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Pompeo meets next Mexican president, says Trump wants better ties

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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


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Mexican president-elect to launch public peace forums in August

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will begin a series of "popular consultations" next month for people to discuss his proposals to fight drug crime through negotiation and amnesties, the program coordinator said.

World, Mexico Jul 12 2018

Mexico's president-elect will cancel planned U.S. helicopter order

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would cancel the planned purchase of eight military helicopters from the United States as part of cost-cutting measures.

World, Mexico Jul 11 2018

Incoming Mexican president to seek negotiated peace in drug war

MEXICO CITY Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's transition team unveiled a plan on Friday to shake up the fight against crime, including reduced jail time but stiffer controls on weapons, as the country reels from a militarized drug war.

World, United Nations, Mexico Jul 07 2018

Mexico extradites key lieutenant of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' to U.S.

MEXICO CITY Mexico on Friday extradited to the United States a senior lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel drug gang formerly headed by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the attorney general's office said.

World, Mexico Jul 06 2018

Mexico's president-elect does not rule out medical opium sales: aide

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is not closed to the idea of selling opium for pharmaceutical use, a senior aide said on Wednesday, a sign of the deep changes the next government is considering in the war on drugs.

World, United Nations, Mexico Jul 04 2018

Pompeo to visit Mexican president-elect; discuss immigration, trade

MEXICO CITY U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Mexico on July 13 to meet President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and discuss immigration, trade, security and development, the U.S. and Mexican governments said on Tuesday. | Video

World, Mexico Jul 03 2018

In bloody drug war, Mexico's new leader may try negotiating

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico For the past 12 years, Mexico has fought violent drug gangs by deploying thousands of police, soldiers and intelligence officers to crack down on cartels and their leaders. | Video

World, United Nations, Mexico Jul 02 2018

In Tabasco, hometown friends of Mexico’s new president say: Remember your roots

TEPETITAN, Mexico Childhood friends, neighbors and early collaborators of Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, are celebrating their hometown hero's victory, but urged him to remember his roots and bring badly needed jobs to the country's impoverished south.

Jul 02 2018

Trump, Lopez Obrador discuss immigration, trade during first call

MEXICO CITY U.S. President Donald Trump and Mexico's next leader, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador discussed immigration, trade and security issues in a phone call on Monday, the two mavericks beginning a dialogue amid strained relations between the neighbors. | Video

World, Mexico Jul 02 2018

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