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Deportation spat overshadows Trump envoys' talks with angry Mexico


MEXICO CITY A bid by U.S. President Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico that has enraged Mexicans will top the agenda when officials from both countries meet on Thursday amid a deepening rift between the two nations.

Mexico bristles at 'hostile' Trump deportation rules before U.S. talks

MEXICO CITY Mexico reacted with anger on Wednesday to what one official called "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines hours before senior Trump administration envoys began arriving in Mexico City for talks on the volatile issue. | Video

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Mexico City game had $45 million economic impact: study

The NFL's return to Mexico City last November to stage the first-ever Monday Night Football game outside the United States had a $45 million economic impact on the city, the league said on Thursday.

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Mexico presidential frontrunner might halt new energy contracts: adviser

MONTERREY Mexican presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador might halt new oil and gas privatization contracts and would review existing ones if he won the 2018 election, a top adviser said, in a sign the leftist could try to freeze Mexico's energy market reform.

Feb 22 2017

Carstens hails FX hedge as Mexico peso strongest since Trump election

MEXICO CITY Mexico's peso extended gains to its highest level since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a day after the central bank said it would offer up to $20 billion in currency hedges.

Feb 22 2017

Fund managers look to Mexican 'staples and savings' amid Trump fears

NEW YORK Mutual fund managers are shifting their portfolios from Mexican exporters and manufacturers into companies that focus on penny-pinching consumers as fears over President Donald Trump's trade and immigration policies threaten to disrupt relations between the two countries.

Feb 22 2017

Mexico homicides jump by a third amid cartel infighting

MEXICO CITY Homicides in Mexico jumped by more than a third in January, new figures showed, fueled by violence in states hit by an internal split in the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Feb 21 2017

Mexico apologizes to indigenous women wrongly jailed for kidnapping

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government on Tuesday took the rare step of apologizing to three indigenous women who spent more than three years in prison after being falsely accused by prosecutors of kidnapping seven police officers and carrying cocaine.

Feb 21 2017

Mexico to offer up to $20 billion in forex hedges to aid battered peso

MEXICO CITY Mexico's top finance policymakers said on Tuesday the central bank will offer up to $20 billion in currency hedges, a major shift in policy aimed at helping Latin America's No. 2 economy tame volatility that has battered the peso.

Feb 21 2017

Incoming ambassador to U.S. calls treatment of Mexico 'unacceptable'

MEXICO CITY Mexico's incoming ambassador to the United States on Tuesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's treatment of its southern neighbor as "unacceptable" and called for a migration mechanism to avoid illegal crossings by Mexicans to the United States.

Feb 21 2017

Top U.S. diplomat, security chief to visit Mexico Wednesday

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Mexico this week along with the Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to discuss issues including border security with the southern neighbor amid frayed relations under new U.S. President Donald Trump.

Feb 21 2017

Mexico deputy cenbank governor says inflation in focus on policy moves: BBG

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank will focus on risks to inflation as well as economic growth when deciding further monetary policy moves, Deputy Governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon said on Monday.

Feb 21 2017

Mexico central bank faces 'complex environment': Diaz de Leon

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank faces difficult decisions as it balances a spike in inflation against an expected economic slowdown, Deputy Governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon said on Monday.

Feb 21 2017

Mexico's president asks central bank head Carstens to stay through November: sources

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank chief, Agustin Carstens, will remain in office until the end of November, a spokesman for the president said on Monday, amid uncertainty about the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump's policies on Latin America's No. 2 economy.

Feb 20 2017

Mexico says gasoline costs to fall slightly, prices set daily next week

MEXICO CITY Mexico's Finance Ministry said on Friday that national gasoline prices would fall 2 Mexican cents per liter on Saturday, but prices would be set daily beginning next week as the country moves toward a free market in gasoline.

Feb 17 2017

After drug war contracting boom, Mexican prisons stand idle

PAPANTLA, Mexico Guards at one of Mexico's high security prisons have to worry much more about criminals breaking in than busting out. | Video

Feb 17 2017

Restoring jobs at Canadian GM plant key to new contract: union

TORONTO General Motors Co must restore hundreds of jobs being cut at a profitable southern Ontario assembly plant or risk failing to reach a new contract with the factory's workers this fall, the president of Canada's largest auto workers union said on Friday.

Feb 17 2017

Mexico minister plans South America trip amid U.S. corn uncertainty

MEXICO CITY Mexico's agriculture minister said on Thursday he will lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn, part of a drive to lessen Mexico's U.S. dependence given uncertainty over President Donald Trump's trade policies.

Feb 16 2017

Silver lining in weaker peso for Mexican miners

LONDON Investors are picking up on the benefits for Mexican silver miners of one of the biggest foreign exchange stories since November's U.S. election, with the slide in the peso pushing costs lower while silver prices are ramping up.

Feb 16 2017

Proposed border tax could harm U.S.-Mexico energy trade: official

MEXICO CITY A border tax floated by aides to U.S. President Donald Trump is "not a good idea" for bilateral energy trade, a senior Mexican official said on Wednesday, also confirming that Mexico's second-ever deepwater oil auction would happen this year.

Feb 15 2017