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Mexican truckers travel in fear as highway robberies bleed economy


PUEBLA, Mexico Glancing constantly at his rear view mirror, truck driver "El Flaco" journeys the highways of Mexico haunted by the memory of when he was kidnapped with his security detail by bandits disguised as police officers two years ago.

Grupo Mexico eyes Wednesday re-opening of blocked train route after derailment

MEXICO CITY Mexican miner and infrastructure firm Grupo Mexico said on Monday it aims to resume rail transport between key commercial port of Veracruz and central Mexico on Wednesday, following a train derailment suspected to be an act of criminal sabotage.

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Mexico suspends Damojh's airline operations after Cuba crash

MEXICO CITY Mexico's civil aviation authority said on Monday it will temporarily suspend operations of Aerolineas Damojh while it reviews the Mexican airline service company after one of its planes crashed in Cuba last week, killing 110 people.

May 21 2018

Mexican rivals attack leftist in second debate, Trump hovers over exchanges

MEXICO CITY The chasing pack of Mexican presidential candidates attacked front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in a second televised debate on Sunday without landing major blows in exchanges that often returned to fraught relations with the United States.

May 21 2018

Moderate quake shakes Mexico, no reports of damage

MEXICO CITY A moderate earthquake struck southwestern Mexico on Sunday night, triggering a seismic alarm in Mexico City and sending concerned residents out into the streets.

May 20 2018

Mexican presidential front-runner scoffs at reports of poor health

MEXICO CITY Mexico's presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday laughed off media reports he was in poor health, saying he was "100 percent" fit and could "stand on one leg."

May 18 2018

Trump says 'animals' comment refers to criminals, Mexico protests

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was referring to criminal gangs when he called some illegal immigrants "animals," a term the Mexican government labeled as unacceptable and which drew rebukes on social media. | Video

May 17 2018

Leftist's lead grows ahead of Mexico presidential vote: poll

MEXICO CITY Mexican left-wing presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador extended his lead to 19 percentage points in May, according to the latest poll published by Ipsos on Thursday.

May 17 2018

Mexico's landmark energy reforms are mired in regulatory delays

MEXICO CITY Oil firms that have won drilling rights during Mexico's landmark energy reforms have made little progress on developing about two-thirds of the projects because of the nation's tangled regulatory regime, according to company executives and government data.

May 17 2018

Commentary: ‘Mexico First’ frontrunner uses Trump playbook in crunch election

It’s crunch time for Mexico, where the course of the next two months will determine whether the country turns its back on a generation-long project of opening its economy to the world and its political system to the winds of democratic change. The decision ultimately rests with Mexican voters — and, to some extent, with U.S. President Donald Trump.

May 17 2018

Mexico central bank says hackers siphoned $15 million from five companies

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank said on Wednesday that a cyber attack had sucked around 300 million pesos ($15.33 million) in fraudulent transfers from five companies, but it was unclear how much thieves had managed to pull out in cash.

May 16 2018

NAFTA deal still possible from end-May onwards: Guajardo

MEXICO CITY Mexico's economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday that he would not rule out reaching a deal to agree a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from the end of the month onwards, even if it was not possible this week.

May 16 2018

Mexico independent presidential candidate quits; peso gains

MEXICO CITY Mexican independent candidate Margarita Zavala on Wednesday withdrew from the July 1 presidential election, potentially boosting the second-placed contender, a former colleague in the center-right National Action Party (PAN).

May 16 2018

Moderate earthquake triggers alarm in Mexico City, no damage reported

MEXICO CITY A moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico on Wednesday morning, the country's seismology service said, triggering alarms and evacuation procedures in the capital although there were no immediate reports of casualties.

May 16 2018

Mexican leftist frontrunner extends lead for presidency: poll

MEXICO CITY Mexican presidential frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador extended his lead to more than 12 points over his nearest rival ahead of the July 1 vote, according to a poll published on Tuesday.

May 15 2018

Mexico central bank to create cyber security unit after hack

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank said on Tuesday that it was creating a cyber security unit, following a hack on a domestic payments system at the end of April that affected Mexican banks.

May 15 2018

Mexican journalist gunned down in Gulf state of Tabasco

MEXICO CITY A Mexican journalist was killed on Tuesday in the southern state of Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico amid deepening violence in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

May 15 2018

Thieves suck millions out of Mexican banks in transfer heist

MEXICO CITY Thieves siphoned hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks, including No. 2 Banorte, by creating phantom orders that wired funds to bogus accounts and promptly withdrew the money, two sources close to the government's investigation said. Hackers sent hundreds of false orders to move amounts ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of pesos from banks including Banorte, to fake accounts in other banks, the sources said, and accomplices then emptied the accounts in cash withdrawals in dozens of branch offices.

May 14 2018

Mexico's central bank seen holding interest rate steady this week

MEXICO CITY Mexico's central bank is expected to hold its benchmark interest rate steady this week at a nine-year high after data showed the pace of consumer price gains easing, a Reuters survey showed on Monday.

May 14 2018

Mexican leftist Lopez Obrador opens 20-point lead in presidential poll

MEXICO CITY Mexican leftist presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has maintained the leading position in the race to win the July election, opening a 20-point lead ahead of his nearest competitor, a poll by newspaper El Financiero showed on Monday.

May 14 2018

U.S. bolsters Asia ballistic missile defense as Trump-Kim summit nears

YOKOSUKA, Japan The USS Milius, one of the U.S. Navy's most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defenses against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia.