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Mexico's ruling party battles leftist nemesis in key state vote:

May 24th, 2017

Nine decades of rule by President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico's most populous state are hanging in the balance in an election that could batter its hopes of keeping power nationally in 2018. Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers a speech during an event to recognize the contributions made by members of the Mexican foreign service, in Mexico City, Mexico, April 28, 2017.

A trip to Veracruz, Mexico, brings back recipes for salsa and empanadas:

May 24th, 2017

They dance on the streets in Veracruz City. A couple of nights a week, locals and visitors dress up in their Sunday best and assemble in the town square to enjoy Veracruz's famous dance, the danzon.

Key Mexico-US border crossing remains closed after damage:

May 23rd, 2017

A major commercial border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico will remain closed this week as a result of damaging winds and rain. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that the World Trade Bridge connecting Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, will hopefully reopen on May 29. Strong winds Sunday afternoon ripped roofing off port-of-entry buildings, flipped over tractor-trailers, knocked out power and soaked computers on the Mexican side.

Freeland tells Mexicans that Canada sees NAFTA as a three-way negotiation:

May 23rd, 2017

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is in Mexico City today to reassure officials Canada is committed to a three-way renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement along with the United States. Freeland is downplaying any suggestion the NAFTA renegotiation might lead Canada to do a side deal with a hard-bargaining Trump administration - something Mexico doesn't want.

Smuggler gets nearly 7 years for Texas ship channel death:

May 23rd, 2017

A convicted human smuggler from Mexico must serve nearly seven years in a U.S. prison over the 2015 death of an immigrant struck by a Coast Guard boat as she tried to reach Texas. Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez of Oaxaca , Mexico, was sentenced Monday in Brownsville.

Mexico says supports OPEC cuts as way to stabilise oil market:

May 23rd, 2017

May 23 Mexico supports an extension of OPEC's supply cuts as a way to stabilise oil markets and bring fresh investment into the country's growing energy sector, the Mexican deputy secretary for hydrocarbons said on Tuesday. Aldo Flores-Quiroga said he believed members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries should and would continue plans to coordinate oil production cuts into at least 2018.

Two indigenous brothers killed in Mexico amid rising violence:

May 23rd, 2017

MEXICO CITY: Authorities in Mexico are investigating the murder of two indigenous brothers and sending a special team to a far-flung village to protect other members of the Huichol tribe, the governor of the state of Jalisco said on Monday. The double homicide comes amid a resurgence in violence from warring drug cartels and follows a spate of unsolved killings of journalists and activists this year that has stirred concerns of broadening attacks.

French group Veolia signs 886 mln euros Mexico City contract:

May 23rd, 2017

A worker of Veolia Water pushes a barrow during roadworks in the street in Cambrai, northern France, March 21, 2013. ) has signed a deal with Mexico City worth 886 million euros to operate a waste incinerator whose heat will be used by the city's subway system, Veolia said on Monday.

Exclusive: North American carmakers want rules of origin untouched - Mexico lobby:

May 22nd, 2017

The logo of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association is seen on a folder in the design of a car at their office in Mexico City, Mexico May 22, 2017. Eduardo Solis, President of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association , gestures during an interview with Reuters in Mexico City, Mexico May 22, 2017.

Why Mexico City is a world-class destination a and you should go:

May 22nd, 2017

"The Two Fridas," one of the many masterpieces of Frida Kahlo, is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City. The Museo Nacional de Antropologia is a must-see stop when visiting Mexico City.

Mexican mob brutally beats Russian man after he mocks locals:

May 22nd, 2017

A furious horde of Mexicans bloodied a Russian man known for mocking locals in Cancun - as the apparently reviled provocateur was accused of fatally stabbing a teen. Videos showed an enraged mob armed with sticks swarming Aleksei Makeev, 42, at his home.

The US and Mexico may be teaming up to fight heroin, but the...:

May 22nd, 2017

At the beginning of April, the Mexican army took US military officials, UN personnel, and officials from the US embassy on a tour of a half-dozen sites in the Golden Triangle - the heart of Mexico's heroin country - to witness the destruction of opium poppies. The trip marked the first time in at least 10 years that the Mexican army had allowed US and UN officials to observe poppy eradication, and, according to Reuters, more trips were being arranged.

In this April 27, 2017 photo, truck driver Jose Luis Mayorga herds...:

May 22nd, 2017

In this April 27, 2017 photo, truck driver Jose Luis Mayorga herds calves onto a truck in Reynosa, Mexico, across the border from McAllen, Texas. Rancher Gildardo Lopez Hinojosa, who sent about 400 of his calves across the border to Pharr, Texas, said he gets the best price for his calves in the U.S. and it's cheaper for him to import U.S. chicken than ship Mexican chicken from the country's interior.

Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south:

May 22nd, 2017

After spending their first eight months on the ranches of Gildardo Lopez Hinojosa, the calves are about to cross the border - bound for Texas and U.S. feed lots beyond. On one of the three bridges connecting Reynosa with Texas, they might cross paths with the beef and chicken shipments that Lopez imports from the U.S. for his local chains of butcher shops and fried chicken restaurants.

In Mexico, journalism is literally being killed off:

May 22nd, 2017

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events A demonstrator shows a picture of murdered Mexican journalist Javier Valdez during a protest by journalists in Mexico City on May 16. WHEN ONE of his colleagues at Mexico City's daily newspaper was gunned down in March, Javier Valdez issued a passionate statement about the importance of the work of journalists who cover the network of organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption that plagues Mexico." Let them kill us all, if that is the death sentence for reporting this hell," he tweeted.

Immigrant children plunge sparks 1,000 layoffs:

May 21st, 2017

Southwest Key Programs, an Austin-based organization sheltering undocumented immigrant children, laid off 966 employees in Harlingen, San Benito and Brownsville on Thursday, the result of a dramatic drop in Central American children crossing the U.S. border. The federal government, which funds the organization's sheltering of the children, requested Southwest Key cut its staffing by 48 percent as a result of the plunge in the numbers of children without parents crossing the border, spokeswoman Cindy Casares said yesterday in a statement.

Border guards accused of illegally turning away foreigners seeking asylum:

May 21st, 2017

A Mexican soldier stops Cuban immigrant Reinier Aguila Esquivel and other Cubans stranded in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico as they try to pass to the international bridge, following a rally, marching from Plaza Juarez to the International Bridge, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. A Mexican soldier stops Cuban immigrant Reinier Aguila Esquivel and other Cubans stranded in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico as they try to pass to the international bridge, following a rally, marching from Plaza Juarez to the International Bridge, on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

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