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Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys

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MEXICO CITY Mexico on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies to two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration's hard line on immigration, trade and security. | Video


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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.

World, Mexico Feb 21 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

World, Mexico Feb 17 2017

Sanctioned for drugs, Venezuelan vice president slams U.S. 'aggression'

CARACAS Venezuela's powerful vice president on Tuesday called his blacklisting by the United States on drug charges an "imperialist aggression" in the first flare-up between the two countries under new U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Feb 14 2017

Mexico's own populist politician softens tone in bid for presidency

MEXICO CITY, Mexico's home-grown populist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has tapped into wide discontent with the ruling party and resentment toward Donald Trump to make a bid for the center ground, raising his chances of winning the presidency next year.

World, Mexico Feb 10 2017

Shootouts in Mexico show Trump's drug cartel fight will be tough

MEXICO CITY Since Mexico's top drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to a U.S. jail, gunfights in broad daylight have rocked his home state of Sinaloa in a power struggle that is a reminder of how hard it is to crush the country's drug cartels.

World, Mexico Feb 10 2017

Mexico's foreign minister to meet U.N. chief in New York

MEXICO CITY Mexico's foreign minister travels to New York on Thursday to meet U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres just days after talks with Trump administration officials were undone by a dispute over U.S. plans to build a border wall.

World, United Nations, Mexico Feb 02 2017

U.S., Mexican officials try to find common ground on security: sources

MEXICO CITY A Mexican delegation met U.S. military officials in southern Mexico on Tuesday to discuss security initiatives, sources said on Wednesday, as the two countries try to find common ground in tough negotiations over trade, security and immigration.

Trump has 'friendly' call with Mexican leader but he demands change

WASHINGTON The presidents of the United States and Mexico spoke by phone on Friday after relations between the neighboring countries frayed further over Donald Trump's border wall plan, with the U.S. leader calling the talk friendly but still demanding reworked trade and other ties. | Video

Peru and Colombia vow to stand with Mexico after row with Trump

LIMA Peru and Colombia vowed to stand with Mexico as the country faces an uncertain economic future and grapples with a crisis with the United States just days into U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

A woman holds her child during a protest in Ciudad Juarez November 1, 2011. Police arrested around 25 protesters as they were trying to put up crosses in a public area in representation of the thousands of victims of the drug war. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Drug warriors fail Ciudad Juarez

Official corruption at all levels has fanned violence in Ciudad Juarez, with local and federal police and soldiers complicit in, or actually committing, many crimes.  Full Article 

BATTLES ON U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

HIGH-TECH WAR

MEXICO DRUG WAR IN PICTURES

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The bodies of Mexico

As the drug war rages, bodies pile up on the streets of Mexico.  Slideshow