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Gunmen kill 13 at Veracruz bar in one of worst Mexican slayings this year

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MEXICO CITY Gunmen shot dead 13 people at a bar in the city of Minatitlan in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said on Friday, in one of the worst slayings to hit Mexico since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office.


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Artist Ai Weiwei takes aim at state violence in Mexico with Legos

MEXICO CITY Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveiled a new installation in Mexico that tells the story of 43 students likely massacred five years ago in a case that exposed government stonewalling and complicity in abuses, a frequent theme for the dissident artist. | Video

World, Arts, Mexico Apr 13 2019

Trump says he will have to call up more military at U.S.-Mexico border

SAN ANTONIO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have to mobilize more of the military at the U.S. border with Mexico after listening to stories about migrants crossing the border from people attending a Republican fundraiser. | Video

New NAFTA deal 'in trouble', bruised by elections, tariff rows

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA More than six months after the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed a new deal to govern more than $1 trillion in regional trade, the chances of the countries ratifying the pact this year are receding.

World, Mexico Apr 07 2019

Trump threatens closure of U.S.-Mexico border next week to stem asylum surge

WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, Fla. President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week, potentially disrupting millions of legal border crossings and billions of dollars in trade, if Mexico does not stop immigrants from reaching the United States. | Video

Mexico president says illegal immigration to U.S. 'not up to us'

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday tackling illegal immigration is an issue chiefly for the United States and Central America to address, as a senior Mexican official called U.S. policy on migration "bipolar." | Video

Mexico, World Mar 28 2019

Convicted drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman seeks new trial

NEW YORK Lawyers for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican crime lord known as El Chapo, on Tuesday said his drug smuggling conviction should be set aside and a new trial ordered, because juror misconduct deprived him of his constitutional right to a fair trial.

World, Mexico Mar 26 2019

Mexican president says state was main violator of human rights

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday the state had in the past been the main violator of human rights in the country, as he blamed violence and disappearances on his predecessors' "neo-liberal" economic policies.

World, Mexico Mar 25 2019

For asylum seekers in Mexico, U.S. judge asks, 'How does the court serve them?'

SAN DIEGO/EL PASO A U.S. judge on Wednesday questioned how the government would be able to properly attend to Central American asylum seekers forced to live in Mexico while their claims are processed, on the same day the government expanded the program to El Paso.

World, U.S., Mexico Mar 21 2019

Asylum seekers returned from Mexico plead to stay in U.S.

TIJUANA, Mexico/SAN DIEGO Three asylum seekers due to be returned to Mexico after appearing in U.S. immigration court on Tuesday asked officials to let them stay in the United States because they feared for their safety while waiting out the process in Mexico.

World, U.S., Mexico Mar 19 2019

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