Mexico

US, Mexico take "important steps" even as Trump voices indifference

Top US and Mexican diplomatic and security officials met on Thursday in Mexico City, as President Donald Trump in Washington expressed ambivalence about relations with the United States' southern neighbour.

Trump blasts Mexico as top diplomat holds talks in Mexico City

US President Donald Trump expressed ambivalence about the US relationship with Mexico as he blasted the country Thursday for what he claims is an unfair trade relationship.

Trump border wall plans push Mexico to seek new trading partners

Mexico will pursue trade agreements with other nations following threats by US President Donald Trump to tax its exports to the United States, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray has told dpa.

Thousands of Mexicans protest to demand respect from Trump

Thousands of Mexicans protested across the country Sunday against the policies US President Donald Trump has promised to roll out against them.

Mexico cartel power struggle sets off wave of violence, 140 dead

A power struggle roiling the Sinaloa drugs cartel since the arrest of its leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has left 140 people dead in 2017, daily La Jornada reported Friday, citing Mexican government sources.

EU, Mexico to speed up trade talks as prospects with Trump dwindle

The European Union and Mexico will speed up negotiations to update an existing free trade agreement for a more far-reaching deal, the European Commission said Wednesday.

Israel's Netanyahu: Fence comment not about US-Mexico border wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doubled down Tuesday on his claim that a tweet about Israel's security fence with Egypt was not a show of support for a US-Mexico border wall.

Richest man in Mexico tells Mexicans not to fear Trump

Mexican telecommunications billionaire Carlos Slim sought to assure his compatriots that US President Donald Trump is "no Terminator" but rather a wily negotiator.

Mexico: Trump, Pena Nieto agree to keep mum on wall payment

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call to not publicly discuss the contentious issue of who will pay for a wall to be built on the border between their countries' borders, Pena Nieto's office says.

Trump to seek tax on Mexican imports to pay for border wall

US President Donald Trump supports a "means to tax imports" from Mexico to pay for his planned wall along the southern US border, the White House said Thursday, after a planned meeting with his Mexican counterpart was called off.

Mexican President Pena Nieto cancels White House meeting with Trump

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto cancelled a planned meeting with Donald Trump next week in Washington as the new US president clung to his demand that Mexico pay for his planned border wall.

Trump threatens to cancel meeting with Mexican president

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threw a scheduled meeting next week into doubt over Mexico's opposition to his planned wall along their shared border.

Mexican president condemns Trump's border wall order

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto late Wednesday slammed his US counterpart Donald Trump's decision to order a barrier to be built along the length of the Mexican border.

Trump signs order to begin border wall construction

US President Donald Trump signed an order Wednesday to push forward the construction of a wall along the Mexican border as he advances his campaign pledges to crack down on illegal immigration.

What are Trump's plans for the US-Mexican border?

US President Donald Trump has long promised to construct a wall along the US-Mexican border, around a third of which is currently secured by fences and blockades.

Trump expected to order building of Mexican border wall

US President Donald Trump is expected to order the building of a wall along the Mexican border on Wednesday, fulfilling one of his key campaign pledges.

Mexico draws 'red lines' for negotiations with the US

US President Donald Trump's call for a border wall and any significant watering down of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are non-starters for Mexico, the country's economy minister said Tuesday.

Mexican drug baron 'El Chapo' pleads 'not guilty' in US court

The world's most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, pleaded not guilty in a New York court Friday to charges including running a criminal enterprise and other drug trafficking related crimes, US media reported.

Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman extradited to US

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera was extradited to the United States Thursday, Mexico's Foreign Ministry said.

Five killed in shooting in Mexico after music festival

A shooting early Monday at a Mexican beach disco where people had gathered at the end of a music festival killed five people and injured 15, according to police.

Mexico's economy minister may give Trump a taste of his own medicine

Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Friday that he is preparing for any future negotiations with Donald Trump by studying the US president-elect's own book.

Minister: Mexico will neither fight nor submit to Trump's US

Mexico will take the high road in dealings with the United States in the Trump era, Mexico's new foreign minister said Monday, choosing dialogue over conflict with or "submission" to its neighbour to the north.

Arrest made in shooting of US diplomat in Mexico

A man suspected of shooting a US diplomat in Mexico has been captured, Mexican and US officials said Sunday.

US diplomat wounded by shooting in Mexico

Mexican and US officials were seeking information about a gunman who wounded a US diplomat in Mexico, the consulate in the western city of Guadalajara said Saturday.

US Congress makes Trump's victory official despite protests

Donald Trump's presidential election victory was certified by the US Congress on Friday despite efforts by a handful of Democratic lawmakers and private protesters objecting to the result.

"NO WAY!" Trump says of Toyota plans to build plant in Mexico

US president-elect Donald Trump on Thursday denounced Japanese carmaker Toyota's plans to build a new factory in Mexico and export cars built there to the United States.

Fire breaks out on oil platform in Gulf of Mexico - no one injured

A major fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of the US state of Louisiana, the US Coastguard reported Thursday.

Mexican politician protests in Trump Tower against border wall

A Mexican politician and activist protested Wednesday in Trump Tower against president-elect Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Ford to cancel 1.6-billion-dollar plant in Mexico, expand US plant

Ford Motor Company on Tuesday cancelled plans to build a 1.6-billion-dollar plant in Mexico and said instead it would invest 700 million dollars into a plant in Michigan.

At least 31 killed in explosions at Mexican fireworks market

A string of explosions at a fireworks market in Mexico have killed at least 31 people and injured more than 70 others, media reports said on Wednesday.

Mexico's central bank: "Trump is no longer a category 5 hurricane"

US president-elect Donald Trump is no longer a "category 5 hurricane," the head of Mexico's central bank said in a Friday interview.

Mexican parliament rejects nationwide legalization of gay marriage

The Mexican parliament has rejected Wednesday a government initiative to legalize gay marriage nationwide.

Mexico pledges ongoing friendship with the US after Trump victory

In the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, Mexico's leaders on Wednesday reaffirmed their country's partnership with its neighbour to the North.

Mexico says it wants to hand "El Chapo" over to US by early next year

Mexico wants to deliver drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States by January or February, Mexican National Security Commissioner Renato Sales Heredia told broadcaster Televisa on Friday.

Ambassador proposes opening Croatian embassy in Mexico

Croatia's Ambassador to Washington, Josko Paro, has said during a visit to Mexico that he will ask Croatian authorities to open an embassy in that Latin American country because covering it from the USA hampers closer cooperation and a more careful following of events in that country.

World's first "three-parent baby" born in Mexico

The world's first child conceived using so-called "three-parent baby" reproductive technology has been born in Mexico under the supervision of a US medical team, New Scientist said on Tuesday.

Mexican president to UN: "No barrier" can stop migration

Barriers cannot stop the movement of migrants and the fusion of cultures, said Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the United Nations on Monday.

Tens of thousands protest against gay marriage in Mexico

Ten of thousands of people across Mexico have Saturday taken part in protests against a government plan to legalize same-sex marriage.

Mexico's new finance minister: US-Mexican border wall not in budget

Mexico's new finance minister said on Thursday a wall along the US-Mexican border, proposed by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, will not be part of the state budget.

Mexican finance minister resigns after Trump visit

Mexico's Finance Minister Luis Videgaray has resigned following a controversial visit by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, the ministry said on Wednesday.

"I did it for Mexico," president says of meeting with Trump

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has rejected criticism of his controversial meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump insists Mexico will pay for wall, slams illegal immigrants

Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial hard-line policy proposals on illegal immigration and border security Wednesday in a tough-talking speech unlikely to broaden his appeal to moderate voters.

Trump meets with Mexican president ahead of immigration policy speech

Following a hastily arranged meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City, Donald Trump on Wednesday praised Mexican-Americans while calling it a "sovereign right" for a country to secure its border, even with a wall.

Kidnapped son of top Mexican cartel boss "El Chapo" set free

The kidnapped son of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been set free, according to a media report.

"El Chapo" takes another hit as son kidnapped in cartel war

A son of Mexico's top cartel boss is among six kidnapped in a brazen abduction, which may signal a new power struggle among organized crime groups.

Mexico resort kidnap victims were cartel members, authorities say

Six people abducted from a restaurant in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta were believed to be members of the Sinaloa drugs cartel, authorities said Tuesday.

10 people abducted from Mexico restaurant in suspected gang crime

Mexican authorities were investigating the kidnapping overnight of at least 10 people from a restaurant in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta, in an incident Monday believed to be linked to organized crime.

Tennis player Ivo Karlovic wins ATP tournament in Los Cabos

Croatian tennis player Ivo Karlovic has won the ATP tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico, by beating Felician Lopez of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-2.

At least 38 dead after tropical storm triggers landslides in Mexico

At least 38 people are dead in eastern Mexico after tropical storm Earl brought heavy rains and triggered landslides, officials said Sunday.

Ford recalls 830,000 vehicles because doors could open while driving

US carmaker Ford has recalled approximately 830,000 vehicles in the US and Mexico due to a fastening defect with their doors, the company said Thursday.

Mexico, Canada to work with next US president, despite Trump worries

The leaders of Mexico and Canada express willingness to work with whomever is the next leader of the US, even as they have deep reservations about policies advocated by Republican Donald Trump.

Mexico authorizes US extradition for drug boss "El Chapo"

Accused cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's extradition to the United States to face drug trafficking charges has been approved, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Mexico refinery explosion death toll rises to 24

The death toll in an explosion at a petrochemicals plant in eastern Mexico has risen to 24, the newspaper El Universal reported Thursday citing the government and industry sources.

3 dead in Mexico oil refinery explosion

Three people were killed and 136 were injured Wednesday in an explosion at an oil facility in the south-east Mexican state of Veracruz, the state-owned oil company PEMEX said.

Mexicans shooting documentary on Croatia's bronze-winning national football team

A group of Mexican film directors is shooting a documentary on the Croatian bronze-winning national football team, aimed at showing that a passion for football can be important in the creation of national identity.

10 dead in police raid on Mexican criminal gang

A Mexican police operation against a suspected criminal group on the US border left 10 people dead on Sunday, authorities said.

Mexican finance minister: Mexico will not pay for Trump's wall

Mexico's finance minister on Thursday shot down the suggestion from US presidential candidate Donald Trump that Mexico would pay for a wall to block illegal immigration into the United States.

Last stop for pope, and for many migrants, is Mexico's Ciudad Juarez

Pope Francis on Wednesday will visit the Mexican city once considered the most violent in the world: Ciudad Juarez on the Mexico-US border.

In Chiapas, pope condemns "oppression" of indigenous peoples

Pope Francis Monday condemned the oppression and exclusion of indigenous peoples and the plundering of their natural resources in a mass held before 100,000 people in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

Pope Francis preaches before hundreds of thousands near Mexico City

Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of Catholic worshippers not to lose joy or hope on Sunday as he celebrated the second mass of his Mexican visit on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Pope Francis decries inequality, corruption in Mexico

Pope Francis decried inequality and corruption during his first full day in Mexico, where he was greeted Saturday by top government officials and wildly cheering throngs of spectators.

Pope lands in Mexico for first visit

Pope Francis landed in the Mexican capital late Friday for his first visit to the predominantly Catholic country.

More than 50 dead in Mexican prison riot

A prison riot in Monterrey, Mexico, has left 52 people dead and a dozen injured, officials said Thursday.

Sean Penn regrets "El Chapo" interview didn't spark drug discussion

The actor Sean Penn admitted to a "terrible regret" that his controversial Rolling Stone interview with Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman did not spur a discussion on the US' war on narcotics trafficking.

Extradition of drug boss "El Chapo" could take at least a year

The extradition of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States could take at least a year, Mexican legal authorities said Monday.

Sean Penn under pressure after meeting Mexican crime boss

Hollywood actor Sean Penn has found himself under pressure from the United States and Mexico after he did an exclusive, clandestine interview with fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Sean Penn met with fugitive Mexican crime boss Guzman

Hollywood actor Sean Penn got an exclusive, clandestine interview with fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman before his capture, Rolling Stone magazine reported.

Mexican officials to pursue "El Chapo" extradition to US

Mexican authorities stand ready to extradite newly recaptured drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, the attorney general's office announced Saturday.

Mexican drug boss "El Chapo" back behind bars

Half a year after his brazen escape from a high security prison, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was once again behind bars Saturday

Fugitive drug lord "El Chapo" recaptured, Mexican president says

Fugitive drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known by the nickname "El Chapo," has been recaptured six months after a brazen prison break, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday.