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Migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants and refugees that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.
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US, Mexico, Canada agree on new trade pact to replace NAFTA

Negotiators from Canada and the United States went down to the wire but were able to reach an agreement on a new free trade pact that will include Mexico, the governments announced late on Sunday night.
Mariachi musicians at Plaza Garibaldi hours after unknown assailants attacked with rifles [Gustavo Graf-Reuters]

Five die after shootout at Mexico City’s Garibaldi Plaza

Five people have died after a shootout at Mexico City's Garibaldi Plaza, a tourist hotspot known for its mariachis.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto gives his sixth and final State of the Nation message, at the National Palace in Mexico City on September 3, 2018. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1, after winning a landslide victory in Mexico's July elections. / AFP PHOTO / Ronaldo SCHEMIDT

Mexico’s unpopular president defends record in parting shot

Mexico's deeply unpopular President Enrique Pena Nieto defended his record in his final state of the nation address Monday, touting his reforms as "transcendental" even as he acknowledged his tainted legacy.
Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference at the party's headquarters in Mexico City on July 14, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - PEDRO PARDO

Mexico’s Lopex Obrador floats idea of new relationship in letter to Donald Trump

Mexico's incoming president on Sunday said he had floated the idea of a new relationship between the neighboring countries in a letter to US President Donald Trump.
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Mexico president-elect shuns guards, asks ‘people’ for protection

Mexican President-elect Andres Obrador left the country’s national palace in the front passenger seat of a white Volkswagen Jetta, swarmed by hundreds of jubilant supporters including one waving a live rooster.

Mexican journalist beaten to death in Tamaulipas

A journalist with the national newspaper Excelsior has been killed in Mexico, the sixth media worker murdered in the country this year and third this month.

Mexico slams Donald Trump for calling migrants ‘animals’

Mexico lashed out Thursday at US President Donald Trump for saying that some migrants are "animals," calling the statement "absolutely unacceptable."

US ambassador to Mexico steps down

The US ambassador to Mexico stepped down Friday after announcing her resignation in March, setting up a delicate transition period at a time of sharp tension between the two neighbors.

Angela Merkel, Mexico’s Pena Nieto hail benefits of free trade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who both face trade tensions with US President Donald Trump, on Sunday praised an EU-Mexico deal to boost economic ties.

Catholic priest murdered while hearing confessions

A Roman Catholic priest has been murdered in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco, the second priest killed within four days in the country.

Mexico’s Pena Nieto cancels US visit after ‘heated call’ on border wall

A planned visit by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to the White House has been called off after a heated phone exchange with US President Donald Trump, US media reported.

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people.

Mexican helicopter crashes near earthquake epicentre

Two people have been killed after a helicopter crashed while surveying the damage from a powerful earthquake in Mexico.

25,339 murdered in Mexico in one year

Mexico has beaten its record of homicides, with 25 per cent more murders recorded last year. There were 25,339 murders across the drug-ravaged country in 2017, the highest annual tally since modern records began, government data showed.

Panama extradites ex-Mexican Governor Roberto Borge accused of corruption

A former state governor for Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, was extradited on Thursday from Panama to Mexico, where he would face corruption charges, Mexico’s attorney general’s office and secretary of external relations said on Thursday.

Mexican photojournalist found dead after kidnapping

A photojournalist who received threats over his work has been found dead in northern Mexico a day after he was kidnapped, officials said Friday, making him the 11th journalist killed in the country this year.

One week on, jittery Mexico far from coming to grips with quake

A week after an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, a shaken Mexico was torn Tuesday between trying to get back to normal and keeping up an increasingly hopeless search for survivors.

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