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MEXICO, May 17: A journalist was murdered in a resort town on Mexico's Caribbean coast Thursday after receiving death threats, authorities said, the fifth reporter slain this year in one of the most dangerous countries for the press.

MEXICO CITY, May 7: A plane crash in a remote mountain region in northern Mexico claimed the lives of all 13 people on board, including a family of five that were flying back from watching a boxing match in Las Vegas, authorities and local media said on Monday.

MEXICO CITY, April 20: Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday, in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office.

April 9: A U.S. judge on Monday halted the Trump administration’s policy of sending some asylum seekers back across the southern border to wait out their cases in Mexico, stopping a program the government planned to expand to stem a recent flood of migrants.

WASHINGTON, April 3: U.S. President Donald Trump warned Tuesday he was "100 percent" ready to close the southern border if no deal is reached with Congress on immigration reform.

American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, who won her first Oscar this year, has another reason to celebrate, as the artist turns a year older today.

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, March 8: Authorities in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas say at least 25 Central American migrants have died when the truck they were travelling in overturned.

It’s challenging to convey the sheer magic of witnessing tens of thousands of butterflies hanging from trees in giant clumps, sunning themselves on the hillside or fluttering in the sky like snowflakes. But after experiencing it, it’s easier to understand folks like these, most of whom had traveled from the US to Mexico solely to see the monarchs.

SACRAMENTO, Feb 19: California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

MEXICO CITY, Jan 31: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador declared the country’s war on drugs over Wednesday, saying his government would no longer prioritize using the army to capture cartel kingpins.

MEXICO, Jan 25: The number of people, who died in a gasoline pipeline explosion in Mexico's central Hidalgo state last week, has increased to 100, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) said.

MEXICO CITY, Jan 22:  Murders in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, breaking the record for a second year running, official data showed, underlining the task facing the new president who has pledged to reduce violence in the cartel-ravaged country.

TLAHUELILPAN, Jan 21: People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans.

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 : In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a “non-starter.”

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19: The death toll from the explosion of a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves in central Mexico has risen to 66, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said on Saturday.

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19: A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold.

MEXICO CITY, Jan 19: At least 20 people were killed and 54 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as people were trying to fill up containers, the government of Hidalgo state said.

TECUN UMAN, Jan 18: Almost 1,000 Central American migrants entered southern Mexico on Thursday in a test of the new government’s pledge to manage an ongoing exodus fueled by violence and poverty that has strained relations with the Trump administration.

WASHINGTON, Jan 5: President Donald Trump threatened to keep the U.S. government partially shut for months or years on Friday after he and Democratic leaders failed to resolve their dispute over Trump’s request for $5.6 billion to build a wall on the Mexican border.

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 : President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are in a standoff over funding the government, and the main sticking point is Trump’s demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

CARACAS, Dec 4: Mexican police report 2018’s tenth journalist assassinated with the death of Jesus Alejandro Marquez Jimenez whose body was found in Tepic Saturday.

Dogs and their days

November 23, 2018 08:48 am

Tihar is a celebration of not only humans but also animals (dogs, crows and cows) but, over the last couple of years, it has been the day of the dog mainly that has been hogging the social media limelight. My social media feed has been peppered these past few weeks with pictures of Mexicans celebrating ‘Kukur Tihar’, complete with flowers, garlands and assorted powders.

TUCSON, Ariz./AGUACATE, Nov 15: The 911 emergency call came in to the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson station around midnight.

TAPACHULA, Oct 23: Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and saying the caravan is being used for political ends by U.S. President Donald Trump.

MEXICO CITY, Oct 23: Authorities rushed to evacuate low-lying areas and set up shelters as an “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Willa with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) headed toward a Tuesday afternoon landfall along a stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast dotted with high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages.

MEXICO BEACH, Oct 14: Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies.

MEXICO, Sept 17: Mexico marks the anniversaries Wednesday of two deadly earthquakes: one that devastated the country last year, claiming 369 lives, and another that killed more than 10,000 people on the same date in 1985.

MEXICO CITY, Sept 16: Five people died after a dramatic shootout at a famed Mexico City mariachi plaza, officials said on Saturday, the latest in a recent string of crimes in the capital that will soon put to the test the incoming government’s new tactics to fight violence.

TAOS, Aug 5: Law enforcement officers searching a rural northern New Mexico compound for a missing 3-year-old boy didn’t locate him but found 11 other children in filthy conditions and hardly any food, a sheriff said Saturday.

MEXICO CITY, Aug 5: Carlos Antonio Santamaria Diaz may be only 12 years old, but he has already enrolled in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and will begin his biomedical physics studies on Monday.The child prodigy earned his place in Mexico's most prestigious university after getting 105 points out of 109 in his admission test, becoming the youngest person to study a professional degree in the institution.

MEXICO, July 31: The number of homicides in Mexico in 2017 is higher than previously reported, according to new data released by the Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) on Monday.

WASHINGTON, July 13: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on Friday on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations — or make them worse.

REYNOSA, July 9: Since 2012, Mexican authorities have put 138,000 migrant children in detention centers where they must await deportation, sometimes separated from their parents. 97 percent are from Central America, mainly Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and 65,000 were traveling alone.

US trade with EU, Canada and Mexico

SAMARA, July 2: Brazil roared in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday as Neymar shone with a goal and an assist that dumped the central Americans out at the last 16 stage for the seventh straight occasion.

MEXICO CITY, July 2: Angry and frustrated over corruption and violence, Mexican voters delivered a tidal wave presidential election victory to leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, giving him a broad mandate to upend the political establishment and govern for the poor.

Left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, saying "profound change" is coming.

SAMARA, July 2: There are not many teams in world football who boast an even moderately successful record against five-time World Cup winners Brazil but in recent years Mexico has proved it has what it takes to upstage the yellow-shirted powerhouse.

Brazil's mission to rectify their disappointing 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign is still on course after they navigated their way to the summit of Group E at Russia 2018. Brazil's journey to the Round of 16 has been anything but smooth: After drawing 1-1 with Switzerland in their opener and leaving it late to claim a 2-0 win over Costa Rica, they beat Serbia 2-0 to ultimately move on as expected group winners.

Mexicans vote Sunday in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end politics and business as usual in a country weary of spiraling violence, unchecked corruption and scandal-plagued politicians.

Violence, corruption and poverty explain why leftwing populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the frontrunner in election

The Facebook users in question violated "community standards" regarding "coordinated damage" and inauthenticity, and were penalized accordingly.

Hundreds of Mexican football fans partied outside the South Korean embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday to thank the Asian country for its victory over Germany, which guaranteed the national team a spot in the knock-out stages of the World Cup.

YEKATERINBURG, June 27: Sweden thumped Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, overcoming their opponents after a scoreless first half in a result that means both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of defending champions Germany.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 23:  Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over world champions Germany by overpowering South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a giant step towards the World Cup last 16.

Mexico hoping to reach Round of 16 for seventh time running, Korea Republic have not won a world finals match since South Africa 2010

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after their fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.

Mexican fans were a bit excited Sunday when their national team beat defending champ Germany 1-0. How excited? So excited that apparently the whole country jumped at once, and seismic sensors in Mexico City detected a small earthquake.

Moscow, June 17: Mexico recorded the first shock win of the 2018 World Cup as Hirving Lozano's strike earned a deserved victory over lacklustre champions Germany.