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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.
World Apr 25Mexico’s crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes
For months, Central Americans have banded together in caravans and employed a 'safety in numbers' strategy, although efforts to discourage the large groups now have migrants wandering woods, swamps and rail lines in small bands of one or two dozen,…
World Feb 12After El Chapo conviction, Sinaloa drug cartel carries on
Heaping bags of fentanyl and plastic tubs of crystal meth, heroin and cocaine offer no sign that the cartel has been weakened, lost sway over its traditional territory in northwestern Mexico or seen its international reach curtailed.
World Jan 20Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash
Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people.
World Dec 04Mexico’s ‘common man’ president pledges end to secrecy
Mexico's newly inaugurated president kicked off his first Monday in office with something not seen in recent history — a news conference and a pledge to hold one every working day of his six-year term to keep the people informed.
World Oct 24Migrants set out anew on quest to reach distant U.S. border
The size of the caravan — estimated by the United Nations at more than 7,000 strong — seemed basically undiminished as the throng set out in darkness cut by occasional flashlights or the spotlights of municipal police who were escorting…
World Oct 21Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 resumes advance toward US
Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico.
World Oct 20Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants cross
A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and…