalt roads are taking over streets in the Mexican capital as the city gets ready to celebrate the festive and deeply spiritual Day of the Dead.

Tigres del Norte, Latin legends following in footsteps of Johnny Cash

Mexico - In 1968, when music legend Johnny Cash was giving his iconic concert at Folsom Prison, Los Tigres del Norte were newly arrived Mexican immigrants dreaming of making it big in the United States.

Mexican lower house passes junk-food label law

Mexico - Mexico's lower house unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to make manufacturers put warning labels on junk food, defying industry pressure in a bid to protect consumers' health in one of the world's most obese countries.

Late Mexican superstar Jose Jose's body goes missing

Mexico - Legendary Mexican singer Jose Jose's legions of fans had not even finished processing the news of his death when a mystery exploded amid the mourning: where is the body of "The Prince of Song"?

Mexico, US to exchange information on El Paso shooting

Mexico - Mexico said on Tuesday it had agreed with the United States to exchange information regarding the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, which killed 22 people.

Mexico church holds mass baptism despite leader's sex crimes scandal

Guadalajara - Mexican Pentecostal church the Light of the World is in crisis, its leader facing pedophilia charges, but that has not stopped thousands of people from around the world traveling to its headquarters to be immersed in a giant baptismal pool.

Mexico FM says El Paso shooting 'terrorist' act

Mexico - Mexico considers the El Paso massacre a "terrorist" act and is looking at legal action to extradite the gunman, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Sunday.Seven of the 20 people killed in Saturday's shooting at a Walmart store were Mexican.

Mexico, Honduras agree to create 20,000 jobs and stem migration

Minatitl - A scheme to create 20,000 jobs in Honduras has been agreed between the country's president and Mexico's leader in an attempt to stem the flow of migrants toward the United States.

The 'American Dream' of many migrants becoming a Mexican one

Tapachula - Honduran Rolando Rodrigo arrived last week in the Mexican city of Tapachula with his family, just one stop on the long route to the United States and the dream of a new life free from the poverty and gang violence that wracks their homeland.

Pompeo to meet Mexican counterpart again in 45 days for migration talks

Mexico - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard will meet again in 45 days in Washington to evaluate Mexico's commitment to stemming the flow of migrants heading to its northern neighbor, the foreign minister said on Monday.

Mexico says migrant numbers down but warns of impending crisis

Mexico - The number of undocumented migrants entering Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States dropped by almost a third in June, the foreign office said Wednesday, warning that a crisis was still on the way if the numbers didn't fall further.

Trial of 'El Chapo': rare glimpse inside the drug world

New York - The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman provided a rare and terrifying look into the workings of one of the world's largest cartels.

Mexico finance minister quits over Lopez Obrador 'disagreements'

Mexico - Mexico's Finance Minister Carlos Urzua resigned on Tuesday, blasting the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for imposing on the ministry officials "with no knowledge" of government finances.

Mexican police protest president's National Guard plan

Mexico - Hundreds of federal police blocked roads and protested in Mexico City Wednesday against President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plan to merge them into his new National Guard.

Drowned migrant man, daughter buried in El Salvador

Sansalvador - The bodies of a man and his toddler daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States were laid to rest in a funeral ceremony Monday in their native El Salvador.

Freak hail storm strikes Mexican city of Guadalajara

Guadalajara - A freak hail storm on Sunday struck Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, shocking residents and trapping vehicles in a deluge of ice pellets up to two meters (yards) deep.

Mexico inaugurates its new National Guard force

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday formally inaugurated the National Guard, a militarized police force aimed at cracking down on the country's growing crime rate and securing its borders.

The crisis on the US-Mexican border, in three snapshots

Mexico - A father and daughter drowned in a tragic embrace. A mother begging hysterically for her son's release. Soldiers forcefully detaining a woman and her daughter at the border.

Wife, mother of drowned Salvadoran migrants returns home

Sansalvador - The widow of a Salvadoran migrant who drowned along with their almost two-year-old daughter trying to cross the Rio Grande River to the United States returned home from Mexico Friday.

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.
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