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U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels


CHICAGO U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday. | Video

U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

CHICAGO The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Mexico will set up a joint team based in Chicago to target Mexican drug cartels, their leaders, and finances, officials said on Wednesday.

Aug 15 2018

Mysterious manatee deaths in Mexican wetlands spurs quest for answers

MACUSPANA, Mexico In the swampy wetlands of southern Mexico, officials and researchers are struggling to explain the deaths of dozens of manatees, the chubby marine mammals once confused with mermaids by ancient mariners. | Video

Aug 15 2018

Mexico offers $1.6 million for information leading to drug lord's arrest

MEXICO CITY Mexico is offering a 30 million pesos ($1.56 million) reward for information leading to the arrest of drug lord Nemesio Oseguera whose cartel is blamed for driving heroin shipments to the United States, the attorney general said on Wednesday.

Aug 15 2018

Mexico sets sugar export quota to the United States

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government said on Wednesday it has set a sugar export quota to the United States of 750,876.9 tonnes for the cycle that runs from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019.

Aug 15 2018

Mexico's Lopez Obrador pledges more than $11 billion for refineries

MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his administration will invest more than $11 billion to boost refining capacity in order to curb growing fuel imports.

Aug 13 2018

Mexican judge says probe into 2014 killings inadequate: rights center

MEXICO CITY A Mexican judge said the country's attorney general has not "exhaustively, adequately and effectively" investigated the extrajudicial executions of 22 people allegedly committed by the military in 2014, a human rights organization said on Sunday.

Aug 12 2018

Rising U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico capped by pipe delays

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico hit all-time highs this month, but a slower-than-expected build out of pipelines inside Mexico has kept increases far below available capacity at the border.

Aug 10 2018

Police choppers thump over Mexico City as drug crime rises

MEXICO CITY Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital.  | Video

Aug 10 2018

Mexico's next president chooses unarmed lawyers, doctors, engineers to guard him

MEXICO CITY Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he will abandon the secret service-style protection used by his predecessor in favor of a security detail of 20 unarmed men and women, including lawyers, doctors and engineers.

Aug 10 2018

American Tower feud 'not positive' for Mexico's TV Azteca, Fitch says

MEXICO CITY Credit ratings agency Fitch voiced concerns on Thursday that TV Azteca's legal battle with American Tower Corp was "not positive or favorable" for the Mexican broadcaster's credit profile, two days after Reuters reported the lawsuit.

Aug 09 2018

Graft charges dismissed against former union leader in Mexico

MEXICO CITY Corruption charges pursued by Mexico's outgoing government against Elba Esther Gordillo, the politically connected ex-leader of the country's most powerful teachers union, have been dismissed, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

Aug 08 2018

Mexican president-elect asks Ciudad Juarez violence victims to forgive

CIUDAD JUAREZ Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's launched his first "peace forum" on Tuesday in the northern border town of Ciudad Juarez, aiming to convince victims of the region's entrenched drug war violence to embrace forgiveness.

Aug 07 2018

Magic to face Bulls, Jazz in Mexico City in December

The Orlando Magic will face the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz in a pair of games in Mexico City this December, the NBA announced Tuesday.

Aug 07 2018

Eleven U.S. passengers sue Aeromexico over plane crash

CHICAGO Eleven U.S. passengers who survived an Aeromexico crash in the northern Mexican state of Durango on July 31 filed lawsuits against the airline in Chicago on Monday, according to a statement by Chicago-based attorneys Corboy & Demetrio.

Aug 07 2018

AT&T, Telefonica bids win Mexican spectrum auction

MEXICO CITY Bids by telecommunications firms AT&T and Telefonica won 120 MHz of radioelectric spectrum in the 2500-2690 MHz frequency band that can be used for wireless services, Mexico's telecommunications regulator, IFT, said on Monday.

Aug 06 2018

Walmex says Mexico same-store sales rose 5.9 percent in July

MEXICO CITY Mexico's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart de Mexico , said on Monday that same-store sales in Mexico rose 5.9 percent in July.

Aug 06 2018

Mexico auto exports dip on U.S. sales; production hit by floods

MEXICO CITY Mexican automobile exports, excluding those made by Nissan, fell 5.5 percent in July year-on-year on weaker U.S. sales, while output for the month fell 3.7 percent, partially due to flooding at a Honda plant, auto industry association AMIA said on Monday.

Aug 06 2018

Mexico troops find 150 Central Americans in back of truck

MEXICO CITY Some 150 Central American migrants, including 62 children, were found inside the back of trailer when the vehicle was stopped at a highway checkpoint, the Mexican government said on Saturday.

Aug 04 2018

Eleven found killed in Mexico border town ahead of president-elect's visit

CIUDAD JUAREZ Eleven bodies were discovered on Friday in a Mexican town close to the U.S. border, days before president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is due to visit for a series of forums seeking to stem the violence in the country.

Aug 03 2018

Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of North Korean leader

KUALA LUMPUR A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them.