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After drug war contracting boom, Mexican prisons stand idle

Feb 17 2017

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

Gang-ravaged Mexico stuck in weed ban as U.S. opens up

Dec 30 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal violence surges again south of the border.

Mexico fuel price increase seen boosting sales of more efficient cars

Dec 29 2016

MEXICO CITY An imminent jump in Mexican gasoline prices should not reduce auto sales in the near term but will ultimately boost the market for more fuel-efficient cars, a leading Mexican auto industry group said on Thursday.

Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Mexico

Dec 07 2016

MEXICO CITY/ CHICAGO Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico said on Wednesday it will invest $1.3 billion in logistics in Latin America's No. 2 economy, in what is perceived as a show of commitment to Mexico at a time of uncertainty after the election of Donald Trump.

From avocados to autos, Mexican businesses fear tough times with Trump

Nov 10 2016

TIJUANA, Mexico/MEXICO CITY From avocado orchards to border factories, Mexican exporters who have prospered under two decades of NAFTA face the prospect of an abrupt end to the boom if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump carries out his threats to ditch the free trade pact.

Mexicans on U.S. border fear economic catastrophe if Trump wins

Nov 07 2016

TIJUANA/NOGALES, Mexico Mexicans on the U.S. border anxiously awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, plagued by fears of economic disaster if Republican Donald Trump wins and tries to choke local industry, isolate the country and deport millions.

Mexicans on U.S. border fear economic catastrophe if Trump wins

Nov 07 2016

TIJUANA/NOGALES, Mexico Mexicans on the U.S. border anxiously awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, plagued by fears of economic disaster if Republican Donald Trump wins and tries to choke local industry, isolate the country and deport millions.

Argentina says economy grew 0.5 percent in first quarter under President Macri

Jun 29 2016

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's economy eeked out 0.5 percent growth in the first quarter compared with the year-earlier period, the government said on Wednesday, releasing its first 2016 growth data under President Mauricio Macri.

Biden rues 'damaging' tone against Mexico in U.S. presidential race

Feb 25 2016

MEXICO CITY U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday said he felt "almost obliged" to say sorry for verbal attacks on Mexico in the U.S. presidential campaign, in which Republican front-runner Donald Trump has labeled Mexican migrants rapists and drug runners.

Pope courts indigenous Mexicans as Catholic fervor fades

Feb 15 2016

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico Pope Francis embraced the people of Mexico's poor indigenous south on Monday, denouncing their "systemic" exclusion from society and encouraging the use of native languages in Catholic worship in a bid to stem a tide of Protestant conversions. | Video

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