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World Jun 09Mexico-US tariff deal: Questions, concerns for migration
Other than a vague reiteration of a joint commitment to promote development, security and growth in Central America, the agreement focuses almost exclusively on enforcement and says little about the root causes driving the surge in migrants seen in recent…
World May 31President Obrador says Mexico won’t react desperately to Trump’s tariff threat
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appears convinced that Trump just needed to be informed of all that Mexico has been doing to slow illegal migration.
Nation Nov 25US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence
Hundreds of migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after several tried to make it past fencing and wire separating the two countries.
World Oct 27‘We’re heading north!’ Migrants nix offer to stay in Mexico
Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States on Saturday.
World Oct 26Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop
Two weeks of walking have taken a toll on the caravan as they slowly march through Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state.
World Jul 03Mexico’s ruling party seeks way forward after drubbing
MEXICO CITY — The landslide victory by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico's presidential election brought an abrupt end to the monopoly on power enjoyed by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, a nearly century-long dominance that cultivated corruption along with an…
World Jul 02Update: Mexico’s ‘AMLO’ wins presidential vote
An exit poll gave an overwhelming lead to leftist populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday night, and one of his chief rivals conceded defeat shortly after polls closed nationwide.
World Jul 01Mexico elections center on disgust with corruption, violence
Mexicans were voting Sunday in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end politics and business as usual in a country weary of spiraling violence and scandal-plagued politicians.
World Apr 04Mexico gives caravan migrants transit visas as group begins to disperse
The Mexican government said in a statement late Tuesday that its immigration policy "is not subject to pressure," but noted the caravan "began to disperse by decision of the participants." It said 465 migrants had asked for transit visas and…
Politics Apr 03Migrant caravan halts in Mexico before last scheduled stop in journey toward U.S.
The caravan that once numbered 1,150 or more people halted days ago in the town of Matias Romero in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca. Most are unlikely to move again until Wednesday or Thursday.