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Politics Jan 15Mexico says U.S. ‘fabricated’ drug trafficking accusations, released case files
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration "fabricated" drug trafficking accusations against his country's former defense minister and his government.
Politics Sep 03Mexico struggles with U.S. water debt, suggests U.N. audit
Mexico has fallen behind in the amount of water it must send north from its dams under a 1944 treaty, and is struggling to make up the shortfall by the Oct. 24 deadline.
Health Aug 11Global coronavirus cases top 20 million
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil.
World Jul 30Mexico to create drug purchasing agency amid shortages
Mexico's president says he is creating a central national purchasing agency for medicines, vaccines and medical equipment, amid persistent reports of shortages during and before the coronavirus pandemic.
World May 11Mexico authorizes military policing for 4 more years
Mexico's president has published a decree authorizing the armed forces to participate in civilian law enforcement for four more years, to March 2024.
Economy Apr 21U.S. pressures Mexico to reopen plants amid worker walkouts
The U.S. government is pressuring Mexico to reopen border assembly plants that are key to the U.S. supply chain, including defense contractors.
World Nov 05At least 9 U.S. citizens killed in cartel attack in north Mexico
Mexican Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said the attackers may have mistaken the group's large SUVs for those of rival gangs.
World Aug 30Mexico’s new drug war is more deadly than past violence
The number of homicides soared to near 35,000 last year, far more than the 27,000 homicides during the last drug war's peak in 2011.
World Jun 06Mexico plans border ‘unity’ rally amid tariff threat; arrests 2 migrant activists
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced a demonstration will be held Saturday to defend Mexico's "dignity" amid a looming threat from U.S. President Donald Trump, who has pledged to impose 5 percent tariffs on Mexican products unless the country prevents…
World May 31What Mexico has done to limit the tide of migrants
Trump says Mexico "can easily fix" the problem of immigration to the U.S. Here's a look at what Mexico has done so far to stem the tide of migrants.