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Mexican leftist appeals to 'anti-establishment' Trump, seeks NAFTA deal

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MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent U.S. President Donald Trump a letter urging a swift end to NAFTA negotiations and suggesting the leaders could work well together due to their shared anti-establishment style, Mexican officials said on Sunday.

Mexico's outgoing and incoming ministers meet ahead of key trade talks

MEXICO CITY Members of Mexico's incoming and outgoing presidential administrations gathered on Saturday to begin collaborating before a series of key meetings on trade, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Jul 21 2018

Mexico's Bimbo suspends delivery routes in violent resort town Acapulco

MEXICO CITY Mexican bread-maker Bimbo on Saturday said that it had suspended some delivery routes in the violent state of Guerrero, the latest company to scale back its operations in what was once a glamorous tourist hub.

Jul 21 2018

Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as 'act of vengeance'

MEXICO CITY Mexico's incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an "act of vengeance" against his landslide victory.

Jul 20 2018

Mexico business group unhappy about delay in oil auctions

MEXICO CITY A decision to delay Mexican oil auctions until after the next president takes office does not augur well for opening the country's energy sector to private investment, the head of a major business association said on Thursday.

Jul 19 2018

Mexico says Canada's top diplomat to meet Lopez Obrador, discuss trade

MEXICO CITY Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will meet Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and discuss NAFTA trade talks during a visit to the country on July 25, the Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Jul 19 2018

Mild earthquake shakes Mexico City, residents evacuate buildings

MEXICO CITY A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Thursday morning, triggering the city's seismic alarm and causing some residents to flee from their homes and offices.

Jul 19 2018

Walmex second quarter revenue seen rising on World Cup, election sales

MEXICO CITY Wal-Mart de Mexico's revenue is expected to rise 7.6 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, helped by strong consumption driven by the World Cup and local elections, according to a Reuters poll of analysts.

Jul 19 2018

Mexico's leftist election winners to appeal campaign funding fine

MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's political party said on Wednesday it would appeal a $10 million fine from the National Electoral Institute (INE) for breaking campaign finance rules.

Jul 18 2018

Mexico shelves oil auctions until after leftist leader takes office

MEXICO CITY Mexican oil auctions originally set for later this year will be postponed until February, Mexico's oil regulator announced on Wednesday, allowing time for leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to take office.

Jul 18 2018

Mexico to hold trade talks with U.S. next week, Canada later

MEXICO CITY Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday that he would travel to Washington next week to hold bilateral trade talks with the United States and would later meet with Canadian officials.

Jul 18 2018

Uber says it has invested $500 million in Mexico since 2013

MEXICO CITY Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday that it has invested more than $500 million in Mexico since it launched there in 2013, underscoring the country's importance to the ride-hailing firm as it faces new competition.

Jul 18 2018

Head of Mexico's ruling party resigns after record loss

MEXICO CITY The head of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) stood down on Monday after the party's record defeat in the July 1 presidential election, reducing the long-dominant force of Mexican politics to a fraction of its former strength.

Jul 16 2018

El Chapo's trial delayed two months as defense reviews evidence

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Monday postponed the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman by two months, to Nov. 5, after Guzman's lawyer said he needed more time to review evidence recently received from prosecutors.

Jul 16 2018

Pompeo meets next Mexican president, says Trump wants better ties

MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after "bumps in the road," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexico's next leader on Friday, following the leftist's landslide victory this month. | Video

Jul 13 2018

U.S. envoy emphasizes need for border security on visit to Mexico

MEXICO CITY On his first visit to Mexico as the top U.S. diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he "respectfully reinforced" the need to address border security between the two neighbors while acknowledging that America drove demand for illicit drugs.

Jul 13 2018

Mexico's Pena Nieto urges U.S. to reunite separated migrant families

MEXICO CITY Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto asked a high-level U.S. delegation on Friday to quickly reunite separated migrant families and warned of "hatred and racism" after an attack on a 92-year old Mexican man in California.

Jul 13 2018

Pompeo heads high-level U.S. delegation to meet Mexico's next leader

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior Trump administration officials will meet with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday, hoping to make early strides on divisive issues like immigration, trade and security.

Jul 13 2018

Exclusive: Mexico opposes U.S. plan to make it take asylum seekers - document, source

MEXICO CITY Mexico is opposed to a U.S. request to make people seeking asylum in the United States apply in Mexico instead, according to a source and a briefing note, in a setback to U.S. efforts to deepen cooperation on immigration before a leftist president takes office.

Jul 12 2018

Mexico City shopping center collapses; no reported deaths

MEXICO CITY A portion of a multilevel luxury shopping center in Mexico City collapsed on Thursday, sending debris flying and kicking up clouds of gray dust, television images showed.

Jul 12 2018
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Reuters reporter says Myanmar police planted 'secret' papers

YANGON A jailed Reuters reporter told a court in Myanmar on Monday that documents he is accused of breaking state secrets laws to obtain were planted by a police officer, who handed him papers he had not sought in order to entrap him. The officer had then lied to the court about what happened, he said.